The 2010 Community's Top 100 - Now Closed


Not Dead Yet
Jan 7, 2009
Hello, please imagine a drumroll as I welcome you to...
[HEADING=1]The Escapist's Community's Top 100 Games[/HEADING]
[small]Sponsored by Cpt_Oblivious[/small]​


[HEADING=1]This thread is from 2010. For the 2011 thread, click here. [][/HEADING]
Now, I'm fairly sure this hasn't been done before, the Search Bar came up with nothing. So without further ado, let me explain the concept behind this:
I want every last one of you, yes even you, to comment with your 5 favourite video games ever for any platform and of any genre. No ordering required beyond that, so you don't have to decide which game was better, in this they're worth the same.

So once you've posted with your top 5 games that's all I need from you. Feel free to discuss the choices with one another, but do try as hard as possible to keep it from turning into a flame war. If that happens I'm calling the mods, and they'll send you to bed with no dinner. Or worse...[footnote]They'll send you to the basement...[/footnote]

I'll leave the voting open for a week(ish) and will count the votes next Sunday Saturday evening. [footnote]At some point. This was edited for reasons given here [].[/footnote] After that the I will update this with what you, the Escapists, have voted as our top 100 video games ever.

Now as I said, I haven't seen this done before so hopefully it can work, but we need participation from as many of you as possible. And, just to get the ball rolling, I'll give you mine:
  • Dragon Age: Origins
    Beyond Good & Evil
    World of Warcraft (Including Expansions)
Wow, that was actually quite hard. Sorry about that. There's just those couple of other games you just wish you could squeeze in. But that's why you've got a week to make your minds up, think some over - I had to ignore some nostalgia choices because they're just not as good if I go back to them now.

So yes, let the voting...BEGIN!

As of 13:11 GMT on 06/06/2010:
[HEADING=1]Voting is closed[/HEADING]

[small]DISCLAIMER: Anyone found voting for Duke Nukem Forever will have that vote ignored and will be subject to verbal abuse.
NOTE: Due to Expansion votes or inclusions. Expansions and DLC are automatically included.
NAME CHANGE: While this was originally the "Escapists's Top 100" it has been changed due to possible inference that this is in any way official. The Staff are, however, still allowed to vote.[/small]

This was also posted as an announcement bump here [].

Now firstly I'm going to have to have a small-ish rant while explaining how I counted certain votes. Then I'll give you a few "fun" facts and figures before announcing the Top 10 with details and then the other 90 as just a boring old list. There will be cake at the after party. Honest.

[HEADING=2]Votes & Tallying[/HEADING]
The most common problem I encountered while counting the votes was that many of you put down more than 5 games in one way or another. The Orange Box was not a game, as it's name suggests, it was in fact a box of games. If you voted for it without an alternative your vote has been ignored.

If you voted for a series, for example "Tekken Series", I can't be bothered to chase down hundreds of Escapists to get them to change it or suggest their favourite. In this case the first of the series has been voted for, that's the only game title you put down.

If you just put down more than 5 games then the first 5 games you voted for were counted, the others ignored. This includes "Mass Effect 1 & 2" but in this case the first game you typed is counted and your remaining votes (unless otherwise covered) were still included.

If your one choice was two unrelated games then your vote was decided by flipping a coin.

I thought my joke about Duke Nukem Forever might be a a hint that voting for unreleased games or games you haven't played is a waste of a vote, yet a couple still did it. If it's in Beta that's fine, but there was one vote for The Last Guardian's trailer...

Asking me to choose. Why? If I do it, it's not the Escapist Community's Top 100 is it?

Anyway, thanks for sticking with me through that, now for a few fun facts:
Factbox said:
My Computer crashed twice counting the results.
There were 663 different games voted for.
With the the above criteria there were 3623 votes.
This took me bloody ages.
And now, without further faffing about, may I present to you... The Escapist Community's Top 100 Videogames!

Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, ZeniMax Media
Action RPG
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Valve
Microsoft Game Studios
Puzzle FPS
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3
Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks, 2K Games
Action RPG
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3
[HEADING=2]Half Life 2[/HEADING]
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Valve
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3
[HEADING=2]Mass Effect 2[/HEADING]
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Action RPG
PC, XBox 360
[HEADING=2]Zelda: Ocarina of Time[/HEADING]
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Action Adventure
Nintendo 64, Gamecube
[HEADING=2]Team Fortress 2[/HEADING]
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Valve
Multiplayer FPS
PC, XBox 360, Playstation 3
[HEADING=2]Knights of the Old Republic[/HEADING]
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: LucasArts
Action RPG
PC, XBox
[HEADING=2]Mass Effect[/HEADING]
Developer: Bioware, Demiurge Studios
Publisher: Microsoft, Electronic Arts
PC, XBox
[HEADING=2]World of Warcraft[/HEADING]
Developer: Blizzard
Publisher: Blizzard
Bioshock -- Dragon Age Origins -- Morrowind
Pokemon Yellow /Red / Blue -- Call of Duty 4 -- Starcraft
Pokemon Silver / Crystal / Gold -- Shadow of the Colossus -- Warcraft 3
Final Fantasy 7 -- Deus Ex -- Halo: Combat Evolved
Planescape: Torment -- Red Dead Redemption -- Psychonauts
Halo 3 -- Metal Gear Solid -- Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Resident Evil 4 -- Grand Theft Auto San Andreas -- Half Life
Metal Gear Solid 3 -- Zelda: Majora's Mask -- Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Baldur's Gate 2 -- Diablo 2 -- Metroid Prime
Final Fantasy 9 -- Super Smash Bros Melee -- Counter Strike
Assassin's Creed 2 -- Final Fantasy 10 -- Goldeneye
Rome: Total War -- Beyond Good & Evil -- Chrono Trigger
Super Mario 64 -- Zelda: Link to the Past -- Batman: Arkham Asylum
Fable -- Chrono Cross -- Final Fantasy 6
Pokemon SoulSilver / HeartGold -- Ratchet & Clank -- Spyro
Super Smash Bros Brawl -- Uncharted 2 -- Zelda: Wind Waker
Grand Theft Auto Vice City -- Modern Warfare 2 -- Silent Hill 2
Civilisation 4 -- Left 4 Dead -- Saints Row 2
Star Wars Battlefront 2 -- Super Mario Galaxy -- Battlefield Bad Company 2
Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 -- Grand Theft Auto 4 -- Guild Wars
Jak & Daxter -- Kingdom Hearts 2 -- Left 4 Dead 2
Okami -- Timesplitters 2 -- God of War
Grim Fandango -- Mafia -- Mount & Blade
Super Mario World -- Borderlands -- Final Fantasy Tactics
Heroes of Might & Magic 3 -- Medieval 2: Total War -- Metal Gear Solid 4
Neverwinter Nights -- Persona 4 -- Pokemon LeafGreen / FireRed
Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire -- Ratchet & Clank 3 -- Super Metroid
Age of Empires 2 -- Bioshock 2 -- Fallout 2
Jak 3 -- Kingdom Hearts -- Knights of the Old Republic 2
Ratchet & Clank 2 -- Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl -- Zelda: Twilight Princess


New member
Apr 26, 2009
1. KotOR
2. Starcraft
3. Warcraft 3
4. Halo 3
5. World of Warcraft
[HEADING=3]For Starcraft and Warcraft 3, I'm counting expansions.[/HEADING]


has tits and is on fire
Jan 8, 2009
For me:

Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
Timesplitters: Future Perfect
Pokémon Red

I decided I had to put Pokémon in there just because it was such a huge part of my life where I really felt I BECAME a gamer.

Edit: over 300 posts now... have fun Captain!


Scrolling through forums, instead of playing games
Oct 25, 2009
1) Halo: Combat Evolved
2) 007 Golden Eye
3) BFBC 2
4) World of Warcraft (Original)
5) Oblivion


New member
Oct 10, 2008
Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Age of Mythology: The Titans
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Team Fortress 2


New member
Mar 28, 2009
World of Warcraft
Counter Strike: Source
Half-Life Series (Couldn't decide.... sue me)
Team Fortress 2
Left 4 Dead 2


New member
Feb 20, 2009
World of Warcraft
Warcraft III
Team Fortress 2
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

Those are my 5 favourite games.


Engaged to PaintyFace
Jan 20, 2009
Top 5... Out of the hundreds of games I've played.. you want me to pick 5...

Alright, lets give it a shot

  • 1. Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
    2. Otogi: Myth of Demons
    3. Mass Effect (Both Games)
    4. Megaman: Battle Network
    5. Star Wars: Knights of the Old republic

There you are, various styles of games from various consoles. All of which I have burned hours of my life into ash.


New member
Feb 25, 2009
Parasite Eve 2
Silent Hill 2
Fatal Frame 2
Metal Gear Solid 3
King of Fighters 2002

We'll see lots of Okamis and Shadows of the colussus


High Priest of C'Thulhu
Dec 7, 2008
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
Mass Effect 2
Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Dec 14, 2009
Monster Hunter Tri
Mass Effect series
Shadow of the Colossus
Super Street Fighter 4 (I love a good online fighter)


New member
May 21, 2008
1. Terranigma (SNES)
2. Morrowind (PC/Xbox)
3. Mega Man 2 (NES)
4. Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
5. Zelda - Link to the Past (SNES)


New member
Jan 4, 2010
This could be cool but it will be a lot of work for the OP
Knights of the Old Republic
Sly Cooper 2
Call of Duty 4
Star Wars Republic Commandos
Pokemon Blue

I based this list on nostalgia and good gameplay but a lot of nostalgia


New member
Dec 24, 2009
Super Mario Galaxy 2
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Super Mario World
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Pokemon: SoulSilver (C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER!)

I have a very limited choice of games.