Top Ten Video Games for People Who are New to Gaming


The Top Ten

1 Donkey Kong Country

This great game is the definitive platformer.

For beginners, novice gamers, and great gamers, this game is gold. This game made me a gamer.

2 Crash Bandicoot
3 Tetris

Tetris is one of the few video games that appeal to many people that aren't casual gamers. It's not only great for people new to gaming, but all types of people in general.

Tetris is a very simple game and easy to learn. Perfect for someone who just started gaming - Jonerman

4 Half Life 2
5 Golden Eye 007
6 Counter Strike
7 Shadow of the Colossus

Too niche for a list like this. - TwillyFSniper

8 Sonic Heroes
9 System Shock 2
10 Pokemon Black

The Contenders

11 Shenmue

This list is about games for people new to gaming. Shenmue would not be an easy game for beginners. You would need skill to get halfway through this game.

12 Burnout 3
13 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
14 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 2
15 Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Very very good game, I enjoyed hunting whales. - zxm

16 Timesplitters 2
17 Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance
18 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

I'm a veteran gamer & I remembered this is indeed the perfect game for beginners - e9090

19 Super Mario Galaxy
20 Final Fantasy X

Annoying protagonist, but decent. - TwillyFSniper

21 Dark Souls

Wanna turn your friends away from video games forever? Give them this game, and watch as they repeatedly fail against the Asylum Demon and throw their controller at a wall. - Zach808

22 Spyro the Dragon
23 NBA 2K14
24 Super Mario Bros. Nes

2D platforming at its simplest. Perfect for new gamers. - Zach808

25 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
26 Tecmo Super Bowl
27 Crash Nitro Kart
28 Dead Or Alive 3
29 Dota 2

Why is this crud here? Stats system is confusing, has one of the worst communities in online gaming, and is definitely not beginner fodder. - TwillyFSniper

30 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Ha, this is one of the video games that introduced me to video games, free wherever you wanna go, do whatever you wanna do. - zxm

31 Duck Hunt
32 Super Mario 64
33 Okami
34 Sonic the Hedgehog

When I added this, I did not mean the 2006 abomination.

35 Disney Infinity
36 Parappa the Rapper
37 Um Jammer Lammy
38 Pokemon Sun and Moon
39 New Super Mario Bros DS

It's quite easy on the whole so it's pretty much perfect for newcomers to gaming, though finding all the star coins still offers a bit more of a challenge. - Entranced98

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