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pwnRank Update v4 Observations

April 14, 2017
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First of all, I'd like to say, as always, thank you for taking the time to dig into the rankings, and I hope they've inspired you to branch out and play something you haven't played before. Don't forget, you can see a filtered list of the Top 500 as well. Make sure to check that out, and share with your friends!

Now, for the update observations.

A couple of new lists were added, including "The EZA Top 100 Videogames Countdown!" by the Easy Allies Forums, as well as an updated list from PC Gamer.

However, the biggest additions to the 2017 rankings update are compiled lists from two Reddit threads, asking users to list their top game of all-time. You can find links to these lists on the ListXplorer page. The gamer community on Reddit is a huge voice in the gaming community, and we wanted to make sure their input was included in our rankings. We did our best to sift through every post, and pull the data out, as best as we could. The results were pretty interesting!

Also, just as a reminder as to how the system works, now that we are in a new year, each list that is older than 2017 moves down in value. The older the list, the less valuable it is. Lists from 2008 have been removed, as we only use lists that are 8 years old or newer. The dynamic lists that we use and update with each new rankings version, have all been updated to reflect 2017 scoring values.

Here is a look at the notable rank changes from the v4 update:

Games entering the Top 10
#6 - Red Dead Redemption (+5)
#8 - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (+4)
#10 - Mass Effect 2 (+4)

Games exiting the Top 10
#11 - Goldeneye 007 (-2)
#13 - Tetris (-5)
#14 - Metal Gear Solid (-4)

Games entering the Top 100
#86 - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (+71)
#89 - Planescape: Torment (+12)
#90 - The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (+12)
#95 - Kingdom Hearts II (+20)

Games exiting the Top 100
#101 - Mario Kart 64 (-2)
#108 - Star Wars: TIE Fighter (-11)
#110 - Mortal Kombat (-10)
#113 - Gears of War (-19)

Other notable changes in the Top 100
#24 - Metroid Prime (+7)
#34 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (-6)
#53 - Journey (+8)
#56 - The Witcher 3 (+21)
#59 - Halo 2 (+7)
#61 - Soulcalibur (+10)
#63 - Batman: Arkham Asylum (-10)
#64 - Final Fantasy X (-7)
#72 - Assassin's Creed 2 (-7)
#78 - Sonic the Hedgehog (-10)
#81 - Pokemon Gold and Silver (+12)

Notable recent releases on the bubble
#111 - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (first ranking)
#112 - Undertale (+35)
#140 - Bloodborne (+148)
#157 - Persona 5 (first ranking)
#181 - Inside (+17)
#188 - The Witness (+26)
#202 - Horizon Zero Dawn (first ranking)