GamesRadar's 50 greatest hits (as chosen by you)

Are you brand new to GamesRadar, or have you have been visiting since the site launched five years ago? Do you drop by every few days, or do you refresh every few seconds? Are you a casual fan, or a hardcore addict with inside jokes memorized and the names of editors tattooed across your skin?

No matter what your degree of devotion, bookmark this page now. This is the very best of GamesRadar, as chosen by the folks whose opinions matter most… our readers. According to you, these are the essentials – the 50 features, countdowns, podcasts, debates, controversies and community extravaganzas that every fan must experience. What follows is what GamesRadar is all about.

The top videogame controller buttons

Reviewed, pressed and scored by the button experts

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Pillowfort: “Made me want to start writing about games.”


Confessions of a game store clerk

Real employees tell their real stories - the good, the bad and the unbelievably horrific

Read now! 

shyfonzie: “Funny enough to make me a fan for life.”


The Art of Teabagging

Play like you've got a pair

TheElephantManchurianCandidate: “It was the first thing I saw on the site and I've been hooked ever since.”

Change the way you play games

Break your psychological chains and rule the virtual world

Read now! 

oneshotfinch: “That had a genuine effect on the way I view multiplayer. It shows how well written GR features can be when they're serious.”

Worst box art

The year's ugliest attempts at game packaging

Worst box art of 2010
Worst box art of 2009
Worst box art of 2008
Worst box art of 2007

iJizzLots: “Probably the easiest article to make; just post the most infamous box art and call it a day. But no, GamesRadar would NEVER be satisfied with something so simple. Each box art is accompanied by hilarious analysis of why they are so bad. While other gaming websites would've settled for a LOT less, GR outdid itself again and again and again.”

The rise, fall and deafening crash of Sonic the Hedgehog

A teary-eyed examination of gaming's greatest casualty

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waffledragon33: “Being a huge Sonic the Hedgehog fan, I thought this article was hilarious and awesome. I was a member about 5 minutes later.”

Reaction to our 8/10 review for Halo: Reach

Needless to say, a lot of people weren't happy

db1331: “Someone could make me listen to it while holding a gun to my head and threatening to shoot me if I laugh, and I would tell them to just go ahead and pull the trigger.”

What if… Hitler smoked pot?

And what does this have to do with videogames, exactly?

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ninjaemperor: “I am not exaggerating when I say it is one of the best written things I have ever seen.”

What if… a nuclear bomb went off in Superman’s ass?

Could the Man of Steel survive a massive internal explosion? We demand an answer!

Read now!

Recommended by camelfro


Videogames versus the real world

100+ examples that virtual life is superior to actual life in (nearly) every way

Part one!
Part two!
Part three!

BluesyFish: “It was a pretty simple idea, but they pretty much all made me laugh.”

Why it's hard being a girl gamer, explained by a dude

Finally setting the record straight on sexism

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Romination: “Very subversive and irreverent. A brilliant mockery of all those highly condescending articles on other websites.”

The longest, hardest falls in gaming

Watch us throw ourselves off tall stuff for your amusement 

omnilion: “Definitely the most hilarious feature. Ever.”

Top 7s

The official countdown of the internet

Every Top 7 ever!

Pruman: “The first thing I look for when I roll into work Monday morning”

kingdom: “So many of the pieces mirror my opinions (and sense of humor...) even from all the different staffers. Hmmm can I just love your Top 7 lists categorically?”

The Top 7… Stereotypical gamers we hate

They shouldn't exist, but they do - avoid these gamers at all costs

Read now!

Recommended by ninjastrike34


The Top 7… Villains that never stay dead

No matter how many times you kill them, they always come back for more

Read now!

Recommended by HumorTumor


The Top 7... "That’s a dude!?" characters

It’s time for androgyny

Read now!

SpacemanSpiffy: “I saw that Top 7 in one of the GR ads in PTOM and it made me interested in the site. After visiting and seeing the Top 7 I bookmarked it right away and then couldn't stop looking at more Top 7s.”

The Top 7… RPG towns that explode

Buy a few potions, chat up the locals and then watch it all burn

Read now!

Axcleblade: “Because it was the first GamesRadar Top 7 that I read and because I found it to be so funny I read the rest of them. All of them. On a weekend.... I spent a Saturday reading 3 years’ worth of Top 7s. I could have spent that day skydiving or learning how to juggle or feeding children.”

The Top 7… Lazy character clichés

Copy, paste, unoriginality! The most overused archetypes of all time

Read now! 

Recommended by Ravenbom


The Top 7… Trendy game-design crutches

What do developers love? Falling back on these new-school clichés

Read now!

Recommended by Spybreak8


The Top 7… Canine companions

We throw gaming’s most helpful sidekicks a bone

Read now!

Recommended by ricono


The Top 7… Scariest games you’ve never played

Creepy, disturbing and obscure as hell

Read now!

Recommended by luckyseven


The Top 7… Stupidest puzzles

Ridiculous riddles that defy logic, common sense... and your patience

Read now!

icantbelieveitsnutbutter: “The article that carved GamesRadar a place in my heart. It made the several otherwise wasted years of my childhood worth it to appreciate that one article. I instantly thought, ‘This site understands me.’ I was right, the best, most interesting gaming site on the internets, is GamesRadar. Because to me, fish + cookie, does = lava lamp. (Article reference!)”

The Top 7… Worst parts of the best games

The most criminal imperfections of all time

Read now!

Acerlux: “The last page was about the Mario Kart blue shell, with the requisite photoshopping of the blue shell into everything. The George Bush ‘Mission Accomplished’ one lived on my desktop for months.”

The Top 7… Top 7s

It's our five-year anniversary! Time to dredge up some of our best list features from the past

Read now!

WickedSid: “Man, that was so long ago, I can't believe I still remember that Top 7 where you thought of all the best Top 7s... What was that one called again?”

GamesRadar’s Ultimate Character Battle

64 of gaming's greatest icons face off to decide who rules the internet

Read now!

NinjaJamez: “An epic epicness of epic proportions”

Sim Sim Salabim: “The most GamesRadar-y feature to ever exist in this universe and possibly in any other alternate-reality universes (or is it universi?)”

GhostofTaft: “What seemed like a normal website staple quickly had me in embarrassing gigglefits. By the time I had read about the Companion Cube fighting a lactating Simon Cowell, I knew I had discovered something special.”

igothitwithabulb: “I think it was one of the last articles of your more vulgar, earlier days, and I show it to like all of my friends.”

Asloveszuko: “Elvis would sing about it if he could...”

CurryIsGood: “Do it again.”

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  • c1nd3rcell - April 10, 2011 11 p.m.

    GR is absolutely one of, if not the, funniest websites ever made. Ever.
  • hfghg - April 10, 2011 1:46 p.m. I tide fashion Good-looking, not expensive Free transport
  • SerpentineZERO - April 9, 2011 9:24 p.m.

    Pretty much shows why GR has the best/funniest features in any video game site
  • mewpudding101 - April 8, 2011 10:44 p.m.

    Ooh, I'm so glad the Busted Cheats and my comment reccomending it was posted. Thanks guys! All of you who haven't read it, read it!
  • darkrider105 - April 7, 2011 2:04 a.m.

    Awesome I was quoted and this helps me find all the classic Game Radar articles since I'm relatively new. Thanks :D
  • victorres - April 7, 2011 1:38 a.m.

    I think I should start commenting now...
  • Yeager1122 - April 7, 2011 1:30 a.m.

    This just made my day seeing you guys used my comment Awsome oh and the whole article was awsome to.
  • kingdom - April 7, 2011 12:20 a.m.

    w00t I am famous! Seriously though, I <3 gamesradar. Keep up with the fantastic work chaps, I will be waiting for the next anniversary celebration =)
  • Spartacus314 - April 6, 2011 10:58 p.m.

    Excellent! definitely remember all of these, throw back to the beginning of GR
  • SimSimSalabim - April 6, 2011 9:22 p.m.

    Thanks for the quote guys! Man, time is going to be so incredibly easy to kill now.
  • SalamanderJesus - April 6, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    What? You dont quote my comment? I feel gyped.... Oh well....
  • Asloveszuko - April 6, 2011 3:45 p.m.

    I am honored to have been quoted by GamesRadar on such an important article! This will forever remain on my favorites bar! *sniff*
  • philipshaw - April 6, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    This just reminds me how much awesome content you have on this website, also everyone needs to check out game music of the day if they haven't already. Hope Brett gets back to doing them someday
  • bobbybroccoli - April 6, 2011 12:42 p.m.

    Come on! No spoilers below guy!? I'm disapointed in you gr!
  • TheElephantManchurianCandidate - April 6, 2011 12:33 p.m.

    Can't believe you used my comment I'll keep this bookmarked forever so I can show my kids someday. Thanks for all the laugh I'll be reading this site till the very end
  • Robx - April 6, 2011 10:49 a.m.

    I never thought it would be possible for a single article to hold so much win. Keep up the epic work!
  • SausageLozenge - April 6, 2011 10:13 a.m.

    Gamesradar has bar none the best features on the internet. Thanks for all your hard work.
  • Romination - April 6, 2011 6:07 a.m.

    Glad to see a god compendium of your best articles, and glad to see my quote up there! I want to thank you, of course, for all these years of entertainment you've given me. I found myself here one day because of Cheat Planet, and I can't remember what it was that made me read an article, but I had Top 7 on the brain for years, and it caused me to find the site again a few months. And I just kept coming back, and I'm almost never disappointed. Thanks for 5 years, guys.
  • CurryIsGood - April 6, 2011 5:40 a.m.

    I am not joking Do it again....... and yeah fantastic article greatest thing to ever exist in the history of today
  • quincytheodore - April 6, 2011 5:16 a.m.

    I have to give it to "Change the way you play games" That is well written and dare I say, inspiring. It's the reason I went to Gamesradar, oh wait, that was Game vs Real life. Anyway kudos to the writer, I might forget your name, but I definitely remember your article.