As a way to say goodbye to 2021 and welcome the new year 2022, the prestigious game news site IGN has recently announced its list of the top 100 best games of all time. This is considered an upgraded list from the 2019 version when the world game village has had a lot of fluctuations in recent years.
Many popular names have been included in the list of the top 100 best games of all time by IGN
The remarkable point here is that League of Legends continues to appear on this list when Riot Games’ pet game ranks at number 93 in IGN’s rankings. As described by IGN, League of Legends is a magical land and has a necessary balance between being highly competitive and bringing joy to gamers. “LoL is one of the best competitive strategy games ever created,” concludes IGN.
League of Legends is at number 93 on IGN’s list
Although League of Legends has this honor, fans of “film maker” Riot can’t help but be pleased with this list. The reason is because none of the titles of Legends of Runeterra, Ruined King, Teamfight Tactics or Valorant have made it to IGN’s list of the best games of all time.
Other Riot Games games are completely absent from IGN’s list
And Riot fans are even sadder when LoL’s “great rival” named DOTA 2 ranks 20 places above this game. Specifically, DOTA 2 is at number 73 of the 100 best games of all time according to IGN’s rating. “If you’ve been able to get over the shock when you first started playing, then the odds are very high that you won’t be able to play any other game than DOTA 2,” – IGN shared.
DOTA 2 ranks 20 places above League of Legends on IGN’s list
Not only DOTA 2, Valve also owns many games in this prestigious top 100 of IGN. With the Half-Life series, versions 1, Alyx, 2 respectively stand at extremely high positions of 31, 26 and 9 respectively. Legendary FPS shooting game called Counter-Strike 1.6 and Left 4 Dead 2 Also featured in the 52nd and 51st places. Even Valve’s puzzle game Portal 2 is in the top 3 of the best games of all time while the first version of Portal is also at number 23. It’s a pity for Team Fortress that both versions of it did not make this list.
Valve’s hit game series like Half-Life…
… to Left 4 Dead are on IGN’s list of the best games of all time
Portal 2 is even in the top 3, behind only Super Mario World and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Going back to the story of DOTA 2 and League of Legends, we can clearly see that the balance between the generals, equipment and tactical depth of DOTA 2 is clearly superior. This is largely due to the fact that DOTA 2 launches new champions very slowly and focuses on game balance. Even the formula for calculating gold and experience when defeating champions is often changed to ensure fairness for the positions, it is enough to understand how much DOTA 2 focuses on gameplay.
If League of Legends focuses on entertainment products, DOTA 2 spends a lot of resources to upgrade gameplay and balance the game.
Meanwhile, League of Legends attracts gamers with a colorful world, high-quality entertainment products, not necessarily gameplay. Needless to say, every element of League of Legends is perfect (character creation, plot, entertainment products…) except for a somewhat unbalanced gameplay, the client encounters countless errors. Perhaps because of this factor, League of Legends lost to DOTA 2 to 20 places in IGN’s list of the best games of all time.