You should have this pattern down by now. But, just in case you're new here...

GameFAQs keeps extensive server logs detailing every single web hit the site has received since October of 1998. In other words, it's possible to tell exactly how many times a given page is hit over the course of a day, week, month, or year. In fact, that's where the daily Top 50 Games list comes from, as well as the Top 10 list on the home page. Each game with one or more FAQs or Codes has its own "FAQ List" page, and it is these pages that are added up to represent the top games on the site.

So, when you tally up all of the hits over the course of the entire year of 2002, what were the most popular games of the year? And could you guess them?

Nobody's managed to pick the Top 10 perfectly yet, but is this the year that all changes?

Remember, the contest isn't to pick the most popular games that came out this year, nor to choose your 10 favorite games, but to select the 10 FAQ List pages that received the most hits throughout the entire year of 2002.

The top five finishers (2-5 determined by the tiebreaker answer of 3,966,481) were:
1. Philip Lacson - 11 Points
2. Matt DeMougin - 16 Points
3. Matthew Anfuso - 16 Points
4. Michael Pascua - 16 Points
5. Andrew Chen - 16 Points

Out of 9713 valid entries, 4960 scored 100 points or less, and were eligible for the random drawing. The winners were: Dan Nguyen, Chris Sucevich, Scott Steinhardt, Dennis Farrell, Ben Brown.






The Top Games of 2002

RankSystemGame
1 PlayStation2 Final Fantasy X
2 PlayStation2 Grand Theft Auto III
3 PlayStation2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
4 PlayStation2 Kingdom Hearts
5 PlayStation2 Metal Gear Solid 2
6 GameCube Super Smash Bros. Melee
7 GameBoy Advance Golden Sun
8 PlayStation Final Fantasy VII
9 PC (DOS/Windows) Jedi Outcast
10 PlayStation Final Fantasy IX
11 GameCube Resident Evil
12 GameCube Super Mario Sunshine
13 PC (DOS/Windows) WarCraft III
14 PC (DOS/Windows) Elder Scrolls III, The: Morrowind
15 PlayStation Final Fantasy VIII
16 GameCube Animal Crossing
17 PC (DOS/Windows) Neverwinter Nights
18 GameCube Metroid Prime
19 PlayStation2 Dynasty Warriors 3
20 PlayStation2 Devil May Cry
21 PlayStation Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
22 PlayStation Final Fantasy Tactics
23 Nintendo 64 Zelda: Ocarina of Time
24 GameCube Eternal Darkness
25 PC (DOS/Windows) Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
26 PlayStation Chrono Cross
27 PlayStation2 Gran Turismo 3 A-spec
28 GameBoy Color Pokemon Gold/Silver
29 PlayStation2 Suikoden III
30 GameCube Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
31 PlayStation2 WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth
32 Xbox Halo
33 PlayStation2 WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
34 PC (DOS/Windows) Grand Theft Auto III
35 PlayStation2 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai
36 PlayStation2 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
37 Xbox Elder Scrolls III, The: Morrowind
38 PlayStation2 Onimusha 2
39 GameCube Star Fox Adventures
40 GameBoy Advance Metroid Fusion
41 GameCube Rogue Leader
42 Super Nintendo Final Fantasy III
43 Xbox Splinter Cell
44 GameBoy Advance Mega Man Battle Network 2
45 GameBoy Advance Yu-Gi-Oh! The Eternal Duelist Soul
46 Nintendo 64 Zelda: Majora's Mask
47 Super Nintendo Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
48 PC (DOS/Windows) Dungeon Siege
49 PlayStation Legend of Dragoon, The
50 GameBoy Color Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages
51 PlayStation2 Medal of Honor Frontline
52 PC (DOS/Windows) Baldur's Gate II
53 GameBoy Advance Dragon Ball Z: The Legacy of Goku
54 PC (DOS/Windows) Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
55 GameBoy Color Pokemon Crystal
56 GameBoy Color Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons
57 GameCube Resident Evil 0
58 PlayStation2 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
59 PlayStation2 Silent Hill 2
60 GameBoy Advance Tactics Ogre
61 PlayStation Digimon World 3
62 PlayStation2 Legaia 2: Duel Saga
63 Super Nintendo Chrono Trigger
64 PlayStation2 Virtua Fighter 4
65 PC (DOS/Windows) Mafia
66 GameCube Phantasy Star Online Episode I & II
67 PlayStation2 Wild Arms 3
68 GameBoy Advance Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire
69 PlayStation Dragon Warrior VII
70 GameBoy Advance Zelda: A Link to the Past
71 PlayStation2 Spider-Man: The Movie
72 PC (DOS/Windows) Icewind Dale 2
73 PlayStation2 Agent Under Fire
74 GameBoy Color Yu-Gi-Oh! Dark Duel Stories
75 PlayStation2 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
76 PlayStation2 TimeSplitters 2
77 GameBoy Advance Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
78 PlayStation2 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
79 PlayStation2 Tekken 4
80 PlayStation2 Dark Cloud
81 GameBoy Advance Mega Man Zero
82 GameBoy Advance Circle of the Moon
83 GameBoy Advance Mega Man Battle Network
84 GameCube WWE Wrestlemania X8
85 PlayStation2 Hitman 2: Silent Assassin
86 GameBoy Advance Advance Wars
87 PC (DOS/Windows) Ragnarok Online
88 PlayStation2 Blood Omen 2
89 PlayStation2 State of Emergency
90 PlayStation2 SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs
91 Xbox Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance
92 GameBoy Advance Breath of Fire II
93 PC (DOS/Windows) Return to Castle Wolfenstein
94 PlayStation2 Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
95 PlayStation Mega Man X6
96 PlayStation2 Way of the Samurai
97 PlayStation2 Madden NFL 2003
98 GameCube TimeSplitters 2
99 PC (DOS/Windows) Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
100 GameBoy Advance Super Mario World