Entertainment Weekly’s 1000th Historic Issue List The Top 50 Games Of The Last 25 Years

23 06 2008

Entertainment Weekly has hit it’s 1000th issue published.  They named off the best books, movies, tv shows, albums, video games of the past 25 years. Writers Geoff Keighley, Wook Kim and Gary Eng Walk were in charge of going through the past 25 years in gaming to come up with a list of games that are iconic and legendary.

You can see the list below.

  1. Tetris (PC)
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
  3. Doom (PC)
  4. Super Mario World (SNES)
  5. Guitar Hero (PS2)
  6. Street Fighter II (SNES)
  7. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
  8. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
  9. Grand Theft Auto IV (X360/PS3)
  10. Metal Gear Solid (PS)
  11. Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox)
  12. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
  13. Final Fantasy VII (PS)
  14. Resident Evil 4 (GCN)
  15. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  16. Gran Turismo (PS)
  17. SimCity (Mac/Amiga)
  18. Half-Life (PC)
  19. Sid Meier’s Civilization II (PC)
  20. Gears of War (X360)
  21. StarCraft (PC)
  22. Super Metroid (SNES)
  23. Deus Ex (PC)
  24. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS)
  25. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
  26. God of War (PS2)
  27. Soul Calibur (DC)
  28. BioShock (PC/X360)
  29. Final Fantasy III (Famicom)
  30. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XB)
  31. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (DC)
  32. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS)
  33. Metroid Prime (GCN)
  34. Tomb Raider (PC/PS)
  35. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (PS)
  36. Star Wars: TIE Fighter (PC)
  37. Tekken 3 (PS)
  38. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (PC/X360/PS3)
  39. Contra (NES)
  40. Okami (PS2)
  41. Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)
  42. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi (PC)
  43. Psychonauts (Xbox/PS2)
  44. Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
  45. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Xbox/PS2/PC)
  46. Perfect Dark (N64)
  47. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (X360/PC/PS3)
  48. WipEout (PS)
  49. World of Warcraft (PC)
  50. Madden NFL 2005 (Xbox/PS2/PC)

Do you agree with their choices?  Is there any games that aren’t up there that you think should be up there?  A couple that stick out in my mind are the Baldur’s Gate franchise on PC and also Fable which appeared on PC & Xbox.  But through and through, it’s a very solid list that’s really hard to disagree with.




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