Top 50 Video Game Franchises Of All Time - From Guinness World Records

Games by Joey Paur

Halo has landed at the top of the Guinness World Records’ list of the 50 greatest video game franchises of all time. All the games on the list were voted on by gamers, but I never saw a survey, I didn't get to vote. Where's my vote! Thats okay though since I pretty much agree with everything on the list. Here is what was said in a statement:

We decided to take a different approach with this list than we did in the previous edition. Instead of asking developers, industry insiders and journalists to rank their favorite titles, we approached a different kind of expert: the players themselves! We are confident that this 'top 50' more accurately reflects the tastes of the average gamer and not just the critics.

So there ya have it folks! The gamers got to choose how the games ranked. Guinness polled gamers between January and August 2009, and here are the results.

  1. Halo
  2. Call of Duty
  3. The Legend of Zelda
  4. Guitar Hero
  5. Metal Gear
  6. Super Mario Bros.
  7. World of Warcraft
  8. Gears of War
  9. Super Smash Bros.
  10. Grand Theft Auto
  11. Pokémon
  12. Resident Evil
  13. Fallout
  14. Half-Life
  15. Sonic the Hedgehog
  16. Counter-Strike
  17. Runescape
  18. FIFA
  19. Kingdom Hearts
  20. Final Fantasy
  21. Pac-Man
  22. Madden NFL
  23. The Sims
  24. Tomb Raider
  25. WWE Smackdown Vs. RAW
  26. Rock Band
  27. LittleBigPlanet
  28. Saints Row
  29. The Elder Scrolls
  30. God of War
  31. GoldenEye 007
  32. Bioshock
  33. KillZone
  34. Skate
  35. Left 4 Dead
  36. Need for Speed
  37. Chrono Trigger
  38. Gran Turismo
  39. StarCraft
  40. Ratchet & Clank
  41. Pong
  42. Tom Clancy’s...
  43. Star Wars: Battlefront
  44. Battlefield
  45. Diablo
  46. Lego Batman
  47. Mario Kart
  48. Burnout
  49. Crash Bandicoot
  50. Pro Evolution Soccer

So what do you all think of the list, do you agree with it or disagree?

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