This is a newly revised list of my favorite video games of all time. It is different than the other one I made a while ago that is not on this blog.
100 - Arch Rivals
I don't watch the NBA. I just don't have the interest. However, if they were punching each other in the face over and over to get the ball, it may be a little more interesting. Thus is the theme in this classic sports game on the NES. Some games are fun for sheer novelty value, this is one of those games. It is also one of the few sports titles on this list.
99 - Maniac Mansion
98 - Gorf (Arcade)
I wonder how many people who read this article remembers or even heard of this one. Me? I spent fifteen years of my life playing it at my dentist's office. No joke. A cabinet title with only 5 levels and an actual last boss. For early 80's titles that was rarer than you may think, and this one is one of my favorites of that era.
97 - Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
This sleeper from the X-Box/PS2 generation is one of the best games of its era, but nobody played it. Metal Arms was a pretty challenging third person action game with platforming gameplay and controls modeled after Halo. It had a lot of great boss battles, some seriously tough choke points and some really solid multiplayer that is like Halo with platforming (redundant?). Despite the multiplayer, the lengthy single player story will keep you busy for hours on end. If you missed this one, you need to check it out.
96 – Fable
I love Peter Molyneux's games. Fable is his best. When Fable came out, there was nothing like it. The extremely deep story mode that altered the character and the events depending on how you played was still new at that time and while the arguably inferior Knights of the Old Republic did do the same thing, it just didn't feel as visceral as this one. I didn't click with my character on that game like I did with mine in Fable, which is why I consider Fable to be the better of the two. But that's just me.
95 - Kingdom Hearts
94 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy
93 - Tecmo Bowl
92 - Civilization 4
Sid Meyers is a smart guy. Civilization 4 is a deep, interesting and fun game that simulates the growth of nations throughout history. With multiple ways to achieve victory and a number of ways to reach those goals, it is a clever and very intricate title. Civ 4 did a lot to make more elements of the game more accessible, and this elevated it to superiority over its predecessors. I have not played 5 yet, but I'm planning on it.
91 - Double Dragon
Go, Billy Lee! Go! This brawler killed. It was just hard enough to require you to push your skills while being one of the most consistently solid games of its era. Double Dragon still holds up today as a great brawler and don't tell me you didn't love the music from level 1. If you say no, then you are a liar!