Top Ten Best Games to Speedrun

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 64

For all 120 stars or just to complete the game and/or just to complete the story, although I consider that I guess that all 120 stars could be just to complete the game as well! Yeah, I can't do this because of Mario Wing over the Rainbow and other hard levels that will probably stop me from getting all of the stars and/or reaching Bowser and /or reaching the final boss Bowser! - HeavyDonkeyKong

Great choice to speed run because it is THE MOST OVERRATED GAME EVER!

2 Super Metroid

Good game, only metroid game on the list so that's where my vote goes to.

Pretty obvious to be honest. More routes through the game than you can count, and one of the games directly responsible for the rise of speedrunning.

3 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
4 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
5 Kingdom Hearts
6 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The cosmo Speedrun in under 20 minutes was the most insane thing I've ever seen! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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7 The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past
8 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
9 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
10 Portal

Through jump backwards and increase your momentum. If you have seen a Speedrun of Portal, you should know how insane this looks. - CastlevaniaFanboy128

The Contenders

11 Dark Souls

Isn't this supposed to be one of the hardest Video Games eve rmade of all time ever made of all time ever made? - HeavyDonkeyKong

12 Metal Gear Solid

MGS is a game, that wants you to take your time, but some Speedrunners just run through Shadow Moses and destroy this stealth masterpiece! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

13 Mirrors Edge

Mirrors Edge has online leaderboards, encouraging speedrunners even more! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

14 Super Mario Sunshine
15 Paper Mario
16 Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is a brutally hard platformer, some Speedrunners just breeze through! It breaks my SOUL! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

17 Half-Life
18 Portal 2

If you got tired from portal, why not portal 2?

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19 Banjo-Kazooie

Get's a bonus point, because I actually tried to speedrun this to 100%! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

20 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

4 minute speed runs...I'm just saying'.
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth ("Isaac") is a fairly hard game that for the average play often takes about 75 minutes to beat, and sometimes the pro players take that long. So speed runs of 10-20 minutes or less are pretty cool.
It's vague by "Best" refers to here, but I sincerely think Isaac is the best game to speed run in terms of 1. How quickly it can be speed run, 2. How enjoyable it is to speed run the game, and 3. It's the best in making it Possible to speed run it, in giving the player the tools to do a speed run.
Isaac is a fast-paced game, and when you go even faster, its usually because you're more powerful and have awesome weapons to kill all your enemies. The games power-ups are random and varied. So if you get lucky, then the game could give you the most powerful items, which is what allows players to win in 4 minutes.

Check the game out and/or ask me any questions or rebuttals you. - thunderwolfx17

21 Super Mario World
22 Super Mario Bros. 3
23 Undertale
24 Kirby: Squeak Squad

I had to drive out to the hospital, and it was a long drive. So I decided to bring this game to speedrun. In the 3 hours it took, I got through worlds 1-6 with all the treasures. - Garythesnail

25 Battletoads
26 Cave Story
27 Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
28 Chrono Trigger
29 Super Mario Maker
30 Final Fantasy IV
31 Quake
32 Doom
33 Half Life 2
34 Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back
35 Left 4 Dead 2

This game has a lot of maps to speedrun and at the workshop they have a lot of maps too

36 Tomb Raider

Speedruns of the classic tomb raider games are so entertaining. I love watching all the tricky shortcut jumps and glitches. - jimicenafromintempo

37 Spider-Man
38 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
39 Mario Kart Wii

A Mario Kart Wii speedrun is when you play four non-retro cups in a certain time. Considering the entire point of the game is racing it is really fun to speedrun.

40 Rayman
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