A recent poll from I Like Cheats set out to discover what gamers thought was the best video game of all time. One thousand game-lovers were polled and given a number of options to choose from. Do you think you can guess what the top voted video game was? Well let’s see, as we look at the top five in reverse order!
5. Batman – Arkham Asylum
This game was released in 2009, based on the DC comic character Batman. The game received critical acclaim and won several awards on the year of release, including Best Action Adventure game, Best Game, and Game of the Year from different media outlets. Comic book fans are bound to love this game as it does what Batman does best – gadgets. Players have the freedom to play the game the way they want to and it is challenging to boot, which is what gaming is all about.
4. Grand Theft Auto – Vice City
Grand Theft Auto, or GTA to most, needs little introduction. The Vice City version of the game paved the way for the franchise, by giving players a large amount of freedom within their gameplay. Upon its release, the game was acclaimed by many reviewers who praised the music. The radio station is a huge feature of the game which many players still remember. It became the best-selling video game of 2002, and until July 2006, it was the best-selling PlayStation 2 game of all time. Only to be beaten by their next big release, San Andreas.
3. The Legend of Zelda – The Ocarina of Time
The Ocarina of Time was Zelda’s first forage into 3D gameplay. Fans of the Zelda series eagerly anticipated this game for a long time before it was released. The features of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time that really impressed gamers was the change in gameplay from the previous versions. The choice of tools and settings were all still there, but enhanced greatly by interchangeable third and first person modes and 3D effects.
2. The Walking Dead
From the original comic books and hit TV show, it is no surprise that The Walking Dead also makes a hugely popular game too. What is surprising is that a game so new could gather such a cult status so quickly in a few short years. A touching storyline between the two main characters really brings this game to life.
1. Grand Theft Auto – San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is played from a third-person perspective in an open world environment, allowing the player to interact with the game world at their leisure. This game was highly anticipated after the release of Vice City. The actual graphics of this release did not improve, but the city map became huge, meaning players had far more options than ever before. The game is set within the fictional US state of San Andreas, which is heavily based on California and Nevada.
The top 25 results:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
The Walking Dead
The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Batman: Arkham City
Final Fantasy VII
Resident Evil 2
Resident Evil 4
The Last Of Us
Halo: Combat Evolved
Silent Hill 2
Final Fantasy VIII
Mass Effect 2
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Let us know your thoughts on the best video game poll. We would love to hear your opinions! Do you think GTA San Andreas is a worthy winner? Or should there be another game included in the top spot?