Live Poll: Top 35 Video Games on IMDb

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Here are the top rated games rated by IMDb users. I used certain criteria to make a fair list because otherwise modern games would almost completely dominate the list. That being said which of the following games below is your favorite?

I created a full top 250 List, if you are curious which games just missed the cut.

Criteria for votes count changed for each generation:

2,000 for PS4/Xbox One/Switch
1,750 for PS3/360/Wii
1,500 for PS2/Xbox/Cube
1,000 for PS1/64
750 for prior


List: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls049429210/

Poll: https://www.imdb.com/poll/p85VdzQ9QY4/
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Nice idea. My vote God of War
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Great game and I preferred the combat in that one compared to the previous installments. I still would have to go either Mass Effect 2 or The Witcher 3. 
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Hey where is Starcraft Broodwar ?? 
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As of now I have it listed at #98 with a 9.0 score.
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Very happy to see this being my 100th poll!
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I'm very happy to see that. Congratulations!
Guytrash Peepwood! ;D ;D ;D
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But I'm also a little sad to not see 'Diablo' (or II, or III) on the list ...
and 'The Settlers' or 'The Settlers II'.
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Diablo II was the closest I would say being in the top 100.
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To be honest, none of these are among my favorites. At least I have seen enough "Legend of Zelda" fan art and read enough fanfiction to be more excited about this game series.

When it comes to video games, my favorites are the various installments of the "Civilization" and "Total War" franchises. Nice mix of strategy, historical fiction, and on occassion witty humor. 

Runners-ups are the "Darkstalkers" series, and a the early entries of the "Street Fighter" franchise from the 1990s. I find several of their characters memorable, with great designs and often interesting backstories. The only character I find terminally bland is Ryu. 
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Yeah none of the games that I am aware of from the list match the strategic depth as Civilization. The ones I could recommend that check off some of the boxes would be the Mass Effect franchise (not the new installment) and Portal.
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My all time favorite video game is RollerCoaster Tycoon (1999 Video Game).
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Those simulators take a level of dedication, patience, and creativity that I have never attained. I am always impressed seeing what others make out of them.
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I am equally impressed by those who have the reflexes and skill to play heavily interactive video games. I never got past level two on Space Invaders (1978 Video Game).

Sadly, my rather elaborate RollerCoaster Tycoon amusement parks were lost when the hard drive on the computer crashed.
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I am probably middle of the road when it comes to skill on interactive games. I am terrible when it comes to Bloodborne (2015) but games like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009), and Tomb Raider (2013), I can say I am good at them. Overwatch (2016) is about the only game I am good at when it comes to playing against other people.

That is too bad about your lost amusement parks.
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Congratulations NDbportmanfan. This is the 7th time your poll has been featured at IMDb Home Page (http://www.imdb.com) since July 28, 2015.

10 July 2019:
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Well done!
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Congratulations NDbportmanfan on your 100th live poll! As of 3-Jul-2019 7:01 PM Pacific your polls have 151,699 or more votes, for an average of 1,517 votes per poll.

Top 35 Video Games on IMDb
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Congrats to the live poll and the homepage! I've only ever played San Andreas and seen The Last of Us and GTA V being played. But San Andreas alone is worthy of a few playthroughs :)
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albstein:
Now you got the 666 ! Remember ? ;D
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And now it's already gone. Ha, the devil can't get me!
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So your next station is 1212. I'm waiting for 6565. ;D
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We're also waiting for numbers 1234 and 2345 :D
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Please don't reveal my passwords. ;D
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Wait, you too chose the year of Erik XI.'s second ascension to the throne of Sweden as your password?
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Thanks, I can attest to spending many hours in the GTA games. San Andreas is probably the most memorable one for me.
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I can't take this list serious for the most part due to a lot of the games just being newer overhyped games, a massive example of this being "The Last of Us." That's one of the most overhyped games in the last decade. Without the performance given by Troy Baker the game would practically be unknown. If I were going to vote any game it would be Chrono Trigger as it is easily the best game on this list, both story wise and gameplay wise considering when it came out.
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That's one of the most overhyped games in the last decade.
That one hurt, I anticipated a response of newer game dominance in this list but never thought the example used would be the Last of Us. I have heard people thinking the combat is bad which I can somewhat agree with but The Last of Us has one of, if not the most engaging stories. The opening scene got me tearing up which has never happened in a movie that quickly. The game is hyped not because of Baker but I am sure he appreciates the nod; it is more a PS4 console seller as it is an exclusive from Sony's top developer.

I agree that other games don't belong on here. This is still a movie site so I will go out on a limb and assume users are more likely going to play games with cinematic qualities which older games didn't readily have. 

The only games before 2000 that are close to entered the top 35 are Shenmue (1999) and its sequel.
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NDbportmanfan's poll Top 35 Video Games on IMDb is the 298th poll to reach 10,000 votes. It currently has 11,959 votes with a rank of 251.




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NDbportmanfan is the 39th person to achieve 150,000 votes and the 21st person to have 100 polls go live. His 100 polls have 151,699 votes with an average of 1,517 votes per poll. His first poll (When you are in a tight situation (do not call these people)) went live on 09-Jul-2015. His most current poll (Top 35 Video Games on IMDb) went live on 07-Jul-2019. His poll with the most votes (Top 35 Video Games on IMDb) has 12,888 votes. His polls average 104 votes per day.