30 Of The Best Video Games Of All Time

Even though a lot of time has passed, some games have earned their place in history and should be praised for what they’ve accomplished (on top of still being great games). Here are the top 30 games of all time, starting with number 30 without further ado.


31. Super Mario Bros.

Release Date: September 13, 1985
Genre: Platformer
Game Modes: Single-Player, Two-Player
Metacritic Score: 84 (Gameboy Advance, Nintendo Switch)

30. Fallout 3

Release Date: Oct. 28, 2008
Genre: FPS, RPG
Game modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 91 (PC), 90 (PlayStation 3), 93 (Xbox 360)


29. Resident Evil 4

Release Date: January 11, 2005
Genre: Action, Third-Person Shooter
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic: 96 (GameCube), 96 (PlayStation 2)

28. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Release Date: March 24, 2003
Genre: Action-adventure
Game Modes: Single-player
Metacritic: 96 (GameCube), 90 (Wii U)

27. Super Mario Galaxy 2

Release Date: May 23, 2010
Genre: Platformer
Game Modes: Single-player, Multiplayer (Up to 2)
Metacritic: 97 (Wii)

26. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare


Release Date: November 5, 2007
Genre: First-person shooter
Game modes: Single-player, online multiplayer, local multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 92 (PC), 94 (PS3), 94 (Xbox 360)

25. Grand Theft Auto 5

Release Date: September 17, 2013
Genre: Sandbox, Action
Game Modes: Single-player, Multiplayer
Metacritic: 97 (Xbox 360), 97 (Xbox One), 79 (Xbox Series X|S), 97 (PS3), 97 (PS4), 82 (PS5), 96 (PC)

24. Super Smash Bros. Melee

Release Date: December 2, 2001
Genre: Platform Fighting Game
Game modes: Single-Player, Multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 92 (GameCube)

23. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Release Date: November 17, 2004
Genre: Action, Stealth
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic: 94 (PS2)


22. Silent Hill 2

Release Date: Sept 24, 2001
Genre: Survival Horror
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic: 89 (PS2), 84 (XBOX)

21. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim

Release Date: Nov. 11, 2011
Genre: Action-adventure, RPG, Fantasy
Game modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 94 (PC), 92 (PS3), 96 (Xbox 360)

20. Metroid Prime

Release Date: November 17, 2002
Genre: Action adventure
Game modes: Single-player
Metacritic Score: 97 (GameCube)

19. World of Warcraft

Release Date: November 23, 2004
Genre: MMO
Game Modes: Always Online Multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 93 (PC)

18. Halo 3

Release Date: September 25, 2007
Genre: First-person shooter
Game modes: Single-player, online multiplayer, local multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 94 (Xbox), 88 (PC)

17. Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Release Date: November 21, 1998
Genre: Action Adventure
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 99 (Nintendo 64), 94 (3DS)

16. Half-Life 2

Release Date: November 16, 2004
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 96 (PC

15. Dark Souls

Release Date: September 22, 2011
Genre: Action RPG, Soulslike
Game Modes: Single-Player, Online Multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 89 (Xbox 360), 89 (PS3), 85 (PC)

14. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Release Date: March 20, 1997
Genre: Platformer
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 93 (PS1), 89 (Xbox 360), 74 (PS4), 88 (iOS)

13. Street Fighter 2

Release Date: February 6, 1991
Genre: Fighting Game
Game modes: Multiplayer

12. Red Dead Redemption 2

Release Date: October 26, 2018
Genre: Action, adventure
Game Modes: Single-player, online multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 93 (PC), 97 (Xbox One), 97 (PS4)

11. Minecraft

Release Date: Nov. 18, 2011
Genre: Simulation, World building
Game modes: Single-Player, Online Multiplayer
Metacritic Score: 93 (PC)

10. Shadow of the Colossus

Release Date: October 18, 2005
Genre: Action Adventure
Game Modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 91 (PS2)

9. Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green

Release Date: September 7, 2004
Genre: RPG
Game modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 81 (“Fire Red,” GBA), 81 (“Leaf Green,” GBA)

8. Chrono Trigger

Release Date: March 11, 1995
Genre: JRPG
Game modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 92 (DS)

7. Final Fantasy 7

Release Date: September 3, 1997
Genre: JRPG
Game modes: Single-player
Metacritic Score: 92 (PlayStation), 81 (Switch), 77 (iOS)

6. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

<!– /wp:paragraph –Release Date: November 21, 1992
Genre: Platformer
Game modes: Single-player, local multiplayer

5: Super Metroid

Release Date: March 19, 1994
Genre: Action-Adventure, Platformer
Game Modes: Single-Player

4: Portal 2

Release Date: April 18, 2011
Genre: FPS, Puzzle
Game modes: Single-Player, Two player Co-op
Metacritic Score: 95 (PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

3. The Last of Us

Release Date: June 14, 2013
Genre: Action, Survival Horror
Game Modes: Single-Player, Competitive Multiplayer
Metacritic: 95 (PS3), 95 (PS4)

2. Breath of the Wild

Release Date: March 3, 2017
Genre: Action-adventure, RPG
Game modes: Single-Player
Metacritic Score: 97 (Switch)


1. Super Mario 64

Release Date: September 26, 1996
Genre: Platformer
Game Modes: Single-player
Metacritic: 94 (N64)

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