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  • shayanomer - January 31, 2012 8:16 a.m.

    Why is Doom 3 not on this list?
  • RyoonZ - January 6, 2012 8:23 p.m.

    Nothing is revived until Suikoden VI , Breath of Fire VI , Wild ARMS VI !
  • jmcgrotty - January 6, 2012 5:06 a.m.

    "The original Donkey Kong stands as one of the greatest arcade games of the early ‘80s (its sequels, less so)" Considering that Donkey Kong, Jr. was the best of the series, that statement makes absolutely no sense. And I can't argue with the significance of your #1, except I tend to look at it differently. Metal Gear Solid: Great stuff, without a doubt. Metal Gear original? Borderline perfect in it's own right. Yes, the MSX changes were at times a bit too significant, it definitely didn't make the game bad or unplayable. Ultimately, though, if you don't want to think of "Metal Gear" MSX/NES and "Metal Gear Solid" as different franchises, the original games were better, and it isn't even close.
  • FriendlyFire - January 5, 2012 6:10 p.m.

    I'm surprised the most recent rebirth isn't on this list: Deus Ex. It just so happens that the rebirth has made it to the top of many "best of 2011" lists. Funnily enough, like with many other games on this list, it is considered better by those who've never played the original at the time, whereas people who did tend to prefer the first game. Sure, it may not be the iconic game that, say, Donkey Kong is, but it's still easily one of the most important games of all time.
  • jackthemenace - January 5, 2012 12:03 p.m.

    Well, MGS is a fairly good choice for number 1, come to think of it: Not only did Metal Gear go on to have Metal Gear Solid, but there was Also Metal Gear: Acid on the PSP, and now Metal Gear Rising. Which I cannot WAIT for. It'd better get released this year.
  • raxafrax - January 4, 2012 9:59 p.m.

    Street Fighter 4?
  • WTeen8 - January 4, 2012 2:20 p.m.

    Good list, and it raises great points. But DKC's sequels didn't get worse. (And while I realize he said less impressive, which is different from worse the point is still there.)In fact DKC2 improved on everything from the original, and had a better soundtrack. I can see where you'r coming from with dkc3 which was in no means a bad game. And as for dk64...read the other comments. But Metroid and Megal Gear were great rebirths. captcha: typical eeipic....eeipic job guys. Typical from GR.
  • rob619 - January 4, 2012 10:36 a.m.

    MGS the greatest video game ever. I will never forget my finest gaming moment, the end of MGS where it told you a message, real world one, about nucleur weapons. Solid Snake/Big Boss = Legends
  • Imgema - January 4, 2012 8:49 a.m.

    Ah... Metroid Prime... What an amazing game that was. A true Metroid game in 3D. Bravo Retro. Too bad OtherM ruined it for all Metroid fans. Now Retro has to revive the series once again because after OtherM i can't say the it has a bright future anymore. Also, im not sure if Resident Evil 4 changed the series in a good way. I still prefer RE Remake on GC. Yes, maybe the older games were slow and clunky but at least they were scary. And i'm not talking about the jump scares, im talking about the tension as you slowly explore an abandoned mansion while a nice eerie music plays and you hope for no zombies to appear because you don't have enough ammo. Resident Evil 4 threw all that away and became a pure action on-rails game. It still has some good atmosphere but no worries, RE5 came out and threw that away too.
  • shawksta - January 4, 2012 10:06 a.m.

    There's nothing Wrong with Other M besides the voice acting, but thats controversal to opinion.there were some shake ups but everything else makes perfect sense if you know your sh*t, and the gameplay is the same as Super Mario 3D Land, where it sits between the 2D and 3D games.
  • Imgema - January 4, 2012 2:25 p.m.

    There are too many things wrong with OtherM (if you want to call it a Metroid game that is). Voice acting is only a minor thing.
  • DecoyOctorok - January 4, 2012 3:57 a.m.

    Good list, Mikel. I'm still holding out hope for a sequel to the 2008 Prince of Persia though. GTA III would have been another good one. It was a mildly popular PC series until they pulled an Ocarina of Time and put you into a fully 3D world from a street-level perspective.
  • higgins78 - January 4, 2012 3:29 a.m.

    A few great examples here Gamesrader, a few however not so good but overall an excellent attempt. Like a few people here have already mentioned, DK64 was not only a huge rebirth but a phenomenal game to boot. Resident Evil 4 and Sands of Time (again) both excellent examples. I don't see however why MGS made the list where Mario 64 did not, MGS (PS1) being after all doing nothing more (or less) than Ocarina. Mario 64 did more, much more than simply shifting the perspective, Nintendo arguably building/engineering an entire console/joypad for this particular game...this with Metroid Prime, Resi4 and Sands of Time are 4 shining examples of developers truly on top of their game.
  • shawksta - January 4, 2012 10:13 a.m.

    This isnt best revolutions, its series that died but then Rebirthed, you guys need to read, Zelda and Mario were both revolutionary, but they never died and rebirthed.
  • shawksta - January 3, 2012 9:56 p.m.

    Rare went Apesh*t(hah) with DK64, you needed an EXPANSION pak to put on the fron the N64, and while it IS different, that game was F*cking awesome back when i was a Kid, i swear that game never gets the praise it deserves.
  • Person5 - January 4, 2012 12:37 a.m.

    the expansion pak wasn't even a big deal because it was included with the game, DK64 is one of my favorites on the N64 but I always seem to be in the minority, I'm glad I'm not the only one with fond memories of that game
  • shawksta - January 4, 2012 10:01 a.m.

    Yeah, but I guess thats the point, it was exclusive for that game. It was cool, and im sad Chunky never returned, atleast Lanky did, and Tiny somehow......went.... Through puberty......or something.
  • wingsdjy - January 4, 2012 1:32 p.m.

    The expansion pak wasn't exclusive to DK64. Majora's Mask also required it, and Perfect Dark was pretty much a coaster without it.
  • Daruniah - January 3, 2012 5:47 p.m.

    One of the better Top 7s I've read in awhile. I really like these reference Top 7s that sort of become the authority on whatever topic they're discussing,
  • brizzie - January 3, 2012 5:32 p.m.

    The original isometric Fallout's were far better than the FPSRPG franchise it has become. ReCaptcha: vacent Reference

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