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I figured it'd be cool if the VGChartz community came together and voted for what we consider to be the greatest video game franchises of all time.

I know we've had similar threads before, but they usually use that stupid elimination system where the winner is ultimately decided by the most dedicated posters.  In this thread, we will actually vote for the best franchises out there.

Every poster should list their top ten franchises in order.  For something to be considered a franchise, it must consist of at least two games already out or formally announced.  Everyone gets only one vote, of course.

Each game that you list will receive a certain number of points depending on the order in which you list them:

1. 10 points
2. 9 points
3. 8 points
10. 1 point

Sometime Sunday afternoon (CST) I will lock this thread and tally up all the votes.  I will then make a new thread declaring the top ten franchises in order, with five runner-ups.  I will also try to regularly update the totals in this thread throughout the week.

Please, do NOT edit your posts after you have made them. They may be miscounted as a result.  If you feel that you absolutely must change something, PM me.

I am also counting Ico and Shadow of the Colossus as a series, despite being for the most part spiritually related.  They do take place within the same game universe, and have very similar atmosphere and controls, despite the general gameplay being quite different (puzzle solving versus colossi tackling - though really the colossi are giant puzzles in and of themselves).

My votes:

1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
4. Mario Kart
5. Super Smash Bros.
6. Age of Empires/Mythology
7. Super Mario
8. Uncharted
9. God of War
10. Jak & Daxter


As of Idree's post:

100 The Legend of Zelda
85 Super Mario
80 Metal Gear Solid
77 Final Fantasy
47 God of War
46 Gran Turismo
44 Super Smash Bros.
32 Resident Evil
31 Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
29 Fire Emblem
29 Halo
29 Metroid
26 Mario Kart
23 Megaman
22 Age of Empires/Mythology
21 Gears of War
20 Grand Theft Auto
20 Tales
19 Uncharted
18 Half-Life
18 Kirby
18 Ratchet & Clank
18 Warcraft
17 Sonic
15 Command & Conquer
15 Jak & Daxter
14 Call of Duty
13 Disgaea
13 Fable
13 Street Fighter
12 Silent Hill
11 The Elder Scrolls
11 No More Heroes
11 Pokemon
11 Tekken
10 Advance Wars
10 Age of Wonders
10 Dance Dance Revolution
10 Lunar
10 Paper Mario
10 Persona
10 Star Ocean
9 AKI Wrestling games?
9 Banjo & Kazooie
9 Monster Hunter
9 Shin Megami Tensei
9 The Sims
9 Civilization
8 Crash Bandicoot
8 Heroes of Might and Magic
8 Mass Effect
8 Total War
7 Capcom Vs.
7 Earthbound
7 Hearts of Iron
7 Kingdom Hearts
6 Burnout
6 Castlevania
6 Fallout
6 Madden
6 Rogue Squadron
6 Sly Cooper
6 Star Ocean
5 Baldur's Gate
5 Devil May Cry
5 F-Zero
5 House of the Dead
5 Knights of the Old Republic
5 NFL Blitz
4 Castlevania
4 Driver
4 Skate
4 Splinter Cell
3 Donkey Kong Country
3 Europa Universalis
3 Fatal Frame
3 Freespace
2 Armored Core
2 Crazy Taxi
2 Doom
2 Oddworld
2 Suikoden
2 Unreal Tournment
2 Rock Band
2 Vectorman
1 Bioshock
1 Colin McRae
1 Diablo
1 Wii

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1. Metal Gear Solid
2. Shin Megami Tensei
3. Final Fantasy
4. Tales of series
5. Star Ocean
6. Disgaea
7. Ratchet & Clank
8. God of War
9. Armored Core
10. Gran Turismo

2.Super Smash Bros
3.Total War
5.Fire Emblem
6.Half Life
7.Super Mario
9.Unreal Tournament
10.Age of Empires

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1. Metroid
2. Fire Emblem
3. The Legend of Zelda
4. Super Mario
5. Paper Mario
6. F-Zero
7. Sonic
8. Mario Kart
9. Resident Evil
10. Colin McRae

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1. Ratchet & Clank
2. Megaman
3. Disgaea
4. Kirby
5. Jak & Daxter
6. Burnout
7. Super Smash Bros.
8. Sonic
9. Mario
10. Fable

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My Votes:

1. Silent Hill
2. Street Fighter
3. Metal Gear Solid
4. Super Mario Bros
5. Final Fantasy
6. Resident Evil
7. Metroid
8. Super Smas Bros
9. God of War
10. The Legend of Zelda


age of wonders
Banjo Kazooie
Elder Scrolls
Mass Effect
final fantasy
ratchet and clank

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1. The Legend of Zelda
2. Resident Evil
3. Fire Emblem
4. Super Mario Bros
5. Final Fantasy
6. Mario Kart
7. Splinter Cell
8. Donkey Kong Country
9. Castlevania
10. Suikoden

1. Persona
2. Ico
3. Mario
4. Earthbound
5. Final Fantasy
6. MGS
7. skate
8. Mario Kart
9. Age of Empires
10. God of War


1. Star Ocean
2. Mega Man X
3. Legend of Zelda
4. Final Fantasy
5. Tales Of
6. Command and Conquer
7. Street Fighter
8. Gran Turismo
9. Warcraft
10. Suikoden