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The Top 500 Video Games of All Time

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | December 2, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | Miscellaneous | December 2, 2010 |

Outside of Madden Football, I’m not much of a video game player, aside from a year or so obsession with GoldenEye (#43 on the list below) and Earthworm Jim before that. Truthfully, I don’t know a damn thing about video games. But I know there are a lot of gamers on the site, and because this list of the Top 500 Video Games of All Time is from The Phoenix (the alt-weekly in Boston, Portland (ME), and Providence, I thought we’d share it for those who don’t live in New England.

If you want to see the top 500 (and the blurbs), do check out The Phoenix (they’re good people). Here are the top 25, without description. How well do these rankings align with your own?

25. Metal Gear Solid

24. Doom

23. Okami

22. Resident Evil 4

21. Contra

20. Diablo II

19. Super Mario 64

18. Bioshock

17. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

16. Super Mario 2: Yoshi’s Island

15. Metroid Prime

14. Final Fantasy VII

13. The Secret of Monkey Island

12. Shadow of the Colossus

11. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

10. Street Fighter II

9. Tetris

8. Chrono Trigger

7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

6. Super Metroid

5. Super Mario World

4. Portal

3. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2. Super Mario 3

1. Half-Life 2

(Source: The Phoenix)

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