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Community Watch: Top 10 Games of All-Time

Many, many moons ago, we set up a poll on this site to determine the Top 10 games of all-time as voted on by our lovely community. Originally, the plan was for us to run the poll and discuss the results on an episode of Dual Wielding, but something always seemed to come up. If it wasn’t Tokyo Game Show, it was crew missing then it was New York Comic Con, instead of waiting any longer, I decided to present the list below. And at some point in the future, the gang will get together to discuss their choices.

For now, let’s get to the scoreboard!

10) Final Fantasy X

9)Metal Gear Solid 3

8)Metal Gear Solid

7)Final Fantasy 7

6)Diablo 2

5)Deus Ex

4)Super Mario Bros 3



2)The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

1)Half-Life 2

As you can see from the Top 10 Greatest Video-Games list posted above, our audience has a rather interesting mixture of taste. There seems to be a heavy focus on PC-gaming with 4 entries, being pre-dominantly PC franchises in Half-Life, Half-Life 2, Diablo 2 and Deus Ex.

Then you have a strong showing by Nintendo’s double trouble franchise with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time at number 2 and Super Mario Bros 3 at number 4.

Finally, we have an interesting split in franchises with the Metal Gear Solid and Final Fantasy franchises taking up the final four spots on our list.

To be noted, games such as Kingdom Hearts and Bioshock were literally just outside of our Top 10 list.

So there you have it, the Nerds on the Rocks’ Community Top 10 Greatest Video-Games of All-Time List. Agree? Disagree? Let us know in the comments.!

Earl Rufus

The owner of this little chunk of the internet. Enjoys having a good time and being rather snarky!

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19 Responses

  1. John Smith says:

    WTF is FFX doing there? I’m also ok with Half life, but what the hell is HL2 doing there?!?!

    Also, Zelda and Mario should NEVER be in an ALL TIME list, maybe Zelda but DEF not mario, u guys are proper pathetic!

    Where is GTA? Surely ALL of them are better than bloody hl2 and mario AND FF.

    Sad sad state some gamers are in………… then again, its only the reader from this site. Guess that explains it

    • Penguin says:

      This is why opinions exist. Everyone has their own taste and the likes. I get that you don’t like some of the games, but it doesn’t make the list anymore or less valid than the one you would come up with. Just different.

    • 1337 says:


      • Nowitzki2004 says:

        Kids Games??? Kids can play these games but adults understand the story a lot more. Every Zelda game I have ever played I have loved. Mario is questionable as a kids games but thats the beauty of Zelda and Mario, They are made for an extremely wide audience.

  2. Justin says:

    @John Smith: Chill! Nothing wrong with these being someone’s favorite games. Get out of their face about ti. Also, GTA better than HL2? Lol; I mean, everyone gets an opinion and all, but lol.

    BTW, main point of this comment was to say you have a picture for the wrong game; Half-Life 2 had a Gravity Gun, but you used it as your picture for HL1.

    • Penguin says:

      Thanks, I’ve corrected it.

      Honestly, I’ve never played Half-Life personally so I just did a google image search for Half-Life and picked a picture at random. And apparently, it just so happened to be the one from Half-Life 2. Go figure?

  3. Bilbo says:

    First a question: Is Deus Ex on the PS2 a lot different that the PC version? Cause I tried the PS3 version and can’t understand what all the fuss is about.

    There’s only 3 or 4 games on this list that I would agree with: Metal Gear Solid, MGS3, Ocarina of Time, and Super Mario Bros 3. Though the only one of those that would be on my personal list is Ocarina of Time.

    I would have included the Bioshock series, God of War 2, Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Shadow of the Colossus, and a couple more that would get me flamed, lol.

    • Penguin says:

      Personally, I wouldn’t flame you. Like I said i the post, Bioshock was literally right outside the Top 10 (it tied for 10th, but we had a run off mini-poll because didn’t want to cheapen the poll with ties)

  4. Alan Tryth says:

    Surprisingly good list. I mean, I’m no Metal Gear fan (too much rage from the NES days), but I can definitely see why it is on the list. I might have substituted Chrono Trigger or Final Fantasy VI for Final Fantasy X, and maybe Saints Row 2 for one of the Metal Gears, but that’s just my personal preferences. All in all, nice job.

  5. kirk says:

    This is a great casual-gamer list of best games of all time. Lemme help your other readers:

    1. X-COM – UFO Defense (PC)
    2. Zelda (NES)
    3. Super Mario Bros (NES)
    5. Super Mario World (SNES)
    6. Tetris (NES)
    7. The Legend of Zelda (SNES)
    8. Final Fantasy 7 (PS)
    9. Half Life (PC)
    10. Doom (PC)

  6. Adnan says:

    Have not played a lot of these games but for me FFX would be number one!

    • Nick says:

      I completely agree that FFX should be number one! Half Life comes in a close second but no game can replicate the way FFX made you feel while playing it. I am so psyched for the remake coming out that words can’t even describe it!

  7. Troy says:

    I approve this list! I mean sure, there are some games on here that I would change, but it is a good and solid list.

    Shut up John Smith.

  8. datdude says:

    A top ten list which does not include the original legend of zelda for the nes is a joke.

  9. billy says:

    Shadow of the colossus is a great game!

  10. WTF? says:

    MARIO sucks monkey butts.

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