Famitsu’s ‘Greatest Games of All-Time’ list
posted on 10.05.10 at 07:45 AM EDT by (@salromano)

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite

The latest issue of Weekly Famitsu has a list containing the 20 games that they believe are the ‘Greatest of All Time,’ with their top game being Monster Hunter Freedom Unite for PSP.

The full list, courtesy of GoNintendo, can be found below.

1. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP)
2. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies (DS)
3. Final Fantasy XIII (PS3/360)
4. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
6. Final Fantasy VII (PS)
7. Tales of Vesperia (PS3/360)
8. Xenogears (PS)
9. Monster Hunter Tri (Wii)
10. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
11. Machi (SS)
12. Yakuza 4 (PS3)
13. Tales of the Abyss (PS2)
14. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
15. Okami (PS2)
16. Resident Evil 5 (PS3/360)
17. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP)
18. Tales of Graces (Wii)
19. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
20. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (SNES/PS)

Save $3 with the coupon code "GEMATSU"
  • SaturnineTenshi

    5-7 over Xenogears? Pff.

  • dart2087

    Final Fantasy XIII is better than Final Fantasy VII !?

    Famitsu forgot what it is to play a full JRPG.

    PD: Resident Evil 5 better than 4…. -_-‘

  • Yuri4prez

    I thought Dragon Quest viii was better than IX. I agree FFXIII is a good game, but not to 20 of all time!

    How come Valkyrie Profile isn’t on it? And what the hell is RE5 doing there?!

  • mye89

    Meh famitsu is just a sell out anyway, number 1-3 (with 9 and 16 just hammering the nail in the coffin) prove that beyond doubt. And other stuff like KH:BBS over the original or number 2. Just sad.

  • Falsate

    Their taste is completely different from mine. Chrono Trigger would have been Top 3.

  • Well, I definately do not agree with the majority of the list. I have no idea what the likes of RE5 are doing there for a start…

    It seems more like a personal favourites or GOTY list than a collection of what they deem the “best of all time”. It reminds me of when (mostly younger) gamers exclaim that COD MW2 or some-such is the “best game ever made”.

    I would agree though 5 belongs on the list, as does 10 and 15. The rest though – though many are obviously high quality expereicnes, are they really the greatest of ‘all time’?

  • japan sure love their monster hunter games :D

    please a Monster Hunter 4 PS3 with MT Framework 2.1(Lost Planet 2) :D

  • That list is so terrible that its not even funny. Have they never played any old-school games? That is a pathetic list.

  • Hmm, so apparently Fighting Games/Shooters don’t count as being on the ‘best of all time’ list according to Famitsu, but it’s okay to have half the list (or more actually) taken up by the same flipping genre!?!

    So Street Fighter 2/Tekken 3/Ace Combat 3 & 4 not to mention a slew of SNK masterworks never happened eh? This list is so cliche it’s embarrassing. They managed to get Okami and Metal Gear Solid on there, so points for that. But even Resident Evil 5… why 5!?!? I mean, seriously, that’s as good as Resident Evil gets is it now? Funny, Resident Evil 4 didn’t seem like such a bad game, and at the time Resident Evil 2 was pretty epic, hmm… )_)

  • AdamBoy64

    I guess this list is just someone’s preference in Famitsu.

    Because you would think Famitsu’s proper ‘Greatest Games’ list would mainly constiute of the games they have given perfect review scores for.

  • Rezar

    At least this list shows the differences between Japan and the US in video games. The list does seem biased. The American equalivilent to this list would either have Call of Duty or Halo games instead of Monster Hunter.

    • AdamBoy64

      Although this is quite true, in their ‘official’ reviews, Famitsu gave CoD:MW2 a 39/40. A pretty darn impressive score.