The 10 best video games of all time

Our picks of the very best games ever made. 

It's the big one. Join us, as we rank the 10 greatest video games of all time...

10. Metal Gear Solid

Stealth games existed before it, but the 1998 espionage adventure redefined the genre. Not only was MGS a watershed moment for the stealth genre, it's our favorite PS1 game ever. 

Year: 1998 | Developer: Konami

9. Super Mario 64

An inventive, wondrous adventure that redefined the way we play forever. Super Mario 64 did for 3D games what the original Super Mario Bros. did for side-scrolling platformers.

Year: 1996 | Developer: Nintendo EAD

8. The Last of Us

TLOU is thoughtful, emotive, and seamlessly blends engrossing narrative with high-action, gun-toting survival. Terrifyingly brilliant from start to finish. 

Year: 2013 | Developer: Naughty Dog


Beautifully simple and progressively challenging, Tetris is simply the most important, influential, and crucially, best puzzler of all time. 

Year: 1984 | Developer: Alexey Pajitnov and Vladimir Pokhilko

6. Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior

The quintessential fighting game that's inspired just about every beat 'em to grace a console, PC or arcade cabinet over the last three decades. A peerless masterpiece of the fighting genre. 

Year: 1991 | Developer: Capcom

5. Minecraft

An endlessly creative construction sandbox. If you can dream it, you can build it. It's impossible to imagine what the video game industry today would look like today without Minecraft.

Year: 2011 | Developer: Mojang

4. Half-Life 2

Half-Life 2 set a new, remarkably higher standard for all FPS games. The game that launched Steam has aged superbly thanks to tight combat, engrossing storytelling, and astute puzzle set-pieces. 

Year: 2004 | Developer: Valve

3. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

One of Nintendo's best-selling, most critically-acclaimed games ever, BotW ripped up the traditional Zelda script, giving players a freedom and agency never before seen in the series.

Year: 2017 | Developer: Nintendo EPD

2. Doom

Doom wasn't the first FPS, but it might be the most important. It's responsible for taking the shooter mainstream, and for delivering intensive action that still holds up today.

Year: 1993 | Developer: Id Software

1. Dark Souls

From cult classic, to sleeping giant, to one of the most influential action-RPGs of a generation, Dark Souls' path to mainstream recognition was as twisted as the beasts lurking in Lordran. The best, most brutal game ever made. 

Year: 2011 | Developer: FromSoftware

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