Update (3 July):
I just got hold of the magazine. It is in the usual EDGE present format so nothing special there. A noteworthy exception here, when compared to previous EDGE special edition magazines: no adverts. At least nothing direct.
Now, the top 100 list is very console centric meaning if you are a PC gamer you will be disappointed by the lack of inclusion of many key industry changing games. Some notable absentees from both PC and console includes:
Any Command & Conquer variants. You heard that right. No Command & Conquer. No Red Alert. No C&C: Generals. No Red Alert 2. Nothing touches Red Alert for tank rush exhilaration.
Total Annihilation. The game that defined the 3D RTS.
Shogun: Total War
No One Lives Forever
Shogo: Mobile Armor Division
Zone of the Enders
Sam & Max
Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
Any Commandos variants
Final Fantasy IV, V or VI
Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Dragon Quest III or VIII. Jesus.
Any Shin Megami game. Like what the fuck...
Metal Gear Solid. They included MGS2 so it isn't that bad. Glad to know that Solid Snake fanboys has grown up to accept Raiden. EDGE on the other hand does seem to hate him. Not one of the screenshots on the MGS2 double sided entry had Raiden in it!
Now, for the crap (in my very honest opinion) games that did make the list. Fanboys will hate me, but who cares. That's the beauty of having your own opinion. You can make your own list.
Pro Evo 6
Virtua Tennis 3
Guitar Hero (go play a real guitar, an entry level Fender Squier Strat costs very little)
Super Mario Kart. A baffling inclusion. Personally I believe that the inclusion of this very average game is purely to appease to those seeking nostalgia.
and of course Ocarina of Time
Another top 10 list. As with all lists, I have the urge to interject my own personal opinions. I could do with a couple of games off the list. An example would be dropping Halo off the Top 100 list and swapping it with Quake III Arena. I would also swapped Half-Life 2 for the first game.
I never truly like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, though I understand why it made the top of the list. It was probably awesome back then, but seriously with its crude 3D graphics, it hasn't stood the test of time. I have always thought that A Link to the Past was the favourite among Zelda fans but I guess I am wrong. Personally The Wind Waker is my favourite Zelda game.
I am a little bit surprised that Final Fantasy VII fanboys didn't manage to push the game into the top 10 list. Glad that EDGE readers and editors recognise that there are better Final Fantasies out there. Also while I truly adore Resident Evil 4 on GameCube, I believe that it would have been a much better game on the PC if the developers catered for WASD+mouse gamers.
Here's my top 10 console games of all time, that I have played:
1. Chrono Trigger, SNES
2. Final Fantasy VI, SNES (review of GBA version)
3. Final Fantasy XII, PS2 (review)
4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, GameCube
5. Soul Calibur, Dreamcast
6. Street Fighter II, SNES
7. Shadow of the Colossus, PS2 (review)
8. Dragon Quest VIII, PS2
9. ICO, PS2
10. Metal Gear Solid, PS1
Be sure to pick up your copy of the 260-page EDGE presents the Top 100 Best Videogames tomorrow.
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