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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The best of list (2006/2007 edition) to end all best of lists! Thanks to everyone who contributed. Coming up next - the top 10 list of the best of lists about the best games of whenever. [permalink]

In nonsensical order:

Top 20 Top Whatever List

1. Remakes 100
2. 50 Really Good Indie Games
3. Top 10 Doujin Shmups
4. Game Tunnel's Top 100 Indie Games
5. Game Tunnel's 2006 Game of the Year Awards
6. 2007 IGF Winners
7. Edge Magazine's The 100 Best Videogames Ever
8. Edge Magazine's The Best Indie Games of 2007
9. 1UP's 101 Best Free Games 2007
10. Best of Casual Gameplay 2006
11. Paul Eres' Favorite 20 Indie Game Picks
12. Echo's Favorite Indie Games
13. The 10 Worst Games of All Time
14. Wired's Best Indie Games 2007
15. Art Games: Best Indy Titles
16. The Top 1 Greatest List of Lists in the World Ever
17. NeoTeo.com's Top 10 Freeware Adventure Games
18. IGN's Top 10 Adventure Games
19. Top 10 Adventure Games IGN Missed Out in Their Top 10 Adventure Games List
20. Top 21 Linux Games of 2007


Remakes 100 (1)
Top 100 games as voted for by various members of the community.

50 Really Good Indie Games (2)
A list fifty excellent games, as compiled by TIGSource.

Top 10 Doujin Shmups (3)
Top 10 doujin shmups as selected by Postman (of Shoot the Core).

Game Tunnel's Top 100 Indie Games (4)
Game Tunnel's Top 100 indie games, based on 458 panel reviews from the last 3 years.

Game Tunnel's 2006 Game of the Year Awards (5)
Top Independent Games of 2006, based on game submissions to Game Tunnel.

2007 IGF Winners (6)
Main Competition finalists and winners of the 2007 Independent Games Festival, selected from a field of 141 entries.

Edge Magazine's The 100 Best Videogames Ever (7)
A poll of Edge magazine readers and industry experts to find the top 100 games of all time.

Edge Magazine's The Best Indie Games of 2007 (8)
Edge Magazine's list of finalists in the IGF Student Competition.

1UP's 101 Best Free Games 2007 (9)
An annual list of 101 free games considered the absolute best, by the editors of Games For Windows.

Best of Casual Gameplay 2006 (10)

Paul Eres' Favorite 20 Indie Game Picks (11)
A list consisting twenty of Paul's favorite games.

Echo's Favorite Indie Games (12)
A list consisting twelve of Echo's favorite games.

The 10 Worst Games of All Time (13)
The ten worst games of all time, as selected by Mr. Emru Townsend.

Wired's Best Indie Games 2007 (14)
A list of the best five games from 2007, as selected by Clive Thompson.

Art Games: Best Indy Titles (15)
A list of twenty-seven art games, as compiled by Mentisworks.

The Top 1 Greatest List of Lists in the World Ever (16)
A list of lists considered by Oddbob as the greatest ever.

NeoTeo.com's Top 10 Freeware Adventure Games (17)
NeoTeo.com's article about ten of the best freeware adventure games, in Spanish. (translated)

IGN's Top 10 Adventure Games (18)
Ten of the greatest graphic adventure games of all-time, as chosen by IGN.

Top 10 Adventure Games IGN Missed Out in Their Top 10 Adventure Games List (19)

Top 21 Linux Games of 2007 (20)
Or Worst 21 Linux Games of 2007.

see also:
- Freeware Indie Games for Linux
- cly5m's favorite games
- SourceForge.net 2007 Community Choice Awards
- Adrenaline Vault's Top Casual Games of 2006
- Top Ten 8 and 16-bit Games That Deserve Next-Gen Remakes
- A Guide to the World of Indy Adventure Games

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30 Comments:
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/07/2007 07:54:00 PM:  
Why can't they ever say : "My favorite" or "Our favorite" instead of "THE top X beat games EVER!!!". I certainly don't agree with most of this list.
Blogger Paul Eres said at 8/07/2007 08:10:00 PM:  
Actually my list (coming soon) does say favorite.
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/07/2007 08:44:00 PM:  
Glad to hear it paul.
Blogger Ian said at 8/07/2007 09:12:00 PM:  
It truly is the hallmark of a small mind to argue over semantics. For your own piece of mind, just assume there is an implicit IMHO after everything you read or hear.
Blogger Patrick said at 8/07/2007 11:15:00 PM:  
I'm real bummed out to see Play With Fire, a very innovative, slick game I worked on, get wholly overlooked by these lists. For christs sake, somebody review it!
Blogger Paul Eres said at 8/07/2007 11:53:00 PM:  
Hahaha, give me a free copy and I'll review it Patrick.
Blogger haowan said at 8/08/2007 12:19:00 AM:  
The link to Play With Fire doesn't work, Patrick.
Blogger Derek said at 8/08/2007 01:28:00 AM:  
"A list of games compiled by a small section of the community."

Now that is a hell of a recommendation! ;)

"It truly is the hallmark of a small mind to argue over semantics."

By "small mind," you mean people who don't necessarily appreciate hyperbole for the sake of attention-getting? Oh wait, semantics, yes. I'll stop arguing, then...
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/08/2007 01:48:00 AM:  
You should consider different music for your game video. You may want to consider making a different game instead... or maybe just stop? might be better for you and all of us.

You could just start off by not whining; babysteps.
Blogger Echo said at 8/08/2007 11:15:00 AM:  
I have only one thing to say:

"Lol"

btw, I also have a favourites list that didn't seem to make the cut, heh.
Blogger Echo said at 8/08/2007 11:50:00 AM:  
Oh wait - hey, it did!
Blogger Patrick said at 8/08/2007 01:31:00 PM:  
:P

Costik went and changed the node URL on me: here, now Play With Fire.

Super profundo on the early eve of your day.
Blogger Patrick said at 8/08/2007 01:39:00 PM:  
Yeah, apparently this blog doesn't take HTML.

http://www.manifestogames.com/node/614
Anonymous Alec said at 8/08/2007 09:52:00 PM:  
Uh...

Why are you such an asshole, Tim?
Blogger haowan said at 8/09/2007 02:03:00 AM:  
Cut the guy some slack Alec, it was probably unintentional. Why the aggression?
Anonymous Echo said at 8/09/2007 05:29:00 AM:  
Yeah, relax Alec. He could say the same thing to you - there's no need to be so cantankerous all the time.
Anonymous alec said at 8/09/2007 07:53:00 AM:  
What aggression? I'm honestly curious...

Also, I don't run an indie game blog... so if I'm perceived as being "cantankerous" by the folks that get kicks out of hating me on a regular basis, at least it won't make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things.
Blogger haowan said at 8/09/2007 07:57:00 AM:  
You could phrase your "honest question" much more nicely IMO. IIRC English isn't Tim's first language but whatever, I'll let him fight his own battles.
Anonymous alec said at 8/09/2007 08:04:00 AM:  
Battles?

I thought the whole purpose of this post was to jokingly insult people.
Blogger haowan said at 8/09/2007 08:11:00 AM:  
Aha, ok. I see what you did there now.
Anonymous alec said at 8/09/2007 08:20:00 AM:  
I agree, I see no reason why you should care.

I think the post and the following comments are entirely ridiculous.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/09/2007 11:51:00 AM:  
Hahaha, "Top 10 Worst Games" =D Two things about that:
1) It's made in 2006 and covers games from all times, so it belongs in that next list you're going to make ;) (You better make it. These things're funny =D )
3) I can't count

We can expect that next Top 10 list of lists of games from whenever, now can we?
Blogger Paul Eres said at 8/09/2007 02:45:00 PM:  
It was intended to be ridiculous -- it was a joke entry. The purpose was to make fun of all these lists in a lighthearted way. I think you may have misunderstood Tim's intentions.
Anonymous alec said at 8/10/2007 01:10:00 AM:  
I'm not unreasonable. But I guess you're not willing to see that.

That's cool, you can hate me if you want.

Knock yourself out.
Anonymous alec said at 8/10/2007 01:13:00 AM:  
Paul, did I ever say I thought it wasn't a retarded joke?

I love how people are taking my comments seriously, as if there's even something to attack in Tim's post.

Its all in good fun, same spirit as the original light-hearted post. :)
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/10/2007 02:06:00 AM:  
who said anything about hating you?

no one is ganging up on you, i'm sure that's what haowan meant.

seriously alec, you come around, voice your harsh opinion without reason - even i think you're being unreasonable here.

i can see why you're not a popular figure around the scene, and it definitely has nothing to do with running an indie game blog.

http://www.bit-blot.com/forum/index.php?topic=13.msg1701#msg1701
Blogger Paul Eres said at 8/10/2007 02:27:00 AM:  
It's hard to interpret tone and intention online. I didn't understand that you meant your comment lightheartedly, sorry for overreacting.

I don't know of anyone who hates you though, I don't have anything but admiration toward you myself (especially after I saw the level editor for Aquaria).
Anonymous Anonymous said at 8/10/2007 04:41:00 AM:  
alec: don't swap your day-time job programming for a gig as a stand-up comedian. you have zero talent when it comes to sharing any joke whatsoever.

keep telling people to fuck off whenever you can, and you'll go far in life.

asshole.
Anonymous Kon-Tiki said at 8/10/2007 05:18:00 AM:  
Alec, I didn't understand what you were talking about in the beginning, and the more you go on about it, the less I understand it, as it seems like it keeps getting twisted and warped the more it goes on. Just drop it, and next time you make a joke like that, put a disclaimer near it, although I honestly don't think that making a sniding remark like that is funny, not even when intended as a joke. If you REALLY can't keep yourself from making such weird jokes, then at least put a disclaimer up, so we understand it's meant as one.
Anonymous Alec said at 8/18/2007 08:57:00 AM:  
Sweet, more hating. <3

Anyways, I respect Tim. His original unedited post took a joke dump on TIGS, so I felt I'd take a joke dump on him. I thought it was a mutual respect thing, and since his posts on TIGS are usually so crazy random, he'd get it. My bad!

In terms of being cantankerous, yeah, I tend to get pissed when people try to force their beliefs on me without respecting mine. That's bullshit. There's no doubt I could have handled that Linux thread better, but I was really pissed that people weren't even trying to relate to our situation. Do I regret the way I acted? Oh hells yes.

But I'm young and stupid. Maybe in the future I'll be able to handle it better. At least, I'd hope so.

In the meantime, I'll stick to being my optimistic, depressed and occasionally cantankerous self.

Am I interested in being "popular"? No. But getting along with people is important, and I'd hope to make new friends in the scene. I don't want to be someone that offends people without reason, but I'm still going to speak my mind like everyone has the right to.

Actually, for anyone that would like to have a discussion rather than just flinging shit at me, my msn is zaphire@mts.net :]