International Publications


International VS North America
 

The “International Publications” sorting of the Video Game Canon is a statistical meta-analysis of 25 “Best Video Games of All Time” lists that were published between 1995 and 2017 outside of North America. To qualify for inclusion, each list had to include at least 50 titles, some form of editorial oversight (lists made up solely of reader polls or fan voting were excluded), and no restrictions on release dates or platforms.

Games released after January 1, 2014 were excluded in the “International Publications” sorting to remove any recency bias.


Hyper
Top 100 Video Games of All Time
Publication Region: International
Published: February 1995
Cut-Off: December 31, 1994

Edge
Top 100 Games to Play Now
Publication Region: International
Published: 2000
Cut-Off: December 31, 1999

Edge
Ten Top Tens
Publication Region: International
Published: October 2003
Cut-Off: October 31, 2003

Yahoo! Games UK
The 100 Greatest
Computer Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: 2005
Cut-Off: March 31, 2005

The Age
The 50 Best Games

Publication Region: International
Published: October 6, 2005
Cut-Off: September 30, 2005

Edge
The 100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: July 2, 2007
Cut-Off: June 30, 2007

Stuff UK
100 Greatest Games
Publication Region: International
Published: September 2008
Cut-Off: February 29, 2008

Empire Online
The 100 Greatest Games

Publication Region: International
Published: 2009
Cut-Off: December 31, 2008

Edge
100 Best Games to Play Today

Publication Region: International
Published: March 9, 2009
Cut-Off: January 31, 2009

GamesTM
100 Greatest Games Of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: September 2, 2010
Cut-Off: October 31, 2010

GamesMaster
100 Games That Shook the World
Publication Region: International
Published: February 2016
Cut-Off: December 31, 2010

Games Radar
100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: 2011
Cut-Off: March 31, 2011

Gamereactor
Top 100 All Time Best Games

Publication Region: International
Published: August 31, 2011
Cut-Off: April 30, 2011

Stuff UK
100 Best Games Ever

Publication Region: International
Published: October 2011
Cut-Off: May 31, 2011

Games Radar
100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: 2012
Cut-Off: March 31, 2012

Games Radar
100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: February 15, 2013
Cut-Off: December 31, 2012

Gaming Bolt
Top 100 Greatest Video Game Ever Made

Publication Region: International
Published: April 19, 2013
Cut-Off: March 31, 2013

Hyper/PC and Tech Authority
100 Games to Play Before You Die

Publication Region: International
Published: November 1, 2013
Cut-Off: September 30, 2013

Games Radar
100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: March 7, 2014
Cut-Off: December 31, 2013

Stuff UK
Best Games Ever
Publication Region: International
Published: February 2014
Cut-Off: December 31, 2013

Games Radar+
The 100 Best Games Ever

Publication Region: International
Published: February 25, 2015
Cut-Off: December 31, 2014

Edge
The 100 Greatest Videogames
Publication Region: International
Published: September 24, 2015
Cut-Off: September 30, 2015

Edge Magazine
The 100 Greatest Videogames

Publication Region: International
Published: August 2017
Cut-Off: April 30, 2017

Jeux Video
Top 100 Best Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: September 10, 2017
Cut-Off: March 31, 2017

Stuff UK
The 50 Greatest Games of All Time

Publication Region: International
Published: December 26, 2017
Cut-Off: March 31, 2017