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What Are The Best Video Games Of All Time?

If you could only play 22 games, which would you choose?

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Imagine this: you have a friend and they're great in every single way.

NBC / Via giphy.com

Except for one little thing: they've never played any video games beyond the occasional Super Smash Bros, FIFA, or Mario Kart/Party sesh.

Cartoon Network / Via teen-titans-go.wikia.com

Legendary games in their own right, no doubt.

There's hope though! They ask you to curate a list of the most essential game of a bunch of genres. So which would you choose?

If you don't see the individual entry on a particular poll, vote for the series and clarify in comment section.

  1. 1. What's the best Mario game ever?

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    Super Mario Bros (NES)
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    Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)
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    Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
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    Super Mario World (SNES)
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    Super Mario 64 (N64)
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    Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)
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    Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2 (Wii)
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    Super Mario 3D Land (Wii U)
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    A Mario game not listed here
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1. What's the best Mario game ever?
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    Super Mario Bros (NES)
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    Super Mario Bros 2 (NES)
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    Super Mario Bros 3 (NES)
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    Super Mario World (SNES)
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    Super Mario 64 (N64)
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    Super Mario Sunshine (Gamecube)
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    Super Mario Galaxy 1 or 2 (Wii)
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    Super Mario 3D Land (Wii U)
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  1. 2. What's the most essential 2D platformer?

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    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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    Super Meat Boy
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    Kirby Superstar
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    Mega Man 2
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    Mega Man X
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    The Lost Vikings
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    A game not listed here
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2. What's the most essential 2D platformer?
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    Sonic the Hedgehog 2
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    Super Meat Boy
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    Kirby Superstar
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    Mega Man 2
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    Mega Man X
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    The Lost Vikings
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    A game not listed here
  1. 3. What's the greatest 3D platformer of all time?

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    Crash Bandicoot 2: Wrath of Cortex
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    Banjo-Kazooie
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    Sonic Adventure
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    Jak II
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    Uncharted 3
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    Spyro the Dragon
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    Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves
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    Ratchet and Clank
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    Some game not listed here
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3. What's the greatest 3D platformer of all time?
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    Crash Bandicoot 2: Wrath of Cortex
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    Banjo-Kazooie
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    Sonic Adventure
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    Jak II
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    Uncharted 3
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    Spyro the Dragon
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    Sly Cooper 2: Band of Thieves
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    Ratchet and Clank
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    Some game not listed here
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  1. 4. What's the most incredible puzzle game ever?

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    Portal
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    Tetris
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    Candy Crush Saga
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    Bubble Bobble
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    Myst
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    Brain Age
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    Professor Layton and the Curious Village
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    Lemmings
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    A game not listed here
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4. What's the most incredible puzzle game ever?
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    Portal
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    Tetris
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    Candy Crush Saga
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    Bubble Bobble
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    Myst
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    Brain Age
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    Professor Layton and the Curious Village
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    Lemmings
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    A game not listed here
  1. 5. What's the essential Real Time Strategy game?

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    Warcraft III
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    Starcraft: Brood War
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    Starcraft II
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    Total Annihilation
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    Age of Empires II
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    Command and Conquer: Red Alert
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    Something not listed here
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5. What's the essential Real Time Strategy game?
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    Warcraft III
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    Starcraft: Brood War
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    Starcraft II
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    Total Annihilation
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    Age of Empires II
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    Command and Conquer: Red Alert
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    Something not listed here
  1. 6. What's the greatest Final Fantasy title of all time?

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    Final Fantasy
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    Final Fantasy IV
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    Final Fantasy VI
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    Final Fantasy VII
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    Final Fantasy VIII
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    Final Fantasy IX
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    Final Fantasy X
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    Final Fantasy XII
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    Final Fantasy XIV
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    A Final Fantasy not listed here
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6. What's the greatest Final Fantasy title of all time?
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    Final Fantasy
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    Final Fantasy IV
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    Final Fantasy VI
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    Final Fantasy VII
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    Final Fantasy VIII
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    Final Fantasy IX
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    Final Fantasy X
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    Final Fantasy XII
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    A Final Fantasy not listed here
  1. 7. What's the essential MMORPG*?

    *Massively Multiplayer Online RPG

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    World of Warcraft
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    Everquest
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    Runescape
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    Guild Wars
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    Star Wars: The Old Republic
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    FFXIV
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    Another MMORPG not listed here
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7. What's the essential MMORPG*?
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    World of Warcraft
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    Everquest
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    Runescape
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    Guild Wars
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    Star Wars: The Old Republic
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Bethesda / Via giphy.com
  1. 8. What's the greatest "Western" RPG?

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    Fallout: New Vegas
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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    The Mass Effect trilogy
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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    Dragon Age
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    Baldur's Gate II
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    Deus Ex
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    Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
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    Some game not listed here
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    Fallout: New Vegas
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    Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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    The Mass Effect trilogy
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    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
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    Dragon Age
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    Baldur's Gate II
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    Deus Ex
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  1. 9. What's the greatest Japanese RPG game of all time?

    *Not including Final Fantasy

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    Paper Mario
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    Any Pokémon game
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    Any Dragon Quest game
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    Suikoden II
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    Chrono Trigger
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    Ni no Kuni
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    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
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    Persona 4
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    A game not listed here
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    Paper Mario
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    Any Pokémon game
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    Any Dragon Quest game
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    Suikoden II
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    Chrono Trigger
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    Ni no Kuni
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    Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
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  1. 10. What's the best turn-based strategy game of all time?

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    Civilization series
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    Fire Emblem series
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    Total War series
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    Advance Wars series
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    Final Fantasy Tactics series
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    A game not listed here
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10. What's the best turn-based strategy game of all time?
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    Civilization series
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    Fire Emblem series
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    Total War series
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    Advance Wars series
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    A game not listed here
Square Enix / Via giphy.com
  1. 11. What's the most incredible survival horror game?

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    Resident Evil
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    Resident Evil 4
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    Silent Hill 2
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    Dead Space
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    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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    The Last of Us
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    Eternal Darkness
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    Five Night at Freddy's
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    A game not listed here
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11. What's the most incredible survival horror game?
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    Resident Evil
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    Resident Evil 4
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    Silent Hill 2
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    Dead Space
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    Amnesia: The Dark Descent
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    The Last of Us
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    Eternal Darkness
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  1. 12. What's the best stealth game of all time?

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    Splinter Cell
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    Metal Gear Solid
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    Dishonored
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    Hitman
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    Deus Ex
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    Thief
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    Assassin's Creed
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    Some other game not listed here
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12. What's the best stealth game of all time?
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    Splinter Cell
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    Metal Gear Solid
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    Dishonored
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    Hitman
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    Deus Ex
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    Thief
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    Some other game not listed here
Konami / Via metalgear.wikia.com
  1. 13. What's the Zelda game that best represents the series?

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    The Legend of Zelda (NES)
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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Gameboy)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (Gamecube)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
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13. What's the Zelda game that best represents the series?
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    The Legend of Zelda (NES)
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    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Gameboy)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
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    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
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  1. 14. What's the greatest 3D fighting game of all time?

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    Tekken Tag Tournament
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    Soul Calibur 2
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    Virtua Fighter
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    Bloody Roar 2
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    Rival Schools: United by Fate
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    Power Stone
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    Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
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    A game not listed here
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14. What's the greatest 3D fighting game of all time?
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    Tekken Tag Tournament
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    Soul Calibur 2
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    Virtua Fighter
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    Bloody Roar 2
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    Power Stone
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    A game not listed here
  1. 15. What's the greatest 2D fighting game of all time?

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    Street Fighter II
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    King of Fighters series