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TIME Magazine Names Its Top 100 Games

Jonathan Lester
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TIME Magazine Names Its Top 100 Games

TIME Magazine have published a list of what they'd consider to be the top 100 videogames of all... removes sunglasses dramatically... time.

Sorry. Awful CSI impressions notwithstanding, it's a thoughtful and well-researched selection of truly classic games from different generations and genres. Despite a few potential omissions (Quake II, Pokemon Red/Blue and System Shock II could have gotten a bigger shout), it's actually difficult to argue with.

Check out the full list here - and let us know what you make of it!

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Late  Nov. 16, 2012 at 15:35

Tsk. Not a single game by Julian Gollop, yet he made most of my favourites (between 1983 and 1994).

CMGB  Nov. 16, 2012 at 15:46

This list lost all credibility with the inclusion of Angry Birds as a video game. I wont dispute the 'Apps' success but I can't see how it is comparable to some of the great titles that have made it into that list and I can't help but feel the entire Pokémon series has been overlooked which is ridiculous since nearly everyone with a gameboy had pokemon.

DrTrouserPlank  Nov. 16, 2012 at 17:51

It's a very "soft", populist list really.

It's funny to see Modern warfare and Demon's souls in there and instantly makes me call into question the judgment of whoever wrote it.

Last edited by DrTrouserPlank, Nov. 16, 2012 at 17:51
stevenjameshyde  Nov. 16, 2012 at 18:23

"In no particular order" was a masterstroke, makes it that much more.difficult to argue with. Means you can only argue with the omissions - Resident Evil 4, Red Dead Redemption and Uncharted 2 would be my top bones of contention.

Since they seem to have obeyed a strict 'one per franchise' rule, maybe swap Cannon Fodder for RE4

zyniker  Nov. 16, 2012 at 23:53

It's a very "soft", populist list really.

It's funny to see Modern warfare and Demon's souls in there and instantly makes me call into question the judgment of whoever wrote it.

Why? Because their taste doesn't match yours?

Jaffo  Nov. 17, 2012 at 10:06

Standard link/comment bait junk. Half the net consists of these lists.

Blacklodge  Nov. 17, 2012 at 10:23

I cannot believe this thing exists without including the thing I like that isn't included! Are they insane. This thing, whatever it is, could never be complete without the thing I like, that probably no one has heard of,and the opinions of everyone else are wrong.

Typical low quality, lack of research journalism, to not ask opinionated net trolls like me what I like, regardless of the bearing on realitiy, as I am nearly 20 and therefor have existed since the dawn of games.

You are worse than hiltler.

JonLester  Nov. 17, 2012 at 13:02

@Blacklodge: heh. :D

@DrTrouserPlank: Not sure I can agree with that entirely. There might be a few soft choices on there, but on the other hand, they've included seminal classics like M.U.L.E. and Marathon: games that have been incredibly influential yet many (most?) people won't have heard of.

@vaguely everyone: there will always be omissions on lists like this. However, in comparison to actual travesties such as this, I reckon that almost all of the games that are on the list make a good case for being there - Angry Birds included.

@CMBG & Late: We gave a shout-out to your suggestions in Game Buzz 9.


Last edited by JonLester, Nov. 17, 2012 at 14:41

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