*Poll Concluded thanks* The 2021 forums.insertcredit.com Video & Game Poll

Following the method of the [Sight & Sound Greatest Films Of All Time](https://archive.org/details/Sight_and_Sound_September_2012/page/n41/mode/2up) poll let's post our individual 10 "greatest" video games. Will then collect and rank the results. Interested to see the diversity of opinion here. Maybe we will discover, together, at last, what the true "insert credit" games really are....

***2 Rules:**

  • - Don't rank your choices, just list 10 games
  • - **Lists will be considered final as of 12:01 AM Central on August 1st, 2021.**. I’ll bump the thread periodically until then in the event that it slows down. The more lists we have the more nuanced and detailed the results will be so lurkers and new users please post!
  • ****words of advice:** you will see other lists posted here. Other forum users will state opinions about them. **Don’t listen** only **your** opinion matters in this thread. You’re right and they’re wrong (for the purposes of this thread)

    ****A note on "Greatestness"** - your choices don't have to by guided by an attempt at objectivity or historical importance (unless you want them to). Read through some of the contributors' rationales at the link above for some ideas of how to approach your list

    ***Note re duplicate titles, HD editions, etc** - Please specify among versions or identically titled games where appropriate (1993 Doom vs 2017 Doom for example.) For HD editions, updates, re-releases etc I'll assume you're choosing the original release unless otherwise specified (Dark Souls II vs Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin eg)

    Will update the OP if/when we get the data, thanks for your consideration

    Normally I would agonise over my choices but I'm going to make snap decisions based on precisely five minutes of thought.

    God Hand
    Dragon Quest 5
    Super Mario World
    Majora's Mask
    Tetris
    Final Fantasy 12
    Nioh
    428 Shibuya Scramble
    Bangai-o Spirits
    Nier

    I already somewhat regret not including certain games but I'm overall satisfied with that list.

    Hmmm let's see here…

    Sonic CD
    Dark Souls
    Yakuza Kiwami 2
    Metal Slug 3
    Outrun
    Super Metroid
    Nights Into Dreams
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Phantasy Star Online (I had originally put the first one, but if we're allowing edits I realized that this one has a bigger place in my heart)
    Breath of the Wild

    Grandia

    Final Fantasy XIV

    Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Dragon Quest III

    Kirby Super Star

    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Factorio^1^

    Pathologic 2

    Gears of War II

    Dark Souls

    1 - Its entry into one of the greatest games of all time is pending the dev's capability of washing away the alt right stink from last weekend over the lead dev being a big edgy loser

    2 - Edited to remove _Monster Hunter 4U_ and include _Kirby Super Star_

    Super Mario Odyssey

    Money Puzzle Exchanger

    Deadly Premonition

    Castlevania

    Dark Souls

    Ocarina of Time

    Earthbound

    Videoball

    StarCraft: Brood War

    Picross 3D Round 2

    Shenmue

    Jet Set Radio

    Phantasy Star Online Blue Burst

    Kentucky Route Zero

    Yakuza 7

    Wario Land 4

    For the Frog the Bell Tolls

    Nier

    Majora's Mask

    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars

    These are my "I still think about these games fairly often / listen to the soundtrack a lot / frequently replay"

    Can we do the Sight & Sound Greatest Films Of All Time poll style to get our list of contenders and then do a gamefaqs style tournament bracket

    I am going to disagree with this almost immediately, but

    **Yakuza 0
    Sonic 3
    Metal Gear Solid 3
    Ridge Racer Type 4
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Pac-Man Championship Edition
    Ape Escape 3
    Symphony of the Night
    Resident Evil 4
    Yoshi's Island**

    Ape Escape

    Breath of the Wild

    Burnout 3 Takedown

    Chrono Trigger

    Earthbound

    The Last of Us

    Return of the Obra Dinn

    Super Mario Bros. 3

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Yakuza 0

    I'm coming at this as what I think the greatest / most important games are - not necessarily my favorite games which would be a much different list.

    Street Fighter II
    Quake
    Doom
    Donkey Kong
    Tetris
    Daytona USA
    Space Invaders
    Super Metroid
    Resident Evil 4
    Tower of Druaga

    My list of “greatest” and “favourites” would be rather different, as I will readily admit that some of my all-time favourite games are highly flawed and messy. I love them anyway.

    ..but this topic calls for greatest. I don't even _like_ some of these games:

    Doom
    Counter-Strike
    Tetris
    Pac-Man
    Super Mario Bros.
    Starcraft
    SimCity
    Fortnite
    Sid Meier's Civilization
    Street Fighter II

    I was 11 years old when I first played minecraft so it's got to be on the list:

    Celeste
    Out Run
    Thunder Force IV
    Twinkle Star Sprites
    Downwell
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
    Minecraft
    Super Monkey Ball
    Sakura Taisen (1996)
    Alien Soldier

    (the edit was just to correct a typo)

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    @“Gaagaagiins”#p35460 pending the dev’s capability of washing away the alt right stink

    "pending" is not possible itt. Your selection is written in stone until a future poll. I notice you also have dragon quest III on your list, so will note your lockstep ideological agreement with both the factorio guy and sugiyama

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    @“Gaagaagiins”#p35463 gamefaqs style tournament bracket

    that could be fun. I'm hoping to get as many lists/data here as possible

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    @“rejj”#p35474 My list of “greatest” and “favourites” would be rather different

    @"tomjonjon"#140

    take a look some of the individual lists on the Sight and Sound poll, and you'll see a variety of rationales among the contributors, with many choosing what their personal "greatest" are

    My fault for implying a more rigid criteria, so if you excluded games because of this please do a re-do if you'd like

    @yeso made the thread i would like to see them put 'em on the table

    I need to sit down and play some Kagero: Deception II vs Deception III this weekend before submitting my list…

    In chronological order:

    Wizardry
    Defender
    Robotron 2084
    Tetris
    Ninja Gaiden (NES)
    Doom
    Windjammers
    Twinkle Star Sprites
    Armed Police Batrider
    Marvel vs Capcom 2

    If this is just a list of our favorites with no need for “objectivity”…

    Mother 3
    Chrono Trigger
    NieR: Automata
    Super Monkey Ball
    Katamari Damacy
    Pocky & Rocky
    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    Hollow Knight
    Final Fantasy IX
    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

    i feel like this list is kind of terrible, but here it is:

    **Bangai-O Spirits**
    **Super Mario Bros.** (the original, which I think I’ve finally concluded I like more than all the sequels)
    **Dragon Quest Monsters**
    **80 Days**
    **Maplestory**
    **Civilization** (not sure which one. i’ve played each one since 3, and to me they’re just new editions/evolutions of the same game.) Edit: since @"yeso"#385 is making me pick I guess I’ll just go with VI since it’s the most recent and I don’t really object to any of its changes/additions.
    **.Hack** (original series (which all might as well be one game). i haven’t played G.U.)
    **Wattam**
    **Spore**
    **Kero Blaster**

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    @“saddleblasters”#p35499 Civilization

    you must choose your civilization please

    Unified games split into chapters like .hack is fine to include as a single entry (unless you want to specify a specific entry)