Best Video Games of the 20th Century


The Top Ten

1 Pac-man
2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

People can argue all they want about whether this or later games are the best of all time, but this is undoubtedly the best game of its century!

3 Super Mario 64
4 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
5 Dig Dug II
6 Final Fantasy VI
7 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
8 Sonic the Hedgehog
9 Galaga
10 Super Mario World

The Contenders

11 Dig Dug
12 Chrono Trigger
13 Galaxian
14 Super Mario Bros 3
15 Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode
Release date: 13th October 2015

20th Century = 1900-1999
21st Century = 2000-2099 (You can claim the year 2000 as either the 20th century or the 21st century if you want.)

Get your facts straight, please. - TheYoshiPyro64

16 Sonic 3 & Knuckles
17 Earthbound
18 Slender

2013 is not part of the 20th Century. - TheYoshiPyro64

19 Xevious
20 Super Metroid
21 Pokemon Red
22 Metal Gear Solid
23 Donkey Kong Donkey Kong Donkey Kong is an arcade game released by Nintendo in 1981. It is an early example of the platform game genre, as the gameplay focuses on maneuvering the main character across a series of platforms while dodging and jumping over obstacles.
24 Mappy
25 Mega Man X4
26 Pokemon Gold
27 Minecraft Story Mode Season 2

See my comment on Minecraft: Story Mode. - TheYoshiPyro64

28 Minecraft

I think minecraft is a AWESOME game of architecture and a game of survival! Also it's not a game where you learn absolutely nothing it's a game where you actually learn something!

Again, see my comment on Minecraft: Story Mode. - TheYoshiPyro64

29 Ms. Pac-man
30 Mortal Kombat 4
31 Tower of Druaga
32 Final Fantasy VII
33 Mortal Kombat 3
34 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
35 Slender: The Eight Pages

It's a 21st Century game. - TheYoshiPyro64

36 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
37 Mortal Kombat II
38 1080 Snowboarding
39 Tomodachi Life
40 Ring Around the Rosey
41 Mortal Kombat
42 Mega Man X
43 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
44 Super Mario Bros.
45 Space Invaders
46 The Legend of Zelda
47 The X-Files Game
48 Virtua Fighter
49 Virtua Fighter 3
50 Virtua Fighter 2
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1. Minecraft: Story Mode
2. Pac-man
3. Slender
1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
2. Sonic 3 & Knuckles
3. Sonic the Hedgehog
1. Super Mario Bros 3
2. Super Mario World
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