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Game Informer Issue 200

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Features:

 

  • Letter From the Editor: 200 And Counting (Andy McNamara discusses the process of choosing the top 200 games of all time)
  • Feedback (Reader Letters, Responses and Artwork)
  • Return of the VGAs (Article that looks at Spike’s Video Game Awards and the efforts to improve the show)
  • Top Ten: Games That Almost Were
  • Impulse (A look at downloadable titles Excitebike: World Rally, Joe Danger and Chime)
  • Penn Jillette Is Tired of the Video Gmae Bulls--- (Interview with the famous magician and entertainer)
  • Afterwords: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (Questions answered by president and co-founder of Vicarious Visions, Guha Bala)
  • Massive (A look at the launch of NCSofts new fantasy MMO Aion)
  • Gamer (Spotlight on Bob Smith, who is ranked number one on the overall complete career points in Trials HD)
  • All Ages (Article that discusses the needs for family-friendly filters for games with heavy violence and objectionable content)
  • Interview: Danny Bilson (Interview with the head of core development for THQ)


Holiday Buying Guide 2009 (GI’s picks for the best games, movies, toys and tech gift ideas for gamers)

Cover Story: The Top 200 Games Of All Time (In honor of their 200th issue, Game Informer chooses it’s top 200 games of all time)

 

 

1. The Legend of Zelda (
NES
)

 

2. Super Mario Bros. (

 

NES
)

 

3. Tetris (

 

PC
)

 

4. Grand Theft Auto III (

 

PS2
)

 

5. Half-Life 2 (

 

PC
)

 

6. Doom (

 

PC
)

 

7. Metroid (

 

NES
)

 

8. Final Fantasy III (

 

SNES
)

 

9. Super Mario Bros. 3 (

 

NES
)

 

10. Ms. Pac-Man (Arcade)

 

 

11. World of Warcraft (

 

PC
)

 

12. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (

 

SNES
)

 

13. Super Mario 64 (

 

Nintendo 64">N64
)

 

14. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (

 

PS3
, 360,
PC
)

 

15. Final Fantasy VII (PS)

 

 

16. Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out!! (

 

NES
)

 

17. Chrono Trigger (

 

SNES
)

 

18. Resident Evil 4 (GC)

 

 

19. Metal Gear Solid (PS)

 

 

20. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (

 

Nintendo 64">N64
)

 

21. Super Metroid (

 

SNES
)

 

22. Contra (

 

NES
)

 

23. Galaga (Arcade)

 

 

24. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS)

 

 

25. Street Fighter II (Arcade)

 

 

26. God of War (

 

PS2
)

 

27. BioShock (360,

 

PC
)

 

28. Diablo II (

 

PC
)

 

29. Half-Life (

 

PC
)

 

30. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360,

 

PC
)

 

31. Tecmo Super Bowl (

 

NES
)

 

32. GoldenEye 007 (

 

Nintendo 64">N64
)

 

33. Super Mario Kart (

 

SNES
)

 

34. Sonic the Hedgehog (SGen)

 

 

35. StarCraft (

 

PC
)

 

36. Cvilization (

 

PC
)

 

37. SimCity (

 

PC
)

 

38. Mega Man 2 (

 

NES
)

 

39. Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)

 

 

40. Gran Turismo (PS)

 

 

41. Resident Evil 2 (PS)

 

 

42. Pokemon Red and Blue (GB)

 

 

43. Final Fantasy X (

 

PS2
)

 

44. EverQuest (

 

PC
)

 

45. Final Fantasy Tactics (PS)

 

 

46. Grand Theft Auto IV (

 

PS3
, 360)

 

47. Super Mario World (

 

SNES
)

 

48. Deus Ex (

 

PC
)

 

49. Guitar Hero (

 

PS2
)

 

50. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (

 

PS2
)

 

51. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

 

 

52. Pac-Man (Arcade)

 

 

53. Battlefield 2 (

 

PC
)

 

54. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)

 

 

55. Ico (

 

PS2
)

 

56. Uncharted 2: Amon Thieves (

 

PS3
)

 

57. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (PS)

 

 

58. Mass Effect (360)

 

 

59. Adventure (2600)

 

 

60. Arkanoid (Arcade)

 

 

61. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB)

 

 

62. Star Wars: X-Wing (

 

PC
)

 

63. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (

 

Nintendo 64">N64
)

 

64. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (

 

PS2
)

 

65. Fallout 3 (

 

PS3
, 360,
PC
)

 

66. Zork (

 

PC
)

 

67. Soul Calibur (

 

DC
)

 

68. Double Dragon (Arcade)

 

 

69. Dr. Mario (

 

NES
)

 

70. The Sims (

 

PC
)

 

71. Age of Empires (

 

PC
)

 

72. Mortal Kombat II (Arcade)

 

 

73. Rock Band 2 (

 

PS3
, 360)

 

74. Tomb Raider (PS)

 

 

75. Super Bomberman (

 

SNES
)

 

76. Mario’s PIcross (GB)

 

 

77. Ninja Gaiden (

 

NES
)

 

78. Command & Conquer (

 

PC
)

 

79. Kingdom Hearts (

 

PS2
)

 

80. Final Fantasy II (

 

SNES
)

 

81. Super Mario Bros. 2 (

 

NES
)

 

82. Left 4 Dead (

 

PC
)

 

83. Okami (

 

PS2
)

 

84. Shadow of the Colossus (

 

PS2
)

 

85. Metroid Prime (GC)

 

 

86. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC)

 

 

87. Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness (

 

PC
)

 

88. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn (

 

PC
)

 

89. God of War II (

 

PS2
)

 

90. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

 

 

91. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (

 

PS2
)

 

92. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (

 

PC
)

 

93. Skies of Arcadia (

 

DC
)

 

94. The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker (GC)

 

 

95. Silent Hill 2 (

 

PS2
)

 

96. Counter-Strike (

 

PC
)

 

97. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (SGen)

 

 

98. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (

 

PS2
)

 

99. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (

 

PS2
, XBOX, GC,
PC
)

 

100. Portal (

 

PC
, 360)

 

101. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (

 

PC
)

 

102. Heroes of Might & Magic III (

 

PC
)

 

103. Donkey Kong (Arcade)

 

 

104. Batman: Arkham Asylum (

 

PS3
, 360)

 

105. System Shock 2 (

 

PC
)

 

106. Resident Evil (PS)

 

 

107. Gears of War (360)

 

 

108. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (

 

PS3
)

 

109. Crash Bandicoot: Warped (PS)

 

 

110. Halo 2 (XBOX)

 

 

111. Tetris Attack (

 

SNES
)

 

112. Final Fantasy XII (

 

PS2
)

 

113. Earthbound (

 

SNES
)

 

114. Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri (

 

PC
)

 

115. Command & Conquer: Red Alert (

 

PC
)

 

116. Advance Wars (

 

GBA
)

 

117. Fallout (

 

PC
)

 

118. Team Fortress 2 (

 

PS3
, 360,
PC
)

 

119. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (XBOX)

 

 

120. Mega Man X (

 

SNES
)

 

121. Lemmings (

 

PC
)

 

122. Panzer Dragoon Saga (SSat)

 

 

123. NHL ’94 (SGen,

 

SNES
)

 

124. Warlords (Arcade)

 

 

125. Shadowrun (

 

SNES
)

 

126. Twisted Metal 2 (PS)

 

 

127. Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee (PS)

 

 

128. Metroid Fusion (

 

GBA
)

 

129. Homeworld (

 

PC
)

 

130. Kingdom Hearts II (

 

PS2
)

 

131. Pilotwings (

 

SNES
)

 

132. Quake II (

 

PC
)

 

133. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II (

 

PC
)

 

134. Borderlands (

 

PS3
, 360,
PC
)

 

135. Final Fight (Arcade)

 

 

136. Star Fox (

 

SNES
)

 

137. Madden NFL ’99 (PS,

 

Nintendo 64">N64
,
PC
)

 

138. Call of Duty 2 (360,

 

PC
)

 

139. Wolfenstein 3D (

 

PC
)

 

140. Diablo (

 

PC
)

 

141. Civilization IV (

 

PC
)

 

142. Mania Mansion: Day of the Tentacle (

 

PC
)

 

143. Assassin’s Creed (

 

PS3
, 360)

 

144. Burnout 3: Takedown (

 

PS2
, XBOX)

 

145. Unreal Tournament 2004 (

 

PC
)

 

146. Power Stone 2 (

 

DC
)

 

147. Super Castlevania IV (

 

SNES
)

 

148. Super Mario RPG (

 

SNES
)

 

149. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (

 

PC
)

 

150. ActRaiser (

 

SNES
)

 

151. Fable (XBOX)

 

 

152. Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (

 

PS2
)

 

153. Asteroids (Arcade)

 

 

154. LittleBIgPlanet (

 

PS3
)

 

155. Crackdown (360)

 

 

156. Gauntlet (Arcade)

 

 

157. Devil May Cry (

 

PS2
)

 

158. Pong (Arcade)

 

 

159. Battlefield 1942 (

 

PC
)

 

160. Thief (

 

PC
)

 

161. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved (360)

 

 

162. Far Cry (

 

PC
)

 

163. Robotron: 2084 (Arcade)

 

 

164. X-COM: UFO Defense (

 

PC
)

 

165. Peggle (

 

PC
)

 

166. King’s Quest VI (

 

PC
)

 

167. Doom II (

 

PC
)

 

168. Tempest 2000 (Jag)

 

 

169. Braid (360)

 

 

170. Ridge Racer (PS)

 

 

171. Bully (

 

PS2
)

 

172. Ikaruga (GC)

 

 

173. Lode Runner (Apple II)

 

 

174. Gunstar Heroes (SGen)

 

 

175. Dig Dug (Arcade)

 

 

176. Castlevania (

 

NES
)

 

177. Tekken 3 (Arcade)

 

 

178. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS)

 

 

179. NBA Jam Tournament Edition (Arcade)

 

 

180. Max Payne (

 

PC
)

 

181. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (

 

PS3
, 360,
PC
)

 

182. Samurai Showdown (Neo Geo)

 

 

183. NFL 2K5 (

 

PS2
, XBOX)

 

184. Vagrant Story (PS)

 

 

185. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island (

 

SNES
)

 

186. Marble Madness (Arcade)

 

 

187. Infamous (

 

PS3
)

 

188. Planescape: Torment (

 

PC
)

 

189. Kid Icarus (

 

NES
)

 

190. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay (XBOX)

 

 

191. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (

 

PS2
)

 

192. Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (GC)

 

 

193. Jak 3 (

 

PS2
)

 

194. Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (

 

DC
)

 

195. Ultima (

 

PC
)

 

196. Call of Duty (

 

PC
)

 

197. NHL 09 (

 

PS3
, 360)

 

198. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (XBOX)

 

 

199. Tactic Ogre (PS)

 

 

200. Beyond Good and Evil (

 

PS2
, XBOX, GC)

 


From The Archives: Going Through Game Informer’s Past (A collection of quotes from reviews, magazine articles and personnel in the gaming industry that have appeared in the last 100 issues of the magazine)

Previews:

 

 

  • BioShock 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS)
  • Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
  • Final Fantasy XIII (PS3, 360)
  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)
  • Lost in Shadow (Wii)
  • Splinter Cell Conviction (360, PC)
  • Ninety-Nine Nights II (360)
  • Alan Wake (360)
  • Super Street Fighter IV (PS3, 360)
  • Just Cause 2 (PS3, 360, PC)
  • Army of Two: The 40th Day (PS3, 360)
  • Dante’s Inferno (PS3, 360, PSP)
  • Star Trek Online (PC)
  • Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PSP)
  • Whirlwind (DS)
  • Dead Rising 2 (PS3, 360)


Multiplatform Reviews:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3, 360)
  • Borderlands (PS3, 360)
  • Left 4 Dead 2 (360, PC)
  • DJ Hero (PS3, 360, Wii, PS2)
  • Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (PS3, 360)
  • Dragon Age: Origins (PS3, 360)
  • Tekken 6 (PS3, 360)
  • LEGO Rock Band (PS3, 360, Wii)
  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)
  • Tornado Outbreak (PS3, 360, Wii)


XBOX 360 Review:

  • Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony


PlayStation 3 Reviews:

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time


PC Review:

  • Risen


Wii Reviews:

  • Rabbids Go Home
  • Wii Fit Plus
  • Drawn to Life: The Next Chapter


PSP Reviews:

  • Half-Minute Hero
  • Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron


The Score (Short, one paragraph reviews):

  • Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP)
  • Cars Race-O-Rama (PS3, 360, Wii, DS, PSP, PS2)
  • Cooking Mama 3: Shop and Chop (DS)
  • Fairytale Fights (PS3, 360)
  • Star Wars The Clone Wars: Republic Heroes (PS3, 360, Wii, PC)


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    Title: Game Informer Issue 200
    Month: December
    Year: 2009
    Publisher: Sunrise Publications
    Editor: Andy McNamara
    Country: United States
    Language: English
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