How to Figure Out Your Favorite Video Game of All Time

Ben Stegner 09-12-2015

GameFAQS is one of the best resources for gaming information The Best Sites for Video Game Guides and Walkthroughs Are you stuck in a game and need a video game walkthrough to help? Check out these best sites for video game guides. Read More , and it just celebrated its 20th anniversary in November. To celebrate, they’re holding a Best Game Ever tournament where users vote on two pairs of games each day until one is declared the best game of all time.


You can view the current bracket here, but more interestingly, you can also hold your own tournament. Someone has created a page where you can compare the 128 games from the GameFAQS tournament yourself and figure out what your top games are.

You’ll see two titles at once. Click the one you like more, and it will be replaced with another title. If you like/hate both or don’t have an opinion, you can click I feel the same way about both to get a new pair. The author warns that this could take between 127 and 448 “battles,” so you might want to set aside an hour to let the tournament run.

Once you’re done, you’ll get a list of games you like in order, based on the results from your little tournament. This is more fun than the GameFAQS one since it’s your own preferences and you don’t have to wait over a month for the results. I was rushing a bit (and felt like I saw the same comparisons several times), so take my results with a grain of salt, but here are my top picks:


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What games were at the top of your list? What are some of your favorite games and why? I want to hear about your faves, so let me know in a comment!

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  1. Anonymous
    December 10, 2015 at 12:31 am

    I'm glad Undertale is doing so well, though feel like, in say, 3 or 4 years once everyone has calmed down about it, we can go back to Kingdom Hearts 2 and Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time winning all the brackets every time lol.

    It's satisfying when things like Minecraft, Destiny, and Halo 3 get knocked out in the first bracket :D

    Unfortunately, the whole list is 0/10 though, because there is no Dwarf Fortress! (Which, FYI, is GOTY all years.)

    • Ben Stegner
      December 10, 2015 at 3:46 pm

      I've heard good things about Undertale but haven't gotten to try it yet.

      Ocarina of Time is still at the top of my list, along with Banjo-Kazooie and DKC2 :)

      I definitely don't think Destiny belongs anywhere near the best 100 games of all time, but there are a lot of games missing from GameFAQs' list, too. The original Legend of Zelda isn't on there, for example.

      Overall, it's a fun exercise though!