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TopTenREVIEWS Announces Best Video Games of All Time; "Resident Evil 4" for Nintendo GameCube Is Best-Rated by Critics

New video game review Web site ranks the top 10 video games by platform, genre and year; "World of Warcraft" rated best online game


OGDEN, Utah- April 3, 2007 -
TopTenREVIEWS, the leading review site of entertainment and technology, announced a new video game review Web site that ranks and compares video games by platforms, genre, year and of all time. "Resident Evil 4," for Nintendo GameCube, is ranked as the best video game of all time, followed by "Half-Life 2," for the PC, "Soul Calibur," for Sega Dreamcast, "Metroid Prime," for GameCube, and "GoldenEye 007," for Nintendo 64.

TopTenREVIEWS™ new video game site (http://games.toptenreviews.com) scores the reviews of every video game, giving consumers the ability to view rankings and comparisons of game titles across and within platforms, by genre and year, according to how critics reviewed those games.

Each video game review score is normalized on a 0-to-4 scale, giving the video game an overall rating and ranking. TopTenREVIEWS has categorized more than 200,000 reviews of 34,000 video games from more than 500 sources, including Nintendo and PC games of the 1980s to new releases coming out this month. Rankings are listed on more than 66,000 Web pages on TopTenREVIEWS site.

"TopTenREVIEWS provides consumers with the most complete video game review and ranking system on the Internet," said Jerry Ropelato, CEO of TopTenREVIEWS. "We cover more reviews, more platforms and more games than any other site. Our price comparison feature enables consumers to see the best prices for their favorite games."


TopTen™ Video Games of All Time

The TopTen list of highest-rated video games of all time starts with "Resident Evil 4" for Nintendo GameCube, followed by "Half-Life 2," for the PC, "Soul Calibur" for Sega Dreamcast, "Metroid Prime" for GameCube and "GoldenEye 007" for Nintendo 64. Consumers can view the entire list of the best-rated video games of all time at http://games.toptenreviews.com/list_alltime.htm.


Rank

Video Game

Platform

1

Resident Evil 4

Nintendo GameCube

2

Half-Life 2

PC

3

Soul Calibur

Sega Dreamcast

4

Metroid Prime

Nintendo GameCube
5 GoldenEye 007 Nintendo 64
6 Resident Evil 4 Sony Playstation 2
7 Perfect Dark Nintendo 64
8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Nintendo Wii
9 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Nintendo GameCube
10 Grand Theft Auto III Sony Playstation 2
*As of April 3, 2007. Rankings may change slightly as new video games are released and new reviews are posted.


The Video Game rankings at TopTenREVIEWS include genres, such as action, first person shooter, kids and education, racing, etc., for each gaming platform, including PlayStation, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Xbox 360, PC, Game Boy Advance, GameCube, Nintendo, Super Nintendo, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Wii, Mobile Phone, Dreamcast, and Sega Genesis.


TopTen PC MMO and MMORP Games of All Time*
One of the more popular genres of the video game review site is massive multiplayer online (MMO) and massively multiplayer online role-playing (MMORP) video games. In that genre, World of Warcraft is the highest-rated game, followed by World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, EverQuest, Dark Age of Camelot and City of Heroes. The entire list of highest-rated MMO and MMORP games can be seen at http://games.toptenreviews.com/list_ranking_pc_online_mmo_or_mmorp.htm


Rank

Video Game

1

World of Warcraft

2

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

3

EverQuest

4

Dark Age of Camelot

5 City of Heroes
6 EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark
7 EverQuest II
8 Asheron's Call 2: Fallen Kings
9 Final Fantasy XI
10 Dark Age of Camelot: Shrouded Isles
*As of April 3, 2007. Rankings may change slightly as new video games are released and new reviews are posted.


TopTen Nintendo Wii Video Games of All Time*
TopTenREVIEWS canvasses the Internet to find the most recent reviews of all games available. One of the newest game platforms is Nintendo's Wii system. Below is the list of the best Wii games, according to reviews from video game critics. The entire list can be viewed at http://games.toptenreviews.com/list_ranking_wii.htm.     


Rank

Video Game

1

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

2

WarioWare: Smooth Moves

3

Madden NFL 07

4

Trauma Center: Second Opinion

5 The Godfather
6 Rayman Raving Rabbids
7 Wii Sports
8 Elebits
9 Marvel: Ultimate Alliance
10 Excite Truck
*As of April 3, 2007. Rankings may change slightly as new video games are released and new reviews are posted.


TopTen Sony PlayStation Video Games of All Time*
In addition to reviewing recently released video games, TopTenREVIEWS collects reviews and ranks older games - even from games released in the 1980s. Below is the all-time ranking of Sony PlayStation video games, many of which are available at online marketplaces. The entire list can be viewed at http://games.toptenreviews.com/list_ranking_ps.htm.  


Rank

Video Game

1

Gran Turismo

2

Metal Gear Solid

3

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

4

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

5 Tekken 3
6 Final Fantasy IX
7 Gran Turismo 2
8 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
9 Chrono Cross
10 Street Fighter Alpha 3
*As of April 3, 2007. Rankings may change slightly as new video games are released and new reviews are posted.


In addition to viewing video game rankings by year, decade, genre, platform and all time, TopTenREVIEWS provides consumers with links to each review, overall rating score, Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) ratings, video game descriptions, number of players and qualified links to compare new or used pricing. Rankings and reviews of newly released video games are also included in the site.

Video game rankings are updated continuously, as new video games are released and new reviews become available.

The complete lists of video game rankings and pages can be found at http://games.toptenreviews.com.



About TopTenREVIEWS
TopTenREVIEWS is the leading review Web site, featuring expert reviews of technology and entertainment products and services. TopTenREVIEWS.com provides free access to in-depth reviews, side-by-side feature comparisons, industry-related news, articles and qualified links related to software, hardware, movies, video games and Web services. The site has reviewed more than 150 categories of products and services with more than 600,000 Web pages of content. Included in the site are 200,000 video game reviews and 500,000 movie reviews. TopTenREVIEWS ranked No. 3 on the Rising Star list of Deloitte's 2006 Technology Fast 500. For additional information, visit www.TopTenReviews.com.


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