What video game is your ultimate game, be it classic or new, that you would label 100 out of 100? I’ll go first. I love Zelda II: The Adventure of Link and don’t think it receives as much kudos as it should.I can still hear the music. After polling the internet, here are the top ten voted video games people rated 100/100.
1. Age of Empires 2 (1999)
“It has stood the test of time,” one said. “A few months ago, the biggest tournament ever sponsored by Redbull went down crazy to say that when talking about a 20-year-old game.”
Another exclaimed, “Played many Local Area Network multiplayer games of this with roommates in college. So many excellent memories!”
2. Rollercoaster Tycoon (2003)
“Rollercoaster Tycoon. I used to play it back in elementary school. Still play it to this day using a simulator,” shared one. Another confessed, “Rollercoaster Tycoon. I used to play it back in elementary school. Still play it to this day using a simulator.”
3. Portal 2 (2011)
“Portal 2 has about as much content similar to the original as the original, but a little more charm and a lot more storytelling (especially environmental storytelling),” said one.
“Maybe you didn’t like the in-between parts, but I wager most people disagree, and for a lot of us, that’s what we mean by saying, making a perfect game even better.”
4. Super Mario 64 (1996)
Someone confessed, “Back then, I didn’t have internet, and I had to phone into a Super Mario 64 number that had people with all sorts of helpful tips for the game. Fortunately, the guy that answered my call didn’t skip a beat to tell me which one I was missing. I guess most people missed the same one.”
5. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1992)
“I remember getting the third pendant and running off to face Aganhim. Then, after I thought I had beaten him, I get transported to the Dark World, and the game completely changes,” another confirmed.
“I ran around the house trying to find my mom to explain what had just happened because I thought I was about to beat the game. Perfect game.”
6. Stardew Valley (2016)
“Stardew Valley is my happy, sad, stressed, and relaxing game,” one shared. “I played it when my cat died and my mom died. The first thing I played in my new house after I quit a terrible job. It’s so special.”
A second added, “For the work of one guy initially and the amount of content updated for free, this is my pick. I have it on all my devices and frequently play; truly an escapism game.”
7. Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2003)
One user exclaimed, “Need for Speed: Underground 2 was a huge open world, and a great soundtrack makes for some real core memories!”
“I have to thank Need For Speed: Underground 2 for introducing me to Queens Of The Stone Age, which was probably a band I should’ve loved if they had appeared on my radar before then,” a second suggested.
8. Bioshock (2007)
“From the beginning, in the ocean and going down to Rapture. A failed libertarian society full of mutants and little sisters to save. I wish I could experience it for the first time again,” admitted one.
“The art and atmosphere of Bioshock are incredible, but ultimately, the depth of the writing makes it so memorable. Andrew Ryan is one of the most philosophically deep and interesting antagonists in gaming history. Even if he is just Ayn Rand.”
9. GoldenEye 007 (1997)
“GoldenEye 007 was what my brothers and I lived off growing up. We played this game almost every day. And no one was allowed to pick Oddjob,” stated one.
“I remember calling about the turret room in the Egypt level in GoldenEye 007, and then before I could finish my sentence, the guy was like “it’s the tiles on the floor,” probably for the 150th time that day.”
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10. Chrono Trigger (1995)
Finally, someone explained, “Chrono Trigger is on the concise list of games from my childhood that can still give me that feeling. Not nostalgia for a different time (e.g., NES platformers or Oregon Trail).
“Not appreciating a game that holds up great despite age (e.g., Mario Kart or Portal). But that full-blown feeling of what it used to be like to play video games back before adulthood, and adult responsibilities, complications (and benefits).”
What do you think? Did Reddit get this right, or is your favorite video game missing from this list? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.