Japanese flagship station of the All-Nippon News Network, TV Asahi, has produced a viewer-based feature on the best video games of all-time. The list, which was comprised of over 50,000 votes, is certainly interesting and unexpected as there is a number of fairly recent video games in the top ten. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch system was voted as the best video game of all-time . Here’s the top ten games voted by viewers of TV Asahi:
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Dragon Quest V
- Final Fantasy VII
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Splatoon 2
- Dragon Quest III
- Super Smash Bros Ultimate
- Chrono Trigger
- Final Fantasy X
- Super Mario Bros. 3
Well that’s a stretch but then again naming any game best of all time is going to be a stretch.
What’s even more of a stretch is that New Horizons is up there, as it’s not even the best game in the series.
New Horizons is the best when it comes to customizing the landscape but falls short in practically everything else. The first game remains the most comfy to me.
Japan seems to really be into Nintendo and Square Enix, mainly the JRPG from Square of course
It’s a good game. Look at all the “BOTW clones” that has come out since then.
For those who are curious or too lazy to look it up, here are the rest of that list.
Pokemon Platinum Version
Super Mario World
Romance of the Three Kingdoms
Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War
Persona 5 Royal
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
Street Fighter II
Final Fantasy VIII
Super Mario Galaxy 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation
Final Fantasy XI
Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past
Legend of Mana
Dragon Quest Builders 2
The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Metal Gear Solid
Nobunaga’s Ambition: Zenkokuban
Mario Kart Wii
Kirby Air Ride
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Gran Turismo 4
Kirby Super Star
Monster Hunter: World
Super Mario RPG
Pokemon X / Y
Ghost of Tsushima
Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver
Final Fantasy III
Super Smash Bros.
Pokemon Black 2 / White 2
Dead by Daylight
Super Donkey Kong
Super Mario Galaxy
Yo-kai Watch 2: Bony Spirits / Fleshy Souls / Psychic Specters
Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Tales of the Abyss
The Legend of Zelda
Final Fantasy IV
Pokemon Ruby / Sapphire
Final Fantasy XIV
Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line
Kirby’s Return to Dream Land
Dragon Quest X: Rise of the Five Tribes Online
Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban!
Dark Souls III
Final Fantasy IX
Pokemon Gold / Silver
Final Fantasy V
Final Fantasy VI
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Pokemon Black / White
Pokemon Red / Green / Blue
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Kingdom Hearts II
Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
Pokemon Sword / Shield
Super Mario Kart
Pokemon Diamond / Pearl
Quick note, its 100 from Persona 3 to 11 on Pokemon Diamond/Pearl.
I’m surprised Mother is on here. Maybe I am biased since I played Earthbound before it, but it feels very weak as far as RPG’s go.
Huh, well I’m glad to see Persona 3 on here, even if it only just made the cut.
This is an interesting list alright, thats all I’m gonna say on the topic.
Well that and that its nice to see a few western games in there as well. Apex Legends (30th place) is a bit of a surprise for me, didn’t know it was popular in Japan.
Criminal Resident Evil 4 didn’t make this list.