2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:09 pm

Winners of Round Two!

Poll 1:
ActRaiser
Ms. Pac-Man


Poll 2:
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate


Poll 3:
Okami
The Legend of Zelda


Poll 4:
Mega Man 2
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove


Poll 5:
Ico
StarCraft
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:10 pm

Obviously this means Round Three is open for voting. :pika:

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The user-submitted categories are linked from the main page.
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:50 pm

Here are last week's winners. :)

Best Trilogy - Winners of Round One

Poll 1 of 2

Castlevania NES Trilogy
BioShock
Crash Bandicoot
Dragon Warrior
NES Trilogy
Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis Trilogy

Poll 2 of 2

Super Mario Bros. NES Trilogy
Donkey Kong Country SNES Trilogy
Dark Souls
Metroid Prime


Best Game You've Never Played (Ever) - Winners of Round Two

Poll 1 of 5

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Celeste
Elite


Poll 2 of 5

Dark Souls
Fallout: New Vegas
Red Dead Redemption


Poll 3 of 5

Portal
Portal 2
Chrono Trigger
Spider-Man


Poll 4 of 5

Panzer Dragoon Saga
Planescape: Torment
Persona 4 [incl. Golden]
XCOM: Enemy Unknown/Within


Poll 5 of 5

The Last of Us
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time


Most Innovative Mechanics - Winners of Round Three

Poll 1 of 4

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
DOOM


Poll 2 of 4

Rogue
SimCity


Poll 3 of 4

Portal
Tetris


Poll 4 of 4

Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Wolfenstein 3D


The Official "BEST MECH CUSTOMIZATION EVER!!!" winner is:
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat (1995, PC)!!!


MAIN EVENT - Winners of Round Three

Poll 1 - The WOOD Bracket

ActRaiser
Ms. Pac-Man
Robotron: 2084


Poll 2 - The METAL Bracket

Stardew Valley
Tales of Symphonia
Okami


Poll 3 - The FIRE Bracket

The Legend of Zelda
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Witness

Super Mario Sunshine

Poll 4 - The EARTH Bracket

Dead Space
Ico
StarCraft


Poll 5 - The WATER Bracket

Mega Man 2
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
Maniac Mansion


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This means the 4th Round of the Main Event is now open for voting.

https://thisoldneon.com/bge/

With the conclusion of the Best Mech Customization category, we've also added a new category for voting: Best Light Gun Game. It's linked from the main page above. :) Happy voting!
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Sakae Wu » Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:57 am

hmm, I must not have resubmitted my nominations after I made some additions. I don't see any of my games being listed.
Oh well, still some pretty good ones getting the votes.
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:19 pm

Sakae Wu wrote:hmm, I must not have resubmitted my nominations after I made some additions. I don't see any of my games being listed.
Oh well, still some pretty good ones getting the votes.

10 of your nominations are seeded high enough to have byes into future rounds. You should see a good number of them coming up as soon as this week's tie-breakers are over. :)
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:51 pm

Here are the new batch of polls for this week. :) Round Four of the Main Event had some ties among the games vying for third place in their polls, so we have some easy tie-breakers in the mix this week:

Round Four Tie-Breakers

  • You can vote for 1 game per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top game from each poll will advance to Round Five.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Tie-Breaker 1 of 3
Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1989, Genesis)
Red Dead Redemption (2010, Multiplatform)
Tales of Symphonia (2003, GCN)

Tie-Breaker 2 of 3
Okami (2008, Multiplatform)
Pokémon [Blue/Red] Version (1996, GB)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link between Worlds (2013, 3DS)

Tie-Breaker 3 of 3
ActRaiser (1990, SNES)
FTL: Faster than Light (2012, PC)

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Best Game You’ve Never Played (Ever) Finals

  • You can vote for one game.
  • The top game will be crowned the official “BEST GAME YOU’VE NEVER PLAYED (EVER)!!!”
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.
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What is the Best Game You've Never Played (Ever)?
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997, PS1)
Chrono Trigger (1995, SNES)
Dark Souls (2011, Multiplatform)
Final Fantasy VII (1997, PS1)
God of War (2018, PS4)
Half-Life 2 (2004, Multiplatform)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998, Saturn)
Planescape: Torment (1999, PC)

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Best Light Gun Game (Round Two)

  • You can vote for UP TO THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games from each poll will advance to the category finals.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.
VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 2
Lethal Enforcers (1992, Arcade)
Link's Crossbow Training (2007, Wii)
Point Blank (1994, Arcade/PS1)
Red Steel 2 (2010, Wii)
Sin & Punishment: [Star] Successor [of the Skies] (2009, Wii)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, Arcade)
Time Crisis (1995, Arcade)
Time Crisis II (1998, Arcade/PS2)
Time Crisis 3 (2003, Arcade/PS2)

Poll 2 of 2
Elemental Gearbolt (1997, PS1)
Gunblade (1996, Arcade)
Jurassic Park (1994, Arcade)
Silent Scope (1999, Arcade)
The House of the Dead (1996, Arcade)
The House of the Dead 2 (1998, Arcade)
The House of the Dead: Overkill (2009, Wii)
Virtua Cop (1994, Arcade)

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Best Game Not Available on Any Digital Service (Round One)

  • You can vote for UP TO FOUR (4) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 4 games from each poll will advance to Round Two.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.
VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 5
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990, Genesis)
Dark Wizard (1993, Sega CD)
Felix the Cat (1992, NES)
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (2000, GBC)
Metal Storm (1991, NES)
Shadowrun (1994, Genesis)
Star Trek: Starfleet Academy - Starship Bridge Simulator (1994, SNES)
Starflight (1991, Genesis)
Uniracers/Unirally (1994, SNES)

Poll 2 of 5
Batman: The Video Game (1989, NES)
Contra 4 (2007, DS)
E.V.O.: Search for Eden (1992, SNES)
Henry Hatsworth in the Puzzling Adventure (2009, DS)
MechWarrior (1993, SNES)
Porky Pig's Haunted Holiday (1995, SNES)
Skies of Arcadia (2000, DC)
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (2001, GCN)
Willow (1989, NES)
Zero Team (1993, Arcade)

Poll 3 of 5
A Mind Forever Voyaging (1985, PC)
Contra: Hard Corps (1994, Genesis)
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007, Wii)
Gauntlet (1987, NES)
Lunar 2: Eternal Blue (1994, Sega CD)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998, Saturn)
Snatcher (1988, Sega CD)
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (2001, GBA)
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001, Multiplatform)

Poll 4 of 5
Armed Dragon Fantasy Villgust (1993, FC)
Doom 64 (1997, N64)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005, GCN)
Gotcha Force (2003, GCN)
Mother 3 (2006, GBA)
Rocket Knight Adventures (1993, GEN)
Space Channel 5 (1999, DC)
Super Monkey Ball (2001, GCN)
The Guardian Legend (1988, NES)
Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (2007, Wii)

Poll 5 of 5
Bomberman (NES)
Diddy Kong Racing (1997, N64)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002, GCN)
Golvellius: Valley of Doom (1988, SMS)
Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon (1997, N64)
No One Lives Forever (2000, PC)
Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004, Multiplatform)
Tetris and Dr. Mario (1994, SNES)
Yoshi's Universal Gravitation (2004, GBA)
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:51 pm

A new round of the main event, and some new user-submitted categories are underway!

MAIN EVENT - Round Five

  • You can vote for THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games from each poll will advance to Round Six.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1: Lazy Sunday
Banjo-Kazooie (1998, N64)
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995, SNES)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005, GCN)
Mario Kart 64 (1996, N64)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis)
Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii)
Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (NS)

Poll 2: Stormy Monday
Borderlands 2 (2012, Multiplatform)
Dark Souls (2011, Multiplatform)
Fallout 2 (1998, PC)
Ico (2001, PS2)
Persona 4 (2008, PS2)
Portal (2007, Multiplatform)
Portal 2 (2011, Multiplatform)
Shadow of the Colossus (2005, PS2)
Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention (1992, Genesis)

Poll 3: Ruby Tuesday
BioShock 2 (2010, Multiplatform)
Bubble Bobble (1986, Arcade)
Cave Story (2004, PC)
Katawa Shoujo (2012, PC)
Maniac Mansion (1987, PC)
R-Type (1987, Arcade/TG16)
Resident Evil 4 (2005, Multiplatform)
Spelunky (2012, Multiplatform)
Superhot VR (2017, Multiplatform)

Poll 4: Wednesday's Child
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords (2006, PC)
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes (2009, Multiplatform))
StarCraft (1998, PC)
Streets of Rage 2 (1992, Genesis)
The Legend of Zelda (1986, NES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991, SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993, GB)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000, N64)
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker [HD] (2002, GCN))

Poll 5: Jersey Thursday
ActRaiser (1990, SNES)
Final Fantasy IX (PlayStation)
Final Fantasy VII (1997, PS1)
Final Fantasy XII (2006, PS2)
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (2017, NS)
Ms. Pac-Man (1982, Arcade)
Resident Evil [incl. HD Remaster] (2002, GCN)
Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991, Arcade)
X-COM: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994, PC)

Poll 6: Friday on My Mind
Castlevania (1986, NES)
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997, PS1)
Ghouls 'n Ghosts (1989, Genesis)
God of War (2018, PS4)
Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition (2014, Multiplatform)
Berzerk (1980, A2600)
Resident Evil (1996, PS1)
Stardew Valley (2016, Multiplatform)
VVVVVV (2010, Multiplatform)

Poll 7: Baron Saturday
Celeste (2018, Multiplatform)
Mega Man 2 (1988, NES)
Mega Man X (1993, SNES)
Metal Gear Solid (1998, PS1)
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty / Substance (2001, PS2)
Panzer General (1994, PC)
Pokémon [Blue/Red] Version (1996, GB)
Saints Row: The Third (2011, Multiplatform)
Undertale (2015, Multiplatform)

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April Fools Event - Round One

  • You can vote for THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games from each poll will advance to Round Six.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 2: The Sk8er Boi Bracket
Batman: Dark Tomorrow (2003, Multiplatform)
Bubsy 3D (1996, PS1)
Fallout 76 (2018, Multiplatform)
Hotel Mario (1994, CDi)
Ride to Hell: Retribution (2013, Multiplatform)
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995, PS1/Saturn)
Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon (1993, CDi)

Poll 2 of 2: The Mr. T Bracket
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (2003, GCN/XB)
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing (2003, PC)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, A2600)
Grey's Anatomy: The Video Game (2009, Wii)
Link: The Faces of Evil (1993, CDi)
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006, Multiplatform)
Superman: The New Adventures (1999, N64)

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Best Light Gun Game - FINALS

  • You can vote for 1 game in the finals.
  • The top game will be the official “BEST LIGHT GUN GAME EVER!!!”
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Finals:
Duck Hunt (1984, NES)
Jurassic Park (1994, Arcade)
Point Blank (1994, Arcade/PS1)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991, Arcade)
The House of the Dead 2 (1998, Arcade)
Time Crisis (1995, Arcade)
Virtua Cop (1994, Arcade)

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Best Game You’ve Never Played (Ever) - FINALS Tie-Breaker

  • You can vote for one game.
  • The top game will be crowned the official “BEST GAME YOU’VE NEVER PLAYED (EVER)!!!”
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Final Tie-Breaker:
Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998, Saturn)
Planescape: Torment (1999, PC)

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Best Game Not Available on Any Digital Service - Round Two

  • You can vote for UP TO THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games from each poll will advance to the category finals.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 3:
Batman: The Video Game (1989, NES)
Bomberman (NES)
Buck Rogers: Countdown to Doomsday (1990, Genesis)
Diddy Kong Racing (1997, N64)
Goldeneye 007 (1997, N64)
Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble (2000, GBC)
Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2004, PS2)
Shadowrun (1994, Genesis)
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (2001, GCN)

Poll 2 of 3:
Contra: Hard Corps (1994, Genesis)
Destiny of an Emperor (1989, NES)
Dynasty Tactics (2002, PS2)
E.V.O.: Search for Eden (1992, SNES)
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (2002, GCN)
Gauntlet (1987, NES)
Golvellius: Valley of Doom (1988, SMS)
No One Lives Forever (2000, PC)
Skies of Arcadia (2000, DC)
Super Monkey Ball (2001, GCN)

Poll 3 of 3:
Contra 4 (2007, DS)
Felix the Cat (1992, NES)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005, GCN)
Mother 3 (2006, GBA)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998, Saturn)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004, GCN)
Rocket Knight Adventures (1993, GEN)
Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN)
Tactics Ogre: The Knight of Lodis (2001, GBA)
The Guardian Legend (1988, NES)

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Best Mascot Racing Game - Round One

  • You can vote for UP TO THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 6 games will advance to Round Two.
  • You can’t change your votes once they’ve been submitted, so click carefully. Voting closes on Saturday at midnight ADT.

VOTE HERE

Start Your Engines!
Beach Buggy Racing (2014, Multiplatform)
Chocobo Racing (1999, PS1)
Crash Nitro Kart (2003, Multiplatform)
Lego Racers (1999, Multiplatform)
LittleBigPlanet Karting (2012, PS3)
Mario Kart Wii (2008, Wii)
PocketBike Racer (2006, XB/360)
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (2010, Multiplatform)
Sonic Drift (1994, GG)
Sonic Riders (2006, Multiplatform)
Wacky Wheels (1994, PC)

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We're also having a TONe forums exclusive bracket for best Pokémon starter of each generation. If you'd like to vote in that one, head on over to the forums.
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:48 pm

Like the previous round, Round Five of the Main Event has led to a tie-breaker:

VOTE HERE

Tie-Breaker 1 of 3
Banjo-Kazooie (1998, N64)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN)

Tie-Breaker 2 of 3
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000, N64)
StarCraft (1998, PC)

Tie-Breaker 3 of 3
Mega Man 2 (1988, NES)
Undertale (2015, Multiplatform)

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Best Game Not Available on Any Digital Service FINALS

VOTE HERE

Best Game Not Available on Any Digital Service:
Batman: The Video Game (1989, NES)
Contra: Hard Corps (1994, Genesis)
E.V.O.: Search for Eden (1992, SNES)
Panzer Dragoon Saga (1998, Saturn)
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004, GCN)
Shadow Hearts: Covenant (2004, PS2)
Skies of Arcadia (2000, DC)
Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (2001, GCN)
Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN)
Super Monkey Ball (2001, GCN)

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April Fools FINALS

VOTE HERE

Avril Fool:
Aquaman: Battle for Atlantis (2003, GCN/XB)
Bubsy 3D (1996, PS1)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982, A2600)
Hotel Mario (1994, CDi)
Street Fighter: The Movie (1995, PS1/Saturn)
Superman: The New Adventures (1999, N64)

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Best Mascot Racing Game ROUND TWO

  • You can vote for UP TO THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games in each poll will advance to the category finals.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 2 - On Your Marks
Diddy Kong Racing (1997, N64)
Crash Team Racing (1999, PS1)
Mario Kart 64 (1996, N64)
Mario Kart Wii (2008, Wii)
Crash Nitro Kart (2003, Multiplatform)
Beach Buggy Racing (2014, Multiplatform)
Chocobo Racing (1999, PS1)

Poll 2 of 2 - Get Set
Mario Kart DS (2005, DS)
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (2003, GCN)
Super Mario Kart (1992, SNES)
Wacky Wheels (1994, PC)
Sonic & Sega All Stars Racing (2010, Multiplatform)
Lego Racers (1999, Multiplatform)
LittleBigPlanet Karting (2012, PS3)

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Best Strategy Game ROUND ONE

  • You can vote for UP TO FIVE (5) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 5 games in each poll will advance to Round Two.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 3
Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (2003, GBA)
Crusader Kings II (2012, PC)
Europa Universalis III (2007, PC)
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (2017, 3DS)
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords (2006, PC)
Herzog Zwei (1999, Genesis)
Master of Orion (1993, PC)
Panzer General (1994, PC)
Sid Meier's Civilization II (1996, PC)
SimCity 2000 (1993, PC)
Total War: Warhammer (2016, PC)

Poll 2 of 3
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M (2015, 3DS)
Command & Conquer (1995, PC)
Dai Senryaku VII: Modern Military Tactics (2003, XB)
Fire Emblem Awakening (2012, 3DS)
FTL: Faster Than Light (2012, PC)
Hogs of War (2000, PS1)
Medieval II: Total War (2006, PC)
RollerCoaster Tycoon (1999, PC)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny (1991, SNES)
SimCity (1989, PC)
SteamWorld Heist (2015, Multiplatform)

Poll 3 of 3
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (1999, PC)
Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996, PC)
Dark Wizard (1993, SCD)
Fire Emblem (2003, GBA)
Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (2008, DS)
Master of Magic (1994, PC)
Ogre Battle: The March of the Black Queen (1993, SNES)
Pikmin 3 (2013, WU)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI (2006, PS2)
Sid Meier's Civilization V (2010, PC)
Warsong (1991, Genesis)

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Best Boss Fight ROUND ONE

  • You can vote for UP TO THREE (3) games per poll, or skip a poll entirely.
  • The top 3 games in each poll will advance to Round Two.

VOTE HERE

Poll 1 of 8
Bowser - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (2009, Wii)
Cecil - Final Fantasy IV (1991, SNES)
Deoxys - Pokémon [Alpha Sapphire/Omega Ruby] (2014, 3DS)
Fou-Lu - Breath of Fire IV (2000, PS1)
Kuromori, the Lizard - Shadow of the Colossus (2005, PS2)
Margaret Moonlight - No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle (2010, Wii)
Nemesis - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999, PS1)
Red - Pokémon [Gold/Silver] Version (1999, GB)
The Devil - Cuphead (2017, PC/XB1)
The Transcendent One - Planescape: Torment (1999, PC)

Poll 2 of 8
Asriel Dreemurr - Undertale (2015, Multiplatform)
Crab - Gradius II: Gofer no Yabou (1988, Arcade)
Doctor N. Gin - Crash Bandicoot [3]: Warped (1998, PS1)
Great King of Evil, Ganondorf - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998, N64)
Lady Maria of the Astral Clocktower - Bloodborne (2015, PS4)
Metal Gear Ray - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013, Multiplatform)
Mr. Freeze - Batman: Arkham City (2011, Multiplatform)
Sinistar - Sinistar (1983, Arcade)
The Hunter - Dead Space (2008, Multiplatform)
Velius - Final Fantasy Tactics (1997, PS1)

Poll 3 of 8
Bowser - Super Mario 64 (1996, N64)
Commander Tartar - Splatoon 2 (2017, NS)
DJ Octavio - Splatoon (2015, WU)
Gilgamesh - Final Fantasy V (1992, SFC)
Jowy Atreides - Suikoden II (1998, PS1)
Mad King Ashnard - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (2005, GCN)
Rathalos - Monster Hunter (2004, PS2)
SA-X - Metroid Fusion (2002, GBA)
Sniper Wolf - Metal Gear Solid (1998, PS1)
Ull - Far Cry Primal (2016, Multiplatform)

Poll 4 of 8
Ansem - Kingdom Hearts (2002, PS2)
Death - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005, DS)
El Gigante - Resident Evil 4 (2005, Multiplatform)
GLaDOS - Portal (2007, Multiplatform)
King K. Rool - Donkey Kong Country (1994, SNES)
Liquid Snake - Metal Gear Solid (1998, PS1)
Part of Me (Final Boss) - Celeste (2018, Multiplatform)
Rebel Mothership - FTL: Faster Than Light (2012, PC)
The Boss - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004, PS2)
Title Defense Bald Bull - Punch-Out!! (2009, Wii)

Poll 5 of 8
Black Knight - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (2007, Wii)
Darkfalz - Phantasy Star (1987, SMS)
Dr. Wily - Mega Man 3 (1990, NES)
Ganon - Hyrule Warriors (2014, WU)
King Galaxian - Pac-Man World (1999, PS1)
Martyr Logarius - Bloodborne (2015, PS4)
Phantamanta - Super Mario Sunshine (2002, GCN)
Scarecrow - Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009, Multiplatform)
Star Wolf on Venom - Star Fox 64 / Lylat Wars (1997, N64)
Wheatley - Portal 2 (2011, Multiplatform)

Poll 6 of 8
Baldur - God of War (2018, PS4)
Bowser - Super Mario Odyssey (2017, NS)
Dragon Slayer Ornstein & Executioner Smough - Dark Souls (2011, Multiplatform)
Giygas - Earthbound (1994, SNES)
Koloktos - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (2011, Wii)
Marionette - Shining Force: The Legacy of Great Intention (1992, Genesis)
Pyramid Head - Silent Hill 2 (2001, Multiplatform)
Seymour Omnis - Final Fantasy X (2001, PS2)
The Handsome Sorcerer - Borderlands 2 (2012, Multiplatform)

Poll 7 of 8
Bowser - Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988, NES)
Champion Blue - Pokémon [Blue/Red] Version (1996, GB)
Final Boss - R-Type (1987, Arcade)
Green - Gunstar Heroes (1993, Genesis)
Kefka - Final Fantasy VI (1994, SNES)
Liquid Ocelot - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008, PS3)
Nyx Avatar - Persona 3 (2006, PS2)
Shadow Dancer Ninja (2nd Boss) - The Revenge of Shinobi (1989, Genesis)
The End - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004, PS2)
The Master - Fallout (1997, PC)

Poll 8 of 8
Bjørn the Behemoose - Dragon Quest V (1992, SFC)
Dark Link - Ocarina of Time (1998, N64)
Final Boss - Soldier Blade (1992, TG16)
Fred Ascare & Paula Abghoul - Super Castlevania IV (1991, SNES)
Jevil - Deltarune (2018, Multiplatform)
Mitsuo the Hero - Persona 4 (2008, PS2)
Old Monk - Demon's Souls (2009, PS3)
Senator Armstrong - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013, Multiplatform)
The Core, Misery, & Sue - Cave Story (2004, PC)
Zinogre - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (2011, 3DS/WU)
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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Kong Wen » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:49 pm

Super-duper thanks to Skullomancer for submitting this Best Boss Fight category. It's truly a gem.

Poll 8 of 8
Bjørn the Behemoose - Dragon Quest V (1992, SFC)
Dark Link - Ocarina of Time (1998, N64)
Final Boss - Soldier Blade (1992, TG16)
Fred Ascare & Paula Abghoul - Super Castlevania IV (1991, SNES)
Jevil - Deltarune (2018, Multiplatform)
Mitsuo the Hero - Persona 4 (2008, PS2)
Old Monk - Demon's Souls (2009, PS3)
Senator Armstrong - Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013, Multiplatform)
The Core, Misery, & Sue - Cave Story (2004, PC)
Zinogre - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (2011, 3DS/WU)


Listen, before I say anything else in this poll, or talk about any of my votes, let me just say something about the Old Monk fight. It's one of the most unique fights in video game history IMO, and deserves to win this whole category just because of how mind-blowing and nerve-wracking it was at the time.

If you're wandering around in the Tower of Latria within a certain radius of the boss's room, there's a chance you'll suddenly find yourself being summoned into another player's game. But instead of arriving there to help the other player, to your joy or perhaps dismay, you'll find that you've been summoned by the Old Monk himself!!! You're meant to be HIS champion against the encroaching do-gooder.

The Old Monk is actually be a soul that has possessed the abundant yellow robes. Its previous body/host is too frail to deal with the incoming threat. That's what you're there for. The robes attach themselves to your head, and you get to participate in the boss battle as a boss. You're a boss. In perfect keeping with the name and theme of the game, you get to be the literal demon in addition to the metaphorical one.

It's simply fantastic design. It perfectly adheres to the overall game philosophy of Demon's Souls, it's fully embedded into the game's lore and internal mechanics, and it gives the players a unique experience.

Winning this fight as the boss is also the only way to get the righteous yellow robe tornado hat in your inventory.

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Re: 2019 "BEST GAME EVER!!!" Project

Unread postby Dong Zhou » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:48 am

Sounds impressive. I tried demon souls, it wasn't my thing so never got that far but it was such a wonderfully crafted game from my brief glimpses
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