Top 10 Best Video Games to Speedrun

Speedrunning is a unique and exciting way to experience video games. For those who are unfamiliar, speedrunning involves completing a game as quickly as possible while adhering to a set of rules and constraints. This can include skipping cutscenes, exploiting glitches, and performing precise maneuvers to shave off precious seconds. It's a highly competitive community with players constantly striving to improve their times and climb the leaderboards.
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!

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

Best game ever

2 Super Metroid

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.

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.

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

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

3 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

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

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

Best game I have ever played!

5 Sonic the Hedgehog 2

A real classic!

6 Kingdom Hearts
7 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
8 Secret of Mana
9 Portal

It's great - once you've done your first playthrough and you have a vague memory of the puzzles you can jump straight in with no strats and still get a 1 hour speedrun which will improve very quickly.

10 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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

This is the best

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!

13 Mirror's Edge

The only true speed "running" game.

14 Banjo-Kazooie
15 Paper Mario
16 Metal Gear Solid
17 Resident Evil
18 Quake
19 Doom

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

20 Super Meat Boy
21 Half-Life
22 Spider-Man
23 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. "

24 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

4-minute speed runs... I'm just saying.

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Isaac) is a fairly challenging game that, on average, takes about 75 minutes to beat for most players. Even professional players sometimes take that long. So speed runs of 10-20 minutes or less are pretty cool.

It's vague what "best" refers to here, but I sincerely believe that Isaac is the best game for speed running based on three factors: 1. How quickly it can be speed run, 2. How enjoyable it is to speed run the game, and 3. How well it facilitates speed running by providing players with the necessary tools.

Isaac is a fast-paced game, and when you go even faster, it's usually because you're more powerful and have awesome weapons to defeat your enemies. The game's power-ups are random and varied. So if you get lucky, the game could give you the most powerful items, which allows players to win in 4 minutes.

Check the game out and feel free to ask me any questions or offer ...more

25 Super Mario World

Oh, those glorious golden days.

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