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StreaK said:
RolStoppable said:
Only ten games of the top 50 are Nintendo games. Zelda x6, Mario x3 and Metroid.

Based on these stats it's clear that hardly any Nintendo fans bothered with this magazine anymore.

Ok, lol...not one but TWO Zelda games make it in the top 10 and you are still complaining about the list? WAY better than having a top 10 full of Nintendo games. Sorry, but that's just a FACT. There's probably 10X more users taking part in this poll (if not more) than 70-80 users here that are mostly Nintendo devoted, as well.

No matter how you put it, I happen to think this list speaks more to how the list would look like when you broaden the audience. Nothing can truly give an accurate look as to what is the best game, but I still think this list is more representative as a whole than VGchartz. And that's just me, but yeah...of course a lot of new games will be on there. Recently we have seen a lot of masterpieces with the likes of Skyrim, The Last of Us, The Witcher 3, Zelda BOTW - each having their loyal fanbase. I may not agree with it, but I at least respect the fact no doubt The Witcher is a very loved franchise and has a strong, devoted following.

Not to mention, you still have the SAME games ranking high there as you do here - FFVI, FFVII, Chrono Trigger, Shadow of the Colossus, Zelda OOT and BOTW - save for some of the Mario games which took a little dive but are still there. When you got more than just Nintendo fans having their say, then yeah, things will be looking quite different. Things become looking a little bit more "down to earth" as you might say.

Both lists are biased, but they are biased in different ways.  They are both decent lists, but neither one is particularly great.  Our site's rankings are very pro-Nintendo, because many of the Sony fans here have trouble picking 50 games that they really like, so it ends up being pro-Nintendo.  Game Informer is also biased, because Gamestop customers tend to be younger Playstation/XBox gamers.  It's both anti-Nintendo and heavily biased toward recent games.  I've seen plenty of these "top games of all time" lists on various sites and almost all of them are biased in some way.  That is just the nature of it.

The best, and least-biased list I've seen as a whole is from Retro Gamer magazine.  Retro gamers have actually played plenty of older games, but since they are still reading a gaming mag that means most of them are still playing games today.  Here is a post I found from Jan. 2016.  It's a pretty good list as long as you consider the past 4 years of games aren't included.  (There is probably a more up to date list if someone has a more recent issue.)
https://www.neogaf.com/threads/retro-gamer-magazine-readers-top-150-games.1168707/