The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time

Original essays discussing each title from “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” and their place in gaming history will be published every week (or so).

Mega Man 2 set the standard for the Mega Man franchise… and the side-scrolling platformer. It’s the subject of our latest essay.

“The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” is a statistical meta-analysis of 44 “Best Video Games of All Time” lists that were published between 1995 and 2016. To qualify for inclusion, each list had to include at least 50 games, with some form of editorial oversight in the process (lists made up solely of reader polls or fan voting were excluded), and no restrictions on release dates or platforms.

Start with “An Introduction and The Top 100” to explore a breakdown of the sorting methodology we used for “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time.” You’ll also find a complete listing of the highest-ranked games according to our formula, and every week or so, we’ll post an original essay discussing another title from “The Scientifically Proven Best Video Games of All Time” and its place in gaming history.


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