The Best Video Game Ever!

The Best Video Game Ever!Have you ever wondered what’s the best video game ever made? Now you can find out, and the surprise it’s not one of the new generation of graphic-rich games. According to a poll ofexperts and readers in Edge magazine, it’s…The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The game appeared a decade ago specifically for the NintendoN64 (remember that?). Even then, it was a hit among experts, being one of one five games ever to receive a coveted five stars from Edge – the others have been Gran Turismo, Half-Life 2, Haloand Super Mario 64. Zelda’s title comes as Edge has produced a new issue of the 100 best video games. Tom Mott, Edge’s editor-in-chief, explained the game’s success:“Ocarina of Time is nearly 10 years old, but its position at the top slot in Edge’s 100 Best Videogames shows that great game design does not age. In visual terms, it obviously cannot competewith today’s Xbox 360 and PS3 productions, but, as with many classics, its appeal is about so much more than its appearance.”   The list makes for interesting reading, with only one PCgame, Half Life 2, cracking the top 10, and Xbox also only manages one title in the highest rank – Halo: Combat Evolved. Indeed, many of the favorites are older, with only five next generationconsole games in the 100.   Votes came from magazine readers, industry expert opinion, and from Edge’s staff.   The Top 10, according to Edge, is:   The Legend of Zelda: Ocarinaof Time Resident Evil 4 Super Mario 64 Half Life 2 Super Mario World Zelda: A Link to the Past Halo: Combat Evolved Final Fantasy XII Tetris Super Metroid

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