Top 10 Video Games of All Time

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Top 10 Videogames of All Time


This is it, the list few of you thought we’d dare to do.. Welcome to Watchmojo.com and today we’re concluding our series of the Best Video Games per Generation to bring you our picks for the Top 10 Video Games of All Time.

If you’ve been following Video Games per Generation series you’ll know that 50 games were selected as some of the best. But only 10 can make this list. In order for a game to qualify for best of all time, its needs to have made at least Rank 4 or higher in its respective generation list to get on here, so if you’re favorite didn’t make this list … that’s why.

Personal bias has no room here, get ready for the mother of all Video Game lists as we show off the industry’s finest accomplishments.

#10: “Goldeneye 007” (1997)


Just scraping into the opening slot is the movie tie in game that brought FPS multiplayer to the living room. Yet despite only having one analog stick and no online play its still holds out better than a lot of shooters to have come out since. With a strong single player campaign that’ll keep you coming back as you try to unlock the prestige 007 mode, and a multiplayer section which was amazingly added as an afterthought, Goldeneye is that one cartridge that you’ll never give away.

#9: “Resident Evil 4” (2005)


Ok so it’s actually the 6th game in the main series, but the beauty about this game is that you don’t need to have played the previous entries to know what’s going on. In fact, not knowing what’s going on is pretty much par for the course in Japanese games. Resident Evil 4 was a thrilling yet terrifying experience, from dealing with the psychotic infected villagers to creepy Regenerators. Fans like to hate on this game because of the sequels that followed, but for what this game is, there’s no denying how masterful it was put together.

#8: “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” (2011)


If there was one word we’d use to describe Skyrim it was be “massive”. This game goes out of its way to make sure everything is vast, from its open world, to its diverse skill tree, loads of quests, and plenty of customization options for your character. Plus, there are dragons. Big ones. Be careful not to get lost in this game, cause its easy to go wandering into a cavern full of giant spiders or mummified Draugers.

#7: “Mass Effect 2” (2010)


The Sci-fi epic that became the apex of what Western RPG’s could accomplish, The Mass Effect series drew inspiration from all the right places, with enough lore to rival Star Wars and Trek. The 2nd game used a concept first seen in Seven Samurai, where as Commander Shepard you travel various parts of the galaxy to recruit an team of memorable characters to save the galaxy in one of the greatest final missions ever created. Shepard’s story may be over, but we’ll never forget the incredible journey.

#6: “Portal 2” (2011)


First of all: “Cake” … now that we’ve gotten that out of the way we can say that no other game last generation brought more creative innovation than the Portal series. Portal 2 was everything a great sequel should be by giving us the well written humorous dialogue of GLaDOS and Wheatly, while also giving us the well crafted puzzle rooms to take on solo, or share the thinking challenge with a friend. It’s also a game that we can safely predict will age very well.

#5: “Chrono Trigger” (1995)


Square are indeed the JRPG kings with their Final Fantasy series, but their best work came with this time travelling epic. A master class of storytelling, the game is still as emotionally hard hitting as ever, and just like Mass Effect it too contains an iconic cast of memorable party members. Not to mention the game also comes with 13 endings, each of them as vastly different from one another. Some say Chrono Trigger is one of the best RPG’s of all time, we’re gonna go out on a limb and say IS the best RPG of all time.

#4: Super Mario World (1991)


Mario had a lot of games in contention for best of all time, with Super Mario Bros 3, and Galaxy 2 also eligible. But as the apex of 2D Platforming, Super Mario World know no equal. The 16-bit spites still look amazing today, and with the inclusion of multiple routes, secrets galore to discover, and 96 different exits to find there’s plenty more to come back to once you’ve defeated Bowser and saved the princess.

#3: “Half Life 2” (2004)


There are few games in history that still feel brand new a decade after they’ve been released. Yet Half Life 2’s revolutionary emphasis on physics based combat and puzzles still puts it leaps and bounds across most FPS’s today. Valve’s second game on this list really shows how the company has become true pioneers for gaming while still giving us amazing experiences, and yes we can see the irony of putting this series at number 3.

#2: “Tetris” (1984)


The game that’s over 30 years old yet is as addicting and challenging to play today as it was when it came out. There have been many variations throughout the years but its core gameplay remains the same as this Russian classic is still played by hundreds of thousands today. In fact it’s now the best sellinggame of all time, thanks to being so accessible that it can be played on almost any device with a screen and microchips. Tetris is a true timeless classic.

Before we get to the most iconic spot of all, lets have a look at some honorable mentions;

#1: “The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time” (1998)


We know this game is at the top of almost every other all time list out there, and believe me we tried to find a successor, but when comparing precise gameplay, revolutionary mechanics, well paced storylines, replay ability, fantastic level design, combat variety, and capturing the scope of an epic adventure, No other game has even come close to matching what Ocarina of Time has achieved. Weather you have your old N64 cartridge, digital version on the Virtual Console or taking it on the go with the 3DS remaster, this Nintendo masterpiece truly is the greatest game of all time.

Do you by any chance agree with our list? Be sure to let us know in comments section what some of your favorite games of all time are. And if you haven’t already be sure to check out our series of best video games per generation to see 40 other games that are also amazing, and for more definitive top 10’s published daily, be sure to Subscribe to Watchmojo.com
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