Edge's 100 Greatest Videogames special will cause plenty of debate


Sorry Nasa, we no longer care if you've found life on Mars - Edge just revealed its Top 100 Greatest Videogames list and people are FUMING that Metal Gear Solid 3 didn't make the cut.

The one-off special, consisting of 212 pages, gorgeous full-page artwork and words from some of the industry's best writers, was the result of months of exhaustive deliberation.

But before you go and grab a pitchfork because your favourite game didn't make the list, it's important to understand the process Edge followed before arriving at its final decision.

Says Edge: "In compiling the list, we worked to simple criteria: all formats – console, PC, portable, coin-op, touchscreen – were eligible; we could include only a single entry from any series that features straight-up sequels; and each game had to stand up today rather than making the cut for reasons of nostalgia or historic significance. The result is a collection of modern classics that must not be missed."

It's that final criteria - the need to stand up today - which is perhaps why some of your favourite childhood gems didn't make the cut. But even if you find the results controversial, it'll still make for a lovely addition to the bookshelf.

The 100 Greatest Videogames can be ordered online here, and is available to buy in UK newsagents now for £11.99.

Hugh Langley

Hugh Langley is the ex-News Editor of TechRadar. He had written for many magazines and websites including Business Insider, The Telegraph, IGN, Gizmodo, Entrepreneur Magazine, WIRED (UK), TrustedReviews, Business Insider Australia, Business Insider India, Business Insider Singapore, Wareable, The Ambient and more.

Hugh is now a correspondent at Business Insider covering Google and Alphabet, and has the unfortunate distinction of accidentally linking the TechRadar homepage to a rival publication.