TV Asahi Releases Top 100 Video Games List Voted by Japanese Users

There are some Western games included in the list

TV Asashi recently announced the results of their Video Game General Election, wherein 50,000 Japanese citizens voted for their favorite game. Courtesy of gamestalk.net, the list of games included popular titles ranging as far back the NES era.

Unsparingly, the vast majority of the list is dominated by Japanese games, both known internationally and those that haven’t had an international release. Almost all the main line Pokemon titles are included, as well as nearly all the numbered Final Fantasy games. The same can also be said for both the Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest series.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild nabbed the top spot at #1.

As for international games – Dead by Daylight (#59), Apex Legends (#30), and Minecraft (#20) made the cut. Considering how big these games are in the Twitch and Vtuber scenes, can’t say that I’m all that surprised.

What’s surprising is the fact that Tetris got so far up the list (#25). And even higher still is UNDERTALE (#13).

As a final note, Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s latest Samurai inspired game, managed to get #66.

Here is the complete list of top 100 games:

Games 100-50

  • 100: Persona 3
  • 99: Pokemon Platinum
  • 98: Persona 4
  • 97: Super Mario World
  • 96: Mikuni will
  • 95: MOTHER
  • 94: Fire Emblem Genealogy of the Holy War
  • 93: Persona 5 The Royal
  • 92: Monster Hunter 4G
  • 91: Street Fighter II
  • 90: FINAL FANTASY VIII
  • 89: Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • 88: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • 87: Monster Hunter Double Cross
  • 86: Monster Hunter
  • 85: Dragon Quest VI Phantom Earth
  • 84: FINAL FANTASY XI
  • 83: Dragon Quest VII Eden Warriors
  • 82: Legend of Mana
  • 81: Dragon Quest Builders 2: Destruction God Sido and Empty Island
  • 80: The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
  • 79: Metal Gear Solid
  • 78: Nobunaga’s Ambition, National Edition
  • 77: Mario Kart Wii
  • 76: Kirby Air Ride
  • 75: Come on, Animal Crossing
  • 74: Super Smash Bros. X
  • 73: Gran Turismo 4
  • 72: Kirby Super Deluxe of the Starts
  • 71: Dr. Mario
  • 70: Moster Hunter: World
  • 69: Super Mario RPG
  • 68: Pokemon X and Y
  • 67: Bloodborne
  • 66: Ghost of Tsushima
  • 65: Illusion Suikoden
  • 64: Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver
  • 63: FINAL FANTASY III
  • 62: Xevious
  • 61: Nintendo Wall Star! Super Smash Bros.
  • 60: Pokemon Black 2 and White 2
  • 59: Dead by Daylight
  • 58: Animal Crossing
  • 57: Super Donkey Kong
  • 56: Super Mario Galaxy
  • 55: Yo-Kai Watch 2 Originator / Honke / Shinjitsu
  • 54: Dragon Quest VIII Sky, Sea, Earth, Cursed Princess
  • 53: Tales of the Abyss
  • 52: The Legend of Zelda
  • 51: FINAL FANTASY IV
  • 50: Pokemon Ruby Sapphire

Games 49-30

  • 49: Kingdom Hearts
  • 48: NieR Automata
  • 47: FINAL FANTASY XIV
  • 46: Dragon Quest II Evil Spirit Gods
  • 45: Kirby Wii of the stars
  • 44: Dragon Quest X Awakening Five Races Online
  • 43: Xenoblade
  • 42: Persona 5
  • 41: Momotaro Dentetsu-Showa Heisei Reiwa is also a staple! ~
  • 40: Xenogears
  • 39: Dark Souls III
  • 38: Puyo Puyo
  • 37: FINAL FANTASY IX
  • 36: Pokemon Gold and Silver
  • 35: Xenoblade 2
  • 34: FINAL FANTASY V
  • 33: FINAL FANTASY VI
  • 32: Biohazard (Resident Evil)
  • 31: Tactics Ogre
  • 30: Apex Legends

Games 29-11

  • 29: Okami
  • 28: MOTHER 2
  • 27: Dragon Quest XI In search of the passing time
  • 26: Pokemon Black and White
  • 25: Tetris
  • 24: Pokemon Red, Green, Blue
  • 23: Fire Emblem Fuka Yuzuki
  • 22: Animal Crossing: New Leaf
  • 21: Splatoon
  • 20: Minecraft
  • 19: Illusion Suikoden 2
  • 18: Metal Gear Solid 3 Snake Eater
  • 17: The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time
  • 16: Kingdom Hearts 2
  • 15: Dragon Quest IV Guided Ones
  • 14: Pokemon Sword Shield
  • 13: UNDERTALE
  • 12: Super Mario Kart
  • 11: Pokemon Diamond Pearl

Games 10-01

  • 10: Super Mario Bros. 3
  • 09: FINAL FANTASY X
  • 08: Chrono Trigger
  • 07: Super Smash Bros. SPECIAL
  • 06: Dragon Quest III and And to the legend…
  • 05: Splatoon 2
  • 04: Animal Crossing: New Year’s Forest
  • 03: FINAL FANTASY VII
  • 02: Dragon Quest V Bride in the Sky
  • 01: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Source: gamestalk.net