The countdown of the top 200 video games of all-time (as voted on by those who follow us) continues. As we get closer to the top 50, even more big-name titles are showing up on the list. Don’t just take our word for it, see for yourself below.
For those of you expecting a game called M.U.L.E. to be about people sticking drugs in their clothes for smuggling purposes, think again. This Atari classic is set on the fictional planet of Irata (which is Atari backward) and is a strategy game set in space. It’s your job to grow, collude, and build a society worthy of the stars. Thought the game only sold 30,000 copies, the only review it got was perfect . . . for whatever that’s worth.
69) Mother 3 (Earthbound 2)
Besides Pokemon, this might be the only Game Boy exclusive (at launch). Mother 3, otherwise known as EarthBound 2 is a role-playing game developed by HAL Laboratory and Brownie Brown. This 2006 entry in the Mother series is also the last game in the franchise. Mother 3‘s story is told in eight chapters and uses a hybrid battle system, where attacks must be used according to the beat of the music. If you were one of the few kids who owned the 64DD for Nintendo 64, Mother 3 allowed you to play in a pixelated 3D version of its world. Unfortunately, as of this writing, there are no ports, remasters, or plans to do so.
68) Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
When Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe was first announced, fans of both franchises could hardly wait to get their hands on this legendary crossover. Developed by Midway Games and released on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe‘s story revolved around one franchise invading the universe of the other. Thanks to some interdimensional shenanigans, Darkseid and Shao Kahn merge into one being and cause the worlds to merge together. With 22 playable characters and more combos than any living person can remember, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is far from the best game in either franchise, but it’s still worth playing.
67) Kingdom Hearts
As the first entry into Square Enix’s groundbreaking partnership with Disney, Kingdom Hearts had a lot of weight on its shoulders. In this game, you play as Sora in a war against the Heartless. You team up with established Disney and Final Fantasy characters as you journey through several worlds both familiar and original to take on the forces of darkness. Though critics were torn on exactly how to score the game, there’s no doubt that it has and continues to build a legacy that gamers will continue to feed for years to come.
66) Killer Instinct
Killer Instinct has seen many iterations over the years, the most recent of which came out in 2013 as a downloadable launch title for the Xbox One. The first, however, is the game that built the foundation for what would come. Developed by Rare, Midway, and Nintendo, the original Killer Instinct released in 1994 in arcades, and hit consoles a year later. It was followed up in 1996 with Killer Instinct 2 and Killer Instinct Gold. Though it didn’t exactly reinvent the fighting genre, it did offer a little variety in a market dominated by Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter.
65) Fallout: New Vegas
Originally believed to be an expansion to Fallout 3, Fallout: New Vegas takes place in the year 2281 in the area surrounding Las Vegas. It’s been over 200 years since the Great War of 2077, and with mankind reemerging from the shelters, there’s a power struggle happening in the wastelands. If you mix that with mutants, bad guys, and all matter of creatures trying to kill you, you’ll find a typical Fallout adventure as only Bethesda (and Obsidian) would be able to create. With a bevy of storylines and endings, this is considered by many to be the most expansive Fallout game yet.
64) Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
This psychological horror action-adventure game was originally planned for the Nintendo 64, but thanks to some setbacks in the development cycle, it had to hold out until 2002, and it was well worth the wait. With Resident Evilruling the genre, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem adds a bunch of new features like allowing you to play from multiple points of view throughout the narrative. There’s also a sanity meter that is cool until isn’t. While it released to scores above 90% from critics, its sequel was sadly canceled back in 2008.
63) Dragon Warrior Monsters
Dragon Warrior Monsters is the first game in the Dragon Quest Monsters series and features Terry and Milly from Dragon Quest VI when they were kids. Though the franchises are clearly different, Dragon Quest Monsters always has the unfortunate hassle of being compared to Pokemon due to similar gameplay. As you play along with the narrative, you train, breed, and travel (wait that does sound like Pokemon), gaining experience to make it to the end of the game. Originally released on Game Boy Color and Playstation, it later had a rerelease on Nintendo 3DS and mobile devices.
62) Double Dragon 2: The Revenge
Double Dragon is one of those games that not only perfectly captures the essence of the cheesy action films of the late ’80s and early ’90s, it’s also very endearing, and I’m sure that a lot of gamers wouldn’t be opposed to a modern iteration… Double Dragon II: The Revenge is a 1988 side-scrolling beat ’em up game and the first sequel to Double Dragon. Though the game was originally created as an update to the original, the memory size was so large that it had to be its own game. With a few new moves added in, like the Hurricane Kick, Double Dragon II: The Revenge was well worth the quarters it cost to play.
There has never been a game more universally loved, hated, and then loved again like Bungie’s Destiny. In this online multiplayer game, you take on the role of a Guardian, whose job it is to track down an alien being while preventing mankind from being wiped out. With a solid progression and class system, as well as both PvE and PvP, Destiny‘s reputation, while always being in flux, is worthy of the legacy of Bungie.
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