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Is it possible to rank the greatest video games of all time in a “scientific” way? Do you just throw the question to so-called experts and let them hash it out in a no-holds-barred debate? Or is there some way to create a “Video Game Canon” that the wide-ranging community of developers, critics, and players can all agree on?

Probably not. But we can try.

Since gaming’s earliest days, dozens of publications have tried to sort through the noise and compile their own list of the "Best Video Games of All Time.” By analyzing all of these attempts at ranking the greatest games and combining them into a single list, we can apply a little scientific rigor to the process and possibly create a “Best Video Games of All Time” list with input from everyone.

See the Ranking and View Our Methodology at VideoGameCanon.com

My name is John Scalzo, and I’m the Editor-In-Chief at Warp Zoned. I’m writing a series of original essays to accompany The Video Game Canon, taking a look at every game in the Top 100, and exploring their effect on the developers that made them and the people who played them. I also plan to regularly update VideoGameCanon.com with a series of articles exploring the rest of gaming's vast history by searching out the best articles, books, and videos that tell that story.

This is a big project, and if you become a patron, you'll get to read all the essays at least a week before the general public. And once they're all completed, patrons will receive the entire collection of essays (along with bonus content) as an eBook ($3 per month) or in print ($5 per month). 

Supporting this project will also help me raise funds to find people to assist with editing, graphic design, and additional website features.

Thanks for giving us a chance!
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Is it possible to rank the greatest video games of all time in a “scientific” way? Do you just throw the question to so-called experts and let them hash it out in a no-holds-barred debate? Or is there some way to create a “Video Game Canon” that the wide-ranging community of developers, critics, and players can all agree on?

Probably not. But we can try.

Since gaming’s earliest days, dozens of publications have tried to sort through the noise and compile their own list of the "Best Video Games of All Time.” By analyzing all of these attempts at ranking the greatest games and combining them into a single list, we can apply a little scientific rigor to the process and possibly create a “Best Video Games of All Time” list with input from everyone.

See the Ranking and View Our Methodology at VideoGameCanon.com

My name is John Scalzo, and I’m the Editor-In-Chief at Warp Zoned. I’m writing a series of original essays to accompany The Video Game Canon, taking a look at every game in the Top 100, and exploring their effect on the developers that made them and the people who played them. I also plan to regularly update VideoGameCanon.com with a series of articles exploring the rest of gaming's vast history by searching out the best articles, books, and videos that tell that story.

This is a big project, and if you become a patron, you'll get to read all the essays at least a week before the general public. And once they're all completed, patrons will receive the entire collection of essays (along with bonus content) as an eBook ($3 per month) or in print ($5 per month). 

Supporting this project will also help me raise funds to find people to assist with editing, graphic design, and additional website features.

Thanks for giving us a chance!

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Early Access to all essays and our thanks.
3-Up
$3 or more per month
Early Access to all essays, a copy of the Video Game Canon digital book with bonus content (Release Date: TBA), and our thanks.
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$5 or more per month
Early Access to all essays, a copy of the  Video Game Canon  print book with bonus content (Release Date: TBA), and our thanks.