UK retail chain GAME has released it’s list of the top games of all time as voted by the customers. For the most part it could almost be explained away as the list of games most known by the public at time of release due to their respective PR campaigns. This also translates to being the highest sellers at the time which makes the list even less relevant although required.
The top 10 games voted are listed below and as can be seen none are a surprise.
Call of Duty 4 (Multiformat)
Zelda Ocarina of Time (N64)
Final Fantasy VII (PSone)
Grand Theft Auto IV (Multiformat)
Super Mario 64 (N64)
007 Goldeneye (N64)
Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
Metal Gear Solid (PSone)
Half Life 2 (Multiformat)
Gears of War (Multiformat)
The numbering of the list though is a little suspect as while Call of Duty 4 is a great game it does have limited repeat gaming appeal. Also looking at the list Goldeneye should be higher as it is a landmark title that introduced a number of gameplay elements now common in shooters. It also provided an entertaining experience with comical elements and experiences possible.
The dam base for example is one of the best comic areas of all time in an unintentionally funny way. I can’t imagine how many times I played with bullet hole placement and using grenades to try and blow up those toilets in the base.
What this means to you? A chance to read what the people of the UK retail store consider is the greatest games of all time.