IGN has just released the top 100 video games of all time. The list is available here. IGN’s methods for selecting those games are as follows:
Our criteria for creating this list of your picks for the Top 100 Games of All Time are as follows:
- All games had to receive at least 1,000 reader ratings.
- This list is comprised of single, stand-alone titles and doesn’t include compilations, expansion packs or add-ons.
- Titles with multiple editions such as collector’s boxes, gold editions or direct re-releases have been consolidated into one single entry, with the edition receiving the highest score taking the place for other editions.
- Updated versions of original titles were only included on the list if they were significantly different from their predecessors.
- Only games that have been released are eligible (this is for all you punks who think The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for Wii is a perfect “10” already).
- Games released anywhere in the world (that means Japanese-only releases) qualify for the list.
There are several in the list that I have played. I am currently playing a few in the list, such as Resident Evil 4 and Prince of Persia:The Sands of Time. I own Burnout 3 (about 50% complete), Metal Gear Solid 2 (all but the last two bosses and I’m done), Splinter Cell, and MVP 2005, but I’m not playing those at them moment. Others, including God of War and Devil May Cry 3 are on my to-be-played list. Right now I’m spending most of my time with Beyond Good & Evil, which is turning out to be a great game. I’ll try to write a review when I’ve completed it. It’s easy to get very wrapped up in the next-gen console war, but there’s enough games that I want to play that I can hold off until prices drop on the next-gen systems.