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Well, for one thing it was only released outside of Japan in late 2000...

It is one of my favourite games of all time though, so I'm hardly unhappy with the decision. Just seems a bit odd, going by their own criteria.

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From NeoGAF:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=662429

Features
An audience with Mark Cerny
The ten best consoles of the past twenty years
The ten amendments
An audience with Katsuhiro Harada
The next 20, what lies ahead for videogaming two decades into the future
An audience with David Braben
The making of Year Walk

Previews
The Sims 4
Hawken
Ultra Street Fighter IV
Cube World
EverQuest Next
Sonic Lost World

Reviews
Saints Row IV [8]
Splinter Cell: Blacklist [6]
The Wonderful 101 [6]
Rayman Legends [9]
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified [6]
Killer is Dead [6]
Papers, Please [9]
Divekick [6]
One Finger Death Punch [8]
Pivvot [8]

Ten amendments
- Goldeneye 007
- Advance Wars
- Resident Evil 4
- Drop7
- Red Dead Redemption
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Dark Souls
These games are now, retrospectively at least Edge [10]s even though they didn't print the number they refer to them in the past tense.

Ten best consoles of the past twenty years
10. Dreamcast
9. Xbox
8. Wii
7. PlayStation 3
6. DS lite
5. GameCube
4. Nintendo 64
3. PlayStation
2. Xbox 360
1. PlayStation 2

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Ooooh. I look forward to gnashing of teeth over the reviews (Wonderful 101 in particular) and console list. I do like their continuing attempts to devalue the EDGE 10, there, too.

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N64 then DS is likely number one and two for me but I do think the 360 deserves to be rated pretty highly, from my experience with the console.

I've never heard of Drop7. All the other amendments are absolute classics though. Resident Evil 4 should be a 20.

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What doesnt deserve the 10 then?

I didn't say anything about whether they deserved 10s or not, just that EDGE have quite literally been devaluing the 10 over the past ten years through overuse - there were four 10s in the magazine's first ten years;* the whole point of the EDGE 10 was that it was virtually unattainable. They've added another eleven in the following ten years, and now they're retrospectively adding another seven. So, from a once-every-two-and-a-quarter-years achievement, it's become once-every-10-months affair.

It makes a 10 that much less impressive an achievement - from one of the two most important games of a generation, to maybe the best game of the year, if you're lucky.

*that I can recall: SM64, Gran Turismo, OOT, and Halo?

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I've never heard of Drop7. All the other amendments are absolute classics though. Resident Evil 4 should be a 20.

It's the best puzzle game since Tetris, absolutely deserves that score. It's a fantastic game, probably my most played of the last five years except maybe SSFIV and Skyrim.

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I didn't say anything about whether they deserved 10s or not, just that EDGE have quite literally been devaluing the 10 over the past ten years through overuse - there were four 10s in the magazine's first ten years;* the whole point of the EDGE 10 was that it was virtually unattainable. They've added another eleven in the following ten years, and now they're retrospectively adding another seven. So, from a once-every-two-and-a-quarter-years achievement, it's become once-every-10-months affair. Makes a 10 that much less impressive an achievement.

*that I can recall: SM64, Gran Turismo, OOT, and Halo?

Some argument about games getting better or something.

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10. Dreamcast

9. Xbox

8. Wii

7. PlayStation 3

6. DS lite

5. GameCube

4. Nintendo 64

3. PlayStation

2. Xbox 360

1. PlayStation 2

ehm..

Playstation 2 above Playstation? Xbox 360 above N64? Everything above Dreamcast? RED DEAD REDEMPTION A 10??!!

I'd probably have it as

10 Wii

9 DS Lite

8 Playstation 3

7 XBox

6 Xbox 360

5 Playstation 2

4 Dreamcast

3 Gamecube

2 Playstation

1 N64

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