Rocket Pants’ Top 100 Games of all time!

We did it! We managed to hop on the bandwagon!

For those unaware, last night we recorded a podcast with our Guest Host Mr. Eric Bailey. At one point of the discussion, the dreadfully awful Edge Magazine list of 100 Best Games of All Time (not affected by nostalgia or historical importance) came up. I reminisced on the fact that top 100 lists without context are useless and probably impossible to do collaboratively.

Seems like I wasn’t the only one to think so! Soon after we finished recording, we saw our friend Pam give her take on the Top 100 Best Games list. It certainly fell closer to my personal preferences.

Of course, I thought a lot of people would join the exercise. What I did not expect is for Eric Bailey to somehow give his own take on the list a couple of minutes after we finished recording. He even included a podcast inside joke on the list. Marvelous!

Seeing this, I knew the Rocket Pants crew had to chime in. We created our own top 100 list and, to avoid unnecessary debates, we just rotated each making a pick every three position. This “Fantasy Draft” inspired method created… a monster. A horrible creature that clouded my judgement and exposed me to tension and stress I did not wish for.

Here it is:

100. Typing of the Dead
99. Chu Chu Rocket
98. Donkey Kong Jr.
97. Excite Truck
96.Tomba!
95. Super Mario All Stars
94. Alien Hominid
93. Diddy Kong Racing
92. Pokemon Leaf Green/Fire Red
91. Combat
90. Hearthstone
89. Wishbringer
88. Commander Keen
87. Final Fantasy IV : Complete Collection
86. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
85. Blasterball
84. Soul Calibur
83. Super Mario Bros. 2
82. World Games
81. Halo: Combat Evolved
80. Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix
79. Star Wars Episode 1: Jedi Power Battles
78. Star Fox 64
77. Apeiron
76. I Have No Mouth & I Must Scream
75. Pokemon Black/White
74. Time Splitters
73. System Shock 2
72. Doom
71. Dr. Mario 64
70. Half Life: Blue Shift
69. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
68. Beyond Good & Evil
67. Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX
66. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
65. Sheep Raider
64. Giants: Citizen Kabuto
63. Thomas Was Alone
62. Goldeneye 007 (The Wii one)
61. Yar’s Revenge
60. Starcraft
59. Super Mario Kart
58. Super Monkey Ball
57. Legend of Zelda : Link’s Awakening DX
56. Super Mario Land 2: The 6 Golden Coins
55. Borderlands
54. Donkey Kong Country
53. Kill Monty
52. Diablo II
51. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
50. Super Mario Sunshine
49. Forza Horizon
48. Okami
47. Resident Evil: Zero
46. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3
45. Fez
44. Warcraft 2
43. Arc the Lad
42. Wii Sports
41. Mega Man Legends
40. Legend of Legaia
39. Batman Arkham Asylum
38. Mario Bros. (not Super Mario Bros.)
37. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV : Turtles in Time
36. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest
35. Q*Bert
34. Tetris
33. Kirby Super Star Deluxe
32.Tetris Attack
31. Paperboy
30. Final Fantasy Tactics : War of the Lions
29. Earthbound
28. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
27. Portal
26. Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds
25. Halo Wars
24. Persona 3 Portable
23. Fallout New Vegas
22. Comix Zone
21. Final Fantasy VII
20. Donkey Kong
19. Sonic The Hedgehog 2
18. Super Mario 64
17. Harvest Moon
16. Legend Of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
15. Metroid Prime
14. Legend of Zelda : Oracle of Ages
13. Counter-Strike 1.6
12. Chrono Trigger
11. Metal Gear Solid
10. Mass Effect 2
09. Final Fantasy VI
08. Super Mario RPG – Legend of the Seven Stars
07. Command & Conquer Red Alert II: Yuri’s Revenge
06. Super Metroid
05. Sim City 2000
04. Final Fantasy X
03.Legend of Zelda : A Link to the Past
02.Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
01.Kingdom Hearts 2

So there you have it. To be honest, at the end, I was making choices that were less personal and more along the lines of “preserving our gaming credibility.” You know what? I still failed. I look at that list, see the games that aren’t there and I feel shame. So, what do YOU think about our list? How many times did you cringe? What did we blatantly left out? What kind of fanboys are we? We’re adults (-ish), we can take it.

Also, if you made your own top 100 list, let us know. I certainly want to read it. See you around, fellow Rocket Panties (This name for our community is still pending approval.)

Shamefully,

Jonathan

P.S. Yes, we are aware that Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening is on there twice. The DX version and the standard one are VASTLY different… apparently… Go figure…

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