Guinness World Records 2010 - Top 50 Videogame Series of all t

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  1. hey_suburbia

    hey_suburbia Do The Lizard Bop

    Apr 24, 2004
    United States
    Philadelphia, PA
    Public Votes and Puts Record-Setting Gaming Franchises Halo, Call of Duty and The Legend of Zelda at the Top of the List

    1.) Halo
    2.) The Legend of Zelda
    3.) Call of Duty

    NEW YORK (May 6, 2010) - Guinness World Records, the global authority on record-breaking achievements, today announced the all-time Top 50 Videogame Series as voted on by the readers. After receiving more than 13,000 votes, it was Halo, Call of Duty and The Legend of Zelda that were left standing at the top of the chart. The list currently featured in the Guinness World Records 2010 Gamer’s Edition notes the best all-around series including all titles and spin-offs, serving as a snapshot of the biggest names in gaming today.

    Landing in first place is Microsoft’s flagship franchise Halo – the “Best-Selling First-Person Shooter (FPS) Franchise Ever”. According to the Gamer’s Edition, “Featuring an iconic character, excellent level design, perfect controls and unparalleled multiplayer options, the series sets the bar at near-unattainable heights.”

    Call of Duty and The Legend of Zelda claimed the second and third spots, respectively. Call of Duty – the most successful entertainment launch of all-time – boasts beautifully balanced gameplay with jaw-dropping set pieces and extensive multiplayer options. The Legend of Zelda is credited for providing players of all skill levels addictive and immersive gameplay, while also featuring one of gaming’s most recognizable heroes – Link.

    “We decided to take a different approach with this list than we did in the previous edition,” said Guinness World Records Gaming Editor Gaz Deaves. “Instead of asking developers, industry insiders and journalists to rank their favorite titles, we approached a different kind of expert: the players themselves! We are confident that this ‘top 50? more accurately reflects the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics.”

    The subsequent spots, in ranking order, are:
    Guitar Hero (#4)
    Metal Gear (#5)
    Super Mario Bros. (#6)
    World of Warcraft (#7)
    Gears of War (#8)
    Super Smash Bros. (#9)
    Grand Theft Auto (#10)
    Pokémon (# 11)
    Resident Evil (#12)
    Fallout (#13)
    Half-Life (#14)
    Sonic the Hedgehog (#15)
    Counter-Strike (#16)
    Runescape (#17)
    FIFA (#18)
    Kingdom Hearts (#19)
    Final Fantasy (#20)
    Pac-Man (#21)
    Madden NFL (#22)
    The Sims (#23)
    Tomb Raider (#24)
    WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW (#25)
    Rock Band (#26)
    LIttleBigPlanet (#27)
    Saints Row (#28)
    The Elder Scrolls (#29)
    God of War (#30)
    GoldenEye 007 (#31)
    Bioshock (#32)
    KillZone (#33)
    Skate (#34)
    Left 4 Dead (#35)
    Need for Speed (#36)
    Chrono Trigger (#37)
    Gran Turismo (#38)
    StarCraft (#39)
    Ratchet & Clank (#40)
    Pong (#41)
    Tom Clancy’s (# 42)
    Star Wars: Battlefront (#43)
    Battlefield (#44)
    Diablo (#45)
    Lego Batman (#46)
    Mario Kart (#47)
    Burnout (#48)
    Crash Bandicoot (#49)
    Pro Evolution Soccer (#50)
  2. The Pi

    The Pi Lurker

    Mar 18, 2010
    gta and pacman should be higher

    and fifa shouldn't be on the list (don't get why people find football so great, i would rather play pokemon)
  3. prowler

    prowler Sony

    Jul 14, 2009
    LOZ [​IMG]

    It's called opinions.
    Like you just gave.
  4. mcp2

    mcp2 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jun 3, 2007
    UK blud dun kno
    This was done on public voting not game sales. BS.
  5. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    For a list claiming to highlight the best games "of all time" it contains far too many recent releases for my liking. Guitar Hero in 4? You're having a laugh [​IMG] I wonder what "readers" they asked...
  6. Overlord Nadrian

    Overlord Nadrian Banned

    Jul 28, 2008
    Just seeing Halo at the top of the list makes me think they only asked 12 year old kiddies. I mean, Halo's not a bad game, it's quite fun, but it's definitely not the best game ever.

    Also, is WoW a series? And Pong? [​IMG]
  7. logical thinker

    logical thinker GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2008
  8. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Half of those aren't even series (Meaning they have one game), like WoW and Pong.
  9. PyroSpark

    PyroSpark GBAtemp Fan

    Dec 19, 2009
    United States
    I haven't even heard of this poll. No wonder freaking halo took number 1. >_>
  10. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
  11. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Apr 4, 2009
    Really?! I don't mind Halo being on the list as it's a pretty good series.
    COD on the other-hand does not deserve to be on the list. Every 2 years they release a new version with a minor addition to the gameplay.
  12. rich333

    rich333 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 7, 2009
    where the fuck was Wonderboy??!! [​IMG]
  13. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

    May 6, 2008
    United States
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Actually, it's every year, sadly. Hopefully Treyarch can bring what little bit of good the series had back with Black Ops.
  14. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

    Feb 17, 2009
    United States
    They probably just had the staff ask their kids.
  15. basher11

    basher11 GBAtemp's Official Vocaloid Lover

    Jun 29, 2009
    United States
    FIFA is soccer genius [​IMG]
  16. Gore

    Gore GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Oct 15, 2007
    United States
    get the fuck out of the U.S. before people start grouping us together, you absolute idiot
  17. Sh!fT_23

    Sh!fT_23 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 8, 2008
    Melbourne, AUS
    Ageed, WoW has expansions, doesn't make it series. I would of thought 'Warcraft' would have surficed being that that IS the series.....
  18. VmprHntrD

    VmprHntrD GBAtemp Addict

    Nov 11, 2004
    United States
    Louisville, KY
    So some vote stacking assholes shoved Halo well too far up the list compared to some far more deserving, more profitable, and more recognizable franchise and stand alone properties eh? Seems like they got a character battle type vote bomb -- classy. 13000 vote sample and no validity backing such the small sample up makes me hate shit like this.