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On Saturday, We Improve The List Of History's 10 Best Video Games

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On Saturday, Kotaku co-hosts a PAX panel during which we will inch closer to determining the best games ever made. The panel is Canon Fodder, season 2.

The panel will be co-hosted by me and video game consultant N'Gai Croal. Joining us for an hour will be 5th Cell's Jeremiah Slaczka, Bungie's Jaime Griesemer, Spy Party's Chris Hecker and a possible extra guest (things are in flux, okay?). You can attend too, if you're attending PAX.

Our guests, as well as 10 developers we've already worked with an advance, will each make one change to a list of the top 10 games of all time, working off the list as we left it at the end of Canon Fodder season 1.


The Season 1 list had started as's 10 best-rated games of all time. But then we let more than 15 developers, in succession, make one change to it, revealing those changes at PAX East in Boston.

Developers could either remove a game, replacing it with a new one — or they could swap the position of any two games. Going out of PAX East and entering this weekend's PAX, the list looks like this:

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
2. Super Mario 64
3. Metal Gear Solid
4. Chrono Trigger
5. Portal
6. Half-Life
7. World of Warcraft
8. StarCraft
9. Super Metroid
10. Tetris


Bear in mind that that list has already been changed by developers who we have let take turns on the list since PAX East. We will reveal those turns and have our panelists make new ones of their own, live at PAX on Saturday at 6pm at the event's Unicorn theater.

Be there to witness the madness and to yell all of your favorites. Maybe you can influence our panelists and get your favorite game added to the list.