Well, honestly....this was the first year I took part in this and I admit, this is the most DEFINITIVE and best list (overall) I think I have seen compiled on this site yet. Sure, I hate seeing zelda games in the top 5 all the time, every year but I even had 2 zelda games in my list somewhere so whatever. The internet LOVES Zelda, I get it, no point in complaining. I guess I can say the same about the internet's love for Final Fantasy, but to a slightly less extent.
Honestly, overall though, based on the games that have been mentioned throughout the entirety of it all, it has to be one of the finest lists I have yet seen and a huge, HUGE IMPROVEMENT over last year's. In comparison, this list feels like the REAL deal, so that alone speaks volumes and really....cannot complain about the selections. Very comprehensive and representative.
TOP highlights for me:
1] Scrolling through the top 20 I was actually getting paranoid that FFVII wasn't even going to make the list....at all. Then all of the sudden there it is at #5 (a jump of 15 from last year). All I can say is, the fact that this game made the top 5 alone almost makes me watery eyed. I wonder if the Switch version played to it a bit more. Almost double the votes from 2018....and then, shockingly, Chrono Trigger comes out of nowhere to also trump last year's position and beating out FFVII by one. That was funny.
2] ICO made a HUGE jump from like 190's to #130...THAT was nice to see. In fact, to be quite honest....I had more fun with the results within the #99-#800's range than I did the actual top 100 itself.
3] Did Streets of Rage and Streets of Rage 2 even make last year's list? I kept comparing side by side to some of the games and I couldn't find them for the life of me. Now, all the sudden BOTH these games crack the top 300 which was amazing to see as they were both on my lists.
4] A LOT of nice jumps for a LOT of stunning games that still deserve to be higher, like RE2 2019 and Silent Hill 2. The Last Guardian had a nice jump....turtles in time. Tekken 3. Just to name a few.
5] Of course, when FFVII gets a HUGE jump my favourite game of all time falls 10 spots from #13 to #26. Still high and overall, I'd still say this list beats out last year's if I had to choose. RE4, SotN and The Last of Us were placed much more deservingly. Super Mario Bros 3 was up there - nice! Ocarina of Time...too high, but hey, it's a good game hehe.
I thought I'd just highlight my personal top 10 and where they ended up on the list.
1] Shadow of the Colossus - #26
2] Final Fantasy VII - #5
3] Silent Hill 2 - #185 (not bad for just 3 votes - only SH game on the list I think)
4] Castlevania: Symphony of the Night #43 (HUUUUGE jump from the 200's in last year's list. HELL YEAH!)
5] Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night - #218 (solid for only 4 votes)
6] The Last of Us - #20
7] ICO - #130
8] Resident Evil 4 - #16
9] Resident Evil 2 (2019) - #148
10] The Last Guardian - #184
Man, I don't know how this mzuzek guy does it but jeeeezuz, it makes my mind warped just to think the amount of work that goes into doing something like this. ;) I hope you get paid enough hahaha. Seriously, a big THANK YOU for compiling one of the most kick ass best of gaming lists I've seen. It'd be only better if there were at least 200 voters.
Gets me thinking - I'd just LOVE to see something like this done on the most EPIC of scales....EVER. With like thousands of voters, and then we'd get closer to seeing something more comprehensive and telling. I just feel Zelda only shows up at the top when there are very few voters...when things broaden up, you begin to see some big changes happen. But enough of that, truly truly great work. I wish more people would applaud the individual for taking their sweet ass time to do this even. I've had a big kick checking out where my selections would end up on the list.
Last edited by StreaK - on 23 January 2020