Best Video Games of All Time

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Regardless of genre, platform, and age; these are the greatest video games ever created.

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Even though I'm only 12, I can still say that this game is indeed, the best video game ever! The game is very long, so you like never get bored of it. Plus, it's got many cleverly thought out puzzles that are fun to solve, ^^ lastly, the atmosphere is amazing! Very, very well made game!

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 apriciate 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

You know, Call Of Duty and Halo DO require skill. You don't simply run in and shoot, as you will be massacred (unless you are playing on the lowest difficulty/2nd lowest in some cases). Try a Call of Duty game on hardened or veteran difficulty or a halo game on legendary or heroic. Sure, there is no puzzle solving in it, but that's not for these 2 iconic first person shooters. 2 completely different genres. Not hating on this game, as I have never played it. Might try it out on an emulator sometime
- Ballistc

One of the few games I still play and by far the best. Tomb Raider was good but nothing like this beast. - tenthsage

I hate this list so much

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2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

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. =D
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! ;D

Best... Game... Ever... There is no way anything can possibly change my opinion of this game. That is, until they come out with the next Smash Bros. Game.

SSBB is my stress reliever and my life. The multiplayer's awesome, and the Subspace Emissary lasts for an impressive 9 hours.

Nintendo took down Project M. - NailgunJesus

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3 Minecraft

Minecraft inspires creativity. Minecraft has EVERYTHING. It has rpg elements, it has fighting, it has the undead, it has building, it has farming, it has exploration, it has survival, it has horror, and most importantly, it has an amazing online multiplayer mode. One thing I personally love about it is the retro graphics. This game is easy to get, and it's easy to pick up and play. This game is simply perfect.

Some people hate it because of the graphics, but they don't realize the creators intended for it to be blocky. It gives Minecraft it's own style, and it's very easy to build with.

This has to be the greatest video game of all time because it allows you to create your inner self. It is the best selling video game of all time, excluding Tetris. Heck, you can even make a version of Tetris in Minecraft using command blocks. In fact, almost any game can be made in Minecraft, including Chess, Duck Hunt, Team Fortress 2, and Super Mario Bros.

The Vanilla game is an experience you will have a hard time finding reasons to ignore. Say you want to build a giant fort out of emeralds, iron, and gold. Or you can make a crappy hut made of dirt, wooden planks, and cobwebs but has a secret layer underneath. You can fit a scale model of the PLANET 7 times in Minecraft! Or, you can replicate your entire country, state, or province. You can make a fort and create booby traps for incoming zombies, skeletons, spiders, and of course, the dreaded creeper. That's why Minecraft is AMAZING: you can do ANYTHING you want. There are no rules, no limitations, and no restrictions. You ...more

Start out in single player creative for some true fun and to escape the fanbase until you know how to deal with them. Usually by playing on underrated servers. - MChkflaguard_Yt

Minecraft, the best game ever. On Minecraft you can do basically what ever you want. You can make a house, you can make a building. You can mine for the greatest Jewels and craft it with anything. Craft a pic axe to go mining. Craft a sword to fight off the monsters of the night. You can discover an abandon mine, Find lava or water. Craft an axe to chop up wood and make a house. Make what ever your imagination takes you. Craft a shovel to dig, Craft a hoe to make a farm. Collect resources to live. Mine redstone to make a machine, make a door bell or even a light bulb. Make a portal to another world. Discover new thing in the another world (the nether) or even in the real world. Kill monsters to brew new potions to heal or die. Make an enchanting table to enchant your tools to mine faster, dig faster, chop faster or make your sword more damage. Make armor to protect you, also enchant it for greater protection. Make anything with the best Jewels you mine. Have a pet animal including ...more

Oh god it's another crazy kid.

In Minecraft, you CANNOT do quests, missions, etc

In Minecraft you CANNOT create your own type of creature

In Minecraft you CANNOT do live action speech, not text, speech

List goes on - IAmNotARobot

My kids love this game I get so addicted to it if they sleep on their pillows and have turkey dinner now

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4 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Laugh out loud its not even out yet but I know that this game will obliterate any other video game so that's why I'm casting my vote now because this game will be the best and there is no doubt in my mind that it will be amazing. No matter what anyone says. - Rando

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.

This game is too epic to even be released to the general game public. Though it will be released (on an EPIC date: 11-11-11) soon, we already know that it is the best game ever made, and will be untill another new Elder Scrolls game will come out.

I don't like this game, they should've kept the combat like Morrowind where you missed every single hit if you did not specialize. - NailgunJesus

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5 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas

Best game of all time with best features and even though mediocre graphics still enough for everyones liking.

The graphics are "mediocre" because the game was released in 2004. These were great back then. - Verderame

You'd have to be mad not to love this game, in San Best Grand Theft Auto and in my opinion, best game of all time.
Get it. Eight years late? Mate this game will last a century.

This is THE game. I can assure you that hundreds of thousands players still play this awesome game. You can virtually do anything. The missions are fun. There is multiplayer available for download(mta.com. THIS IS THE BEST GAME.

The best grand theft auto ever made, the graphics are amazing (for when it was relased) and the story line is amazing, better then Grand Theft Auto 5

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6 Super Mario 64

Who the hell thinks tomb raider deserves such a high place on this list. Mario kicks tomb raider's ass. - Clive888

This game is a classic! No one can forget this game. The stars, the levels, the Bowser bosses. This game is awesome! This is my favorite game and it always will be!

Why on earth is this game not higher on the list? Its way better than Call of Duty 4

BEST GAME EVER! - ShaunFan04

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7 Red Dead Redemption

By far the most fun I've had in a video game. Other than MW2 and Skyrim Nothing comes close.

It won Game of the Year but it is still underrated. The story is absolutely amazing and actually covers a lot of life morals like racism, family, freedom, etc. Multiplayer never gets old too. Still an active game years after its release. - Riz123

11? Hell this should be in the top 5 at least. This game has a amazing story with characters that will stick to you till the end. The environment is beautiful and has so many things to do. Look I can go on forever about how great this game is and how no other game can touch its amazing story.

Best rockstar game ever! - Fullwalking2

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8 Grand Theft Auto V

This game is awesome everything about it! I don't know where to start so I won't! I love this game.

Why the heck isn't this #1 yet!? Grand Theft Auto V truly lived up to the hype, and deserves the title BEST GAME EVER MADE. I can say as a person who thought Grand Theft Auto games were as mainstream as Call of Duty and didn't play them that Grand Theft Auto V is truly a game unlike any other, and is and will be the best game for a very long time

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!

You will never get bored. There are almost no limitations. Mods,DLCs,easter eggs, and a huge map to explore. Always new content. In my opinion Grand Theft Auto V is the best game ever created in this period of time.

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9 Super Mario Bros.

This is worth of number one. It was the game that ended a video game crash and recreated the whole concept of video games. It also is the second best selling all time video game. It basically started the platform genre and should be recognized for it's absolute brilliance. - Clive888

I don't care how advanced video games get, this one started it all. This game saved Nintendo from near bankruptcy and kicked off one of the greatest series of all time.

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!

Nothing can beat this game

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10 Halo 3

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 ...more

I have more great memories playing this game, with and without friends, single player or multiplayer, than any other game I've ever played. The only con I can think of was that fact that the story was a bit... Rushed, but that's only because Microsoft forced Halo 2 out of the gates before the campaign was done, so they had to cram it all into 3. Amazing game overall.

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.

This Game makes Zelda Orcarina of Time look like a sissy. I would like to see Master Chief stab Link with an energy sword and then teabag his elf looking ass.

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The Newcomers

? Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
? Mischief Makers

The Contenders

11 Mass Effect 2

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.

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.

BEST story, great graphics, great gameplay... What else do you need. For me this will always be the best game ever made.

Despite a depressing lack of the Mako(say what you want about it. I enjoy blowing up Armatures with it) this is still an excellent game.

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12 Half Life 2

Why is tomb raider in first place?
It only has a girl with huge boobs

you already paid 'half life' when you play Half-Life.. - faizzent

Absolute awesome gameplay, it is a must play game and very historical for all the futerer ego shooter games!

Your favorite FPS Game of the 2000s! This game is great! - Fullwalking2

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13 The Last of Us

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.

I'm surprised this game isn't higher on the list, the graphics are superb, the storyline is amazing and The characters are incredibly deep and believable. Should be on the top 5 at least.

This Game gets everything perfect.

In the almost 20 years I've been on this earth, no game has as much of an effect on me than this one did. Just about flawless game. The PS4 remaster really did it justice. Top 5 all time game stories for sure up there with the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Bioshock ( Infinite or 1, it always changes for me).

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14 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

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.

YOUNG LINK 4 SMASH!

Best game of all time, not to mention the best atmosphere in any video game. It has a mysterious vibe and shows Nintendo is willing to show for a more mature audience.

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.

Wow. You said everything I would think about this game. I just LOVE this game. The remake is good too. - MaxPap

When we come together to decide on the best video games of all time, do people even consider brilliant exploration mechanics and original atmosphere? Majora's Mask is a complete dream, its both childlike magical world to explore and deep psychological themes reach people of all ages.

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15 Grand Theft Auto IV

I really hated the dull, trashy and boring outlook of Grand Theft Auto 4's Liberty city. The sky looks too grey and too dark that we can almost see nothing what is going on. It also had one of the most overrated storyline ever and Niko was so boring. Grand Theft Auto 4 fanboys are even worse. They call this is best because it so realistic and bashes games like Grand Theft Auto 5! lol! Realism is boring. We play video games for entertainment not to get bored by it. To escape the from the pressures of real life we play video games for fun. So what is the point of a realistic game? In my opinion it was one of the downgrades of Grand Theft Auto 4. I even enjoyed Grand Theft Auto 3 more than this. And Vice City was the best and kicks Grand Theft Auto 4's ass any day. Tommy Vercetti was way better and more memorable than Niko Bellic. For me, Grand Theft Auto 4 sucks and is my least favourite n the series. Again I am just expressing my opinion.

Playing Grand Theft Auto 4 feels like if we are watching a day of the foreign country. Video game city has never been that alive before

Awesome Game. I just love the Grand theft Auto series.
All other games were Awesome, And Grand Theft Auto IV was the awesomest.
But that main drawback was that It need a whole lot of hardware to run. I can't play that on my PC. In my opinion, Grand Theft Auto V is gonna be awesome and I HOPE I will require much less hardware.. Rockstar for the win

Grand Theft Auto 4 fanboys are too much obsessed with ratings. Judge the game for yourself and not by ratings. And you will see why Grand Theft Auto 4 sucked.

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16 Final Fantasy VII

While both Ocarina of Time and Tomb Raider (1) are exceptional, it has to be said that the depth, ingenuity and imagination that went into creating Final Fantasy VII puts it leagues beyond its' opposition.

the first game that I actuly played seriously(i was only like 7 though). it was fun, exciting and lasted for many long hours of play. sure the graphics are bad, but the amazing gameplay makes up for it - lezakattack

Greatest PS1 game, greatest RPG, and just too much awesomeness to put into words. Best game ever, but Ocarina of Time is excellent as well. - GregRock

Its just mad inneh

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17 Super Smash Bros. Melee

By far the most ingeniously developed multiplayer fighting game. With a blend of characters all across the Nintendo universe, and a nigh flawless fighting system, this game belongs on just about any top ten list.

Best game ever. Invested TONS of hours in this game. All but laughs at the end of every session. There are some games that hold good memories, but Melee is the one that sticks out.

This game is my childhood. I remember when I finally beat the last event match I was stocked out of my mind. This game is the best in the series and is one of the best multiplayers of all time. Nothing can compare to the sheer beauty of beating the other players off the screen. It is safe to say friendships have been lost over this game :D.

My favorite game of all time

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18 Portal 2

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. - StormingShadow

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 sir, is a true masterpiece. This game has story, Easter eggs, humor, and even a scare factor! There are only 5 characters in this game and 3 of them do not even talk! This game has brought me SO MUCH LOVE! It has a beautiful story, amazing songs (even if there are only 4), and best of all, the best character in gaming EVER: GLaDOS!

Easly top 5

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19 Batman: Arkham City

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.

It's the best game ever I have pass the story like 20 times because I am a huge batman fan also who don't want to be in arkham city kicking asses end being untouchable because of martial arts

What? What? What? What? What? What? What? Why isn't this number 5?

For the love of God, Batman : Arkham City really deserves to be in the top 5. The story is incredible, the map is big, the gameplay is so good, and, of course, the voice acting from Kevin Conroy and Mark Hammil are INCREDIBLE. If you never played this game, than you must do it. It's a piece of art, a game perfection, and my favorite game of all time.

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20 Fallout 3

This is the best game I have ever played. You can easily spend 200 hours in this game and still not. Done everything there is to do. I love the VATS gameplay, the story is very good. The graphics almost look real! I know this game came out like I don't know like five years ago I think? But it's still very good. In fact, at the time that It came out, it was the biggest video game world ever. I also love the amount of outcomes and paths you can go with in this game, there are so many possible endings, and also, if you have the broken steel add on, then the game never ends. It's like usually you die but if you have the broken steel add on then it's like the explosion made you go into a coma and you wake up 2 weeks later. I mean there are so many different paths, you can choose to go with the enclave, the brotherhood of steel, Reilly's rangers, the outcasts, and so many over groups you can choose to work with, or you can play the game solo. It is also free roam, so aside from the main ...more

Put more than 500 hours at least on this game. It's my favorite video game no doubt. I also like Oblivion and Morrowind and New Vegas and Skyrim... Man Bethesda wins! - TheCamoGhost

Placement does not matter, this game is my favorite of all time. Let's hope that Fallout 4 will be just as good, I would say better, but I don't know how it could be.

I have SO MANY HOURS in this game and I still play it today and constantly find more to do and new things evertime I play. This will always be my favorite game of all time. - Cosmic558

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