Most Important Video Games to the Video Game Industry


The Top Ten

1 Super Mario Bros.

Without Super Mario bros we never would have had Sonic the hedgehog there would be no Halo, Grand Theft Auto, Crash Bandicoot, The Legend of Zelda or all those great games that came after. - egnomac

Had this not been released, gaming would probably be pretty different today.

Hero of the video game crash of the 1983, this is sure important

2 Pong

Nothing is better than original

3 Pac-Man
4 Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
5 Mortal Kombat (1992)

This game is very important to the video game industry as with out it there would be no esrb rating system - ExcaliberDG11

6 Halo Combat Evolved
7 Crash Bandicoot
8 Space Invaders
9 Pokemon Red & Blue

These games single handedly revived the 10 year old GameBoy handheld system and brought it back into popularity. If not for this game, handheld gaming would be very different today. - Xean45

10 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)

The Contenders

11 Resident Evil (1996)
12 The Legend of Zelda (1986)
13 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

While it may have contributed to the video game crash and ruined Atari's Reputation it did however allow Nintendo to introduce Mario and helped saved the video game industry so at least some good came out of it. - egnomac

14 Super Mario World

My favorite game of all time!

15 Metroid (NES)
16 Super Mario 64
17 Grand Theft Auto

Created the open world genre - Ale9991

18 Metal Gear Solid

It was a pretty big deal when it first came out - cjWriter1997

19 Batman: Arkham City
20 Zork I: The Great Underground Empire
21 Super Mario Kart

Started the character kart racing genre. - egnomac

22 Gran Turismo
23 Tomb Raider (1996)
24 King's Quest I
25 Super Mario Bros. 3
26 Dance Dance Revolution
27 Command & Conquer
28 Sim City
29 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
30 Sonic Adventure
31 Star Fox
32 Shenmue
33 X-Men vs. Street Fighter
34 Double Dragon
35 Super Smash Bros.
36 Phantasy Star
37 Donkey Kong (Arcade)
38 Yars' Revenge
39 Diablo
40 Halo 2
41 Braid
42 StarCraft
43 Tetris
44 World of Warcraft
45 GoldenEye 007
46 Angry Birds
47 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
48 The Sims
49 EverQuest
50 Wii Sports
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