Next Gen laughs at top 10 lists

Every game site, magazine, blog, andTV showin the universe does some sort of end-of-year wrap-up. It's a chance tolook back and remember the triumphs, and sometimes tragedies, of the last twelve months, tie it all up with a neat, little bow, and give it one more little smooch before shoving it under the bed and screaming for something new, which you can then say isn't nearly as good as the old, classic stuff.

Anyhow, these lists are typically top tens, maybe twenties. But our companion siteNext Genwent big - real big - and knocked together a list of the top 50 games of last year. It's a kick.Check it out.

Above: Want to knowNext Generation's number one game of 2006, but you don't have time for the suspense of wading through 49 other entries? This screenshot offers a subtle clue.

Eric Bratcher
I was the founding Executive Editor/Editor in Chief here at GR, charged with making sure we published great stories every day without burning down the building or getting sued. Which isn't nearly as easy as you might imagine. I don't work for GR any longer, but I still come here - why wouldn't I? It's awesome. I'm a fairly average person who has nursed an above average love of video games since I first played Pong just over 30 years ago. I entered the games journalism world as a freelancer and have since been on staff at the magazines Next Generation and PSM before coming over to GamesRadar. Outside of gaming, I also love music (especially classic metal and hard rock), my lovely wife, my pet pig Bacon, Japanese monster movies, and my dented, now dearly departed '89 Ranger pickup truck. I pray sincerely. I cheer for the Bears, Bulls, and White Sox. And behind Tyler Nagata, I am probably the GR staffer least likely to get arrested... again.