Best Video Games of All Time

Regardless of genre, platform, and age; these are the greatest video games ever created.
The Top Ten
1 Minecraft

I don't think that Minecraft is necessarily better or worse than some of these other games. But I do think it is the best. What makes Minecraft the best is that it can appeal to almost everyone. It has tons of freedom for creativity, its has combat aspects, and at its roots, it's a very simple game. So you can play however you want. If you want a casual gaming experience you can simply build what you want in creative. If you want more of a challenge, play in survival. If you want more things to do, you've got the opportunity. It appeals to everyone!

I get that people may get tired hearing about this game time and time again after 10 years, but think about this, there is a solid reason why this game is so popular and appears everywhere. The very concept of cube-based collecting and interaction in a 3D sandbox environment is hard for me to explain well, but it is a concept that is simple, yet original, and executed well. I believe that this is the main thing that makes it appealing, especially to people who like building and creating things.

I agree with the people that say Minecraft is overrated and all that, but this game is overrated for a good reason. It was a true ground breaker back in the day and still is now at times. The biggest ground-breaking games that became overly popular, at least from what I know, are this and Five Nights at Freddy's.

The Sandbox genre is, to say the least, one of the best. However, throughout video game history, no Sandbox game has been ultra-popular.

This is until Minecraft came into existence.

Like all other sandboxes; it gave the player to ability to do anything. To think anything. To create anything. To believe anything.

Yet, Minecraft is the first of them all, to replicate the feeling of life itself. I, and I'm sure every-single other Minecraft player will know this. Minecraft is not just a video game: it is another life altogether.

It is beautiful. It is genius. It is powerful.

It is Minecraft; the greatest video game of all time.

2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Product Image

Dude, this was my childhood, a long with a severely underrated game called Quest 64. This is the Zelda game that made people go back and play the older ones to see what they were missing, and stay interested for games to come. It is a masterpiece that will live in the hearts of people young and old for years (maybe generations) to come! Good job, Nintendo!

This is a game you have to play to say that you have played outstanding games. Also Nintendo didn't make this game they made the name, but Warner Bros. made the entire game. This game is the best game ever and you have to play it at least once.

WHAT! how is mine craft above The legend of zelda. ya ya, minecraft has bin around for
years(I like the game my self) but mine craft
is block and blocks, BORING zelda is so much better than that THIS IS OUT RAGE US. if I could I will really let all the characters from zelda and they will DESTROY alex and steve. take that mine craft

This game is amazing. It requires you to think and is not afraid to not hold your hand and throw you into a game with no help. It is an accomplishment to beat this game. It is timeless and so uniquely difficult (yet rewarding) that to not have this rated as the best video game ever would be a lie. I love how it makes you think for yourself and figure things out because many games today do not do that. Most games walk you through step by step and fool you into thinking that you accomplished anything challenging. Dumb people like dumb games like that, but I believe that the challenge of this game scares a lot of dumb people away. Dumb people who couldn't really even appreciate this game for what it is in the first place. Have you ever played Call of Duty after playing Zelda? It makes you feel like an idiot. Seeing the easiness and mindlessness in such a widely popular game after playing a game so challenging is enlightening. Games like Call of Duty or Halo walk you through step by step, ...more

3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Brawl Product Image

I bought Super Smash Bros. Brawl with my own money, unable to wait for Christmas. I think it was the best video game I have ever bought, and that is saying something. Other games have different goals: Point and shoot, do puzzles, survive the zombie apocalypse, etc. But in this, you get to test out different players, and every game is different. Single player was pretty good, and it wasn't really short, but multiplayer was my favorite part. I like how Nintendo made so many ways to do multiplayer so you could do it with more people. I think it's great. I love games like this where you can go play a game with your friends instead of playing solo. It's always more fun to play video games with others, rather than just yourself.

Now this game is filthy badass. It may be emo and depressing but that represents the early 2000s and it is a huge game that is super fun to play with other people if they don't smash controller when they lose.

As a young gamer, you often find an early Jewel that becomes your favourite for the rest of your life. That is, until this game came out. All your favourite Nintendo characters in a fun, easy to play fighter? This game gets my vote. It improves every thing Melee needed and was simple enough for new gamers to play. My friends and I spent countless hours playing through all the modes and unlocking everything. Then we went to another friend's house and did it all again. Maybe not the biggest or deepest games ever, but it's so fun!

One of the only games left in the world (excluding Mario Kart) where you can go around to your mates for some good, fun gaming.

One of the better looking games on the Wii, the single player is decent and the replayability is near endless...

But it's the multiplayer that gives it my vote.

People please vote this game higher to show that Nintendo still has the ability to contend with the likes of Halo and Call of Duty!

4 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Product Image

The game that brought me into the world of gaming. Beforehand I had only ever really played very casual games (and still do... I love FIFA) as I was too young to really get into and appreciate deep stories and immerse myself in the lore of any beautifully crafted universes. I was 13 when this came out, and it will forever be my favourite for introducing me to such a vast world where I can hunt dragons one day and negotiate with extra terrestrial life the next. When other games render this obsolete, with better graphics, more awe inspiring foes and even more secrets to uncover, nothing will stop me from having an occasional urge to check on my Nord hero in the hope of reliving some of that initial magic.

Great graphics; long exhilarating quests; endless possibilities of things to do; multiple characters to create; hundreds of amounts of armor and weapons that can be manipulated and enchanted; dozens of skill sets and perks to be earned, so your characters are even more specific and unique; and an infinite amount fun to have with this game. You can be an assassin, and Spartan-like warrior, and gladiator-like warrior, a Mage, an archer, a chemical warfare operator, a ninja, and more! This game is mere perfect and I could play it for years. The number one non-multiplayer game of all time

This Game along with Fallout 3 are both Games that should be #1 & #2 if I should choose,being a die-Hard Fallout fan, I would go with Skyrim for #1 though just has so much. But seriously the list here making Skyrim #4 & Fallout 3 in #21 is Ridiculous you cannot even compare them to Zelda or even Worse Mario Bros or even much worse Wii Games. These are Bethesda Masterpieces that Changed Gaming, go read it up. To compare them to these games is an insult and way inaccurate. The Massive Graphics and Detail alone makes both of them Better than Zelda & Minecraft x 1000.

I bought this game around 2013 and didn't understand a lick of it. I played a very small range of video games because I only played what was bought for me. It confused me and I quit playing it. Years later (2016), I got back on and started to play it again. By this time I had played a few other RPG games and finally understood how they worked. Skyrim quickly became one of my favorite games of all time. I have now officially played the main 5 Elder Scrolls games and have also played ESO. TES is, by far, my favorite video game series of ALL TIME!

5 Grand Theft Auto V Grand Theft Auto V Product Image

This is DEFINITELY my favorite video game of all time. Good graphics, great storyline, a gigantic map to explore and endless things to do!

Grand Theft Auto V is a masterpiece! The writers wasted no time to create a realistic, gripping story of three diverse criminals on a mission to get their lives back in shape. The voice acting was phenomenal, especially from Steven Ogg who voiced Trevor. The world design excellently recaptured the feel and design of Los Angeles in a way the lots of developers can't or won't. You can do so much in Grand Theft Auto V from pulling off insane bike stunts to dressing Trevor up like a girl or even Super Jumping on pedestrians. This game is pure fun and extremely miniscule when it comes to glitches. I'm not saying it should be number 1, but it has to be number 2. Nothing beats Ocarina of Time!

Really top 5? Minecraft is fake Tetris and has a stupid story. GTA has an interesting story, beautiful graphics and 3 characters.

Truly a masterpiece. I've loved the other Grand Theft Auto games but this takes it to a completely new level.

The graphics and setting are flat out astonishing. Everything in the game looks absolutely beautiful and I love just driving or flying around on free roam at night and just admiring how beautiful the game looks. It never gets old.

The story is on par with San Andreas for the best story in a Grand Theft Auto game. Franklin wants to find his parent's killer and obtain a successful life so he can escape the life of a gang member and live a normal life. Michael is a former criminal trying to enter retirement early to keep himself and his family out of harm. Trevor being an outlaw who used to take on scores with Michael found out that Michael faked his own death, escaped with all of their score money, and got his best friend Brad killed, so Trevor wants revenge on Michael by killing him. All 3 of their goals are able to blend in extremely well with the story-line to ...more

6 Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 Product Image

I think Zelda was for its first few years the best game ever made. Although it has aged decently it is just not the best game in that genre anymore. But Super Mario 64 still stands up against games that are been released now. It is magic by Nintendo to say this was released in 1996 is unbelievable. The only game to come close to the feel that this game has is Banjo Kazooie which I actually nearly voted for it is that close. How Smash Bros brawl is 2nd and Melee is low down on this list I will never no.

Super Mario 64 on the N64 gets 55/10 stars. This is because of the graphics, the animation, Mario's sprite, the gameplay & almost everything about this game. This should be top 1, especially if whoever put this game on the list is referring to Super Mario 64 on the N64, not the DS port.

The iQue Player port of Super Mario 64 gets 45/50 stars.

The DS port gets 6/10 stars. It has great voice acting and gameplay, but the definition is too low & the game is too easy.

The Wii Virtual Console port gets 40/10 stars.

I love this game, I don't even know how many times I have played through it. The only issue I have looking back on it was that the boss battles were kind of a joke. I could set the controller down and go finish my homework, come back, and king bob-omb would not even be close to me. But still, this is a game that I would actually still play today, and I can't say that about most others on this list that were made before 2005.

This should be number 1. Ocarina of Time and several other 3D games wouldn't even EXIST without this game. It was the first game to perfect 3D gaming, and it sold more copies than any other Nintendo 64 game. Sure, Ocarina is a fantastic game, but saying that it is better than Super Mario 64 is an absolute SIN. Best Mario game. Best N64 game. Best game of all time! NOW GET OFF YOUR LAZY BUTT AND VOTE FOR SUPER Mario 64!

7 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Product Image

This game is, actually, really good! Its pretty much a beautiful, perfect stew of skill and luck. You! Yeah you! Go play it, don't listen to strangers on the internet, and have your own opinion :)
-A human

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is a delight to play. With a vast roster of characters and stages, with new side modes this game is a blast to play with friends or by yourself. Classic mode is revamped in this game with each character having a personalized route along with training mode having many updates for advanced players. However, there are some missing modes many smash fans will know including, stage builder and stadium modes. A new adventure mode, World of Light, is also in place including a variety of challenges and some amazing boss battles. Although it is great in many ways, it starts to get repetitive after some time. Overall, even though this game has some flaws, I still consider it the best in the series so far.

Super Smash Bros Ultimate is better than all the other smash games in my opinion, why are all the other smash games ranked higher? Anyway, this game has the biggest and most ambitious crossover in all of film/book/video game history. Game has a vast amount of characters, stages, and modes to play on to keep players playing the game. Also the game looks like it was worked very hard on, with the way the stages move and their designs, the characters' looks and move sets, the adventure mode, etc. The games has online. adventure, added spirits, more fighters, regular smash, classic smash, a shop, a vault, DLC characters, and now virtual reality... what more could you ask for a video game? In my opinion, the greatest sequel to a video game franchise of all time.

THIS IS AN AMAZING GAME, I played it and boy was this was one of my favourite games of all time I played it with my friend and it was literally the best tournament game yet I highly recommend this game!

8 Red Dead Redemption Red Dead Redemption Product Image

Great game with an amazing storyline. Much better than that overrated The Last of Us. TLOU is a great game but the storyline wasn't anything special and was just an apocalyptic story and was boring and stale when you replay it. Red Dead Redemption on the other hand has an awesome story with a lot of memorable moments and characters. This deserves more credit and popularity when compared to TLOU.

By far one of the greatest experiences I've ever had in gaming. Just everything about this game was flawless from start to finish. Even though the first couple missions were alright, it really picked up and hooked me from there. The only other game that got me as invested as I was with Red Dead was Bioshock. Amazing game.

love the characters I like the second one two but the second one is buggy as hell love both but red dead two never one me over as much still love the second one a bunch though and hosae amzing chara ter most likely spelled that wrong

Just breath taking its simply an experience that cannot be missed by any gamer. You will fall in love with each individual character. You will spend hours riding across the beautiful map. And you will watch in awe as the sun sets after a long days work. Its just great makes my tear up thinking about it

9 Super Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy Product Image

Super Mario Galaxy may well be the most, or one of the most memorable games in the whole of the Mario series. Arguably Super Mario Galaxy 2 may have been a major improvement, but without Super Mario Galaxy, there isn't a Super Mario Galaxy 2.

The game consists of eight terraces, scattered across the observatory and each can be unlocked throughout the game. In comparison to past Super Mario games, the world map is unique. Instead of accessing levels via a simple map, you must access the terraces to fly to galaxies.

The graphics are good, much better than most other Mario games released beforehand although not perfect.

Nintendo really upped their game with Super Mario Galaxy, but with their new console released (Wii U) there will be a lot of talk about Super Mario Galaxy 3.

Hands down Mario's best main series game, Super Mario Galaxy offers the best experience that Nintendo has given us. Creative level design, a slew of powerups at your disposal, and not to mention a major upgrade on Mario's usually one dimensional storytelling. While as some have mentioned, it's sequel managed to improve upon some of the original's problems, Super Mario Galaxy still manages to be better. It's soundtrack is amongst one of the best in gaming history and it introduced a surprisingly emotional story through the form of Rosalina's storybook. It's a bit outdated, but I'd take it over Super Mario Bros any day!

I love this game! The colours, the music, the story, everything! One world can be dark, then the next one would be bright and cheery, the music from this game is extremely memorable, and is probably my favorite music from a game.

The main story isn't too different, but Rosalina's story is interesting and sad, not to mention the ending! I wont spoil it but, lets just say, it's pretty awesome. Probably the most memorable game I have ever played, and that's saying a LOT.

Just talking about it makes me want to play it! Excuse me, but I am going to go play it now.

My favorite game of all time. This game is one of the few games that I have ever seen that is truly timeless. The gameplay is fantastic, the story is fantastic, the graphics one of the best on the Wii. The level design is some of the best level design in any Mario game ever (possibly behind Super Mario World). And finally the music, the music is hands-down the best music in any video game to date. This should at the very least be #5. Although the sequel is not as good, I'm surprised its as far down the list as it is. 10/10 I'm going to play it right now.

10 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Product Image

The impact that this game had on me is immense.
It has taught me a lot of valuable lessons about life. One of them was that we should appreciate what we have WHILE we have them! The people in Termina only had THREE days to enjoy themselves, unless they evaded the town soon enough. However, NOBODY was aware of the Moon and the impending doom at first. And unfortunately, they would get killed if they didn't escape on time.
Second, another lesson that it taught me was that there ALWAYS are people who have worse lives than we do, something that we see in the stories of the Deku Butler and his son, Darmani the Third, Romani and Cremia, the invisible man, Mikau, Lulu, the Flat and Sharp Brothers, Igos Du Ikana, Anju and Kafei, etc.!

Theories. Theories everywhere.

I love this game, Not my favorite game, but my favorite Zelda game. It has a hauntingly disturbing but glorious story, the characters feel much more easy to engage with, it brings everything we loved from Ocarina of time, and pampers that. Also, it's home to some of the best music I've heard in a video game. You have the well crafted Clock town theme, The frightening Final hour theme, and so many more. Somebody, elect this game for president and Oscar's award. Okay maybe not the first one... The game sets itself to dark, but also really enjoyable. As I said, it's not my favorite game, but definitely up there.


Can they really rip-off their own game?

Even though the graphics are the same, and it's an ocarina of time equal, it's a completely different game. I like them both equally, but majora's mask I might like a little better.

This was by far an easy pick. Some games try to be dark, like Twilight Princess. It was, but it tried too hard. It was a good game, but this game was almost perfect. It had graphics from ocarina, sure, but that is a good thing for me. The vibe of this game, death looking down at you. This game is not made to be dark, it IS dark. The mask mechanic is splendid, the execution is as well, the sidequests are good with awesome outcomes (most of them) and the four dungeons are amazing. And it is creepy to see all the villagers of the town being ever so cheery, while the moon is going to kill them. The good ending was worth it so bad, even though the time limit made me feel a little under pressure. This game is not my first zelda game, but it sure is the best and my favorite. I give this game a 9.5/10, because, let's be honest, every game has it's flaws.

The Newcomers

? Need for Speed: World Need for Speed: World Product Image
? Macabre Mystery: Curse of the Nightingale Macabre Mystery: Curse of the Nightingale Product Image
The Contenders
11 Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. Product Image

This list has way too many modern games. This was back when violence was unliked. There was no playstation whose black color resembles darkness and xbox whose green resembles vomit or slime. Just Nintendo, who was just straightforward games. But bottomline why is some piece of crud I've never heard of called Vampire something or other above this? And please tell me the guy who put Metal Gear, a game which is literally nothing but walking, dying, repeat above this. This was back when you couldn't save. You weren't simply just trying to finish the game over time, you had to finish it in one playtime. Much more awesome!

Super Mario Bros contains the base ingredients of fun and it is the epitome of gaming greatness.
It's immediate and accessible for everyone, simple to learn yet challenging and hard to master. It doesn't need to have tutorials to guide you in the game, because the game itself will lead the player to understand where to go and what to do, through its visual elements, gameplay mechanics and sound.
It's just a perfect gaming concept which found its highest peak of greatness with Super Mario Bros 3 in the NES era.

This was a REVOLUTIONARY game, and it’s ranked this low. This list is garbage. It started one of the most successful series ever. Get this higher on the list, dude.

It's a good game, but it reuses levels and I don't like that. Also, some of the castle levels are pick-a-path. Despite that, it's a good game with catchy music, fun gameplay and good level design (for the most part). It's a shame that they followed this up with such a bad game, The Lost Levels.

12 Halo 3 Halo 3 Product Image

I have a friend at school who asked me what makes the Halos different from one another. I looked at him with the face that says, "I could explain, but it take more time than the four minutes we have in between classes." There is something about being a super-soldier, the army's best, that gets your adrenaline pumping. When you come across Marines in the games they are happy to see you and their hopes get lifted. It is one of the reasons that so many love Halo. Halo 3's campaign is a masterful story about the Chief finishing the Human-Covenant War once and for all. With so many memorable characters biting the dust in and before this game, everything ends with this. The level design of the missions is beautiful and truly capture the awe and wonder you had when you played Halo for the first time. The multiplayer might be the best in the series, with so many guns and vehicles to use and explore the uses for. A small, but great starting map selection, each one is unique and crazy in their ...more

I was born in 1996. I did play Halo 3 a little bit when I was young and didn't get into it that much. Then, as more and more games came into the series, and the general Halo population moved on, I began to realize what a great game it was. The story, the gameplay, the multiplayer, the custom games (Oh my god, the custom games!), and just the goofing with friends were all so amazing. Nowadays, all I can think was that I really missed out on the active days of Halo 3, which, however pathetic it sounds, is kind of depressing to me. I really think it was the best game ever, and I missed out. But for the bit I did get to play, I loved it.

People always ask the question "what makes Halo so great? " I asked myself the same question for the longest time. It isn't the multiplayer, the gameplay, the campaign, or anything else that makes halo so great as how perfectly it combines all those things together. Halo's campaign; the gameplay and storyline blew my mind. It's a game that will give you goosebumps throughout it, but will chill you to the bone with it's unforgettable ending (includes after-credits). You sit there in awe and you can't say anything. I couldn't find the worss to describe that feeling. It arguably has one of the greatest gaming storylines in history, and in my opinion, the best storyline in a game series. Halo 3 is also known for having one of the best FPS online multiplayer's to date. With all around outstanding game modes and maps that keep you searching for more. What makes halo 3's multiplayer so great is the fact that everybody, even starters have an even chance of being the best in the match. Every ...more

Arguably the best game from the Halo Franchise and also quite possibly the greatest FPS of all time. The online for this game is still being played all around the world, and it is still selling a lot of units. On the first day of its release Halo 3 reached $170 million dollars in the United States alone, and sold 3.3 million copies in the first 12 days and it sold 5.2 million copies WorldWide in the first two weeks and was dubbed the Best-selling Video Game of 2007.

13 Half Life 2 Half Life 2 Product Image

Steam and Half Life 2 started the uphill of the gaming market. There is no need to any comment on this game. Memories... Just do 3 already.

The realistic graphics, the thought-provoking story, the smooth and fun gameplay, this game is has it all. It is simply great game.

The best game of all time. It's not even my favourite, but it changed gaming forever. Back when it released, it was marvelled at for it's most realistic physics engine and fantastic story. Even now, while the graphics are dated, the story is still better than a vast majority of games out there, and it's still always really fun to play through. I think where Half-Life 2 really shines is in its atmosphere. I've found myself sometimes just sitting in random corners and just taking it all in, because this game really hits home with the dark vibes it gives off. This is true for all of valve's games, but this one in particular is excellent at providing a good sense of hopelessness.

Half Life 2 is one of the best video games I have ever played. From its ahead of its time graphics to its unique gameplay, this game is very close to perfect. From the first level I played in this game to the last, I enjoyed every second of it. There are several reasons why this game is so good. Firstly, it is no ordinary first person shooter, it redefines the whole meaning of the genre, it is a phenomenal single player experience that is incredibly fun to play and keeps you coming back for more, with its fantastic AI and gameplay. Half Life 2 is said to be one of the best games of all time, and rightly so, it has aged really well and if there was any possible chance of Half Life 3, then I would 100% definitely buy it. It is a simply flawless game that I will never get bored of.

14 Super Smash Bros. Melee Super Smash Bros. Melee Product Image

This game should be the top after Legend of Zelda, even though there is a new Super Smash Brawl on Wii but this game is a classic and it has endless fun, even if you play it after another 10 years this game will still be the best, it's just the way the game is made. Multiplayer and playing with your friend's has never been so fun, Mario games are made to be the best.

How is brawl #2? this game is better in just about every way.
The controls, characters, abilities, and advanced techniques are all almost flawless.
The community has gone strong after 17 years, and Brawl is almost universally considered to be one of the worst entries in the franchise. A huge step up from smash 64

Often considered to be the magnum opus of the smash series, Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of the most technically deep fighting games today. It is also a blast to play with friends, and the learning curve is not too high, making it one of those rare games that is truly easy to learn, but hard to master.

The last of us is incredible, Mario is legendary, and to put it all together, this game has every great Nintendo character on here. (I never said "The last of us" was Nintendo because I know its not. I'm just saying, its incredible. ) The fighting is great and is basically a true test of skill and decision. Brilliant. well done GC, well done Nintendo.

15 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

SO COOL! It took me more than 1 year to beat ganon and the divine beasts and almost all quests, it boring in the end and a bit in the start, but it is AWESOME! Princess Zelda isn't annoying like in other games, and after finishing you can use the master mode! Worth every single cent.

As much as I would like to pick one of the kirby games, I know that The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the wild (botw) is one of the most enjoyable games I have ever played. Even though I am not that much of a fan of the actual franchise, I still enjoy this games extremely great physics and the variety of weapons and just exploring everything. It is actually quite addicting and I played over 460 hours on it in the first half year getting it. I know that it's the actual game I like rather than the franchise but that's fine. There are lots of different enemies and terrain, There is so much cool armour that you can upgrade, There are the annoying 900 korok seeds which take forever and you get a big yellow poop for your efforts, The list of all the awesome things in this game are almost endless and even though I am already 53 % through the game, I still feel like there is so much to do because there is so much to do with the variety and yeah I guess I'll shut up now I don't know what I'm ...more

Breath of the Wild is by far the best video game I have ever played. I know it definitely won't get 1st place considering how much longer Ocarina of Time has been around, but it definitely deserves to be in the top ten. Most open-world games hold your hand, tell you what to do, and give you a false sense of progression by giving you new items or tools to get to certain areas that you couldn't get to before. Breath of the Wild gives you all the tools you need at the beginning of the game. You can literally beat the game right after you finish the tutorial. Every divine beast, shrine, and Korok seed is completely optional. The only shrines you need to do are the first four on the Great Plateau. Other games don't give you that sense of discovery. Other games treat you like a child and tell you what to do, but in Breath of the Wild, you don't have to have that special weapon or power to get somewhere or defeat something. Everything you need to do that is handed to you in the first hour of ...more



People, this might just be the best game ever created. In my opinion This and Ocarina of Time are at another level completely. The vast land you can discover is enormous, and when you think something works, it usually does.

16 The Last of Us The Last of Us Product Image

Amazing graphics, awesome music, fun gameplay, really nice combat, and a whole lot more. Oh, and a beautiful story that changed my perspective and the way I think about things, and basically changed my life and who I am, no exaggeration.
A while back my brother beat the game and said, you have GOT to play the game. Since I had no intention to, he showed me the ending. Then, I went and watched a two hour movie of all the cutscenes and was amazed. I wanted to play the game so bad then, but worried that it would be boring since I knew everything that happened. I was proved wrong, the gameplay was just awesome and made the story even more effective. The game should've been so much longer. It is literally my definition of game perfection. This game was art.

This should be number 1. Literally the best game I have ever played and. Will continue to play. I can play the story over and over again and still be amazed and intrigued. You get emotionally connected with the characters and there's always twists. From the beautiful sights, nature and music. Is all comes together as a masterpiece. There are always new things to discover in the game and many Easter eggs as well. This isn't just a typical apocalyptic game, it has been thought out to be much more than just People vs. Zombies, but even People vs. People. Even the DLC "Left Behind" covers some spaces that people are confused on. It's almost like playing in a movie. Very well thought out and definitely worth the tune to play.

A solid 96/100 game
1. Story is one of the greatest ever
2. Characters are great
3. Game looks amazing
4. Gameplay is the worst thing about the game.

This game made me cry when I played it. So much detail put into the graphics, story-line, and game-play. WHY THE HECK IS Mario on the list WHEN It's A GAME FOR 6 YEAR Olds and this Gaming masterpiece isn't? beautiful. Plus: Mario has no story line. This creepy Italian (stereotype) plummer stalks a princess and "saves" her from a giant turtle. Acid trip anyone? Obviously she doesn't want to be with him if she gets herself kidnapped EVERY SINGLE GAME. I'm Sorry, if that constitutes as a story line. I will see y'all in post apocalyptic Boston.

17 Final Fantasy VII Final Fantasy VII Product Image

Probably the best Final Fantasy game, next to Final Fantasy Tactics. Great music, fleshed out characters, and the story gets you really invested.

I don't think there will ever be a game that sets you in such a involved immerse plot like this one. This game not only has a great interactive plot but the visuals and pre rendered background where created beautifully and the gameplay is top notch. Not to mention the music sets the mood perfectly in specific areas and this game to me is a completely masterpiece of its time. If this game was completely overhauled on the ps4 it might just be the greatest video game ever known to man.

I grew up a 90's kid, and I'm thankful for that. The NES and genesis introduced me to amazing games of all genres, including RPGs. It wasn't until FF7 and Ocarina of Time came out that I realized what a game could actually encompass.

I grew up on Zelda, but FF7 was the first game that made me actually have emotions. I felt love, hate, and sorrow. It was the first story I felt completely immersed into and compelled to beat it. There has been no game since that I have been able to feel the same way about to this day.

I LOVE this game...
I could go on for hours...
The characters, the story, the art, its just perfect...
When I first played this I was speechless it is beautiful...
Absolute masterpiece, so much I could say and it makes me wanna cry how good it is its just...

18 Super Smash Brothers - Nintendo Wii U Super Smash Brothers - Nintendo Wii U Product Image

This game is a masterpiece. Super Smash Bros. is a masterpiece of a franchise from beginning to end (not the end. Maybe one on Nintendo Switch). This is by far my favorite video game of anything (right along with Sailor Moon Drops on Mobile.) Outstanding roster of characters (My main is Mario! ), amazing graphics, great combat system which improved over Brawl, and even Amiibo! My best friend and I have sucked the life out of this game, playing for hundreds of hours. This game is way too fun and too good. It needs a spot in the top 20, or even better, top 10. Amazing game, and definitely one you would trade your money for.

MELEE was phenonemal, and still holds up today. It gets praised for how competitive it is, but stil is fun to play with new players. It gets praised of its speed. It gets praised of its characters. But there is one thing where it gets praised, but doesn't deserve it.

The so called 'extra features' that this game has.

Or should I call it by it's actual name: 'glitches'.

Yes, this game had a lot of glitches. And I don't blame the game for that. Look up how long it took to make this game. But what I can't stand that some people say that MELEE is good and bring up that it has 'extra features' that other games don't have.

I'm glad that the Wii U version doesn't have that.

I am not going to praise the Wii U. I only want to say that Wii U isn't worse then MELEEE because it doesn't have 'extra features'.

I don't know why this isn't above brawl. It is so much better than brawl for so many reasons, and I think that most people would agree. The reason it's all the way down here is because it's newer, so way less people have voted for it. To say brawl is better than this is weird. Everyone has their own opinion but still... How? You could argue that mele is the best, because there is a large following of that game, but this one has more stuff and more fun and more fighting than any other smash game before it so it should be #2 instead of brawl.

I'm actually not surprised this is the third smash bros on the list. This game is amazing! It enjoys great graphics, imaginative stages, and most importantly, a host of over 50 unique characters to play as! This is my favorite game and everyone should get to enjoy it.

19 Super Mario Odyssey Super Mario Odyssey Product Image

This isn’t supposed to be down here. It’s clearly top 5. Not even a single bit of violence, yet it can entertain a whole audience of adults. One of the biggest hits of 2019, Mario Odyssey is clearly better than so many games.

I liked the galaxies a lot, but this is better. The games are really linear, and the purple comets kind of suck. In odyssey you can basically collect the moons in any order. I thought the purple coins would be a pain to collect like in the galaxies, but somehow they even managed to perfect that as they are placed in clever hiding spots and always feel rewarding to find...unlike a certain vacation themed mario game with hundreds of blue coins, and more importantly, the pachinko level...

This game is my favorite 3d mario game. Excellent story, Excellent Gameplay. I love how it's not just like ya run, get to the checkpoint and get to the goal boringness. You actually get moons and explore the world to power the oddsey and I love Cappy. If you don't have this game I definitely agree to buy it. It's amazing!

34th... Why isn't this like 2nd or 1st?
Costumes (that are more unique and better developed than Minecraft's crappy skins), Checkpoints are actually useful, Unique bosses, 17 well designed levels (my favs are Luncheon Kingdom and Metro Kingdom) and also, the thing is actually about adventuring, you go through some areas, then YOU GO ON THE MOON TO FIGHT Bowser! (You even fight Bowser in the clouds, how do you feel, God Of War, BOTW?), And the plot isn't the boring save peach get nothing, the plot is "Peach gets kidnapped by Bowser for a wedding" and to set up this wedding, he steals a dress, a cake, some stew, a wedding ring, some sparkling water, and flowers, FOR A WEDDING. This is actually better than the New Super Mario Bros. Games. And there's no koopalings, not even that impossible Wendy. And who could forget the adorable shiverians? This game deserves #1, not Minecraft.

20 Portal 2 Portal 2 Product Image

It is hard to find any flaws in this game. It is so well thought out in its story and gameplay that it has reached perfection. I challenge you to try and find some flaw in this game if you aren't really sure about that.

As one of greatest games of all time, Portal 2 should be ranked way higher than it is. This game just screams brilliance. The characters, the plot, the writing, the physics, the puzzles, all crafted to perfection. And when you put the sales numbers up against other games from the same year,

The results are astounding. Modern Warfare 3 sold over 25 million copies, while portal 2 sold a mere 4 million. I'm not saying that the Call of Duty series is terrible. It has amazing multiplayer and you could spend hours of your day having fun with your friends. However, some people fail to recognize what is a true masterpiece in gaming. It has humor, wit, innovation, and will age EXTREMELY well. There are very few games that are amazing from start to finish, and this is certainly one of those games.

This game is fantastic. Although I agree that orcarina deserves its place, this should be much higher. Valve once again made a masterpiece. The voice acting is amazing, as it usually is in valve games. The graphics are also amazing, and there is a lot of small little details put in, like the vines growing from walls, cracks in the flooring, and even parts going down conveyer belts. The puzzles are also hard to solve, but not so hard that your gonna want to punch a hole through the screen. And the ending was fantastic, and quite a sad ending, with 2 amazing songs bringing closure (? ) to the series. And that last clip at the end nearly had me in tears, but laughing at the same time. The co-op mode is also fantastic, having to make you actually rely on your companion to get through the puzzles. The game also has an amazing fanbase, creating new levels every day. All in all, it is a fantastic game. I'd give it a 97%, and a spot at 3 on this list.

Top five material. The co-op mode is by far my favorite part, but the single player campaign is around four hours long and you'll enjoy most--if not all--of it. The characters are well-crafted, the graphics are brilliant, and the game closes with possibly the most amazing ending to anything ever. The game makes you think, too, but being a puzzle game, you can spend a very long time tying to figure out something. And when you do finally figure it out, the feeling of satisfaction cannot be compared to anything else. And for the people who've played the game, you should know that it's hilarious! People, let's send this to the top five!

21 Super Mario World Super Mario World Product Image

My father really loves this game, and so do I, but I'm really bad at it lol. The newer Mario games are very overrated and just aren't the same, which is sad...

This introduced Yoshi, one of (if not) the best Mario characters ever. It was one of the best games of the time. It doesn’t deserve to be here.

I'm sorry, but WHAT! 237? Why is this. This should be #2 or something. Super Mario World is my favorite game of all time and there's good reason to. This is the best selling game on the SNES at over 20 million units. That's more than Grand Theft Auto: SA, the pest selling game on the PS2. Mario World is long, fun, and filled to the brim with secrets, and is one of the most notable games of all time.

Not only is this a classic, it's a classic that has better quality than every modern video game out there. Platforming greatness with fun level design and secrets ahoy, I've played this one at least 20 times.

22 Mass Effect 2 Mass Effect 2 Product Image

I love some of the games on here. Ocarina of Time is incredible, Red Dead Redemption is one of the most immersive and complete story-driven experiences out there, The Last of Us is a masterpiece, and Bioshock: Infinite is probably the best evidence out there that triple-A games can be as artistically valid as any form of media. Nothing has ever drawn me in like the Mass Effect series, though. The gameplay is decent enough and the story is awesome, but what really seals the deal are the universe itself and the characters. Playing the game, you feel like you're actually a part of a larger galactic civilization, and that these characters are real people that react to your decisions and personality. It's weird to say, but you find yourself developing a legitimate connection to fictional aliens.

There are some Great Games above me here, some of the Greatest I've ever played! Fallout 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1 & 2, Resident Evil 4, Half Life 2, Grand Theft Auto IV AND San Andreas AND MANY MORE... But these are more or less the ones I have more experience playing, and I'm not saying that anything above, mentioned or not, is crap or anything pertaining to such thoughts, but once you've played Mass Effect, YOU KNOW Gaming doesn't get any better.

This is a great game it has everything a good game needs and the end is mind blowing. Also you get to pick six classes my favorite being the vanguard class. Everything that you done in this game comes down to the end where you make tough decisions. Let's be honest mass effect has the best trilogy ever made.

This game is so good I sometimes cry thinking that there probably will never be a game as good as this. It had the best squad mates by far, and I am about to play right now as of July 2016. I have played through this game 6 times. I no joke like this more than Red Dead Redemption.

23 Kingdom Hearts II Kingdom Hearts II Product Image

One of the greatest and most complicated story lines ever made. A story of a boy who undergoes many hardships just to keep his world and his friends safe. Sora has a big heart and will do anything just for his friends even if it means giving up his own life. He confuses friendship and love with Kairi and is very dedicated to find his friend Riku. When he eventually does, he breaks down into tears. Truly and heart touching story. The perfect crossover video game one could play. A great role playing game suitable for all ages. This game should be ranked much higher.

I totally love this game. The story mode will leave you in tears. The whole kingdom hearts saga is great. I am so excited to get kingdom hearts 3. Kingdom Hearts is the best game I ever played. Whenever you play this game, you are filled with suspense and you are curious to know what will happen later on. This game is not that popular right now, but once Kingdom Hearts 3 comes out, it's going to be the most popular game ever. It will overcome all the popular games, including Fortnite and Grand Theft Auto 5. Trust me, you won't be able to find a better game than Kingdom Hearts.

I can't really say anything that hasn't already been said. It's far from flawless, but it's one of my all time favorite games with a moving storyline about the importance of your friends. There are sections of this game that will always make me cry when I play it, and I both hate and love it when a game can do that to me. If you haven't played the series and want to, make sure to play the first game AND Chain of Memories first. Things will make a lot more sense that way.

Highly underrated video game with a highly underrated plot, I love the way the Square Enix melded Final Fantasy, Disney and original characters effortlessly, what I like about this one more than the original, is the fact the first was mostly Sora's quest to find Kairi, but the second shows both sides of that continued saga, and it's a truly beautiful story, with beautiful animation, the game I have enjoyed most ever.

24 Undertale

This game is full of so many different surprises, and it's generally so fun! The boss fights are hard, but it's easy to get the hang of when you mentally remember the sequence. The characters are awesome, and there's clearly a difference between each character's personalities. Especially Toriel's mother-like appearance, Sans' humorous puns and chill attitude, Papyrus' 'NYEH HEH HEH' and love for spaghetti, and of course, various other characters too! I just love this game and the fandom as well. I would rather spend time mastering the boss fights than play with random people in Fortnite or CoD. I could just sit on my sofa all day playing this (and of course, Detarune). I. Love. It. <3

This game is awesome, it challenges every part of your typical RPG game. The music is breathtaking. Everything in this game seems almost perfect. The characters are fun and quirky, the world is cool and fun. It is better with a blind run, but even knowing what happens, it's a delight to play. Sure, it's memed a lot and the fanbase is somewhat bad. The actual game itself is something for the schoolbooks.

When I first played undertale, I didn't have the benefit of a blind playthrough. I already knew every plotpoint, and how it would happen. And I was still floored. The execution was amazing, the combat surprisingly detailed, and the drama and comedy were perfectly balanced. When I played, I would not have believed it was made by mostly one guy.

Undertale can serve as a lesson. A lesson that if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true. Anyone can tell you that you can do anything, but Toby Fox showed. Because of this game, I got inspired to work on my own game, and based on all the undertale fangames, I'm not the only one. So thank you Toby! Thank you for inspiring so many people! Thank you for making Undertale!

Also funny skeleton man makes puns that good

Honestly this is the best game I have ever played, and I have played a lot of games. I was reluctant at first because of the pixelated graphics ( I used to prefer 3d games) but it worked really well for the nostalgic story. It is a wonderful game and it is very replayable, because no matter what you do, there with be something different based off the route you take. In genocide, you get two crazy and insane boss fights, and in Pacifist, you get a beautiful heartfelt ending. Honestly, I expected it to be in the top ten, but the reputation of the fandom is holding it back.

25 Batman: Arkham City Batman: Arkham City Product Image

This is the game that started my love of games that weren't FIFA or Burnout. This spawned my addiction to video games so much that it made me a proper gamer- all because of this masterpiece.

I don't know how to describe this game and to persuade you to play it other than "If you don't, you'll regret it". The story is like a comic book movie on the level of Dark Knight and the gameplay makes you feel like you are wearing the cowl. And not to mention the boss fights which are imaginative and ingenious. Especially a certain one which has become one of the greatest boss fights in video game history (I won't spoil which one)

This is my all time favourite game and I have endless praise for it. Itself, and the other two Arkham games, are games you have to play before you die.

Even to this day Arkham City is my favorite video game of all time. The combat and the game to this day is amazing and made everything incredible of the Asylum 10 times better. I even got it on the remastered on the Xbox one for how good it is.

Either Nintendo is killing it, or everyone on this site is a hardcore Nintendo fan. Probably both. Anyway, Arkham City is a very good game. Music, combat, shadows/ lighting, character models and world design are all very good. The concept alone is fascinating: a prison city where inmates can do whatever they want inside. A few powerful inmates form gangs that control parts of the city and wage turf wars with each other. It's just a really good premise.

This has got to be one of if not the best video game ever made. The story is amazing, the sides missions could act as a whole other separate campaign, the villains or always memorable and great no matter how many times you play the game, and the combat is insane. Not to mention one of the best endings in a video game ever

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