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Top 100 Games of the Generation - Community Edition | 100 - 51

Matt Gardner
Games of the Generation

Top 100 Games of the Generation - Community Edition | 100 - 51

Yep, that's right. Thank you enormously to everyone who got involved with our Games of the Generation season, and thank you in particular to r3tract for suggesting a community list! The reception was so overwhelmingly awesome to our public vote that we figured we could run a Community Top 100 Games of Last-Gen rather than just fifty.

So here it is.

We kick off with the bottom 50, and there are definitely some surprises in here -- from both games I never thought would make a Top 100 to those that might have seemed a lock for the upper echelons of the chart.

But this is the glorious thing about democracy!

NB. Since most entrants ranked their lists, we decided to use those rankings to determine positioning. If your list wasn't ranked, then every game on it was given a score of 15 (the mean). Tiebreakers (those games with equal scores) were then positioned according to number of nominations.

100 Xenoblade Chronicles
99 L.A. Noire
98 Forza 3
97 Saints Row 2
96 Resistance 2
95 Halo 4
94 Halo 3
93 Deadly Premonition
92 Risen
91 LEGO Lord of the Rings
90 Donkey Kong Country Returns
89 Rainbow Six: Vegas
88 MotorStorm Pacific Rift
87 Max Payne 3
86 Call of Duty: World At War
85 Mirror's Edge
84 Earth Defence Force 2017
83 Blur
82 Battlefield: Bad Company
81 Bastion
80 Killzone 3
79 Dead Rising 2
78 Zelda: Skyward Sword
77 Rayman Origins
76 Lost Odyssey
75 Street Fighter IV
74 Plants vs Zombies
73 Infamous
72 Demon's Souls
71 Bulletstorm
70 Bioshock  2
69 Just Cause 2
68 Eternal Sonata
67 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
66 Splosion Man
65 Project Gotham Racing 4
64 Bioshock Infinite
63 The Witcher 2
62 Fez
61 Braid
60 Final Fantasy XIII
59 Sleeping Dogs
58 Rayman Legends
57 Dead Space 2
56 LEGO Batman 2
55 Halo Reach
54 Fable 2
53 Shadow Complex
52 Metal Gear Solid 4
51 Metro 2033

Tune in tomorrow as we continue our Community countdown all week! Which game will rule the roost at #1 this time around?

Add a comment9 comments
Late  Dec. 22, 2013 at 11:17

Surprised at Halo 3 & 4 being down in the 90s.

Neither made my list, mind - my Xbox RROD'd a week after I got Halo 3, and by the time it got repaired/replaced I had other games to play and it fell by the wayside.
I think Halo 4 is in my backlog, not yet out of its cellophane.

Both beaten by Splosion Man. Democracy in action :D

ChrisHyde  Dec. 22, 2013 at 12:51

Ah democracy!

Xenoblade in at 100? Guess it just shows how few people got a chance to experience that one in the end.

Can't wait for the Top 50, think there'll be a few surprises in there too.

MattGardner  Dec. 22, 2013 at 13:27

I still can't believe EDF made the list :D

Drago_MkII  Dec. 22, 2013 at 13:40

Personally I'm surprised Halo 4 made it onto the list at all. It wasn't terrible but for me it was by far the worst in the series. The new enemies are just incredibly boring to fight. Still, the game does have some 'wow' moments in it. Just disappointed that it looks unlikely that even one Halo game made it in the top 50. I can't see ODST being there even though I was sorely tempted to put it in instead of Reach.

I'm glad Earth Defence Force made it in though, but I do wonder if it was only my vote that put it there lol

Drago_MkII  Dec. 22, 2013 at 13:46

I still can't believe EDF made the list :D

Oh come on! EDF certainly isn't the best made game but it is just so much fun to play. The ridiculous hilarity of an explosion sending hundreds of dead spiders flying all over the place with the sound of a bowling ball strike should be enough for it to be in there alone!

MattGardner  Dec. 22, 2013 at 13:49

@Drago: Surprisingly you were not the only one :D

Yeah there was certainly a lack of Halo love, which did surprise me a little given some of the Xbox-heavy lists.

Glad to see Avalanche get some love for Just Cause 2, though.

NostromoXP  Dec. 22, 2013 at 14:53

Risen at 92 makes me very happy as I loved that game.

As it is at 92 I guess I'm not the only one who enjoyed it and didn't just look at the scores on meta-critic and ignore it.

As for Halo, I really didn't enjoy 3 and ODST was OK but nothing outstanding and I haven't played Reach or 4 so they were never going to make my list.

I hope Nier makes the list but as we are in the top 50 now I will be very surprised.

googleberry  Dec. 22, 2013 at 16:56

And with the recent user created MP mod for Just cause 2, all the more reason to head back to Panau!

Last edited by googleberry, Dec. 22, 2013 at 17:04
MattGardner  Dec. 22, 2013 at 18:02

Still thing there need too be more games that allow me to do utterly ridiculous things like base jump off of a mountain, onto the back of a moving vehicle, before hookshot-ing my way into an army chopper and then liberating a township from the control of the corrupt government military.

It's so damn good.

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