Guiness 50 most influential games of all times

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  1. Danilh

    Danilh It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 21, 2008
    The list at Kotaku

    Transcript:
    [spoiler:6e696c7088]1. Super Mario Kart
    2. Tetris
    3. Grand Theft Auto*
    4. Super Mario World
    5. Zelda Ocarina of Time
    6. Halo
    7. Resident Evil IV
    8. Final Fantasy XII
    9. Street Fighter II
    10. GoldenEye
    11. Super Mario 64
    12. Tomb Raider
    13. Metal Gear Solid
    14. Call of Duty 4
    15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
    16. GTA San Andreas
    17. Super Mario Bros
    18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
    19. Gran Turismo
    20. Final Fantasy VII
    21. Pro Evolution Soccer 4
    22. The Orange Box
    23. Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
    24. Tekken 2
    25. Wii Sports
    26. Pokemon Red/Blue
    27. Guitar Hero
    28. Project Gotham Racing 4
    29. Super Mario Galaxy
    30. Resident Evil
    31. Ico
    32. Chrono Trigger
    33. Gunstar Heroes
    34. Soul Calibur
    35. Advance Wars
    36. Ridge Racer
    37. Super Metroid
    38. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    39. GTA Vice City
    40. BioShock
    41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    42. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
    43. God of War
    44. Sega Rally Championship
    45. Starfox 64
    46. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
    47. WarioWare Inc
    48. Saturn Bomberman
    49. Crash Bandicoot
    50. Outrun 2

    *apparently this was supposed to be GTA 3[/spoiler:6e696c7088]

    That's right guise, Mario Fuckin Kart is the most influential game off all time :facepalm:

    Also, there is CoD4 but no other call of duty

    AND HALO IS APPARENTLY MORE INFLUENTIAL THAN DOOM(which doesn't eve figure on the list)

    Oblivion but not morrowind...

    Guinness got to be fucking kidding
     
  2. Leon

    Leon A Smooth-Skin

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    Oct 10, 2008
    But dude, Halo totally rocks! It like, invented FPS! I play it all the time with my frat brahs at our weekly keggers. Master Chief makes Halo GOTY all years. :ugly:

    Lists like these are almost entirely bullshit anyways. I do understand the Oblivion-and-not-Morrowind thing, since Oblivion is more successful and widely known in the mainstream than Morrowind, therefore making it more "influential." Not better, just more "influential." Its popularity made Gothic 3's developers try to parrot it and completely fail, for instance.
     
  3. Alphadrop

    Alphadrop A right proper chap.

    Aug 21, 2008
    Heh, as someone at Kotaku pointed out Orange Box isn't even a game.
    Man Guiness has gone downhill.
     
  4. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    I think they ignoring a large portion of game history, not to mention the large number of games that appeared on home computers that also pushed the medium forward.

    But then again they are focusing on consoles only.
     
  5. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    How can these games even be called influential?
     
  6. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
  7. Danilh

    Danilh It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 21, 2008
    Oh, sorry :oops:
     
  8. rcorporon

    rcorporon So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Orderite

    Jan 31, 2008
    IGN currently has a "Top 25 consoles of all time" list going, and it's equally full of bullshit.

    These lists, more often than not, are meaningless.
     
  9. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    lets make our own lists so everyone's happy :ugly:
     
  10. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I can see Super Mario Kart being #1. Rubber band ai was the beginning of blurring the lines between a terrible player and an amazing player. It's taken many different forms over the years, but that sort of thing is still very present in many modern games.
     
  11. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    Super Mario World is more influential than Super Mario Bros.

    Oh and Sonic 2 is also more influential than Super Mario Bros.


    Call of Duty 4 is also very influential.


    But yeah, the influentialest is Super Mario Kart.
     
  12. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    That is true, but don't forget that it mostly expands or bases upon content from CoD 2 (same engine and thus, nearly identical gameplay), so I'd rather put CoD 2 on that list, if not CoD 1 - witch conjucture with the sequel, about 80% of shooters emulate them.
     
  13. Danilh

    Danilh It Wandered In From the Wastes

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    Dec 21, 2008
    Yes, but is that more influential than Doom that made FPS popular, paved the way for violence and profanity in games and incited community mapbuilding & mods?
     
  14. Patton89

    Patton89 Vault Dweller

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    Nov 21, 2008
    Not a list of utter stupidity again ?
    These lists are crap, and they will be crap forever.
     
  15. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    Probably written by someone who doesn't actually play games.
     
  16. MrBumble

    MrBumble Vault Fossil

    Jan 17, 2006
    I was being sarcastic actually...
    I wouldn't place COD 4 in that list for the reasons you talked about in your post :wink:
     
  17. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    So you were. I didn't read the rest of your post, so it didn't occured to me :D
     
  18. Verd1234

    Verd1234 Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    337
    Jan 16, 2009
    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/top-10-gt-countdown/52509

    This gametrailers list of the Top 10 most influential PC games is much better than that Guiness list.....and this one is JUST Pc games...

    LOL

    I think that Gametrailers know this better because they are a focuesed on games...

    I don't think that those Guiness guys know too much about games lol..
     
  19. Puokki

    Puokki Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

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    Jun 4, 2008
    Super Mario Cart the most influental game of all times?
     
  20. Verevoof

    Verevoof Cryptid oTO Orderite Board Cop oTO [REDACTED]

    Jul 12, 2009
    What, no Wolfenstein 3D? Kind of important to the FPS genre... :|