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Gioku

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Interestingly, I was inspired to make this by Colin Cowherd's sports radio talk show. He was trying to decide who the greatest NFL quarterback of all time was, and he had an interesting way of doing so. And I thought that we could do the same here, but with games. And we could see what game this community considers to be the best of all time!

First, we'll narrow it down to 64 best games. We'll discuss it until we have a list we can (more or less) agree on.
Then come the brackets. We'll create 32 match ups (of two games each), and we'll vote on which game is the better between those two. Then, the ones that get the most votes will move up to round two, and so on and so forth, until we're left with one game left. And that will be the one that this community thinks is the best!

When voting, you should vote on all of the match ups at once to make it quicker. And, I might not be able to update this all the time, so if someone else (or some other people) who are on here more often can help keep track of votes and such, that would be a big help. In the event of a tie, we'll decide what to do when it happens.

This should be a lot of fun, and interesting, too, if it works the way I hope it will!

Our top 64 is:
(Games with strikethrough have been eliminated)

  • LoZ: Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • LoZ: Skyward Sword
  • Rayman Origins
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom
  • Xenoblade Chronicles
  • VVVVVV
  • Final Fantasy X
  • LoZ: Twilight Princess
  • Uncharted 2
  • LoZ: The Wind Waker
  • Batman Arkham City
  • inFamous
  • Half Life 2
  • Tales of Symphonia
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Twisted Metal 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
  • The World Ends With You
  • Kirby Air Ride
  • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
  • F-Zero X
  • Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
  • Morrowind
  • The Witcher 2
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • LoZ: A Link to the Past
  • Metroid: Zero Mission
  • Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising
  • Kid Icarus: Of Myth and Monsters
  • Kid Icarus
  • 999
  • Luigi's Mansion
  • Sonic Colors
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • LoZ: Majora's Mask
  • Starcraft
  • Tetris
  • Pokemon Gold/Silver
  • Mega Man X
  • Bejeweled
  • Super Mario Sunshine
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
  • Metroid Prime
  • Pokemon Red/Blue
  • Portal 2
  • Portal
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Animal Crossing Wild World
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns
  • Little Inferno
  • World of Goo
  • BIT. TRIP Complete
  • Super Metroid
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Alright! That looks like a done list to me! Zelda seems to be very popular in this community! It'll be interesting to see if one of them reigns supreme over everything else, or if something else comes in for a surprise victory!
On with the match ups!

Round 1 results:
1. Portal 6 vs. Portal 2 7
2. Little Inferno 7 vs. World of Goo 5
3. Pokemon Red/Blue 7 vs. Pokemon Gold/Silver 8
4. Morrowind 5 vs. The Witcher 2 8
5.Tales of Symphonia 6 vs. Tales of the Abyss 8
6. Kid Icarus 11 vs. Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters 3
7. Super Metroid 10 vs. Metroid Prime 6
8. Kid Icarus Uprising 11 vs. Luigi's Mansion 4
9. LoZ: The Wind Waker 9 vs. LoZ: Skyward Sword 6
10. LoZ: Majora's Mask 7 vs. LoZ: Twilight Princess 8
11. Mega Man X 8 vs. Final Fantasy X 4
12. LoZ: Ocarina of Time 16 vs. LoZ: A Link to the Past 2
13. Super Mario Galaxy 8 vs. Super Mario Galaxy 2 8 tied
14. Xenoblade Chronicles 12 vs. Chrono Trigger 4
15. 999 8 vs. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward 4
16. Super Smash Bros. Brawl 14 vs. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 1
17. Final Fantasy IV 6 vs. Final Fantasy VI 8
18. F-Zero X 8 vs. Kirby Air Ride 6
19. Metroid Zero Mission 12 vs. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem 2
20. Donkey Kong Country Returns 9 vs. Sonic Colors 5
21. BIT. TRIP Complete 8 vs. VVVVVV 5
22. Metal Gear Solid 2 vs. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 10
23. Sonic the Hedgehog 8 vs. Super Mario Sunshine 9
24. The World Ends With You 9 vs. Final Fantasy VII 6
25. Tetris 18 vs. Bejeweled 0
26. Half Life 2 9 vs. Twisted Metal 2 3
27. Star Wars Battlefront 2 11 vs. Starcraft 3
28. Mario Kart Wii 13 vs. Animal Crossing Wild World 5
29. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 13 vs. Rayman Origins 3
30. inFamous 4 vs. Batman Arkham City 11
31. Shadow of the Colossus 5 vs. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 10
32. Uncharted 2 8 vs. Samurai Warriors: Chronicles 6

Round 2 results:
1. Portal 2 5 vs. Little Inferno 4
2. Pokemon Gold/Silver 7 vs. The Witcher 2 1
3. Tales of the Abyss 4 vs. Kid Icarus 6
4. Super Metroid 5 vs. Kid Icarus Uprising 6
5. LoZ: The Wind Waker 7 vs. LoZ: Twilight Princess 3
6. Mega Man X 1 vs. LoZ: Ocarina of Time 9
7. Super Mario Galaxy 7 vs. Xenoblade Chronicles 3
8. 999 1 vs. Super Smash Bros. Brawl 7
9. Final Fantasy VI 3 vs. F-Zero X 5
10. Metroid Zero Mission 3 vs. Donkey Kong Country Returns 7
11. BIT. TRIP Complete 3 vs. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 5
12. Super Mario Sunshine 4 vs. The World Ends With You 5
13. Tetris 7 vs. Half Life 2 3
14. Star Wars Battlefront 2 6 vs. Mario Kart Wii 4
15. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 6 vs. Batman Arkham City 3
16. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 6 vs. Uncharted 2 3

Round 3 results:
1. Portal 2 5 vs. Pokemon Gold/Silver 5 tied
2. Kid Icarus 0 vs. Kid Icarus Uprising 12
3. LoZ: The Wind Waker 5 vs. LoZ: Ocarina of Time 6
4. Super Mario Galaxy 7 vs. Super Smash Bros. Brawl 7 tied
5. F-Zero X 1 vs. Donkey Kong Country Returns 9
6. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 7 vs. The World Ends With You 3
7. Tetris 8 vs. Star Wars Battlefront 2 4
8. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 6 vs. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 5

Round 4 results:
1. Portal 2 4 vs. Kid Icarus Uprising 6
2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 4 vs. Super Mario Galaxy 8
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns 2 vs. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 8
4. Tetris 5 vs. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 4

Round 5 match ups:
1. Kid Icarus Uprising vs. Super Mario Galaxy
2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater vs. Tetris

When voting, list the numbers and only the game you think is best for the corresponding match-up.

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Skyword Sword
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Rayman Origins

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Alright, I'll keep a list in the OP so you can all see what's been nominated so far. You can also argue to have a game removed from the list. Especially if we end up going over 64, which I don't think will happen.

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

And..........

Xenoblade Chronicles

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Frog Fractions

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I'll go with Final Fantasy X and Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess.

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Uncharted 2 Top priority
Uncharted 3 Top priority
Batman Arkham City Top priority
inFamous
The Ico & Shadow of the Colosuss Collection
Transformers: War for Cybertron
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron
Twisted Metal 2
Star Wars battlefront 2
Red Steel 2
Sly 2
LoZ: SS
Fire Emblem: Radient Dawn
F-Zero X
Samurai Warriors: Chronicles
Sly 3
Sly Cooper: Theives in Time
Hope my list wasn't too long for you.

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Black Ops 2
MW3
Black Ops
MW2
World at War
COD4

Nice list amirite?

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Kid Icarus: Uprising
Kid Icarus: Of Myth and Monsters
Kid Icarus
Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi's Mansion
Sonic Colors(Wii)

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Final Fantasy IV & Final Fantasy VI.

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TheKingOfTown wrote:

Black Ops future lag fest
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Black Ops
MW2
World at War
COD4

Fixed.

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Majoras mask, Happy mask will agree with me.

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These don't need to be Nintendo games, right?

I'll put in...

Starcraft
Tetris
Pokemon Gold/Silver
Mega Man X
Bejeweled

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Super Mario Sunshine
Chrono Trigger
Sonic 1
Sonic 2
Sonic3+Knuckles
Sonic CD

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Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Chrono Trigger
Rayman Origins
Metroid Prime

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Batman Arkham City
Pokemon Red and Blue
Pokemon Gold and Silver
Portal 2
Portal
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Kart Wii
Animal Crossing Wild World

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Nintengirl wrote:

Batman Arkham City
Pokemon Red and Blue
Pokemon Gold and Silver
Portal 2
Portal
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Mario Kart Wii
Animal Crossing Wild World

Would it be alright to add me on wild world?

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Gioku wrote:

First, we'll narrow it down to 64 best games. We'll discuss it until we have a list we can (more or less) agree on.
Then come the brackets. We'll create 32 match ups (of two games each), and we'll vote on which game is the better between those two. Then, the ones that get the most votes will move up to round two, and so on and so forth, until we're left with one game left. And that will be the one that this community thinks is the best!

So basically like the tournament that just finished at vc-forums. And judging from how that faired...good luck with that.

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Super Mario Galaxy: My favorite Mario game, because it evolved Mario in a completely amazing way
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CanisWolfred wrote:

Gioku wrote:

First, we'll narrow it down to 64 best games. We'll discuss it until we have a list we can (more or less) agree on.
Then come the brackets. We'll create 32 match ups (of two games each), and we'll vote on which game is the better between those two. Then, the ones that get the most votes will move up to round two, and so on and so forth, until we're left with one game left. And that will be the one that this community thinks is the best!

So basically like the tournament that just finished at vc-forums. And judging from how that faired...good luck with that.

Well it's kinda like the anime one we did a while back... sure it'll take a while to get 64 but then it'll be smooth sailing!

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