Pelaajalehti.com recently held a poll for their people to decide the most beautiful video games of all time. Not all of the top ten received a warm welcome, with people believing many voters just chose their favourite or latest hype as opposed to the most beautiful games.

Is it your top ten?

1. Okami (PS2, Wii)
2. LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
3. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)
4. Mirror's Edge (Xbox 360, PS3)
5. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)
6. Metroid Prime (GC)
7. ICO (PS2) ICO (PS2)
8. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
9. Team Fortress 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
10. Mega Man 9 (Wii, PS3, Xbox 360)
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  • 3
    Miss Razz Sep 29, 08
    It depends on what people count as "beautiful". I'd consider Okami to be up there because it's unique and artistic style makes it stand out, and Mirror's Edge because it's just gorgeous to look at because of it's colors. While other gamers might consider Fallout 3 to be "beautiful" because of it's detailed graphics.

    Personally, I can see why most of them are up there. Some are odd choices though (Megaman 9? Metroid? Halo 3?).

    I'd also put Super Mario Galaxy (it's graphical design is just ... fascinating to look at) or Fatal Frame 2 (the use of contrast and color in that game is amazing) on the list.
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      Fatal Error Sep 29, 08
      Mario Galaxy's graphic design is pretty plain, no? Seems like the typical mario design with more polygons. =/

      I'd say games like Shadow of the Colossus, Okami, Ico, Crysis, Valkyrie Profile 2 (the CGI, at least)...There are few others I'd really consider to be perfectly honest.
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    RabidChinaGirl Sep 29, 08
    Okami, Shadow of Colossus.. those games I would definitely agree on. Both, despite being PS2 originals, made a bigger impression on me than many "next gen" games. Oblivion was another "beautiful" game in my opinon. I guess I could see Mirror's Edge being on the list but it's not out yet. Team Fortress 2 is stylish, but beautiful? Hrm...

    The list as a whole is random, but so is the criteria. Top 10 most beautiful games? I'm sorry, but that is horribly vague. The title of the GG post is really claiming a lot too -- "of all time"?

    I can agree with the poster's comments. Some of those games may just have been chosen for the hype/popularity. "Beautiful" games don't always get the attention they deserve.
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    Seproth Sep 29, 08
    Megaman 9 is ugly as shit. I mean it's nostalgic and all, and I think most people wouldn't have it any other way. It's certainly not beautiful though, at least not visually.
    • 0
      Big A2 Sep 29, 08
      It all depends on how you look at it.
  • 1
    Aussie Legend Sep 29, 08
    Only two I agree with is Metroid Prime and Okami.

    What kind of dumbass made this list anyways
  • 0
    Dark Arcanine Sep 29, 08
    Well if you read what I said, they held a poll where all the people of the site voted to see what the site, as a whole, thought the most beautiful games were. Unless you're joking, in which case poor show. ;.;
  • 0
    iLoveMyself Sep 29, 08
    i wonder why it looks very random, maybe because its based off a poll from lots of random people.
  • 0
    Arcaida Sep 29, 08
    Odin Sphere is a beautiful game. Great, high resolution graphics don't make a game beautiful. That's like saying designer dresses make chicks hot. Which I wish was the case.
  • 1
    kspiess Sep 29, 08
    Meh pretty lame list IMHO.
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    Alvaroduck Sep 29, 08
    Okami deserves number 1 tbh. Best looking game I've ever seen.
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    Sayyed Sep 29, 08
    Halo? Really? Thats beautifull?
    • 0
      Slumpy monkey Sep 29, 08
      It is actually. The scenery and level sets are really good. If you play that desert level you can look up into the sky and see galaxy's and stars.

      Plus Halo, according to the guiness gaming world records, has the biggest draw distance in a game to date.
      • 1
        Fatal Error Sep 29, 08
        I highly doubt halo has the biggest draw distance in a game to date at this point, especially when you consider that "distances" are relative in games. Even if it did, draw distances doesn't really do much for the overall "beauty" of a game.
  • 0
    Newcloud Sep 29, 08
    i would have put MGS4 in there... and some people will probably disagree with this but i would put heavenly sword in it aswell it has an epic story and very good graphics it was just the gameplay and game length that let it down
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    BANDITO ATTACK Sep 29, 08
    metroid prime was awful-looking.

    i nominate beautiful katamari.
    • 1
      Livewire_19 Sep 30, 08
      When it was released Metriod Prime was the best looking game of the time, but it may have not aged as well as some other games such as The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.
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    Final Blade Sep 29, 08
    Pissed that god of war wasn't listed. I nominate god of war.
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    Killosity Sep 30, 08
    Omg Okami. I have that for Wii and I havent even played it yet. Never out of its case. Should get round to it
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    Xeros the Slayer Oct 1, 08
    I dont think that "Of All Time" should be in the title, because I'm sure about 10-15 years ago people made a list such as this for the best looking games of the time.

    Anyway... Heres mine
    Monster Hunter Tri, Shadow of the Colosus, Fallout 3, Street Fighter 4, Okami, XIII, Killer 7, Prince of Persia(the new one), Fable 2 and Crysis.

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