TIME Magazine’s All-Time 100 Greatest Video Games

November 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Posted in News | 1 Comment
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All-time lists are always subjective but at times can be purposefully confrontational or downright lacking in thoroughness.  The TIME tech staff that put together their list did an amazing job and I absolutely recommend reading their work.  You can never please everyone with these type of lists but there is a terrific blend of appealing to both casual and hardcore gamers with their selections.  How did the sports genre fare?

There are five sports game selections in the TIME All-Time 100:

Punch-Out!!

Tecmo Bowl

NBA Jam

Madden ’95

Wii Sports

The reasoning for all five is pretty sound, with the developments in Madden ’95 (player license, no more passing windows) certainly notable.  Even though the piece is noted as an “All-Time” list, one can infer a number of selections made based on the games influence on the industry.  Tecmo Bowl over Tecmo Super Bowl is a glaring example of this and could also be why a retro pillar like NHL ’94 was not included (I’m reaching here, it should have been included).  Either way, the piece is fun to read and think about and that is all you can ask with these type of things.

Here are links to the full piece, including one that de-slides the feature into one gigantic page:

TIME ALL-TIME 100 Video Games

TIME ALL-TIME 100 Video Game – No slides

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