Top 101 Videogames Data

As you may know, i keep a spreadsheet of my Top 101 Videogames since 1994. (You can check the most current version right here). It get’s updated and shifted a lot but i’d say the top 20 are pretty consistent. I did some datamining and found this:

The Games on my list where published from 1985 to 2014

There are 26 different Consoles / Systems

The top 5 Consoles are:

1. XBOX 360 with 18 entries
2. Playstation 1 with 17 entries
3. Nintendo Gameboy and NeoGeo MVS with 9 entries each
4. Nintendo Gamecube and PC / Steam with 8 entries each
5. Nintendo 64 with 7 entries

The bottom Consoles with 1 entry each are:

- Nintendo DS
- PS Vita
- Playstation 2
- Gameboy Advance

There are 25 different Genres

The top 5 Categories are:

1. Action Adventure : 23 entries
2. Jump and Run / Platformer: 17 entries
3. Action Games: 13 entries
4. First Person Shooter: 11 entries
5. Shoot em Up: 9 entries

The bottom Categories with 1 entry each are:

- Puzzle
- Rail Shooter
- Rhythm Game
- Simulation
- Vehicle Combat

78 different Developers made my favourite Games

- 13 Games where made by Nintendo EAD
- 5 each where made by Capcom, Konami and Bungie
- 4 where made by Rare

Top 101 Videogames

This is the list of lists. My most beloved and therefore top videogames of all time. Bring the hate! By the way, in red are new additions from 2013 and 2014.


Rank Name Console Year Developer Genre
1 Halo Reach 360 2010 Bungie First Person Shooter
2 Conquers Bad Fur Day N64 2001 Rare Jump and Run
3 Wipeout 2097 Playstation 1996 Psygnosis Racer
4 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii 2010 Nintendo EAD Jump and Run
5 Halo 3 360 2007 Bungie First Person Shooter
6 Metroid Prime Gamecube 2003 Retro Studios Action Adventure
7 The Legend of Zelda – A Link Between Worlds 3DS 2013 Nintendo EAD Action Adventure
8 Wave Race 64 N64 1997 Nintendo EAD Racer
9 Super Mario 64 N64 1996 Nintendo EAD Jump and Run
10 Eternal Darkness – Sanity’s Requiem Gamecube 2002 Silicon Knights Action Adventure
11 The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time N64 1998 Nintendo EAD Action Adventure
12 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007 EAD Tokyo Jump and Run
13 Biohazard / Resident Evil Playstation 1996 Capcom Action Adventure
14 Crackdown 360 2007 Realtime Worlds Sandbox
15 Ridge Racer Revolution Playstation 1996 Namco Racer
16 Animal Crossing Gamecube 2001 Nintendo EAD Life Simulation
17 Halo 3 ODST 360 2009 Bungie First Person Shooter
18 Super Mario Land Gameboy 1990 Nintendo R&D1 Jump and Run
19 Super Mario 3D World Wii U 2013 Nintendo EAD Jump and Run
20 Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS 2013 Intelligent Systems Action RPG
21 The Legend of Zelda – Wind Waker HD Wii U 2013 Nintendo EAD Action Adventure
22 Crash Bandicoot Playstation 1996 Naughty Dog Jump and Run
23 Joe Danger PS3 2010 Hello Games Racer
24 X-Com Enemy Unknown / UFO Unknown Playstation 1994 Microprose Software Strategy RPG
25 Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon 3DS 2013 Next Level Games Action Adventure
26 Nintendo World Cup NES 1991 Technōs Japan Sports
27 Metal Slug 3 Neo Geo MVS 2000 SNK Run and Gun
28 Viewpoint Neo Geo MVS 1992 Aicom Shoot em Up
29 Dead Space 360 2008 EA Redwood Survival Horror
30 The Legend of Zelda – Four Swords Adventures Gamecube 2005 Nintendo EAD N3 Action Adventure
31 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii 2010 Retro Studios Jump and Run
32 Phantasy Star Online Dreamcast 2001 Sonic Team Action RPG
33 Viva Pinata 360 2006 Rare Life Simulation
34 Secret of Monkey Island PC 1990 Lucasfilm Games Point and Click
35 Portal (The Orange Box) 360 2007 Valve Puzzle Platformer
36 Star Fox – Lylat Wars N64 1997 Nintendo EAD Shoot em Up
37 Towerfall Ascension PS4 2014 Matt Thorson Action
38 Final Fight Arcade 1989 Capcom Beat em Up
39 Little Big Planet PS3 2008 Media Molecule Puzzle Platformer
40 Nights into Dreams Sega Saturn 1996 Sonic Team Action
41 Tail of the Sun Playstation 1997 Artdink Action Adventure
42 Super Mario Bros. NES 1985 Nintendo EAD Jump and Run
43 Castlevania II – Belmont’s Revenge Gameboy 1992 Konami Action Adventure
44 Twisted Metal Black Playstation 2001 Incognito Entertainment Vehicle Combat
45 Leasure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards PC 1987 Sierra Online Point and Click
46 Samba de Amigo Dreamcast 1999 Sonic Team Rhythm Game
47 Tetris Gameboy 1989 Bullet Proof Software Puzzle
48 Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow Xbox 2004 Ubisoft Montreal First Person Shooter
49 Titanfall Xbox One 2014 Respawn Entertainment First Person Shooter
50 Sega Soccer Slam Gamecube 2002 Black Box Games Sports
51 Metal Gear Solid Playstation 1998 KCEJ Action Adventure
52 Power Stone Gamecube 1999 Capcom Beat em Up
53 Alan Wake 360 2010 Remedy Entertainment Action Adventure
54 Double Dragon Gameboy 1990 Technōs Japan Beat em Up
55 Resident Evil 4 Gamecube 2005 Capcom Studio 4 Action Adventure
56 Soviet Strike Playstation 1996 Electronic Arts Shoot em Up
57 Doom PC 1993 ID Software First Person Shooter
58 Metal Slug Neo Geo MVS 1996 Nazca Corporation, Irem Run and Gun
59 Aquanauts Holiday Playstation 1995 Artdink Simulation
60 Bomberman Nintendo DS 2005 Hudson Soft Action
61 Blades of Steel NES 1990 Konami Novotrade Sports
62 Castlevania The Adventure Gameboy 1989 Konami Action Adventure
63 Pikmin Gamecube 2002 Nintendo EAD Real Time Strategy
64 Wolfenstein – The New Order Xbox One 2014 MachineGames First Person Shooter
65 The Darkness 360 2007 Starbreeze Studios First Person Shooter
66 Final Fantasy VII Playstation 1997 Square Division 1 RPG
67 Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze Wii U 2014 Retro Studios Jump and Run
68 Metroid NES 1986 Nintendo R&D1 Action Adventure
69 Mass Effect 360 2007 Bioware Action RPG
70 Heavy Rain PS3 2010 Quantic Dream Action Adventure
71 Seaman Dreamcast 1999 Vivarium Jellyvision Life Simulation
72 Halo 2 Xbox 2004 Bungie First Person Shooter
73 REZ Dreamcast 2002 United Game Artists Action
74 Age of Empires PC 1997 Ensemble Studios Real Time Strategy
75 Loaded Playstation 1996 Gremlin Interactive Action
76 Tiny Toon Adventures – Bab’s Big Break Gameboy 1992 Konami Jump and Run
77 Halo – Combat Evolved Xbox 2001 Bungie First Person Shooter
78 Uncharted 3 – Drake’s Deception PS3 2011 Naughty Dog Action Adventure
79 Mass Effect 2 360 2010 Bioware Action RPG
80 Sonic the Hedgehog GameGear 1991 Ancient Jump and Run
81 Tomb Raider Sega Saturn 1996 Core Design Action Adventure
82 Contra (Probotector) NES 1990 Konami Run and Gun
83 Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 360 2006 Ubisoft Paris First Person Shooter
84 Revenge of the Gator Gameboy 1990 HAL Laboratory Pinball
85 Tearaway PS Vita 2014 Media Molecule Jump and Run
86 Grand Theft Auto 3 PS2 2001 DMA Design Sandbox
87 Maniac Mansion PC 1987 Lucasfilm Games Point and Click
88 Resogun PS4 2013 Housemarque Shoot em Up
89 Battle Arena Toshinden Playstation 1995 Tamsoft Beat em Up
90 Shadow Complex 360 2009 Chair Entertainment Action
91 Need for Speed Playstation 1996 Pioneer Productions Racer
92 Sword of the Berserk Dreamcast 1999 Yuke’s Action
93 Hook Gameboy 1992 Ocean Software Jump and Run
94 Pulstar Neo Geo MVS 1995 Aicom Shoot em Up
95 Blast Corps N64 1997 Rare Action
96 Katamary Damacy PS2 2004 Namco Action
97 Banjo Kazooie N64 1998 Rare Jump and Run
98 Metroid Other M Wii 2010 Team Ninja Action Adventure
99 Tingle’s Rosy Rupeeland DS 2007 Vanpool Action Adventure
100 Advance Wars Gameboy Advance 2002 Intelligent Systems Strategy RPG
101 Windjammers Neo Geo MVS 1994 Data East Sports

What do you need? Part I

This is a question i keep asking myself over and over again for years now. And now it’s time i try to explore it a bit more in depth. My idea is that i’ll try to find an answer and a personal concept for the question with this little series on my blog here.

But please be aware: do not expect anything to deep or philosophical though. I’m asking this question strictly in a materialistic sense. What products do i need really, what kind of clothes, shoes, electronic equipment, bags, etc. So stay with me for a moment as i try to explore this idea. The idea of what clothes, equipment, gadgets and gear i need. The things i would not part ways with. Or the things i’d replace immediately when they’re broken, lost or when something in the same ballpark would appear as a improved version.

I’d like to be this series in two parts. The first part will help me to establish a base in the whole concept and a short history about my personal thoughts with the topic of buying stuff. Second part would be narrowing down and name actual products that i really would not wan’t to part ways with.

So let’s go:

What is this all about? 

Some time ago read a lot about philosophical concepts like “Final Choices” and “Sensible Defaults” and it really inspired me to think about stuff i buy. Because i love buying stuff. And i buy a lot of stuff (As you can see in “My Universe“. I love exploring and trying new things. And i strive to have the best stuff. What means best for me you ask? Hard to say. It can be a lot of things but if i had to single it down to one word it would be “proven”. Things i know work for me and my lifestyle (which is adapting and changing as well so there goes the thing with the final choice idea). Other words come to mind like new, shiny, powerful, exciting, enabling but the proven thing is probably the closest.

So to have “proven” things, you have to try out a lot of stuff. Which is what i do constantly. I read reviews, get inspired by people around me or just simply stumble upon things and then i try them. I did that since i had money to spend. When i was younger, the amount of money i had dictated what and how much i could try. So i’m pretty ashamed in some things i bought earlier, especially clothes. But i believe good taste needs three things: Time and people around you pointing you at things which could be something for you and your ability to listen, be able to be inspired and have open eyes.

Let’s do this! 

Let’s try answering the initial question by thinking of Stuff i use all the time now and list them here. Hope this helps finding an answer soon. I’ll try with two main categories: APPAREL & TECHNOLOGY. I’ll only list stuff i really use often or almost daily. I’m trying to add product names or additional details in order to give the list a bit more structure. It’s not a choice yet or even a statement on the quality of the things. I love some of these items you’ll find but some i’m not happy with. It’s really more like an inventory.

A) Apparel


  • Lightweight Sneaker (Several Models / Uses. Work, recreation, sport)
    Brands: Nike Free 5.0, Nike Lunarlon, New Balance 996/410,
  • Outdoor, Hiking, Travel (1 pair each: Waterproof for winter, lightweight for summer)
    Brand: Salomon 3D Ultra 2 GTX,  5.11 ATAC 8, FlipFlops
  • Business Shoe (1 clean black business shoe)


  • Jeans (Several Models / Uses. Work, recreation)
    Brands: Levis 508 Commuter, Sixpack France Dead Hommes Blurry, DGK, Maharishi 2161, Maharishi 2025
  • Utility (Several Models / Uses. Sport, hiking, traveling)
    Brands: Isaora Dojo Pant, Mammut Guide Pant (Summer), Mountain Hardwear (Winter), Nike Utility Shorts, Maharishi
  • Casual 
    Brands: Maharishi Quilon Pants, Isaora Indigo Twill Micro Drop Short


  • Business / Casual (Several Models / Uses. Work, recreation, travel)
    Brands: Element Bunkport, Element Hemlock, Penfield Lockwood, Isaora Lightweight Windbreaker
  • Coat (Several Models / Uses. Mostly Business)
    Brands: Yves, Tiger of Sweden, Matinique
  • Utility (Several Models / Uses. Sport, hiking, traveling)
    Brands: Isaora 3L Tactical Shell, Mammut Eiger Pro, Mammut Nordwand, Isaora Ultralight Windbreaker

Shirts, Sweaters, T-Shirts

  • Shirts (Several Models Button Down / Knitted. Mostly Work)
    Brands: Carharrt, Einstoffen, Hugo Boss, Joop,
  • Sweaters (Several Models / Uses. Sport, recreation)
    Brands: Icebreaker Merino (Outdoor), Element, Maharishi, Adidas, Tapout
  • T-Shirts (Several Models / Uses. Business, sport, hiking, traveling)
    Brands: 10.Deep, New Era, Hayabusa, Threadless, Lululemon Men’s

Bags, Daypacks

  • Business 
    Brands: Qwstion (Daypack Organic Rawcycled)
  • Sports
    Brands: Mountain Hardwear Utility Bag
  • Travel/Casual
    Brands: Arc’Teryx Covert Case C/I, Ortlieb Big Zip, GoRuck SD25, Herschel Duffle Bag


  • Gloves
    Brands: Mammut Guide Gloves

I’ll add sports as a special cathegory because it contains several items within itself for me:


  • Boxing / MMA Gloves
    Brands: Booster Belgium
  • Shorts
    Brands: Venum
  • Accessories
    Brands: Shock Doctor Cup, Everlast Handwraps

B) Technology


  • Main Workstation 
    Brands: Macbook Pro Retina, Microsoft Surface Pro 2
  • Travel / Leisure
    Brand: iPad Retina
  • Phone
    Brand: iPhone 5S


  • Photography
    Brands: Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Sony RX 100 Mark I
  • Gaming
    Brands: Nintendo 3DS (Travel)
  • Music
    Brands: iPod Nano, Sennheiser Momentum Earphones


  • Flashlight
    Brands: Surefire
  • Knife
    Brands: Böker

That’s about it for the moment. I’m sure i forgot some so i’ll add them later. I’d like to hear your comments, oppinions and so on… Get on me on Twitter. @mvp_zuerich