SW VOTE: What is the greatest game franchise of all time?

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#51 Edited by Zelda187 (720 posts) -

1. Final Fantasy

2. Legend of Zelda

3. Elder Scrolls

Honorable mention: Metal Gear, Super Mario, Shining Force, Phantasy Star, Breath of Fire

#52 Edited by padaporra (3397 posts) -

1) Mass Effect
2) Half Life
3) Knights of the Old Republic

#53 Posted by mems_1224 (46697 posts) -
  1. Zelda
  2. Halo
  3. Elder Scrolls
#54 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3504 posts) -

Super Mario

Legend of Zelda

Resident Evil

#55 Edited by indzman (17312 posts) -

1.GTA

2.Metal Gear Solid

3.God of War

4.Half Life

5.Demons / Dark Souls

#56 Posted by CyberLips (1821 posts) -

Ughh such a difficult question.... I haven't played a lot of games and most of them are "mainstream" but here:

1. Fallout

2. The Elder Scrolls

3. Mass Effect

#57 Posted by NoirLamia777 (2132 posts) -

1. Dark Souls

2. Pokemon

3. Elder Scrolls

#58 Posted by BldgIrsh (1780 posts) -

1 - Battlefield (4 is just a myth.)

2 - Dota

3 - Pokemon

#59 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29114 posts) -

1. Final Fantasy
2. Half Life
3. Bioshock

#60 Posted by PonchoTaco (1989 posts) -

1. Legend of Zelda

2. Super Smash Bros

3. Mario Kart

#61 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

1. Super Mario

2. Legend of Zelda

3. Final Fantasy

#62 Posted by cainetao11 (16974 posts) -

@charizard1605:

So LoZ isn't a meta franchise?

1. Halo

2. Half Life

3. MGS

#63 Edited by SambaLele (5240 posts) -

1 - Fallout.

2 - Final Fantasy.

3 - Can't vote. Don't make me do this.

#64 Edited by manny280 (1990 posts) -

1. Halo 2. Final Fantasy 3. Mass Effect

#65 Posted by Ballroompirate (22576 posts) -

We all know LoZ should win this

#66 Posted by PyratRum (561 posts) -

1. Metal Gear
2. Grand Theft Auto
3. Halo

#67 Posted by nintendoboy16 (26319 posts) -

I'll try and mix this up...

1. Star Fox

2. The Sims

3. LEGO

#68 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (5843 posts) -

1. Half-Life

2. Halo

3. Mass Effect

#69 Posted by blackace (20375 posts) -

There really many. many great franchises.

  1. Zelda
  2. Halo
  3. Grand Theft Auto
#70 Posted by heguain (588 posts) -

Ughh such a difficult question.... I haven't played a lot of games and most of them are "mainstream" but here:

1. Fallout

2. The Elder Scrolls

3. Mass Effect

Why mainstream? these ones ain't mainstream..specially Fallout.

#71 Edited by ccagracing (790 posts) -

for me: 1.Mario, 2. GTA, 3. Halo and a notable mention to Grand Turismo, only let down by later versions.

#72 Posted by charizard1605 (56256 posts) -

Updated the leaderboard.

Mario over Zelda? Really guys?

#73 Posted by charizard1605 (56256 posts) -

@Blabadon said:

Do SMT games count differently from Persona, and what about the Souls games. What about Mario

PS you're fat

For Souls, Dark and Demon's Souls are considered different franchises, so they would count separately, but Demon's Sous is disqualified for being a standalone game, so only Dark Souls counts.

Shin Megami Tensei is considered separate from Persona.

Different Mario series are different franchises- Super Mario, Mario Kart, Mario Sports, Mario Party, and so on.

@charizard1605:

So LoZ isn't a meta franchise?

1. Halo

2. Half Life

3. MGS

Zelda's a regular old franchise.

#74 Posted by wiifan001 (18380 posts) -

1) Pokemon
2) Super Mario
3) Zelda

#75 Edited by GreySeal9 (24118 posts) -

1) Zelda

2) Final Fantasy

3) Phoenix Wright

#76 Edited by Couth_ (10029 posts) -

Final Fantasy
Souls
MGS

I started gaming with Mario but it didn't really hook me.. Many times when I was bored of gaming and on the verge of quitting these hooked my like no other.. FF on PS1, MGS on PS2,and Souls currently

#77 Posted by darkangel115 (1520 posts) -

Halo, Mass Effect, Fallout

#78 Posted by cainetao11 (16974 posts) -

@charizard1605:

Fair enough. I figured since the timeline is kinda scattered and debateable it wasn't like a continuing series.

#79 Posted by yokofox33 (29400 posts) -
  1. Shin Megami Tensei
  2. Megaman
  3. Pokemon
#80 Posted by GeoffZak (3715 posts) -
  1. Tales of
  2. Persona
  3. Metal Gear
#81 Edited by Fezzinator101 (225 posts) -

1. TimeSplitters

2. Grand Theft Auto

3. Uncharted

Edited my 3rd entry it was Ratchet & Clank but I decided to switch it to Uncharted.

#82 Edited by bforrester420 (1375 posts) -

Civilization has given me more hours per dollar of gaming than any other gaming franchise. There are other games that are more fun, technically impressive, or culturally relevant...but Civ truly stretches my entertainment dollar further than any other game.

#83 Posted by charizard1605 (56256 posts) -

@yokofox33: Just to clarify, Megami Tensei is separate from Persona.

#84 Posted by finalfantasy94 (26375 posts) -

1.Metal Gear Solid

2.Resident Evil

3.Shadow hearts

#85 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (3968 posts) -

So many people picking halo, original trilogy is good but its been piss poor ever since

#86 Posted by ominous_titan (596 posts) -

1- Mario. Im not a huge fan but Mario is King

2- Metal Gear they're all good

3- Souls Series. Praise the sun

#87 Posted by cantloginnow (118 posts) -

1:Halo

2:Zelda

3:Hard choice,I'll go with Battlefield.

#88 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11644 posts) -

Fine, I'll vote for real:

1. Zelda

2. Mario

3. Pokemon

...I'm such a sheep...

#89 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (10549 posts) -

If you have to vote then its not really the greatest now is it ? Its the most popular.

#90 Edited by faizan_faizan (7855 posts) -
  1. Grand Theft Auto
  2. Half Life
  3. Max Payne

#91 Posted by yokofox33 (29400 posts) -

@yokofox33: Just to clarify, Megami Tensei is separate from Persona.

So SMT and Persona are being counted separately? Ehhh, whatever. Keep my vote the way it is. I still like the SMT games as a whole more even though Persona 3 and 4 are the best of the "group."

#92 Posted by charizard1605 (56256 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@yokofox33: Just to clarify, Megami Tensei is separate from Persona.

So SMT and Persona are being counted separately? Ehhh, whatever. Keep my vote the way it is. I still like the SMT games as a whole more even though Persona 3 and 4 are the best of the "group."

Yes. In Japan, Persona and Shin Megami Tensei have always been separate series, Atlus USA just used the SMT banner to promote Persona 3 in the US when it released, because Nocturne had been such a big hit for them. But Persona and SMT have never been part of the same franchise- at most they fall into the same metaseries (Megami Tensei) and metaseries aren't eligible for this voting round.

But yeah, I'll keep your vote as is lol.

#93 Posted by yokofox33 (29400 posts) -

@charizard1605: Well, shit. I never knew that. Learn something new everyday. I should have known that considering I was in Japan when Persona 4 released.

#94 Posted by PhazonBlazer (11644 posts) -
#95 Posted by David719 (1822 posts) -

1. Super Mario

2. Metroid

3. STALKER

#96 Posted by hiphops_savior (7860 posts) -

@charizard1605: Mario, Zelda, GTA, Halo, Final Fantasy is a pretty good list. Colour me impressed, there are very reasonable arguments for their inclusions (lol Dark Souls, Far Cry, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted).

#97 Posted by kingjazziephiz (2409 posts) -

1.Zelda

2.Pokemon

3Smash bros

#98 Posted by charizard1605 (56256 posts) -

Leaderboard updated again. Come on Zelda, take the first place spot!

#99 Posted by ristactionjakso (5713 posts) -

I'm so disappointed with that Call of Mario score.

Because of that list, I'm going to vote Zelda, although I want to vote the Chrono games.

#100 Posted by Daious (1148 posts) -

Warcraft

Zelda

Mario