Top 10 Sega Genesis Games


The Top Ten

1 Sonic The Hedgehog Sonic The Hedgehog

Along with Sonic CD, the first 3 Sonic games on the Genesis are the best things about the Sonic franchise.

This game should be at the top of the list.

Sega made many decent Sonic games, as well as several bad ones, but only a few Sonic games are great. Sonic 1 is the greatest.

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2 Sonic The Hedgehog 2 Sonic The Hedgehog 2

Sonic is on this list 4 times. These games were the first games you could and still name off the top of you head. But when you want to pick on sonic you just say sonic 06

Not just best Genesis game, but best game Sega has ever made in the existance of that company

So much better then any sonic game. Except for sonic adventure 2 of course. - PotBellyPup

Simply put, THE greatest Genesis game, and Sonic game ever made. Nothing will ever top it.

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3 Sonic The Hedgehog 3 Sonic The Hedgehog 3

Sonic 3 is the best out of all the Sonic games, it looks better than the new Sonic games and the very old sonic games.

You can actually save on this Sonic. - loganruckmanman

Sonic the hedgehog 3 should be number 1 the soundtracks are much better and they introduced knuckles and the stages have cool 3d effects its just better than sonic the hedgehog 2

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4 Shining Force II Shining Force II V 1 Comment
5 Mortal Kombat Mortal Kombat

You can play this game for hours. You'll never get bored. NEVER! - HeavyDonkeyKong

This one had the blood code that's why I bought it

All mortal Lombard are fun

6 Mortal Kombat II Mortal Kombat II

The first mk game was great but this one made this franchise EPIC! True innovation for that time! Oh and my lovely Kitana was introduced! Hehe

7 Sonic and Knuckles Sonic and Knuckles

Why do people prefer Modern Sonic games over this true masterpiece? It's just pure awesome! Perfect graphics, music composed by Michael Jackson, anticipating levels, cute characters, easy controls, very fun gameplay, this game will be perfect no matter what. I love this list, Loganruckmanman!

8 Gunstar Heroes Gunstar Heroes

Best Genesis game ever! I still don't believe this game was released for Sega genesis, the environments, areas, effects and game engine is just perfect and better than all other genesis games! Best ever!

I would vote Sonic 3 and knuckles but that's two games! Gunstar heroes is a magnificent shoot 'em up by treasure with so many rereleases that plants vs. Zombies'd be jealous! - Thepenguinking2

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9 Sonic 3 & Knuckles

This is sonic 3 and sonic and knuckles put into one game. It has all the levels with the data select so that your progress will be saved even in the sonic and knuckles stages, has all three characters able to play all of those stages, and it has an exclusive super form to this game to boot! It has all that is good about the two games it combines and more.

I love this game it's one of my very favorites

GOAT... that's really all I need to say. - Heatnix23

10 Dynamite Headdy Dynamite Headdy

Truly a gem, should be above Comix Zone and Phantasy Star II. One question, where is Ristar?

One of the best platformers ever. Still waiting for Treasure to make a sequel.

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11 Altered Beast Altered Beast V 1 Comment
12 Phantasy Star IV - Sega Genesis Phantasy Star IV - Sega Genesis V 1 Comment
13 Rocket Knight Adventures Rocket Knight Adventures

Sweet controls and excellent mechanics. The cartoony style is lovely and levels are engaging. Deserves to be high on this list and is severely underrated. - Maplestrip

Amazing soundtrack, One that id listen to after playing. Amazing gameplay that is super unique and awesome level design. - Acdcdanny

One of the ONLY good Sonic rip offs ever made.

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15 Boogerman: A Pick And Flick Adventure Boogerman: A Pick And Flick Adventure


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17 Ecco the Dolphin Ecco the Dolphin

Amazing thanks whoever put this game here! Love this game and play it ever time a need a refresher on the old days and how good old games are.

This game is my favorite, it's one of my favorite classic adventure games and the story of the game is great.

A beautiful, enchanting game. Until you need air- than it is hella stressful!

18 M.U.S.H.A. M.U.S.H.A.

Very good shot em up game that needs more praise. Only the rich people can afford this.

19 Streets of Rage Streets of Rage

What the hell?! Streets of Rage wasn't even in the list. I had to put it down. For God sake people what did you grew up with? Streets of Rage is the mad notes

Streets of rage crushed the genre and the sequels made super Nintendo fans jealous!

A classic game with an amazing soundtrack.

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20 Earthworm Jim Earthworm Jim
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