Edge Magazine's 100 Best Games To Play Today

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  1. Zatoichi

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    So now I'm allowing myself to dream I'll get my hands on a Pandora in the next month-ish, I remembered an article Edge magazine did on what they thought where the top 100 games that still stand up today for their 200th issue. Curious to know what people make of it, as I can't say I agree with all of it. Seriously, no Sensible Soccer and only one 8bit game? Still good to see a lot of what I do agree with should be playable on the Pandora!

    100. R4: Ridge Racer Type 4
    99. Far Cry
    98.Star Fox 64
    97. Resident Evil(GC)
    96. Zelda: Twilight Princess
    95. Football Manager 2009
    94. Space Giraffe
    93. The Sims 2
    92. Animal Crossing Wii
    91. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    90. Braid/
    89. Final Fantasy VI

    88. Panel De Pon
    87. Doom 2
    86. Singstar/
    85. The Secret of Monkey Island

    84. God of War
    83. Peggle
    82. Sam & Max Hit the Road
    81. Silent Hill 2
    80. Quake III
    79. Pac-Man CE
    78. UFO: Enemy Unknown
    77. Zelda: Majoras Mask
    76. Planescape Torment
    75. F-Zero GX
    74. Puzzle Quest: COTW
    73. Frequency
    72. Skate 2
    71.Outrun 2006:Coast 2 Coast
    70: Daytona USA
    69: Super Smash Bros Brawl
    68. Shadow of the Collosus
    67. Chrono Trigger
    66. Prince of Persia: SOT
    65. Thief II: The Metal Age
    64. Puyo Pop Fever
    63. Lemmings
    62. Ninja Gaiden II
    61. Robotron 2084
    60. Puzzle Bobble
    59. Viewtiful Joe
    58. Gears of War 2
    57. Deus Ex
    56. Counter Strike Source
    55. Pokemon Yellow
    54. Ico
    53. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
    52. R-Type Final
    50. Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes
    49. Rez HD
    48. Final Fantasy VII
    47. Eve Online
    46. Disgaea: AOD
    45. TES IV: Oblivion
    44. Jet Set Radio Future
    43. Portal
    42. Fifa 09
    41. Race Driver: GRID
    40. WarioWare Inc.
    39. Super Monkey Ball
    38. Starcraft
    37. Fallout 3
    36. Burnout Paradise
    35. Castlevania: SOTN
    34. Bioshock
    33. Geometry Wars RE2
    32. Team Fortress 2
    31. Bomberman
    30. Company of Heroes
    29. Advance Wars
    28. GTA: San Andreas
    27. Mario Kart DS
    26. Medieval II Total War
    25. Final Fantasy XII
    24. Virtua Fighter
    23. Zelda: The Wind Waker
    22. GTA Vice City
    21. Metal Gear Solid 3
    20. Super Mario Bros 3
    19. Civilization IV
    18. COD IV: Modern Warfare
    17. World of Warcraft
    16. Super Metroid
    15. Rock Band 2
    14. Street Fighter IV
    13. Left 4 Dead
    12. GTA IV
    11. LittleBigPlanet
    10. Yoshi's Island
    9. Halo 3
    8.Super Mario Galaxy
    7. Tetris
    6. Super Mario World
    5. Zelda: A Link to the Past
    4.Resident Evil 4/3. Half-Life 2
    2. Super Mario 64

    and finally... 1.Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    The industry picks were:

    Kyle Gabler - Grim Fandango
    Katsuhiro Harada - Ultima
    Ralph Baer - Ping-Pong
    Tetsuya Mizuguchi - Xenon 2: Megablast
    Jeff Minter - Star Raiders
    Gabe Newell - Super Mario 64
    Steve Jarret - Gears of War
    Yoshinori Kitase - Alone in the Dark (also mentions Hearts of Iron)
    Lucy Bradshaw - Simcity 2000
    Jenova Chen - The legend of Sword and Fairy
    Masaya Matsuura - is apparently crap at games, so didn't pick one?!?
    Cliff Bleszinski - The Legend of Zelda
    Sukhbir Sidhu - Burnout 3: Takedown (A big influence on Peggle apparently...)
    Mark Healey - Super Mario 64
    Clint Hocking - X-Com: UFO Defense
    Martin Hollis - Parappa the Rapper

    http://www.edge-online.com/features/the-100-best-games-to-play-today

    So what do people think should have made the list?


    (Edited list for legibility!)
     
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  2. MonkeyChops

    MonkeyChops NO! I don't play basketball

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    you should edit that list to make it easier to read and highlight which ones will work on pandora.
     
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    I think it's silly to have Mario 64 so high. While it is a fantastic game in its own right, nearly every 3d platformer since has outclassed it, including two more Mario titles.
     
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    Mario 64 was a complete disappointment to me, as my first two n64 games were DK and OoT! DK is still awesome, even though it was my first game!

    Are the jungle green consoles worth more than the black ones? I have one with expansion pack, but it's missing the expansion slot cap and EXT cover!
     
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    Have to agree, the recent Ratchet and Clank's have been brilliant, but get no mention for example.
     
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  6. Vorporeal

    Vorporeal Yes, no, I, this is.

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    You forgot to highlight Super Metroid (#16). That was one of my favorite games for SNES.
     
  7. alucart1984

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    These list are always hard to swollow as your own personal opinion is going to be different then most other people. While I agree Mario 64 was quite high on the list and should maybe of been lower I understand why its that high. Super Mario 64 set a standard that has been followed in most of the 3d platformers available since then. I believe alot of games in this list follow a similar system like why is Resident Evil (#4) but there is no Resident Evil 2 even on the list? My opinion is Resident Evil 2 was better than Resident Evil 1, but of course this is my opinion. Maybe this is because Resident Evil set the standard for the series.

    Also 28 games on that list can be played on the Pandora!!! thats a little over 1/4 the amount listed. Thats pretty good!
     
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    D'oh! Fixed!
     
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    Wow you didn't get an N64 till DK (Donkey Kong 64?) came out? Of course you would be disappointed. That'd be like me saying I was disappointed (just an example)with Goldeneye 64 because my first games were Perfect Dark and OoT.

    Most people that played Perfect Dark liked it more than Goldeneye. It doesn't mean that when Goldeneye came out that it wasn't one of the best FPS cause of that. Mario 64 was one of the launch titles for the N64. Donkey Kong 64 was released a whole 3 years after Super Mario 64.
     
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  10. Butterman

    Butterman Gief Pandara

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    Grim Fandango.

    One of my favourite games EVER.
     
  11. Prometheus

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    I'm sorry, but I think this is quite possibly one of the worst best-games lists I've ever seen (though, coming from a publication like Edge, I'm not surprised :p). Most best-games lists are pretty bad filler material anyway, in my view, though.

    The only such lists that count are those by real people, rather than laughable "games journalists".

    That's what I make of it. :p
     
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    No, Doukutsu Monotagari/Cave Story? :(
     
  13. MonkeyChops

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    Will mame run Virtua Fighter, I wonder?

    At any rate the 32x one will work once Notaz gets 32x support in picodrive
     
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    Mario 64 has been improved upon, that's for sure, but the hub system in that game was the best of the mario franchise! IMO!


    Chris
     
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    For me System Shock 2 is missing. Always liked it far more than Bioshock due to superior atmosphere.

    I am surprised to find MMOs.

    Rez, still looking forward to this one.

    I want my Pandora <.<
     
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    Planescape: Torment should eventually be playable on the Pandora too. Pickle recently got GemRB so once it works upstream, Planescape should appear on the Pandora too.
     
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    Also, Ninja Gaiden 2 will run on the Pandora as well.
     
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    Have to heavily agree with you there!

    I'm really hoping there is some more progress on Residual sometime soon. Playable Grim Fandango on the Pandora would be a dream come true.
    (Hint to devs: go over and help them!)
     
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  19. craigix

    craigix Mega GP Mania

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    What an awful list. Edge is so far up its own arse these days it's almost an inverse image of its former self.
     
  20. leggymcjeggy

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    I was annoyed so I started listing games that should have made it. But the list got so long i decided to go with just this:

    "100 games that still stand up today"

    Gears of War 2: 58th
    Call Of Duty IV: 18th

    Mario 64, from years ago: 1st

    Wait, what?
     

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