I had to check what they judged the games by.
It explains a few choices, but still doesn't excuse a bad list.
Originally Posted by their criteria
For criteria, we gave ourselves a lot of latitude. Most importantly, this list represents games that Polygon’s team members have enjoyed playing the most, and still admire. Most of these games either significantly advanced the art and craft of game design in the past 10 years, or innovated in the specific context of their genre.
Some of them represent a wider shifts in gaming culture in the last decade, including esports, living games, representation, streaming, and the rise of indies. We wanted to present a list that represents how games have forged an ever more intimate relationship between the player and the experience. Here we go!
I get Pokemon Go! being on the list, but that high isn't justifiable. IGN also had P.T. on their list and I think Polygon just followed. Metal Gear Solid 5, but none others.
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I would understand someone making a bad list to stick out, a controversial list, a list of only popular games, a list of all artsy games, all best selling, all best reviewed.......but what is this list? At least half the games shouldn't even be on the list, let alone so high. Even if they were picking a game that "advanced the genre or series" they still picked the wrong one.
I hope the 8 year old who put this list together got paid well.