Everyone who played The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild probably suspect this for some time, but now it’s official. It’s now the greatest game ever. At least, if you believe in polls.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild ~ Number 1 Forever!

A recent poll was conducted by TV Asahi, reported and translated by ResetEra user Hayama Akito, during a 3-hour long show where they decided upon the best 100 video games in history.

Apparently, this poll consisted of a grand total of 50,000 votes. This gives us a pretty good clue as to what people think is the top video game in history. And of course, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild for the Nintendo Switch got first place. As you would expect from Link’s greatest adventure yet. At least, until the sequel comes out.

Still a bit disappointed that you don’t get to play as Zelda in a The Legend of Zelda game.

Top 100 Games: Honorable Mention

Now you might be wondering: what are the runner-ups after The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Well, for the very curious, here are the other 99 games down the list from TV Asahi’s poll. Enjoy:

1st to 10th

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild cover art.
And so Link sets off into the sunset, confident of his popularity.
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Dragon Quest V
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Splatoon 2
  • Dragon Quest III
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Super Mario Bros. 3

11 to 20th

Undertale cover art.
A scene that doesn’t actually happen in the game.
  • Pokemon Diamond Pearl
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Undertale
  • Pokemon Sword Shield
  • Dragon Quest IV
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Minecraft

21st to 30th place

Pokemon Red and Green box art.
Ah, the classic animal fighting simulator.
  • Splatoon
  • Animal Crossing
  • Fire Emblem: Fuuka Yukigetsu
  • Pokemon Red and Green
  • Tetris
  • Pokemon Black and White
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Ookami
  • Apex Legends

31st to 40th

Resident Evil 1 cover art.
A strange lack of zombies on the cover art of a zombie game.
  • Tactics Ogre
  • Resident Evil
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Final Fantasy V
  • Xenoblade 2
  • Pokémon Gold and Silver
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Puyo Puyo
  • Xenogears

41st to 50th

Combat androids everywhere!
  • Momotaro Dentetsu – Showa Heisei – Japanese classic too! ~
  • Persona 5
  • Xenoblade
  • Dragon Quest X
  • Kirby the star Wii
  • Dragon Quest II
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • NieR: Automata
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire

51st to 60th

Tales of the Abyss box art.
As a Tales fan, I approve!
  • Final Fantasy IV
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Tales of the Abyss
  • Dragon Quest VIII
  • Yokai Watch 2
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Super Donkey Kong
  • Animal Crossing
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Pokemon Black and White 2

61st to 70th

Super Mario RPG box art.
AKA: the proto-Paper Mario.
  • Nintendo All Star! Super Smash Bros.
  • Final Fantasy III
  • Pokemon Heart Gold and Soul Silver
  • Suikoden: Genso Suikoden
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Bloodborne
  • Pokemon X and Y
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Monster Hunter: World

71st to 100th

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask box art.
Still the creepiest The Legend of Zelda game ever.
  • Dr. Mario
  • Kirby Super Deluxe
  • Gran Turismo 4
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Super Smash Bros. X
  • Animal Crossing
  • Kirby’s Air Ride
  • Mario Kart Wii
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Nationwide Version
  • The Legend of Zelda: Mujura no Kamen
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2: Sidoh and the Empty Island
  • Seiken Densetsu: Legend of Mana
  • Dragon Quest VII: Warriors of Eden
  • Final Fantasy XI
  • Dragon Quest VI: Land of the Lost
  • Monster Hunter
  • Monster Hunter Double Cross
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Monster Hunter 4G
  • Persona 5 The Royal
  • Fire Emblem: The Genealogy of the Holy War
  • Romance of the Three Kingdoms
  • Super Mario World
  • Persona 4
  • Pocket Monsters Platinum
  • Persona 3

Food For Thought?

So far on this list of top 100 games, we see quite a few games we expect to see. Others though comes as a complete surprise. Would you have guessed that Splatoon 2 would make it into the top 10, or Undertale into the top 20? Heck, even as a Tales fan, I was surprised that Tales of the Abyss even made it onto the list at all, with how little-known the series is. In fact, it’s the only Tales game to make it onto the list, which isn’t a surprise if you’ve played the game, and know how good it is.

Perhaps you might have some strong opinions about which game made it into the top 30 or not? If you do, do you mind telling us in the comments section?

Source: denfaminicogame.jp, ResetEra