The EZA Top 100 Videogames!

  • @Axel That's why i have a Qucklink list in the second post, so you can get to the positions qucik without scrolling through all the stuff, i would like to have all in one thread tbh!

  • Wow, good work dude. Now I'm sad I didn't submit myself. I look forward to seeing the full list. You are doing a great service.

  • @Exist-2-Inspire Awesome work! Just so I know, I sent mine through on the last day, did it get in okay? If not, no worries, but I thought I'd check!

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    94. Crash Team Racing (1999) - 60 Points - 5 Votes - Highest Vote: #7 BlazingBahamut

    Developer: Naughty Dog
    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
    Genre: Racing
    Platform(s): PlayStation

    Crash Team Racing (CTR) is a kart racing game a la Mario Kart, featuring popular characters from the Crash Bandicoot series of games - Crash, Coco, Neo Cortex, N. Gin, Penta Penguin, Polar, Pura, Papu Papu, Komodo Joe, Pinstripe, Tiny, Dingodile, Ripper Roo, Fake Crash and N. Tropy.

    The player can race a full storyboard game as any one of the characters, fighting to beat the ultimate (and cheating) racer from another planet, Nitrous Oxide, who wants to turn the Earth into a car park. Each of the main races are against 7 other AI competitors, with 5 "boss" races against a single boss character.

    To help you along your way are a whole bunch of weapons, ranging from missiles and rolling bombs to booby-trapped TNT crates and the leader-seeking orb.There are also a few arcade modes, sub-games and battle games against up to 4 other players.

    Other Votes: Lotias (24.), Sentinel Beach (19.), jipostus (25.), Billy (20.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    93. Papers, Please (2013) - 60 Points - 3 Votes - Highest Vote: #3 Bard91

    Developer: 3909
    Publisher: 3909
    Genre: Puzzle
    Platform(s): Microsoft WIndows, Linux, iOS

    Papers Please is a simulation game based on the life of a immigration inspector charged with checking passports at the border of a fictional communist state, Arztoska. The game is set after the conclusion of a six year war with neighboring Kolechia, the war has moved the combatants boarded and left the city of Greznin split. Kolechia controls the west and Arztoska the east. The game begins with the player being selected for border duty in Arztoska's monthly labor lottery. He (the player character is unnamed) and his family are relocated to the city of Greznin.

    Gameplay takes the form of checking the documents of people wishing to cross the border. Initially this is a task of making sure that no documents are expired or that cities and countries where the documents come from are real. However, as events such as the deterioration of relations with neighboring powers and terrorist attacks on the border, take place the D.O.I. (Department of Immigration) require documents to become more complicated. The player will have to juggle checking, crosschecking and rechecking supplemental IDs, work permits, vaccination records, and more. Complications can include anything from simple misspellings to changing heights, or circumstances that require strip searches.

    Other Votes: Joetown (25.), Ringedwithtile (5.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    92. Kingdom Hearts II (2005) - 61 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #10 jsackel

    Developer: Square Enix
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Genre: Action role-playing
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 (as HD remaster)

    Sora, Donald, and Goofy are back in the third installment (second for PS2) of the Kingdom Hearts series, continuing where Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories left off. The trio awakens from their sleep and goes to Twilight Town. When the game begins, you will first have control over a boy name Roxas who wields a dual-Keyblade. He is trying to enjoy the remainder of his summer vacation with his friends but he keeps having flash-backs of someone else's memories. When he meets up with Sora, the two learns they have a special connection with one another. Afterwards, the group will continue their search for King Mickey and Riku. This time, they will travel to new worlds and work with various characters from the Disney and Final Fantasy universes. This includes worlds from not only Disney's animated movies but other movies as well like Pirates of the Caribbean and TRON.

    In Kingdom Hearts II, Sora and his friends will battle various enemies including the Heartless from Kingdom Hearts, but also a group of enemies called Nobodies. Nobodies are "nonexistent beings" who are under the control of Organization XIII - a group of 13 members in black coats that Sora and his friends have reduced down to just half. Gameplay is very similar to Kingdom Hearts: the player controls Sora with Donald and Goofy helping with their magic and attacks. Sora can use various magic powers as well as use Summon which will call upon the aid of special Disney characters that will temporarily fight alongside him. A new feature of combat are "Reaction Commands". Some enemies will leave themselves open during attacks, and if the player presses the Reaction Command button when prompted Sora will take advantage of the situation, either turning an enemy's attack against them, striking from a defenseless side for extra damage, or avoiding an otherwise unavoidable attack.

    Other Votes: naltmank (13.), FF7Cloud (24.), Brannox (16.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    So glad Crash Team Racing were on the list! I got so many fun memories with this game as multiplayer on my PS1 with friends. I really deserves to be on here! :sunglasses:

  • Lol this list is SOOO not going the direction I expected so far.

  • @Lotias Yes! And not only that, it was incredible to see a good campaign in such a fun racer, boss battles and all. And then you had those extra tasks within races to earn relics and tokens to unlock the true ending... So good!

  • @TokyoSlim haha what did you expect? :D

  • Yeah, CTR! My first on the list. But shouldn't there be reading 5 votes instead of 4?

  • FFFFFFFFFF YEEEEEEAAAAAHHHHHH Papers Please made it @Ringedwithtile and @Joetown you guys know what is up!!!

    I'll never stop saying it Papers Please is legit one of the best games ever, and the probably one of the best artistic achivements of the medium. I really thought it was not going to make it, and it is nowhere near where I think it should be, but oh well, at least it is in there.

  • Another batch of games I've never played, but I'm so glad to see such diversity in genres and "fame". Half of these games would never make the Top 100 list of any regular videogame publication, because they're too "small" or niche, but it's obvious we've been voting with our hearts here, not just for big names (although I fully expect the top 50 to be much more traditional in that sense).

    Adding Papers, Please next to Transistor on my list of EZA recommended games to play!

  • @Sentinel-Beach you're right, thanks, i fixed it!

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    @Axel Yeah thats why I like this list morethan a "normal" list. We really could go for what WE liked and I expect more "odd" games to show up, even though Im guessing towards the top there will be some Final Fantasy and Metal Gear Solid games.

  • I'm really happy that I have the honor of backing up Crash Team Racing the most for this TOP 100 list, a lot of thanks also to @Lotias, @Sentinel-Beach, @jipostus and @Billy for also nominating this true kart racing GEM!

    But I'm actually also a little disappointed it only sits at 94, this game deserves an incredible amount of praise, I still play it regularly even in 2016, even the graphics hold up for me, it has aged like fine wine, which is really impressive considering it is a Playstation 1-era game!!

    I can't say much about 93) Papers, Please, I have never heard about it before, but I'm gonna check it out for sure.

    And last but not least, 92) Kingdom Hearts II, I'm also surprised it only got spot 92), but that is my fault as well, I was expecting a lot of EZA votes for this one, and it didn't make my TOP 30 list, but it absolutely deserves to be here, good job @jsackel !

  • 94.Crash Team Racing
    Don't care.

    93.Papers, Please
    Got it in a Humble Bundle, not for me.

    92.Kingdom Hearts II
    Great action RPG that mixes FF with Disney, sadly the series got too convoluted with spin offs that I completely lost track and interest, and 3 still hasn't been released yet.

  • Again missed the boat for Crash and Kingdom hearts, so don't care about them, but I still understand why people would like them. I passed over Papers please, and I'm really surprised that it left so big of an impact on some of you. Still waiting for a game that I actually played and liked...

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    91. Life is Strange (2015) - 62 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #8 Brandon_Reister

    Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Genre: Graphic Adventure
    Platform(s): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XBOX One, XBOX, 360, Microsoft Windows, Linux, OS X

    Life Is Strange is an episodic graphic adventure video game developed by Dontnod Entertainment and published by Square Enix. It is available for Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, and consists of five episodes released periodically throughout 2015.

    The game's plot focuses on Maxine Caulfield, a photography student who discovers that she has the ability to rewind time at any moment, leading her every choice to enact the butterfly effect. After having foreseen an approaching storm, Max must take on the responsibility to prevent it from destroying her town. The player's actions will adjust the narrative as it unfolds, and reshape it once allowed to travel back in time. Fetch quests and making environmental changes represent the forms of puzzle solving in addition to using branching choices for conversation.

    Other Votes: Nillend (29.), Haru17 (14.), Joetown (12.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    90. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (2004) - 63 Points - 3 Votes - Highest Vote: #1 Divinity

    Developer: Level-5
    Publisher: Square Enix
    Genre: RPG
    Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Nintendo 3DS, iOS, Android

    The court jester Dhoulmagus of the kingdom of Trodain stole a powerful magical scepter sealed beneath the royal castle. Using the power of the scepter, Dhoulmagus destroyed the castle, placed a curse upon the kingdom and its people, and turned King Trode into a troll and the princess into a horse. A sole surviving castle guard journeys with the king, the princess, a reformed bandit named Yangus and a few other companions in search of the evil jester and a way to break the curse.

    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King is a traditional Japanese-style role-playing game with random enemy encounters, simple turn-based combat mechanics, and management of a party consisting of four characters, each belonging to a clearly defined class. Unlike its predecessors in the series and most Japanese RPGs in general, the game features a continuous world with fairly vast landscapes and integrated towns and dungeons, as opposed to world map traveling and locations represented by icons. The game features full camera rotation and optional first-person view. Like in the previous Dragon Quest games, many objects can be interacted with; for example, barrels can be physically lifted, carried, and broken, to reveal items hidden within.

    Other Votes: BlazingBahamut (15.), Tokyo Slim (14.),

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    89. Star Fox 64 (1997) - 64 Points - 4 Votes - Highest Vote: #8 FF7Cloud, Oscillator

    Developer: Nintendo
    Publisher: Nintendo
    Genre: Rail/scrolling shooter
    Platform(s): Nintendo 64

    Fox McCloud returns to once again rid evil from the Lylat System in this 64-bit remake of the SNES hit.

    The main aim of the game is to fly your Arwing through many levels of deadly enemies and huge end bosses with three wingmen (Slippy Toad, Peppy Hare, and Falco Lombardi) following to help you out. Every once in a while, you will also use the Blue Marine submarine and the Landmaster tank. The 15 levels range from forward scrolling levels (much like Panzer Dragoon or some elements of Star Wars Arcade) to full 3D arenas, each with a certain goal to achieve or boss to destroy. The bigger your frags are at the end of each level determines which direction you take on the universe tree, which is split into three levels: easy, medium, and hard. All three link back to the end for the final level. Multiplayer modes are also included, allowing four people to battle in Arwings, or if you complete every objective in the single player missions, they can battle on-foot, where the four main characters run around with laser cannons.

    Other Votes: TechnoRage1127 (28.), jasackel (16.)

    Gameplay on Youtube

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    @Nillend Yeah I think stuff in this list also are nostalgia and "being at the right place at the right time". I havnt played papers please either, but people seem to really like it! Don't really feel like picking it up though

  • @Lotias I feel you.
    @Exist-2-Inspire I'm pretty sure that star fox 64 isn't from 2015. Unless you meant Star fox zero.

    Also, LIFE IS STRANGE!!!! Woooooooooo!!!! Really glad this game made it. Definitely worth playing.

  • I'm very glad to see many taking an interest into Papers Please, definitively consider looking it.

    I was very skeptical when I looked into it, but it really presents an experience the likes of which are rare in video games, and everything in the game works together in an amazing way. I can also say that an event in the game resulted in the most powerful emotional outburst I've had with any games, movies, books, etc. If you let yourself into the situation the game presents you are not gonna regret it

    Besides the game is like 10$, and shouldn't take more than 10 hours to get a few of the endings.

    For the last games

    Life is Strange:

    i didn't think of it for my list, but I maybe should have added it, really liked it despite its shortcomings.

    Dragon Quest VIII

    meh, I didn't finish it, but I was close to it, it was fun but I'll never go back to it, and probably won't touch other DQ games (other than heroes), the world feels to empty and unreal for me to get into it.

    Star Fox 64

    I wouldn't put it too high, so I guess it is ok at this spot.