EGM’s 100 Best Games Ever

[Blogger note: I originally posted this to an old game blog of mine that I am officially retiring. I thought this list was useful and I do want to play most of these games so I’m posting it here]

In EGM’a January 2002, Issue 150, an article is featured where the staff members rate the 100 best games ever, and some staff members faves didn’t make the cut.

From 100 down.

100. Decathlete (Saturn)
99. Wipeout XL (Playstation)
98. Quake III Arene (Dreamcast)
97. Mario Golf (Game Boy Color)
96. Phantasy Star (Master System)
95. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (Nintendo Entertainment System)
94. Baseball Stars (Nintendo Entertainment System)
93. Super Smash Bros. (Nintendo 64)
92. Ice Hockey (Nintendo Entertainment System)
91. Final Fantasy VII (PlayStation)
90. Resident Evil (PlayStation)
89. Dragon Warrior IV (Nintendo Entertainment System)
88. Virtua Tennis (Dreamcast)
87 Sega Rally 2 (Dreamcast)
86. ActRaiser (Super Nintendo)
85. F-Zero X (Nintendo 64)
84. Samurai Showdown II (Neo-Geo)
83. Daytona USA (Dreamcast)
82. Kirby’s Avalanche/Mean Bean Machine (Super Nintendo/Genesis)
81. Ape Escape (PlayStation)
80. Skies of Arcadia (Dreamcast)
79. Mario Kart 64 (Nintendo 64)
78. Star Fox (Super Nintendo)
77. Metal Gear Solid (Game Boy Color)
76. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Genesis)
75. Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete (PlayStation)
74. Shining Force III (Saturn)
73. The Revenge of Shinobi (Genesis)
72. Advance Wars (Game Boy Advance)
71. Phantasy Star II (Genesis)
70. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (Nintendo Entertainment System)
69. Metroid (Nintendo Entertainment System)
68. Super Ghouls ‘N Ghosts (Super Nintendo)
67. Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PlayStation/Dreamcast)
66. Donkey Kong (Game Boy)
65. Perfect Dark (Nintendo 64)
64. Mega Man II (Nintendo Entertainment System)
63. R-Type (R-Types Version) (PlayStation)
62. Resident Evil 2 (PlayStation)
61. Nights…Into Dreams (Saturn)
60. Super Mario RPG (Super Nintendo)
59. Virtua Fighter 2 (Saturn)
58. Sonic the Hedgehog (Genesis)
57. Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)
56. Landstalker (Genesis)
55. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening DX (Game Boy Color)
54. Devil’s Crush (TurboGrafx-16)
53. Super Punch-Out!! (Super Nintendo)
52. Herzog Zwei (Genesis)
51. Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse (Nintendo Entertainment System)
50. Guardian Heroes (Saturn)
49. Contra (Nintendo Entertainment System)
48. Paper Mario (Nintendo 64)
47. Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (Saturn)
46. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (Game Boy Color)
45. Phantasy Star Online Ver. 2
44. Super Mario Kart (Super Nintendo)
43. Final Fantasy Tactics (PlayStation)
42. Contra III: The Alien Wars (Super Nintendo)
41. Ms. Pac-Man (Multiplatform)
40. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (Game Boy Color)
39. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (Game Boy Color)
38. R-Type Delta (PlayStation)
37. Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PlayStation 2)
36. Chrono Cross (PlayStation)
35. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (Game Boy Advance)
34. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (Nintendo Entertainment System)
33. Saturn Bomberman (Saturn)
32. NCAA Football 2002 (PlayStation 2)
31. Madden NFL 2002 (PlayStation 2)
30. Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
29. Super Mario Bros. 2 (All-Stars Edition) (Super Nintendo)
28. Hot Shots Golf 2 (PlayStation)
27. Sonic CD (Sega CD)
26. Chrono Trigger (Super Nintendo)
25. The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo Entertainment System)
24. Super Castlevania IV (Super Nintendo)
23. Gunstar Heroes (Genesis)
22. Super Mario Bros. (All-Stars Edition)
21. Dragon Force (Saturn)
20. Galaga (Multiplatform)
19. Panzer Dragoon Saga (Saturn)
18. Pokemon Puzzle League (Nintendo 64)
17. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PlayStation)
16. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (Super Nintendo)
15. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PlayStation 2)
14. Metal Gear Solid (PlayStation)
13. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting (Super Nintendo)
12. Final Fantasy V (FF Anthology Edition) (PlayStation)
11. Super Mario Bros. 3 (All-Stars Edition) (Super Nintendo)
10. Super Mario World (Super Nintendo)
9. Final Fantasy III (Super Nintendo)
8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
7. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (Nintendo 64)
6. Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
5. Super Mario 64 (Nintendo 64)
4. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PlayStation)
3. The Legend of Zelda: A Link To the Past (Super Nintendo)
2. Tetris (Multiplatform)
1. Super Metroid (Super Nintendo)

2 responses to “EGM’s 100 Best Games Ever”

  1. Whoa, I didn’t realize EGM made another top 100 list. So cool, I’m happy to see some of my favorite games on here. You NEED to play Panzer Dragoon Saga somehow, some way.

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