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Current top 10 cumulative game rankings

Blake Snow

Here are the current top 10 highest rated games based on cumulative reviews posted on Game Rankings. If Wikipedia and the masses have taught us anything, it's power in numbers. Despite the subjective nature of game reviews in general, the list is as follows:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64, Nintendo, 97.8 avg. review)
  2. Soul Calibur (DC, Namco, 96.4 avg. review)
  3. Metroid Prime (GC, Nintendo, 96.3 avg. review)
  4. Tekken 3 (PSX, Namco, 96.3 avg. review)
  5. GoldenEye 007 (N64, Nintendo, 96.0 avg. review)
  6. Resident Evil 4 (GC, Capcom, 95.9 avg. review)
  7. Super Mario 64 (N64, Nintendo, 95.8 avg. review)
  8. Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox, Microsoft Game Studios, 95.7 avg. review)
  9. Resident Evil 4 (PS2, Capcom, 95.7 avg. review)
  10. Half-Life 2 (PC, VU Games, 95.6 avg. review)
So what can we conclude from the current list, if anything? Before we set you loose in the comments, here are some interesting trends to consider: No portable game breaks the list; only four games show up from last generation; the top game is eight years old; the list is heavily dominated by home consoles (9/10); and Nintendo platforms hold 5 spots on the list despite a much smaller install base than the PlayStation brand which dominates sales with only two included titles in the top 10. Granted, the entire 100/200 list paints a fuller picture, but pick this one apart for us.

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