The unquestionably greatest games of all time -- according to us

Tempers flare as we poll our journalists to discover what they believe are the best computer and console games of all time.

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Phoenix (arcade)

Chris Jager, journalist: Phoenix was an arcade shoot 'em up released way back in 1980, when some of you were just a twinkle in your mother’s eye. It’s a distant cousin to Space Invaders; with similar gameplay mechanics (i.e. you move around at the bottom of the screen shooting bird-like aliens). Phoenix was the first shoot 'em up to feature an end-of-game boss, and also one of the first full-colour arcade machines. While it failed to achieve the same level of fame as its space-invading cousin, it remains one of the fastest and most frantic video games of its era.

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