An alternative top 100 based on popularity over time
here showing the number of unique users logging plays of a game each year.
Here are the two simple criteria I came up with to generate a list of games that have been popular over an extended period.
1. Published at least 5 years ago -- anything 2015+ has not yet had time to demonstrate longevity.
2. Appears in the top 100 games ranked by number of unique players in at least 5 different years
I picked 2005 as the start of the window of plays I looked at (since play logging data gets sparse before that) and 2019 as the end.
Pleasingly, this generated a list of exactly 100 games, which I present in descending order of number of appearances, oldest first within each tier.
I honestly think this list of games is a better representation of modern gaming than the top 100 by ranking, and would make a great starting point for a Hall of Fame.
How many have you played?
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