The Best Video Game of All Time (According to This List)

Best video games lists come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes they are focused and define games by platform. Some by the generation or by their metascore. Sometimes writers give their opinion, sometimes it is game developers. But some throw it open to readers and their all time best video game.

According to readers of the British film magazine Empire, the best video game of all time is The Last Of Us. A recently published top 100 poll, put Naughty Dog's masterpiece above The Ocarina of Time and World of Warcraft.

The Top 20 is as follows:

  1. The Last Of Us
  2. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  3. World of Warcraft
  4. Final Fantasy VII
  5. Metal Gear Solid
  6. GoldenEye: 007
  7. Shenmue
  8. Grand Theft Auto V
  9. Red Dead Redemption
  10. Halo: Combat Evolved
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  12. Batman: Arkham City
  13. Dark Souls
  14. BioShock
  15. Half-Life 2
  16. Super Mario 64
  17. Deus Ex
  18. Mass Effect 2
  19. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  20. Super Mario World

The full 100 is here.

So what do you think of the list or best of lists in general?

Is The Last of Us position due to a recency effect or an easy cinematic choice for fans of film?

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