Top 10 Best Video Game Jumps from 2D to 3D

Many games have a hard time going from 2D to 3D! These games managed to pull it off, while being great itself and influencing many other 3D games!

The Top Ten

1 Super Mario 64

I'm amazed that this, being one of the first 3D games ever made, has made the jump so well. Sure, the camera is terrible, but the fact that this game is still playable at all today is remarkable. - Zach808

It feels very different from 2D Mario games, but still Super Mario, thanks to platforming, familiar enemies and temporary power-ups. - MisterKlaymen

The bjggest influence in today's platformers deserves to be at least in the number 2 spot - Martinglez

2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Number 1 because this is my favorite game of all time

This game proved to the world, that the great cinematic video game can be released on the cartrigdge, which placed 20 times less space than CDs. - MisterKlaymen

3 Ninja Gaiden Black
4 Metroid Prime
5 Metal Gear Solid
6 Fallout 3
7 Grand Theft Auto III
8 Sonic Adventure

Best sonic game so far - Mhamad1544

It's first true Sonic's jump to 3D. It featured 6 playable characters, sidequests, that bring a lot of fun and not to mention Chao Garden Sonic 3D blast is pseudo 3D. - MisterKlaymen

9 Star Fox 64
10 F-Zero X

The Contenders

11 Final Fantasy VII

Final Fantasy VII featured interesting story, memorable characters, but, mainly game is featured on 3 compact-discs, had 3D pre-rendered backgrounds, like in Resident Evil, polygonal characters' models, like in Virtua Fighter and mainly, One-Winged Angel, that makes everyone to learn Latin. - MisterKlaymen

12 Pokémon Diamond

How is this really a transition from 2D to 3D? These games have always used a top-down perspective. Sure, the graphics have gotten fancier, but moving through the map has barely changed. - Zach808

13 Bubsy 3D

This is very bad game

14 Pac-Man World

This is the first Pac-Man console game that is not only dedicated to 20th Anniversary but created a short-lived series of 3D platform games starring Pac-Man.

15 Donkey Kong 64
16 Dragon Quest VII: Joutney of the Cursed King
17 Mega Man Legends
18 Wolfenstein 3D
19 Rayman 2: The Great Escape
20 MovieStarPlanet
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Top Remixes

1. Super Mario 64
2. Ninja Gaiden Black
3. Fallout 3
1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Super Mario 64
3. Metroid Prime


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