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Japan: TV Asahi names Zelda Breath of the Wild the best video game of all-time

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:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Dragon Quest V
  3. Final Fantasy VII
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Splatoon 2
  6. Dragon Quest III
  7. Super Smash Bros Ultimate
  8. Chrono Trigger
  9. Final Fantasy X
  10. Super Mario Bros. 3


11 thoughts on “Japan: TV Asahi names Zelda Breath of the Wild the best video game of all-time”

  1. For those who are curious or too lazy to look it up, here are the rest of that list.

    Persona 3
    Pokemon Platinum Version
    Persona 4
    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
    Monster Hunter
    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
    Dr. Mario
    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
    Animal Crossing
    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
    Kingdom Hearts
    NieR: Automata
    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
    Persona 5
    Momotaro Dentetsu: Showa Heisei Reiwa mo Teiban!
    Dark Souls III
    Puyo Puyo
    Final Fantasy IX
    Pokemon Gold / Silver
    Xenoblade 2
    Final Fantasy V
    Final Fantasy VI
    Tactics Ogre
    Apex Legends
    MOTHER 2
    Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
    Pokemon Black / White
    Pokemon Red / Green / Blue
    Fire Emblem: Three Houses
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Suikoden II
    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

    1. 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.

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