IGN Best Videogame of All Time Bracket

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So what game at the time did what Doom did better?
I still consider Doom the better game overall, but consider Marathon for instance. Heavily inspired by Doom, released just one year later, but it had, among other things:

-Much, MUCH better story (of course, with Doom, that's a low bar), though you can weirdly enough draw parallels between them (moon of Mars, teleportation, lone soldier format, etc.)
-Innovations with gunplay, such as the ability to dual-wield, plus a reload system
-Oxygen and shield metres, in addition to just health
-Also, if we're talking about influence, obviously Doom's had far more influence, but if not for Marathon, we wouldn't have Halo
 
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So, serious question - I'm curious as to how many people have played the games on the list. Because out of the 64 listed, I've played the following:

-Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (sort of)
-League of Legends
-World of Warcraft
-GoldenEye 007
-StarCraft
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
-BioShock
-Overwatch
-Diablo II
-Doom
-Super Mario World
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
-Halo 2
-Mass Effect 2 (sort of)
-Street Fighter II
-Pokemon Yellow
-Super Mario 64
-Half-Life 2
-Super Metroid
-Tetris
-Metroid Prime (sort of)
-Resident Evil 4

That's a rate of 33%.

Whether that makes my tastes too refined, or if I'm a cultural neanderthal, is a question I'll leave to you.
 

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Tetris
Super Metroid
Sid Meier's Civilization IV
Street Fighter II
Super Mario World

In my opinion, worrying about what other people think about your game tastes/game experiences is silly.
 

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I’ve played -

SMB3
Tetris
Super Mario World
DOOM
Street Fighter 2 (Turbo)
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime
Chrono Trigger
Zelda: OoT (and really, wtf is Skyrim doing beating Zelda: OoT ffs. That just tears it for me, but I guess if I only started gaming in the last ten or so years it’d be more understandable.)
Goldeneye
Castlevania: SotN
FF7
THPS2 (though I preferred THPS4 out of the original games)
Halo 2
Burnout 3: Takedown
Resident Evil 4
Shadow of the Colossus
Half Life 2
MGS3: Snake Eater
CoD4: MW
BioShock
RDR
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
GTAV
Journey
Dark Souls
The Last of Us
Dishonored (barely at all though as I didn’t care for the opening’s progression, visuals, mechanics, etc.)
Batman: Arkham City
Bloodborne
Witcher 3 (not finished yet)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (barely started)
God of War

FWIW, I enjoyed pretty much all of them, and some very much so.
 
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I've played:

Red Dead Redemption
Borderlands 2
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
KOTOR
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Fallout New Vegas
Chrono Trigger
Burnout 3 Takedown
Call of Duty 4
Golden Eye
Dishonored
Portal 2
God of War 2018
Starcraft
Assassin's Creed 4
Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
Bioshock
Overwatch
Minecraft
Witcher 3
Diablo 2
Doom
Inside
Super Mario World
Super Smash Bros Ultimate
The Last of Us
Metal Gear Solid 3
Halo 2
Grand Theft Auto 5
Uncharted 2
Street Fighter 2
Pokemon Yellow
Batman Arkham City
Dark Souls
Shadow of the Colossus
Half-Life 2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Apex Legends
Titanfall 2
Bloodborne
Tetris
Rock Band
Hades
Super Mario Bros 3
Castlevania Symphony of the Night
Resident Evil 4

so 47/64 = 73% of the games on the list.

Now I won't claim to have beaten them all, or played a significant amount of time in each of them. I've barely touched Rock Band because I just played it at a friend's house a couple of times (I didn't want to buy all the instruments and didn't have room for them anyway), but I have played every game listed.
 

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I think Alien: Isolation should've been on the list.

I've played:

RDR
Borderlands 2
GTA: SA
SW:KOTOR
Tony Hawk's
Fallout NV
WoW
Fortnite (I think I've played this anyway)
Burnout 3
COD: MW
Golden Eye
Dishonored
Portal 2
Sims 3
GoW (I don't really understand the love for this series)
Civ 4
Ass Creed BF
Skyrim
Bioshock
Overwatch
Minecraft
Fable 2
Witcher 3 (not Wild Hunt I don't think)
Diablo 2
Doom
TLOU
Halo 2
Mass Effect 2
GTA 5
Uncharted 2
Street Fighter 2
Batman AC
Dark Souls (rubbish and rubbish at it)
Shadow of the Colossus (beautiful)
HL2
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Animal Crossing (didn't really get it)
Bloodborne
Tetris
Rock Band
Hades
RE4 (I think)
FF8
 

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So, serious question - I'm curious as to how many people have played the games on the list. Because out of the 64 listed, I've played the following:

-Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (sort of)
-League of Legends
-World of Warcraft
-GoldenEye 007
-StarCraft
-The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
-BioShock
-Overwatch
-Diablo II
-Doom
-Super Mario World
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
-Halo 2
-Mass Effect 2 (sort of)
-Street Fighter II
-Pokemon Yellow
-Super Mario 64
-Half-Life 2
-Super Metroid
-Tetris
-Metroid Prime (sort of)
-Resident Evil 4

That's a rate of 33%.

Whether that makes my tastes too refined, or if I'm a cultural neanderthal, is a question I'll leave to you.
The only ones I never played are MGS3, Super Metroid, Mass Effect 2, and LoL, Starcraft, and WoW. I've played plenty of games that are not on the list, and could give a shit what some random goon at IGN, nor anyone else, thinks about my tastes.
 

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Round 4 is up.
No. Not looking. I suggest everyone does the same for their own sanity and intelligence. Ends this thread or suffer. What's gonna be users? What's it gunna bee?
 

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No. Not looking. I suggest everyone does the same for their own sanity and intelligence. Ends this thread or suffer. What's gonna be users? What's it gunna bee?
San Andreas is beating Modern Warfare, Witcher 3 is beating God of War, GTA5 is beating Arkham City, Breath of the Wild is beating Bloodborne.

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for any damage towards BrawlMan's sanity in regards to these statements. :p
 

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I flunked. I lost 3 out of 4. But honestly. I love Batman Arkham City while I haven't really been able to warm to GTA V yet. I keep getting killed in an alleyway before the game has even really gotten going!
 

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I will be entirely unsurprised if the final bracket is GTA vs GTA.
 
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San Andreas is beating Modern Warfare, Witcher 3 is beating God of War, GTA5 is beating Arkham City, Breath of the Wild is beating Bloodborne.

Disclaimer: No responsibility is taken for any damage towards BrawlMan's sanity in regards to these statements. :p
I voted God of War mostly because I have beaten it and it’s the underdog. Not sure if I’ll end up liking The Witcher 3 more once I ever finish it.
 

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WoW got knocked out to CoD4? C'mon, nobody ever let their baby starve to death because they were playing Call of Duty.