Kill Your Babies! Messing with Metacritic!



  • If original players remember, the first couple of Kill Your Babies! threads were not dispensed by myself and the original starting point was 20 games. The very first list was Game Rankings. I felt that it was time for nostalgia, so instead of a community created list, this thread will be a real quick one: The top 20 games by aggregate score from Metacritic. Because several versions take up multiple spots, they're only represented once. Here are rules for potential new players and the list is IN ORDER via Metacritic. Don't really agree, but it is the average so at least its impartial:

    Rule #1: When you make a kill, give your reason why you are killing. Just taking it out isn't all that inspiring. Whether you truly dislike it, you strike out of revenge, you feel that there are other important titles that should have made it, or you have legitimate critiques, explaining your kill is necessary to validate its death. Yes, even to those of you who kill because they're good (Because that makes sense :joy: )

    Rule #2: Please keep the updated list for the benefit of other players. Cross through your kill to identify what's been chosen.

    Rule #3: You may kill another game after only three other people have made a kill OR if 12 hours have passed. This should be plenty of time for others to get involved.

    Rule #4: If you fail to give a reason, make a 2nd kill without allowing the time to pass/proper amount of players a turn, or if there is an unforeseen issue up for potential review, your kill may not be recognized. This rule is subjective to the situation and hopefully will not be implemented.

    Rule #5: Per normal, we will have a straw poll for the final two. Please vote for the one you want to win, not lose.

    Let me know if you have any questions. Your kills are your own, so please, be vicious, be remorseless, and most importantly: HAVE FUN!!!

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    NFL 2K1
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City



  • @Brannox You're right, I do seem to remember a handsome stranger being the first to bring Kill Your Babies to this forum. Whoever he was, that guy was great.

    alt text



  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    NFL 2K1
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    A yearly sport game update simply doesn't belong on this list, it stands out too much, every other game I can at least see why, but not this one.



  • @SabotageTheTruth Subtle ;-)



  • @SabotageTheTruth I hear he had to go return some videotapes.



  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    My old nemesis, we meed again!



  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    Because I personally think III, V (both on the list) and especially VC/SA are all much better games.



  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    Multiplayer was fun, and it is probably a blast now specially in PC, but I can't forget how mad I was at this game and its story, and the fact that it is the only game until know that I've stopped playing simply based on how much I hated the characters and the story. For me the series peaked at San Andreas, and it has been on a downward spiral since then.



  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    Yeah sorry. I know it's a classic, but.... I just never got into it. Pretty much every other game here I would rather play.



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box
    Batman: Arkham City

    Because licensed games will forever give me a weird vibe. Like, this property didn't start as a video game, yet here it is, high on a list. Stay in your lane. Not like original game characters make their way into other forms of media other than horrible movies.



  • @parasitepaladin Does that mean you're gonna kill Tony Hawk later since he's a real person?

    Not trying to be snarky here, just curious.

    Also... Booooooo..... why does someone always have to kill Arkham City. I never get to see it make it to the end in these games....



  • There is an undeniably clear winner on this list. I'm real tempted to kill it, but I won't. (yet)

    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Perfect Dark
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box

    Instead I'm killing Perfect Dark. I am killing it because in these threads, GoldenEye always gets killed off first because "blah blah blah Perfect Dark is better". In this thread, even if it's only for one post - GoldenEye wins. Slappers only, brah!



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Grand Theft Auto III
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box

    You've got to be pretty sick in the head to make a game that glorifies killing prostitutes with a baseball bat.



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box

    I'm in the camp that thinks the original Galaxy is better than the sequel, if only for the manner in which the levels are connected. Gotta have that context!



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box

    I've never understood why some hold Super Mario Galaxy as a 10/10 game, or the best 3D Mario. It's a great game but I feel some elements are lacking. It's too easy and I feel like it's a linear game trying to disguise itself as something else, when there is a greater sense of exploration in 64 and Sunshine.

    Having said that it does have some wonderful moments and Rosalina is the best character that Nintendo have created in a while, even if Miyamoto hates anything that vaguely resembles narrative and character depth.



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4
    The Orange Box

    A compilation like this is cheating among the other contestants.



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Half-Life 2
    Bioshock
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4

    Ah, there is only one game out of these that I would champion, and Bioshock just ain't it. Any chance I have to knock it out is just so cathartic.



  • What if I want to kill all of them?



  • @TokyoSlim I think (though I'm sure I'm wrong) your "clear winner" may have been massacred. Not sure though ;-)

    @Haru17 Well, you could do your best to kill as many as possible, but there must always be a winner.



  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Soul Calibur
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
    Metroid Prime
    Half-Life 2
    GoldenEye 007
    Uncharted 2: Honor Among Thieves
    Resident Evil 4

    One of the most overrated games I've ever played. It may have been good at the time, but other games have caught up in that time.