The Stu's Top 100 Tribute Thread of Top 100s
  • Dividing into consoles then getting into the mindset I was in at the time makes it easier to add games like Robocod.
    When I think of Robocod I think of being 6 years old, playing it in my PJs, smelling of Matey bubble bath hoping I can progress that bit further before the shout of "bed time"

    That's exactly the kind of thing I wanted - a real mix of modern greats, classics and nostalgia. Top list, I'll add it to the others.
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    When I think of Robocod I think of being 6 years old, playing it in my PJs, smelling of Matey bubble bath hoping I can progress that bit further before the shout of "bed time"

    @Roujin isn't six years old, but the rest...
  • @Liveinadive - you've been added to the OP.
  • Enjoyed this, reminded me how much I loved my Saturn.  100, I think:

    The Ten:

    Trials HD/Evolution
    Shovel Knight
    Ori in the Blind Forest
    Super Meat Boy
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    Thumper
    Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Wario Ware
    Super Monkey Ball
    Celeste

    The 90:

    Master System:

    Castle of Illusion
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World
    Wonderboy on Monsterland
    The Ninja
    Asterix

    Megadrive

    Landstalker
    Sub Terrania
    Red Zone
    Dynamite Headdy
    Streets of Rage 2
    Shining Force II
    Ecco II: The Tides of Time
    Streetfighter 2: Special Champion Edition
    Sonic & Knuckles + Sonic 3
    Rocket Knight Adventures
    Micro Machines II

    Saturn:

    Virtua Fighter 2
    Sega Rally
    Virtua Cop
    Panzer Dragoons Zwei & Saga
    Exhumed
    Tomb Raider
    NiGHTS
    Athlete Kings
    Guardian Heroes

    Dreamcast

    Shenmue + Shenmue II
    Bangai-O
    Quake III
    Metropolis Street Racer
    Soul Calibur
    Ecco: Defender of the Future

    NES:

    Gun.smoke
    Punch-out!

    SNES:

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Yoshi's Island
    Super Punch-Out!
    Super Mario World

    N64:

    Mario 64
    Goldeneye

    GBA:

    Kuru Kuru Kururin + Paradise
    Advance Wars
    Astro Boy: Omega Factor
    Mario Kart: Super Circuit

    Amiga:

    The Secret of Monkey Island (+no.2)

    Playstation:

    Metal Gear Solid
    Final Fantasy VII
    Worms Armageddon
    Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1&2

    Playstation 2:

    Pro Evolution Soccer 6
    Ico

    Playstation 3:

    Uncharted 1&2
    Batman: Arkham Asylum

    Xbox:

    Halo: CE
    Ninja Gaiden
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
    Outrun 2

    Xbox 360:

    Bayonetta
    Amped III
    Portal
    Red Dead Redemption
    Gears of War
    Mark of the Ninja
    Peggle
    'Splosion/Ms. 'Splosion Man
    Mass Effect 2
    Fez

    Wii:

    Punch-Out
    Super Mario Galaxy 1&2
    Zack & Wiki
    Sin & Punishment 2

    Wii U:

    Super Mario 3D World
    Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

    3DS:

    Mario Golf
    Steamworld Heist
    Super Mario 3D Land

    XBox One:

    Cuphead

    PS4:

    Uncharted 4
    Pinball Arcade
    Rocket League
    Rive
    Towerfall Ascension
    DOOM
    Superhot
    Volgarr the Viking
    Yakuza 0

    Vita:

    Motorstorm RC
    Hotline Miami

    Switch:

    Mario Rabbids
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Mario Odyssey


    Relegated!

    Super Magnetic Neo
    Oddworld: Abe's Oddyssy
    Overboard!
    Pixeljunk Shooter
    Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
    World of Goo
    Virtua Tennis
    Story of Thor
    Alan Wake
    Inside
    Amped
    Joustus is served.
  • Another top selection. Amped is a fine game I'd completely forgotten about! Must seek that out again.

    Also, @Liveinadive being only six when he played Robocod makes me feel very, very old...
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  • OK, I did this. I tried to put them in some sort of order as well, although a lot of things could easily swap places.

    I've also done mini reviews for all 100 (at the time) on page 15 of the thread.

    It's mostly games that I've enjoyed playing repeatedly or exhaustively even after they're finished, with a smattering of particularly memorable one-off experiences and some that bring back memories of specific times. Formats are the ones I played them on, not necessarily the best version.

    Top 10
    Dark Souls (360)
    Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Sw)
    Mario 64 (N64)
    Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
    Street Fighter 2 Turbo (SNES)
    Super Metroid (SNES)
    Astro Boy: Omega Factor (GBA)
    Bayonetta (360)
    Fire Emblem (GBA)
    Metal Gear Solid V (PS4)

    11-20
    Dragon Quest IX (DS)
    F-Zero X (N64)
    Super Bomberman (SNES)
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS1)
    Invisible Inc. (PS4)
    Suikoden 1 & 2 (PS1)
    The Witness (PS4)
    Celeste (PS4)
    R-Type (Arc/PCE)
    The Last Guardian (PS4)

    21-30
    Resident Evil 2 Remake (PS4)
    Secret of Mana (SNES)
    Shadow of the Colossus (PS4)
    Shining Force 1 & 2 (MD)
    Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
    Super Mario World (SNES)
    Yoshi's Island (SNES)
    Contra 3 (SNES)
    Ridge Racer (PS1)
    Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)

    31-40
    Mark of the Ninja (360)
    XCom 2 (PS4)
    Final Fantasy XII (PS4)
    Fantasy Zone 2 (MS)
    Ninja Gaiden (XB)
    Mass Effect 2 (360)
    Devil Crash/Dragon's Fury (MD)
    Starfox 64/Lylat Wars (N64)
    Tetris/Tetris Effect (GB/PS4)
    Dynamite Headdy (MD)

    41-50
    Legend of the Mystical Ninja (SNES)
    Disgaea (GBA)
    Advance Wars (GBA)
    Halo (XB)
    Persona 5 (PS4)
    Persona 4 Golden (Vit)
    Baba Is You (Sw)
    Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
    Streets of Rage 2 (MD)
    Braid (360)

    51-60
    No More Heroes (Wii)
    PES 4/2017 (XB/PS4)
    Monster Hunter: World (PS4)
    Okami (Wii)
    Super Monkey Ball (GC)
    Bloodborne (PS4)
    The Revenge of Shinobi (MD)
    Gynoug/Wings of Wor (MD)
    Wonderboy in Monster Land (Arc/MS)
    Bust a Move 2 (PS1)

    61-70
    Doom (PS1)
    Warioware (GBA)
    Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
    Resident Evil Remake (GC)
    Little King's Story (Wii)
    Peggle (360)
    Detention (PS4)
    Ikaruga (GC)
    Dead Space: Extraction (Wii)
    Resident Evil 2 (PS1)

    71-80
    Journey (PS4)
    Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
    Soul Blazer (SNES)
    Motorstorm RC (Vit)
    Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)
    ISS Deluxe (SNES)
    Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
    Shiren the Wanderer (DS)
    Black Tiger (Arc)
    Phantasy Star (MS)

    81-90
    Alex Kidd in Miracle World (MS)
    Front Mission 3 (PS1)
    Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
    Atic Atac (BBC)
    Super Monaco GP (MD)
    Tekken 3 (PS1)
    Driveclub (PS4)
    Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (XB)
    Half-Life (PC)
    EA Hockey (MD)

    91-100
    Elite (BBC)
    Smash Court Tennis (SNES)
    Sin & Punishment 2 (Wii)
    Trials Evolution (360)
    Nex Machina (PS4)
    1080 Snowboarding (N64)
    Legendary Axe (PCE)
    Tomb Raider 1/Anniversary (PS1/Wii)
    Vanquish (360)
    Striker/World Cup Striker (SNES)

    No longer with us
    Mischief Makers (N64)
    Star Control (MD)
    Chuckie Egg (BBC)
    Bastion (360)
    Parodius (SNES)
    Dishonored (360)
    Spelunky (360)
    Worms World Party (PC)
    10 Second Ninja X (PS4)
    Gravity Rush (Vit)
    Wii Sports (Wii)
  • @moot and @jon - your lists have been added. I'm gonna have a proper look at them later but my initial reaction is that Jon and I share quite a few entries whereas Moot...I don't think our taste could be more different ;)
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    I've been making a list, checking it twice and all that.  One thing's for sure, it won't contain one hundred games.  I won't pad a list just to get it up to a number.
    Get schwifty.
  • Raiziel wrote:
    I've been making a list, checking it twice and all that.  One thing's for sure, it won't contain one hundred games.  I won't pad a list just to get it up to a number.

    100 shouldn't require padding. You call yourself hardcore...
  • I found it about right. There's no real padding and not much that I was really bothered about having to cut.
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    Raiziel wrote:
    I've been making a list, checking it twice and all that.  One thing's for sure, it won't contain one hundred games.  I won't pad a list just to get it up to a number.
    100 shouldn't require padding. You call yourself hardcore...

    I don't know that I've ever called myself hardcore, but I love games and have been playing them since pong.  But I've now slipped back into an old habit of only playing, and I mean properly playing, about six or seven new games a year.  As I now tend to play primarily RPGs these days, which chew up a lot more time than the average game, coupled with the fact I like to replay many of the older games I love, I just don't get through as many new games as most of you seem to.

    So not as big a pool of games to choose from in the first place then, but also, as I started compiling a list last night I found that there were plenty of games I could add that I really liked, but that weren't really special, and would just muddy the waters between those I loved, or those that felt seminal, and those that were just great fun.
    Get schwifty.
  • @jon. Smash court tennis is a great choice. Underrated and way better than super tennis.
  • Had to lose Chu Chu Rocket to add Mass Effect 2, forgot about that.
    Joustus is served.
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    There's a strong mix of sensible suggestions coupled with utter garbage in these here lists.
  • Moot has Overboard, the sexy bastard. No Psycho Fox though, not like, or not played?
  • Was bobbing around the cut-off point.  Much love for Psycho Fox.
    Joustus is served.
  • acemuzzy wrote:
    There's a strong mix of sensible suggestions coupled with utter garbage in these here lists.

    Step up to the plate or step off the mic, or something.

    Think you can do better, muzzy?
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    I doubt it :D

    May attempt later... 100 seems high though, so some will be fairly arbitrary, in a deeply hypocritical way...
  • @jon. Smash court tennis is a great choice. Underrated and way better than super tennis.
    Yeah. Was fortunate enough to have access to SNES multitap, pads and regular gatherings of friends at the time, so that made the difference. See also Super Bomberman.

    The SNES was the only console I've really got to play 4-player same room games on. Micro Machines and World Cup Striker were the other favourites (although Striker's indoor footy is why it made the list). Even managed to do a good chunk of 3 player Secret of Mana, which was a unique kind of experience then.
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    Megadrive for 4 player micro machines for me.

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    Don't prepare for appointment.
  • Super Spike V'Ball and Super Off Road were two good 4 Player games for NES.
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    I managed sixty.

    Commodore 64
    Boulder Dash
    Cauldron II: The Pumpkin Strikes Back
    Monty on the Run
    Paradroid
    Wizball

    Mega Drive
    Ecco the Dolphin

    Arcade
    Outrun
    Gauntlet 
    Ghosts 'n' Goblins

    PC
    Civilization III
    The Settlers II
    Alpha Centauri
    World of Warcraft 

    N64
    Super Mario 64
    Banjo-Kazooie
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Wetrix

    GameBoy Advance
    Golden Sun
    Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

    PlayStation 2
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy XII
    Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
    Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
    Gran Turismo 3 A-spec
    Dark Chronicle 
    Shadow Hearts: Covenant 
    Burnout

    GameCube
    Tales of Symphonia
    Luigi's Mansion 
    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

    Xbox
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Fable
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    DS
    Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    Pokémon Heart Gold
    Chrono Trigger

    PSP
    Persona 3 Portable 

    PlayStation 3
    Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

    Wii
    Xenoblade Chonicles

    Xbox 360
    Dead Space
    Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning 
    Mass Effect
    Mass Effect 2
    BioShock 2
    Lost Odyssey 
    The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 
    Fable II
    Condemned: Criminal Origins
    Project Gotham Racing 3
    Fallout 3

    Vita
    Persona 4 Golden

    3DS
    Rune Factory 4
    Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
    Fantasy Life

    PlayStation 4
    The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
    Ratchet & Clank
    The Last of Us Remastered
    Fallout 4
    No Man's Sky

    Top Ten (selected from the above)
    1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 
    2. Final Fantasy X
    3. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Sky
    4. Fantasy Life
    5. Dark Chronicle
    6. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
    7. Civilization III
    8. Lost Odyssey 
    9. Fallout 3
    10. Mass Effect
    Get schwifty.
  • Cool beans, thanks a lot.

    Feel free to add games over time if you play anything else that tickles your fancy, but don't worry if you don't - it's all good here.

    I'll add to the OP later.
  • Super Spike V'Ball

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    Joustus is served.
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    I'm up to 40 games, haven't done DC, Xbox or PS yet.
  • b0r1s wrote:
    I'm up to 40 games, haven't done DC, Xbox or PS yet.

    Nice - lists are coming thick and fast now!

    Wanna talk about 'em obviously but I'm a bit busy these last couple of days.

    Still, once it's up I'll add it to the OP.
  • This might be trickier than it seems. Gonna have a crack now.
  • Yes!

    In your face, doubters!

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