Best Video Games of All Time


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21Fallout 3

This is the best game I have ever played. You can easily spend 200 hours in this game and still not. Done everything there is to do. I love the VATS gameplay, the story is very good. The graphics almost look real! I know this game came out like I don't know like five years ago I think? But it's still very good. In fact, at the time that It came out, it was the biggest video game world ever. I also love the amount of outcomes and paths you can go with in this game, there are so many possible endings, and also, if you have the broken steel add on, then the game never ends. It's like usually you die but if you have the broken steel add on then it's like the explosion made you go into a coma and you wake up 2 weeks later. I mean there are so many different paths, you can choose to go with the enclave, the brotherhood of steel, Reilly's rangers, the outcasts, and so many over groups you can choose to work with, or you can play the game solo. It is also free roam, so aside from the main ...more

Put more than 500 hours at least on this game. It's my favorite video game no doubt. I also like Oblivion and Morrowind and New Vegas and Skyrim... Man Bethesda wins! - TheCamoGhost

Placement does not matter, this game is my favorite of all time. Let's hope that Fallout 4 will be just as good, I would say better, but I don't know how it could be.

Greatest game of all time new Vegas was better as far as amount of content but this a great case of quality over quantity and this game has an amazing vibe

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22Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty is one of the most overrated game franchises out there. I've seen a ton of them. There are half a million of them and most of them are just about killing communists and terrorists and most recently Latin Americans (? ). The plots are recycled. The gameplay is mediocre. It seems all the game designers need to do to make another Call of Duty game is to improve the graphics, occasionally get a new engine, add more gory and violent special effects and more interesting ways to kill people and re create the old plot accept by adding a new one dimensional villein to fight and maybe some more sexy chicks. Some redeeming qualities include the graphics and the combat, but this game defiantly shouldn't be on here.

Along with Uncharted 2, this game features the most cinematic action sequences in video games today, along with some killer competitive and cooperative multiplayer. - montreal45

The last great Call of Duty before the utter storm that created the franchise we all know and hate! This game is, in my opinion, the best Call of Duty for many reasons! Action packed story with a great plot twist, a satisfying ending, great characters, good level design, fun fast-paced multiplayer, and great graphics for its time!

The ultimate shooter of its time.

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23Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy may well be the most, or one of the most memorable games in the whole of the Mario series. Arguably Super Mario Galaxy 2 may have been a major improvement, but without Super Mario Galaxy, there isn't a Super Mario Galaxy 2.

The game consists of eight terraces, scattered across the observatory and each can be unlocked throughout the game. In comparison to past Super Mario games, the world map is unique. Instead of accessing levels via a simple map, you must access the terraces to fly to galaxies.

The graphics are good, much better than most other Mario games released beforehand although not perfect.

Nintendo really upped their game with Super Mario Galaxy, but with their new console released (Wii U) there will be a lot of talk about Super Mario Galaxy 3.

This is one of the most incredible breakthroughs in gaming. It had insanely good graphics for the period it was introduced. Second, the game is exhilarating, and the emotions brought on range from anger to excitement to extreme sadness. It also had a story unmatchable by any other Mario game, with the tearjerker of the storybook to the ending, arguably one of the best endings in video game history. This game came out when I was four and watching my brother play it is one of my cherished memories.

It is just addicting. I spend 30 minutes trying to find a power star in one galaxy until I get lucky and move on to the next one. If you have a wii, you gotta get this game. - RHCPfan

Why is this only top 23?

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24Super Mario World

I'm sorry, but WHAT! 237? Why is this. This should be #2 or something. Super Mario World is my favorite game of all time and there's good reason to. This is the best selling game on the SNES at over 20 million units. That's more than Grand Theft Auto: SA, the pest selling game on the PS2. Mario World is long, fun, and filled to the brim with secrets, and is one of the most notable games of all time.

Not only is this a classic, it's a classic that has better quality than every modern video game out there. Platforming greatness with fun level design and secrets ahoy, I've played this one at least 20 times. - TheStupidHobo

When I was a kid Me and My Dad Spent HOURS on this game finding every secret entrance and completing star world.

Kicks Minecraft's ass.

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25Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Too awesome,
Good and evil, star wars, dialogue options, great story.
You feel like you're really playing an important role in the star wars universe.

Brilliant game finished both the original and sequel multiple times, we need another one!

I wish Lord Sabertooth would have been a more crucial part of there story. I wish he would have forced grabbed Ron from out of town when he crashed the death star into the millennium falcon.

I've played it both ways light and dark great and amazing game should be rated higher adds so much story and all the endings are a great way to end a game

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26Resident Evil 4

I could give a Million reasons why this should be #1/#2 behind ocarina of time. This game is absolutely immersive. The level design is brilliant, the controls are very fluid. The story and characters are awesome. The diversity of bosses is crazy. Each level, chapter and stage in the game is different. You never really feel like you're doing the same thing again. I could go on and on, and in much greater detail but I don't fell like typing that much as the game speaks for it's self. - Azian

um this needs to be WAAAAAAAY higher on this list... just sayin - Miepo123

Just got this game today and it rocks! Go Leon go! Buy this game. It's excellent.

One of my favourite games! Great storyline, great graphics, great characters (well maybe not Ashley). This is an awesome game!

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Something as diverse as Gaming is bound to forever divide, more so then perhaps Film, Television, and MAYBE even Music! But to see a Game as Beautifully Written as this one, not necessarily LOW, but without doubt LOWER then it should... Just hurts.

There are some Great Games above me here, some of the Greatest I've ever played! Fallout 3, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2, Resident Evil 4, Half Life 2, Grand Theft Auto IV AND San Andreas AND MANY MORE... But these are more or less the ones I have more experience playing, and I'm not saying that anything above, mentioned or not, is crap or anything pertaining to such thoughts, but once you've played Bioshock, YOU KNOW Gaming doesn't get any better. And this goes beyond 'Controls' and menial stuff like that! As far as I'M concerned, so long as I can control my Character WELL, then I'm sweet. I don't care much for Graphics and all that either, just so long as I can discern my Character and he flows smoothly, everything is ...more

Once you've played games like bioshock and fallout nv you know gaming. They are extremely fun, innovative, and practically limitless and challenge you like never before. The best games are not the easiest but the ones that leave you with the best satisfaction at the end of the day while leaving you hungry for more. I though call of duty was the greatest thing ever but now I see it as a joke. These games are for intense gamers and it will pull you in, putting you at the edge of your seat and questioning if this game could be actuality or if it's all just in your head.

But I'll let you decide that for yourself...

I don't understand why this game is not in the top 5, I do not understand why this game is not in the top 10 I do not understand why this game is in number 28... This is by far the greatest game I have ever played. It has a great story, it's immersive and you never get bored of listening to audio-tape after audiotape, reading messages from the walls and listening to phsycotic people dialog, the gameplay is fun and sometimes very challenging... The game is creative in so many ways, when you first get to Rapture you're mind is just blown away, I had goosebumps for the first 30 minutes of the game because I was so amazed. This is a game I can play over and over again and not get bored. That I can't say about most of the games above Bioshock on this list, please just please vote this up.

Like Portal 2, Bioshock should be in higher place.

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28Team Fortress 2

I still hate how Call of Duty is above tf2, people who play tf2 has SKILL, people who play Call of Duty has NO SKILL, they think its fun because killing is so easy. Welcome to the world of team fortress 2, where only the skilled can kill and the non skilled gets killed

With the exception of half-life 2 this is the best fps I've ever played. Not to mention crazy fun multilayer, hilarious characters and dialogue and even a collecting element. The innovative class features and game play make this a awesome game.

This is the best game ever! I can't believe it is #54! YOU HAVE TO VOTE FOR THIS! If you've never played it, PLAY IT! You will love it!

This game is the best online first person shooter on the market, and it's free. No downsides.

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29Chrono Trigger

Widely regarded as (and in my open is without a doubt) the best RPG of all time. It came out in 1995 with unprecedentedly good graphics, which even today are nothing to laugh at. The story is... Well, AWESOME. Though, typically, it is slightly cheesy, it is obviously well thought out. It has many different time periods that you can go into and countless side-stories.
Another interesting feature is that the main character, Chrono (or whatever you choose to name him) never speaks without your prompting and decision on what he DOES say. He is, in effect, YOU. You choose how the adventure progresses across time; your actions determine what outcome will occur. There are THIRTEEN possible endings; that is not only unprecedented, but has not been rivaled to this day.
The action is great; it was one of the first RPGs to have battle on the main map; also, battle is not random, an annoying feature of most RPGs. Through a variety of special attacks, even combinations combining Chrono and ...more - Malorian

Chrono Trigger is the greatest JRPG ever. Pretty much every aspect of this game was way ahead of it's time. The graphics hold up very well nowadays, and the art style is spot on. The character designs were made by the illustrator of Dragon Ball. The music is... just the best. It's the best video game soundtrack. It really makes you feel what the story is trying to tell you. One track is just a high pitched note on a violin. It is used for most of the sad and when the characters are scared, and it is awesome. The characters are perfect. They aren't exactly that deep, but the more complex of them (Robo, Magus) are almost real. The story is amazing. It really makes you feel the emotions that the characters are. It is never too complicated, but never really predictable. And there's 13 endings. Just saying.
And finally, the gameplay is phenomenal. There are no random encounters (thank god) and the battles are really easy to understand. Early on on the game you get the chance to fight ...more

An RPG set aside from older RPG titles. Created by the hands responsible for Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy franchises, along with artwork done by Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball/Dr. Slump), and music by Yasunori Mitsuda and Nobuo Uematsu, you get one of the most beautiful, story woven RPGs on any platform since it's release on the SNES.

An RPG where it's more skill based than how long you can grind for... AWESOME!

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30Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Bros. 3 is one of the greatest NES games created. It build on everything that made Super Mario Bros. 1 great and multiplied it by a whole lot. The feather, hammer head suit, frog suit, etc. Are some new editions to the game that make the replay value high. It also has all the power-ups from the first Super Mario Bros. You can also skip levels you don't want to play in Mario 3 and you can equip yourself with a power-up before entering a level. Super Mario Bros. 3 is a masterpiece and it should respectfully be higher on this list.

When I saw this list, I was simply ashamed to see this game wasn't on it. It's the greatest NES game of all time. It's the greatest Mario game of all time. Practically every retro gamer who ever lived know and worship this game! It combines all the aspects of 2D Mario platformers and multiplies them by ten! This game is perfect!

One of the greatest nes games ever made but the only thing that sucks is you can't save

That is nothing to argue with. Your comment is 100% true.

Super Mario Bros. 3 is a classic and I never want to quit this game. But I do hate its cartoons. Nonetheless, Super Mario Bros. 3 has one of the best graphics, sound, & soundtracks of all time. Such a phenomenon and revolution this classic is, especially the 8-bit version. It is all so nostalgic. Rating: 10/10. This game belongs in the top 10s.

Greatest NES game of all time.

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31The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

The best video game ever, that I have played. It has a beautiful layout, cool-looking characters, and a great story behind it. I believe it is the first Zelda game I ever played, and I am feeling slightly depressed that it's broken, and no longer works. Also, quoting Chuggaaconroy, cuteness never looked so badass. Too bad it's sequels weren't on the Wii, rather than the DS. Also, I can draw the style of the game!

The Wind Waker is a masterful game. An epic and enthralling adventure that never ceases to amaze. The world of Wind Waker is absolutely beautiful, exploring it and discovering the secrets is really intriguing. The story is told wonderfully and the journey is captivating. The gameplay and combat mechanics are so good! The music is simply amazing. The characters are great and Link is so expressive and badass here. The climax of the final battle is one of the greatest moments in gaming. An all round fantastic game. - DamnFineCupOfCoffee

This is probably the game I ended up most wanting to wander around, do side quests for the villagers and just enjoy the world. Story is pretty good and gameplay is SMOOTH.

This game expands upon ocarina of time's incredible gameplay and perfects it, the overworld is huge, the characters are all likable, and the story is phenomenal. Not to mention the beautiful art style and amazing soundtrack. It is a must play.

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32Assassin's Creed II

And assassin's creed II is the best ubisoft game. Hence, Assassin's Creed II is the best game ever. The game takes you across Italy and lets you experience the sadness and betrayal that ezio, the protagonist, feels. The game gives the the absolute feeling of freedom when your playing the game. This is definitely one of the best games in the history of gaming!

Assassin's creed is one of the best games ever. Beautiful graphics, awesome storyline and sick gameplay. AC II is by far the best of the series. Love the open world concept and the freedom you have in pursuing your agenda, even within the constraints of missions.

This game has the best graphics and story ever! I love how you can buy new weapons and I also love the new ways to kill people like jumping off buildings.

Best game ever. I can't believe this is behind all this Call of Duty and Halo crap. Just mindless killing and blowing stuff up. This has action. Story. Love. Fighting. AWESOMENESS.

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33Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime is a great game by many means. Its story is concise while still being a good motivation to keep playing, and the world you traverse has good variety and ambiance. Its controls tight and responsive, despite the Gamecube controller being unsuited for an first-person perspective. The graphics were great, compared to other Gamecube games, adding to the atmosphere (like looking up for the first time on the Overworld, and seeing rain droplets trickle down your visor). On top of all of this, it stayed true to the Metroid franchise.

Still the most highly detailed and high-tech game today, even though it was made back in 2003 (very impressive). While the game itself drives many players insane, the huge detail, design, and unbelievable gameplay make it worthy of the Top Ten.

Absolutely incredible game on so many levels. Amazing visuals, music, atmosphere, storytelling, game play, and so much more. Metroid Prime broke a lot of ground and hasn't lost a bit of its fun despite being almost a decade old.

It's perfect, that's all I have to say.

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34The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Incredibly creative, highly innovative, and greatly passionate game. From the storyline to the gameplay, it is almost flawless.

One of the most beautiful games of all time. From the story to the gameplay.

The only (or at least main) reason why so many people don't like this game nearly as much as they should is because the VERY VAST majority of people who played Twilight Princess made the mistake of playing the Wii version when the GameCube version is vastly superior to it (mainly because it was originally meant for the GameCube). And even if a person were to play the GameCube version after playing the Wii version it would already be too late, because they played the Wii one first their experience from the game would be forever stained. Which is a real shame because to this day Twilight Princess is 1 of my very favorite games I've ever played and I hope people enjoy TP HD when it comes out it in 2016.

By far the best Zelda game AND the best game of all time, though the start of the game sucks!

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35Super Smash Brothers - Nintendo Wii U

After almost 30 years, this game lets us do what we have always wanted to do: Give the Duck Hunt Dog a long deserved falcon punch.

This game is a masterpiece. Super Smash Bros. is a masterpiece of a franchise from beginning to end (not the end. Maybe one on Nintendo Switch). This is by far my favorite video game of anything (right along with Sailor Moon Drops on Mobile.) Outstanding roster of characters (My main is Mario! ), amazing graphics, great combat system which improved over Brawl, and even Amiibo! My best friend and I have sucked the life out of this game, playing for hundreds of hours. This game is way too fun and too good. It needs a spot in the top 20, or even better, top 10. Amazing game, and definitely one you would trade your money for.

Better then Brawl, no flaws except lack of adventure mode and smash tour is pretty bad. (In my opinion)

Why the HECK is this not in the top 10? This game is outstanding!

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36Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

While some would say it is overrated, I firmly believe that this is the closest gaming has ever come to emulating a cinematic, summer, action flick. The audiovisual presentation is mindblowing. - montreal45

This game should crack the top 10, it's just mind blowing, and so much better than all this Call of Duty crap! Mechanics, story, multiplayer, co op, it just has it all! - RandomDrummer

The uncharted series has the second best games after Minecraft. It's a perfect blend of awesome graphics, characters that you actually care about, a story line that you want to follow, treasures to find, enemies to shoot, jungles to explore, and cliffs to climb. Amazing game, should be higher.

Should be so much higher, no way mario galaxy is better than this

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37Star Wars Battlefront II

AWESOME GAME! The campaign is extremely good and instant action has many new places such as Utapu. Also, many modes like hunt mode where you hunt the planet's natives or XL where it is a who can kill 350 men first battle. I can't ask for anything better!

Why is this so low on the list this was one of the best games ever made

My favorite star wars game and third person shooter... Play this play this now!

My favorite game ever

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38Tomb Raider

Great to see that tomb raider is back in business worldwide. I thought it would take a while... But I'm sure it will once again reach the top as is did the very first time it came out. TRU will definitely rock, more than any other PS game have done or will do... She will become for sure, the PS3 face just like she was the ps1s. - krycekuva

Tomb Raider is awesome because it was one of the first games (other then Metroid) to have a female protagonist instead of a male protagonist. And if she was real I would be at her bedroom window. EVERY SINGLE DAY.

At one point this series was godlike. It was entertaining, challenging, and sexy. At some point towards the end of its rain it lost a lot of its thunder. Please tell me someone caught the pun... Anyway, this game, regardless of its later faults, remains a formula that many companies would do well to follow.

This game should be in the top 10.

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39Metal Gear

I cant believe it wasn't even on the list" I cant think of many other games that could tell a story better than metal gear can. On top of that it completely established the genre of Stealth gameplay single handedly.
The game was also very ahead of its time as far as creativity I cant a think of another game that had as many genuine ideas from button tapping, switching control ports, to how creative they used the rumble feature. when at the time the playstation didn't even come standard with rumble. the graphics were also very advanced for its time compared.
i think the only reason its not as nearly appreciated is because its very slow paced and is exclusive to the playstation.
the game was very unique in that it was not repetitive from basic gameplay to the boss battles, you were given the choice of how you would engage the opponent whether it be sneaking up on them and snapping there neck or just choking them till the pass out. what made the game great was the advanced AI ...more - Shimmy

METAL GEAR SOLID is the best video game series of all time. It is recommended to be played by all. Everyone who plays it will be in awe of its cinematic greatness, outstanding gameplay, and its numerous gameplay options and special features. The game is so popular and well respected that the creator, Hideo Kojima, is the most well known and respected video game directors of today. he should win an Oscar for his achievements in the Medal Gear franchise. Since it is a Playstation exclusive it is known mostly by PS fans, but now that he is taking it to XBOX 360, it will become a World-Wide video game console phenomenon. metal gear Solid 3 was my favorite because of the storyline, but MGS4 wins hands down with gameplay and OUTSTANDING Cinematic graphics with well known voice actors and models. Metal Gear series... 10 out of 10

Best Game Series Ever. I Mean The Story Is Better Than Most Hollywood Movies Just The Best, I Hope Metal Gear Will Never end. - copkiller

This is a good game

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40Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Awesome story.real cool gameplay.this is the best Call of Duty game ever.Ask any gamer any real gamer like me who has played every single game and he will tell you what a game means.

how is this not in the top ten? It is the highest selling game of all time, plus a very great shooter, and back in its prime would destroy any game, except maybe San Andreas, plus the graphics of this game were so realistic it wasn't funny!

Deserves a spot in the top ten for sure. CoD4 was a revolution in gaming. Nothing will ever do what it did.

...Another Call of Duty game? (Sigh)

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