Friday, January 15, 2010

50 Video Games that are Cool on Purpose

50 video games that are cool on purpose

I’m sick of all these bullshit lists that so called “video game websites” are putting out. Have they forgotten what a good game is? Here is the definitive list of 50 games that are Cool on Purpose.

50. Mario Galaxy (Wii)
49. Heavy Rain (Xbox 360)
48. Contra (nes)
47. Matrix: Path of Neo (Xbox)
46. Call of Duty (Xbox)
45. Star Fox (N64)
44. Max Payne 2 (PS2)
43. Ninja Gaiden II (nes)
42. Mortal Kombat 2 (Sega)
41. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)

40. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (PS2)
39. Gran Turismo (Trilogy)
38. Street Fighter IV (Xbox 360)
37. Final Fantasy VIII (PS1)
36. Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)
35. Goldeneye (N64)
34. Super Mario 3 (nes)
33. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS1)
32. Punch Out (nes)
31. Metroid Prime (Gamecube)
30. WWF No Mercy (N64)
29. Devil May Cry (PS2)
28. Madden NFL 2004 (PS2)
27. Zelda: The Windwaker (Gamecube)
26. Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
25. Pokemon (Red, Blue and Yellow) (Gameboy)
24. Fable (Xbox)
23. Mario Kart (64)
22. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
21. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360 & PS3)
20. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
19. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360 & PS3)
18. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
17. Prince of Persia (Trilogy)
16. Double Dragon II (nes)
15. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Xbox 360)
14. Super Mario 64 (N64)
13. Assassin's Creed (Trilogy) (Xbox 360 & PS3)
12. Street Fighter III Third Strike (Xbox)
11. Uncharted II: Drake's Fortune
10. Perfect Dark (N64)
9. Super Smash Bros. (N64)
8. Grand Theft Auto (I-IV)
7. Virtua Fighter 4 Evolution (PS2)
6. Star Wars K.O.T.O.R. (1 & 2)
5. Half-Life 2 (Xbox)
4. Halo (Trilogy)
3. God of War (Trilogy)
2. Mass Effect 2
1. Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

You'll notice that there are no longer any PC games on this list.  It's not that games like WoW and Diablo are not just as phenomenal as the rest of these, it's just that I am not a PC gamer, therefore I am unable to give an accurate ranking of those titles.

Updated 21 April, 2011

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Joseph said...

Bravo. Dude, did you see the rancidness of Game Informers Top 200 last issue? I mean they had some games that people would have never thought of but seriously, most of their games people were like "Why?" or "Was that even a game?"

Lion said...

Oh, I saw the list. Usually Game Informer is on point so I was shocked to see that failsauce they call a list. I agree whole-heartedly with you man and I'm glad you thought my list was more to your liking.

Lion said...

Michael from Google told me that Mike Tyson's Punch Out should at least be in the top fifteen. Looking back, I don't know if I disagree with him.

Michael said...

I don't think you should either.

But I think a game that has remained un-beaten to many, should be a top game for sure. Also, a quest for many to beat.