Gaming RedCafe's Greatest Video Games Of All Time Contest (ROUND 4)

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And that's Round 3 complete!

There were 81 different games that got votes and the two games proceeding to the finals are:

Final Fantasy VII and Metal Gear Solid (only a mere 4 points between them!).

Below is a list of all 76 games and how many points they got in case you're interested in that.

Round 1
Super Mario Bros 3196
Super Mario Bros58
Legend Of Zelda56
Alex Kidd42
Sonic The Hedgehog40
Tetris40
Double Dragon30
Sonic 226
Mega Man 224
Duck Hunt22
Punch Out22
Streets Of Rage22
Super Mario Bros 222
Contra18
Tecmo Super Bowl18
Wonderboy 318
Double Dragon 216
Adventure Island14
California Games14
Duck Tales14
Altered Beast12
Mega Man 312
Blades Of Steel10
Castlevania 310
Final Fantasy10
Galaga10
Kid Icarus8
R-Type8
Sonic Chaos8
The Legend Of Kage8
Castlevania6
Earthbound6
Kickle Cubile6
Legend Of Zelda 26
Metroid6
Road Rash6
Wonderboy6
Cyber Shinobi4
Darkman4
Donald Duck: The Lucky Dime Caper4
Maniac Mansion4
McDonald Land4
Ninja Gaiden4
Out Run4
Aladdin2
Batman2
Psycho Fox2
Turtles 22
Willow2
World Championship Dodgeball2

Round 2
Street Fighter 2 (Series)
134​
Super Mario World
114​
Mario Kart
100​
The Legend Of Zelda: A Link To The Past
68​
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
64​
Streets Of Rage 2
58​
Chrono Trigger
56​
Super Metroid
54​
Final Fantasy VI
52​
Micro Machines
36​
ISS Deluxe
34​
Sonic 3 (& Knuckles)
30​
Golden Axe
24​
NBA Jam
24​
Desert Strike
18​
Donkey Kong Country
18​
Killer Instinct
18​
John Madden NFL (Series)
16​
Mortal Kombat
16​
Sonic The Hedgehog
16​
Aladdin
14​
F-Zero
12​
Flashback
10​
Mega Man X
10​
Puzzle Bobble
10​
Sensible Soccer
10​
Shining Force 2
10​
Toe Jame & Earl
10​
Earthworm Jim
8​
Lufia 2
8​
PGA Tour Golf (Series)
8​
Road Rash 2
8​
Samurai Showdown
8​
Super Ghoulds 'n' Ghosts
8​
Super International Cricket
8​
Final Fantasy IV
6​
Micky Mania
6​
Micro Machines 2
6​
Super Bomberman
6​
Test Drive: The Duel
6​
Donkey Kong Country 2
4​
Dynamite Headdy
4​
FIFA International Soccer
4​
Ghostbusters
4​
Mickey Mouse: World Of Illusion
4​
Mortal Kombat 2
4​
Secret Of Mana
4​
Star Fox
4​
Super Mario Land
4​
Super Off Road
4​
Jungle Strike
2​
NHL (series)
2​
Paper Boy
2​
Sim City
2​
Super Smash TV
2​
Super Tennis
2​
The Revenge Of Shinobi
2​
Virtua Racing
2​

Round 3
Final Fantasy 7
226​
Metal Gear Solid
222​
Goldeneye
110​
Zelda: Ocarina Of Time
108​
Tekken 3
86​
Tony Hawks: Pro Skater 2
82​
Final Fantasy 8
64​
Mario 64
60​
Zelda: Majora's Mask
60​
ISS (Series)
52​
Resident Evil 2
50​
Final Fantasy 9
46​
Mario Kart 64
40​
Crash Bandicoot
38​
WWE Smackdown 2
38​
Tomb Raider
36​
Final Fantasy Tactics
30​
Gran Turismo 2
28​
Silent Hill
24​
FIFA (Series)
22​
Suikoden 2
22​
Gran Turismo
20​
Grand Theft Auto
18​
Colin McRae Rally
14​
Premier Manager 99
14​
Tony Hawks: Pro Skater
14​
Xenogears
14​
Chrono Cross
12​
Driver
12​
Rayman
12​
Resident Evil
12​
Wipeout 2097
12​
Doom
10​
Medal Of Honor
10​
SEGA Rally
10​
Spyro The Dragon
10​
Starcraft 64
10​
Suikoden
10​
Tekken 2
10​
The Italian Job
10​
Vagrant Story
10​
Brian Lara Cricket 99
8​
Bust A Groove
8​
Crash Bandicoot 2
8​
Legacy Of Kain: Soul Reaver
8​
Ogre Battle 64: POLC
8​
Ridge Racer Type 4
8​
Syphon Filter
8​
Virtua Fighter 2
8​
WWF No Mercy
8​
Crash Team Racing
6​
Duke Nukem 3D
6​
Star Wars: Masters Of Teras Kasi
6​
Tombi
6​
WCW/NWO Revenge
6​
1080 Snowboarding
4​
Colin McRae Rally 2.0
4​
Crash Bandicoot 3
4​
Diddy Kong Racing
4​
Driver 2
4​
Jonah Lomu Rugby
4​
Legend Of Dragoon
4​
NBA Showtime
4​
Panzer Dragoon Saga
4​
Super Smash Bros
4​
Tenchu
4​
Tomb Raider 2
4​
Toy Story 2
4​
Vandal Hearts
4​
Dead Ball Zone
2​
Digimon World 3
2​
Mario Party 2
2​
Star Fox 64
2​
Star Wars: Jedi Power Battles
2​
Street Sk8er
2​
Twisted Metal 2
2​

So now onto Round 4! Please read the rules carefully before voting.

Each Monday, I will set up a new round for the contest.
Each round will represent a different generation of gaming.

The generations are below (BOLDED IS THE CURRENT ROUND FOR THIS THREAD):

Round 1 - Third Gen - NES, Master System, Atari 7800
Round 2 - Fourth Gen - Mega Drive, Neo Geo, SNES
Round 3 - Fifth Gen - Saturn, PS1, N64
Round 4 - Sixth Gen - Dreamcast, PS2, GameCube, Xbox
Round 5 - Seventh Gen - Xbox 360, PS3, Wii
Round 6 - Eighth Gen - Wii U, PS4, Xbox One
Round 7 - Ninth Gen - Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Switch
Round 8 - Special Round 1 - PC Gaming
Round 9 - Special Round 2 - Handheld & Mobile Gaming
Round 10 - Bonus Round - (TBA)

For each round, please list your top 5 games for that generation in list view.
Please do this by Friday 11:59pm GMT
5th = 2 pts, 4th = 4 pts, 3rd = 6 pts, 2nd = 8 pts, 1st = 10 pts.
The top 2 games from each round will go through to the final round.
In the event of a tie, I will need to run a poll for 24hrs.
If you have voted, then changed your vote, please let me know, otherwise I may miss your vote by accident.
I will try to start each new round on the Monday after a vote round has finished.
At the opening post of each round, I will put in the results from the previous round and start the voting of the current round.
Once we have gone through the 10 rounds, I will make a FINAL Round thread where you all can vote for all the finalists.
Then once that voting is done, I will post the finalists in order from last to first and crown the overall winner.

NOTES:

If a game has a bunch of updates instead of sequels, all the votes will count towards that game as a series. Example below:
Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo etc are all updates to the same game so you can vote for any iteration(s) and all the votes count towards Street Fighter 2 Series.
Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken 3 etc. however are sequels as the games are not updates but fully fleshed, new games.

There are also specific rules for sports games. Example below:
Sports games with yearly releases (PES, FIFA, Football Manager) are considered updates. You can vote for any iteration(s) and all the votes count towards the series.
However, numbered sequels (and not yearly releases) such as Gran Turismo, Gran Turismo 2, Gran Turismo 2 etc. are classified as sequels so each game gets its own place in the rankings.

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I know this is probably not the BEST way but I doubt there is a BEST way to do this!

Remember, I have 2 kids, a full time job and in the middle of a house move so there may be times where I miss deadlines or post later than anticipated. Apologies in advance.

I hope this is fun and you guys enjoy it :D
 
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Ok guys. You did good. Like I said in the previous round. FF7 and MGS better be first or second :lol:.

1. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. Metal Gear Solid 2
3. Def Jam Fight for New York
4. GTA: San Andreas
5. GTA: Vice City.

My god this is a hard one considering all the amazing games that came out. Had to leave out Warriors, RE4, DMC, Bully, All NFS and WWE games.
 

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  4. Halo 2
  5. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
 

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Can see this round being almost completely dominated by ps2.

@Dirty Schwein I genuinely cannot comprehend pes (at least one of them!) not being in anyone's list who played it, let alone your own!

Edit: I see the first 4 lists don't have it!!
 

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This whole thing is pointless - I mean just look at the lists so far. Those are joke winners in the last round too.
 

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1. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2. Resident Evil 4
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Can see this round being almost completely dominated by ps2.

@Dirty Schwein I genuinely cannot comprehend pes (at least one of them!) not being in anyone's list who played it, let alone your own!

Edit: I see the first 4 lists don't have it!!
I have edited my list! I forgot PES 4 was PS2 and not PS3 :lol:

Thanks for reminding me!
 

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This whole thing is pointless - I mean just look at the lists so far. Those are joke winners in the last round too.
That's a bit harsh considering I am putting a lot of time and effort into this :lol:

I don't/can't control what people vote for but the whole point is to see what games people liked the most across generations.

It's not like the winning games each round so far are bad games are they? Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter 2, Super Mario World, Final Fantasy VII & Metal Gear Solid were all great games!
 

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You've overestimated me there. :lol:

You gotta put Kratos at leadt once in this whole thing and that's the one for me.
To be fair, I liked God Of War. I only played the first one. Didn't like it quite enough to enter my top 5, especially as I had to already leave out games like Soul Calibur 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Virtua Tennis 2, Power Stone, Shenmue, Shinobi, GTA 3 etc.
 

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That's a bit harsh considering I am putting a lot of time and effort into this :lol:

I don't/can't control what people vote for but the whole point is to see what games people liked the most across generations.

It's not like the winning games each round so far are bad games are they? Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario Bros, Street Fighter 2, Super Mario World, Final Fantasy VII & Metal Gear Solid were all great games!
It's not your fault pal
 

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So did I... then I remembered my brother kept beating the shit out of me on that game and all that rage I bottled in re-surfaced :lol:


Oof! What a game!! The stealth in this was far superior to MGS. I wish they made a new one!

Yeah I thought it was better than MGS.
 

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3. Halo
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5. Jade Empire
You were just waiting to pounce, weren't you? :lol:
 

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Not a list for the purists :wenger:
 

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4. Halo 2
5. Final Fantasy 12

Shout outs to PES 5, THPS3, SSBM, GTA3, Super Mario Sunshine and, Silent Hill 2
 

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1. Shadow of the Colossus
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Shout outs to PES 5, THPS3, SSBM, GTA3, Super Mario Sunshine and, Silent Hill 2
You definitely know good games!
 

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1. Halo 2
2. Resident Evil 4
3. Metroid Prime
4. GTA San Andreas
5. Legend of Zelda : The Wind Waker

Had an og Xbox, a Gamecube and a Dreamcast but there's nothing worthy of the top 5 on the latter. I'm not having Shenmue either. If I wanted to work as a forklift driver in my spare time I'd get second job.
 
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5. Dragon Quest VIII

This was tough. It pains me to leave out Okami and God of War but I couldn't take out any of those 5. Probably could've had Vice City in there as well but I wanted just one game per series. No Final Fantasy either despite me loving both X and XII. PS2 just had so many fantastic games.
 

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This whole thing is pointless - I mean just look at the lists so far. Those are joke winners in the last round too.
I mean it's just a bit of fun and skewed by what consoles people had for sure. I didn't have a Playstation until PS4 and a Megadrive over a SNES so my ratings will be skewed that way despite playing the odd game or two on them.

No Ocarina in the top 3 last gen though makes Miyamoto cry :(