Edge Online Presents 100 “Best Games to Play Today”

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top100 For their 200th issue (Print media? What’s that?) Edge online have compiled yet another best games list. This time though, they’ve done something different.

Instead of focusing on undisputed classics, they’ve assembled a list of games that – if presented with every game released – would be the ones they’d play through now.

While lists of this nature are inherently subjective, this one shrugs off the pressure that comes with a collection of “best games of all time, ever,” and contains a few unexpected gems (I’m looking at you, FreQuency!)

There are a few notable exclusions, such as the eminently playable Diablo II and the first Half Life. Immensely enjoyable adventure games Grim Fandango and Day of the Tentacle also failed to get the nod. The list also includes a few suspect inclusions – I know that given the opportunity to play anything Halo 3 wouldn’t even make an appearance on my top 500 list.

Hit the jump for the top 20.
Also feel free to whine about why YOUR favourite game isn’t placed higher on the list in the comments!

Top 20

1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

2. Super Mario 64

3. Half-Life 2 and all expansions

4. Resident Evil 4

5. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

6. Super Mario World

7. Tetris

8. Super Mario Galaxy

9. Halo 3

10. Yoshi’s Island

11. LittleBIGPlanet

12. Grand Theft Auto 4

13. Left 4 Dead

14. Street Fighter 4

15. Rock Band 2

16. Super Metroid

17. World of Warcraft

18. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

19. Civilization 4

20. Super Mario Bros. 3

Source : Edge online

Last Updated: March 10, 2009

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I’m old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time – they were capable of being masterpieces. I’m here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Inferno888

    Space Quest? Leisure Suit Larry? Kings Quest?

  • WitWolfyZA

    monkey island?

  • Monkey island is on the list, if I recall correctly.

  • Scotty777

    I would have put COD 4 higher on the list…

  • ocelot

    That list is a joke. Ocarina of Time is a great game but it has not aged well at all.

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