Top 10 Best Video Games of All Time

Ready player one! Gaming has come a long way since the early days of Pong and Space Invaders. From the 8-bit classics of the 80s to the immersive virtual worlds of today, video games have captured the hearts and minds of players all over the world. This list features the greatest video games of all time - the ones that have not only revolutionized the industry but also stood the test of time. Whether you're a hardcore gamer or just love to dabble in some casual gaming, these titles are sure to keep you hooked for hours on end. Get ready to level up as we count down the top games that have defined generations and continue to inspire new ones.
The Top Ten
1 Minecraft Developed and published by Mojang Studios, Minecraft is a sandbox video game that was initially released in 2011. It allows players to build and explore their own worlds using blocks. The game features several modes, including survival and creative, and has become one of the best-selling video games of all time.

Played for 7 years, loved every second of it. So many possibilities. If you're bored in one aspect of it, you can pick up another. There's singleplayer, multiplayer, survival, creative, mods, texture packs, datapacks, SERVERS, and so much more. Some people don't give this game a fair shot, but I think the fact that it's number one signifies that more than enough people have and do.

Minecraft, the best game ever. In Minecraft, you can do basically whatever you want. You can make a house, you can make a building. You can mine for the greatest jewels and craft them with anything. Craft a pickaxe to go mining. Craft a sword to fight off the monsters of the night. You can discover an abandoned mine, find lava or water. Craft an axe to chop up wood and make a house. Make whatever your imagination takes you. Craft a shovel to dig, craft a hoe to make a farm. Collect resources to live. Mine redstone to make a machine, make a doorbell or even a light bulb. Make a portal to another world. Discover new things in another world (the nether) or even in the real world. Kill monsters to brew new potions to heal or die. Make an enchanting table to enchant your tools to mine faster, dig faster, chop faster, or make your sword deal more damage. Make armor to protect you, also enchant it for greater protection. Make anything with the best jewels you mine. Have a pet animal ...more

Nobody hasn't heard of the name 'Minecraft' before. If you think you are a gamer and don't play this game, you are no gamer. 1.20 just came out, and it's probably the best update EVER! Thank you, Mojang, for the best game ever made!

Minecraft is very fun! You can choose to be competitive or creative, or both. It's so iconically designed, and crafting is so interesting. Also, the endless map just boosts imagination. Epic video game.

2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Developed by Nintendo EAD and released in 1998 for the Nintendo 64, Ocarina of Time is an action-adventure game. It was revolutionary for its 3D graphics and real-time combat, setting standards for future games in the genre. The game follows the character Link in his quest to thwart the evil plans of Ganondorf.

Of every game that I have ever played, none has been as powerful as The Ocarina of Time. The ultimate brain teaser combines with the epic atmosphere in every Zelda game to create this masterpiece. Bosses such as Volvagia, Bongo Bongo, Ganon, and even the measly Gohma are just pieces of a game that changed the way that even mature adults thought of gaming. Not to mention the awesomeness of the temples that you go through as an adult. The fire temple, water temple (holy hell the water temple), and every other each has its own style and atmosphere. For every kid who has not had the chance to play this game, I would advise you to get off your butt, go buy this game, and sit back down for hours. It is an amazing experience. Not only was this game ridiculously good in 1998, but having been remastered in glorious 3D only has added to the impact that this game has on everybody who plays it. The first time I played this game I literally had chills from the final battle with Ganon. There is ...more

TOMB RAIDER! Are you guys serious? The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time defines what we as gamers see as the one perfect game. It still to this day stands as a tribute to ALL other games. It won more awards than Lord of the Rings at the Oscars and still is played today by those who know what real games should be. Oh God guys, I mean Tomb Raider, Are you serious? I will admit it was a very good game and revolutionized some aspects of gaming, but to compare: If Tomb Raider cut the bushes really well on the gaming landscape, then the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time tore down the whole freaking yard and rebuilt it, but had to split the work with Mario 64.

Thankfully, this game is listed at the top. Definitely a game to remember because it is simply fun. The story is great, gameplay is very unique during its era, and will probably mark the hearts of every gamer who has experienced playing it during the '90s. Even though the duration of the game is very long, you will never be bored of it because there are many places you can go to, not to mention in two different worlds. If I were to compare it to modern games, sure modern games have realistic graphics, but nothing beats the word "fun" when it comes to classic games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. While making this review, I get the urge to download and play it on an emulator. See ya, guys!

I can't say enough good things about this game. Not only was it an outstanding game with outstanding dungeons and outstanding boss fights, but it was also so influential on the Legend of Zelda series. It was the first 3D game in the series, and it paved the way for future games. I grew up with a Nintendo 64, and this is by far my favorite childhood game. It's so good that Nintendo remade this classic for the 3DS. It's even winning by 3%! That may not seem like much, but with 998 games currently on this list, that is huge. I'm glad to see that such a timeless classic is receiving the praise it deserves.

3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl This fighting game was developed by Sora Ltd. and published by Nintendo for the Wii console in 2008. The game features a wide roster of characters from various Nintendo franchises, and introduces third-party characters like Solid Snake and Sonic the Hedgehog. It also introduced the Subspace Emissary, a single-player mode with a storyline.

I bought Super Smash Bros. Brawl with my own money, unable to wait for Christmas. I think it was the best video game I have ever bought, and that is saying something. Other games have different goals: Point and shoot, do puzzles, survive the zombie apocalypse, etc. But in this, you get to test out different players, and every game is different. Single-player was pretty good, and it wasn't really short, but multiplayer was my favorite part. I like how Nintendo made so many ways to do multiplayer so you could do it with more people. I think it's great. I love games like this where you can go play a game with your friends instead of playing solo. It's always more fun to play video games with others, rather than just by yourself.

As a young gamer, you often find an early jewel that becomes your favorite for the rest of your life. That is, until this game came out. All your favorite Nintendo characters in a fun, easy-to-play fighter? This game gets my vote. It improves everything Melee needed and was simple enough for new gamers to play. My friends and I spent countless hours playing through all the modes and unlocking everything. Then we went to another friend's house and did it all again. Maybe not the biggest or deepest games ever, but it's so fun!

One of the only games left in the world (excluding Mario Kart) where you can go around to your mates for some good, fun gaming.

One of the better-looking games on the Wii, the single-player is decent, and the replayability is near endless...

But it's the multiplayer that gives it my vote.

People, please vote this game higher to show that Nintendo still has the ability to contend with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty!

I love this game's story mode. The soundtrack is some of the best I have ever heard with ones such as Mute City, Final Destination, and Bramble Blast. Mentioning the soundtrack, this game also has one of my most favorite main themes of all time. The roster has much better characters than Melee since there are much fewer new characters that are clones. The only downside is the slow gameplay. However, if you are new to Smash Bros, this is probably a good thing. The cutscenes are amazing, especially "The Great Invasion."

4 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Developed by Bethesda Game Studios and released in 2011, Skyrim is an open-world action role-playing game. Set in the fictional land of Skyrim, the game offers a rich lore and a vast world for players to explore. Players assume the role of the Dragonborn, a hero destined to combat the dragon Alduin.

A brilliant game. I've never felt so immersed in a gaming world as I have here! It has very deep lore and great replay value. Even when playing Crusader Kings 2, the first thing I wanted to do was play with the Elder Scrolls mod.

The game that brought me into the world of gaming. Beforehand, I had only ever really played very casual games (and still do... I love FIFA) as I was too young to really get into and appreciate deep stories and immerse myself in the lore of any beautifully crafted universes. I was 13 when this came out, and it will forever be my favorite for introducing me to such a vast world where I can hunt dragons one day and negotiate with extraterrestrial life the next. When other games render this obsolete, with better graphics, more awe-inspiring foes, and even more secrets to uncover, nothing will stop me from having an occasional urge to check on my Nord hero in the hope of reliving some of that initial magic.

Great graphics. Long exhilarating quests. Endless possibilities of things to do. Multiple characters to create. Hundreds of pieces of armor and weapons that can be manipulated and enchanted. Dozens of skill sets and perks to be earned, so your characters are even more specific and unique. And an infinite amount of fun to have with this game. You can be an assassin, a Spartan-like warrior, a gladiator-like warrior, a Mage, an archer, a chemical warfare operator, a ninja, and more! This game is nearly perfect, and I could play it for years. It's the number one non-multiplayer game of all time.

This game, along with Fallout 3, are both games that should be #1 & #2 if I should choose. Being a die-hard Fallout fan, I would go with Skyrim for #1, though it just has so much. But seriously, the list here making Skyrim #4 & Fallout 3 at #21 is ridiculous. You cannot even compare them to Zelda or even worse Mario Bros or even much worse Wii Games. These are Bethesda masterpieces that changed gaming. Go read up on it. To compare them to these games is an insult and way inaccurate. The massive graphics and detail alone make both of them better than Zelda & Minecraft by 1000.

5 Grand Theft Auto V Developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games, Grand Theft Auto V was released in 2013. Set in the fictional state of San Andreas, the game allows players to commit various crimes in a sprawling open world. It features three protagonists and was lauded for its storytelling and gameplay mechanics.

Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece! The writers wasted no time to create a realistic, gripping story of three diverse criminals on a mission to get their lives back in shape. The voice acting was phenomenal, especially from Steven Ogg, who voiced Trevor. The world design excellently recaptured the feel and design of Los Angeles in a way that lots of developers can't or won't. You can do so much in Grand Theft Auto V, from pulling off insane bike stunts to dressing Trevor up like a girl or even super jumping on pedestrians. This game is pure fun and extremely minuscule when it comes to glitches. I'm not saying it should be number 1, but it has to be number 2. Nothing beats Ocarina of Time!

Truly a masterpiece. I've loved the other Grand Theft Auto games, but this takes it to a completely new level.

The graphics and setting are flat-out astonishing. Everything in the game looks absolutely beautiful, and I love just driving or flying around on free roam at night and just admiring how beautiful the game looks. It never gets old.

The story is on par with San Andreas for the best story in a Grand Theft Auto game. Franklin wants to find his parents' killer and obtain a successful life so he can escape the life of a gang member and live a normal life. Michael is a former criminal trying to enter retirement early to keep himself and his family out of harm. Trevor, being an outlaw who used to take on scores with Michael, found out that Michael faked his own death, escaped with all of their score money, and got his best friend Brad killed, so Trevor wants revenge on Michael by killing him. All three of their goals are able to blend in extremely well with the ...more

This game has the best gameplay, graphics, storyline, and everything else that makes a video game. It is truly the best game ever. If you don't like it, then, no offense, there is something wrong with you. The huge range of missions, cars, guns, and the seemingly endless open-world gameplay puts this game at the top of every list, and it has been on the top of every list since its release in 2013. And this is coming from a 10-year-old who plays his older brother's copy.

My all-time favorite game! Despite this game being 8 years old, it's still one of my go-to games! Just the annoying 8-year-olds with Oppressor Mark 2s just keep killing, and it's really getting annoying!

6 Super Mario 64 Released in 1996 for the Nintendo 64, this platformer game was developed by Nintendo EAD. Super Mario 64 was groundbreaking for its time, featuring 3D graphics and open-world levels. It stars Mario as he goes on a quest to save Princess Peach from Bowser.

Absolute classic. While yes, there are some stars that are a pain, it's fun to just explore the castle grounds and run around the world. You'll find things eventually if you just mess around.

I think Zelda was, for its first few years, the best game ever made. Although it has aged decently, it is just not the best game in that genre anymore. But Super Mario 64 still stands up against games that are being released now. It is magic by Nintendo. To say this was released in 1996 is unbelievable. The only game to come close to the feel that this game has is Banjo Kazooie, which I actually nearly voted for. It is that close. How Smash Bros Brawl is 2nd, and Melee is low down on this list, I will never know.

This should be above GTA 5. GTA 5 sucks, in my opinion, due to the inappropriate content. I'm not saying the graphics or gameplay is bad, because it definitely isn't, but it's because of the ridiculous amount of explicit content that makes me hate it. On the other hand, we have SM64, an amazing, classic game. SM64 doesn't have the BEST graphics ever, but it is much better than GTA 5. The soundtrack is actually amazing, while GTA has a much worse soundtrack. Overall, SM64 should be in the top 5.

Super Mario 64 on the N64 gets 55/10 stars. This is because of the graphics, the animation, Mario's sprite, the gameplay, and almost everything about this game. This should be top 1, especially if whoever put this game on the list is referring to Super Mario 64 on the N64, not the DS port.

The iQue Player port of Super Mario 64 gets 45/50 stars.

The DS port gets 6/10 stars. It has great voice acting and gameplay, but the definition is too low, and the game is too easy.

The Wii Virtual Console port gets 40/10 stars.

7 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Sora Ltd., and published by Nintendo, this fighting game was released in 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The game boasts a roster of over 70 characters from multiple gaming franchises, making it the largest crossover title in the series. It received widespread acclaim for its gameplay mechanics and character variety.

I still think that SSBU is definitely one of the best games you could play in online arenas (even if matches make me salty sometimes). Also, there's so much the player could do in the game that you could easily sink hours at a time playing modes such as "World of Light," "Classic Mode," or even some competitive 1v1 matches with the homies (or CPUs if you're by yourself). Overall, a fantastic game that I can totally recommend to gamers new and old!

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a delight to play. With a vast roster of characters and stages, and new side modes, this game is a blast to play with friends or by yourself. Classic mode is revamped in this game, with each character having a personalized route, along with training mode having many updates for advanced players. However, there are some missing modes many Smash fans will know, including stage builder and stadium modes. A new adventure mode, World of Light, is also in place, including a variety of challenges and some amazing boss battles. Although it is great in many ways, it starts to get repetitive after some time. Overall, even though this game has some flaws, I still consider it the best in the series so far.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is better than all the other Smash games, in my opinion. Why are all the other Smash games ranked higher? Anyway, this game has the biggest and most ambitious crossover in all of film, book, and video game history. The game has a vast amount of characters, stages, and modes to play on to keep players playing the game. Also, the game looks like it was worked on very hard, with the way the stages move and their designs, the characters' looks and move sets, the adventure mode, etc. The game has online, adventure, added spirits, more fighters, regular Smash, classic Smash, a shop, a vault, DLC characters, and now virtual reality. What more could you ask for in a video game? In my opinion, it's the greatest sequel to a video game franchise of all time.

I like that it has so many characters. You can play with EIGHT players! And it is more balanced than Melee or something like that.

8 Super Mario Galaxy Released in 2007 for the Wii, Super Mario Galaxy was developed by Nintendo EAD Tokyo. The game takes Mario on a quest across various galaxies to save Princess Peach. It was praised for its innovative use of gravity mechanics and 3D platforms.

YOOO I'M IN SPACE! If you've played this game, you've got to be blown away by how cool the gravity works. It's not for everyone. I can see how its entire gimmick can be nauseating to some, but I love it for what it does and what it is!

Super Mario Galaxy may well be the most, or one of the most, memorable games in the whole of the Mario series. Arguably, Super Mario Galaxy 2 may have been a major improvement, but without Super Mario Galaxy, there isn't a Super Mario Galaxy 2.

The game consists of eight terraces, scattered across the observatory, and each can be unlocked throughout the game. In comparison to past Super Mario games, the world map is unique. Instead of accessing levels via a simple map, you must access the terraces to fly to galaxies.

The graphics are good, much better than most other Mario games released beforehand, although not perfect.

Nintendo really upped their game with Super Mario Galaxy, but with their new console released (Wii U), there will be a lot of talk about Super Mario Galaxy 3.

Hands down, Mario's best main series game, Super Mario Galaxy offers the best experience that Nintendo has given us. Creative level design, a slew of power-ups at your disposal, and not to mention a major upgrade on Mario's usually one-dimensional storytelling. While, as some have mentioned, its sequel managed to improve upon some of the original's problems, Super Mario Galaxy still manages to be better. Its soundtrack is among one of the best in gaming history, and it introduced a surprisingly emotional story through the form of Rosalina's storybook. It's a bit outdated, but I'd take it over Super Mario Bros any day!

I love this game! The colors, the music, the story, everything! One world can be dark, then the next one would be bright and cheery. The music from this game is extremely memorable and is probably my favorite music from a game.

The main story isn't too different, but Rosalina's story is interesting and sad, not to mention the ending! I won't spoil it, but let's just say, it's pretty awesome. Probably the most memorable game I have ever played, and that's saying a LOT.

Just talking about it makes me want to play it! Excuse me, but I am going to go play it now.

9 Red Dead Redemption Developed by Rockstar San Diego and published by Rockstar Games, Red Dead Redemption was released in 2010. The game is an open-world action-adventure title set in the American frontier. It follows John Marston as he seeks to bring justice to the outlaws who betrayed him.

In my whole experience as a casual gamer, I have to say that Red Dead Redemption is my favorite game of all time until this very day. I've already completed the Story Mode 3 times, and plan to do it a 4th time, but it never seems to get old. I live the story like it's the first time that I'm playing, and the ending always has me on the verge of tears.

This game has everything. It is nearly perfect, if not completely. The plot is amazingly structured, and the events of the game are constantly changing, so it is almost impossible to get bored. The characters are all very remarkable and unique, and each of them has different perspectives of the world that make the world seem way more real. I distinguish John Marston among the cast. He is not your usual happy-go-lucky protagonist who saves the world and gets the main girl. He's not like that at all. He wasn't always on the side of good, and the player can actually feel the guilt that he faces every morning of his life. He seeks ...more

Great game with an amazing storyline. Much better than that overrated The Last of Us. TLOU is a great game, but the storyline wasn't anything special and was just an apocalyptic story that was boring and stale when you replay it. Red Dead Redemption, on the other hand, has an awesome story with a lot of memorable moments and characters. This deserves more credit and popularity when compared to TLOU.

By far one of the greatest experiences I've ever had in gaming. Just everything about this game was flawless from start to finish. Even though the first couple of missions were alright, it really picked up and hooked me from there. The only other game that got me as invested as I was with Red Dead was Bioshock. Amazing game.

11? Hell, this should be in the top 5 at least. This game has an amazing story with characters that will stick to you till the end. The environment is beautiful and has so many things to do. Look, I can go on forever about how great this game is and how no other game can touch its amazing story.

10 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Developed by Nintendo EAD and released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64, this action-adventure game is the direct sequel to Ocarina of Time. The game features a unique time-repeating mechanic and follows Link's quest to save the world of Termina. It is known for its darker tone and complex story.

Theories. Theories everywhere.

I love this game. Not my favorite game, but my favorite Zelda game. It has a hauntingly disturbing but glorious story. The characters feel much more easy to engage with. It brings everything we loved from Ocarina of Time and enhances that. Also, it's home to some of the best music I've heard in a video game. You have the well-crafted Clock Town theme, the frightening Final Hour theme, and so many more. Somebody, elect this game for president and Oscar's award. Okay, maybe not the first one... The game sets itself to be dark, but also really enjoyable. As I said, it's not my favorite game, but definitely up there.


This was by far an easy pick. Some games try to be dark, like Twilight Princess. It was, but it tried too hard. It was a good game, but this game was almost perfect. It had graphics from Ocarina, sure, but that is a good thing for me. The vibe of this game, death looking down at you. This game is not made to be dark. It IS dark. The mask mechanic is splendid, the execution is as well, the side quests are good with awesome outcomes (most of them), and the four dungeons are amazing. And it is creepy to see all the villagers of the town being ever so cheery while the moon is going to kill them. The good ending was worth it so much, even though the time limit made me feel a little under pressure. This game is not my first Zelda game, but it sure is the best and my favorite. I give this game a 9.5/10 because, let's be honest, every game has its flaws.

The vibe of this game is incredible. There are moments in the game that are fun and childish, and then there are moments that make you want to cry. I bought this game when it first came out, and I was 9. I didn't find all of the masks until I was 20. I refused to use online help or manuals, and it was the most satisfying win in a game ever. And the time concept of the game is incredible. To beat this game, you will need to know what time different characters will be in what places on the map. The depth of Majora's Mask is incredible.

When it came to anything I experienced in video games or even movies, I was more into light-hearted, uplifting, and comedic stories because I didn't really know how dark, depressing, and emotional stories could be really amazing. Everything changed when I picked up this game. I never thought a dark story would be so engaging to the point where I started thinking differently. This is an amazing game. I've grown to love dark and emotional stories in video games and movies. This is top ten material right here.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Super Mario Bros. Developed by Nintendo, Super Mario Bros. was released in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. This platformer introduced Mario and Luigi as they try to rescue Princess Toadstool from King Koopa. The game was a milestone in video gaming history, setting the standard for future platformers.

This list has way too many modern games. This was back when violence was unliked. There was no PlayStation whose black color resembles darkness, and Xbox whose green resembles vomit or slime. Just Nintendo, who had straightforward games. But the bottom line, why is some piece of crud I've never heard of called Vampire something or other above this? And please tell me the guy who put Metal Gear, a game which is literally nothing but walking, dying, repeat, above this. This was back when you couldn't save. You weren't simply just trying to finish the game over time. You had to finish it in one playtime. Much more awesome!

Super Mario Bros contains the base ingredients of fun, and it is the epitome of gaming greatness.

It's immediate and accessible for everyone, simple to learn yet challenging and hard to master. It doesn't need to have tutorials to guide you in the game, because the game itself will lead the player to understand where to go and what to do through its visual elements, gameplay mechanics, and sound.

It's just a perfect gaming concept which found its highest peak of greatness with Super Mario Bros 3 in the NES era.

With all the horrible things, I needed to vote for this one to say just one more time: maybe it's too old, has bad graphics, is too simple, has too many better versions, but it was and it is fun, a Super Mario game, the first one in fact, a Nintendo game, a TRUE video game, and it just redefined, saved, and inspired the game industry for decades. Sure it's not my favorite, but that's why I'm not voting for the best video game ever: I'm voting for THE VIDEOGAME.

Thank you, Nintendo.

I love Halo 3, Skyrim, and Ocarina of Time as much as the next guy, but those three I just mentioned? Wouldn't be even a thought without this game. Around this time, video games were starting to not be stocked in stores, and even the ones that were, weren't altogether great. Without my boy Mario (which Nintendo marketed as a "toy"), we'd be stuck playing computer games without the at-home, casual-ish memories of our childhoods that we can remember forever. It's-a me, Mario!

12 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U in 2017, this action-adventure game broke away from many traditional Zelda conventions. It features a fully open world and lets players tackle challenges in multiple ways. The story centers on Link as he attempts to defeat Calamity Ganon and save Princess Zelda.

Breath of the Wild is by far the best video game I have ever played. I know it definitely won't get 1st place, considering how much longer Ocarina of Time has been around, but it definitely deserves to be in the top ten. Most open-world games hold your hand, tell you what to do, and give you a false sense of progression by giving you new items or tools to get to certain areas that you couldn't get to before. Breath of the Wild gives you all the tools you need at the beginning of the game. You can literally beat the game right after you finish the tutorial. Every divine beast, shrine, and Korok seed is completely optional. The only shrines you need to do are the first four on the Great Plateau. Other games don't give you that sense of discovery. Other games treat you like a child and tell you what to do, but in Breath of the Wild, you don't have to have that special weapon or power to get somewhere or defeat something. Everything you need to do that is handed to you in the first hour ...more

I love this game! You can explore all you want, and it is just as fun as Minecraft! I hope that there will be even more games just like this. This game should have been in 1st place. My favorite part is selling items for rupees. The sound effects and sound are awesome. This is the best game ever.

Breath of the Wild is hands-down my favorite game that I have ever played in my life. I bought it on release day and 900 hours into the game, I'm still finding new ways to play and stuff to discover. It has an amazing soundtrack, phenomenal gameplay and mechanics, and an engine that is so advanced that I doubt any game will be able to top it for a while. BotW is so fleshed out that I go back to it constantly, and still discovering new things to do. The graphics are the perfect mix of cartoonish and realistic. All in all, a 10/10 game, and it definitely deserves to be in the top ten.

One of the most exhilarating breaths of fresh air I've seen in a long time. It definitely deserves to be higher and I'm glad it made this list. This is definitely the best Zelda title since Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. After playing Skyward Sword and A Link Between Worlds, I didn't think I'd get to play another amazing Zelda title that made me feel the way Ocarina of Time did growing up. But oh, I was so wrong. Nintendo, you outdid yourselves this time. I'm looking forward to what the future holds for Zelda. As far as Breath of the Wild goes, it is a must-play.

13 Halo 3 Developed by Bungie and published by Microsoft Game Studios, Halo 3 is a first-person shooter released in 2007 for the Xbox 360. The game concludes the original Halo trilogy, focusing on Master Chief's efforts to finish the fight against the Covenant and the Flood. It received critical acclaim for its multiplayer features.

People always ask the question, "What makes Halo so great?" I asked myself the same question for the longest time. It isn't the multiplayer, the gameplay, the campaign, or anything else that makes Halo so great, but how perfectly it combines all those things together. Halo's campaign, the gameplay, and storyline blew my mind. It's a game that will give you goosebumps throughout, but will chill you to the bone with its unforgettable ending (includes after-credits). You sit there in awe and you can't say anything. I couldn't find the words to describe that feeling. It arguably has one of the greatest gaming storylines in history, and in my opinion, the best storyline in a game series. Halo 3 is also known for having one of the best FPS online multiplayers to date. With all-around outstanding game modes and maps that keep you searching for more. What makes Halo 3's multiplayer so great is the fact that everybody, even starters, have an even chance of being the best in the match. Everyone ...more

I have a friend at school who asked me what makes the Halos different from one another. I looked at him with the face that says, "I could explain, but it takes more time than the four minutes we have between classes." There is something about being a super-soldier, the army's best, that gets your adrenaline pumping. When you come across Marines in the games, they are happy to see you, and their hopes get lifted. It is one of the reasons that so many love Halo. Halo 3's campaign is a masterful story about the Chief finishing the Human-Covenant War once and for all. With so many memorable characters biting the dust in and before this game, everything ends with this. The level design of the missions is beautiful and truly captures the awe and wonder you had when you played Halo for the first time. The multiplayer might be the best in the series, with so many guns and vehicles to use and explore the uses for. A small, but great starting map selection, each one is unique and crazy in its ...more

I was born in 1996. I did play Halo 3 a little bit when I was young and didn't get into it that much. Then, as more and more games came into the series, and the general Halo population moved on, I began to realize what a great game it was. The story, the gameplay, the multiplayer, the custom games (Oh my God, the custom games!), and just the goofing with friends were all so amazing. Nowadays, all I can think was that I really missed out on the active days of Halo 3, which, however pathetic it sounds, is kind of depressing to me. I really think it was the best game ever, and I missed out. But for the bit I did get to play, I loved it.

Arguably the best game from the Halo Franchise and also quite possibly the greatest FPS of all time. The online for this game is still being played all around the world, and it is still selling a lot of units. On the first day of its release, Halo 3 reached $170 million dollars in the United States alone, and sold 3.3 million copies in the first 12 days, and it sold 5.2 million copies worldwide in the first two weeks and was dubbed the Best-selling Video Game of 2007.

14 Undertale Developed and published by indie developer Toby Fox, Undertale was released in 2015. The game is a unique RPG that allows players to choose between combat and nonviolent interactions with monsters. The narrative and player choices heavily influence the game's multiple endings.

I discovered this game at a very important transitional period in my life. I had just started puberty, and I was so confused, depressed, and lonely. I saw Jacksepticeye's playthrough of it and it hooked me. I played it for myself and it fully consumed me. I will never forget this game, what it has done for me, and I know I will always look back on it fondly. This and Minecraft are undoubtedly my favorite games of all time. If you haven't played it, please do. It has so much to offer, even in the limited content that's there. If you played and enjoyed Undertale and haven't played its spiritual successor, Deltarune, I highly recommend it. That's all I have to say. Bye.

This is my favorite game! The characters, the music, and the story are just brilliant! The plot and theme are very deep, and it gets you hooked in to play more of this game. In order to get the full story, you need to do every ending in order to hear about certain stories and legends of the past. They make you feel like you are powerful and determined since you have the power to reset and save the game. Some of the characters even interact with you through the screen as they are self-aware that this is only a game and that they are inside of it. This is a beautiful game, and I am satisfied that it is this high on the list.

This game doesn't deserve to be in the top 5, but definitely the top 10. It isn't one of those nostalgia-preying indie piles of crap, but it's a simple-looking game with deeper meaning.

Personally, I feel as if it's a game with something for everybody. The characters are deep, and killing them is unthinkable to most. Instead, it encourages you to find other ways to defeat them through pacifism, pleasing the story fans. It's got horror, and quite a bit of it in the form of the Amalgamates and Omega Flowey, making it very interesting and appealing to fans of horror. It even has comedy and a bright atmosphere that most children would love, and they wouldn't even think about the other parts of the story. It's a true kids-to-adults game, having none of the gore and inappropriate stuff, being bright and bubbly, but still sad and deep enough that older crowds are drawn in.

One of the things I can't get over with this game is the fact that it was hand-designed by one guy - the ...more

I used to think Undertale was mediocre, but when I actually played the game, oh my god...this game is probably my favorite of all time! Nostalgic graphics, good game design, amazing characters, funny dialogue, 4th wall breaks, great fighting system, amazing mechanics (mainly the pacifist and genocide routes), it all adds up to an amazing game. Undertale also does something most games do not: instead of fighting like 99.99% of RPGs do, you can give mercy to enemies and make peace with them and not fight them. You can still fight, though, which makes this game so lively and clearly my favorite game of all time.

15 Half Life 2 Developed by Valve Corporation and released in 2004, Half-Life 2 is a first-person shooter that picks up where the original Half-Life left off. The game follows physicist Gordon Freeman as he fights against the alien Combine forces. It was revolutionary for its physics-based gameplay and narrative structure.

The best game of all time. It's not even my favorite, but it changed gaming forever. Back when it was released, it was marveled at for its most realistic physics engine and fantastic story. Even now, while the graphics are dated, the story is still better than a vast majority of games out there, and it's still always really fun to play through. I think where Half-Life 2 really shines is in its atmosphere. I've found myself sometimes just sitting in random corners and just taking it all in, because this game really hits home with the dark vibes it gives off. This is true for all of Valve's games, but this one in particular is excellent at providing a good sense of hopelessness.

Half-Life 2 is one of the best video games I have ever played. From its ahead-of-its-time graphics to its unique gameplay, this game is very close to perfect. From the first level I played in this game to the last, I enjoyed every second of it. There are several reasons why this game is so good. Firstly, it is no ordinary first-person shooter. It redefines the whole meaning of the genre. It is a phenomenal single-player experience that is incredibly fun to play and keeps you coming back for more, with its fantastic AI and gameplay. Half-Life 2 is said to be one of the best games of all time, and rightly so. It has aged really well, and if there was any possible chance of Half-Life 3, then I would 100% definitely buy it. It is a simply flawless game that I will never get bored of.

Why is this #8? I mean, come on, realistic gameplay, Half-Life series own that. Puzzles, Half-Life series own that. Graphics, best on its time, want better graphics? Play Cinematic Mod. Good storyline (not best), Half-Life series own that. Fantastic level design, Half-Life series own that. Great characters, Half-Life series own that. Realistic A.I, Half-Life series own that (Not for the combine soldiers though). This is like the best game ever. I agree LoZ: OOT is #1, but why the hell is Minecraft #5? Minecraft is creative, but you just destroy some blocks, collect it, fight monsters (Like Elder Scrolls?), but no story at all? Should be lower in this list. About Grand Theft Auto SA? I agree it is one of the best, but it has sexual scenes, very bad language, and graphics like playing games from 2001. Never played Smash Bros, so not going to talk about it. Mario games? BORING! You're just saving the princess, and nothing more than that, although I agree how fantastic the level design ...more

HL2... Where do I begin? How about, it's amazing. Half-Life 2 is one of those games. The types of games that are so good, that are so beautifully gorgeous with their level design, ongoing story, character development, and balanced gameplay, that it is pretty much impossible to explain how good it is.

It may not have aged well when it comes to graphics, but don't let anyone tell you that graphics make a game.

Frankly, I'm surprised that HL2 hasn't gotten into the top five yet. It is so big, not only with its core gameplay but also with many modders.

What I'm trying to say is, the HL games have defined the FPS franchise with its perfect story, five-star characters, and spot-on gameplay.

It was perfect then, and it's perfect now. That is all.
P.S. Half-Life 3 confirmed.

16 Mario Kart 8 Developed and published by Nintendo, Mario Kart 8 was released in 2014 for the Wii U and later for the Nintendo Switch as Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. This racing game features a roster of Nintendo characters and offers various tracks and items. The game was acclaimed for its high-quality graphics and gameplay improvements, including anti-gravity racing sections.

Just a chill game to play when you're hanging out with friends. Pretty fun to pass time with, and the graphics are *POOF* (mind-blowing)! Definitely my favorite Mario game of all time.

Bruh, what is this doing here, number 60? This should be top 5 because you get to race with the choice of a wide variety of characters, regardless of stupid clones (*cough* PGP), and there is a whole bunch of different maps. Very fun and simple and exciting and unpredictable!

Tracks are creative. I love playing this with my family because racing is something my family is inspired by.

This game is awesome. I like playing it, and it is fun, but I am glad that Nintendo made Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.

17 The Last of Us Developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, The Last of Us was released in 2013 for the PlayStation 3. The game is an action-adventure survival horror title that follows Joel and Ellie as they navigate a post-apocalyptic world. It received widespread acclaim for its storytelling and character development.

Amazing graphics, awesome music, fun gameplay, really nice combat, and a whole lot more. Oh, and a beautiful story that changed my perspective and the way I think about things, and basically changed my life and who I am, no exaggeration.
A while back, my brother beat the game and said, You have GOT to play the game. Since I had no intention to, he showed me the ending. Then, I went and watched a two-hour movie of all the cutscenes and was amazed. I wanted to play the game so bad then, but worried that it would be boring since I knew everything that happened. I was proved wrong. The gameplay was just awesome and made the story even more effective. The game should've been so much longer. It is literally my definition of game perfection. This game was art.

This should be number 1. Literally the best game I have ever played, and will continue to play. I can play the story over and over again and still be amazed and intrigued. You get emotionally connected with the characters, and there's always twists. From the beautiful sights, nature, and music, it all comes together as a masterpiece. There are always new things to discover in the game and many Easter eggs as well. This isn't just a typical apocalyptic game. It has been thought out to be much more than just People vs. Zombies, but even People vs. People. Even the DLC "Left Behind" covers some spaces that people are confused about. It's almost like playing in a movie. Very well thought out and definitely worth the time to play.

This game earns my vote. There is a reason why this game won twice as many awards as GTAV. For starters, the beginning was awesome. You got to see the world go to hell through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl, then she dies 10 minutes into the game. The graphics were amazing, but in 2013, it was classified as revolutionary due to being created on a PS3. Then it was remastered, and the graphics were 10 times better. The soundtrack is perfect, matching the atmosphere. The landscape is beautiful. But what I really loved about it was the use of perspective. This wasn't just some typical apocalyptic game. This was... real. You fought zombies and humans alike. Sometimes there was no fighting at all for a while, but they added to this gap by placing conversations, cutscenes, even the occasional sightseeing. What other apocalyptic game has that? 10/10 for me.

This game made me cry when I played it. So much detail was put into the graphics, storyline, and gameplay. WHY THE HECK IS Mario on the list WHEN it's A GAME FOR 6-YEAR-OLDS and this gaming masterpiece isn't? beautiful. Plus: Mario has no storyline. This creepy Italian (stereotype) plumber stalks a princess and "saves" her from a giant turtle. Acid trip anyone? Obviously, she doesn't want to be with him if she gets herself kidnapped EVERY SINGLE GAME. I'm sorry if that constitutes a storyline. I will see y'all in post-apocalyptic Boston.

18 Super Mario Odyssey Developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey was released in 2017. The game brings Mario on a globe-trotting adventure to save Princess Peach from Bowser, collecting "Power Moons" to fuel his ship, the Odyssey. It was highly praised for its creative level design and the new capture mechanic, where Mario can control various objects and enemies.

SO MANY MOONS! How do they expect me to get even HALF of these moons? I don't have 20 hours to spare! But luckily, you don't need to collect even 15% of all the moons to beat the game, so it's just a ton of fun :)

I liked the galaxies a lot, but this is better. The games are really linear, and the purple comets kind of suck. In Odyssey, you can basically collect the moons in any order. I thought the purple coins would be a pain to collect like in the galaxies, but somehow they even managed to perfect that as they are placed in clever hiding spots and always feel rewarding to find...unlike a certain vacation-themed Mario game with hundreds of blue coins, and more importantly, the pachinko level...

This game is not a Mario game for toddlers, people! This is the real deal. This game has probably the best mechanics, looks, and backstory of them all! It explains Bowser's relationship with Peach. It looks stunning, and I have very few issues with it. My only issue would be that instead of bringing the Koopalings in, they had the Broodals, but even then, the Broodals are good characters. Short version: It's a good grown-up game.

This game is my favorite 3D Mario game. Excellent story, Excellent Gameplay. I love how it's not just like, ya run, get to the checkpoint and get to the goal boringness. You actually get moons and explore the world to power the Odyssey, and I love Cappy. If you don't have this game, I definitely recommend buying it. It's amazing!

19 Super Smash Bros. Melee Developed by HAL Laboratory and published by Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. Melee was released in 2001 for the GameCube. The game improved upon its predecessor with faster gameplay and a larger roster of characters. It remains a popular title in competitive gaming circuits for its intricate combat mechanics.

This game should be at the top after Legend of Zelda, even though there is a new Super Smash Brawl on Wii. But this game is a classic, and it has endless fun. Even if you play it after another 10 years, this game will still be the best. It's just the way the game is made. Multiplayer and playing with your friends has never been so fun. Mario games are made to be the best.

Often considered to be the magnum opus of the smash series, Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of the most technically deep fighting games today. It is also a blast to play with friends, and the learning curve is not too high, making it one of those rare games that is truly easy to learn but hard to master.

The Last of Us is incredible. Mario is legendary, and to put it all together, this game has every great Nintendo character on here. (I never said "The Last of Us" was Nintendo because I know it's not. I'm just saying, it's incredible.) The fighting is great and is basically a true test of skill and decision. Brilliant. Well done, GC. Well done, Nintendo.

How is Brawl #2? This game is better in just about every way. The controls, characters, abilities, and advanced techniques are all almost flawless. The community has gone strong after 17 years, and Brawl is almost universally considered to be one of the worst entries in the franchise. A huge step up from Smash 64.

20 Portal 2 Developed and published by Valve Corporation, Portal 2 was released in 2011. It is a puzzle-platformer that builds upon the original game's concept of creating portals to solve various puzzles. The game introduced new gameplay elements and a more detailed storyline featuring the AI characters GLaDOS and Wheatley.

As one of the greatest games of all time, Portal 2 should be ranked way higher than it is. This game just screams brilliance. The characters, the plot, the writing, the physics, the puzzles, all crafted to perfection. And when you put the sales numbers up against other games from the same year, the results are astounding. Modern Warfare 3 sold over 25 million copies, while Portal 2 sold a mere 4 million. I'm not saying that the Call of Duty series is terrible. It has amazing multiplayer, and you could spend hours of your day having fun with your friends. However, some people fail to recognize what is a true masterpiece in gaming. It has humor, wit, innovation, and will age EXTREMELY well. There are very few games that are amazing from start to finish, and this is certainly one of those games.

Top five material. The co-op mode is by far my favorite part, but the single-player campaign is around four hours long, and you'll enjoy most--if not all--of it. The characters are well-crafted, the graphics are brilliant, and the game closes with possibly the most amazing ending to anything ever. The game makes you think, too, but being a puzzle game, you can spend a very long time trying to figure out something. And when you do finally figure it out, the feeling of satisfaction cannot be compared to anything else. And for the people who've played the game, you should know that it's hilarious! People, let's send this to the top five!

I think this should move to the top 10 or top 5 or maybe even the number one spot. Graphics are beautiful, and like someone else said, it has a lot of detail. It is a puzzle game, but to me, it isn't. I don't know what it is. It is a form of intelligence. Finding the solution to a level is a good feeling. The game doesn't make you feel like the puzzle doesn't make any sense, and you don't even know what you're trying to do and then throw your computer across the room. The story is great. There aren't many characters, but they are very well developed. Even if they can be robots, pre-recorded messages, a silent protagonist, or a potato, they have character. I would even consider a turret or companion cube to be a character. You would have trouble trying to decide who the villain is or who is trying to help you at the end of the game. Speaking of the end of the game, the credits have probably the greatest song in gaming. Multiplayer is good. You actually need your partner to solve the ...more

This game is fantastic. Although I agree that Ocarina deserves its place, this should be much higher. Valve once again made a masterpiece. The voice acting is amazing, as it usually is in Valve games. The graphics are also amazing, and there is a lot of small little details put in, like the vines growing from walls, cracks in the flooring, and even parts going down conveyor belts. The puzzles are also hard to solve, but not so hard that you're going to want to punch a hole through the screen. And the ending was fantastic, and quite a sad ending, with 2 amazing songs bringing closure to the series. And that last clip at the end nearly had me in tears, but laughing at the same time. The co-op mode is also fantastic, having to make you actually rely on your companion to get through the puzzles. The game also has an amazing fanbase, creating new levels every day. All in all, it is a fantastic game. I'd give it a 97%, and a spot at number 3 on this list.

21 Among Us Developed by InnerSloth, Among Us was released in 2018. This multiplayer party game sets players on a spaceship, with some taking the role of Crewmates and others as Impostors. The game gained immense popularity for its social deduction mechanics and has become a cultural phenomenon.

I love this game so much but am sad to see it in this place on the ranking. The game has been so amazing to kids that I can't see why it is in 21st place. I am hoping to see this game get to at least the top 15 so that people can see why this game is amazing.

Why does this game have to be number 32? It is really fun, but I hate how you have to wait forever to find or have people join your game. When I actually find a game and I am playing it, then I enjoy it.

It is a game of mystery, action, suspense, and suspiciousness. You can be an engineer and crawl around in the vents, or you can be a scientist and check people's vitals, or you can be a really suspicious imposter.

Also, if you guys are wondering why this game is so low, it's because it's not popular. It spread so fast only in 2020. If this list was "Top Ten Games in 2020," then yes, this should be very high indeed.

22 Super Mario World Developed by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Mario World was released in 1990. The game follows Mario and Luigi as they navigate through Dinosaur Land to rescue Princess Toadstool. Known for introducing the character Yoshi, this platformer was lauded for its expansive world and gameplay mechanics.

I'm sorry, but WHAT! 237? Why is this? This should be #2 or something. Super Mario World is my favorite game of all time, and there's good reason for it. This is the best-selling game on the SNES at over 20 million units. That's more than Grand Theft Auto: SA, the best-selling game on the PS2. Mario World is long, fun, and filled to the brim with secrets, and is one of the most notable games of all time.

I thought this would be in the top 5 or top 10. This is one of my first games, and it is my favorite game of all time. It does deserve the number one spot, but I know it's not going to get it. But it should make its way to the top ten.

The soundtrack is perfect, and the level design is flawless. Plus 10 points for being a Mario game, plus another 10 because it's a SNES game, plus 10 because it's got Yoshi, plus 10 for Koji Kondo, and plus 10 for being from the '90s.

Not only is this a classic, but it's also a classic that has better quality than every modern video game out there. Platforming greatness with fun level design and secrets ahoy, I've played this one at least 20 times.

23 Final Fantasy VII Developed by Square Enix, formerly Square Co., Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997. This role-playing game is set in a dystopian world and follows the mercenary Cloud Strife. It is best known for its compelling story and was one of the first games to feature 3D character models and pre-rendered backgrounds.

I don't think there will ever be a game that sets you in such an involved, immersive plot like this one. This game not only has a great interactive plot but the visuals and pre-rendered background were created beautifully, and the gameplay is top-notch. Not to mention the music sets the mood perfectly in specific areas, and this game to me is a complete masterpiece of its time. If this game was completely overhauled on the PS4, it might just be the greatest video game ever known to man.

I grew up a '90s kid, and I'm thankful for that. The NES and Genesis introduced me to amazing games of all genres, including RPGs. It wasn't until FF7 and Ocarina of Time came out that I realized what a game could actually encompass.

I grew up on Zelda, but FF7 was the first game that made me actually have emotions. I felt love, hate, and sorrow. It was the first story I felt completely immersed in and compelled to beat. There has been no game since that I have been able to feel the same way about to this day.

Best PlayStation game and RPG. This game has a huge world to explore unlike other games. The best part in the game is during the end where you just spend time breeding chocobos and finding all the hidden secrets this game has. This game had a LOT of content for its time. No other game offered so much. The materia system is such a work of art with 100+ combinations possible.

This game is absolutely fantastic, and anyone who says otherwise probably hasn't even played it. It is amazing and is my third favorite game. Go to any list of best video games and this one will not only be on it but high up. Get your trash out of here. This game made literal history for the video game industry.

24 Batman: Arkham City Developed by Rocksteady Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Batman: Arkham City was released in 2011. This action-adventure game is set in a maximum-security prison city and features Batman as he tries to uncover a sinister plot. The game received critical acclaim for its deep narrative and combat mechanics.

This is the game that started my love of games that weren't FIFA or Burnout. This spawned my addiction to video games so much that it made me a proper gamer - all because of this masterpiece.

I don't know how to describe this game and persuade you to play it other than "If you don't, you'll regret it." The story is like a comic book movie on the level of Dark Knight, and the gameplay makes you feel like you are wearing the cowl. And not to mention the boss fights, which are imaginative and ingenious. Especially a certain one, which has become one of the greatest boss fights in video game history (I won't spoil which one).

This is my all-time favorite game, and I have endless praise for it. Itself, and the other two Arkham games, are games you have to play before you die.

Either Nintendo is killing it, or everyone on this site is a hardcore Nintendo fan. Probably both. Anyway, Arkham City is a very good game. Music, combat, shadows/lighting, character models, and world design are all very good. The concept alone is fascinating: a prison city where inmates can do whatever they want inside. A few powerful inmates form gangs that control parts of the city and wage turf wars with each other. It's just a really good premise.

For the love of God, Batman: Arkham City really deserves to be in the top 5. The story is incredible, the map is big, the gameplay is so good, and, of course, the voice acting from Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill is INCREDIBLE. If you've never played this game, then you must do it. It's a piece of art, game perfection, and my favorite game of all time.

This has got to be one of, if not the best, video game ever made. The story is amazing, the side missions could act as a whole separate campaign, the villains are always memorable and great no matter how many times you play the game, and the combat is insane. Not to mention one of the best endings in a video game ever.

25 Fallout: New Vegas Developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks, Fallout: New Vegas was released in 2010. The game is an action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic version of Las Vegas. It is notable for its complex branching narrative and moral choices, letting players impact the game world in various ways.

My personal favorite in the series simply because it has most of the lore I liked from Fallout 1 and 2 while being far superior gameplay-wise to Fallout 3. I get pissed off at how much people overrate Fallout 3 to New Vegas because New Vegas, in my opinion, is the best Fallout game ever released besides Fallout 2 and Fallout 1. (I think New Vegas is even better than Fallout 4 because of the wide variety of choices.) Fallout 3 is not better than Fallout New Vegas, so please don't get pissed. This is my opinion!

The only thing I can say is that Fallout: New Vegas changed my life and took me out of my depression. Sometimes I feel that being part of a Western-type video game while also mixing science fiction was a great experiment on the part of Obsidian Entertainment. And the story of the game is memorable. The characters are great, and you never get bored of going and gambling in a seedy casino.

Fallout: New Vegas is definitely my favorite game of all time, having a fantastic story with great characters and role-playing. It's one of those games you can replay over and over again and always have a different experience, which defines what an RPG should be. And to think, Obsidian was only given 18 months to develop it.

In my opinion, the best game of all time! The amount of story and the overall impact that you have on the world blew my mind away. I've completely dissected this game and done all the side quests. Your actions have meaning in the Fallout series, and this is a prime example of either treating it like real life or deciding to not care. If you haven't played it, you're missing out.

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