I don’t like the idea of a top list that features anything ‘of all time’. I mean, 10 years from now, wouldn’t there be a new ‘of all time’ list? Perhaps if they put these games in a specific timeframe – like the best PC games of 20 years or something of the likes, then I wouldn’t mind it. Regardless, GamesRadar published their list and you can only imagine what games made it on there 😛
81 – SimCity 2000 (1993)
Cities are staggering, beautiful, things. They’re also bastards. SimCity games always captured the latter, but 2000 is the best at balancing endless frustration with the compulsion to create a more perfect city. It’s also the only one in the series to capture a little bit of that futurism, letting you build arcologies and then prompt a mass exodus into space. More games should end on a mass exodus to space.
42 – The Sims 3 (2009)
It’s a suburban what-if machine. What if I hit on my neighbour? What if I have kids? What if I explore this crypt? The answer to each is usually funny, dramatic and calamitous. The Sims 3 finally tones down the tedious baby-sitting elements, leaving you free to toy with the soap opera.