Top Games of All Time
So this is kind of a big deal. You're about to peruse a list of the very best video games created by humankind. These aren't only you're so-so 7/10 games, your good 8/10 titles, or even the highly recommended 9/10s. We're talking 10/10 sheer class. Not perfection mind, as a perfect score doesn't require a game to be without criticism.
When you think of the best games ever made your mind automatically brings up images of Mario, Zelda, Half-Life, Final Fantasy, but all have their flaws. Mario can occasionally venture into the infuriating, with a certain combination of jumps and enemies proving the end of yet another game pad. And for all the love Final Fantasy gets – especially VII – the story can be pretty silly and the endless battles laborious.
Pick a game from this list and you are sure to come away feeling completely satisfied, like the last time you enjoyed a Saturday brunch Full English and cup of tea, or a massive Sunday roast followed by apple crumble and custard. In fact, it's probably best to eat before you start playing as you'll be gaming for hours.
A triumph of emergent gameplay, slightly let down by a heavily scripted ending.
With masterful art direction and a flawlessly executed script, Jade Empire is a genuine masterpiece of the genre.
Half Life 2 represents the culmination of the best aspects of recent FPS development, wrapped in a setting rich with atmosphere and truly immersed in physics - hail to the Freeman indeed
There is absolutely no way any Halo fan will be disappointed by this game. You better believe the Chief has triumphantly returned. Now buy the game, cock the Assault Rifle, and finish the fight.
Must have, if for nothing more than to see why 360-owners say the Lancer/chainsaw one of the best videogame weapons ever.
BioWare, with a little help from a friend, has made one of the best RPGs ever made even better.
To put it simply, BioShock is a brilliant game; one that sets the proverbial benchmark not only for first-person adventure titles, but also for all future games to come.
Gears of War 2 is arguably the greatest action game ever created. In a year full of incredible games, Gears of War 2 sits triumphantly at the very top.
If you've been waiting for the ultimate version of GTA 4, then this is it, providing you can put up with a fair amount of hassle to get the game running well.
By leaving so much open to interpretation in the mind of the player, The Path shows a maturity that belies its roots in a child’s fairy tale.