Edge’s top 100 games of all time…today!

Top 10, 20, 50, 100, or whatever the number might be lists are always sure to be somewhat controversial, but it never keeps anybody from putting them out. Edge has compiled their 100 best games of all time list, and I have to say it’s pretty good (even with the glaring omission of Metroid Prime and the baffling inclusion of FIFA 09). There was a strong slant toward newer games or to those that have aged well. It seems that games that were only great in their time struggled to make the list, which may or may not be fair depending on your personal criteria. So, here’s the list:

100. Ridge Racer Type 4 
99. Far Cry 
98. Star Fox 64 
97. Resident Evil 
96. Zelda: Twilight Princess 
95. Football Manager 2009 
94. Space Giraffe 
93. The Sims 2 
92. Animal Crossing Wii 
91. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory 
90. Braid 
89. Final Fantasy VI 
88. Panel De Pon 
87. Doom 2 
86. Singstar 
85. The Secret of Monkey Island 
84. God of War 
83. Peggle 
82. Sam & Max Hit the Road 
81. Silent Hill 2 
80. Quake III 
79. Pac-man CE 
78. UFO: Enemy Unknown 
77. Zelda: Majora’s Mask 
76. Planescape: Torment 
75. F-Zero GX 
74. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 
73. Frequency 
72. Skate 2 
71. Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast 
70. Daytona USA 
69. Super Smash Bros. Brawl 
68. Shadow of the Colossus 
67. Chrono Trigger 
66. Prince of Persia: Sands of Time 
65. Thief II: The Metal Age 
64. Puyo Pop Fever 
63. Lemmings 
62. Ninja Gaiden 
61. Robotron 2084 
60. Puzzle Bobble 
59. Viewtiful Joe 
58. Gears of War 2 
57. Deus Ex 
56. Counter Strike: Source 
55. Pokemon Yellow 
54. Ico 
53. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune 
52. Fable II 
51. R-Type Final 
50. Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes 
49. Rez HD 
48. Final Fantasy VII 
47. Eve Online 
46. Disgaea: AOD 
45. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 
44. Jet Set Radio Future 
43. Portal 
42. FIFA 09 
41. Race Driver GRID 
40. WarioWare Inc. 
39. Super Monkey Ball 
38. Starcraft 
37. Fallout 3 
36. Burnout Paradise 
35. Castlevania: SOTN 
34. Bioshock 
33. Geometry Wars Retro Evolved 2 
32. Team Fortress 2 
31. Bomberman 
30. Company of Heroes 
29. Advance Wars 
28. GTA: San Andreas 
27. Mario Kart DS 
26. Medieval II: Total War 
25. Final Fantasy XII 
24. Virtua Fighter 5 
23. Zelda: Wind Waker 
22. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 
21. Metal Gear Solid 3 
20. Super Mario Bros. 3 
19. Civilization IV 
18. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 
17. World of Warcraft 
16. Super Metroid 
15. Rock Band 2 
14. Street Fighter IV 
13. Left 4 Dead 
12. Grand Theft Auto IV 
11. LittleBigPlanet 
10. Yoshi’s Island 
9. Halo 3 
8. Super Mario Galaxy 
7. Tetris 
6. Super Mario World 
5. Zelda: A Link to the Past 
4. Resident Evil 4 
3. Half-life 2 
2. Super Mario 64 
1. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
 

My personal top 100 would look very different, but I feel the vibe Edge was going with here. It’s very kind toward newer games, but that’s ok because they list it in their explanation. I would guess that this list here is probably far more relevant to today’s younger gamer. Also, it’s very clear that the game has a strong Euro slant in some places.

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