The EZA Top 100 Videogames!



  • I got 15/30 of my games on the list. The ones missing are bolded:

    1. The Last of Us
    2. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    3. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    4. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    6. Red Dead Redemption
    7. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
    8. Tekken 3
    9. Resident Evil 4
    10. Doom
    11. Tales from the Borderlands: Season 1
    12. Grand Theft Auto V
    13. Final Fantasy VII
    14. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    15. The Walking Dead: Season 1
    16. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
    17. Batman: Arkham City
    18. Assassin’s Creed II
    19. Crash Team Racing
    20. God of War
    21. Spider-Man
    22. Hitman: Blood Money
    23. Infamous
    24. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
    25. Shadow of the Colossus
    26. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    27. BioShock Infinite
    28. Vigilante 8
    29. Turrican II: The Final Fight
    30. Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction

    I'm really happy to see my number one right there with the silver medal, The Last of Us is truly something else completely.

    What I don't understand is the absence of Resident Evil 4 entirely in the Top 100. The status it holds in the gaming world is extremely high and well-regarded, and, you know, it's just a super great game in general. Oh man. And to think that even something like CoD 4 made the list makes this even more baffling.

    And on a more personal note: I guess I can keep the treasure that is PoP: The Sands of Time all to myself to enjoy. Love it so much. The way the story and the game mechanics play so well together, you enjoy them both in an equal manner.

    Thank you to our dear host for the list and to all the people commenting here. It was a thrilling ride.



  • we're posting our full lists? alright then

    1. Grandia
    2. Grandia 2
    3. Lunar 2: Eternal Blue
      4: Lunar: Silver Star Story
      5: Shining Force 2
      6: Valkyria Chronicles
      7: Mana Khemia
      8: Trails in the Sky
      9: Skies of Arcadia
      10: Dragon Force
      11: Suikoden 2
      12: Ar Tonelico Qoga
      13: Shenmue
      14: Soul Calibur
      15: Sega Rally
      16: Shining Force 3
      17: Ar Tonelico
      18: Suikoden 5
      19: Langrisser 2
      20: Ar Tonelico 2
      21: Bayonetta
      22: Alundra
      23: Super Robot Wars Original Generations
      24: Atelier Totori
      35: Thousand Arms
      26: Final Fantasy 7
      27: Front Mission 3
      28: Final Fantasy 9
      29: Tears to Tiara 2
      30: Panzer Dragoon Saga

    guess what my favourite genre is? lol
    I'm pleased that at least a few of them made it on the list



  • Came back to find the "Top 3". Very fucking funny @Exist-2-Inspire, you gave me a fucking heart attack with Dead Space 3! Battleborn was the give away though!

    As for Final Fantasy VII, I have an odd, but good, admission. I didn't play it until a couple of years ago. I don't have the same sense of nostalgia as everyone else, but I will defend that game as a damn masterpiece. It's bloody fantastic. In a strange way I feel it's like the Akira of video games, with so much in it. A trail blazer that people will always look at with reverence.

    Also, that opening cinematic is incredible. I'm teaching a seminar on games writing and establishing gaming worlds this week, and that opener is one of the ones I'm showing. It's all visual storytelling right from the start. There is no dialogue, but all of the themes of that game are there in front of you. You hear the sounds of the stars, making odd screams in some cases, then you see a woman (Aeris) who you think is just there, but she will be very important. Then you pull back from a small street corner, and gradually see the main plate of Midgar - seeing the technology, the architecture and the nature of the city. The aspect of industrialisation is there from the very beginning and all the themes are in place. Then we come back in and focus on the train. There are no formal introductions, you're placed in the middle of the action and start the game planning to blow up a fucking energy reactor. It's genius.


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    @Exist-2-Inspire Thank you for doing this list! it must have been so much work, but worth it!

    I missed the end of the list and was going to do them seperate, then I was thinking of doing a post of each and every game. But I just dont have the time to write about 100 games at once.

    I am just so happy to see a list that I can agree with and it feels like it got filled with heart rather than "list that must have these games". so BIG thank you to everyone that voted and were active in this thread! thanks to @Brannox and @Axel for giving me their view on things and this thread really deserves a big spotlight in this community.

    Made by the community, for the community



  • Righto, here's my list! The funny thing is I made a list of 100 at first before reading the rules. So there are some I thought were in it that actually aren't. Whoops! As is always the case, there are some I'd swap in hindsight, but my top 10 is pretty damn set! I'm happy that 13 made it into the list though!

    1. Shenmue
    2. Rayman Origins
    3. Super Mario 64
    4. Resident Evil Remake
    5. Metal Gear Solid
    6. Bloodborne
    7. Paper Mario: Thousand Year Door
    8. Super Smash Bros. Melee
    9. P.T.
    10. Advance Wars: Dual Strike
    11. Silent Hill 2
    12. Tekken 2
    13. Telltale’s The Walking Dead Season One
    14. Golden Sun
    15. Sonic Adventure
    16. GoldenEye 007
    17. Bastion
    18. Crash Bandicoot 2
    19. Max Payne
    20. Red Dead Redemption
    21. Silent Hill 3
    22. Dungeon of the Endless
    23. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    24. Machinarium
    25. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    26. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    27. Hotel Dusk: Room 215
    28. Donkey Kong 64
    29. Super Meat Boy
    30. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

    EDIT: Also, huge thanks to @Exist-2-Inspire for doing all of this. You've brought much joy and entertainment by doing this!



  • A massive thank you to @Exist-2-Inspire have thoroughly enjoyed seeing this being updated over the past few weeks!

    Pleasantly surprised by how many of my personal favorites made the list!

    1. The Last of Us
    2. Uncharted 4
    3. MGS 5: The Phantom Pain
    4. Super Mario Galaxy
    5. Red Dead Redemption
    6. Rise of the Tomb Raider
    7. Uncharted 3
    8. Overwatch
    9. A Link Between Worlds
    10. Wind Waker
    11. Uncharted 2
    12. Portal 2
    13. MGS 3
    14. MGS 1
    15. Rayman Legends
    16. Journey
    17. Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
    18. The Witness
    19. Super Mario 64
    20. The Witcher 3
    21. God of War 3
    22. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
    23. Bloodborne
    24. Ratchet and Clank (2016)
    25. Spelunky
    26. Crash Bandicoot 2
    27. Mario Kart 8
    28. Captain Toad's Treasure Tracker
    29. Destiny
    30. Hotline Miami


  • @Lotias :thumbsup:



  • 03. Shadow of the Colossus
    Sorry but no, it was a nice experience and the bossfights are pretty cool, but else it's very boring imo.

    02. The Last of Us
    Really?

    01. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    It's a fantastic game for sure, but #1? Nah.

    Okay here is my list, like I said I completely forgot Mass Effect and if I would make the list today it would look different for the simple fact that I played 100's of games in my life.
    1 Mystical Ninja starring Goemon (N64) (I was probably the only one who played vozed for it)
    2 Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
    3 Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
    4 Lost Odyssey (XB360) (Why?)
    5 Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
    6 Bayonetta (Wii U)
    7 The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)
    8 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3)
    9 Secret of Mana (SNES)
    10 The Guardian Legend (NES)
    11 Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA)
    12 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    13 Mystic Quest (GB) (aka Final Fantasy Adventure)
    14 Blast Corps (N64)
    15 GoldenEye 007 (N64)
    16 Super Mario World (SNES)
    17 Mischief Makers (N64)
    18 Chrono Trigger (DS)
    19 No More Heroes (Wii)
    20 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii)
    21 Resident Evil Remake (GC)
    22 Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) (surprised this one didn't make it)
    23 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox) (really surprised this one didn't make it)
    24 Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
    25 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GC)
    26 Terranigma (SNES)
    27 Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
    28 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
    29 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (XB360)
    30 Super Mario 64 (N64)



  • @Musou-Tensei said in The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown! (COMPLETE):

    Okay here is my list, like I said I completely forgot Mass Effect and if I would make the list today it would look different for the simple fact that I played 100's of games in my life.
    1 Mystical Ninja starring Goemon (N64) (I was probably the only one who played vozed for it)
    2 Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
    3 Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii)
    4 Lost Odyssey (XB360) (Why?)
    5 Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)
    6 Bayonetta (Wii U)
    7 The Wonderful 101 (Wii U)
    8 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS3)
    9 Secret of Mana (SNES)
    10 The Guardian Legend (NES)
    11 Final Fantasy VI Advance (GBA)
    12 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    13 Mystic Quest (GB) (aka Final Fantasy Adventure)
    14 Blast Corps (N64)
    15 GoldenEye 007 (N64)
    16 Super Mario World (SNES)
    17 Mischief Makers (N64)
    18 Chrono Trigger (DS)
    19 No More Heroes (Wii)
    20 No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (Wii)
    21 Resident Evil Remake (GC)
    22 Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64) (surprised this one didn't make it)
    23 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox) (really surprised this one didn't make it)
    24 Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
    25 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GC)
    26 Terranigma (SNES)
    27 Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
    28 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
    29 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (XB360)
    30 Super Mario 64 (N64)

    Heh, nice to see a list kinda similar to mine. High on Nintendo/Xbox/older games, low on Sony. And dat Blast Corps. :heart:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3msWx4nW6k
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vYhUmWX0ME
    Youtube Video

    Here's mine:

    #1 Worms Armageddon (PC)
    #2 Perfect Dark (N64)
    #3 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
    #4 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Xbox 360)
    #5 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (Dreamcast)
    #6 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    #7 Halo 1 (Original Xbox)
    #8 Star Fox 64 (N64)
    #9 Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
    #10 GoldenEye 007 (N64)
    #11 Rayman 2: The Great Escape (N64)
    #12 Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
    #13 Super Smash Bros. Melee (GameCube)
    #14 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (GameCube)
    #15 Burnout Revenge (Original Xbox)
    #16 SimCity 2000: Special Edition (PC)
    #17 Pikmin 1 (GameCube)
    #18 Project Gotham Racing 2 (Original Xbox)
    #19 Pokémon Red & Blue (Original Game Boy)
    #20 Blast Corps (N64) :heart:
    #21 Crazy Taxi (Dreamcast)
    #22 Jet Set Radio Future (Original Xbox)
    #23 Unreal Tournament 2003 (PC)
    #24 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (Xbox 360)
    #25 Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
    #26 Dance Dance Revolution Extreme (Arcade)
    #27 Robotron 64 (N64)
    #28 MechAssault (Original Xbox)
    #29 Star Wars Episode I: Racer (N64)
    #30 Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (Original Xbox)

    I previously highlighted my top 5 here:

    http://forums.easyallies.com/topic/185/my-top-5-games-of-all-time/



  • Xenoblade is the culmination of so much incestuous bad taste that it threatens to suffocate the entire genre.



  • @Haru17 loved the games story and characters loved the mission structure loved the affinity system. the only weak part was the battle system dosnt matter where you are you you could be halfway across the map and the enemy could still hit you (still the best jrpg of last generation)



    1. Super Mario World
    2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    3. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    4. Braid
    5. Gears of War
    6. Pokémon Red and Blue
    7. Inside
    8. Grand Theft Auto IV
    9. Fallout 3
    10. Dead Space
    11. Banjo-Kazooie
    12. Super Smash Bros.
    13. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    14. Mario Kart 64
    15. ESPN NFL 2k5
    16. Assassin’s Creed
    17. GoldenEye 007
    18. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    19. Super Mario Galaxy
    20. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon
    21. Guitar Hero II
    22. Shovel Knight
    23. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
    24. Warcraft II
    25. Limbo
    26. Halo 2
    27. Castle Crashers
    28. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader
    29. NBA Jam Tournament Edition
    30. Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour


  • Well, why not, here is my glorious list.

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    Uncharted 4 (PS4)
    Super Mario 64 (N64)
    Banjo-Kazooie (N64)
    Super Smash Bros. Wii U (Wii U)
    Mario Kart 64 (N64)
    Portal 2 (PS2)
    South Park: The Stick of Truth (PS3)
    The Last of Us (PS3)
    Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2)
    Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Genesis)
    Zone of the Enders 2 (PS2)
    Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
    The Witness (PS4)
    Infamous 2 (PS3)
    StarFox 64 (N64)
    Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan! (DS)
    Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers (NES)
    Final Fantasy IX (PS)
    Shenmue (Dreamcast)
    DuckTales (NES)
    Journey (PS3)
    Katamari Damacy (PS2)
    Goldeneye (N64)
    Chrono Trigger (PS)
    Bloodborne (PS4)
    Vanquish (PS3)
    Tetris (NES)
    Gunstar Heroes (Sega Genesis)
    Marble Madness (NES)

    In total:

    • 19 games made it from my list

    • 36 games listed are ones that I enjoyed

    • 64 games listed are ones I don't care for (either by not liking or no interest in playing)



  • @jsackel Goldeneye made it



  • Thanks! I don't know how I missed that when reviewing the list.



  • Been away for a bit and I'm currently very tired so won't be commenting too much on the last 15 or so entries I missed right now.

    Just wanted to thanks @Exist-2-Inspire for all the hard work and mention that the topic has been pinned. I think it's a really nice starting point for anyone who joins the forums to see what the community is into!



  • @tokeeffe9 Thanks for pinning it! I was really hoping it would. This thread DESERVES to be preserved! :thumbsup:



  • Holy crap! That was a ton of fun!
    @Exist-2-Inspire you did a great job! You were a god, a very patient and detailed god, with an occasional evil streak since Dead Space 3 nearly gave me a heart attack.

    So I don't really care too much about the Resident Evil series, but I am super surprised RE4 didn't make it at all. I constantly hear how great it is. I'll be interested to see how many points it got.
    Happy though that SotC, ME2, FFVII and Persona 4 made the top 10. My faith in everyone has been restored (really it had never actually gone away)

    I'm gonna miss this thread, it was tons of fun.



  • @Inustar @Sentinel-Beach RE4 got 46 Points and landed on 117.



  • Ouch. And I alone gave it 22 of those points.