Microsoft Gives Windows 7 New Games, Guinness World Records Posts Top 50 Games of All Times
Article by George Norman
On 27 Feb 2009
We love games just as much as any hardcore gamer out there, but the annoying fact that we actually have to work for a living because our parents refuse to support us out of college and that promising career in the gaming world fell through, means that we have to contend ourselves with the default games in the Windows operating system. The good news is that with the next iteration of the Windows OS, Windows 7, Microsoft has made some improvements in the gaming department.

In Windows 7 users will be able to enjoy three new, internet-based versions of backgammon, checkers and spades. Brandon LeBlanc explains: “The new versions of these games have been completely redesigned and improved over their old-school predecessors. Tired of Minesweeper? Definitely give these games a try and join the thousands of other players online who are playing too.”


The thing is that if you have unlimited internet access at your place of employment, you might want to give other interesting online games a shot (like the ones from our Feature Office Time Waster series). There are plenty of online games to discover, and most of the times they will trump the Windows default ones.

Moving on, here is a list of games that the Guinness World Records commission deemed the “Top 50 Games of All Times”:

1. Super Mario Kart
2. Tetris
3. Grand Theft Auto
4. Super Mario World
5. Zelda Ocarina of Time
6. Halo
7. Resident Evil IV
8. Final Fantasy XII
9. Street Fighter II
10. GoldenEye
11. Super Mario 64
12. Tomb Raider
13. Metal Gear Solid
14. Call of Duty 4
15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
16. GTA San Andreas
17. Super Mario Bros
18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
19. Gran Turismo
20. Final Fantasy VII
21. Pro Evolution Soccer 4
22. The Orange Box
23. Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
24. Tekken 2
25. Wii Sports
26. Pokemon Red/Blue
27. Guitar Hero
28. Project Gotham Racing 4
29. Super Mario Galaxy
30. Resident Evil
31. Ico
32. Chrono Trigger
33. Gunstar Heroes
34. Soul Calibur
35. Advance Wars
36. Ridge Racer
37. Super Metroid
38. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
39. GTA Vice City
40. BioShock
41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
42. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
43. God of War
44. Sega Rally Championship
45. Starfox 64
46. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
47. WarioWare Inc
48. Saturn Bomberman
49. Crash Bandicoot
50. Outrun 2

Please note that several factors were taken into consideration when coming up with this list, things like initial impact, gameplay amusement factor, and gaming legacy. It should also be noted that this list is part of the Guinness World Records Gamer's Edition 2009 (which you can purchase from Amazon).

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