G4 Reveals Top 100 Video Games of All Time!

Week-Long Special Celebrated Video Games That Broke the Mold and Crowned Super Mario Bros. as the Greatest Game of All Time

Last week G4 and their panel of experts revealed the list of the Top 100 video games of all time with the help of the world’s biggest stars, hottest athletes, gifted musicians and the most influential names in video games. There were some surprises, some fan favorites and some highly debated rankings, but through it all, the Italian plumber came out on top with the original Super Mario Bros. taking the number one slot.

The special, which aired Monday (June 11) through Friday (June 15), reached more than 3 million unique viewers that week. It more than doubled G4’s time period average for all viewers and was up 110% and 146% among adults 18-49 and men 18-49, respectively. The premiere run ranked #9 in that time period amongst all ad-supported cable nets with Men 18-34.

The Top 100 Video Games of All Time section on G4tv.com drove historic traffic for the website, over 5.5MM impressions during the countdown show’s premiere week making it the most well trafficked non-E3 web event ever for G4.

Did your favorite game make the cut? Check out the full list below to find out!

100. Pong
99. Words with Friends
98. Pitfall
97. NBA 2K11
96. Guitar Hero 2
95. Burger Time
94. Braid
93. Star Wars: Tie Fighter
92. Galaga
91. The Sims
90. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadow of Amn
89. Left 4 Dead
88. Double Dribble
87. Mass Effect 2
86. Outrun
85. Silent Hill 2
84. Wii Sports
83. Ninja Gaiden
82. Super Smash Bros. Melee
81. Resident Evil
80. Gears of War 3
79. Psychonauts
78. Spy Hunter
77. Excitebike
76. Blades of Steel
75. Fallout 3
74. Star Fox 64
73. Mega Man 2
72. Mortal Kombat
71. Wing Commander II: V of the K
70. Star Wars
69. Double Dragon
68. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
67. Minecraft
66. Assassin’s Creed II
65. Unreal Tournament
64. NBA Jam
63. Wolfenstein 3D
62. Sid Meier’s Civilization II
61 God of War III
60. Contra
59. Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
58. Ultima Online
57. Pokemon Red/Blue
56. Super Street Fighter IV
55. Kingdom Hearts
54. Gauntlet
53. Deus Ex
52. Rock Band 3
51. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
50. Sonic the Hedgehog
49. Angry Birds
48. Tecmo Bowl
47. Myst
46. Red Dead Redemption
45. Metal Gear Solid
44. Grand Theft Auto IV
43. Quake III: Arena
42. Ghosts N Goblins
41. Super Mario 64
40. Space Invaders
39. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
38. Super Metroid
37. Halo
36. Batman: Arkham City
35. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34. Counter Strike
33. Final Fantasy VII
32. Mike Tyson’s Punch Out!
31. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
30. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
29. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
28. Super Mario Kart
27. Chrono Trigger
26. Ico
25. Grand Theft Auto III
24. Madden NFL 2005
23. Halo 3
22. Panzer Dragoon Saga
21. Resident Evil 4
20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
19. Diablo 2
18. Ms. Pac-Man
17. StarCraft
16. Half-Life
15. Donkey Kong
14. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
13. Portal
12. Doom II
11. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
10. World of Warcraft
09. Shadow of the Colossus
08. Goldeneye 007
07. Super Mario Bros. 3
06. The Legend of Zelda
05. Tetris
04. Asteroids
03. BioShock
02. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
01. Super Mario Bros.

via G4 Press Release

G4 At Comic-Con!

G4 is planning on having six hours of live coverage of Comic-Con and will be broadcasting X-Play and Attack of the Show live from the exhibit floor.

G4 has some amazing things coming your way from San Diego’s famous Comic-Con later this week. We’re planning six hours of in-depth live coverage from the Con, including news, exclusive premieres, crazy costumes, panel discussions, celebrity appearances and outrageous fans. Also, for the first time ever, we’ll be broadcasting both X-Play and Attack of the Show live from the show floor.

You can watch “X-Play All Access: Comic-Con” on Thursday July 21st at 7:00 PM ET/PT, “Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live” on Friday July 22nd at 7:00 PM ET/PT culminating with “Comic Con ’11 Live” on Saturday July 23rd from 4 – 8 PM ET/PT live from the convention floor.

… and that’s all just what’s on TV. On the internet, our Comic-Con website will feature hours of web-exclusive video interviews, the latest movie and TV trailers in HD, photo galleries and cosplay coverage from the show and live-blogs from all the biggest panels.

“X-Play All Access: Comic-Con”
Thursday, July 21st, 7PM ET/PT

“Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live”

Friday, July 22, 7PM ET/PT

“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage

Saturday, July 23rd, 4 pm – 8 pm  ET/PT

G4’s on-site events for Comic-Con attendees include:

Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Alison Haislip, Chris Gore, Chris Hardwick, Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Sara Underwood, Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise will all be participating in signings at the G4 booth throughout the convention.

Thursday, July 21st

1:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
X-Play LIVE: A Show on Television – X-Play’s Official Comic-Con PANEL
Room 25ABC

Now into its 13th year, G4’s “X-Play” is TV’s longest running and most watched video game show.  Each episode is packed with brutally honest reviews, live demos, and of course intern humiliation.

Hosts Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Executive Producer Wade Beckett make their triumphant return to Comic Con and promise a no holds barred live panel. They’ll take questions from the audience, debut a brand new comedy short, challenge the hardcore fans with trivia, and give out prizes to a chosen few.

Friday, July 22nd

11:30 am – 1:00 pm  PT
“Attack of the Show!” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 3

Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Alison Haislip and comic book expert Blair Butler who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm PT
“X-Play” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 2

Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

Saturday, July 23rd

10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
“Attack of the Show!” Attacks Comic-Con – AOTS’ Official Comic-Con PANEL
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel

G4’s “Attack of the Show!” is TV’s first, and only, live daily show dedicated to the “digital generation”…from breaking the hottest web videos, reviewing the latest tech, movies and videogames, everyday AOTS takes its audience to the virtual water cooler. Fans are invited to join Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Sara Underwood and “AOTS” Executive Producers as they bring attendees the closest thing to being on a LIVE “Attack of the Show!,” an interactive Comic-Con panel. There will be giveaways, stunts, audience games and a special panel screening of upcoming comedy for “Attack of the Show!”. Fans will get a chance to grill the hosts & producers of the show and find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind “Attack of the Show!”, such as “How can I get a job on AOTS?,” “What guest surprised Kevin the most?”

1:00 – 5:00 pm PT
“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage

Hosts Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Sara Underwood and Alison Haislip and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

Sunday, July 24th

1:30 pm
In-booth Trivia Challenge hosted by G4’s Movie Expert Chris Gore with prizes provided by G4

via G4TV.com

G4 Announces Plans for Comic-Con!

G4 has released their preliminary plans for the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con. In attendance at the San Diego Comic-Con will be: Kevin Pereira, “Attack of the Show!” Co-Host; Candace Bailey, “Attack of the Show!” Co-Host; Blair Butler, “Fresh Ink” Host and “Attack of the Show!” Contributor; Alison Haislip, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Sara Underwood, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Alex Sim-Wise, “Attack of the Show!” and “X-Play” Correspondent; Morgan Webb, “X-Play” Co-Host; Adam Sessler, “X-Play” Co-Host; Blair Herter, “X-Play” and “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent; Kristin Adams, “X-Play” Correspondent; and Chris Gore, “Attack of the Show!” Correspondent.

G4’s Comic-Con coverage includes:
“X-Play All Access: Comic Con” – Thursday, July 21st, 7 pm – 8 pm ET/PT– Kicking off three consecutive days of coverage, “X-Play” broadcasts live from Comic-Con for the first time with a special one-hour live episode dedicated to the hottest gaming action at the convention. Videogames have a huge presence at Comic-Con and hosts Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb and Blair Herter will bring viewers live hands-on demos, new videogame world premieres and surprise live guests. Correspondents Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise report all latest news straight from the show floor.

“Attack of the Show! Attacks Comic-Con Live” – Friday, July 22nd, 7 pm – 8 pm ET/PT – On day two of unrivalled Comic-Con coverage, there will be a special Con themed “Attack of the Show!” Host Kevin Pereira will initiate his co-host Candace Bailey into her inaugural Comic-Con as this is her first time experiencing the pop culture phenomenon. Viewers will also get to see their favorite AOTS! segments such as “Around the Net” and GadgetPron” with a special Comic-Con twist.

“Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage – Saturday, July 23rd, 4 pm – 8 pm  ET/PT – Hosts Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Alison Haislip, Sara Underwood, Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

G4’s on-site events for Comic-Con attendees include:
Thursday, July 21st
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
– X-Play LIVE: A Show on Television – X-Play’s Official Comic-Con PANEL – Room 25ABC – Now into its 13th year, G4’s “X-Play” is TV’s longest running and most watched video game show.  Each episode is packed with brutally honest reviews, live demos, and of course intern humiliation. Hosts Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Executive Producer Wade Beckett make their triumphant return to Comic Con and promise a no holds barred live panel.

*In Booth Signings:
Sara Underwood     10:30 am – 12 pm
Kristin Adams          1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Blair Herter               5:30 pm – 7 pm

Friday, July 22nd
11:30 am – 1:00 pm  PT – “Attack of the Show!” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 3 – Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Sara Underwood, Alison Haislip and comic book expert Blair Butler who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

3:30 pm – 5:00 pmPT – “X-Play” Cast Autograph signing
Autograph Area 2 – Fans attending Comic-Con are invited to meet Adam Sessler, Morgan Webb, Blair Herter, Kristin Adams and Alex Sim-Wise who will be signing exclusive Comic-Con posters.

*In Booth Signings:
Adam Sessler             10:30 am – 12 pm
Morgan Webb             1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Alison Haislip               3:00 pm – 4 pm
Candace Bailey & Kevin Pereira        5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, July 23rd
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT – “Attack of the Show!” Attacks Comic-Con – AOTS’ Official Comic-Con PANEL – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel – G4’s “Attack of the Show!” is TV’s first, and only, live daily show dedicated to the “digital generation”…from breaking the hottest web videos, reviewing the latest tech, movies and videogames, everyday AOTS takes its audience to the virtual water cooler. Fans are invited to join Kevin Pereira, Candace Bailey, Blair Butler, Sara Underwood and “AOTS” Executive Producers as they bring attendees the closest thing to being on a LIVE “Attack of the Show!,” an interactive Comic-Con panel. There will be giveaways, stunts, audience games and a special panel screening of upcoming comedy for “Attack of the Show!”. Fans will get a chance to grill the hosts & producers of the show and find out the dirty secrets and television tricks behind “Attack of the Show!”, such as “How can I get a job on AOTS?,” “What guest surprised Kevin the most?”

*In Booth Signings:
Blair Butler                  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

1:00 – 5:00 pm PT – “Comic Con ’11 Live” – Four Hours of Live Coverage – Hosts Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey will be joined by comic book maven Blair Butler, correspondents Sara Underwood, Alison Haislip, Blair Herter and others, to deliver some of the most exciting news from the convention.

Sunday, July 24th
*In Booth Signings:
Chris Gore                  10:30 am – 12 pm

1:30 pm – In-booth Trivia Challenge hosted by G4’s Movie Expert Chris Gore with prizes provided by G4

* All booth signings are on a first come first serve basis with wristbands being given out at the G4 Booth the day of the signing when the convention floor opens.