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What Is the Best Video Game of All Time?

Gaming 2012/05/30 13:00:00
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This is kind of a broad topic, but since G4 dared to tackle a "Top 5 Video Games of All Time" poll (as if anyone could establish a satisfactory list) we thought we'd make things a little bit simpler. There are plenty of games out there with enough clout to secure an easy spot on the Top 5 -- "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time," "Final Fantasy VII" -- but we're more interested in the open-ended answers.

We want to know what you think is the best game of all time is, whether it's a well-known entry like "NBA Jam" or "Skyrim," or an obscure title from your childhood, like "Buster Busts Loose" or "Jade Cocoon." From Don Daglow's "Dungeon" to "Diablo III," anything is fair game. We'll kick it off with a few canonical classics, but think hard before you answer. And feel free to post some footage if you'd like!

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  • Samuel Odedairo 2012/06/05 20:10:29
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    Samuel Odedairo
    Call of duty black ops 1
  • Christine.Weeks 2012/06/05 15:56:41
    "Tetris"
    Christine.Weeks
    I also loved Evercrack...er everquest when it first came out.
  • Mike J. Hirak 2012/06/05 14:19:30
    "Super Mario World"
    Mike J. Hirak
    Classics are the best
  • Z 2012/06/05 09:08:32
    "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"
    Z
    +1
    This is not an issue of opinion. This is the only non-subjective thing ever. The answer is LoZ OoT. All other answers are wrong.
  • krunchatize~me 2012/06/05 06:53:22
    "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"
    krunchatize~me
    I love the LoZ franchise, some of these haven't even been around for more than 10 years
  • Melody 2012/06/05 02:19:06
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    Melody
  • EmoKiss:3 Melody 2012/06/08 18:12:49
  • The Sod... Melody 2012/06/08 19:07:25
    The SodaHeaded Llama
    +1
    YES, forgot about pacman, but pacman is amazing
  • Dyonus 2012/06/05 01:41:45
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    Dyonus
    Chrono Trigger, Portal games, Turtles in Time, Arkham Asylum/City, Donkey Kong Country, and a few others.
  • maybeimalion 2012/06/05 01:37:32
    "Final Fantasy VII"
    maybeimalion
    +3
    Amazing characters, Amazing story, Amazing soundtrack, Amazing gameplay and variety.. even some of the mini-games would stand up in their own right as good games.. Whats not to like? .....

    ff7 advent children


    ff7  dirge

    erm besides some sub-par spin-off's of course
  • Alice Evie maybeim... 2012/06/06 09:16:08
    Alice Evie
    +1
    love Cloud and Vinsent!
  • maybeim... Alice Evie 2012/06/06 09:52:15
    maybeimalion
    +1
    Dont forget...
    cid highwind
  • Larsa S... maybeim... 2012/06/14 20:45:09
    Larsa Solidor
    +1


    Love Cid. Although Vin's my absolute favourite, Cid is too awesome.
  • jake 2012/06/05 00:39:03
    "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
    jake
    I mean the Elder Scrolls series to clarify
  • Yaati 2012/06/04 23:56:11
    "Final Fantasy VII"
    Yaati
    +1
    These top five games should collab and form one big super mega ultra uber ultimate epic (etc. etc.) game of the century!!!
    I mean, I guess that'd be cool.
  • Kuchi_Main 2012/06/04 23:53:29
    "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"
    Kuchi_Main
    The Legend of Zelda is soo amazing! The best series, and Ocarina of Time is amazing! I love that game!
  • Sister Jean 2012/06/04 23:20:19
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    Sister Jean
  • Jimbo Sister ... 2012/06/04 23:22:49
    Jimbo
    So...Nuns don't play video games?
  • Jimbo 2012/06/04 23:17:49
    "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
    Jimbo
    +1
    And Diablo 2 and Diablo 3
    And ALL Assassin's Creed
  • Miles 2012/06/04 21:06:54
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    Miles
    +1
    Abe's Exodus.
  • Sadisticon 2012/06/04 20:09:11
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    Sadisticon
    +1
    Best? Satisfying even the tastes of a middle-aged farmer's son with the depth and breadth of a video arcade junkie, fed an incessant diet of violence, explosions, poor character development and pixellated titties to the point that Crackdown was the best game ever??? Or best because more people bought it played it and successfully word-of-mouthed it to their friends?
  • Scott 2012/06/04 19:51:15
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    Scott
    +1
    I am totally into Pong
  • Slurry 2012/06/04 19:15:49
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    Slurry
    +1
    Pitfall.
  • The Doctor Paco 2012/06/04 17:22:30
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    The Doctor Paco
    +1
    Gears of war 1-3 and Fallout new vegas :D falout new vegas
    Gears of war
  • Night71 2012/06/04 14:57:13
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    Night71
    +1
    Ms Pacman
  • cupcakes 2012/06/04 11:31:54
    "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"
    cupcakes
    +2
    its the whole reason why i bought my 3ds in the first place
  • Kuchi_Main cupcakes 2012/06/04 23:54:55
    Kuchi_Main
    me too! I even have the Zelda 3ds! zelda 3ds
  • Rural Charmer 2012/06/04 10:53:21
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    Rural Charmer
    Resident Evil 4, without doubt
  • Katherine the Renaissance W... 2012/06/04 08:03:30
    "Final Fantasy VII"
    Katherine the Renaissance Woman
  • Bob 2012/06/04 07:36:27
    Other...
    Bob
    +1
    Pokemon all the way baby!!! Jk lol.
  • Inquisitve Kat 2012/06/04 06:45:12
    "Super Mario World"
    Inquisitve Kat
    +1
    I'll stick with this list, for simplicity. I'm not much of a gamer anyway. I stopped playing when the N64 came out (3D makes me physically ill).
  • TheTruth1313 2012/06/04 06:43:30
    "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
    TheTruth1313
    +1
    SKYRIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...
  • Greetings Chap 2012/06/04 04:50:14
    "Half-Life 2"
    Greetings Chap
    +2
    such a classic. sooo good
  • gnice123 Greetin... 2012/06/05 15:35:36
    gnice123
    I sometimes wonder if those who didn't vote for HL2 simply haven't played it yet.

    Of course they could wonder the same about me and why I didn't vote for the games they picked lol

    Greg P.
  • ShinyUmbreon01 2012/06/04 01:26:48
    "Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim"
    ShinyUmbreon01
    +1
    SKYRIM!!!
  • mrsgerardwayalways 2012/06/03 21:35:31
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    mrsgerardwayalways
    +1
    there are some amazing games on there, but i'm afraid that portal 2 takes the top spot for me, and if you dissagree, you have to confront Wheatley
    Wheatley Knife
  • Kryo 2012/06/03 21:17:26
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    Kryo
    +1
    Splinter cell chaos theory.
  • •Sora•Knightwalker• 2012/06/03 20:09:31
    "Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time"
    •Sora•Knightwalker•
    +1
    Long live Zelda! Now all that's left is to defeat Skyward Sword!
  • King Anti-Christ 666 2012/06/03 14:01:25
  • mrsgera... King An... 2012/06/03 21:36:28

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