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Great jobs Smeags!

The Nintendo fans really showed up to vote this year! 8 of the top 10 are Nintendo games and the other 2 were exclusive on Nintendo consoles when released. Bit disappointed that the Deus Ex games, Half-Life 1/2, Tomb Raider and Dragon Age Origins weren't rated higher, but that's the way it goes sometimes.

Surprised to see Dishonored in the Top 250. It was only released a few weeks before the lists were compiled so I don't think many who participated would have had a chance to play it. Goes to show how good the game is.



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I actually am quite suprised that Super Paper Mario appeared, even being in 136th. Take that haters!



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Mario Party 1 > 2 ?!?!?!?!?!?!?



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the_dengle said:
That's a lot of great games! Soooooo many Nintendo games. lol that 7 of the top 10 are Mario & Zelda... and I can't argue with it. The only thing that REALLY raises my eyebrows is Mario 64 being ahead of Mario Galaxy.

Deal with it .

Anyway, like you, I think the top 10 couldn't have been better!



radishhead said:
I loved seeing the "/Deluxe" after Mario Bros, since that's how I put it on my list xD I wonder how many others specified that version

I did. I got into games too late to have an NES, so my exposure to Super Mario Bros was through the GBC version.



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Mr Khan said:
radishhead said:
I loved seeing the "/Deluxe" after Mario Bros, since that's how I put it on my list xD I wonder how many others specified that version

I did. I got into games too late to have an NES, so my exposure to Super Mario Bros was through the GBC version.

Same here. The game was great, with the ability to save being the best feature.

The Boo races and Yoshi Egg hunts were great fun as well.



Here's some new interesting info... ^_~

Highest Ranked Game for Each Platform (Late ports and Remakes do not count):

3DS: Super Mario 3D Land (#36)
DC: Soul Calibur (#151)
DS: Pokemon Black/White (#59)
GB: Pokemon Red/Blue (#6)
GBA: Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (#100)
GCN: Resident Evil 4 (#3)
Genesis: Sonic & Knuckles (#58)
N64: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (#1)
NES: Super Mario Bros. (#30)
PC: Bioshock (#18)
PSX: Final Fantasy VII (#16)
PS2: Final Fantasy X (#21)
PS3: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (#19)
PSP: Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (#216)
Saturn: Tomb Raider (#196)
SNES: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (#5)
Wii: Super Mario Galaxy (#4)
X360: Bioshock (#18)
Xbox: Halo: Combat Evolved (#55)

Highest Ranking Game for Each Genre:

Action: God of War (#69)
Action-Adventure: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time (#1)
Adventure: Heavy Rain (#57)
Fighting: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (#11)
First Person Shooter: Bioshock (#18)
JRPG: Pokemon Red/Blue (#6)
Platform: Super Mario 64 (#2)
Puzzle: Portal 2 (#24)
Racing: Mario Kart 64 (#12)
Rhythm/Music: Elite Beat Agents (#167)
Third Person Shooter: Resident Evil 4 (#3)
Sports: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (#160)
Strategy: WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos (#44)
WRPG: Mass Effect 2 (#22)



I have never gotten what the meaning of the adventure genre is? Is it like a light-novel type of game, since that is what heavy rain represents and I have also seen Ace Attorney and Layton within that genre.



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AlphaCielago said:
I have never gotten what the meaning of the adventure genre is? Is it like a light-novel type of game, since that is what heavy rain represents and I have also seen Ace Attorney and Layton within that genre.

You're pretty much correct on your assumption. Point and Click adventures like The Curse of Monkey Island and Grim Fandango are the superstars of the Adventure genre (despite not making it on this list...), but newer games like Phoenix Wright and Professor Layton (this one is an Adventure-Puzzle hybrid) have lead to a resnaissance in the genre.

Talk to Okr if you have any other questions about the Adventure genre. He is the master.



Pokemon Ruby is my fave game of all time.