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on 20 Mar 2012 12:29

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Favorite Games

When asked on Reddit "What would you class as your favourite game?", he said "Either Silent Hill 2 or Portal".

He praised Pyschonauts, The Orange Box, and Monkey Island 1 and 2, but I think he didn't rank them among his favorites.

The Portal and Orange Box quotes are from his The Orange Box review

In his Prince of Persia Retrospective he had a list of 5 favorite games including :

1: Portal
2: Silent Hill 2.
3: PoP: Sands of Time.
4: Spider-man 2.
5: Fantasy world Dizzy.

He later said the list wasn't to be taken seriously. He may have mentioned the last two games sarcastically.
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1. Silent Hill 2 - PlayStation 2
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People who added this item 560  Average listal rating (334 ratings) 8.7  IMDB Rating
2. Portal - PC Games
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People who added this item 360  Average listal rating (208 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
3. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time - PlayStation 2

People who added this item 113  Average listal rating (60 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
4. Spider-Man 2 - PlayStation 2

People who added this item 1  Average listal rating (0 ratings) 0  IMDB Rating
5. Fantasy World Dizzy - PC Games

This let's play is by Yahtzee.

People who added this item 123  Average listal rating (51 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
6. Psychonauts - Xbox
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People who added this item 283  Average listal rating (158 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
7. The Orange Box - Xbox 360
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People who added this item 15  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
8. Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame - PC Games

People who added this item 270  Average listal rating (181 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
9. The Secret of Monkey Island - PC Games

People who added this item 225  Average listal rating (144 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
10. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge - PC Games

People who added this item 110  Average listal rating (46 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
11. Thief II: The Metal Age - PC Games


2007



He didn't pick a GOTY so I picked the most impressive game from the video.
People who added this item 542  Average listal rating (306 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
12. BioShock - Xbox 360

...2K's steampunk Objectivist philsophyfest BioShock. Now, there's a lot of criticism that can be leveled at [the protagonist]: he's a bitch, he's an alcoholic, he has some very strange ideas of how to treat small children. But all of this is countered by the fact that he has a magical hand that shoots bees. And that's why he takes the prize. Because no matter who you are, the moment you're compared to a magical hand that shoots bees you're going to fucking lose. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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2008

People who added this item 138  Average listal rating (79 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating
13. Saints Row 2 - Xbox 360

It wasn't until recently when Saints Row 2 came along that I remembered what a fun sandbox game is and isn't: What it isn't is brown, gritty and forced tutorials, and what it is is taking all your clothes off, hurling yourself out of a plane and landing ass-crack-first on a sunbather's face. Saints Row 2 might not be the smartest game in the world, but I had more fun with it than any other 2008 release, so I guess it had better be my game of the year - but don't let it go to your heads. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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2009


The year in review is mostly negative. He thinks Arkham Asylum is the most impressive of a weak year of games.
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14. Batman: Arkham Asylum - Xbox 360

Despite Batman walking pompously around like Gotham's grumpy dad, and dialogue that presumably came free with a script writing software, Arkham successfully balanced combat and stealth and managed to do the impossible by giving comic book nerds something they wouldn't be able to complain about. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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2010 Top 5

People who added this item 85  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
15. Just Cause 2 - Xbox 360

...there were only two games this year that I wanted to keep playing after I'd reviewed them. Dead Rising 2... [and] Just Cause 2, an almost Garry's Mod-like bundle of free-roaming fun tied up in a loose but still involving gameplay structure in a world about twice the size of the entire universe. Any criticism I might have given it is drowned out by the terrified scream of an enemy soldier with one leg tied to a harrier jet. - Yahtzee Croshaw

People who added this item 124  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
16. Dead Rising 2 - Xbox 360

Ironing out Dead Rising 1 's sizable wrinkles of unreasonable difficulty and [stupid] A.I. ...Dead Rising 2 is on one level a uniquely colorful take on sandbox gameplay and on another a game in which you plow through crowds of squishy antagonists with many varieties of sharp things on the ends of sticks. - Yahtzee Croshaw

People who added this item 347  Average listal rating (184 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
17. Red Dead Redemption - Xbox 360

Rockstar's Old West odyssey might have suffered a little from a bit of kitchen sink approach to gameplay, a kitchen sink full of brown washing-up, but overall was like throwing yourself onto a mattress made of soft meringue: unstructured, but oddly satisfying. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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People who added this item 220  Average listal rating (95 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
18. Amnesia: The Dark Descent - PC Games

[Amnesia: The Dark Descent is] another dismal, traumatizing experience... In a mainstream industry where "survival horror" now means "action adventure wherein monsters from the back page of H. R. Geiger's teenage sketch diary do the Charleston under neon disco lighting," Amnesia showed everyone how horror is done: unspeakable monstrosities half-glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, no means of self-defense besides a sprint function, and dolphin-unsafe tuna occasionally extruding from the walls.- Yahtzee Croshaw

People who added this item 92  Average listal rating (53 ratings) 8.5  IMDB Rating
19. Limbo - Xbox 360 Live Arcade

...a short but stark physics platformer as genuinely unnerving as Eastern European animation and best analogized as LittleBigPlanet visualized by a suicidal depressive. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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2011 Top 5

People who added this item 308  Average listal rating (164 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
20. Portal 2 - PC Games

Despite the single-player being a bit flabby and directionless and lacking in really meaty puzzles, let's face it: even the dodgiest Portal game stands head and shoulders above most of the dross that comes out. - Yahtzee Croshaw
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People who added this item 22  Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
21. Driver San Francisco - Xbox 360

People who added this item 112  Average listal rating (55 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
22. Bastion - PC Games
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People who added this item 162  Average listal rating (66 ratings) 8.2  IMDB Rating
23. Infamous 2 - PlayStation 3

People who added this item 364  Average listal rating (169 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
24. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - PC Games


2012 Top 5

The video.
People who added this item 49  Average listal rating (27 ratings) 8  IMDB Rating
25. Spec Ops: The Line - PC Games

People who added this item 39  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
26. XCOM: Enemy Unknown - PC Games

People who added this item 74  Average listal rating (36 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
27. Far Cry 3 - PlayStation 3

People who added this item 148  Average listal rating (80 ratings) 8.8  IMDB Rating
28. The Walking Dead - PC Games
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29. Dishonored - PC Games


2013 Top 5

People who added this item 103  Average listal rating (41 ratings) 8.6  IMDB Rating
30. BioShock Infinite - PC Games

People who added this item 38  Average listal rating (24 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
31. Papers, Please - PC Games
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People who added this item 21  Average listal rating (7 ratings) 8.3  IMDB Rating
32. Saints Row IV - PlayStation 3

People who added this item 20  Average listal rating (8 ratings) 9  IMDB Rating
33. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag - PlayStation 3

People who added this item 75  Average listal rating (25 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
34. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance - PlayStation 3


 

The best games according to Yahtzee Croshaw, the host of Zero Punctuation.

The yearly lists are listed from #1 down.

If you want to read show transcripts, you can go to the Zero Punctuation wikia page.

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Comments

Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 10 2:14
Thank you for making this how did you get the video to work? Oh right youtube. You missed prince of persia 2 and thief 2 and maybe monkey island. Oh and webcomics too.
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Sep 10 3:40
Yahtzee said '...it's kind of endearing for it.', not 'enduring'.

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