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 story? I guess getting all 120 stars could be considered completing the game!

I can't do this because of Mario Wings Over the Rainbow and other hard levels that will probably prevent me from getting all of the stars or reaching Bowser.

There are tons of different categories that work differently but all require amazing movement, creating an entertaining playing and viewing experience.

2 Super Metroid

Super Metroid is the best because there are so many options for speedrunning, and new methods are still being discovered. The latest one is 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. There are more routes through the game than you can count, and it's 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!

3 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Will not get boring no matter how many times you speedrun it!

4 Dark Souls

HeavyDonkeyKong, it's not that hard. You can speedrun this game. You can complete a speedrun in just half an hour.

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

It's great. Once you've finished your first playthrough and vaguely remember the puzzles, you can jump straight in without strategies and still get a one-hour speedrun, which will improve 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!

The Contenders
11 Super Mario Sunshine
12 Super Mario Odyssey

A lot of categories take different amounts of time. It's 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
20 Super Meat Boy
21 Super Mario World

Oh, those glorious golden days.

22 Half-Life
23 Spider-Man
24 SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom
25 The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth

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

The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Isaac) is a challenging game that typically takes about 75 minutes to complete for most players. Even professionals sometimes need that long. So, speed runs of 10-20 minutes or less are impressive.

It's unclear what "best" means here, but I genuinely believe that Isaac is the best game for speedrunning based on three factors:

1. How quickly it can be completed,
2. How enjoyable it is to speedrun, and
3. How well it facilitates speedrunning 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 great weapons to defeat your enemies. The game's power-ups are random and varied, so if you're lucky, you might receive the most powerful items, allowing you to win in 4 minutes.

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

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