List of video games considered the best

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This is a list of video games that have consistently been ranked among the best by video game journalists, critics and publications. It is largely based on "Top" type lists that list the best games ever in the publication's view, sometimes restricted to a time period or a "generation" of gaming systems.

While any single publication's list reflects its own taste, when the lists are taken in aggregate, a handful of notable games have achieved something approaching critical consensus by multiple appearances in such lists, and often ranking highly when they do appear.

Methods used[edit]

A number of sources taken from across publications, from 1985 to the present, were used to compile the list. Games which consistently showed up in multiple lists are featured below. Some of the lists are outdated in that the same publication later published another best-of list. There were two notable exceptions to critic "best of" lists: games are credited for having GameRankings or Metacritic scores of 95 or greater (about 50 games as of 2013), and several large reader-submitted polls are used. In general, contemporary reviews do not necessarily reflect the long-term consensus, hence only a single source of credit for high GameRankings/Metacritic reviews; and open player-submitted polls, while obviously measuring an important facet of a game's reputation, tend to be easy to rig or otherwise influence, hence the primary usage of critic lists.

Because most sources are from the English-language press, this list reflects the preferences of the English-speaking world, primarily North America, and to a lesser extent, Western Europe, and not those of other video-game-playing areas, such as Japan and South Korea. The only non-English sources used are Japanese reader polls from Famitsu and Dengeki, and a German reader poll from M! Games. Very recent games are not usually represented either. Another issue is "vote split;" many publications, either implicitly or explicitly, choose a single game from a set of closely related games as a "stand-in" for the whole group. Sometimes, this is easily combined, as with the various versions of Tetris or Street Fighter II: The World Warrior. In other cases, this is impossible, resulting in a series that would have made the list had all versions been combined, but not separately. One example is the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater series – of which the first, second and third games all received nods from a variety of critic best-of lists, yet no individual game achieved enough consensus to be listed here.

This list mostly includes games since the "third generation" of gaming onwards, along with some prior arcade games of the late 70s to early 80s.

The minimum criterion for inclusion is at least ten sources. For sources listing the top 200 games, only the top 100 are considered. For sources restricted to the "seventh generation" of gaming, only the top 25 games are considered.

List[edit]

List 01 CNET[1]
List 02 CVG2000[2]
List 03 Edge2000[3]
List 04 Edge2007[4]
List 05 Edge2009[5]
List 06 Edge2013[6]
List 07 Edge10s[7]
List 08 EGM2001[8]
List 09 EGM2006[9]
List 10 Empire2009[10]
List 11 Empire2014[11]
List 12 Famitsu2006[12]
List 13 G4[13]
List 14 GameRankings[14]
List 15 GamingBolt[15]
List 16 GF2004[16]
List 17 GF2005[17]
List 18 GF2009[18]
List 19 GF2014[19]
List 20 GI1999[20]
List 21 GI2001[21]
List 22 GI2009[22]
List 23 GameSpot2006[23]
List 24 GameSpot2014[24]
List 25 GuinnessConsole[25]
List 26 IGN10s[26]
List 27 IGN2003[27]
List 28 IGN2005[28]
List 29 IGN2005Readers[29]
List 30 IGN2006Readers[30]
List 31 IGN2007[31]
List 32 IGN2008Readers[32]
List 33 Maniac[33]
List 34 Metacritic[34]
List 35 NowGamer[35]
List 36 PM2014[36]
List 37 RetroGamer[37]
List 38 Slant2014[38]
List 39 Stuff2008[39]
List 40 Stuff2014[40]
List 41 UnikGamer[41]
List 42 Yahoo[42]
List 43 ActionButton[43]
List 44 Dengeki[44]
List 45 EGM1997[45]
List 46 GamesRadar[46]
List 47 GI1998[47]
List 48 Time[48]
List 49 CVG2007PC[49]
List 50 EGM1997Dev[50]
List 51 EGM1997Readers[51]
List 52 NextGen1996[52]
List 53 EG1992[53]
List 54 EGM1997Arcade[54]
List 55 FHM[55]
List 56 GameSpyArcade[56]
List 57 GuinnessArcade[57]
List 58 NextGen1999[58]
List 59 Destructoid2000s[59]
List 60 MyGameMag[60]
List 61 Famitsu1989[61]
List 62 GameSpy80s[62]
List 63 Strong[63]
List 64 GameSpyPC2000s[64]
List 65 IGN2000s[65]
List 66 PCGamer2011[66]
List 67 PCGamer2013[67]
List 68 EG1985[68]
List 69 KLOV[69]
List 70 GameSpyPC90s[70]
List 71 Eurogamer7thGen[71]
List 72 Edge7thGen[72]
List 73 IGN7thGen[73]
List 74 IGN2011Modern[74]
List 75 BitGamerPC[75]
List 76 PCGamerTop100[76]
List 77 NintendoPower1997[77]
List 78 NintendoPowerTop200[78]
List 79 TimeTop50[79]
List 80 WhatCulturePC[80]
List 81 GameSpotPC[81]
List 82 ComplexLastFiveYears[82]
List 83 WhatCultureDecadeSoFar[83]
List 84 CraveDecadeSoFar[84]
List 85 GamesRadarIndie[85]
List 86 NintendoPowerBestofBest[86]
List 87 NintendoPowerTop285[87]
List 88 pwnRank[88]
Video games by the number of "best games ever" lists
Year Game Genre Creator Lists Original platform References
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Action-adventure Nintendo 48 Nintendo 64 [A]
1984 Tetris Puzzle Alexei Pajitnov 45 Elektronika 60 [B]
1996 Super Mario 64 Platform Nintendo 45 Nintendo 64 [C]
1991 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Action-adventure Nintendo 44 Super NES [D]
1995 Chrono Trigger Role-playing Square 43 Super NES [E]
1991 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior Fighting Capcom 42 Arcade [F]
1997 Final Fantasy VII Role-playing Square 40 PlayStation [G]
1994 Super Metroid Platform-adventure Nintendo 39 Super NES [H]
1990 Super Mario World Platform Nintendo 38 Super NES [I]
1997 GoldenEye 007 First-person shooter Rare 38 Nintendo 64 [J]
2004 Half-Life 2 First-person shooter Valve Corporation 38 PC [K]
2005 Resident Evil 4 Survival horror Capcom 36 GameCube [L]
1992 Super Mario Kart Kart racing Nintendo 35 Super NES [M]
1998 Metal Gear Solid Stealth Konami 33 PlayStation [N]
1988 Super Mario Bros. 3 Platform Nintendo 31 NES [O]
1985 Super Mario Bros. Platform Nintendo 31 NES [P]
1997 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night Platform-adventure Konami 30 PlayStation [Q]
1994 Final Fantasy VI Role-playing Square 28 Super NES [R]
1998 Pokémon Red and Blue Role-playing Game Freak 27 Game Boy [S]
2007 BioShock First-person shooter 2K Games 26 PC, Xbox 360 [T]
1998 SoulCalibur Fighting Namco 26 Dreamcast [U]
1998 StarCraft Real-time strategy Blizzard Entertainment 25 PC [V]
2005 Shadow of the Colossus Action-adventure Team Ico 25 PlayStation 2 [W]
1986 The Legend of Zelda Action-adventure Nintendo 25 NES [X]
1995 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Platform Nintendo 24 Super NES [Y]
1996 Resident Evil Survival horror Capcom 24 PlayStation [Z]
2002 Metroid Prime Action-adventure Nintendo 24 GameCube [AA]
1993 Doom First-person shooter id Software 23 PC [AB]
1998 Half-Life First-person shooter Valve Corporation 23 PC [AC]
2000 Diablo II Action role-playing Blizzard Entertainment 23 PC [AD]
2004 World of Warcraft MMORPG Blizzard Entertainment 23 PC [AE]
1981 Donkey Kong Platform Nintendo 23 Arcade [AF]
2000 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Action-adventure Nintendo 23 Nintendo 64 [AG]
2001 Super Smash Bros. Melee Fighting HAL Laboratory 22 GameCube [AH]
2002 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Action-adventure Nintendo 22 GameCube [AI]
1980 Pac-Man Maze Namco 22 Arcade [AJ]
2001 Halo: Combat Evolved First-person shooter Bungie 22 Xbox [AK]
1987 Contra Run and gun Konami 22 Arcade [AL]
2000 Deus Ex Role-playing shooter Ion Storm 21 PC [AM]
1978 Space Invaders Shoot 'em up Taito 21 Arcade [AN]
1991 Sonic the Hedgehog Platform Sonic Team 21 Genesis/Mega Drive [AO]
2000 Counter-Strike First-person shooter Valve Corporation 21 PC [AP]
2007 Super Mario Galaxy Platform Nintendo 21 Wii [AQ]
1998 Grim Fandango Adventure LucasArts 20 PC [AR]
2007 Portal Puzzle platformer Valve Corporation 19 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [AS]
2010 Mass Effect 2 Role-playing shooter Bioware 19 PC, Xbox 360 [AT]
1984 Punch-Out!! Sports Nintendo 19 Arcade [AU]
1993 Secret of Mana Action role-playing Square 19 Super NES [AV]
1993 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Action-adventure Nintendo 19 Game Boy [AW]
2013 The Last of Us Survival horror Naughty Dog 18 PlayStation 3 [AX]
2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Stealth Konami 18 PlayStation 2 [AY]
1997 Star Fox 64 Shoot 'em up Nintendo 18 Nintendo 64 [AZ]
2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Role-playing BioWare 18 PC, Xbox [BA]
2011 Portal 2 Puzzle platformer Valve Corporation 17 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BB]
1986 Metroid Platform-adventure Nintendo 17 NES [BC]
1988 Mega Man 2 Platform Capcom 17 NES [BD]
1994 EarthBound Role-playing HAL Laboratory 17 Super NES [BE]
2003 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Action-adventure Ubisoft 17 PlayStation 2 [BF]
2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare First-person shooter Infinity Ward 17 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BG]
2011 Dark Souls Action role-playing FromSoftware 17 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BH]
1982 Ms. Pac-Man Maze Bandai Namco Entertainment 17 Arcade [BI]
1991 Final Fantasy IV Role-playing Square 17 Super NES [BJ]
2000 Perfect Dark First-person shooter Rare 17 Nintendo 64 [BK]
2001 Advance Wars Turn-based tactics Intelligent Systems 17 Game Boy Advance [BL]
2001 Ico Action-adventure Team Ico 17 PlayStation 2 [BM]
1998 Resident Evil 2 Survival horror Capcom 16 PlayStation [BN]
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action role-playing Bethesda Game Studios 16 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BO]
2001 Silent Hill 2 Survival horror Konami 16 PlayStation 2 [BP]
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater Stealth Konami 16 PlayStation 2 [BQ]
1999 Shenmue Adventure Sega AM2 16 Dreamcast [BR]
2001 Final Fantasy X Role-playing Square 16 PlayStation 2 [BS]
2001 Grand Theft Auto III Action-adventure DMA Design 16 PlayStation 2 [BT]
2006 Ōkami Action-adventure Capcom 16 PlayStation 2 [BU]
1987 Double Dragon Beat 'em up Technōs Japan 15 Arcade [BV]
2010 Red Dead Redemption Action-adventure Rockstar Games 15 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BW]
1993 Gunstar Heroes Run and gun Treasure 14 Genesis/Mega Drive [BX]
1994 Star Wars: TIE Fighter Space simulation LucasArts 14 PC [BY]
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Action-adventure Rockstar Games 15 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [BZ]
1981 Galaga Shoot 'em up Namco 14 Arcade [CA]
1996 Tomb Raider Action-adventure Eidos Interactive 14 Saturn [CB]
1997 Final Fantasy Tactics Tactical role-playing Square 14 PlayStation [CC]
2008 Fallout 3 Role-playing shooter Bethesda Game Studios 13 PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [CD]
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Action-adventure Naughty Dog 13 PlayStation 3 [CE]
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Platform Nintendo 13 Wii [CF]
1986 OutRun Racing Sega AM2 13 Arcade [CG]
1987 R-Type Shoot 'em up Irem 13 Arcade [CH]
2011 Batman: Arkham City Action-adventure Rocksteady Studios 12 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [CI]
2011 Minecraft Sandbox, survival Mojang 12 PC [CJ]
2012 Journey Adventure thatgamecompany 12 PlayStation 3 [CK]
2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Action-adventure Rockstar Games 12 PlayStation 2 [CL]
1993 Daytona USA Racing Sega AM2 12 Arcade [CM]
2002 Kingdom Hearts Action role-playing Square 12 PlayStation 2 [CN]
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Action-adventure Rockstar Games 12 PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 [CO]
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Platform Sonic Team 11 Genesis/Mega Drive [CP]
1998 Xenogears Role-playing Square 11 PlayStation [CQ]
1984 Elite Space simulation David Braben 10 BBC Micro [CR]
1996 Nights into Dreams... Action Sonic Team 10 Saturn [CS]
1982 Robotron Shoot 'em up Williams Entertainment 10 Arcade [CT]
2000 Skies of Arcadia Role-playing Sega 10 Dreamcast [CU]
1987 Tecmo Bowl Sports Tecmo 10 Arcade [CV]
2000 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Role-playing BioWare 10 PC [CW]


Other criteria[edit]

Video games by average score on Metacritic
Rank Year Game Genre Average score[a] References
1 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Action-adventure 99[b] [91]
2 2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Sports 98[c] [94]
3 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Action-adventure 98 [95][96]
4 1999 SoulCalibur Fighting 98 [97]
5 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure 97[d] [99][100]
6 2007 Super Mario Galaxy Platformer 97 [101]
7 2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Platformer 97 [102]
8 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Action-adventure 97[e] [104][105][106][107]
9 2001 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Sports 97 [108]
10 2000 Perfect Dark First-person shooter 97 [109]
11 2002 Metroid Prime Action-adventure 97 [110]
12 2001 Grand Theft Auto III Action-adventure 97 [111]
13 2001 Halo: Combat Evolved First-person shooter 97 [112]
14 2000 NFL 2K1 Sports 97 [113]
15 2004 Half-Life 2 First-person shooter 96 [114]
16 2007 BioShock First-person shooter 96[f] [116][117]
17 1997 GoldenEye 007 First-person shooter 96 [118]
18 2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Action-adventure 96 [119]
19 2005 Resident Evil 4 Survival horror 96 [120][121]
20 2011 Batman: Arkham City Action-adventure 96[g] [123]
21 1998 Tekken 3 Fighting 96 [124]
22 2010 Mass Effect 2 Action-role playing 96[h] [127]
23 2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Action-adventure 96[i] [129]
24 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action-role playing 96[j] [131]
25 1998 Half-Life First-person shooter 96 [132]
26 2002 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Action-adventure 96 [133]
27 1998 Gran Turismo Sim racing 96 [134]
28 2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Action-adventure 96 [135]
29 2000 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Role-playing 95 [136]
30 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Action-adventure 95 [137]
31 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Action-adventure 95[k] [139]
32 2008 LittleBigPlanet Puzzle-platformer 95 [140]
33 2010 Red Dead Redemption Action-adventure 95 [141][142]
34 2001 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Sim racing 95 [143]
35 2004 Halo 2 First-person shooter 95 [144]
36 2002 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Action-adventure 95 [145]
37 2000 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Action-adventure 95 [146]
38 2013 The Last of Us Action-adventure 95 [147]
39 2002 Madden NFL 2003 Sports 95 [148]
40 2011 Portal 2 Puzzle-platformer 95 [149][150][151]
41 2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Action-adventure 95 [152]
42 2008 World of Goo Puzzle 94 [153]
43 2013 BioShock Infinite First-person shooter 94 [154][155]
44 2000 Final Fantasy IX Role-playing 94 [156]
45 2009 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 First-person shooter 94 [157][158]
46 2002 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 Sports 94 [159]
47 2001 Devil May Cry Action-adventure 94 [160]
48 2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare First-person shooter 94 [161][162]
49 2001 Madden NFL 2002 Sports 94 [163]
50 2000 Chrono Cross Role-playing 94 [164]
Notes
  1. ^ Only the best reviewed version per game is used.
  2. ^ The 3DS version scored 94.[90]
  3. ^ The Dreamcast version scored 97[92] and the Game Boy Advance version scored 95.[93]
  4. ^ The Wii U version scored 96[98]
  5. ^ The PC version scored 96.[103]
  6. ^ The PlayStation 3 version scored 94.[115]
  7. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 94.[122]
  8. ^ The PC and PlayStation 3 versions scored 94[125][126]
  9. ^ The Wii version scored 95.[128]
  10. ^ The PC version scored 94.[130]
  11. ^ The PC version scored 94.[138]
Video games by average score on GameRankings
Rank Year Game Genre Average score[a] References
1 2007 Super Mario Galaxy Platformer 97.64 [165]
2 1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Action-adventure 97.54[b] [167]
3 2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Platformer 97.35 [168]
4 2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Action-adventure 97.30 [169]
5 2008 Grand Theft Auto IV Action-adventure 97.04[c] [171]
6 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Action-adventure 97.01[d] [175]
7 1999 SoulCalibur Fighting 96.56 [176]
8 2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Action-adventure 96.43 [177]
9 1996 Super Mario 64 Platformer 96.41 [178]
10 2002 Metroid Prime Action-adventure 96.33 [179]
11 2011 Batman: Arkham City Action-adventure 95.94[e] [181]
12 2005 Resident Evil 4 Survival horror 95.85[f] [183]
13 1998 Tekken 3 Fighting 95.80 [184]
14 2010 Mass Effect 2 Action-role playing 95.77[g] [187]
15 2001 Halo: Combat Evolved First-person shooter 95.54 [188]
16 2004 Half-Life 2 First-person shooter 95.48 [189]
17 2001 Grand Theft Auto III Action-adventure 95.19[h] [191]
18 2011 Portal 2 Puzzle-platformer 95.16[i] [194]
19 2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Action-role playing 95.15 [195]
20 2013 The Last of Us Action-adventure 95.09 [196]
21 2001 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Action-adventure 95.09 [197]
22 2004 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Action-adventure 95.08 [198]
23 2007 BioShock First-person shooter 95.07[j] [201]
24 1998 Gran Turismo Sim racing 94.95 [202]
25 2000 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Sports 94.75 [203]
26 2008 LittleBigPlanet Puzzle-platformer 94.75 [204]
27 1997 GoldenEye 007 First-person shooter 94.70 [205]
28 2010 Red Dead Redemption Action-adventure 94.66[k] [207]
29 2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Action-adventure 94.58 [208]
30 2004 Halo 2 First-person shooter 94.57 [209]
31 2000 Perfect Dark First-person shooter 94.55 [210]
32 2001 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Sim racing 94.54 [211]
33 2000 NFL 2K1 Sports 94.50 [212]
34 2002 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Action-adventure 94.43 [213]
35 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Action-adventure 94.43[l] [215]
36 2003 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Role-playing 94.21[m] [217]
37 2007 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare First-person shooter 94.16[n] [219]
38 2015 Undertale Role-playing 94.11 [220]
39 2008 World of Goo Puzzle 94.04 [221]
40 2005 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Stealth 94.02 [222]
41 1998 Half-Life First-person shooter 94.02 [223]
42 2000 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Role-playing 93.97 [224]
43 2006 Gears of War Third-person shooter 93.97 [225]
44 2006 Company of Heroes Real-time strategy 93.93 [226]
45 2006 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Action-role playing 93.85[o] [229]
46 2000 Resident Evil – Code: Veronica Survival horror 93.79 [230]
47 1999 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater Sports 93.67 [231]
48 2009 Street Fighter IV Fighting 93.64[p] [233]
49 2005 God of War Action-adventure 93.58 [234]
50 1999 Unreal Tournament First-person shooter 93.57 [235]
Notes
  1. ^ Only the best reviewed version per game is used. Only games with 20 reviews or more are used.
  2. ^ The 3DS version scored 93.89.[166]
  3. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 96.67.[170]
  4. ^ The PlayStation 4 version scored 96.33,[172] the Xbox 360 version scored 96.10[173] and the PC version scored 95.07.[174]
  5. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 93.88.[180]
  6. ^ The GameCube version scored 93.83.[182]
  7. ^ The PC version scored 94.52[185] and the PlayStation 3 version scored 93.09.[186]
  8. ^ The PC version scored 93.54.[190]
  9. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 94.00[192] and the PlayStation 3 version scored 93.95.[193]
  10. ^ The PC version scored 94.58.[199] and the PlayStation 3 version scored 93.66.[200]
  11. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 94.12.[206]
  12. ^ The PC version scored 94.39.[214]
  13. ^ The PC version scored 93.19.[216]
  14. ^ The PlayStation 3 version scored 93.54.[218]
  15. ^ The PC version scored 93.29[227] and the PlayStation 3 version scored 92.98.[228]
  16. ^ The Xbox 360 version scored 93.23.[232]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][24][25][89]
    [27][28][29][30][31][32][33][34][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][55][78][79][86][87][88]
  2. ^ [2][4][5][8][9][10][11][12][13][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][25][27][28][31][35][36][37][38][39]
    [40][41][42][45][46][48][50][52][55][56][57][58][61][62][63][78][79][86][87][88]
  3. ^ [2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][25][27][28][29][30]
    [31][32][33][35][36][38][39][42][45][46][48][50][51][52][55][77][78][79][86][87][88]
  4. ^ [2][3][4][5][8][9][10][11][12][13][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][25][27][28]
    [29][30][31][32][34][35][36][37][38][39][41][42][45][46][50][53][55][77][78][86][87][88]
  5. ^ [4][5][6][8][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22][23][25][89][27][28]
    [29][30][31][32][33][35][36][38][41][43][44][45][46][47][48][77][78][86][87][88]
  6. ^ [2][3][8][9][10][11][12][13][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][25][27][28]
    [31][35][36][37][38][39][40][42][45][48][50][52][53][54][55][56][57][58][77][78][86][87][88]
  7. ^ [2][4][5][6][8][9][10][11][12][13][15][16][17][18][19][22][23][25][28][29]
    [30][31][32][35][36][38][39][40][41][42][44][45][47][48][49][50][51][55][79][88]
  8. ^ [3][4][5][8][9][10][11][13][14][16][17][18][19][21][22][25][27][28]
    [29][30][31][32][35][36][37][38][39][40][41][42][45][46][50][55][77][78][86][87][88]
  9. ^ [2][3][4][5][8][10][11][12][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][25][27]
    [29][30][31][33][35][36][37][38][39][41][42][45][46][50][53][55][77][78][86][87][88]
  10. ^ [2][3][4][5][6][7][9][10][11][13][17][18][19][20][21][22][27][28]
    [29][30][31][34][35][36][38][39][41][42][45][47][50][55][58][77][78][79][86][88]
  11. ^ [6][7][10][11][14][16][17][18][19][22][28][29][30][31][32][34][36][38][39][40]
    [41][43][46][48][49][55][59][64][65][66][67][75][76][79][80][81][88]
  12. ^ [4][5][6][7][9][10][11][12][13][14][15][17][18][19][22][25]
    [28][29][30][31][32][34][36][38][39][41][46][55][59][60][76][78][79][86][87][88]
  13. ^ [2][4][8][9][10][11][12][13][16][17][18][21][22][23][25][27]
    [28][31][35][36][37][39][40][42][45][50][52][53][55][58][77][78][79][86][88]
  14. ^ [1][2][5][6][8][9][10][11][12][13][15][16][18][19][20][21][22]
    [25][89][27][28][29][30][31][32][35][36][41][42][46][48][86][88]
  15. ^ [5][8][9][12][13][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][23]
    [28][29][30][31][36][39][41][43][45][46][53][55][61][77][78][86][87][88]
  16. ^ [2][8][9][11][12][13][15][17][18][21][22][25][89]
    [27][28][30][31][35][38][40][45][48][50][61][62][77][78][79][86][87][88]
  17. ^ [2][4][5][8][9][13][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][25]
    [27][28][29][30][31][32][35][36][38][41][45][46][47][50][88]
  18. ^ [5][8][9][12][16][17][18][19][21][22][27]
    [28][29][30][31][32][35][36][38][45][46][51][77][78][79][86][87][88]
  19. ^ [2][5][9][11][12][13][17][18][19][20][21][22]
    [25][89][27][31][35][36][38][41][42][55][63][78][79][86][88]
  20. ^ [5][6][10][11][13][15][18][19][34][36][38]
    [41][46][48][55][59][64][66][67][71][74][75][76][79][80][88]
  21. ^ [2][4][8][9][14][15][16][17][18][21][22][24][25]
    [89][27][28][29][30][32][34][38][42][45][50][60][88]
  22. ^ [1][4][5][10][11][13][15][17][18][19][21][22][23]
    [27][28][29][31][35][36][48][49][55][66][70][88]
  23. ^ [4][5][6][9][10][11][13][15][18][19][22][30][31]
    [32][36][38][40][41][46][48][55][59][60][65][88]
  24. ^ [8][9][12][13][16][17][18][21][22][29][30][31][32]
    [45][48][50][51][61][62][63][77][78][79][86][88]
  25. ^ [2][4][5][8][9][15][17][18][19][22][27][28][31][35][37][38][41][45][46][50][77][78][86][87]
  26. ^ [2][4][5][9][10][11][12][13][16][17][18][25][31][33][35][40][42][47][48][51][52][60][86][87]
  27. ^ [9][10][11][15][16][17][18][19][22][27][28]
    [29][30][31][34][38][41][46][48][59][78][87][88]
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  30. ^ [10][11][13][15][16][17][18][19][21][22][23][41]
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  31. ^ [6][11][13][17][18][19][29][31][36][42][46][49]
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  34. ^ [4][9][13][16][17][18][19][22][27][29][30][32][36][38][41][46][59][60][78][86][87][88]
  35. ^ [5][9][11][15][16][17][18][19][22][29][30][32][34][38][41][42][46][59][78][86][87][88]
  36. ^ [2][9][15][16][17][18][22][23][35][37][39][40][42][48][55][56][57][62][63][68][69][88]
  37. ^ [1][6][7][9][10][11][13][17][18][19][27][28][29][30][31][34][38][41][42][55][79][88]
  38. ^ [8][9][13][15][16][17][18][21][22][23][27][31][45][48][50][53][57][62][77][78][86][87]
  39. ^ [10][11][16][17][18][19][22][29][41][42][46][48][49][59][64][67][75][76][80][81][88]
  40. ^ [2][9][13][18][31][35][36][37][40][42][48][50][52][55][56][57][63][68][69][79][88]
  41. ^ [2][8][9][10][11][12][13][18][21][22][27][28][31][35][36][37][39][48][53][63][88]
  42. ^ [10][11][13][15][17][22][23][27][28][46][48][55][64][65][66][70][76][79][81][84][88]
  43. ^ [5][6][7][10][11][14][18][19][25][34][39][41][55][59][65][71][72][73][86][87][88]
  44. ^ [10][11][15][16][17][23][28][29][30][31][36][38][46][48][49][66][67][70][75][88]
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  48. ^ [2][4][12][15][16][17][18][21][27][28][29][30][31][35][36][46][78][86][87]
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  52. ^ [4][5][8][13][15][18][22][25][36][38][41][45][50][55][77][78][86][87]
  53. ^ [9][11][15][18][19][29][30][31][42][46][49][59][64][65][66][76][81][88]
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