Kill Your Babies!



  • I really loved this segment from the old Mandatory Update days, so let's bring it back. Real simple rules for those unfamiliar - I'm going to present a list of the 20 best reviewed games of all time (according to gamerankings.com). Each comment after this will take a turn "killing" a game; it will have never been created and the world never will get a chance to experience it. Of course to make it more fun, explain why you're removing that game from existence. I've also removed certain games to keep it down to one per franchise (to avoid time paradoxes). For upkeep needs, please post the list at the end of your comment, striking out the game you've just murdered. Whatever game doesn't get murdered becomes the best game ever created in our parallel universe without question. Let the killing begin!

    1. Super Mario Galaxy
    2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    3. Grand Theft Auto V
    4. Soul Calibur
    5. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    6. Metroid Prime
    7. Batman: Arkham City
    8. Resident Evil 4
    9. Tekken 3
    10. Mass Effect 2
    11. The Last of Us
    12. Halo: Combat Evolved
    13. Half-Life 2
    14. Portal 2
    15. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    16. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    17. Bioshock
    18. Gran Turismo
    19. Journey
    20. Ninja Gaiden Black


  • First order of business is to kill Metroid Prime. The game relies too much on dumb color puzzles and different colored enemies, as someone who suffers from color blindness this is unacceptable and I will not stand for it.

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • If I have to kill Gran Turismo for more Burnout, then so be it!

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • I'll have to take Uncharted 2 out of the picture. I never see yellow piping and ledges like I do in this game. Completely kills immersion.

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • I'm killing Skyrim.. it has no business being so well reviewed imo

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • the The Last of Us does not deserve to be on this list to begin with (of course this is my opinion)

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • @waleed
    Since others would be scared to do this Ocarina of Time, because 2D Zelda ended too soon, and I don't think there would be any serious repercussions if it never existed. I'm also undoing ages of speedrunners excessively breaking the game to the point where it's barely a game anymore. Majora's Mask will be missed though.

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • Love Journey, but its a sore thumb in this sea of traditional triple A. (Call me old-fashioned)

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • I never really liked Arkham City, I thought it seemed kinda boring. How many dudes can you beat up before it no longer feels cool?

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • Love you, Bioshock, but a game that screws up its ending as badly as you did does not deserve to be called the greatest ever made.

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black



  • Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Sorry Halo. I never played you, and you are my least favorite of what is left.



  • Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    GTAV in a heartbeat, the only game whose story has pissed me off enough to make stop playing a game I was enjoying, I felt insulted by what that game's story was doing, and it ruined what was an otherwise a pretty good game.



  • Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Mass Effect 2, you are a good game, but you killed most of the RPG elements I liked about your predecessor.



  • @Carmichael said in Kill Your Babies!:

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Resident Evil 4 began a steep descent into bad storytelling, bottom of the barrel plot twists and same old same old game mechanics. Off with its head.

    "To begin with, let me plead that you have been told of one or two things which Style is not; which have little or nothing to do with Style, though sometimes vulgarly mistaken for it. Style, for example, is not – can never be – extraneous Ornament. You remember, may be, the Persian lover whom I quoted to you out of Newman: how to convey his passion he sought a professional letter-writer and purchased a vocabulary charged with ornament, wherewith to attract the fair one as with a basket of jewels. Well, in this extraneous, professional, purchased ornamentation, you have something which Style is not: and if you here require a practical rule of me, I will present you with this: ‘Whenever you feel an impulse to perpetrate a piece of exceptionally fine writing, obey it – wholeheartedly – and delete it before sending your manuscript to press. Murder your darlings.’"

    • Arthur Quiller-Couch


  • Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Soul calibur is simply better than tekken 3 and we don't need 2 so similar games at the top, even if both are great. Tekken 3 is out.



  • @Nillend said in Kill Your Babies!:

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja Gaiden Black

    Half life 2

    Loved this game but one thing I can't stand is companies that just sit on a popular franchise. Valve know we want more half life but they are not interested. Give it to someone else to make.



  • @Ellis said in Kill Your Babies!:

    Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja gaiden black

    Well this one is easy. Not sure how it outlasted all these other games but. NINJA Gaiden Black. Its a great action game but i never did care to finish it.



  • Half life 2

    Loved this game but one thing I can't stand is companies that just sit on a popular franchise. Valve know we want more half life but they are not interested. Give it to someone else to make.

    @Ellis alt text
    You can actually pinpoint the second when my heart rips in half



  • Super Mario Galaxy
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Soul Calibur
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Metroid Prime
    Batman: Arkham City
    Resident Evil 4
    Tekken 3
    Mass Effect 2
    The Last of Us
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Half-Life 2
    Portal 2
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.
    Bioshock
    Gran Turismo
    Journey
    Ninja gaiden black

    Portal 2 simply isn't as good as the first game generally speaking and, at least in my opinion, certainly doesn't compete with a lot of other games on this list for "best ever."



  • When did we loose Soul Calibur?