Maybe you heard of the Cannon Fodder game: 'In search of history's best videogames' from the minds of N'Gai Croal (VG consultant) and Stephen Totilo (Kotaku editor).
It's a game out of choosing the 10 best video games of all time. They invite game developers to play every six months or so. Each game developers can make one of two moves to influence the list.
It's too bad that only developers can participate.
We, gamers, also have our own equivalent to determine which games deserve to be on top.
If you like ranking your top games and you're interested in best games lists, you will probably like unikgamer.com.
We've had about fifty billion 'top games' threads across gaming forums and here is a more permanent centralized location to rank your favorite games.
Each gamer makes an all time Top 25 favorite games and each games that are ranked gain pts depending of their positions (best game ever=25pts, 2nd=24ps, ..., 25th=1pt).
It is also really easy to make your lists and switch the order of games since it uses a drag & drop interface.
Here is the compilation of everyone's top lists (512 gamers so far):
# 01 - Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (2348 pts) ranked by 125 people
# 02 - Chrono Trigger (1833 pts) ranked by 105 people
# 03 - Final Fantasy VII (1815 pts) ranked by 95 people
# 04 - Half-Life 2 (1525 pts) ranked by 87 people
# 05 - Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (1450 pts) ranked by 82 people
# 06 - Final Fantasy VI
# 07 - Pokemon Gold and Silver
# 08 - Resident Evil 4
# 09 - Final Fantasy X
# 10 - Super Mario World
# 11 - Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
# 12 - Fallout 3
# 13 - Super Mario 64
# 14 - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
# 15 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
# 16 - Metroid Prime
# 17 - Shadow of the Colossus
# 18 - Final Fantasy IX
# 19 - Portal
# 20 - Super Metroid
# 21 - Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
# 22 - Pokemon Red and Blue
# 23 - Metal Gear Solid
# 24 - Super Mario Bros. 3
# 25 - Mass Effect
Here is the full Top 1000+ list:
That list is not static, since it updates itself automatically every half hour.
There are also other lists available to build up such as your:
- Top 10 most anticipated games
- (by year) Top 10 games of 2009 (or 2008,2007...)
- (by system) Top 15 PS2 games (or NES, PC...)
- (by genre) Top 10 FPS games (or JRPGs, Racing...)
- (by special subject) Top 10 Video game soundtrack (or story...)
You can chose to participate to ones adapted to your gaming taste or style.
This project is still very new. It can get really interesting if a lot more gamers get involved. Even some developers agreed to jump in.
Tell me what you think after trying it out and feel free to also post your Top 25 when you're done building it up.
I also appreciate and incorporate productive feedback.