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Top 10 Video Games That’ll Stand The Test of Time!

VO: Dan Paradis
Script written by Sam Cossey No one can fully predict the future, but we have a good feeling that these titles will age like fine wines. Welcome to and today we’re counting down our picks for the Top 10 Video Games That’ll Stand the Test of Time! To have your ideas turned into a WatchMojo or MojoPlays video, head over to http://WatchMojo.comsuggest and get to it!

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Top 10 Games That Are Most Likely To Stand The Test Of Time

Some games will just never leave our hearts and minds. Welcome to and today we’ll be counting down the Top 10 Games that are most likely to stand the test of time.

For this list, we’re looking at the most recent video games to come out that we're sure will leave their mark on history for years to come. Bear in mind we will only be including games that came out in the last 10 years, so games like Tetris and Pac-Man that have already proven their timelessness will not be included.

#10: “Uncharted 2: Among Thieves” (2009)

There have been many games throughout the last few years that tried to create the video game equivalent of a hollywood blockbuster, and Uncharted 2 has remained a firm example of how to do it right. Not only were we given a story of epic proportions with one of gamings most loveable protagonists, but we were also treated to some of the most epic video game moments of all time. From the very opening with Nathan Drake hanging off that train cart, you are taken on an adventure that is one of the most rewarding to date.

#9: “Super Mario Galaxy 2” (2010)

This world famous plumber has been on many adventures in the 30 plus years he’s been around, and his escapades in the vast reaches of space are some of his best . While Mario's first galactic adventure was a grand and fresh experience, his second adventure was refined and gave players more of what they loved. With new-mind bending platforming, a range of unique power ups at our disposal, and the return of everyone's favourite green dinosaur Yoshi, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is truly out of this world.

#8: “Batman: Arkham City” (2011)

When it comes to the super-hero games of today, the Arkham series stands out as a true example of excellence in gameplay and design. Moving forward from the terrific Arkham Asylum, we got to see Batman plunge even further into the mad house, with the streets of Gotham opening up to us, allowing players to strike even more fear into the criminals of the night. With both old and new villains making memorable appearances, we were also given an array of new gadgets, as well as more of the incredible combat and stealth gameplay we've come to expect from this series.

#7: “The Last of Us” (2013)

This is certainly not the happiest story to come out of video games, but it’s undoubtedly one of the most moving. While “The Last of Us” is much more shocking and disturbing than Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series, it’s arguably their finest achievement. The game takes us on a long and near-hopeless journey where Joel and Ellie must survive and fight against those that prey on the weak, whether they be alive or undead. From the stellar story, to the character development, to the tense combat and gameplay, it’s a title that’ll have you on the edge of your seat one moment and in tears the next.

#6: “Minecraft” (2011)

If there’s one game in recent memory that has encouraged players to use their imagination, it’s Minecraft. It’s no understatement to say this game of digging, collecting, and crafting has left a huge impression on both gamers and creators alike. While the game may not provide you with any set goals, it does give you an entire world that you are free to make your own. Whether you're just hanging out with your friends or constructing the ultimate home, there’s always something to be made with just a few blocks and a little creativity.

#5: “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” (2017)

The Zelda series has received an incredible amount of praise over its long lifespan. Always managing to push the boundaries of its gameplay, its story, and its environments. Breath of the Wild is no exception, winning game of the year in 2017 and being hailed by many as the series best title. Harkening back to Zelda's roots while still bringing with it plenty of new tricks, we got to explore the lands of Hyrule like never before. With complete and total freedom to go wherever you want, and new equipment like the Sheikah Slate and the paraglider at your disposal, gamers are lucky to have experienced the hero of time’s most expansive and challenging journey to date. This is the way The Legend of Zelda was always meant to be.

#4: “The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt” (2015)

This one might take you a while to get through, but fortunately, that’s not much of an issue. As the third entry in Geralt of Rivia's tale, it's evident that CD Projekt RED pulled out all the stops to make this game an epic conclusion to the series. With probably the most open and lifelike fantasy world we’ve ever seen, you’ll have your hands full as you slay deadly beasts, explore every corner of the land, and undertake an insane amount of in depth side-quests. Add in the robust combat system, massive environments, and an unforgettable cast of characters, and you have a game that is sure to be talked about for years to come.

#3: “Portal 2” (2011)

This series is certainly one of the most recognized video game properties in recent years, and it’s easy to see why. Utilizing the iconic portal gun once again, your mission to escape the test labs of Aperture Science is made even more insane this time around thanks to the return of the rogue Ai that is GLaDOS. Not only did we get even more complex and imaginative puzzles to solve, but they required we use new mechanics like an array of Gels and the Hard Light Bridge. And for the first time, we got to experience Co-op play, adding a new dimension of fun to the mix. Coupled with the snarky and hilarious dialogue, all that’s missing from this game is some cake.

#2: “Mario Kart 8” (2014)

When Mario's not trying to get the princess back, you can expect to see him on the race track with the rest of the gang in the mushroom kingdom. Over the years, the series has certainly built upon what has worked in previous instalments. With Mario Kart 8, there’s a racing experience that applies to both casual and hardcore players, expanding and improving on nearly every aspect of the titles before it. With even more insane tracks introduced thanks to the game’s new anti-gravity mechanics, as well as past favourite tracks making a return, it's a game that has proven to be the ultimate competitive experience for you and your friends. Oh, and it might just ruin those friendships.

#1: “Journey” (2012)

Like any great work of art, it helps to leave a lasting impression on the viewer. So it’s safe to say that this masterpiece from the same minds behind Flower have created something that is visually and emotionally stunning. As you venture towards the light atop the mountain, you’ll take in all the beauty and wonder found within each environment. Everything from the way your character moves across the sand, to the random player interactions, to the inspiring soundscape provides us with a complete experience that needs to be played to truly appreciate.

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