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. - drdevil

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 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991)
10 Resident Evil (1996)

The Newcomers

? Super Metroid

The Contenders

11 Pokemon Red & Blue
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
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