Top Ten Video Games of the 21st Century

This is a collection of the most entertaining, amazing, and influential games of the new millennium. These games are the exact definition of a perfect video game. There is no possible way that we could make a list that will please everybody and we are not saying that this is the end all be all final list, it's simply our personal take on the matter. These games go past the point of just being a game, these "games" have changed my life in so many ways. They are all works of art and hold a special place in our hearts and are forever immortal.

The Top Ten

1 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Full of things to do, a gripping story, brilliant creative and detailed graphics and tons of content packed into one single disc, Skyrim is probably the best RPG's, or even one of the best video games ever made. You could get so involved in this game, it becomes your life.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a video game masterpiece including beautiful landscapes, rich gameplay, and endless hours of fun.

You never run out of things to do. Fight, craft, hunt, hike, horseback ride, cook, smith, and marry. The graphics are gorgeous. Beautiful storyline. It is amazing that this game continues to outshine all the rest for nearly three whole years!

Major decisions don't need to be made until you're already out in the world and can try out magic, sneaking and weapon combat, emphasizing first-hand experience over instruction manual study, letting you specialize only when you're ready.It contributes to the thrilling sense of freedom associated with life in Skyrim. Do a quest, kill a dragon, snatch torchbugs from the air, munch on butterfly wings or simply wander while listening to one of the best game soundtracks in recent memory.

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2 BioShock Infinite BioShock Infinite

This game deserves to be at number 1 it tells an emotional and mend boggling story with awesome characters and graphics and had the greatest ending and story ever in a video game

This game just blows off the line between a video game and a well told fairy-fantasy movie. It's Just Epic.. Infinitely Awesome!

This has gotta be one of the best games of the twenty first century most definitely. Not only does it have an actual story to it it has a great one. The characters in this game are awesome and you get so attached to them your gonna wish Booker was protecting you from all the dangers that him and Elizibeth face. Man why is this game below Fallout 3 and Skyrim, everything about this game is infinite times better than boupth those games.

Great Game trulty the best I played in my 12 years of gaming ( I began when I was 4 )
Great Graphics
Great Characters
Great Story ( really good story best of the century in my opinion )
Great Action
Overall a Damn Near Perfect Game

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3 Bioshock Bioshock

Even though I love Skyrim like I love life I still have to say that this one is totally original. Nothing like this was made before unlike Skyrim, many video games have dragons and defeating dragons, not to mention that its in the Mid-evil time period which is kind of old school. Bioshock was in the mid 90's time period, I can honestly say that I really rarely close to never see video games in that time period. Even though many games have the lost world theme with the whole giant things wanting to kill you, I don't think any of thoses have the same quality as this one. The games has a amazing story line, in my opinion it would make a 4 star movie if it came out with one. Even though it may not have the best graphics I think everything else tops it all by a lot! Once again best story line I have seen, fun to play, easy to obsess over and a well put together game!

This game is epic. The idea and story is completely new. It's crazy, insane, amazing, weird, scary and many more than all of that. When the music plays and the enemies attacking, you will be shocked. You thought you are playing the game until you realize it is playing with you. Respect to the creators. You all let out your innermost insanity.

Brilliant game like no other, it changes what we believe is the FPS genre.

Trailblazing and genre progressing, this game is a work of art.

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4 Fallout 3 Fallout 3

Revolutionary RPG, showing that nearly any setting can be transformed into a gripping, free-roam RPG, Fallout 3 at the time set the benchmark for other Role-Playing games and Post-apocalyptic settings alike, with an involving story and massive environment which could take up to 80 hours to complete. This game is absolutely BRILLIANT.

Know why anyone would ever think this game has a good story or a good environment. Everything about this game is pretty much just a futuristic Skyrim and doesn't even deserve credit as being a game. The only thing that is good about this game is the beginning after al, that the game becomes a boring waste of money with nothing to do and crappy A. I that won't help you look for your father no matter what you do for them.

One of the best games I have ever played makes you think about the consequences of you actions and overall has a good story line.

Revolutionary in impact but Fallout New vegas is better

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5 Metroid Prime Metroid Prime

Metroid Prime is one of the best games ever. Period.

An excellent game. Best First-person ever!

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6 Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption

It's rare that a sequel improves upon the first in every way, but Red Dead Redemption did just that after Red Dead Revolver. An engaging and interesting story and cast of characters, fun multiplayer, and gorgeous music and landscapes make it one of the best games I've ever played.

I love this game. A classic and one of the best games ever. It will stick with you and make you feel like you've lost a member of your family by the end. If you don't like the storyline which I couldn't imagine, you can just ride around on your horse and enjoy the beautiful landscape. I hope they make another one. - OriginalVisionary

One of the best games I've played very intriguing, story line is quite captivating and the character development is something special.

Best game ever made. And I have played many games.

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7 The Last of Us The Last of Us

This is the best game ever. Its like you lost a friend when you beat the game, or make that two. The Last Of Us is a 10/10 because of its graphics, story line, and the characters. This game was really character building. And hopefully there will be a sequel. This is by far the best game I have ever played. Naughty Dog said they might make a sequel. And they still will have the same characters so woohoo.

This game impacted me like no other. You spend the entire journey establishing a relationship with Ellie, just like Joel. By the end, you truly feel like their journey has been yours as well. When the credits rolled, I was so sad, not because of the ending specifically, but because the game was over.

I finished this game four months ago and I LITERALLY have not stopped thinking about it for one minute. I almost feel like I am going insane thinking about it so much, it was so damn good it's literally the best thing in the world. You can have your own opinions, but in my mind, nothing will EVER top it!

Usually I don't like linear games (I prefer open world)... but this game is amazing. Great characters, brilliant story line and awesome graphics. This game is one that you don't forget even months or years after you've finished playing. This definitely deserves a place on this list.

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8 Halo 3 Halo 3

Why the hell isn't this game on the list. This and Halo 2 revolutionized the series!

Halo 3 is alright I mean I find myself being bored with the story after the first level. The commercials for this game though we're some of the best video game commercials to ever be thought of made and beamed into our heads.

Easily the best game I have ever played. I honestly don't think a first person shooter could get any more perfect. 11/10 "Like Skyrim with guns."

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9 Super Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy

This game doesn't need to be on this list I mean Mario flying around in space rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser. This game is fun to, play but everyone saying it's the best Nintendo game ever please, that title goes to Super Mario Bros. 2

Why are there so many Nintendo haters? There's hardly any Nintendo games up there, but I know that this epic deserves 1st place!

The single highest rated game of all time. It easily tops Halo 3 and the other games above it. Get this thing in the top ten!

It so is the best Mario game, nay, Nintendo game ever, and that soundtrack - LoneShadow379

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10 Super Smash Bros Melee Super Smash Bros Melee

Growing up with a gamecube controller in my hands and this game in the console it was and forever will be an all time classic for me. 10 out of 10 would play this again if given the choice of this vs the 'best' game of the decade.

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The Contenders

11 Portal 2 Portal 2

OK. PEOPLE. Are you people NUTS? Portal 2 is like, the best game EVER! Clever. Hilarious. Makes you think. Is entertaining. And that's all coming from a game that has about 4 characters! And one of them doesn't even talk! (Chell, Glados, Wheatley, and Cave Johnson) all in all, my personal favorite game.

Good story, characters, gameplay and puzzles. Great game to play in your spare time.

This game is slightly underrated. Anyway it's the funniest game of all time! - Harri666

Something that you don't see everyday.

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12 Minecraft

I love playing on Minecraft with my siblings, you can create so many amazing things and go on adventures that never seemed possible. I enjoy playing multiplayer the bet because then you can build collaboratively or have an archery competition. Minecraft should be at least in the top five.

This should be number 3, this game has sold over 400 million copies worldwide and is one of the most popular video games ever

This should be number 1. This has become so popular, grown a humongous fan base, and it's at 14. 14! this game lets you adventure throughout the world and get better weapons, better shelter, and be creative! People have created amazing things with Minecraft.

I can get a little... crazy if you know what I'm saying when I play this

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13 Gears of War Gears of War
14 Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto III

First game with an extremely vast amount of freedom. GTA3 is so full of things to do, places to go, and people to kill to keep you occupied literally forever

Without this game, we wouldn't have good open world games. Rockstar made a huge step in gaming history.

This game is great! I played it on my pc and I couldn't stop! And the best part are the

Milestone in Grand Theft Auto like gaming, original for me still the best

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15 Braid
16 Batman: Arkham City Batman: Arkham City

This was by far my favorite installment of the Arkham franchise. New villains good story you just can't go wrong

Arkham Asylum was great but this game is even better.

Best batman with only a small room for improvement

This has to be one of the greatest games of all time

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17 The Walking Dead The Walking Dead

What makes this game so incredible is that your decisions ultimately affect the whole story. Even so, this game is so sad how only almost none of the characters survive. Another thing that makes the game great is that it is such a realistic interpretation of what a real zombie apocalypse would be like, not to mention how adorable Clementine is, it breaks my heart whenever she is forced to kill for survival.

This game has arguably the best story of all time. It really allows you to connect to the characters and share their experiences, and feelings

The walking dead makes your body forcefully cry with tears that make you just want to sit in the corner. Rocking back and forward

This game deserves a higher placing. Definitely above Super Mario Galaxy...

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18 Mother 3 Mother 3

A really beautiful game with a tear jerking ending. I recommend it.

19 Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: Arkham Asylum

Made you feel like you were the caped crusader himself, excellent voice acting (especially by Mr. Hammil. Great story and choice of villains allowing you to fight some of the most well known Batman villains along with some lesser known ones, great combat and gameplay and led to one of the best open world games.

I really path ink Batman Arkham City deserves to take the spot of this game on this list. Better story, p, de and more variety of Batman enemies.

Up to this point batman games were junk. This was the equivalent to what batman begins did for batman movies (except in this case for games)

A great batman story with room for improvement

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20 Super Smash Bros. for 3ds and Wii U Super Smash Bros. for 3ds and Wii U

Possibly the best instalment in the franchise, my favourite fighting game ever.

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