Best Donkey Kong Games

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The Top Ten

1 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

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...

Donkey kong country 1 is still my favorite, but I still love this game. It's just a little way too hard. I can't get past the swamp world

I was raised with this game. We go way back. I get teary eyed just thinking about it.

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

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2 Donkey Kong 64

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. )

It aged badly on some areas (although less than what people consider the "best game of all time") so I don't think it deserves the number 2 spot. - DensestPotato

I like donkey kong - winfreyb

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.

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3 Donkey Kong Country Returns

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 - LuigiGamerX

Best Donkey Kong game to date!

This game is no joke - thunderstar1124

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4 Donkey Kong Country

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

Such a fun game.. DK is useless Diddy is way better! - BimmyJim

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! - darthvadern

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5 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

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

No matter the Nostalgia of the original trilogy, this is hands down the best Donkey Kong Country game ever

Great dynamic level designs.

I love this game so much - LuigiGamerX

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6 Donkey Kong Jungle Beat

This sure is a great game - LuigiGamerX

I love this game so much! - Spongehouse

7 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

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.

Better than the 2nd one

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

8 Donkey Kong Land III

Most underrated video game evaaarrr!

9 Donkey Kong
10 Donkey Kong Land 2

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Donkey Kong Land

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. - DensestPotato

12 Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

I got this for Christmas years ago.

13 Diddy Kong Racing
14 Super Smash Bros

"donkey kong games" - DensestPotato

15 Donkey Kong: Jungle Climber

Favorite DK game. Awesome level design

16 Mario vs. Donkey Kong
17 Donkey Kong: King of Swing
18 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

"donkey kong games" - DensestPotato

19 Super Smash Bros 4
20 Donkey Kong Jr. Math
21 Donkey Konga 2

Is this any good? I never played it

22 Donkey Konga 3
23 Donkey Kong Jr.
24 Diddy Kong Racing DS
25 Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast
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