Top 10 Best Video Game Series
The Top Ten
The series that revolutionized video games 25 years ago. Before Zelda, games were more about the arcade experience. Zelda changed that by immersing the player in a new world with a quest to complete and secrets to be find. It's kinda like playing an Elder Scrolls game for the first time, except you're back in the '80s and playing on the NES. It also revolutionized how a lot games play in 3 dimensions (like the targeting system, combat etc). And it still does today, like with one-to-one motion in Skyward Sword. This is also the one series that has never faltered in its 25+ years... Never! Even Mario has seen his slight dips (Gamecube era- Super Mario Sunshine). Every one of Zelda's games has met critical acclaim too. Ocarina of Time is the highest rated game on metacritic... Ever! And Four Swords Adventure is the lowest rated Zelda at 86%, and that's debatably the worst Zelda game (if you could even say there was a one). And that's out of 15+ games!
Anyways what has Call of ...more
Well, I posted a few weeks ago, but today I decided that I should continue with my ranting. Last time, I elaborated on the graphics of this extraordinary series, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. This time I will dig in deeper, and look at the items, that set Zelda apart from other series.
If you look at other games of any genre, items are a huge part of the game. However, these crucial parts of the experience are not utilized to their fullest. In many major RPGs, for example, items and spells are used in exactly the same way, but with different stats the only thing separating them. In shooters, items are all a bit different, but all that they do is kill people in different ways.
In The Legend of Zelda, all of the items you find are unique. With a hookshot, you can swing to far away cliffs, and obtain far away items. With a bow, you can hit far-off targets, burn things, freeze things, and much more. Look up "Zelda Items" in a search engine, and you will ...more
All four corners of my heart lit when I saw The Legend of Zelda in first on this list. Then I looked down and saw 2 things. First thing, my shirt is way too small, and 2, people who play Call of Duty and think it's the best game ever are complete morons. And that's like saying that Hitler wasn't a very nice man. Absolute blasphemy.
So what is annoying me? Well, it's not that people say that it is good, because it is a quite addictive shooter, and is fun, if you like that sort of thing. However it's HOW they think it's good that makes me want to go all Fierce Deity on them. Take, for example, a good friend of mine, whose name I cannot utter here - For narrative and amusing purposes, I'm just going to call them Ped (o) 'arry (if you are reading, and you don't know that this is you, maybe a keyword might help*cough cough*Castlevania II with lyrics*cough*). Anyway, this highly irritating (and slightly camp) individual with whom I can relate to your secretary in New Leaf (for the ...more
I've been playing LoZ since I was a little girl. My older brother, 9 years older, was in love with the game and I would often find him playing it in the living room. Once I was old enough to understand the concept of a video game, the first one I wanted to play was Ocarina of Time. Of course, at 4 years old, I didn't do much more than ride Epona around Hyrule, or go fishing in the fishing hole on Lake Hylia. I grew up with Legend of Zelda. It was always my way to de-stress and relax after a hard day at school. Now I have played almost all of the Zelda games and I love all of them. They all have something really creative about them, whether it's a new item or a really vast map. If I had to pick my favorite, I don't think I could. Wind Waker had my heart for quite some time when I was younger, but that was because it was simple and easy for an 8 year old to understand. Now that I've beaten the original, Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, Phantom Hourglass, ...more
I personally like this game series. It was from my childhood. One of them is Super Mario 64.
I can't put it into any other words. Super Mario Bros is one of my favorite game series of all time.
If you hate this all because of Hotel Mario, you haven't checked out games like Super Mario Maker, 2, New Super Mario Bros, Wii, and U, (I don't like 2) Super Mario 3D World, Super Mario Party, Super Mario 64, Mario Kart 8, Deluxe, Wii, DS, and Double Dash,
Mario Party, 2, 3, 5, (I hate 4), 6, 7, 8, 9, IT, 10,(yes I like it), Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Galaxy, Super Mario Bros, 2, and 3, Super Mario Land, Super Mario World, Luigi's Mansion (it still has something to do with Mario), Dark Moon, 3, Super Mario Odyssey, and those Mario RPGs.
More than half of my top 10 games of all time are Mario, including all 3 of my top 3.
I grew up with pokemon so I'm glad to see it at number 3, the pokemon series deserves it.
You catch animals, make a team, share a bond, and battle with them. If you play this you may ask "who could ever ask for more?". Characters are awesome and the new Gigantamax/Dynamax ability is awesome insanity.
I liked the old ones they were the best, ones for like the Wii, Wii U, 3ds, they were bad but let’s go eevee and swords are really good
These games can be played over and over again. With new games coming out every so often, It's surprising that they remain as good as they were in the beginning. By the way, Persian is the best Pokemon ever.
Eh, it's a good Pokemon, but not really one of my favorites. (I respect your opinions, though) - Pokemonfan10
I love Smash Bros. If you love crossover elements in games, this is the one for you.
Melee and Ultimate are amazing games, subspace in brawl was awesome and the original and 4 are fine too.
YES. Best game a 12 year old person like me can receive. I love this game. When I went to nintendo e3 2018 I found that game and watched as the finalists mkleo and zero were each other and zero won with Mario. I was fansinated and I was dying to get ultimate on holiday 2018. 4 is really good but it deserves better than 4. Should be top 3. This is the perfect game I could play with my family and friends since its up to 8 players
The ultimate party experience. Few games have hit the hype level of Smash Bros. Whenever a new DLC Fighter is announced the whole internet explodes.
if you like to fire an
m4 out on the streets,
this is the game for you
The graphics are good, the story mode is fascinating and fun, online mode is fun. When gta vi comes out they should add multiplayer.
Awesome game, you can do so many things. Plenty of action, fun, and humor.
The greatest video game of all time Grand Theft Auto v will be best game ever and better than call of duty and halo 4
Rock star is the best the graphics are amazing and the characters too vote for grand theft auto series
The Assassin's Creed series is simply amazing! The story in these games is cool and interesting unlike most other games, the gameplay is fun and satisfying and the open worlds look gorgeous and there is always so much to explore and do. It is one of the most unique and immersive franchises out there without a doubt and it will always have a special place in my heart.
Spent my childhood playing Ezio's trilogy. Miss all those stories
Best games series deserves at least no 3 spot great story graphics and game Play
They're all great AC1 was awesome AC2 was awesome Brotherhood and Revelations were great and AC3 is going to be the greatest game of 2012. I love the gaming aspect and storyline and how it blends together perfectly with historical people, places, and events.
The only reason why this isn't top 1 is because most voters here only played the newer game series. Call of duty, for example. They don't what the Metal Gear Series is capable of. Friends dying in front of you, crushed by a gigantic robot t-rex, an old friend battling cancer, a sister who died because of a vampire psychopath, a mentor got killed by her own student, a man-made spy that is near death because of rapid aging but still able to save the world and finally killed his own brother. Sometimes, it's not about the gameplay that makes a game better, but the drama-the storyline that can be talked about for almost forever.
Just the storyline alone should put this game in the top 3 or 4. It's my all-time personal favorite, so it would be my #1 choice. Hideo Kojima is an absolute genius and I solute him not only for making great games, but storylines and characters you can easily get emotionally attached to. His games are like movies. They keep me at the edge of my seat and keep me PRAYING that he'll make just one more. The replay value of these games is TREMENDOUS. They are always chalk full of Easter eggs and side stories. MGS revolutionized stealth gameplay and is in a league of its own. I believe that if anyone plays a game from this series, it will be in their top 5 favorites easily.
Never played anything quite like it. The stories are incredibly deep and touch upon a lot of issues that concern people all around the world and probably for all time, such as war, family, friendship, loyalty, grief, love, hate, courage, leaders and their symbols and what to pass on to future generations and which forces shape them. On top of that all games come with amazing gameplay that for the most part has aged well and gives you a lot of options and freedom (increasingly with each new game). Plus the games burst with life and character and have so many creative ideas that challange you even outside the confides of the video game world and there is such a huge attention to detail... I could go on forever. Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Solid is an almost flawless masterpiece and even the sometimes excessive cutscenes cannot temper with an experience, that overall has touched me more than any other video game.
How is this not above Super Smash Bros and Mario? Metal Gear is just legendary and far better than those two franchises.
Not only are the stories great, but the heroes, villains, and gameplay are too. Each game is different from the last in terms of environment and plot line, with the exception of X and XI, so everyone can find something they love about this amazing series.
The characters, story, music, graphics and everything is sublime on this ones, they're not just games, they're experiences, unforgettable ones
The amazing stories and characters that have appeared in this series over the years need to be remembered. They are all part of the greatest video game series ever to appear in this world and Midgar.
Come on it's like the longest and best series ever I mean like seriously there's Final fantasy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
Girls Locker Room: Words.
Boys Locker Room: Halo Theme Song.
In all seriousness though, Halo is one of the few First Person Shooter franchises that stands out from the rest. The only other game franchise I would consider as being more influential would be Doom. Every single Halo game is in the same, connected universe and events in one affect another. The difficulty is on point (except Halo 2's) and the game play has inspired nearly every single FPS that came after it. The days of 3 and Reach were the golden days of online play, custom games and forge helped Halo stand out, and every single Halo gun is unique and iconic to the Halo franchise. It has been going through a bit of falteration, but every game franchise hits it at one point. With Reach on PC being a huge hit and Halo: Infinite being on the way (albeit with no gameplay whatsoever), here's hoping Halo can take the top spot once again.
Halo is a game series that is profoundly influential to modern FPS games. While Halo did give rise to Call of Duty in a way, I won't say Halo is bad. If FPS games were a crowd of people at a convention or a concert and there's one person in that crowd that stands out from everyone else in it, then it would be Halo. Unlike Battlefield, Call of Duty, and more that allow for weapons and vehicles that can have weapons like the UMP-45 or vehicles like the BM-21 in both game franchises, Halo has signature weaponry that are ONLY available in a Halo game. I don't think that I would go into a multiplayer game in Battlefield 4 or something like that and be killed by a guy that's holding a Battle Rifle or Fuel Rod Cannon and I don't think I'd die in a multiplayer match in Battlefield 3 by another player that splattered me with a Warthog or a Ghost. Battlefield and Call of Duty don't have fully consistent plots and Halo does, Battlefield 3's campaign won't have any relevance with Battlefield 4's ...more
Without halo there would be no call of duty, and halo pushes the boundaries every time it comes out with a new game, but then again, how much can you push the boundary when there's a new game every year
Play Combat Evolved then and see if you change your mind. The game is amazing and is right up their with Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. - MasterBeef
Zelda above this I get it. Zelda is just the wet dream of any gamer. But Mario, Grand Theft Auto, Pokemon? I mean yeah they are GREAT games but halo is fantastic, majestic, perfect,and every word that has a good connotation that exists. There was a time where I just wanted to go to my friends' house when I was in high school to play halo. I no longer cared of my friends, don't misunderstand me its not that I didn't care about them, but the game got me subconsciously in a way that I was totally hypnotized by it. I'm sure many can relate to what I'm saying. When halo 2 and 3 came those where some really crazy ass times. There will never be days as good as those and you know it. I think I even had dreams about halo back then, in some way, I still do.
Put it this way: When you've got a game series that gets things so right the first time that all you have to do to make a sequel is improve the graphics and update the game mechanics a little, you've got something special. Every Elder Scrolls game in the series has consistently trounced its competition to the point that the Elder Scrolls series has become the definitive RPG series of late. I'm surprised this isn't higher on the list!
Oblivion, Skyrim, Morrowind, Areana, Daggerfall. All these games paved the way for open world games.
Bro the stories are great and the animation is really gopd. You also get a customizable character
When I first played Skyrim I thought wow this is big and for the next 40 hours of game time (so for me around 4 months as I don't have time to be a hardcore gamer despite my wishes) it just got bigger and that's when it started to get fun. This took up a year of my life and now I'm halfway through morrowind having finished oblivion, incredible.
Sonic is way better than Mario because
1.Sonic saves animals
2.you would think peach would've taken some self defense classes by now
3.Sonic not fat
4.Mario is slow
5.Mario games are somewhat boring and slow paced
6.I prefer fast paced games
7.Plumbers are lame
8.More INTERESTING character
9.Sonic has more personality
10.Sonic has more than one boss
11.Sonic is cool
At least with Sonic his franchise does something new and inventive every time a game comes out, can't say much for the other game franchises. Sure some installments are bad and some are guilty pleasures. But I like Sonic the Hedgehog, I loved him as a kid, and I still love him now. No matter how good or bad his games are, he's still my favorite.
Way better than Mario, there are only 3 bad sonic games I can think of: Sonic 06, Schoolhouse and Sonic Boom.
Sonic should be number 1 on this chart. Sonic is better than Zelda, Mario, Assassin's Creed, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Skyrim, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, and Smash Bros. in almost every way possible
I agree it's the best series until sonic boom. But there are better games series out there so sonic is not the best series - DanteTopTenners
This deserves to be number one, hands down. Nathan Drake gives us a swaggering, laid back protagonist that can crack small jokes to lighten the mood in any setting. This is a new perspective into the action-adventure genre that has the perfect balance between action sequences and heart wrenching parkour/survival parts that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Added on to this masterpiece are the puzzles left for you the gamer to solve. Choosing wrong will lead in failure, but when you figure it out, there is always more action to make up for all the time spent on figuring out the puzzle. Uncharted 3 gives us another point of view as the young Nathan Drake, starting his life of thievery. Seeing Nathan growing up gives us another reason to cheer him on. Uncharted 2 is incredible, with intense sequences of everything a gamer wants. They all come together in the Nathan Drake Collection, a jaw-dropping remastered edition of all the games in the series. Nathan Drake will most likely ...more
Enjoyable franchise, that makes me laugh and cry at the same time
Again, I am not a PlayStation fanboy. But this series is just plain awesome. Nathan Drake is one of the best protagonists to exist and the story in every single game of the franchise is likable. This series is a masterpiece as said by someone in the comments and stands out. Likable and great, it is the one of the best franchises. Also, Nintendo and Xbox players, I recommend you to play one of the games, if anyone whom you know owns it, and then you'll get to know what we call a Video Game.
This game is much better than most games in the top ten Call of Duty deserves to be in the bottom 50. Yeah I know allot of people are going to say look at the sales and pre-order numbers. There only really high because allot of gamer's are really stupid in the games they buy they love nothing more than a non-original story, gameplay that isn't evolving, multiplayer that's the same every year and developers and publishers that only give a crap about the money. These facts are undeniably true and some gamers can't take the the time to appreciate the love and care put into games like the story in mass effect, the adventure in skyrim, the combat depth in god of war and the explosive action in uncharted. Basiclly what I'm saying is that gamers these days are becoming so 1 dimensional and that they need to expand there horizon of games they play.
As a trilogy, there is no better than this series. The gameplay is exceptionally good, the characters feel real, the side quests are great and most importantly the story is near perfect. Except the ending of 3. I really don't get how people can look at Zelda or Mario and say they have "great story" and "amazing gameplay." When you really get down to it, Zelda is not a difficult series and almost always results in mashing the b button to kill something. Not to mention it's extremely linear and predictable. Mario is even more so. Mass effect forces you to make tactical decisions on the battlefield to progress. You can choose any method you want, whether it includes biotic powers, explosions, aoe, sniping at range or getting on the thick of it. Every strategy has its pros and cons that you need to be aware of when you execute them. The out of combat choices you make are also amazing and can carry dire consequences and rewards. The series even carries your choices through each game! No ...more
Truly the best game series I have ever played (with maybe the elder scrolls in contention). The story is fantastic, throwing you into the mix of aliens, planets, new governments, and a whole universe. With all this you still feel like you belong and you knowing exactly what is happening without any seamless effort is a great achievement in gaming.
Also the choice that is on offer was tremendous and thought provoking and really made the game you were playing was unique to you. And the true brilliance is that every decision was carried on through the series.
The tactics and gameplay of the game were excellent and really refreshing from the bog standard of Call of Duty.
I for one did not mind the ending after they changed it, and found that it was a good way to end the game and my commander Shepard story.
All in all I think that this game serious should really be at the top or close to it, and far higher then just number 10.
My favorite RPG franchise of all time,enganing story, amazing characters
Forget what people say about the conclusion of the series. Even that ending cannot diminish the epic and brilliant journey that was Mass Effect 1-3. From the humble beginnings as a rogue spectre to the final defense against the greatest threat to the galaxy; this game series is a masterpiece. So much detail was put into this series. Exceptionally well written characters, exciting combat, irresistible dialogue, and of course, decisions that matter. No game series has been ever been this personal to the player. It is a choose your own adventure that carries over throughout 3 phenomenal games each lasting over 25 hours.
This game series defined my childhood. Super Metroid, Metroid Fusion, Other M, and Metroid Prime were complete masterpieces. The only game that wasn't truly captivating and incredible was Metroid Prime Pinball, but come on. It's a pinball game. I easily rank this as my personal number 1.
Yes! Samus was an outstanding hero, even though Zero Suit Samus herself was much more badass, and Ridley is my favorite nintendo villain, along with King dedede.
Metroid is one of the greatest game franchises EVER. Why isn't it among the top ten? It's a mystery. Who wouldn't like traveling the cosmos in great adventures, exterminating dangerous species, fighting evil and putting end to wars in a way few have rivaled. All the games are thrilling from the start as soon as you land on the surface of a planet/station. "Good luck with the adventures! Explore the way urself!
How is this below Sonic? Sonic sucks.
Ah it's all been said already... This series started out as what some would call a fluke. It was a combination that most people would never had guessed could work. On one hand, Final Fantasy, a game that focuses on telling intricate and (sometimes) messed up stories (FFVII). On the other hand, the Disney series, a happy go lucky series of feel-good movies that are aimed at kids. It should have been a boring game... But it wasn't.
With each game polishing the fighting style more and more, one of the game's strongest point, the gameplay appeals to button mashers as well as tacticians. The game features an intricate story that spans over many games, each game giving away only a piece of the puzzle, making for one of the longest and most immersive stories ever told in a game.
And not to forget all the Disney worlds that the game offers, each reliving the old movies in a nostalgic way, coupling it with a more mature story. And while the game does not have very realistic ...more
YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES YES! This game has GREAT graphics that are so fun to look at! In the first game it may have seemed to be meant for children but this has evolved into 100 TIMES better story then Call Of Duty and Halo! This game is awesome! The game play is SO SO SO COOL! AND KINGDOM HEARTS 3 IS COMMING IN DECEMBER ON THE PS4!
Great game series, one of the best. This series isn't recognized enough and is so underrated. And just because there are Disney characters, it doesn't make the game series bad. If you actually puck the one the best games of the series, you'll actually see how good of a series it is.
This series is magical, beautiful, and creative. It combines newer and earlier stuff to create something more powerful. I enjoy them so much, I feel like I'm on an a timeless adventure. Everything about it is great and it has been my favorite video game series since the beginning. Good music, cool animation, nice gameplay, and really interesting story. I don't find it underrated because it's so popular. Can't wait for the last one, KH3!
Kirby is cute. All the Kirby games are awesome except for Kirby epic yarn on the Wii. I wasted 50 dollars on that Kirby epic yarn. The bosses were not challenging enough and they made king dedede annoying and it caused my Wii to broke. I decided not to play Kirby till triple deluxe for 3ds came out. I realized my freinds loved it and it had Kirby fighters too so I got it and it was so good and when Star allies came out it was so cool. And clash royale is fun too it’s like Kirby fighters but graphics have good quality and you could play with people online. Anyway Kirby should be top 10
Kirby's Epic Yarn is bad because the bosses aren't challenging enough... wow.
One of the cutest games of all time. From sucking up enemies to copy their abilities, to fighting King Dedede, Kirby will always have a special place in my heart. <3
I cannot believe this is at 79. In my opinion, Call of Duty is not very fun. It's repetitive and boring. The point of a video game is to make the player feel like they are in a non-reality world and Kirby does a fine job of that. No offense, but I am simply disgusted. I know that this website is opinion based, but at least try to be non-bias. Just saying'.
Some of the best music in game history. loads of replay value. Amazing level design. And tons of unique and fun way ways to play Kirby is easily my top spot
This the most awesome game I've ever played when started playing I was hooked
such a low place? why? this franchise is awesome and very very entertaining. The story is interesting, all the characters are superb and they kick ass
What?! The Assassin's Creed series on the 5th spot and Arkham series on the 20th spot? It's so wrong!
Way too bloody and kids are playing it. Also, I have nightmares after watching the trailer of Mortal Kombat 11.
That is the worst piece of criticism I've heard in my life. "Its too bloody and kids are playing it." Kids also play Grand Theft Auto and that game is extremely violent. Does that mean its bad? Hell no
First video game series I ever played, and still one of the best.
Unfortunately, there are WAY more bad Crash games than good ones.
The original and better play station mascot
I have almost every game in the series these games are awesome And number 1 in my opinion.
I haven't played a game in the series (unless you count Smash Bros as one of the series), but it looks awesome.
How are Kirby, Call of Duty and Pokemon above this? Mega Man 2 and 3 are better than every Kirby and Call of Duty game ever.
These are the best games and should stay even in thousands of years from now.
No, it isn't the best.
The Bioshock series of games is absolutely amazing, the stories are fantastic and the graphics make it worthwhile. Bioshock Infinite definitely could make this top my list.
Bioshock is constant in how well they make their story lines. Every game is a master piece.
Amazing story gameplay and graphics with a superb atmosphere
One of my favorite games of all time and yes even infinite...such an underrated game!
When I first played Fire Emblem, I was expecting a boring, unoriginal fantasy RPG that doesn't try anything new. Instead, I got an incredibly heartbreaking story with fun characters each with their own personalities and aspirations. Nothing hurts more when a trusted fighter falls on the battlefield. If you're looking to get into JRPGs, I highly suggest Fire Emblem.
Yes, for those who enjoy the tactical side of gaming it's perfect. And if characters are your best pick, it covers that to. If you are just merely interested in the series, none of the stories disappoint, I say it covers lots of different preferences.
It's absolutely awesome to play and just keeps getting better and better. Tone of replay value in the newer games with difficulty settings and multiple story lines and hilarious support conversations. Not to mention fun story lines and a diverse cast! Definitely one of the best!
Person who's "personally insulted Fire Emblem isn't higher on the list", I feel you. I'm also greatly insulted that f ing GRAND THEFT AUTO is so much higher.
I've never played a Silent Hill game in my life and even I know this should be in the top 20 at least.
This is clearly the best.
Best games series EVER!
I like how a game that was released to be a spinoff of Half-Life would go on to create one of the most memorable video game franchises of all time. The first game had only two characters, yet it became a phenomenon with its straightforward story, witty dialogue, and unique puzzle-solving mechanics, and the second game only improved on all these aspects. It's a shame Valve can't count to 3 because I want a third game so bad.
This series is simply amazing. The perfect combination between humor, story and gameplay. I hope Valve releases Portal 3 at some point.
It doesn't matter if we never get a third game. I wish this game was still relevant and more people knew about it. It's simply amazing.
Why are we not voting this?
Honestly one of the greatest game series I've ever played besides final fantasy and halo
should be at least top 5
Resident Evil keeps getting better and better. Each game is unforgettable and RE 4 is a perfect game. The creatures, boss battles, and overall awesomeness of this franchise is unsurpassed by any other in the game industry.
Resident Evil! Just saying the name makes your ears ring in fear. The series is what set off the survival horror genre and has been trying to adapt since its debut in 1996. Great characters, enjoyable stories and frightful action.
I think RE is the best game series in the series because of the unpredictability and because of the boss variety. I hope the series never dies.
How is this at 38. Its not the best but deserves to be in the top 25
Should be in top 5
Best game ever
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