My Top 100 Modern Games

Here is a list of IGN top 100 Modern Video Games. I saved you the trouble of actually clicking the arrow 100 times.

1 Mass Effect 2
2 Bioshock
3 Red Dead Redemption
4 Super Mario Galaxy 2
5 Portal 2
6 Fallout 3
7 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
8 Assassin’s Creed 2
9 Batman Arkham Asylum
10 Super Smash Bros Brawl
11 Grand Theft Auto IV
12 Half-Life 2: Episode 2
13 Pac-man Championship Edition DX
14 Halo: Reach
15 New Super Mario Bros
16 Heavy Rain
17 Left for Dead 2
18 Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
19 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
20 Dead Space
21 StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
22 Gears of War
23 Plants vs Zombies
24 Rock Band 2
25 Mario Kart DS
26 Limbo
27 Team Fortress 2
28 Forza Motorsport 3
29 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
30 Peggle
31 FIFA 11
32 World of Goo
33 NBA 2k11
34 Little Big Planet
35 Borderlands
36 Shadow Complex
37 Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
38 Lumines
39 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
40 Infamous 2
41 Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
42 World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
43 Tetris Ds
44 Braid
45 Super Paper Mario
46 God of War III
47 Super Street Fighter IV
48 Castle Crasher
49 Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2
50 Battlefield: Bad Company 2
51 Company of Heroes
52 Shatter
53 Professor Layton and the Unwound Future
54 Pokemon Black and White
55 DJ Hero
56 Dead Rising
57 Mirror’s Edge
58 Wii Sports Resort
59 Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
60 Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
61 Alan Wake
62 Advance Wars: Dual Strike
63 Fable II
64 Burnout Paradise
65 Mega Man 9
66 Picross DS
67 Donkey Kong Country Returns
68 Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story
69 Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise
70 Super Stardust HD
71 Meteos
72 The World Ends with You
73 Flower
74 Cut the Rope
75 The Witcher 2: Assassin’s of Kings
76 Brain Age
77 Total War: Shogun 2
78 Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds
79 Bionic Commando Rearmed
80 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
81 Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes
82 Tom Clancy’s: Splinter Cell Conviction
83 ‘Splosion Man
84 Elite Beat Agents
85 Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
86 Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow
87 Killzone 2
88 Valkyria Chronicles II
89 Dragon Age: Origins
90 Far Cry 2
91 The Sims 3
92 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas
93 Angry Birds
94 Crysis
95 Kirby’s Epic Yarn
96 Tiny Wings
97 Resistance 2
98 Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
99 League of Legends
100 Demon’s Souls


7 thoughts on “My Top 100 Modern Games

  1. You’ve invalidated your opinion on every Nintendo game you’vebeen critical of by admitting that you don’t own Nintendo systems and you don’t play Nintendo games. How can your opinion of, say, Metroid Prime 3 be taken seriously if you haven’t played the game? Try this: get out of the house, dust off your shoes, take in a little natural light. The basement can get dark. Are you outside yet? Good! Look around you; there are new things everywhere and new possibilities. Maybe there are other human beings to make contact with. New activities to try. And maybe… just maybe, there are other gaming genres than first person shooters. Try something new today, my friend. You can thank me later.

    • Haha well I play Nintendo games, but only with my friend since he owns more Nintendo product than anything else. I just happen to think making the same game over and over is kinda silly. Ya sure so maybe that is a bad reason, but if your gaming is all about mediocre games about Mario and Luigi or Zelda than you haven’t gamed. You just dabbled in the most child focused company in the industry. Sure those franchises are great, but over marketed. I personally think Nintendo is doomed to fail because they provide one focus to the industry. Whereas Sony/Microsoft focuses on both the young and adult gamer.

      I don’t have a basement. I do have a life away from my computer and console hence the late reply. Attacking someone online only makes you look foolish. If you disagree say so, but to get personal only hurts you. I could care less what you say. After all you don’t know me at all.

      • So what if Nintendo games are “childish” or “cartoonish?” I only look for one thing when playing a game: FUN. Is the game fun? If yes, then I want it. It could be anime, cartoony with pastel colors… I could care less. If it’s fun, I’ll play it. You’re very focused on image: on what constitutes a hard-core gamer. Sometimes some variety is good. Yesterday I played a little bit of four games; Killzone 2, Bioshock, Super Mario World (virtual console), and Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin. Should I be concerned that the last 2 games I played were published by Nintendo? I guess if I cared a lot about my “gamer image” or was insecure. Your focus of praise with Eternal Sonata (which is a great game) was that it was “childish and fun!” See? What’s so wrong with games that are like that?? Listen, man. I love the gritty, realistic, violent stuff, too. But maybe you should spend some more time with those Nintendo games. If you liked Eternal Sonata and Tales of Vesperia as much as you did, why not give Muramasa and Shiren the Wanderer a try?
        And I’m sorry to burst your gaming bubble, but there is no way that Nintendo is doomed to fail. They’ve already won the sales trophy for this gen and they more than doubled the sales of the PSP in the handheld arena. Nintendo will be fine, even if 3DS sales (which I don’t own and don’t plan to) are a little sluggish. It’s okay to not like a company. You don’t have to wish their demise, though.

  2. Assassin’s Creed was in my opinion better than the sequel. Maybe not as smooth in gameplay, but over all story was great. As for music games making my list. I happen to think that they deserve recognition for the advancements they have made for the time. Rock band 3 made the series completely different, but each that came before had it’s own unique twist. While games like Oblivion, Orange Box, and Dead Space 2 are genre defined classics, I felt like there were games that deserved more spotlight. It doesn’t make these games any less great because they were ranked lower than others. Army of Two brought a new flavor to the shooting genre. Agro and working together to get to a common goal made this game far different from it’s competition. Army of Two 40th day was a huge improvement in the series as far as gameplay goes. Mortal Kombat was a typo thanks for the heads up. L4D and L4D2 are not the same game. The first was very simple and straight forward. The second expanded on the series in many ways making it a new experience all together. Gears of War 2 had a load of issues, but the story was great, horde was in my opinion brilliant, and multiplayer was substantial, but not great.

    I do not play Nintendo games. I own no console made by Nintendo and find their lack of creativity and uniqueness their future downfall. I played the original games that they remastered. I own many of the originals. Why would I pay for games I can play on my NES or Super NES. Zelda is played out. It was fun on the N64, but their comes a point where the money is the goal. Not making a serious game.that involves creativity and a new concept. They make the same thing over and over and sale it to the public who rush to the story for another remake of a classic.

    As for playing games. Who would write a gaming blog and not play. Are you daft? Of course I play games. If you didn’t read the title of this article. It says clearly “My” Top 100 Modern Games. That means I picked the games I thought were well deserving of making the list. Also the list is not set up to define the best in my opinion. Just 100 games recognized as my top picks.

    So relax mate. After all the games on this list each have a unique gameplay, story, and character base. Maybe their are games you don’t think make top 100. Everyone will have games they think deserved to make the cut. Instead of lashing out and trying to be a cyber bully. Submit your own list of top 100. I will gladly put it up and give you all the credit.


    • I like the part where you said a game was good and made ‘improvements’ but every time neglected to mention the improvements. L4D and L4D2 are the same game. Same thing. A reskin of the characters and redo of the dialogue is all. The maps in the first were linear, the maps in the second were linear — what’s the difference at that point aside from textures? What exactly are these ‘unique twists’ that makes these music games so interesting? Different colour notes or something? People always claim GoW2’s story was good, but I disagree wholeheartedly. IIRC all it entailed was Marcus & co. chasing around the queen, subsequently reaching her at the end, just for her to escape (I’m surprised I can remember that much from the constant drone of firefights).

      I don’t think you understand how the job of a video game designer works. Everytime someone makes a game, it is with the intention of creating revenue, Otherwise the game would be free. I find it very funny that you brought up the whole ‘making games just to get money etc’ point but you included Call of Duty into your list. Hypocrite much? I’m no sure if you’re aware, but all Infinity Ward/Treyarch care about doing is milking the cash cow that is CoD. Nearly every Zelda game was incredibly fun to play and different from the rest (I.E. Windwaker, Twilight Princess, Four Swords, Zelda II, Majora’s Mask, Ocarina, Oracle of Ages/Seasons).

      Criticism =/= Cyberbullying. The reason why I asked if you actually played is because your comments about the games. You seem to have no knowledge of what you’re talking about which would make one question if you even played them.

      • L4D and L4D 2 are different in many ways. The maps are more elaborate in the 2nd. How so? Well for one thing many more objects to startle a horde. More aggressive zombies and more special zombies. I understand that for many the improvements in a sequel are often not enough to notice or care. For a fan of the series it makes all the difference in the world. It changes tempo and strategy. Makes a new experience and revives a series even if not for all gamer’s. Both are credited for their creativity and design. Both deserve recognition for their accomplishments.

        Gears of War 2 had many flaws that were frustrating, but for me it was a great game. Story and all. Far from the best, but a game that added a lot to the table as far as uniqueness and new concepts. Epic Games over hyped it sure, but it was not as bad as you make it sound.

        Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was recognized because it is the only worthy game out of the whole franchise. I never suggested that Infinity Ward/Activision was making games unique and different. COD 4 was the only game worth the cash because it broke the World War trend. I believe that CoD has long since run it’s course, but gamer’s like the multiplayer, and Infinity Ward/Activision is taking advantage of that opportunity. They have a right to, but I don’t purchase their games because it is the same old song and dance every game.

        I know how games are made. I just wish the same time going into making the game a hit went into making the game better. Nintendo is doomed to fail until they push forward and expand past the remake stage. Games need story depth, unique gameplay, and a solid lead character that gamer’s will be interested in.

        Too many games today focus on franchising movies and making a quick buck on the children’s movies. When I started gaming it was new idea’s that made money. Not the same old game over and over. It’s not like these poor quality games make millions overnight.

        As for whether I played the games, I have the achievements.

        Write up your top 100 and I will gladly post for you.

  3. Have you played these games? Assassin’s Creed 2 was loads better than the monotony that was the first. You put a music game (Rock Band 3) over Oblivion/Orange Box/Dead Space2? What? The fact that you put so many musical games is just astounding, just go ahead and make a favorite ‘musical groups list’ and take those off. You put Army of Two in the list … get the fuck out. I’ve never played a more boring game. “Sit behind this wall and shoot”, that game was one big shoot out that blowed (both of them). You spelled Mortal Combat with a C? Do you even play video games? Seriously, what the fuck is the deal with all the music games? L4D2 and L4D are the same game, no need to mention them both. Why is GoW2 on the list? All it was, was a rehashed multiplayer with a shitty story-line (not to say GoW1’s story was bad — It was very good). You say Starcraft sucks but you put Halo Wars on the list (I love that game, but Starcraft is easily a better RTS). Why are all these music games, and other misc. bad games, above Dead Space 2? I *highly* doubt you have played any of these games; and if you have, you have terrible taste — scratch that, you have no taste. The fact that Beautiful Katamari made it on a top 100 list over any Zelda game blows my mind.

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