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Date: 11/20/07 02:22 AM

61 Responses to Top 15 Video Game Franchises

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    November 18, 2007 at 11:26 pm
    Link: Top 15 Video Game Franchises - Some new, some vintage, but I think the list is missing a couple games.
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    Pikachu42 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:33 am
    i knew mario was gonna be first. mario is the shiznit!!!
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    Ratdog993 Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:34 am
    I`ve only played 6 of them and I haven`t heard of most of the others.
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    full_of_rage Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:36 am
    I have played all of those games :)
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    atlacatl Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:39 am
    they`re missing street fighter
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    brutalnz Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:55 am
    Also missing is Tomb Raider, Command and Conquer, Medal of Honour, Worms, Tony Hawk...

    How does "Sports Games" count as a Francise?

    Metroid beat Doom?? That guy needs his head examined

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    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:58 am
    No Mgs...? Are you...kidding me? "Sports games" isn`t a game. Whoever wrote this Phails the internet.
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    xViTAMiN22 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:30 am
    Tekken, Donkey Kong, Dance Dance Revolution..oh there`s a lot...

    I think it`s damn near impossible to include them all, or to satisfy everyone...

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    Deejay89 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:39 am
    I disagree with that list.
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    dragosal Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:46 am
    ok sports games shouldnt count, and halo needs to switch places with FF. halo is a good series but not as good as FF
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    fodarexiii Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:48 am
    I think the list was pretty damn accurate. Tomb Raider is a good one but it`s saying the most successful franchises that appeals to all ages and video game tastes.

    Like... Tony Hawk falls in sports, Donkey Kong... is poo anyway, Dance Dance Revolution is for those dancing f*gs, command and conquer is only rts. One could include Warcraft, but again... only rts. It`s a good list.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:57 am
    "they`re missing street fighter"

    No they aren`t. SF sucks but so does this list. Maybe it`s just the fact that they messed up on RE. Alice isn`t even a game character and Clare is only in 2 and Veronica.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:59 am
    "Metroid beat Doom??"

    Yes, yes it did. Know why, because doom isn`t scary and metroid is a damn good series.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:03 am
    Another thing. Why the hell does cloud have a gun and why isn`t Zack using the buster sword!? Who ever drew that is stupid. But I must admit, Reno is a beast and they got the Masamune correct.

    PS: If you couldn`t tell video games are my buttons.

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    Kyur Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:07 am
    Also, megaman 2 FTW!
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    realblender Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:18 am
    no pokemon! nooooooooooooooooooo!
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    Itsdude56 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:20 am
    mario can never be defeated!
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    ZeldaLover Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:39 am
    Yay!!! Zelda! Number one in my heart! :D
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:43 am
    I expected Mario to be there. Good old Mario. It`s a real challenge trying to beat the charm of him and the games he stars in.
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    Invalok Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:50 am
    Its not the way I would have arranged it, but then again its kind of like art, theres no way of making a list and saying look this is the BEST piece of ART EVAR MADE and this be second! its all relative.
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 6:04 am
    No Half-Life? The first installment was only the best selling FPS to date...
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    _Requiem_ Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 6:53 am
    A very opinionated list. I would have definitely moved up Final Fantasy. They are the best "roll playing" game around. :P
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    Maksie99 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 7:03 am
    Halo is in there and NO HALF LIFE?!?! Who the hell made this?!?!
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    xxFloydexx Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 7:12 am
    Resident Evil is better than Halo!?!?! NO WAY DUDE!!!
    Where is half life!?!?!
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    Fox4Brawl Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:14 am
    i think smash bros probly shoulda been up there too.


    of course it includes mario, pokemon, link, donkey kong, fire emblem, kirby, and NOW mgs, sonic...

    smash bros ftw!

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    AGit Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:22 am
    Where...the...drat...is...Carmen Sandiegooo
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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:35 am
    lol @ agit haven`t heard that name in a while.

    Anyway did anyone notice he said 12 games in the beginning sentence and does 15 instead?

    Thats funny to me.

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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:41 am
    Not sure how the entire final fantasy series gets beat out by GTA.
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    akinis Male 30-39
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:45 am
    i thought it was amusing that this person made a top list, but didn`t seem to play half the games he put on there.

    I read the comments and its pretty funny watching people correct all his errors which lead to a rewrite(hence the reason he did 15 shadow, all the errors and he forgot some (eg zelda)

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    OzeeX Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 8:57 am
    Wow! He really changed a lot of that list after the dozens of comments correcting it. Overall a pretty good list, even if it`s slightly Nintendo-centric.
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    iseeisee Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 9:01 am
    `T3h-Wraith
    Male, 13-17, Midwest US
    365 Posts Tuesday, November 20, 2007 2:58:44 AM
    No Mgs...? Are you...kidding me?`

    quoted for truth

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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    November 20, 2007 at 9:55 am
    I like how it went from a top 10 to top 15 after people started bitching and moaning about Zelda not being on the list.
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    Isobar Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 10:42 am
    I wouldn`t even have put Doom on the list, would have replaced it with Quake or Unreal. DDR should be on it, but it is no where near as big here in the US as it is Asia, so that might be why. Metriod is way better than doom, and if it wasn`t for Metroid, FPS probably would never have become so popular as soon as they did.
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    shadow50001 Male 18-29
    377 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 10:59 am
    akinis thanks I did not know that i just thought he couldn`t count lol. Anyway if he redid it to add in Zelda and the such then he had a good reason.
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    Stardust6702 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 11:17 am
    Street Fighter does not suck. It may not have been as good of Franchise as Mario or Zelda but never the less its still a classic.

    And i think the list was based on console thats why there isnt half life or the warcraft series

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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 2:41 pm
    I`m sorry, a majority of those games are "testosterone" oriented. Or rather a majority of those games basically involve killing or stealing (one of those "ings") I don`t believe that the majority of the people find that interesting.

    What are "metroid" and "castlevania"?
    I`ve heard of a majority of the games. What about Myst, The Sims or mystery games such as CSI or Heck even Tomb Raider (which it was an okay game)

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    IAmTheMoose Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 2:43 pm
    First off, halo sucks IMO (halo 3 is actually pretty sexy though). shouldnt`ve been on the list.

    second, where is halflife? where is guitarhero? where is ddr?

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    XxSpeedy Male 13-17
    274 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 3:00 pm
    no one likes megaman
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    SuperStingra Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 3:26 pm
    Where`s Half Life?
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    Scotchy Male 18-29
    592 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 3:47 pm
    Kyur~ if you were so good at video games you would see that was before crisis, before Zack was killed etc. Cloud didnt wield a sword till after he finally got knocked out of his coma, before that he was a gone toter, and nothing more. The buster sword belonged to zack.
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    TonyGCleff Male 18-29
    179 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 3:58 pm
    the list is missing tetris & Metal Gear Solid and i`m not sure resident evil should`ve been that high up.

    p.s.- shadow50001, how did you get your mii as your picture?

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    shinu Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm
    no kingdom hearts :( or prince of persia :(
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    maxog1 Male 13-17
    145 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 4:34 pm
    WTF NO POKEMON?!?!?!?!?!
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    bleedinghart Female 13-17
    30 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 4:48 pm
    WHERE IS THE SIMS? MAXIS?
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    evilducky00 Male 18-29
    430 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 4:57 pm
    No MGS WTF
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    CheesyQueso Female 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 5:15 pm
    mario rocks
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    Stormnnormn Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    Pretty good games...
    I was expecting gran turismo and pong to be on there, but ah well...
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    TwilightX Male 13-17
    59 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 5:28 pm
    Brutalnz

    "Also missing is Tomb Raider, Command and Conquer, Medal of Honour, Worms, Tony Hawk..."

    Are you joking me? Seriously? Tomb Raider is becoming crap. Medal of Honor blows in comparison to Call of Duty (which shouldn`t be on anyway), Worms is barely known, and Tony Hawk? Seriously?

    I`d agree with it mostly, with the exception of Star Wars, Doom, and maybe Pac-Man. SF, Half-Life, and maybe even Guitar Hero deserve a spot more.

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    ryno1727 Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 5:31 pm
    Yeah, me and my friend always get into arguments as to which game series is better: Metal Gear Solid or Tom Clancy`s Splinter Cell. (Obviously, I love MGS and I totally think it should be on the list. P.S. Splinter Cell sucks and they copied off of MGS.)
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    DubleU Male 18-29
    165 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 5:57 pm
    OK, I really hate it how most of you guys are saying that halo sucks. You are going to have a real damn good reason to say that because it is a damn popular game. But I agree who ever wrote this needs to get a life. Who cares if your game is not on the list. THIS SITE IS NOT IGN OR 1UP!!!
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    Hoogs Male 18-29
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    November 20, 2007 at 6:28 pm
    Anyone have an alternate link? Site`s down for me...
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    -NeonCarrot- Male 13-17
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    November 20, 2007 at 6:57 pm
    Half Life is so overlooked it hurts.

    Half Life should`ve been after Zelda or something because mario and zelda have done a lot for video games and have more experience.

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    TehAssassin Male 13-17
    34 posts
    November 20, 2007 at 8:21 pm
    Where`s Pokemon?

    That`s a great game. I remember getting Pokemon Blue when it first came out. Damn, that was a long time ago. But, I also have Yellow, Pinball, Stadium, Silver, Crystal, Stadium 2, and Diamond. All great games (well maybe not pinball so much).

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    Link64bit Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2007 at 3:39 am
    ok MK made it on there and not street fighter? WTF? SF > MK
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    n0n Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2007 at 8:06 am
    damn straight: if there ain`t no half-life then this list ain`t worth readin`. also, i hate doom, halo, mario and most other things on this list.
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    Majx Female 18-29
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    November 21, 2007 at 2:18 pm
    Sonic, number 5? Pfffft! Sonic is WAAAAAY better than Mario!
  57. Profile photo of Jay2645
    Jay2645 Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2007 at 8:14 pm
    IF the guy had PLAYED Halo, he would have probably made Halo switch places with Resident Evil. No way Resident Evil is better then Halo.
    Sports games shouldn`t count as a game, take them off the list and replace them with Guitar Hero or Tomb Raider.
    Sonic and Link should switch places as well, in my opinion. Link is a classic, yes, but he isn`t as much of a classic as Sonic.
    Mario being number one was dead-on.
    Overall, this list was pretty accurate. They should have extended it to 20 or 25, though.
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    Mafibofweeb9 Male 13-17
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    November 21, 2007 at 9:21 pm
    why is resident evil better than halo lol
  59. Profile photo of ShaggE
    ShaggE Male 18-29
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    November 21, 2007 at 10:43 pm
    @Mafibofweeb9:

    Stoyline, gameplay, didn`t need Microsoft whoring it to become successful, doesn`t have a fanbase that largely consists of 13-15 year olds who still think screaming into a headset is funny.... shall I go on?

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    NOFX14 Male 18-29
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    November 22, 2007 at 12:14 am
    resident evil shouldnt be that high, there was only one good one
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    treli13 Male 13-17
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    November 24, 2007 at 11:58 am
    okay can someone explain to me whats so dratin great about mario? Hes a friggen plumber for christ`s sake

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