Most Addicting Video Games of the 90s


The Top Ten

1 Super Smash Bros.

What better way to fight your friends than to duke it out in this addicting fighting game. - cjWriter1997

2 Chrono Trigger

One of the best JRPGs. Gameplay is addictive and it has a lot of replay ability. - cjWriter1997

3 Streets of Rage

This has been a Mega Drive favourite of mine for ages. Especially for a game of its time it plays wonderfully and the music is amongst the best to appear in a video game to this day. - Entranced98

Fantastic beat em up and the gameplay is as addicting as it gets. - cjWriter1997

4 Doom
5 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Plus it introduced Tails, who deserves more credit and must reclaim his position of second most popular Sonic character from Shadow.

Still one of the best Sonic games ever made - I'm sure we're all wishing Sega had always kept the series at this gold standard. - Entranced98

I prefer sonic 3 and k but 2 is definitely my favorite to speed run due to its relatively short length. - Heatnix23

I love this game - TwilightKitsune

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6 Mortal Kombat Trilogy

What can I say? It's Mortal Kombat. - cjWriter1997

7 Mario Kart 64

The most addicting part about this game is watching the salt pile from your friends grow. - cjWriter1997

I used top play this all the time as kid at a relative's house.

I wish I had a Nintendo 64 (and this game) during my childhood... :(

8 Street Fighter II
9 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

A SNES classic. Platforming perfection and addictive fun. - cjWriter1997

10 Twisted Metal 2

Super fun racing game that has some of the most addicting gameplay to come from the genre. - cjWriter1997

The Contenders

11 Super Mario World
12 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
13 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped

Best Crash game in my opinion. Always fun to play this. Addictive 3D platforming and one of the best PS1 games. - cjWriter1997

I used to play this game a lot as a kid I even beat it I still have it on the orginal ps1 but I play it on PS2 lol - christangrant

14 Final Fantasy 7

Crap, this is a good one. Can't believe I forgot this one in my original list. - cjWriter1997

15 Goldeneye 007

Paintball mode!

16 Super Mario 64
17 Tekken 3
18 Quake

Honestly, if you put aside the graphics (which are still pretty good) it is just like half life or any other FPS puzzle game that you can find. The animations are really good, and Quake has a wide variety of weapons. There are many monsters and I think it’s kind of fun to shoot them without looking up or down. Overall, this is a great game and you should play it if you haven’t before.

19 Ape Escape

A game about catching monkeys. Pretty much it. But the game itself is fun! The sequels were pretty addictive as well. - cjWriter1997

20 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
21 Medievil
22 Super Metroid
23 Pro Evolution Soccer
24 Silent Hill
25 Streets of Rage 2
26 Megaman 3
27 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
28 The Lost Vikings

Although maybe not as well known as most of the games on this list, this is unique puzzle-solving fun. If you want a game where clearing a level is super satisfying then look no further than this. - Entranced98

29 3D Pinball: Space Cadet
30 Hover!
31 Marvel vs Capcom
32 Mega Man: The Power Battle
33 Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters
34 NHL '94
35 Vib-Ribbon
36 Parappa the Rapper
37 Um Jammer Lammy
38 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles

Best game in the franchise.

39 Pokemon Red

Pokemon Red is the superior version of red and blue and you can spend days on end just play Pokemon all day,all night.

40 Half Life
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1. Super Mario World
2. Super Smash Bros.
3. Mortal Kombat Trilogy
1. Streets of Rage
2. Super Smash Bros.
3. Chrono Trigger
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