Best Donkey Kong Games

The Top Ten
Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest Product Image

My favorite game ever. So nostalgic to me... and damn, David Wise.
Tops the others in every possible way, but here some nuances / exceptions :
- DKC3 has better level mechanics, bosses, map system and side quests
- DKCTP has more environment diversity, and is nearly as good musically
- both aforementioned games are graphically as good as DKC2, if not better

Nah, this should be number 1. The first game and Mario world are my favorite snes games of all time, but this game combines what was great about those 2. way better then DK 64, in my opinion

This is my second favourite game of all time personally. It's also the game that made me aspire to become a video games composer. One day...

Amazing soundtrack, amazing level design and great varying gameplay from getting bonus coins to get to the lost world to making sure you had all the DK Coins.

Donkey Kong 64 Donkey Kong 64 Product Image

My favorite video game of all time just barely beating out FFX.
I've played from beginning to *almost* end about 20 times. I've still never been able to get the Nintendo coin because for the life of me I SUCK at the arcade DK you have to beat to get it. I've actually never even gotten the Golden Banana from that arcade DK either... It's actually kind of sad.

Childhood at best. A collectathon even more. But it's a one of a kind Donkey Kong game and no matter how bad it ages or how old it gets, it will always be NUMBER 7TH BEST RANKING on the Nintendo 64 Sales list... Number 1 on my Nintendo 64 list. I don't think anyone could top this game, but it can't surpass the original DKC series.

Such a hard choice! This one has to be the best because of the world design! Not only that but it's the last good donkey kong. (tropical freeze and the Wii one are good but they will never compare to rare wares donkey kong games. )

This game is the main reason why I like gaming so much!

Donkey Kong Country Donkey Kong Country Product Image

The first game on my gameboy... I played it for YEARS, and I still do to this day. Can't get enough of this legendary game

I think this deserves number 1. As a kid I was so jealous my friends owned it and I didn't.

It's so awesomne! King K. Rool is the best boss and Kritters are the best enemies. And the music, so good!

The best donkey kong game!

Donkey Kong Country Returns Donkey Kong Country Returns Product Image

This is a platformer through and through. Nothing feels unfair or gimmicky, it's just pure skill. This is my second favorite platformer of all time for a reason (Super Mario Bros 3 is first)

This one was the one I grew up with. It gave us a challenge. And that's what I enjoyed the most.

And this game is my favourite one

Best Donkey Kong game to date!

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Product Image

My nostalgia would say otherwise, but I think this is honestly the bat Donkey Kong game to date (let alone Country game). The gameplay has been really refined here from both the old (original DKC trilogy) and the new (DKC Returns). While I did like Donkey Kong Country Returns, it pales in comparison to this masterpiece of a platformer, and I'd say that it's because Tropical Freeze feels completely new and creative with almost EVERY one of its levels, which is something that the games from the original trilogy strived for (maybe DKC3 to a lesser extent).

This game is often criticized for being shorter than Returns, but I honestly think that it's for the better, since I find that Returns drags on a world or so too long. This game ends right when it needs to, in my opinion, and if you still are craving more after that, you have an extra (though small) world that rewards you with Hard Mode, where you can play as any Kong individually. Speaking of Kongs, I also love the choices ...more

Easily the best Donkey Kong game. It has 2 new characters, an awesome soundtrack, really fun gameplay, and not-to-hard to reach collectibles.

Masterpiece of a game, the best DKC and the best 2D Platformer I've ever played. The Soundtrack in special is perfection. Thank you Retro Studios.

Bashmaster is the coolest boss, and the music for his battle is INSANE!

Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! Product Image

What to say? My favourite game of all time from when I took for the first time a controller.
I'm a big fan of all DK games and seriously, this game is VERY underrated.
I played all of theme, and nobody equaled the "emotion" I felt when I played this.
It has the best gameplay of the DKC trilogy, it has fantastic levels in my opinion, it has a great soundtrack (not the best of the trilogy), it has great secrets, this game has a lot things to do, and they are all funny.
For me, the only three games that maybe can overcome this are: DKC2, DK64 and DKCR. But this will be always my favourite.
STOP underestimate this game!

The forgotten game of the trilogy. DKC3 was played by few due to being released for the SNES about four months after the N64 was released. Although the soundtrack and challenge of the second game is much better, the third has many more things to do. The overworld is huge, and the graphics were very well made. The mini games were both funny and entertaining. A very overlooked game. Highly recommendable.

Although it was the weakest of the trilogy, it was still pretty awesomne and as well-done as the other two.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Product Image

The controls feel great, the OST is AMAZING for 2004 Gamecube, and punching enemies with the controller, Donkey Konga Bongos or (If you own the Wii version) the Wiinote and Nunchuck

This sure is a great game

I love this game so much!

You move with bongos

Donkey Kong

Seriously, how the hell was this not on here before I added it? It literally began the franchise

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Product Image

Barely any different from Wii version

I got this for Christmas years ago.

Donkey Kong Land III Donkey Kong Land III Product Image

Most underrated video game evaaarrr!

The Contenders
Donkey Kong Jr. Donkey Kong Jr. Product Image

This is a great, and incredibly underrated game

Diddy Kong Racing Diddy Kong Racing Product Image
Donkey Kong Land 2 Donkey Kong Land 2 Product Image
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Mario vs. Donkey Kong Product Image


Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber Product Image

Favorite DK game. Awesome level design

Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast Product Image
Donkey Kong: King of Swing Donkey Kong: King of Swing Product Image
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Switch Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Switch Product Image

Its on like donkey kong

Donkey Kong (Game Boy) Donkey Kong (Game Boy) Product Image
Donkey Konga 2 Donkey Konga 2 Product Image

Is this any good? I never played it

Donkey Kong Land Donkey Kong Land Product Image

This game is the worst, terrible physics, screen crunch up the ass and overal not worth it when you can grab the gba remake. Its not like the other dkl games where they are different enough for people to appreciate too, its different in all the wrong aspects.

Donkey Konga 3 Donkey Konga 3 Product Image
Diddy Kong Racing DS Diddy Kong Racing DS Product Image
Donkey Kong Jr. Math Donkey Kong Jr. Math Product Image
Donkey Kong King of Swing Donkey Kong King of Swing Product Image
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