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on 14 Sep 2011 03:13

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yord's Top 100 Favorite Games

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1. Fallout 3 - PlayStation 3
I've never been more immersed in a game as I have with Fallout 3. Hilarious and disturbing all with an apocalyptic backdrop, the seemingly limitless amount of things to explore and do makes up more than enough for a comparably short main storyline.

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People who added this item 359  Average listal rating (173 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
2. Deus Ex (Game of the Year Edition) - PC Games
One of the first play-the-way-you-want games, giving you multiple ways to solve any given problem, all enmeshed into a slick, literary cyber-punk future where the line between terrorists and the government seems faded to nothing.
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People who added this item 904  Average listal rating (557 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
3. Half-Life - PC Games
While some might complain about the silence of Dr. Freeman, none can deny the high standard this series has set--with every new installment. The original game remains my favorite overall experience. Pitch perfect.
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People who added this item 333  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
4. Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360
An instant classic, this Rockstar game about the death of the outlaw--and the Wild West--had me enthralled every gallop of the way. No game has matched the serenity of riding through a rain-touched prairie in the sunset.
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People who added this item 239  Average listal rating (123 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
5. Left 4 Dead 2 - PC Games
With a unique game style geared specifically for multiplayer, this series is notorious for nerd-rage--exactly who would be annihilated first if a zombie apocalypse became reality. Custom user-made campaigns, free regular DLC installments and a devoted online community makes this one of my all-time favorite zombie games. Plus, it's never been more fun to play as a zombie. BOOMER!!

Proxy for the L4D series, since all original Left 4 Dead campaigns are now included for free with L4D2. Gotta love VALVe.
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6. Starsiege - PC Games
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That was one entry of hundreds, detailing the thoughts of the AI. With such a rich and literary backstory, illustrated in a full-color book that came packed with the game, plot-wise, I found Starsiege to be quite nuanced. The action, however, was full-on fun. I've always preferred Starsiege's controls over Mechwarrior's, as well as the art direction. The Singularity is near...
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People who added this item 195  Average listal rating (108 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
7. Minecraft - PC Games
What a concept! This game simply drops you into the world with nothing but your fists and lets you create your own adventures, when you want to do them. The retro style graphics really has an aesthetic beauty to it, and I've never played a game with such freedom to it.

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People who added this item 28  Average listal rating (13 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
8. Heavy Rain - PlayStation 3
Heavy Rain is revolutionary in its ability to use video games as a compelling and nuanced form of storytelling that offers an immersive experience far greater than any I've played. And after seeing Quantic Dream's newest tech demo, I know I can expect more thought-provoking, mature gaming in the near future... but I can hardly wait!

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People who added this item 40  Average listal rating (21 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
9. FTL: Faster Than Light - PC Games
There is something so endearing about this little indie space combat game, something that clutches my awe-bone and holds me silent as I drift through this universe, letting my imagination bring the random encounters to life.
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People who added this item 71  Average listal rating (42 ratings) 8.1  IMDB Rating
10. Hotline Miami - PC Games
Frenetic and twisted, this game caught my attention with its feverish style but kept me hooked with its stellar gameplay and lush, pulsing music. The plot is disjointed and suitably insane, but even as a bloody, violent video game, it still has a powerful message behind the madness.

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People who added this item 256  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
11. Counter-Strike: Source - PC Games
Fast rounds, fast-paced action, easy to learn, diverse and memorable maps--it's no wonder this series took the online gaming community by storm. Add in VALVe's wonderful support for modders and mappers, and you've got endless amounts of fun. GunGame, anyone?
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People who added this item 264  Average listal rating (158 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
12. Sid Meier's Civilization III - PC Games
Just one more turn... just one more... Civilization III was my first foray into the series, and still holds strong as my favorite. I think it was the integration of multiplayer--a series-first--that really left a good impression on me. Eight-player LAN Civ III game in the wee hours of the morning make for some hilarious moments.
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People who added this item 290  Average listal rating (155 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
13. Mass Effect - PC Games
A mature space-opera with intricate plotting and characters that feel alive, the decisions you make actually matter for more than just simple good and evil play styles. This game hooked me with its slick look and fun combat system. Can't wait to crack open the sequels!
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People who added this item 665  Average listal rating (425 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
14. Metal Gear Solid - PlayStation
What a phenomenal cast of characters! What a great visual style! What a twisted and wonderfully intricate plot! What? A huge robot with a nuke on its back?! I love this game!

Although even I must admit that age has not been kind those PS1 graphics.
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People who added this item 703  Average listal rating (439 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
15. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos - PC Games
WarCraft III was an amazing culmination of events from the games prior, and Blizzard put it all on the table by shaking up the RTS genre for good with the introduction of Heroes. But for me, it's the online community and the fantastically original custom maps. Sheep Tag, Defense of the Ancients, Tides of Blood, Uther Party, Tower Defense, Mauls, Mafia, ...
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People who added this item 215  Average listal rating (106 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
16. Halo 3: ODST - Xbox 360
The most underrated and underplayed of all the Halos is ODST. Bungie proved that strong characters and voice actors shouldn't be just the icing on the cake, it should be the first gorram layer!
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People who added this item 267  Average listal rating (164 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
17. Hitman 2: Silent Assassin - PC Games
Though I prefer the plot of the original game, Silent Assassin got everything else right. Lush and unique locations, interesting contracts and a credible storyline to keep you progressing, this game earned it's placement.
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People who added this item 600  Average listal rating (421 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
18. GoldenEye 007 - Nintendo 64
The game that started my obsession with gaming. I was very close to starting a GoldenEye Tournament back in Jr. High... and I'd still whoop any challengers! Jaws with the double rocket launchers, bitches!
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People who added this item 305  Average listal rating (146 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
19. Assassin's Creed II - PlayStation 3
The ending was not entirely original, but was so well executed that it cemented it as one of my favorite video game endings ever. Combine that with the endless amounts of tweaking the team at Ubisoft did to fix flaws and improve off of the original, and this game shines like silver.
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People who added this item 230  Average listal rating (114 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
20. Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - PC Games
I can't undersell how awesome Bloodlines makes being a vampyre, and how realistically it portrays it taking place underneath everyone's noses. Expansive levels, intricately designed with plenty of secrets and alcoves really solidifies this game as an immersive masterpiece.
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People who added this item 467  Average listal rating (256 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
21. Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3
Leave it to Rockstar to outdo themselves. Niko is one of the most relatable and realistic characters, with the life he's trying to escape constantly finding ways to drag him right back to blood--all set in a vast and gorgeous Manhattan-styled metropolis. Smooth rides through rain or shine are always perfect thanks to the amazing game engine.
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People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (29 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating
22. Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Xbox 360
While not as unique in it's style as the original was, this prequel to one of the greatest games ever honored every other aspect of the gameplay. Smart writing, vastly explorable environments, replay value, a very fun and slick stealth system, and the best hacking minigame I've ever played that manages to be smart and challenging and entertaining every time--this is a worthy prequel.

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People who added this item 249  Average listal rating (122 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
23. Half-Life 2: Episode Two - PC Games
I sincerely think that VALVe outdid themselves when this was finally released. While Episode One wasn't anything too special, it set the stage for a riveting and emotional journey with plenty of surprising plot elements along the way.
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (18 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
24. Road Rash 64 - Nintendo 64
I recently had the pleasure of busting this out, and I was amazed at how well it has aged. Every single race we had was down to the wire, with every one of us trying to whip, thwack or chain the other off of their bike in a crazed fervor. AKA: great fun!
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People who added this item 540  Average listal rating (326 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
25. Portal - PC Games
Quite possibly the perfect game. It's inherent shortness and charm are what make it so good, but also limit it's rise on my list. Still, a monument of a game by which all others are tested. *pause for groans* GLaDOS's cynical charm is at her peak here, and I loved every second I could squeeze out.
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