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Spring 2004: Best. Game. Ever.

What's the best game of all time? The one that you couldn't put down? The one that your played the longest? The one that you beat the quickest? The one with the best graphics? The one made by your favorite company?

The users of GameFAQs have nominated 64 of the best games of all time, and it's time to let them battle it out. Starting April 2nd, a 64-game winner-take-all tournament will begin, using the Poll of the Day, and at the end of it all, we will have our answer. Perhaps not a definitive answer, but an answer nonetheless.

Your task, should you dare to even try, is to get into the heads of the hundreds of thousands of GameFAQs visitors and try to guess in advance what games they will pick as the best of all time. The 64 games are split into four divisions: Division 8, covering from the beginnings of video game history through the 8-bit generation; Division 16, featuring games from the early 1990's as the 16-bit consoles reigned supreme; Division 32-64, introducing the 32 and 64 bit consoles, as well as modern computer gaming; and Division 128, featuring the current generation of gaming hardware. The 64 games will be paired off against one another in the Poll of the Day in a single-elimination tournament until a single champion is crowned.

For the first round of 32 polls, picking the correct game that wins that day's poll will score one point. For each successive round, picking the winner will earn double the points of the round before (Round 2: 2 points, Round 3: 4 points, Round 4: 8 points, Semifinals: 16 points, Finals: 32 points).






Final Bracket

Divsion 8Mario 3
C.Trigger
C.Trigger
FFVII
Final Fantasy VII
(1) Super Mario Bros. 3
(16) Metal Gear
Mario 3
Metroid
Mario 3
Final Fantasy
Mario 3
Zelda I
(8) Metroid
(9) Pac-Man
(5) Phantasy Star
(12) Contra
Contra
Final Fantasy
(4) Final Fantasy
(13) Pitfall
(6) Donkey Kong
(11) Duck Hunt
Donkey Kong
Zelda I
Zelda I
Tetris
(3) The Legend of Zelda
(14) Adventure
(7) Pong
(10) River City Ransom
Pong
Tetris
(2) Tetris
(15) Galaga
Division 16
(1) Chrono Trigger
(16) Secret of Mana
C.Trigger
Mario RPG
C.Trigger
Mario World
C.Trigger
Zelda: LTTP
(8) Super Mario RPG
(9) Street Fighter II
(5) Sonic the Hedgehog 2
(12) Shining Force
Sonic 2
Mario World
(4) Super Mario World
(13) The Simpsons
(6) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
(11) Gunstar Heroes
Zelda: LTTP
Super Metroid
Zelda: LTTP
FFIII
(3) Super Metroid
(14) Phantasy Star IV
(7) Earthbound
(10) Doom
Doom
FFIII
(2) Final Fantasy III (VI)
(15) Mortal Kombat
Division 32-64FFVII
SSBM
(1) Final Fantasy VII
(16) Suikoden II
FFVII
Xenogears
FFVII
MGS
FFVII
Zelda: OOT
(8) Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
(9) Xenogears
(5) Final Fantasy Tactics
(12) Dance Dance Revolution
FFT
MGS
(4) Metal Gear Solid
(13) Resident Evil
(6) Perfect Dark
(11) Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Castlevania SOTN
Goldeneye
Goldeneye
Zelda: OOT
(3) Goldeneye
(14) Panzer Dragoon Saga
(7) Super Mario 64
(10) NiGHTS into dreams...
Mario 64
Zelda: OOT
(2) The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
(15) Fallout 2
Divsion 128
(1) Halo: Combat Evolved
(16) Starcraft
Starcraft
Kingdom Hearts
Starcraft
Zelda: WW
Starcraft
SSBM
(8) Soul Calibur
(9) Kingdom Hearts
(5) The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
(12) Skies of Arcadia
Zelda: WW
Metroid Prime
(4) Metroid Prime
(13) Half-Life
(6) Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
(11) Fire Emblem
FFT Advance
FFX
FFX
SSBM
(3) Final Fantasy X
(14) Shenmue
(7) Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
(10) Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
GTA: Vice City
SSBM
(2) Super Smash Bros. Melee
(15) Metal Gear Solid 2

Top Entries

RankEntrantScoreContest Rank
1UltimaterializerX1851st Place
2Kirin171852nd Place
3MMSbballplaya531843rd Place
4The Return1844th Place
5yoblazer331845th Place
6Ethersoul184---
7Tulidian1836th Place
8Masterthief1837th Place
9Fruition183---
10chris15181838th Place
11Edible1829th Place
12suicideking18210th Place
13DaveTheUseless182---
14hacknslash001182---
14janusx181---
15Yuffie 4 Life181---
16Qinopio181---
17Ludwig Von 2181---
18Hlathguth181---
20Vortyx181---
21Piazza180---
22roboboy180---
23TarHeelCrazie32180---
24xxLazybumzxx180---
25Argoth83179---
26red13n179---
27Uptown877179---
28Rzrsk8er179---
29goku z179---
30TomGraspedTheDung179---
31The SAT Man179---
32TrueOswald179---
33Terrell Owens178---
34Jet Golfer178---
35MeuuMix178---
36hbbtstar178---
37Arthur Eld178---
38dadocta178---
39WhiteDogg178---
40khakistyle178---
41bobish178---
42gotspork178---
43RamzaB177---
44Umaro177---
45GBFrost177---
46omniscient73177---
47coolio363101177---
48GoBiZkU177---
49JoshJoshWhite177---
50SlayerRocket177---

Score Distribution

ScoreEntrants
1852
1844
1834
1824
1816
1804
1798
17810
17711
17618
17516
17423
17325
17224
17131
17041
16942
16865
16778
166110
165104
164111
163149
162170
161172
160169
159204
158180
157169
156179
155183
154191
153175
152204
151239
150214
149251
148232
147232
146255
145265
144291
143281
142271
141274
140321
139299
138341
137311
136316
135348
134325
133338
132318
131334
130365
129335
128385
127351
126389
125378
124408
123343
122380
121394
120366
119345
118368
117325
116370
115328
114289
113321
112313
111305
110303
109287
108269
107305
106278
105259
104247
103239
102296
101261
100265
99267
98250
97253
96230
95241
94284
93274
92259
91265
90273
89288
88327
87345
86355
85295
84345
83331
82345
81370
80398
79389
78383
77418
76403
75449
74429
73433
72438
71493
70454
69477
68464
67428
66482
65451
64431
63455
62447
61431
60429
59364
58401
57357
56362
55407
54325
53380
52342
51320
50326
49297
48272
47266
46252
45244
44232
43199
42187
41178
40139
39142
38138
37122
3697
35114
3490
3376
3269
3156
3061
2936
2842
2729
2624
2525
2425
2313
2216
2116
2011
196
185
1710
165
156
145
131
125
113
106
97
83
75
611
52
45
37
23
15

Correct Picks by Battle

BattleGames% Correct
1Super Mario Bros. 3
Meal Gear
86.56%
2Metroid
Pac-Man
76.22%
3Phantasy Star
Contra
56.4%
4Final Fantasy
Pitfall
96.46%
5Donkey Kong
Duck Hunt
73.22%
6The Legend of Zelda
Adventure
99.02%
7Pong
River City Ransom
71.71%
8Tetris
Galaga
88.6%
9Chrono Trigger
Secret of Mana
92.2%
10Super Mario RPG
Street Fighter II
47.83%
11Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Shining Force
89.25%
12Super Mario World
The Simpsons
95.91%
13Zelda: A Link to the Past
Gunstar Heroes
97.75%
14Super Metroid
Phantasy Star IV
91.08%
15Earthbound
Doom
61.92%
16Final Fantasy III (VI)
Mortal Kombat
81.14%
17Final Fantasy VII
Suikoden II
96.76%
18Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal
Xenogears
48.2%
19Final Fantasy Tactics
Dance Dance Revolution
79.9%
20Metal Gear Solid
Resident Evil
80.99%
21Perfect Dark
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
53.25%
22Goldeneye
Panzer Dragoon Saga
92.61%
23Super Mario 64
NiGHTS into dreams...
94.65%
24The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Fallout 2
96.32%
25Halo: Combat Evolved
Starcraft
24.09%
26Soul Calibur
Kingdom Hearts
45.45%
27The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Skies of Arcadia
92%
28Metroid Prime
Half-Life
56.97%
29Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Fire Emblem
81.7%
30Final Fantasy X
Shenmue
92.24%
31Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
79.11%
32Super Smash Bros. Melee
Metal Gear Solid 2
60.69%
33Super Mario Bros. 3
Metroid
72.04%
34Contra
Final Fantasy
82.01%
35Donkey Kong
The Legend of Zelda
87.68%
36Pong
Tetris
71.52%
37Chrono Trigger
Super Mario RPG
73.2%
38Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Super Mario World
72.98%
39The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Super Metroid
73.42%
40Doom
Final Fantasy III (VI)
66.89%
41Final Fantasy VII
Xenogears
89.52%
42Final Fantasy Tactics
Metal Gear Solid
54.77%
43Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Goldeneye
62.26%
44Super Mario 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
81.93%
45Starcraft
Kingdom Hearts
15.62%
46The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Metroid Prime
47.04%
47Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
Final Fantasy X
79.81%
48Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Super Smash Bros. Melee
22.03%
49Super Mario Bros. 3
Final Fantasy
54.94%
50The Legend of Zelda
Tetris
71.26%
51Chrono Trigger
Super Mario World
61.95%
52The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Final Fantasy III (VI)
39.57%
53Final Fantasy VII
Metal Gear Solid
78.89%
54Goldeneye
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
60.73%
55Starcraft
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
7.91%
56Final Fantasy X
Super Smash Bros. Melee
14.18%
57Super Mario Bros. 3
The Legend of Zelda
40.31%
58Chrono Trigger
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34%
59Final Fantasy VII
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
58.97%
60Starcraft
Super Smash Bros. Melee
7.16%
61Super Mario Bros. 3
Chrono Trigger
24.63%
62Final Fantasy VII
Super Smash Bros. Melee
47.4%
63Chrono Trigger
Final Fantasy VII
39.22%
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