GTA was great until IV which didn't captivate me like San Andreas did. I've tried 3 times to re-install and replay and it just doesn't do it for me. Elder Scrolls is epic though - so immersive and addictive. BUT both series deserve credos for their scale and player following. Hard to decide but I think Elder Scrolls must take it, but by the smallest margin. GTA V might swing it back, but what has Bethesda got in their back pocket?
Honestly i can see GTA winning purely because this is all going on whilst everyone is eagerly awaiting GTA V. Skyrim was last year and people are over it.
If the two games were released back to back i'd be more interested in the outcome.
both games are awesome, but Elder Scrolls captivated me more with its universe and 1st person gameplay, something GTA still hasn't done. As far as immersion goes, Elder Scrolls owns GTA for me.
The Legend of Zelda isn't ieven in the top four? Blasphemy! It's the greatest video game series of all time! And the fact that the Mario series only made it to the second round is a joke. It just goes to show you that Call of Duty and Halo aren't entirely to blame for mentally blind and annoying fanboys. All war, soldier, and other kind of games involving shooting are overrated and the most overhyped video game series of all time. The Grand Theft Auto series is the only series in a genre of video games involving guns that deserves even a top four spot. Here's hoping The Elder Scrolls series prevails, but The Legend of Zelda should be in GTA's place. Gamespot, you are hopeless.
Well, of the decade, I'd say fallout. The only game within this decade worth my time to actually beat(other than indie games), and that was a lot of time. I haven't beaten any elder scrolls game yet. I'm more into things I can relate to than things I can't possibly relate to(like magic)
edit: I see fallout lost lol. Well frak, I can't remember what I was doing on skyrim...too busy with Payday2 and Rome2
To each his/her own, a lot of game were not mentioned nor selected, however, I personally like what "I like.Every one has their individual likes and dislikes, and trying to please every one is not obtainable period.
It's so lovely to see so many angry and disappointed people here :D That means that the angry, hating, hipsters of the comments are in a minority. Most people who read gamespot are normal, not this obnoxious people that make me wanna fart blood.
It restores my faith for humanity :D
I don't get this poll. First of all I felt many game series were missing from the start of this voting. Secondly I don't get what you mean by "of the decade" It's only 3 years in so should we only count the later games from the last 3 years or did you mean last decade or did you mean the last 10 years?!
For what it's worth I'd have picked Fallout as the winner if I only had this list of games to choose from. GTAIV was dull, MGS 4 was awful. Mass Effect never caught my interest.
Now if if you meant the whole GTA series then I'd have picked that one but if it's this decade then it loses.
Either way I don't agree with the original choices and because of that I don't care much for the end result either.
Well, this is kind of a hard lineup, in my opinion. I never finished mass effect, didn't really enjoy gta that much, but played the hell out of fallout and tes. Im kinda shocked that cod didnt make it, because you cant deny what call of duty 4 did for the series and what it turned into. Even though everyone's tired of it...
I'm curious as to what the entry criteria was. Also laughing at Fallout vs Elder Scrolls; they're the same style of game from the same developer. It'd be like Mass Effect competing against Dragon Age.
Havent really followed any of this till now, but as soon as you said thats Assassin's Creed and Metal Gear Solid were knocked out by bethesda games (no offense to skyrim), I immediately lost any interest. MGS, AC, and Zelda are three of the greatest game series of all time (my other personal one is Uncharted), and its unfortunate that some people are blinded by the average nature of GTA and Fallout. At least Mass Effect is still there. Anyways just my opinion feel free to disagree.
So its Fallout vs Mass Effect vs The Elder Scrolls vs Grand Theft Auto? Hmm im going with The Elder Scrolls it is the best out of the 3 all its games that came out this decade all have the highest average score and all have won Game of the Year
@Kasheall Winning? I think you might want to check on the results. Elder scrolls have won by 5%. I guess even the hype could not beat a 2 year old game.
Agreed. The Elder Scrolls games are incredibly immersive and have such a depth to them. GTA doesn't have as much immersion quality. GTA V may change that, but we have yet to kniw that so I can't say. But as for your argument, you hit the nail on the head. I'll be shocked if Elder Scrolls doesn't come out on top.
@tonyb500 Which Legend Of Zelda game? This vote is for the last decade.
IMO Ocarina Of Time is the best, but that dates back to 1998.
@tonyb500 past Decade, not skyward sword or Ocarina of Time.
@tonyb500 poor little nintendo Fan. Do you want a lolly pop?
@Payasoplas its not called overhyped, its called best !
@Payasoplas Wrong. Pokemon is the most overhyped series.
@LonelyHippie27 HERE YOU GO: http://www.gamespot.com/greatest-game-series
Maybe you should learn to listen better instead.
-_- Skyward Sword came out in 2011. As in the past TWO YEARS.
And you don't think I already know that Ocarina of Time was originally released in 1998 making the original version unable to count toward the series in the poll? However, it was re-leased on the 3DS.
First of all, I'm a guy who's favorite game is actually GTA: San Andreas, with Twilight Princess and Skyrim at numbers 2 and 3 on my list respectively. And second, you just insulted a guy with Tourettes and Autism. What else do you do for fun, hm? Hijack wheelchairs from paralyzed people? Get a load of you! Coming on here and thinking you can just talk trash just cause you don't agree with what I say...hey guy, jnow what you can do? Crawl right back underneath your rock.
@jimmypepper @tonyb500 Really? You think people with Tourettes and Autism are that stupid? How dare you try to discriminate me like that! So I assume that people like David Beckham, Dan Akroyd, and James Durbin are all stupid as well? At least I have common decency.
@tonyb500 lol u don't have tourettes and autism! If you did how would you know how to use a computer?
@numbes It's me. SORRY 4 COLD I'LL DO BETTER NEXT TIME.
@AggrandizedUser @Gelugon_baat its not anyone from gamespot i recognize who the hell is it. i have only just figured out a way of dampening the high pitched nazel whine from carolyne pettit and to a lesser degree mr van ord