Best Video Games of 1997 to 2017

Best Video Games Released From 1997-2017. No Video Games Released Prior To 1997 allowed.

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Such an important game. Brilliant, 10/10

Mama mia mama mia let me goo

Still an incredible game but still pretty overrated, I’d call Majora’s Mask better - Cheezy

Overrated. navi is terrible, and most of the characters are jerks towards link. I call this one a "link torture p*rn"

2 Metal Gear Solid

Not worthy of number 2 but DEFINITELY worthy of being on this list. - Cheezy


3 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

I am the Dragonborn!

No! I am the DragonBorn! No seriously this game is awesome. I have no idea how many hours/weeks/months I’ve played this and on a variety of platforms. One of the best games ever made.

4 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask


Yes. tatl is so quiet compared to navi. such an understatement

5 Pokemon Gold & Silver/Crystal

Best pokemon games ever

6 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

This list is terrible - venomouskillingmachine

7 The Last of Us
8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Most overrated game of all time - CloudStrife

Why is this even on here? This game is trash compared to all of the others and super overrated. It doesn't even have a real story! The hype train needs to STOP.

Its open world ZELDA! Best game I have ever played.

9 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
10 Half-Life 2

Best Game Ever in my opinion.

The Contenders

11 Super Smash Bros. Melee

Overrated Smash game in my opinion - Cheezy

12 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
13 Shadow of the Colossus
14 Conker's Bad Fur Day
15 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

An amazing overall game, a lot of fun, but a very interesting story - aresenicCatnip

16 Okami

Not the Wii version that one stinks - Cheezy

17 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX
18 Chrono Cross

Cool how’d they give Chrono Trigger a sequel but Chrono Trigger is better - Cheezy

19 Mother 3

Nintendo localize it!

20 Kingdom Hearts

Hasn’t aged all that well, pretty clunky sometimes but still great - Cheezy

21 Fallout: New Vegas
22 Super Mario Galaxy 2
23 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
24 Metroid Prime
25 Resident Evil 4


26 GoldenEye 007
27 Halo: Combat Evolved
28 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
29 Soul Calibur
30 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gorgeous graphics and scenery, innovative gameplay and combat system. Gripping and emotional storylines with excellent voice actors. 10/10

31 Timesplitters 2
32 World of Warcraft
33 Batman: Arkham City
34 Overwatch

I wanted to get this game but I have Battlefield 1 and Destiny 2 which are awesome so I won't be caring about this game soon.-Coolguy1,formerly Trollishman1

35 Persona 2: Innocent Sin Persona 2: Innocent Sin
36 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
37 Super Mario Galaxy
38 Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix
39 Portal 2
40 Half-Life
41 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
42 Valkyrie Profile
43 Shin Megami Tensei: Digital Devil Saga 2
44 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
45 Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
46 Perfect Dark
47 Final Fantasy VII
48 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
49 The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
50 American McGee's Alice
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1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2. Half-Life 2
3. Metal Gear Solid
1. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
2. Metal Gear Solid
3. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
1. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
2. Conker's Bad Fur Day
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