Best Skylanders Games

The Top Ten
1 Skylanders: Trap Team

I kind of feel that this is the weakest entry in the series, but that's just my opinion. I remember when TV commercials for the game showed gameplay of trapping the villains, and I was instantly hooked. This is one of the more definitive Skylanders experiences, bar none. There's tons of content, returning characters appear (Tessa's return made me get a chuckle or two because I just like how surprising her comeback was. "Hi, stranger!") as well as a decent story involving the Doom Raiders, such as that one cutscene where Kaos gets encased in gold. That was pretty funny. My only complaints is that I only have 2 traps nowadays, and that you need a specific Trap Master of a random element to access Elemental Gates, also the unnecessary rhythm game in the academy, despite it being fun, but I can still enjoy the game for what it is.

A very fun game with many cool and unique skylanders. The mechanic was vey fun and interesting. The villains were very well done and fun to play as.

This was so fun! I loved trapping the villains. My only complaint was that you needed a TRAP MASTER of the element instead of just a regular Skylanders to unlock special areas. Giants didn't make you get the giant to unlock the areas, just a regular Skylander, so why couldn't Trap Team do the same? Oh well, that's my only complaint.

It was really fun, the story lasted for the right amount of time, and the mechanic was cool. Superchargers, it's replacement was such a disappointment.

2 Skylanders: Swap Force

Yes, I remember replaying this game during quarantine and enjoying a lot of it. I think the selling point of this game was making all kinds of abominations by swapping the top halves and bottom halves. "Stink Buckler". "Hoot Ranger". And my personal favorite, "Magna Zone". Wow. Copy Pokemon much? Also the game's graphics were just mind-bogglingly awesome and "Foxgirl" (Tessa) became my new favorite non-playable character in the series. It's amazing how an 8-year-old game from 2013 can go a long way and leave a legacy behind, and it was an interesting experience coming back to it.

I love how you can swap the tops and bottoms of the Skylanders. My favorite swap force is Dark Blast Zone

This is where the series came to its peak.

Non of them are good

3 Skylanders: SuperChargers
4 Skylanders: Giants

This was the second entry in the series and it's so nostalgic nowadays. Yes, the gameplay is more of the same, but this was the first time they added a new gimmick to the franchise, the Giants. You can push boulders and tug on chains to pull islands, it's just that awesome. And the fact that Giants is longer than Spyro's Adventure really sells it. I think one of the best parts of the game is the Drill-X boss battle, where you are challenged by a massive robot who raps in Auto-Tune about wanting to kill you, then giving his all, while adding new verses to his rap. The music even goes from traditional Skylanders music to a dubstep breakdown, just to stay with the times. My only complaint is that the gameplay is more of the same, that it's a kid's beat-em-up, but that's just me.

Giants is far superior to the new games. It has much catchier and memorable music, only one gimmick skylander per element and one normal skylander per element to keep things simple and memorable, an amazing story that is far better than crapinators's, awesome characters, Arkeyans, must I go on? Who carss if you can do a little more stuff in the new games when you have WAY BETTER stuff in Giants. The sensies are garbage and don't even feel like garbage. Lorne balfe probably agrees that giants is the best, because he was actually composing awesome music for this game. This game is just better than any other skylander game

This game was designed beautifully and was the first Skylanders game I played. I like how the storyline makes sense and that the Skylanders games haven't been ruined like other series.

Now, don't say this is number one for me because it was the first game I had ever played in the series, Spyro's Adventure coming soon after, but I feel like all the new Skylanders games have lost their feel to them. I don't know why I just don't enjoy playing them as much. If I had to rate my top 4 Skylanders game from top to bottom it would be
1.) Skylanders Giants
2.)Skylanders Spyro's Adventure
3.)Skylanders Swap Force
4.) Skylanders Trap Team
I feel like all the games after swap force started to lose their feel, swap force included. Though Swap Force was a good game all in all, and Trap Team was a FANTASTIC game idea ( I mean come on! Trapping villains and making them fight as your own!?! Billion dollar idea! ), Skylanders Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants had a very childish animation style, and I LOVED IT! The storys were a little more deep than just a ship crashing on a island and having to save everyone WHILE the ship is getting fixed, where Kaos just ...more

5 Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

This is my ranking:

6) Trap Team: Just bored me. Only game that I can call "bad".
5) Swap Force: A good game. Was quite interesting, but levels were far too long.
4) Superchargers: This game is the first in the really good territory- this was awesome and I loved the Mario Kart gameplay.
3) Giants: Was even better, the last really good game until Superchargers.
2) Imaginators: It was really fun to just make your own Skylander like that- I had A LOT of fun making my own Tech Skylander, The Gear-Grinder.
1) Spyro's Adventure: This game is simply classic. It's long, yes, but every little detail about it is perfect. The Kaos fight at the end, that one was the best.

I don't think this is the best because it is the original, but just for how much pure content it has. First and foremost, there are 22 levels. Yeah that's right, 22 LEVELS. None of the other 5 come even close to that. Second, the supporting characters are much more simple and sophisticated. Swap Force and Superchargers have so many outrageous and ridiculous characters that I just wanted to skip through every cutscene so I didn't have to hear them speak. And lastly, Spyro's Adventure is actually DIFFICULT. When I played Swap Force and Giants, it was pathetic how easy they were, especially the final boss. Evilized Kaos was a joke, a JOKE. I managed to beat him with ONE skylander. And with Kaos from Spyro's Adventure, it took me 13 Skylanders, Big jump isn't it? Spyro's Adventure and Trap Team will always be my top two, because they DON'T suck.

Its just the best because you don't have to buy as many figures to collect them all, this makes it easier for collectors. Also has best boss fights and has best gameplay, Skylanders giants comes in a VERY close second.

Its not because it's the first, but because it's so good. Solid core gameplay. Charming visuals, characters, music and dialogue. Fun levels. Its still my favorite to play through.

6 Skylanders: Imaginators

Definitely the best game. You get to CREATE YOUR OWN SKYLANDER, There wasn't as many new additions, one of the reasons I really liked Giants, and the figures themselves are relatively cheap compared to the other games' figures (I'm looking at you, Superchargers). Overall an amazing game. It's a shame this came after the flop that was Superchargers.

Amazing, Super chargers was very sad for me and this is way better don't know why superchargers is up more...

I wish I dint have to put this one in this position ;<.
making your own skylander is just as good as the storyline

7 Skylanders Battlecast
8 Skylanders Battlegrounds

It was good as a mobile game but it cannot compete with the likes of the console and 3ds versions.

9 Skylanders: Cloud Patrol
10 Skylanders: Ring of Heroes
The Contenders
11 Skylanders: Lost Islands
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