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Guinness reveals the 50 best gaming series, no arguments

1:00 AM on 05.09.2010 // Matthew Razak

Everyone loves a good list, but the problem is that anyone can make up a list and call it right. That won't do. No, what we need is some sort of official organization to make the list and thus validate it because they're known to be official. Enter Guinness World Records and their list of the top 50 game series.

Guinness actually did this for the last edition of their gaming edition of the "Guinness Book of World Records," but this year they switched it up by asking gamers to vote on the games instead of devs and industry pros. While this kind of completely invalidates the whole expert part of Guinness, the list, which can be found after the jump, actually came out in a far less depressing state than it could have.

Yes, the expected culprits are on there with Mario, Halo and Call of Duty all making high appearances. However, the likes of Chrono Trigger, LittleBigPlanet and Burnout showing up as well give it a well rounded feel even if there are some glaring admissions. Indie and smaller developers didn't really show up at all thanks to this really just being a popularity contest. The order is whack as well.

Debate to the death below.

Halo Tops Guinness World Record's 50 Best Video Game Series [Gamasutra]

[Thanks, Rhuno]

  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. Pokemon
  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



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