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Can you name the Guinness' Top 50 Video Game Series?
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This list might be the worst one I have ever seen, many series in odd places. Note: This list does not reflect my own opinion on games and was conducted by Guinness on 13,000 random 'gamers'.
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May 8th, 2010 at 19:09 GMT
There are 8 bonus answers of game series that could/should've been on the list. See if you can find them all!
May 8th, 2010 at 20:38 GMT
Accept "Pac man" and "world of warcraft"
May 8th, 2010 at 20:48 GMT
Although World of Warcraft isn't a game series (It's just Warcraft) I'll now accept it. Also Pac Man is already acceptable.
May 8th, 2010 at 20:58 GMT
The link you provided lists "world of warcraft". That article is terrible though.
May 8th, 2010 at 21:04 GMT
@DasBoot1987 It's now swapped for that one now ;) and yes the article is terrible but that's what was in the book I'm afraid.
May 8th, 2010 at 21:45 GMT
I cannot believe Tetris isn't on here. But I guess if you're just asking random people on the street, it wouldn't immediately come to mind.
May 8th, 2010 at 22:07 GMT
Hey I forgot Tetris too! :( I should know better!
May 8th, 2010 at 22:47 GMT
I agree- list couldn't be worse.
May 9th, 2010 at 00:14 GMT
GOW shud be acceptable for gears of war as well as god of war
May 9th, 2010 at 03:20 GMT
No Metroid, no Mega Man, no Silent Hill, no Star Ocean, no Phoenix Wright. Wow, I agree completely with the others. This list is absolutely horrendous.
May 9th, 2010 at 06:38 GMT
I have the COD games and the MOH games, I play MOH more.
May 9th, 2010 at 13:54 GMT
No Silent Hill?????
May 9th, 2010 at 20:06 GMT
awww man i said lego but not lego batman
May 9th, 2010 at 21:10 GMT
How did Goldeneye make it? It's one game, not a series. If it was the Bond games in general I could understand.
May 9th, 2010 at 21:52 GMT
@bizzlebiz13 Goldeneye is a series but with only two games (Goldeneye 007 for N64 and Goldeneye: Rouge Agent for Xbox, PS2, GCN and NDS). It's a bit weird that it's there though...
May 9th, 2010 at 22:00 GMT
@The_Riddler: Bleugh, no way is Goldeneye: Rogue Agent a true sequel to Goldeneye 007! That's very nearly offensive. =P Perfect Dark is the real sequel. =) Great quiz, though Guinness' list is fairly atrocious. I like how you pointed this out with the bonus answers! So many omissions, strange ranking orders, and how does Lego Batman constitute a series?
May 9th, 2010 at 23:56 GMT
...Runescape? Seriously? Good quiz, terrible survey.
May 10th, 2010 at 17:05 GMT
Thank you for all the great comments on the quiz! @BanjoFella: I see what you mean about Rouge Agent. It should be retconned from video game history and what's worse is that they were going to make a sequel to it! BTW how many bonus answers did you find?
May 11th, 2010 at 01:46 GMT
Lego Batman, Runescape and Skate over the likes of Donkey Kong... Halo and Call of Duty at #1 and #2 and Guitar Hero #4... kids these days.
May 11th, 2010 at 03:41 GMT
wow I disagree with a lot of them. Especially guitar hero. It was good back when it first came out but now they've just milked the series for all its worth. Also please accept either james bond or 007 for Goldeneye 007. I'm pretty sure Goldeneye goes under the James Bond series of games.
May 11th, 2010 at 05:08 GMT
I just quit once I saw that Metroid, Megaman, and Castlevania didn't make it. I was glad I did once I saw some of the garbage that made it.
May 11th, 2010 at 20:27 GMT
Wow, guitar hero, runescape, and lego batman combined aren't as good as Tetris.
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May 11th, 2010 at 21:51 GMT
Wow Guiness must have been drunk on its own beer when they put pokemon in and sonic below mario pong on the list and no soulcalibur and mario kart and only gun games in the top 2 Shooters are losing there appeal so bring on more soulcalibur(addicting)
May 12th, 2010 at 01:55 GMT
I think we can all agree that this list is not what we expected. However, Guinness did base it off of people's opinions, and most kids these days play halo and COD non-stop. Another thing that pissed me off was Final Fantasy, after 13+ games (some amazing others not so much)you would think it would be in the top ten.
May 12th, 2010 at 18:28 GMT
1. theres no way skate topped thps 2. cod > halo 3. goldeneye, pong, starcraft (yet) are not game series
May 12th, 2010 at 20:47 GMT
i think it is just hard to compare classic games to the games we have today
May 13th, 2010 at 00:20 GMT
Good quiz...Terrible games/series.
May 13th, 2010 at 05:57 GMT
Wow I can't believe Lego Batman and Smackdown make it on the list, but Metroid and Megaman don't.
May 13th, 2010 at 22:27 GMT
WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW? LOL. They're, like, totally the best games eva.
May 14th, 2010 at 00:49 GMT
I stopped taking this quiz when it didn't take Street Fighter.
May 14th, 2010 at 00:52 GMT
To add to that: I can't believe Super Smash Bros. is so high when Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat are not on the list.
May 14th, 2010 at 00:53 GMT
If Warcraft is taken for WOW, why isn't James Bond taken for Goldeneye?
May 14th, 2010 at 01:32 GMT
Geez, is this what has happened to gaming? I fear for the future of American gaming...wow. Screw you guys, I'm going to Asia.
May 14th, 2010 at 03:03 GMT
i'm actually not surprised by some of the omissions. when you look at the list, it seems that while the quality does matter, when it comes to a survey like this, popularity (i.e. sales) of the series probably has a greater effect on its placement (more people actually own the games and therefore are likely to mention them in their survey response). while the metroid series is amazing and well-loved by its fanbase, its first several games actually sold relatively poorly, especially compared to other nintendo franchises.
May 15th, 2010 at 02:42 GMT
@donuthead While I agree with you that the list is garbage, pokemon totally deserves to be on there. It's the most successful hand-held series ever, and one of the top selling series of all time. It is actually behind only Mario as the greatest selling franchise.
May 16th, 2010 at 10:23 GMT
What a horrible list! Nice find. I'd like to see bonus answers for Civilization and Sim City.
May 18th, 2010 at 04:30 GMT
The biggest WTF was Lego Batman. Oh well.
May 18th, 2010 at 20:35 GMT
Sounds like whoever was polled were predominantly FPS fans. The lack of StarFox and Kirby is disturbing...oh and Tetris. I mean really...come on. And no Metroid? Really? That being said, loved your secret answer comments.
May 19th, 2010 at 03:14 GMT
halo in first place is a travesty.
May 19th, 2010 at 22:56 GMT
@dylz: sorry i shoudnt have complained about that but what ever happend to star fox? and no metroid= quiz fail
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