EDGE Magazine Names The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Greatest Game of All Time

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Is Number 1 on a List of the Best Games of All Time

A couple of years ago, in 2015, EDGE Magazine published a special issue featuring a top 100 greatest games of all time list. Of course, since then, especially with the massive releases we’ve had this year alone, they have decided to publish a revised list in this months issue. And as if it’s any surprise, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild beat out some popular titles for the number one spot.

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Considering just how much of a masterpiece Breath of the Wild is, boasting beautiful open-world landscapes that emphasize player agency and exploration, this number one ranking should not come as a shock at all. Among the top five, aside from Zelda, was Bloodborne, The Last of Us, Grand Theft Auto V and Dark Souls. Interestingly, some titles were oddly ranked (eg. Overwatch and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End), some genres that were maybe a bit under-represented (racing games, JRPGS, and platformers), and some complete omissions. If you’re interested to find out which other games The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild surpassed to take the top spot on the list, you can check out the full rankings from EDGE Magazine below.

100. Super Hexagon
99. Her Story
98. Super Monkey Ball
97. Final Fantasy XII
96. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
95. Hyper Light Drifter
94. Katamari Damacy
93. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
92. Resogun
91. Puzzle Bobble
90. F-Zero GX
89. The Sims 3
88. R-Type Final
87. Elite: Dangerous
86. Bomberman
85. StarCraft II
84. Pac-Man: Championship Edition
83. BioShock
82. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
81. Puzzle & Dragons
80. Tearaway
79. League of Legends
78. Super Meat Boy
77. Xenoblade Chronicles
76. OutRun 2006: Coast to Coast
75. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
74. Civilization IV
73. Battlefield 4
72. Metroid Prime
71. Hearthstone
70. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
69. Limbo
68. Towerfall Ascension
67. EarthBound
66. Batman: Arkham Knight
65. Transistor
64. Puyo Puyo
63. FTL: Advanced Edition
62: Persona 4 Golden
61. Mass Effect 2
60. Okami
59. The Stanley Parable
58. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
57. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
56. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
55. Far Cry 4
54. Titanfall 2
53. Doom (2016)
52. Trials Fusion
51. Nidhogg
50. Fez
49. Overwatch
48. Super Mario 3D World
47. Journey
46. Dead Space
45. Dota 2
44. Vanquish
43. Super Mario Maker
42. Fire Emblem Fates
41. Inside
40. Shadow of the Colossus
39. Halo 3
38. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
37. Spelunky
36. Destiny
35. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
34. Kerbal Space Program
33. Dishonored
32. Splatoon
31. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
30. Rock Band 3
29. The Last Guardian
28. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
27. Ico
26. Super Metroid
25. Demon’s Souls
24. Horizon: Zero Dawn
23. Advance Wars
22. The Witness
21. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
20. Ultra Street Fighter IV
19. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
18. Rez Infinite
17. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
16. Super Mario World
15. Red Dead Redemption
14. Super Mario 64
13. Portal
12. Bayonetta 2
11. Minecraft
10. Resident Evil 4
9. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
8. Super Mario Galaxy 2
7. Tetris
6. Half-Life 2
5. Bloodborne
4. The Last of Us
3. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Dark Souls
1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Do you agree with the rankings? If not, how would you rank the games, and which other ones might you include. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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  • andrewsqual

    But wait a minute, why isn’t Skyward Sword, the previous perfect 10/10 Zelda game, ANYWHERE on this list lol? Surely the greatest game of all time before BOTW would be here somewhere too if it really WAS that great and not and an overblown exaggeration simply because its a main series Zelda game and nothing else?

    • PachterStation

      These lists are always full of top games, but only a fraction are classics.

  • PachterStation

    Have to agree with Super Mario 64, The Last of Us and Super Mario World, but I thought F-Zero 64 was the best in the series (not forgetting F-Zero GP Legends). Plenty of games missing such as Mario Kart (Super NES), Sonic the Hedgehog (Mega Drive) and Goldeneye (Nintendo 64), to name a few. It’s probably impossible for any gamer to pick their top 100 games. Best GTA was GTA 3, which totally changed the franchise. The list goes on. Wave Race 64, Gran Turismo 3, Shenmue, Wipeout. Puzzle Bobble, you never hear of the Saturn classic Baku Baku Animal. Super Mario All Stars was another, more so when it was re-released with Super Mario World included, but I suppose that was 5 games on 1 cart.