Videogame Deathmatch: The Greatest Story Ever Told In Games

Posted: April 25, 2012
Videogame Deathmatch: The Greatest Story Ever Told In Games
G4tv.com and X-Play asked fans to help us find the greatest story ever told in a video game, and they responded. It came down to God of War and Mass Effect in the final round, and Morgan Webb here reveals the winner.

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  • wolflee

    Thank the lord, God of War did not win.

    Posted: May 1, 2012 9:09 AM
  • darthbdaman

    Dragon Age's story is far better than Mass Effect

    Posted: April 29, 2012 10:13 PM
  • Trice88

    Shooters have to have them all? Come on! ME 1 could barely be called a shooter. You had a gun and that was about as shooter as it got. I'm an RPG fan. Or so I thought. I hated FPS. They lacked story and a need to use your brain. But then I grew up. Shooters are fun. Racing games are fun. Platforming games are fun. Some nail it. Others don't. That's just video games in general. If I wanted fun, reflex testing, edge of your seat action I'd pick up a shooter. If I wanted story I'd play an rpg. I bought ME 1 expecting an average third person shooter. And I was pleasantly surprised. The story was amazing. I became an instant fan. The gameplay itself became repetitive quickly. Halfway through the game I no longer even needed to aim at an enemy to hit it. And if I could play ME 1 and avoid the Mako I would. But the award was for best story. Does ME have the best story ever? I don't know. I haven't played them all. But it's certainly my favorite. So I'm glad it won. And all though this is just about the first ME, I give thanks to bioware for giving me ME 2 and 3. The first two games, that I ve played anyway, that could give me both great story and fun reflex testing gameplay.

    Posted: April 27, 2012 7:57 PM
  • xViSCiDxDiRGEx


    This is why kids shouldn't be allowed to vote...

    Posted: April 27, 2012 1:23 PM
  • LaiskaPummi

    I never played God of WAr, except the PS2 demo which I have, but I love the story of Mass Effect.

    Posted: April 27, 2012 8:04 AM
  • panoss

    mass effect is very bad game

    Posted: April 27, 2012 4:26 AM
  • onelastcores138

    i played the heck out of both games but i love the ending of god of war the mass effect ending made me feel uncomfortable like the felling you get when you get a prostate exam.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 10:31 PM
  • Onemaster

    Mass effect has a great storyline, but I wouldn't consider it the very best.
    The best game ever with the best story is definitely the immortal Deus Ex from 2000.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 9:15 PM
  • carlos23skype


    Posted: April 26, 2012 7:04 PM
  • carlos23skype

    Im pretty sure that more than half of the people here who are Voting that ME was the Best story, are actually Xbox Fanboy who never played a single game of GOW!!! Im not saying ME is bad but i just know in my soul that more than half of ignorantsaround here have Xbox and NEVER played GOW,Not even the third one wich i can really Say Kicks ME out of the water...especially with that crappy Ending!! Gosh they even had to make a dlc to adress it...

    Posted: April 26, 2012 7:01 PM
  • BeamanLives

    Never played GoW, so, I'm obviously biased, but Mass Effect has got to be my favorite story driven game of all time. Way to go BioWare. Now, go get that prize.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 6:56 PM
  • TumnusTheFawn12

    One thing that people seem to be missing is that this was a competition about one game not the game series. Because as much as I love ME it is hard for it to match up to all of Zelda stories and games. Based off of each of the singular games not series ME1 does have a good in depth story to follow and has no ending problems when looking only at the first game and that is what this competition was looking at the one game; not the series.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 5:32 PM
  • InsurgentTurian

    I'm extremely happy Mass Effect won. It's my favorite game of all time for a reason. The political filled, extremely large scaled story complete with uniquely opinionated characters and revolutionary decision making system makes for a game totally deserving of the title as "The best story ever told".

    Posted: April 26, 2012 4:50 PM
  • lipnox88

    This has to be the worst list ever. God of war has a terrible story and mass effect ruined its story with the poorly received ending. Personally If your rating story in games you should have compared Japanese games, they actually focus on story.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 4:01 PM
  • CupofJoe904

    Every single idiot that posts something about COD winning anything should have there gaming privileges revoked. The stories are all mediocre, the multiplayer never REALLY changes. The games are boring. These two games franchises have created far better stories and gameplay than any COD series. Congrats to these two franchises and to Mass Effect for winning. COD fanboys have become a horrible plague on the REAL gaming community.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:59 PM
  • backi1al

    Mass Effect definitely deserved the win. The characters are identifiable and fleshed out. The Universe is Massive and full of back story, and although the first games game play was quite repetitive, its story was completely epic.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:49 PM
  • upstairs19

    Mass Effect Trilogy (?) best games ever! Only other trilogy I've played is FEAR (people complained about the 3rd FEAR as well). ME's character driven story along with epic music scores will keep generations of gamers enthralled and enamored with all-things Shepard :)

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:49 PM
  • kcfan01

    In all honesty, as much as I love Mass Effect, Metal Gear Solid 4 should've got this award.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:18 PM
  • mikegonzalez2k

    Mass Effect winning this award is a like a child winning the Special Olympics, it doesn't really mean anything.

    A real award however is being inducted into the Video Game Hall of Fame.

    The Legend of Zelda is the ONLY game to ever receive this award.
    http://www.spike.com/article s/b8nne4/video-game-awards-leg end-of-zelda-franchise-to-be-f irst-video-game-hall-of-fame-h onoree

    25 years later the Mass Effect won't even be remembered, except for the controversy over part 3's ending.

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:11 PM
  • fmf007z

    what? Mass Effect was good but 3's ending sucked now GOW 3 was good all the way. You guy don't know a real game if it hit you in the head. smh

    Posted: April 26, 2012 3:02 PM