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Eurogamer Readers' Lifetime Top 50

You make it look so easy!

By now you've probably seen our Eurogamer Lifetime Top 10, and we stand by it - albeit shuffling our feet, looking at each other nervously and occasionally wondering aloud where the hell Super Mario Galaxy is, among other things.

But as is so often the case, you've put us to shame. Last week we invited you to submit your top 10 games released since Eurogamer was born on 4th September 1999, and you responded in numbers that I cannot access because I'm writing this in a hotel in Seattle, but which I'm told were pretty amazing.

The result is the list you see below, topped by the news that your favourite game in the whole of Eurogamer's lifetime is Half-Life 2. You all have your own views, but if we asked you to elect a symbol of what has made us sob, scream and cackle with delight in the first 10 years of the site's existence, we couldn't be happier with your collective choice.

Thank you, for the umpteenth time, for reading Eurogamer, and thank you for contributing to our birthday. I don't know about the boys and girls back in the UK, but I've off to track down some form of dead cow and a celebratory beer. Happy birthday Eurogamer. Thank you to everyone. It's been better than Halo.

Update: Hot off the press, I have reaction from the mighty Valve to your titanic vote. While I was catching up with Chet Faliszek about Left 4 Dead 2, I asked whether he had a nice message to offer in response to the great honour you've bestowed upon him and his fellows. "No," he said. "I'm still bitter about you guys beating us in the Left 4 Dead 1 Versus match."

"Nah, that's really cool," he added. "Obviously so much of what we've done has come from that, and what we learned doing that. That's really cool to see. I started here three weeks after that got released. So I had nothing to do with it. I just rode the wave." It's all been downhill since then.

No. Game Developer Formats
1 Half-Life 2 Valve PC, PS3, Xbox 360
2 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Infinity Ward PC, PS3, Xbox 360
3 Resident Evil 4 Capcom GameCube, PS2, Wii
4 Shadow of the Colossus Sony PS2
5 Fallout 3 Bethesda Softworks PC, PS3, Xbox 360
6 Deus Ex Ion Storm PC, PS2
7 BioShock 2K Boston PC, PS3, Xbox 360
8 ICO Sony PS2
9 Portal Valve PC, PS3, Xbox 360
10 World of Warcraft Blizzard PC, Mac
11 Halo Bungie Xbox
12 Super Mario Galaxy Nintendo Wii
13 Mass Effect BioWare PC, Xbox 360
14 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic BioWare PC, Xbox
15 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Bethesda Softworks PC, PS3, Xbox 360
16 Metroid Prime Nintendo GameCube
17 Okami Capcom PS2, Wii
18 Grand Theft Auto IV Rockstar North PC, PS3, Xbox 360
19 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Rockstar North PC, PS2, Xbox
20 Baldur's Gate 2 BioWare PC
21 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots Kojima Productions PS3
22 Planescape Torment Black Isle Studios PC
23 Halo 3 Bungie Xbox 360
24 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Kojima Productions PS2
25 God of War Sony Santa Monica PS2
26 Final Fantasy X Square Enix PS2
27 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Rockstar North PC, PS2, Xbox
28 Shenmue SEGA Dreamcast
29 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Naughty Dog PS3
30 Sid Meier's Civilization IV Firaxis Games PC
31 Grand Theft Auto III Rockstar North PC, PS2, Xbox
32 Metal Gear Solid Konami PSone
33 Beyond Good & Evil Ubisoft PC, PS2, Xbox
34 The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo GameCube
35 Left 4 Dead Valve PC, Xbox 360
36 Diablo II Blizzard PC
37 Psychonauts Double Fine PC, PS2, Xbox
38 Silent Hill 2 Konami PC, PS2, Xbox
39 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Ubisoft Montreal PC, PS2, Xbox
40 Team Fortress 2 Valve PC, PS3, Xbox 360
41 Gears of War Epic Games PC, Xbox 360
42 Unreal Tournament Epic Games PC, PS2, Dreamcast
43 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind Bethesda Softworks PC, Xbox
44 LittleBigPlanet Media Molecule PS3
45 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Konami PC, PS2, Xbox
46 Shenmue 2 SEGA Dreamcast, Xbox
47 Battlefield 2 DICE PC
48 Gears of War 2 Epic Games Xbox 360
49 Perfect Dark Rare N64
50 Rez UGA Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360

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Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.