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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 12th 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. That said, if you post a list here without signing up first, I'll include it anyway. Each list will be compiled here in this thread, so good luck, have fun, and enjoy talking all about the games you love!

Basic rules:

• The Official thread and the Discussion thread will be posted on November 10th.

• 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 as explained below:

• Games that release after October 31st, 2021 will not be allowed.
       • This means no Forza Horizon 5, Shin Megami Tensei V, Battlefield 2042, Halo Infinite, and so on.

• Game collections are also not allowed.
       • This means you can't list something like Mass Effect Legendary Edition, 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, the Resident Evil remakes and the Metroid remakes. 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, still 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!!
2020: Sign-Ups | Official Thread | Discussion Thread | Results Thread

And with all this out of the way, it's list posting time!

Last edited by mZuzek - 3 days ago


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It's been a weird year for me. I've often felt less motivated than ever before in the life, for many things and that includes games (don't worry, I'm fine!). That isn't to say I didn't play games this year - for my standards, it was actually quite productive so far - but just that I haven't felt a real excitement about the industry as a whole. In recent months, I've been thinking a lot more about what gaming gave me in terms of proper experiences and stories, and less about how good the gameplay is or isn't. In fact, I considered dropping multiplayer-centric games entirely from this year's list, because I find it hard to rank them among those games that offer you a journey, but, I'm keeping them in for now.

As a result of this, there's been more turmoil than usual in my list this year, with quite a few games seeing big drops, and a couple going up significantly too. It's still not too different though, but I feel like this year, more than ever, the list is really based on my current opinion and nothing more. So those games that kept making it in for their significance to a different time of my life, are mostly gone or in the honorable mentions. Anyways, here goes.

2020 Ranking

- HONORABLE MENTIONS -

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – Hacker's Memory Switch Media.Vision 2017 H.M.
#49 Biomutant PC Experiment 101 2021 New!
#48 Bayonetta Switch PlatinumGames 2009 New!
#47 Super Mario Odyssey Switch Nintendo 2017 -21
#46 Mass Effect PC BioWare 2007 Unr.
#45 Super Meat Boy PC Team Meat 2010 -11
#44 Hyper Light Drifter PC Heart Machine 2016 0
#43 Football Manager 2020 PC Sports Interactive 2019 -5
#42 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Sora Ltd. / Bandai Namco 2018 H.M.
#41 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch ArtPlay / Inti Creates 2019 +7
#40 Night in the Woods Switch Infinite Fall 2017 +7
#39 Persona 5 Strikers Switch Omega Force / Atlus 2020 New!
#38 Metroid: Zero Mission GBA Nintendo 2004 -1
#37 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64, 3DS Nintendo 2000 -8
#36 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PS1 Konami 1997 0
#35 Persona 3 PS2 Atlus 2006 +8
#34 Cyberpunk 2077 PC CD Projekt Red 2020 New!
#33 Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 DS Game Freak 2012 -1
#32 Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS MercurySteam 2017 -5
#31 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC, Wii, Wii U Nintendo 2006 0
#30 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Retro Studios 2007 +3
#29 Portal PC Valve 2007 +1
#28 Splatoon 2 Switch Nintendo 2017 0
#27 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64, 3DS Nintendo 1998 -2
#26 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC, Wii U Nintendo 2002 -3
#25 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U Sora Ltd. / Bandai Namco 2014 -5
#24 Thumper PS4, Switch Drool 2016 -8
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Last edited by mZuzek - 11 hours ago


I make music, check it out here on Bandcamp, Spotify, and Youtube!
my top 50 games

Front page, now to do my list.



Oh, that's a pretty table mZuzek, I'm going to steal it.

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Guessed By YoY Change
#50 New Super Mario Bros.  DS Nintendo S.Peelman -6
#49 Gran Turismo 2 PS1 Polyphony Digital Kakadu18 -4
#48 Wipeout Pure PSP Studio Liverpool (RIP) Farsala Re-entry
#47 Wipeout Pulse PSP Studio Liverpool (RIP) Farsala No Change
#46 Alex Kidd in Miracle World SMS Sega Kakadu18 -6
#45 The Last of Us PS4 Naughty Dog S.Peelman -2
#44 Grand Theft Auto PC/PS1 DMA Design UnderwaterFunktown -5
#43 The Company of Myself PC Eli Piilonen N/A -6
#42 N+ X360 Metanet Software Zippy6 -7
#41 Bloodborne PS4 FromSoftware S.Peelman NEW
#40 Horizon: Zero Dawn PS4 Guerrilla Games UnderwaterFunktown +2
#39 Left 4 Dead 2 PC/X360 Valve Corporation Trucks +2
#38 Race Driver: GRID PC/X360 Codemasters coolbeans 0
#37 N++ PC Metanet Software Mnementh -4
#36 Control PC Remedy Entertainment coolbeans NEW
#35 The Surge PC Deck13 coolbeans NEW
#34 Mirror's Edge Catalyst PS4 EA DICE Runa 0
#33 The Last Guardian PS4 Team Ico, Japan Studio coolbeans +3
#32 Half-Life 2 PC/PS3 Valve coolbeans 0
#31 Fighting Force PS1 Core Design (RIP) coolbeans -3
#30 Future Cop: LAPD PS1 EA Redwood Shores (RIP) coolbeans +2
#29 Fallout 3 X360 Bethesda Game Studios coolbeans +1
#28 Inside PC Playdead coolbeans +1
#27 Diablo PC Blizzard North (RIP) Mnementh 0
#26 Rayman Legends PS4 Ubisoft Montpellier coolbeans 0
#25 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare X360 Infinity Ward coolbeans -3
#24 Limbo PC/X360 Playdead coolbeans -1
#23
#22 WipEout 2097 PS1 Psygnosis (RIP) Supermario28 +3
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#20 Grand Theft Auto V PC Rockstar North Mnementh 0
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Guess Leaderboard:

  • coolbeans - 12
  • S.Peelman - 3
  • Mnementh - 3
  • Farsala - 2
  • Kakadu18 - 2
  • UnderwaterFunktown - 2
  • Runa - 1
  • Trucks - 1
  • Zippy6 - 1
  • Supermario28 - 1
Last edited by Machina - 1 day ago

dang, mods are not allowed :(



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My 50 greatest games of all time - 2021 edition

I'll link the titles to posts that explain more about the game. The platform contains the platform (or platforms) I played said game on, it may have been released on others. As I can't remember for all which year I played it, the year is the year of release of the game.

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25. Return to Zork DOS 1993 Activision/Infocom
26. Jagged Alliance DOS 1995 Madlab Software/Sir-Tech
27. Deus Ex: Human Revolution WiiU 2011 Eidos/Square Enix
28. A Short Hike Switch/Linux 2019 Adam Robinson-Yu
29. Immortals Fenyx Rising Switch/Stadia 2020 Ubisoft
30. Attack of the Friday Monsters! 3DS 2013 Millenium Kitchen/Aquria/Level-5
31. Pillars of Eternity Linux/Switch 2015 Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive
32. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS 2000 Nintendo
33. StarCraft/Brood War Windows 1998 Blizzard Entertainment
34. Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV Switch 2020 Koei Tecmo
35. Armello Linux/Switch 2015 League of Geeks
36. Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS/WiiU/Switch 2012 Capcom
37. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Switch/Stadia 2016 Nihon Falcom/NIS America
38. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Switch/Stadia 2018 Sega
39. Phoenix Point Stadia 2019 Snapshot Games
40. Supaplex DOS 1991 Think!Ware Development/Dream Factory/Digital Integration
41. Monster Hunter Rise Switch 2021 Capcom
42. King's Bounty II Switch 2021 1C Entertainment
43. Dragon Quest Builders Switch 2016 SquareEnix
44. Gylt Stadia 2019 Tequila Works
45. Child of Light WiiU/Switch 2014 Ubisoft
46. Doom 64 Switch/Stadia 1997 Midway
47. The Battle for Wesnoth Linux 2005 David White and others
48. Descent DOS 1995 Parallax Software/Interplay
49. Pinball Dreams DOS 1992 Digital Illusions/21st Century Entertainment
50. Resident Evil (Remake) Wii/Switch 2002 Capcom

 

Here some statistics. As I played some games on multiple platforms, the platform numbers will add up to more than 50. As creators I list only these, which made multiple games I like.

  entries highest
platforms
Switch 14 #28 A Short Hike
Stadia 6 #29 Immortals Fenyx Rising
DOS 5 #25 Return to Zork
Linux 4 #28 A Short Hike
3DS 3 #30 Attack of the Friday Monsters!
WiiU 3 #27 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Wii 1 #50 Resident Evil (Remake)
Windows 1 #33 StarCraft/Brood War
decades
90s 7 #25 Return to Zork
00s 3 #32 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
10s 12 #27 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
20s 4 #29 Immortals Fenyx Rising
creators
Capcom 3 #36 Resident Evil: Revelations
Ubisoft 2 #29 Immortals Fenyx Rising
SquareEnix 2 #27 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Interplay 1 #48 Descent
Nintendo 1 #32 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Here are some honorable mentions. As I list each year unique titles I list my honorable mentions for all of the last years:

  • 2017: Wii Sports Resort (Wii, 2009), Dune (DOS, 1992), Hearthstone (Android, 2014), Chaos Overlords (DOS, 1996), Dillon's Rolling Western (3DS, 2012), Micro Machines (DOS, 1991), Bravely Default (3DS, 2012) and Duke Nukem 3D (DOS, 1996)
  • 2018: Undertale (Switch, 2015), Oxenfree (Switch, 2016), Darksiders II (WiiU, 2012), Unreal Tournament (Windows, 1999), Doom reboot (Switch, 2016)
  • 2019: Into the Breach (Switch, 2018), Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (WiiU/Switch, 2014), Wacky Wheels (DOS, 1994), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018), FreedroidRPG (Linux, 2011), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Switch, 2015), Sid Meier's Colonization (DOS, 1994), Blockout (DOS, 1989)
  • 2020: Beyond Good & Evil (PS2, 2003), Doom 64 (Switch/Stadia, 1997), Human Resource Machine (WiiU/Switch, 2015), Worms (DOS, 1995), Hitman (Stadia, 2016), Battle Chess (DOS, 1988)
  • 2021: Beat the Beat: Rhythm Paradise/Rhythm Heaven Fever (2011, Wii), Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (2019, Switch/Stadia), Battalion Wars 2 (2007, Wii), Project Zomboid (2013, Linux), Eledees/Elebits (2006, Wii), Wunderland (1994, Telnet)

And in the discussion thread we have again this year the guessing game. Here are the results of who guessed how much of my games.

 user count entries
Machina 6 #48, #39, #34, #29, #31, #30
Darashiva 5 #45, #35, #28, #27, #26
Zippy6 3 #50, #43, #38
Kakadu18 3 #46, #37, #39
The_Liquid_Laser 3 #25, #22, #24
TruckOSaurus 2 #33, #32
Supermario28 1 #41
S.Peelman 1 #36
no one 5 #49, #47, #44, #42, #40

Last edited by Mnementh - 20 hours ago

3DS-FC: 4511-1768-7903 (Mii-Name: Mnementh), Nintendo-Network-ID: Mnementh, Switch: SW-7706-3819-9381 (Mnementh)

my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021

10 years greatest game event!

bets: [peak year] [+], [1], [2], [3], [4]

Alright, show time.

Here we go!

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Project Sora 2012 - 11
#49 Final Fantasy VII Nintendo Switch Square 1997 - 23
#48 Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64/Nintendo Switch Nintendo EAD 1996 0
#47 Luigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo Switch Next Level Games 2019 NEW
#46 Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 3DS Game Freak 2013 - 10
#45 Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo GameCube/Nintendo Switch Nintendo EAD 2002 + 2
#44 Shantae and the Pirate's Curse Wii U WayForward 2014 - 6
#43 Spider-Man: Miles Morales PlayStation 4 Insomniac Games 2020 NEW
#42 Final Fantasy XV PlayStation 4 Square Enix 2016 - 2
#41 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo 3DS/Wii Nintendo EAD 1998 - 4
#40 Super Mario 3D World (Bowser's Fury) Nintendo Switch/Wii U Nintendo EAD 2013 + 6
#39 Hyrule Warriors Wii U Omega Force/Team Ninja 2014 - 9
#38 Pokemon Black/White Nintendo DS Game Freak 2010 NEW
#37 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U/Nintendo Switch Retro Studios 2014 - 4
#36 Sonic Colors Wii Sonic Team 2010 + 9
#35 Life Is Strange PlayStation 4 Dontnod Entertainment 2015 - 4
#34 Mario Kart 8 (Deluxe) Wii U/Nintendo Switch Nintendo EAD 2014 - 2
#33 Splatoon Wii U Nintendo EAD 2015 - 4
#32 Metroid Prime Nintendo GameCube/Wii/Wii U Retro Studios 2002 - 5
#31 Sonic Generations Xbox 360 Sonic Team 2011 + 13
#30 Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS Intelligent Systems 2015 - 5
#29 Ghost of Tsushima PlayStation 4 Sucker Punch Productions 2020 + 12
#28 Sonic Unleashed Wii/Xbox 360 Sonic Team 2008 + 15
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Last edited by PAOerfulone - 3 days ago

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year
#50 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks Nintendo DS Nintendo 2009
#49 Super Mario Bros. 3 Nintendo Switch Nintendo 1988
#48 Tetris 99 Nintendo Switch Nintendo, Arika 2019
#47 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch Sora Ltd., Bandai Namco, Nintendo 2018
#46 Tetris Effect: Connected Nintendo Switch Monstars, Resonair, Stage Games 2018, 2020
#45 Okami HD Nintendo Switch Clover Studio, HexaDrive 2006, 2012
#44 Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Intelligent Systems, Nintendo 2012
#43 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Nintendo Switch Nintendo 1991
#42 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii Nintendo 2009
#41 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Nintendo Switch Ubisoft 2013
#40 Sid Meier's Civilization VI Nintendo Switch Firaxis 2016
#39 Sniper Elite 4 Nintendo Switch Rebellion 2017
#38 Luigi's Mansion 2 Nintendo 3DS Next Level Games 2013
#37 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Nintendo 3DS Grezzo 2011
#36 Minecraft Nintendo Switch Mojang 2011
#35 The Walking Dead Nintendo Switch Telltale Games 2012
#34 The Walking Dead: Season 2 Nintendo Switch Telltale Games 2013
#33 The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS Nintendo 2007
#32 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Nintendo Switch Bethesda 2011
#31 Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Nintendo Switch Nihon Falcom 2019
#30 Luigi's Mansion Gamecube, Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 2001
#29 Luigi's Mansion 3 Nintendo Switch Next Level Games 2019
#28 Hitman 3 Nintendo Switch IOI 2021
#27 Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Nintendo Switch Ubisoft 2017
#26 Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 2011
#25 Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury Nintendo Switch Nintendo 2013/ 2021
#24 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Switch Monolith Soft 2017
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#22 Monster Hunter Rise Nintendo Switch Capcom 2021
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Last edited by Ultrashroomz - on 20 November 2021

"Just for comparison Uncharted 4 was 20x bigger than Splatoon 2. This shows the huge difference between Sony's first-party games and Nintendo's first-party games."

Mine!