Good Game's Top 100 skewed towards more recent titles

ABC2's Good Game has just released their Top 100 Games List

ABC2's Good Game has just released its Top 100 games list with the top spot being taken by Bethesda Softworks's Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. While I can agree that Skyrim was a good game (I gave it 9/10 in my review) I'm not sure if it's deserving of the top spot. In fact, a majority of the games on the list seem to be ones released in the past few years with very little from a decade or two ago. While I can appreciate the reason for having more recent games on the list (since seriously, how many people actually go back and replay games from 20 years ago), it seems that the Good Game crew did not take into consideration some ground-breaking games of the 90s or games considered the best in a series by fans. Here are some of the changes I would've made if I had a go at this list :):

  • Placing the original Fallout on the list instead of Fallout 3. While Fallout 3 was a good game, none can surpass the impact the original had
  • While Civilization V is a good game (especially now with the Brave New World expansion), I still think Civilization IV was the best in the series
  • The original Diablo should be on the list instead of Diablo 3. Diablo 3 originally had horrible features like the Auction House
  • The addition of classics like Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield 2 that had superior gameplay when compared to Battlefield 3 and Battlefield 4 (although the more recent games obviously have pretty graphics)
  • Replacement of The Sims 3 with The Sims 2 (since I believe its predecessor to be superior).
  • I would've added at least one of Sierra's classic point 'n' click adventure games - probably Quest for Glory but King's Quest would be just as worthy.
  • I would've added at least one of the early SimCity games to the list as they arguably started the whole idea of modern sandbox games
  • I would've added Prince of Persia to the list or maybe Karateka due to the rotoscoping techniques it employed in animation
  • I would've added one of the Command & Conquer games to the list due to their impact on the Real-Time Strategy genre
  • I would've added UFO: Enemy Unknown to the list thanks to its classic turn-based tactics gameplay
  • I would've added Transport Tycoon to the list due to its impact on the whole "tycoon" style of games and its lasting appeal
  • I would've added Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri to the list due to it being the superior, sci-fi version of Civilization
  • I would've added one of the Wing Commander games to the list due to their impact on the space sim genre (arguably, Elite would fit the bill too)
  • I would've added one of the Ultima games to the list due to their impact on early CRPGs and Ultima Online for its impact on modern MMORPGs
  • I would've added one of the Master of Orion games to the list due to the first one being responsible for the phrase "4X"

If the list was just focused on games in the most recent years, then it wouldn't be a bad list but if it were to include a couple of more decades, you've already got many potential suggestions as I've made (and they're only games on the PC).

If anything, this Top 100 list is definitely giving me more motivation to start creating my own on Choicest Games. I'm hoping to enlist the help of a couple of other contributors in creating the list to make sure it manages to capture as many candidates as possible. Obviously, unlike Good Game's list though, it'll be PC games only ;).

So what do you think about Good Game's Top 100 List? Do you agree with most of their picks or disagree? Any games that you think should be included but aren't?