Greatest game poll

GAME have just revealed their greatest game poll, which saw Call of Duty 4 take the top spot. Of more interest here was that World of Warcraft managed to get to number 12, with the next and only other MMO in the chart Guild Wars at 93. The poll was cross-platform, but still shows the work (or the lowest denominator appeal) an MMO has to put in to be in with a chance in that kind of vote. In better news, perhaps, the poll had tons of RPGs in it and analysis showed that roleplaying games were the most popular genre, thanks to the Final Fantasy series, Mass Effect, Oblivion and World of Warcraft. [GAME is one of the biggest games retail chains in the UK, if you didn’t know!]

In other general news, Age of Conan has topped the UK PC games chart for the third week in a row, managing to even hold off Mass Effect from the top spot. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Soulstorm is at no. 9 and the World of Warcraft Battlechest is at no. 10. None of these make it into the cross-format chart though.


One Response

  1. It all seems pretty predictable. You’d expect current faves like CoD4, Halo 3 and Gears of War to fade over the years.

    I suspect the reason why MMORPGs do badly is that even if you asked the most die hard WoW players what their favourite game is, they’d probably pick something else.

    A big chunk of the fun in any MMO comes from the social aspect and the people you play them with, and due to limitations with internet latencies, developers are limited in the kind of gameplay innovation they can attempt.

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