I think I agree. Based on what we know about the disparate tastes of the RPS gang (though, based on my position in the guessing game, what I know clearly ain’t a lot) - I don’t think it likely we’d see identical lists. I think what I’m trying to articulate (though I’m not sure for certain) is that this collective list tends to veer towards more out there picks than most combined lists I read, which can make for interesting reading.
However, in my head, I’m now wondering if that it, by design, is less a list the best games 25 games according to RPS, and more, the individuals of RPS list of top x number games smashed together. It’s not intended as a criticism, just thinking out loud. I enjoy reading these picks, regardless of my own opinions of the games (which I don’t have in most cases, since I didn’t play the more ‘out-there’ ones anyway), and I would enjoy reading it if the staff did their own top 10s as well. Turns out I just enjoy lists of things. Who knew.