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ONLY POST ONCE IN THIS THREAD. Your ONE post should be edited with additional games as the event progresses. If you're interested in joining, please go to the Sign-Up thread before posting here. If you break the rules and post multiple times here, you can and will be moderated. Please read the rules.

Welcome to the 11th Annual Greatest Games Event! On November 12th, there will be 50 days before the end of the year. To celebrate, we will be posting our 50 favorite games of all time, one game a day until we hit December 31st and post our final and most favoritest game!

This thread is for those who have signed up and have created a list of 50 Games to post. If you haven't already signed up, well, I won't condemn you for posting here directly, but I'd rather have everyone doing it over the Sign-Up thread. Every list should be posted here in this thread, so good luck, have fun, and enjoy showing the games that have defined you as a gamer!

Basic rules:

In the Official thread, you will ONLY POST ONCE. All other posts should be in the Discussion thread, and your ONE post in the Official thread shall be edited to update your list accordingly.

• Starting on November 12th, you will begin to post your top 50 ever games, one each day:
       • On November 12th, you will post your 50th favorite game.
       • On November 13th, you will post your 49th favorite game.
       • This will continue until December 31st, when you will post your #1 game of all time.

• If this sounds a bit too daunting, you don't need to come here every day, of course! It's totally fine if you have to miss out on a few days. If that happens, just do some catching up and update your list up to the point everyone else's gotten to.

• If you just want to post your top 50 straight away without taking part in the daily interactions, that's okay too, but only if you post the list on the Official thread or message it to me directly. If you post it anywhere else, it won't be accepted.

What games can you pick?

• You can pick any game for any system. It doesn't matter if it's a mobile game, single-player or multiplayer, free-to-play, everything is allowed! ...With a few exceptions, explained below:

• Games that release after October 31st, 2020 will not be allowed.
       • This means no Cyberpunk 2077, Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Demon's Souls remake, and so on.
       • This also means you're not allowed to list any game exclusively for PS5 and/or Xbox Series X/S. However, you can list a game for these platforms if you've also played it on a different system before (just don't lie!).

• Game collections/compilations are also not allowed.
       • This means you can't list something like Super Mario 3D All-Stars, and instead should list each of the games in it separately.

• Fanmade games are allowed, but mods aren't.

• Expansions, DLCs, or anything of the sort will be included with their base game, so you can't list those separately.

• Remakes, remasters, definitive editions, or anything of the sort should also not be listed separately from their original release.
       • However, certain remakes that differ from the original considerably are allowed. This includes, for example, Final Fantasy VII Remake, the Resident Evil remakes and the Metroid remakes. Meanwhile, the Pokémon remakes, Zelda remakes and many more, aren't considered separate games. This works on a game-by-game basis - if you're unsure about a specific title, ask me!

Things you should do:

Please include the platforms you've played each game on (and only those you've played on!). Even if it is an exclusive, list the platform, it helps me out a lot!

• Reboots often have the same names as their originals. If you have one such game on your list, please specify whether it is the reboot or the original, or add information on the release year.

For your ONE POST in the Official thread, please don't include images or descriptions. Keep your list clean and to the point - if you want to show images or talk about your favorite games at length, the Discussion thread is the place for that.

• Whenever you finish your list, please send it to me via PM as soon as possible! The earlier I have it, the earlier I can start working on the results thread.

• If you change your mind halfway through, it's okay to make alterations to your list, as long as you make them BEFORE December 31st.
       • However, if you sent me your list via PM, please message me again with the new alterations, otherwise I'll be using the outdated list.

If you have any additional questions, send me a message, post on my wall, or mention me in a post. I'll try to get back to you ASAP.

Links to the past:

2010: Sign-Ups / Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2011: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2012: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2013: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2014: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2015: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2016: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2017: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2018: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2019: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread
2010-2019 Decade Celebration!!

That's it from me, now it's time to share your lists in your ONE post - and talk all about it at the Discussion thread!

Last edited by mZuzek - on 10 November 2020

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I've played through many games for the first time this year (for my standards, at least), but there were very few of them that had a big enough impact on me to make the list. What new additions did make it in, though, are very appreciated, because at this point my rankings are becoming pretty well established, which is a nice way to say stale and boring. Anyways, let's get into the list.

- HONORABLE MENTIONS -

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 No Man's Sky PC Hello Games 2016 H.M.
#49 Star Fox Zero Wii U Platinum Games 2016 -2
#48 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch ArtPlay / Inti Creates 2019 -11
#47 Night in the Woods Switch Infinite Fall 2017 New!
#46 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS Nintendo 2009 0
#45 Mario Kart 8 Wii U, Switch Nintendo 2014 -4
#44 Hyper Light Drifter PC Heart Machine 2016 -13
#43 Persona 3 PS2 Atlus 2006 New!
#42 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2 Rockstar 2004 -6
#41 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive Sega 1992 +2
#40 AM2R PC DoctorM64 2016 -2
#39 Splatoon Wii U Nintendo 2015 +1
#38 Football Manager 2020 PC Sports Interactive 2019 New!
#37 Metroid: Zero Mission GBA Nintendo 2004 +2
#36 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PS1 Konami 1997 -7
#35 Rock Band 3 X360, PS3 Harmonix 2010 H.M.
#34 Super Meat Boy PC Team Meat 2010 -1
#33 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Retro Studios 2007 -1
#32 Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 DS Game Freak 2012 +4
#31 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC, Wii, Wii U Nintendo 2006 +3
#30
#29 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64, 3DS Nintendo 2000 -6
#28 Splatoon 2 Switch Nintendo 2017 -1
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Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 World of Warcraft PC Blizzard Entertainment 2004 -25
#49 Super Mario Bros 3 NES Nintendo 1988 0
#48 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch Nintendo 2017 -18
#47 Star Fox 64 Nintendo 64 Nintendo 1997 -2
#46 Mega Man X SNES Capcom 1993 -3
#45 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo Wii Nintendo 2006 NEW
#44 Ghost of Tsushima  Playstation 4 Sucker Punch 2020 NEW
#43 Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 2012 NEW
#42 Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Playstation 4, WiiU Yacht Club Games 2014 +5
#41 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Playstation 3 Bethesda 2011 -12
#40 Seiken Densetsu 3 SNES Square 1995 NEW
#39 Breath of Fire IV Playstation Capcom 2000 -15
#38 Y's VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Playstation 4 Nihon Falcom 2016 +4
#37 Super Mario Galaxy  Wii Nintendo 2007 0
#36 Super Mario World  SNES Nintendo  1991 0
#35 Final Fantasy Tactics Playstation Square 1997 0
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Big shake up, specially in the last 15 games. Made some noticeable changes, but I feel very strongly about them, maybe next year itll change. 

Honorary Mentions that I considered for the list, really hard to leave several of these out, but in the end they didn’t make the TOP 50, really long list presented in no order whatsoever:

  • Dark Souls 1
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the night
  • Tales of Vesperia
  • Tales of Berseria
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones
  • Fire Emblem: Three houses
  • Golden Sun
  • Golden Sun 2
  • Final Fantasy 4
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Dragon Quest V
  • Dragon Warrior Monsters
  • Ragnarok Online
  • TMNT 4: Turtles in Time
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mortal Kombat 2
  • Guilty Gear XX
  • Clayfighter 63 1/3
  • Astral Chain
  • Dead Cells
  • Rayman Legends
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • DKC: Tropical Freeze
  • Mario Kart 64
  • Super Mash Bros 64
  • Pokemon Red/Blue
  • Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link between worlds
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
  • Breath of Fire 3
  • Breath of Fire 5
  • Phantasy Star 4
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 7
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Bioshock
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • Mega Man 8
  • Mega Man X2
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Kirby Superstar Saga
  • Turok

Ill maybe edit later to accomodate this list in a better format. Couldnt pass the chance to mention this games. 

Last edited by Jpcc86 - 6 days ago

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Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year
#50 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening Game Boy Color Nintendo 1998
#49 Star Wars Battlefront II PS2 Pandemic Studios 2005
#48 Just Cause 2 PC Avalanche Studios 2010
#47 Hitman: Blood Money PC IO Interactive 2006
#46 Dishonored PC Arkane Studios 2012
#45 Mass Effect PC BioWare 2007
#44 God of War PS2 Santa Monica Studio 2005
#43 DOOM PC id Software 2016
#42 Hotline Miami PC Dennaton Games 2012
#41 Ratchet & Clank PS4 Insomniac Games 2016
#40 Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC Monolith Productions 2014
#39 Braid PS3 Number None 2008
#38 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings PC Ensemble Studios 1999
#37 Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time PS3 Insomniac Games 2009
#36 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion PS3 Bethesda Softworks 2006
#35 XCOM 2 PC Firaxis Games 2016
#34 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PC Kojima Productions 2015
#33 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Rocksteady Studios 2011
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#1

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Ranking Game platform
50 the witcher 3 PS4
49 TLOZ : OoT n64
48 CoDMW2 x360
47 metroid prime GC
46 destiny x360
45 fable 2 x360
44 rollercoaster tycoon PC
43 hydro thunder n64
42 l080 n64
41 Bully x360
40 darksiders 3 PS4
39 CoD WW2 PS4
38 horizon zero dawn PS4
37 bioshock infinite x360
36 forza 2 x360
35 dragon age origins x360
34 shadow of the tomb raider PS4
33 TLOZ WW GC
32 pokemon yellow GB
31 super smash bros brawl wii
30 mario kart wii wii
29 GTA2 PC
28 perfect dark n64
27 mario 64 n64
26 assassins creed x360
25 medal of honor allied assault PC
24 gears of war x360
23 rainbow six siege PC
22 Path of exile PC
21 mass effect 2 x360
20 the crew 2 PS4
19 Need for speed underground GC
18 fallout 3 PC
17 fallout 4 PC
16 Saints row 3 PC
15 saints row 2 x360
14 super smash bros melee GC
13 skyrim PC
12 halo 2 xbox
11 saints row x360
10 warcraft 3 PC
9 banjo kazooie n64
8 goldeneye n64
7 Mario kart DD GC
6 Mass effect  x360
5 C&C red alert PC
4 oblivion x360/PC
3 Halo 3 x360
2 CoD2 X360
1 World of Warcraft PC
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Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year
#50 Nintendogs Nintendo DS Nintendo EAD 2005
#49 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Xbox 360/1, Playstation 3/4, Microsoft Windows Kojima Productions  2015
#48 Sonic Advance 3 Game Boy Advance Sonic Team/Dimps 2004
#47 Final Fantasy VII Playstation/Microsoft Windows Squaresoft 1997
#46 Chrono Trigger Super Nintendo Entertainment System Squaresoft 1995
#45 Mass Effect 3 Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Wii U Bioware

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#44 Horizon: Zero Dawn Playstation 4/Microsoft Windows Guerrilla Games 2017
#43 Ratchet: Deadlocked Playstation 2 Insomniac Games 2005
#42 Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Sega Genesis Sega Technical Institute 1994
#41 Titanfall 2 Playstation 4, Xbox 1, Microsoft Windows Respawn Entertainment 2016
#40 God Of War (2018) Playstation 4 Sony Interactive Entertainment: Santa Monica Studio 2018
#39 Mario Party 2 Nintendo 64 Hudson Soft 1999
#38 Warioware Inc.: Mega Microgame$  Game Boy Advance Nintendo R&D1 2003
#37 Puyo Pop Fever Nintendo Gamecube Sonic Team 2003
#36 Sonic Colors Wii, Nintendo DS Sonic Team (Wii)/Dimps (DS) 2010
#35 Kirby Air Ride Nintendo Gamecube HAL Laboratory 2003
#34 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo 64 Nintendo EAD 2000
#33 Billy Hatcher & The Giant Egg Nintendo Gamecube Sonic Team 2003
#32
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