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EDGE ranks the top 100 greatest games (2017 edition)

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There are a bunch of older games that deserve spots on there, there aren't really many titles from the pre 7th gen era. The golden age of PC gaming in the 90's is sorely underrepresented in that list.

Also, picks like Destiny and Far Cry 4 makes the whole list shady at best. I'm close to agreeing on their number one, but there are a couple of games I'd place in front, at least two of which didn't even make the list (Betrayal at Krondor, a revolution in every sense of the word at launch and with incredible writing to boot, and perhaps the greatest RPG ever made: Baldur's Gate II). Vanquish, Bayonetta 2 and frickin Rock Band 3 way ahead of The Witcher 3 is also a disgrace.

Edit; What the hell; no Deus Ex either? This list is useless.



End of 2016 hardware sales:

Wii U: 15 million. PS4: 54 million. One: 30 million. 3DS: 64.8 million. PSVita: 15.2 million.

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One criteria for making the list was:

"Each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance."

Why isn't historic significance an important criteria in a list of greatest games of all time?



It's really impossible to make a "right" list when it comes to choosing the best games. Every person has different rankings. Instead of calling all of these lists "wrong" you can just discuss how their and you're opinion match or not match.


Battlefield 4 over battlefield 1 or bad company 2? Gtfo.
Ico over shadow? Gtfo.
Portal over portal 2? Gtfo.
Outrun 2006 and trials fusion over Burnout series, forza horizon 3? GTFO.
I take my words back, this list is wrong.



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The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

Breath of the wild brought me back to gaming. I haven't felt like this since I was a child. It deserves the no 1 spot, it's magical. I understand this game gets a lot of hate also, it's like this for any game. I'm 32 now and maybe some younger gamers won't appreciate or notice all the subtle touches that went into this game to really evoke those childlike feelings.



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Edge always do this, it's like they forget their own scoring mechanics and the fact a game is as good now as it was 20 years ago... heck 30.

Plus lack of Crash Bandicoot 2 (original not this new release) shows distinct lack of taste.



Hmm, pie.

Xen said:
AngryLittleAlchemist said:

Was that mean?

You bet.

*What does that mean



Strange list, lots of games that aren't really considered to be great by most people.

However, Breath of the Wild being the best game ever is an indisputable fact.



The top 10 is actually pretty good choices.



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fielding88 said:
One criteria for making the list was:

"Each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance."

Why isn't historic significance an important criteria in a list of greatest games of all time?

That was one of their criteria? Do games like Tetris and Pac Man really hold up today though? I think not, especially Tetris at #7. Shouldn't be anywhere near that high if they're not factoring in historic significance, and if they are... where all the other historically significant games?



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