Top Ten Best Games to Speedrun

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 64

Tons of different categories that work differently but all require amazing movement, making for an entertaining playing and viewing experience.

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

MUCH better than Zelda in my opinion

It is interesting to see speedruns based on games with different paths and heavily based on backtracking

The reason Super Metroid is the best is because there are so many options for speedrunning, and new methods are STILL being discovered with the latest method being the "moonfall" glitch/trick discovered 23 years after the game's release. A rich speedrunning community makes this the best game by far.

Every time I hear the word speedrun. I think of Super Metroid... Kill the Animals!

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3 The Legend of Zelda: a Link to the Past

Image is not from ALTTP but from Four Swords.
Anyway one of the best to speedrun

Will not get too boring no matter how many times you speed run it!

4 Dark Souls

Best game I have ever played!

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

HeavyDonkeyKong, it’s not that hard and you can speedrun this game. There are speedrun in just a half hour

5 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

A real classic!

6 Kingdom Hearts
7 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
8 Chrono Trigger
9 Portal

Incredibly entertaining to run

10 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This is the best

My favorite game to play, but speedrunning it is the best thing to watch! especially Majora's Mask!

I probably couldn't do this because of THAT WATER TEMPLE! - HeavyDonkeyKong

The Contenders

11 Super Mario Sunshine
12 Super Mario Odyssey

A lot of categories that take different amounts of time, and really fun to play casually and speedrun!

Doesn't take forever and still has an interesting moveset and route options

The BEST cause of the moveset and choices you have.

13 Mirrors Edge

The only true speed “running” game.

14 Banjo-Kazooie
15 Metal Gear Solid
16 Paper Mario
17 Resident Evil

Requires movement,aim,muscle memory. and also then you play you got awesome atmosphere and feels goood

18 Quake
19 Doom

it is good

Shows the 2016 doom when its actually talking about the original doom

20 Super Meat Boy

Dis game good yes

21 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom

" We've confirmed that Wii consistently loads faster than GCN, allowing for moderators to accurately determine which console the user played on with video proof. From now on, please indicate whether you played on GCN or Wii if you use one of the two and the moderators will work to convert all past Wii runs listed as GCN to the correct platform. "

22 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

23 Half-Life

The speedrun of the game it's so satisfact to see

24 Spider-Man

God is smrt

This game isn't even out yet that's how fast people beat it.

- God

25 Undertale

its good

26 Battletoads
27 Super Mario World

Oh, those glorious golden days.

28 Super Mario Maker
29 Portal 2

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

If you bhop in this game it is hard but it's totally worth it

30 Tomb Raider
31 Final Fantasy VII

Any questions?! 11

32 Super Mario Bros. 3
33 Mario Kart Wii

Best game ever!

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.

34 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Hands down the best Grand Theft Auto ever! Also the games pretty smooth for speed running.

35 Cave Story
36 Half Life 2

Due to a recent discovery (recent relative to 10/20/19), the game is now being pushed to its limits. The times will only continue to decrease, and the skill cap is incredibly high. Not only that, but ABH'ing (Accelerated Backwards Hopping) around is nigh ecstasy.

37 Left 4 Dead 2

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

38 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

39 Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
40 Toy Story 2: Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue
41 Secret of Mana
42 Hello Neighbor
43 Luigi's Mansion

This game is so fun speedrunning it is amazing!

44 Super Monkey Ball Deluxe
45 Final Fantasy IV
46 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
47 Crash Bandicoot 2 - Cortex Strikes Back
48 Rayman
49 Seum Speed Runners from Hell

This game was designed for speedrunning and has a pretty good soundtrack the game has fun physics and I just can't quit.

50 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
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