Top 15 Video Game Franchises

Submitted by: fancylad 9 years ago in Tech
http://listverse.com/entertainment/top-15-video-game-franchises/

Some new, some vintage, but I think the list is missing a couple games.
There are 61 comments:
Male 191
okay can someone explain to me whats so dratin great about mario? Hes a friggen plumber for christ`s sake
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Male 1,141
resident evil shouldnt be that high, there was only one good one
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Male 45
@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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Male 221
why is resident evil better than halo lol
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Male 140
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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Female 229
Sonic, number 5? Pfffft! Sonic is WAAAAAY better than Mario!
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Male 342
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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Male 11
ok MK made it on there and not street fighter? WTF? SF > MK
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Male 34
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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Male 1,496
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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Male 153
Anyone have an alternate link? Site`s down for me...
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Male 165
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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Male 137
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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Male 59
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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Male 68
Pretty good games...
I was expecting gran turismo and pong to be on there, but ah well...
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Female 2,196
mario rocks
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Male 430
No MGS WTF
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Female 30
WHERE IS THE SIMS? MAXIS?
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Male 145
WTF NO POKEMON?!?!?!?!?!
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Male 1,386
no kingdom hearts :( or prince of persia :(
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Male 179
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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Male 591
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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Male 72
Where`s Half Life?
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Male 274
no one likes megaman
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Male 1,343
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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Female 688
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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Male 165
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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Male 377
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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Male 293
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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Male 1,287
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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Female 32
`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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Male 2
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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Male 535
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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Male 955
Not sure how the entire final fantasy series gets beat out by GTA.
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Male 377
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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Male 995
Where...the...drat...is...Carmen Sandiegooo
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Male 233
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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Female 47
Resident Evil is better than Halo!?!?! NO WAY DUDE!!!
Where is half life!?!?!
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Male 695
Halo is in there and NO HALF LIFE?!?! Who the hell made this?!?!
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Female 469
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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Male 2,600
No Half-Life? The first installment was only the best selling FPS to date...
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Male 724
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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Female 1,002
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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Female 26
Yay!!! Zelda! Number one in my heart! :D
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Male 888
mario can never be defeated!
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Male 536
no pokemon! nooooooooooooooooooo!
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Male 896
Also, megaman 2 FTW!
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Male 896
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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Male 896
"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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Male 896
"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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Male 623
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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Male 1,629
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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Male 192
I disagree with that list.
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Male 991
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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Male 645
No Mgs...? Are you...kidding me? "Sports games" isn`t a game. Whoever wrote this Phails the internet.
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Male 1,385
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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Male 342
they`re missing street fighter
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Female 299
I have played all of those games :)
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Female 158
I`ve only played 6 of them and I haven`t heard of most of the others.
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Female 1,492
i knew mario was gonna be first. mario is the shiznit!!!
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Male 20,169
Link: Top 15 Video Game Franchises [Rate Link] - Some new, some vintage, but I think the list is missing a couple games.
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