Just goes to show that Guinness cannot do polls properly. Having TWO mp-oriented COD games in the top 4 is just...What the heck man...what are you smoking?!
list has been trolled. HARD.
pre-step 1) get the people incharge of the poll to go out there and play the games so you know if someone is trolling you with super mario bros, or MW2. Or oblivion. No, oblivion did not have an ending, not to mention a good one. It had an extended tutorial that resulted in closing all the oblivion gates, denying you access to expensive oblivion-realm alchemy ingredients.
step 1) remove games that have any multiplayer aspect at all. or give them half-votes for not being sp.
step 2) remove sandbox open-ended games, like oblivion, skyrim, etc.
step 3) remove anything call of duty related.
step 4) split the poll into console/pc lists.
step 5) publicize the poll on frequented gaming sites, and limit voting based on ip, captcha. maybe ask valve to publicize the poll on steam which should net you millions of views and much more votes than you could shake a stick at. Ask sony/microsoft for similar info from their proprietary networks.More votes = fewer troll entries.
step 6) split the poll based on decade, or half a dozen years.
step 7) wait a month or three.
Step 8) fish out any anomalies, or if something slipped in that shouldn't have. like COD.
step 9) double check the lists
step 10) done.
15'000 out of XX million users is not a statistically reliable sample set: AKA: this poll done by Guinness is as worthless as a peso welded to a spork. No, don't believe post-apocalyptic games. sporks aren't useful either and neither is the peso.