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If you feel like putting your 2 cents in, then go [url="http://www.unikgamer.com"]here[/url] and make your Top 25 favorite game of all time list (1st=25pts, 2nd=24pts, ..., 25th=1pt).

Here are the [url="http://www.unikgamer.com/tops/greatest-video-games-of-all-time-1.html"]current results[/url] that involves [color="red"]650 [/color] gamers so far.
Other top-lists are also available (by year, decade, genre and systems) if you want to mess around with more of them.

Check out my own list of top games (what a great list, i know):
[url="http://www.unikgamer.com/members/papissama-1.html"]http://www.unikgamer...apissama-1.html[/url]

Post the link of your Top games and feel free to discuss your choices!
Check it out if you got a few minutes to spare, it's a really fun concept, especially if you're a longtime gamer (and bored :D)

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I'll start it off by posting my own all time Top 25.
Behold, these games made me hooked to that entertaiment medium for life. And yes, Heroes III is a drug and a good one at that :)

http://www.unikgamer.com/members/papissama-1.html

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Allow me to express some surprise at your evidently rather odd demographic distribution: apparently the quiz was filled in by 40- and 13-year-olds, but there's most definitely a decade missing from there. HL2 can only score that high if there's no HL1, Quake, Unreal or UT to challenge it. And where are the real classics of the 90's - the X-COM games, Transport Tycoon and Doom? Beaten by Pokemon? Really?

And then there's stuff I haven't even heard of, eg Chrono Trigger and Super Mario Bros Melee (Seriously? This made the list?!).

With all due repsect, sir, I challenge the objectivity of your list! Sir.

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I will have to say the demographics are a bit skewed if games like HL1, DooM, Starcraft etc are beaten by HL2,Fallout3,super mario melee and galaxies, all the pokemons etc...

Even the JRPGs are a bit demographically skewed... Earth Bound and Sukiodens are generally more well regarded as better games than newer finalfantasys like X and XII. They just very rare and hard to find. Thus many people haven't played them (I own them both :D)

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Allow me to express some surprise at your evidently rather odd demographic distribution: apparently the quiz was filled in by 40- and 13-year-olds, but there's most definitely a decade missing from there. HL2 can only score that high if there's no HL1, Quake, Unreal or UT to challenge it. And where are the real classics of the 90's - the X-COM games, Transport Tycoon and Doom? Beaten by Pokemon? Really?

And then there's stuff I haven't even heard of, eg Chrono Trigger and Super Mario Bros Melee (Seriously? This made the list?!).

With all due respect, sir, I challenge the objectivity of your list! Sir.


I am actually in partial agreement with you. I think that list is clearly dominated by younger generations.
But the next feature that I'm working on right now will let us sort that list by generation of gamers. We'll be able to compare the list of gamers born between 75-79 vs 80-84 vs 85-89 and so on.

We'll have the same thing with countries (US vs UK vs France, ...)
and gender (Male list vs female one)

I am looking forward to see what kind of list we'll get.
It should be ready in the next few days :)

On an other note, you should at least have heard of Chrono Trigger (maybe you were sarcastic or something)

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I'm not familiar Chrono Trigger either, but I'm blaming that on the fact that I'm of a cetain age and from the United Kingdom — the list seems heavily skewed towards console games (and Nintendo consoles at that) whereas I'm more familiar with home computer offerings. There's no way Jet Set Willy should be all the way down at #1271. [wink] I'd be interested to see the list filtered by different demographics.

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I forgot to mention it, but you can also rank your games by decades ('70s, '80s, '90s and 2000s are available).

I'm 30 and I finished Chrono Trigger last year on the DS. It was pretty good but not mind blowing. But I think that if I played it back in 1995, it would probably be a classic to me. Too bad I guess.

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I'll give the site a look, since it can be a real gold mine for someone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the gamers as a demography.

On Chrono Trigger by Square, awesome game and really innovated the JRPG genre (though perhaps because it was directed for more Western audience) at the time, without storyline or other aspects of the game getting hit. I kind of approve the Abandonware movement; since Chrono Trigger and SNES is out of production and has been for a decade or so, try downloading Zsnes (emulator, with grpahic engine that inter/extrapolate pixels (much better solution than anti-aliasing), games look a much better than originally) and ROMs for it.

I am very surprised that Final Fantasy IX did not make it. Are the new kids not playing PS I games because of the crappy graphics. Very stupid reason... the graphic competition IMO killed much of game design innovation during the past 7 years.

I am wondering why these are missing besides those already mentioned (though it might just be that I am too old): Ultima VIII or VII, Megaman III or IV from the saga, Secret of Mana, Killer Instinct (if I recall correctly, it introduced combo chaining, chain breaks and other modern aspects that came after special moves in combat games), Grand Theft Auto, Yoshi Island (showed what can be done with SNES tech), MoO2, Settlers II or III, from Sim series, not any of the SimCities but the Sims, Resident Evil 4 is ok but Resident Evil I was a lot better at the time.

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I'll give the site a look, since it can be a real gold mine for someone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the gamers as a demography.

I am very surprised that Final Fantasy IX did not make it. Are the new kids not playing PS I games because of the crappy graphics. Very stupid reason... the graphic competition IMO killed much of game design innovation during the past 7 years.

I am wondering why these are missing besides those already mentioned (though it might just be that I am too old): Ultima VIII or VII, Megaman III or IV from the saga, Secret of Mana, Killer Instinct (if I recall correctly, it introduced combo chaining, chain breaks and other modern aspects that came after special moves in combat games), Grand Theft Auto, Yoshi Island (showed what can be done with SNES tech), MoO2, Settlers II or III, from Sim series, not any of the SimCities but the Sims, Resident Evil 4 is ok but Resident Evil I was a lot better at the time.


FF IX is ranked 17th

All the games you guys mentioned are there, but they just lower down the list. Right 1436 games have ranked by 591 gamers. Older games will go up the list when more older gamers share their Top 25.
I think they will eventually, but only when the site gets more credibility.

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I'll give the site a look, since it can be a real gold mine for someone who wants to deepen their knowledge of the gamers as a demography.

I am very surprised that Final Fantasy IX did not make it. Are the new kids not playing PS I games because of the crappy graphics. Very stupid reason... the graphic competition IMO killed much of game design innovation during the past 7 years.

I am wondering why these are missing besides those already mentioned (though it might just be that I am too old): Ultima VIII or VII, Megaman III or IV from the saga, Secret of Mana, Killer Instinct (if I recall correctly, it introduced combo chaining, chain breaks and other modern aspects that came after special moves in combat games), Grand Theft Auto, Yoshi Island (showed what can be done with SNES tech), MoO2, Settlers II or III, from Sim series, not any of the SimCities but the Sims, Resident Evil 4 is ok but Resident Evil I was a lot better at the time.


FF IX is ranked 17th

All the games you guys mentioned are there, but they just lower down the list. Right now 1436 games have ranked by 591 gamers. Older games will go up the list when more older gamers share their Top 25.
I think they will eventually, but only when the site gets more credibility.


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I can't fill out the list, you're missing half of my favorite games....

No "Liberty or Death" "Indianapolis 500: The Simulation" "Detroit" "NCAA Basketball" (the 3d one on snes) even modern games like "Hearts and Irons" and "Superpower" is missing...

fail.

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Hm...of the top of my head...I haven't really played *that* much games, mostly demos&shareware and in most of them I give up when they start to become repetitive.

1)Grim Fandango
2)Day Of The Tentacle
3)Sam&Max
4)HalfLife
5)Oblivion
6)Broken Sword
7)Street Fighter 2-3
8)Ocarina Of Time
9)Crystal Caves
10)F-Zero(X)
11)Wipeout
12)Lemmings
13)Solar Winds
14)Any game with mario in it...mostly Mario World for the old 4-color gameboy I think?
15)Worms
16)Duke Nukem(the first 2D one by Apogee)

That's all I can remember anyway.

Ps. One funny thing I remember...about the time that the Doom-mania was all over, I had just a 286 with 60MB harddrive and monochrome monitor...so I was reading magazines about it and in every one there were featured game levels along with photos of top-down view of the maps...so I was always like...
"wtf are these people playing, how is this fun???"...I had to wait until Doom95 to figure out what was all that fuss about :P

And oh shit, I forgot MDK. MDK rules.

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That site needs a Arcade category, with a listing of real arcade games (not just console ports) :P


We'll have an arcade category opening up soon :)

We have now a lot of members of the Bitmob crew joining us, thanks Shoe.
I hope a lot of gaming site will do the same thing:
http://www.unikgamer.com/vip/bitmob-19.html

Who would like to see in that VIP section?

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Baldurs Gate 1-2
Planescape Torment
Diablo 1-2
Dungeon Siege 2
Neverwinter Nights 1
Oblivion
Fallout 1-3
Final Fantasy VII-X
Icewind Dale
Ultima IX
Divine Divinity
Beyond Divinity
Gothic 2-3
Risen
Tales of Eternia
Tales of Vesperia
Two Worlds 2
Parasite Eve
Monkey Island 2-3
Maniac Mansion 1-2
Silent Hill 2
Shadow of Memories
GTA4
Stalker
Anarchy Online
Katamari

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You guys do realize that this is going to turn into a front for some kind of adult gamer vs young gamer war, right? Or PC vs console war. Or pre-1990s vs post-1990s war. Or X vs Y war...

No matter what games are on this list, some community somewhere is going to bawl with self-righteous anger. I won't name names, but it's already starting to happen in this very thread.

I really don't think lists like these should be allowed to exist. [flaming]

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