The Top 200 Video Games of All-Time: #101-110

We inch ever closer on the list and with our top 100 just around the corner, let’s take a look at the final ten titles in the back end of our top 200 video games of all-time (as voted on by those who followed us).

110) Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
As the second Zelda game to use 3D graphics, the follow up to Ocarina of Time, and the sixth installment in the main series, The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Nintendo certainly had their work cut out for them with this one. The game takes place in Termia, a world that runs parallel to Hyrule, and also introduces a three-day cycle (72 hours in-game) and an instrument to manipulate things in-game. It was later remade for the Nintendo 3DS and scored nearly perfect ratings with game critics. Here at the PCC, we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask.
109) Kingdom Hearts 2
Wondering when Kingdom Hearts would show up on this list? Wonder no more as the third game in the Square Enix Disney collaboration and the second game in the numbered entries, Kingdom Hearts II picks up one year after the events of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. You’re back in the shoes of Sora, taking on the sinister Organization XIII while traveling through Disney worlds and meeting the cast of Final Fantasy games. Does the plot make sense? Not really. After all, it is a Tetsuya Nomura game. It is fun? Heck yeah, it is. We’re hopeful that after Kingdom Hearts III there will still be plenty of life left in the series. Even if we’re all senior citizens by the time the fourth one comes out.
108) Killzone
All hail the Halo killer! Just kidding. Killzone was released in 2004 on the Playstation 2 and was rumored to be Sony and Guerilla Games’ answer to Halo. The game is set in 2357, where a bunch of warring space factions fights for dominance. The series saw six games released across five different consoles and has been dormant ever since. Will we see another one? That’s the questions everybody keeps asking, especially after the success of Guerilla Games’ newest project, Horizon: Zero Dawn. With a new generation of consoles on the horizon and nostalgia hot in the market, anything is possible.
107) Half-Life 2 Episode 1
Valve returns to the list with Half-Life 2 Episode 1, the first game in a series of episodic sequels to 2004’s hit Half-Life 2. The game puts you in the shoes of Gordon Freeman, a scientist who happened to be around when an accident opens up an inter-dimensional portal to a world called Xen and fills the facility with angry creatures. Players make their way through combat-oriented challenges and physics-based puzzles from the intense opening to the cliff-hanger ending.
106) Gears of War
One of the most influential games of the last console generation, Gears of War proved to be a huge hit for Microsoft and Epic as it was a sorely needed first-party success for the Xbox 360 and proved that the system maker could field a quality title that didn’t say Halo on it. With a revolutionary 3rd person over the shoulder gameplay system, action-oriented story and a truly fun 4v4 multiplayer component that captivated players and created another foundational series that Microsoft could count on for years to come. The battle for Sera between the Cog heroes fending off the Locust horde never gets tiring and the distinct feeling of using the shotgun to blow someone to smithereens or slice someone in half with the Lancer is truly something that never gets old.
105) Curse of Monkey Island
Believe it or not, LucasArts was once known for more than just adventures in a galaxy far far away. The Curse of Monkey Island is a point and click adventure released in 1997, and is the sequel to The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge. Featuring a cast of zombie pirates, cannibals, and all sorts of odd beings, The Curse of Monkey Island stands on its own as a PC/Mac game unlike any other.
104) Burnout Paradise
Remember that game trailer that featured a Guns N’ Roses song? So do most gamers. When you narrow that list down to EA car franchises, one game sticks out above the rest. Burnout Paradise is an open-world game developed by Criterion Games and published by EA. For those of you familiar with the franchise, it might be the only game series out there where the point is to actually destroy as much as you can, making it the perfect car game for people who aren’t very good at car games. Originally released on Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Microsoft Windows, Burnout Paradise saw decent scores, plenty of add-ons, and even a next-gen remaster.
103) Alpha Centauri
For those of you PC master-race members, you’re probably familiar with a game designer named Sid Meier. Alpha Centauri took everything that was great about the Civilization series and took it into space. The game received critical acclaim with many claiming it was better than Civilization II, meaning Sid Meier had his work cut out for him for whatever came next, which was delivered in the form of Alien Crossfire, an expansion that didn’t just add more to the storyline, but also introduced new factions, technologies, secret projects, and so much more.
102) UN Squadron
Nobody ever accused Capcom of sticking to one genre. This 1991 side-scrolling classic was released on a bevy of different computer platforms, as well as the Super Nintendo. Released in Japan as Area88U.N. Squadron is based on the manga series of the same name and is a side-scrolling shooter, unique for the energy bar feature. Each of the three playable pilots has specific planes and abilities, with buyable upgrades available.
101) Terranigma
Super Nintendo returns to the list with Terranigma, a 1995 action-role playing game that puts players in a top-down perspective and utilizes a real-time battle system that makes you act according to what you’re according to what your character is doing. With four chapters and plenty of role-playing archetypes, Terranigma will always be a classic to those who are fans of the genre.
Check out the rest of our list here:
#’s 81-90

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