Friday, November 16, 2012

TIME's All-TIME 100 Video Games - Metal Gear Solid


TIME names their top 100 video games of all time including Metal Gear Solid. Peoples can vote their picks.

"Many don’t realize Metal Gear Solid is actually a sequel to two less well-known games in the series, Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, but that’s just as well, because the series didn’t really find its feet until design luminary Hideo Kojima re-imagined the series as a fully-3D PlayStation adventure and took the stealth-action genre mainstream.


In Metal Gear Solid, the hero — codenamed Solid Snake and named after Kurt Russell’s persona (Snake Plissken) in John Carpenter’s Escape from New York – infiltrates a nuclear weapons facility in Alaska’s Fox Archipelago in hopes of thwarting a renegade special forces unit turned terrorist and dubbed FOXHOUND. But instead of battling enemies with exotic weaponry and racking up body counts, players guided Snake through sophisticated environments employing stealth tactics, avoiding the game’s hallmark “Game Over” screen by staying out of sight entirely."

Here’s the list:

1970s
  • The Oregon Trail
  • Hunt the Wumpus
  • Pong
  • Breakout
  • Space Invaders
  • Adventure
  • Asteroids
1980s
  • Battlezone
  • Defender
  • Pac-Man
  • Zork
  • Castle Wolfenstein
  • Centipede
  • Donkey Kong
  • Frogger
  • Galaga
  • Tempest
  • Wizardry: Proving Grounds of the Mad Overlord
  • Joust
  • Pitfall!
  • King’s Quest
  • Lode Runner
  • M.U.L.E.
  • Paperboy
  • Tetris
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
  • Castlevania
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • OutRun
  • Contra
  • Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
  • Mega Man
  • NetHack
  • Punch-Out!!
  • Tecmo Bowl
  • Prince of Persia
1990s
  • Solitaire
  • Wing Commander
  • Civilization
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Street Fighter II
  • Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Doom
  • Myst
  • NBA Jam
  • Madden NFL 95
  • Marathon
  • SimCity 2000
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Quake
  • Resident Evil
  • Super Mario 64
  • Tomb Raider
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Goldeneye 007
  • Myth: The Fallen Lords
  • Ultima Online
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Grim Fandango
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • StarCraft
  • Thief: The Dark Project
  • EverQuest
  • Silent Hill
2000s
  • Diablo II
  • Deus Ex
  • The Sims
  • Animal Crossing
  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Ico
  • Rez
  • Counter-Strike
  • Splinter Cell
  • Metroid Prime
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Cave Story
  • Half-Life 2
  • Katamari Damacy
  • World of Warcraft
  • Guitar Hero
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Gears of War
  • Okami
  • Wii Sports
  • BioShock
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Desktop Tower Defense
  • Portal
  • Rock Band
  • Braid
  • Angry Birds
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Flower
2010s
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Mass Effect 3
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