From the OP:
Now, here comes the disclaimer: This list is not definitive in any way. It's just the combined opinions of unique gamrConnect users. You'll also find that there's no platforms or publishers in the main list, only the game, year, and development team. Those developers are the ones who brought these amazing games to life through their hard work, creativity, and passion for gaming, so let's focus on these groups of people and give them the praise they deserve.
If you're looking for a certain compilation, remake, remaster, or game released after October 31, 2014, you wont find them here. Each game provided is the original game, given the release date for when it hit Western (US or PAL) shores (or if it never has released overseas, then its original release date).
With that said, here are the top 500 games voted on by the community here on gamrConnect. In the end I hope you can use this thread to look back at the best of gaming and rekindle that joy that this hobby of ours brings to us. From gaming's past to a bright future, here's to video games.
Obviously games like Metroid: Zero Mission, Persona 4: The Golden, and REmake are so much more than simple remakes, but at the same time their basis stems from the original games. I know a lot aren't happy with that, and I do apologize, but that's what's happened. Maybe next year I'll separate them, but that's of course another gear in the machine.
Hum, that's controversial. I mean, P4 Golden is more of an enhanced port, it makes sense. But Zero Mission and REmake are sooooo vastly different from the originals. Anyway.