Saturday, March 11, 2006

The Japanese Pick Their Top 100 Favorite Videogames of All Time

Our friends in the Land of the Rising Sun, Japón, have voted on their top one-hundred favorite video games of all time. Based upon votes from readers of Famitsu Magazine (by far the most popular video game magazine n Japan), I pretty much knew to expect an over-abundance of RPG’s to make the list. It’s doubtful that very many people here will agree with this list in all its entirety, and even I have some bones to pick with the Japanese (Not one, but two games from the Dynasty Warriors series making the list? I mean, most of them are pretty much the same, and none of them deserve to be on any top game list), but nevertheless, here it is:
1. Final Fantasy X
2. Final Fantasy VII
3. Dragon Quest III
4. Dragon Quest VIII
5. Machi
6. Final Fantasy IV
7. Tactics Ogre
8. Final Fantasy III
9. Dragon Quest VII
10. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
11. Dragon Quest V
12. Far East of Eden II
13. Sakura Taisen
14. Dragn Quest IV
15. Final Fantasy V
16. Xenogears
17. Dragon Quest II
18. Sakura Taisen III
19. Kingdom Hearts
20. Street Fighter II
21. Super Mario Bros.
22. Final Fantasy VIII
23. Toki Meki Memorial
24. Final Fantasy IX
25. Final Fantasy VI
26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
27. Valkyrie Profile
28. Chrono Trigger
29. Kingdom Hearts II
30. Dragon Quest
31. The Legend of Zelda III
32. Final Fantasy X-2
33. Resident Evil
34. Dragon Quest VI
35. F-Zero
36. Sakura Taisen II
37. Mother II
38. Mother
39. Virtua Fighter
40. Dragon Quest V Playstation 2 Edition
41. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
42. Metal Gear Solid 2
43. Animal Crossing Wild World
44. Tales of the Abyss
45. Ogre Battle
46. The Legend of Zelda
47. Virtua Fighter 2
48. Mysterious Dungeon 2
49. Sonic the Hedgehog
50. Metal Gear Solid
51. Pokemon Red Version and Pokemon Green Version
52. Y's 1 and Y’s 2
53. Romancing Saga
54. Toke Meke Memorial
55. Super Robot Taisen Alpha
56. Resident Evil 2
57. Tales of Eternia
58. Digital Devil Saga: Shin Megami Tensei II
59. Shin Megami Tensei
60. Final Fantasy II
61. Super Mario World
62. To Heart II
63. Final Fantasy
64. Puyo Pop
65. Family Stadium Pro Baseball
65.2. Fun Time With Japanese Toilets
66. Wizardry
67. Hokkaido Murder Mystery
68. Fire Emblem
69. Super Mario Kart
70. Dynasty Warriors 4
71. Monster Hunter
72. Best Play Pro Baseball
73. Grandia
74. Resident Evil 4
75. GT4: Gran Turismo 4
76. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
77. Super Monaco GP
78. Torneko Mysterious Dungeon
79. Tales of Destiny
80. Super Street Fighter II: Turbo Edition
81. Dynasty Warriors 3
82. Final Fight
83. Monster Hunter Freedom
84. Final Fantasy Tactics
85. Minster Hunter G
86. Mysterious Dungeon 2
87. Kung Fu
88. Toke Meke Memorial
89. Tales of Destiny II
90. Kamaitachi No Yoru
91. Sakura Taisen IV
92. Tales of Rebirth
93. Sim City
94. Saga 2
95. Pro Baseball Family Stadium ’87 Edition
96. Tetris
97. Secret of Mana
98. Gradius
99. Super Mario Bros III
100. Resident Evil 4 Playstation 2 Edition
  • As expected, a total of zero Xbox games made the list.
  • As for the picture of the toilet at the top… Its one of those weird-looking Japanese toilets with more buttons than it probably really needs (damn, do they run their houses on these things? We’re happy enough with simple flushers…). I could have posted a picture of the Japanese flag or something, but that would be boring, so I decided to post a picture of a Japanese toilet instead, especially since some people will who read this will probably think this list belongs instead of Pro-Gamer. Oh, and thank Blogger for the odd centering and paragraph forms.


At 9:07 PM, Blogger Ender said...

Amen to #87! Kung Fu FTW!

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Wedge14 said...

37. Mother II
38. Mother

Those are Earthbound right??

Anyways, I'm going to go play them now.

Interesting list nonetheless.

At 10:54 PM, Blogger Tomleecee said...

I am fucking 'Flashback' means nothing? The japanese have contributed much to the world of games...but their ignorance to ANYTHING from within their own culture enrages me to the point of combustion...Goldeneye, GTA, Perfect Dark, Call of Duty, Quake, Dues Ex, Hydro Thunder, Morrowind, Wipeout, Extreme G, San Andreas, Aliens Versus Predator, DOOM, Toca...hmmm. I say FUCK them...jap games are wank anyway...who needs dating sims? we're all socially capable in the west...who'd have the best games if we all kept to our own...?

At 1:28 AM, Blogger Ross said...

Regarding GTA, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City made the list (Capcom published it in Japan), but yes, I do see your point. I hate how people try to look down on Western gamers but I think most of the time our tastes are better than they are in Japan.

At 7:51 AM, Blogger gnome said...

Agreed. Pretty boring list and too japanese, but still... they do know a thing or two on video games. Those who really don't are the Koreans. Just take a look at their MMOs. Yikes.

Oh, and the toilet is nice and fancy, but lacks an ashtray...

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Ross said...

...and a cup holder.

At 1:36 PM, Blogger gnome said...

And the cigs and whisky themselves. Obviously.

At 2:55 PM, Blogger Ender said...

I hear the new model will come with an optional lung cancer doctor attached to the side.....

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