I've always believed that OoT was fantastic, and I've often seen it topping polls, then I saw this.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has topped a poll of readers of Edge magazine and industry experts to find the top 100 games of all
The 10-year-old videogame for the Nintendo 64 games console helped usher in a new era of 3D gaming.
It is also one of only five games ever to receive a 10 out of 10 review score from Edge magazine.
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He said: "It appeared not long after games made the shift to 3D, everyone was wondering if it could make the transition.
"It was a very ambitious game. The way they were able to engineer it in a 3D context was a success, it worked brilliantly well."
But he said the intention behind the poll was not to create a "nostalgia festival".
"These games had to stand up today. People will be surprised by the small amount of very old games that have made it through.
"Often these types of lists are full of games like Space Invaders and Pong - which we recognise as classics, as important games - but they don't
necessarily stand up to play today."
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the best game ever.
However it must be said that 007: Goldeneye is missing from the top ten.
Egde Magazine's Top 100 Games of all time:
A superhuman cop deals out some hardcore justice in a freeform action world.
It got little respect at retail, but this unique platformer has become a revered cult classic.
98. Sensible Soccer
This classic top-down soccer title spawned one of the most important sports game series of all time.
97. Tekken 3
The PlayStation version was one of the best arcade-to-home fighting ports when it released, with nearly arcade-perfect visuals and spot-on
Mastering the control of the floating ships was almost as satisfying as connecting a missile to an opponent’s afterburner.
95. God of War
The epic story, big boss battles and intense combat made this one of the best action games of recent times.
94. Gitaroo Man
This rhythm game tested coordination in ways unique from other titles in the genre.
93. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
If the “flat” colorful visuals didn’t draw you in, certainly it was the accessible gameplay or sharp humor.
92. Resident Evil
Its big scares and overall creepiness defined survival horror—and let’s not forget the outrageous yet lovable voice acting.
91. Super Smash Bros. Melee
This fun mish-mash of Nintendo characters has earned respect in pro gaming circles.
90. Devil May Cry
An incredible combat system and a protagonist dripping with style means Dante is one of videogames’ top bad-asses.
89. Tomb Raider
Lara Croft is now a brand, and this is where it started. The original made the world feel big even in the confines of a tomb.
88. Sega Rally Championship
Still one of the smoothest-controlling racing games around.
87. Mr. Driller
It’s a dangerous job, drilling through blocks, but Mr. Driller made the task really, really fun.
86. Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast
This title put the “arcade” back into “arcade-style racing” with big drifts, great accessibility and sexy Ferraris.
85. Silent Hill 2
The sequel to Konami’s Silent Hill was even ghastlier than the first outing on the original PlayStation.
84. Phantasy Star Online
Phantasy Star Online’s attack combos were derived from crack coc aine.
In a console world where full 3D was getting all the attention, Nights took to the skies and went 2.5 to achieve results just as spectacular as
They’re mindless little rodents, but you want to save them nonetheless in this addictive classic.
81. Robotron 2084
This game’s dual joystick configuration was new at the time, and its execution is worthy of recognition still today.
80. Virtua Tennis 3
Virtua Tennis 3 is the pinnacle of Sega’s stellar pick-up-and play tennis series—and we love the minigames.
79. Secret of Monkey Island
It’s as revered an adventure game as they come, partly because it was simply hilarious.
78. Doom II
It was one of the main players in fostering the first-person shooter genre. Much respect.
77. Football Manager 2007
Who would’ve thought a soccer manager game could be so immersive?
Seizure inducing and extremely difficult, yet it had gameplay that freshened up the shmup genre—exactly what shooter fans crave.
75. Burnout 2
The intense speed, great graphics and tight control made this racer stand out from its peers.
74. Thief: The Dark Project
A sneaker in the first-person, Garrett was slinking through the shadows well before Sam Fisher.
73. Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-a-Move)
Taito’s classic colored balls puzzler is still a ‘casual’ hit.
Shooter with a difference, chronicling the many personalities of the main character, an assassin.
71. Ninja Gaiden Black
Team Ninja’s Xbox action game managed to add lustre to the original.
70. Ridge Racers 2
PSP incarnation of a simple yet engaging driving series that stretches back to the dawn of PlayStation.
69. PilotWings 64
Airborne missions including the use of a gyrocopter and a hang glider aided the launch of Nintendo 64 in 1996.
Realism-charged supercar driving experience.
67. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Robotron for the Xbox 360 generation; simple gameplay and lovely looks.
66. F-Zero GX
Sixth game in the futuristic sliding, racing genre from Nintendo.
Introversion’s strategy-action game defies the usual genre-descriptions, combining the best modern gameplay with slick retro visuals.
64. System Shock 2
Complex sci-fi horror shooter from Ken Levine failed to deliver commercially, despite rave reviews.
PSP block-drop puzzler from Tetsuya Mizuguchi blended ace looks and music.
62. Jet Set Radio Future
Sega’s roller-blader for the launch of Xbox followed on from the Dreamcast original, and offered a highly distinctive graphical style.
Vicious and grisly horror game that appalled critics of the game industry, but it’s actually a pretty good stealth game.
60. Pac-Man Vs
Successfully utilized the system link between GameCube and GameBoy Advance to bring multiplayer depth to a fading franchise.
59. StarFox 64
Fixed rail shooter of the old school; straddling the world of SNES and Nintendo 64.
58. Tempest 2000
Jeff Minter’s hyper-surreal puzzle shooter for Atari’s Jaguar was certainly the best thing about that benighted console.
57. Soul Calibur
Namco’s Dreamcast fighter was an innovator in 3D gameplay nd, in its time, stunningly good-looking.
56. Guitar Hero
Created a new genre by combining a rock-out controller and simple gameplay.
Tactical FPS based on a Half-Life mod. An online favorite.
54. Chrono Trigger
Square’s SNES RPG wasc developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Kazuhiko Aoki, Nobuo Uematsu, Yuuji Horii and Akira Toriyama. How could it fail to be
53. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Open-ended skating game from a franchise that doesn’t stop delivering.
52. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness
Hard-core RPG from Atlus, that challenged even the most devoted fans of the genre.
51. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
It’s been ten years since Pokemon games started to appear on Game Boy. Here were the best of the bunch.
Yu Suzuki’s big budget Dreamcast adventure told the story of a young man in search of his father’s killers.
49. Animal Crossing
Another example of Nintendo’s ability to redefine games; Animal Crossing is a life simulation that rewards communication.
48. Puyo Pop Fever
Cute Japanese block-drop puzzler that offered strong multiplayer gameplay.
47. Far Cry
German jungle-shooter with drop-dead pixel-shaded graphics
46. Quake III
The highpoint in id’s series of multiplay shooters was released in 1999.
45. Company Of Heroes
Relic’s real-time strategy winner gave WW2 back some of the lustre it has lost in recent years.
44. Super Monkey Ball
Fantastically fun arcade platformer offers loveable creatures and bananas aplenty.
Remains one of the greatest multiplayer experiences of all time.
42. Rome: Total War
Creative Assembly’s RTS brought the legions of Caesar to life with outstanding visuals and AI.
41. Gran Turismo 4
Gaming’s defining car-sim series.
40. Wario Ware Inc: Minigame Mania
Hundreds of mini-games that tried, and sometimes succeeded, in making gaming seem new all over again.
39. Secret Of Mana
Square’s Super Nintendo top-down real-time RPG.
38. Virtua Fighter 5
Bang up-to-date arcade fighter from Sega.
Blizzard’s finely balanced RTS is still a multiplay favorite almost a decade after it arrived.
36. Battlefield 2
Sweden’s much-loved shooter combines strategy, tactics and role-playing.
35. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
Hideo Kojima’s highly regarded adventure in which Snake sneaks up and whacks terrorists.
34. R-Type Final
Irem’s old-school scrolling shooters keep coming back for more. Except this really is the last one from the Japanese developer. No, really.
33. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Spooky 2D action adventure added depth to what had been a straight platforming series.
32. Project Gotham Racing 2
Superb racer for Xbox from Bizarre Creations which put style as well as speed on the agenda.
31. Katamari Damacy
Namco’s curious third-person puzzle action game offered a unique take on collecting stuff.
30. Shadow Of The Colossus
Massive in scale, beautiful in execution; one of PS2’s highest achievements.
29. Deus Ex
Warren Spector’s Unreal-based end-of-the-century shooter cum role-player swept the awards board with an engrossing story arc.
28. Perfect Dark
Rare’s follow-up to Goldeneye brought Joanna Dark to the world. Shooting from the hip, the game brought the N64 era to a satisfying close.
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[edit on 11/7/2008 by Good Wolf]
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