The 10 best Mario games of all time

Whether offering fast cars or loaded guns, these are our favorite games like the Grand Theft Auto series

It's a-him, and these are the iconic plumber's greatest games.

Mario is the greatest video game icon of all time. Here are his top 10 adventures...

A bizarre yet charming spin on what Mario achieved on the N64, this GameCube great takes the icon on a lovely, eco-conscious holiday.

10. Super Mario Sunshine

Year: 2002
Platform(s): Gamecube, Switch (HD remaster)

Alright, so it doesn’t feature the iconic adult soup strainer version of Mario we all adore. Still, this classic SNES platformer gives the plumber a key role, and in Yoshi, the dino's greatest moment.

9. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

Year: 2002
Platform(s): SNES, GBA

A bumper Mario package that combines an awesome Wii U adventure with a sandbox spin-off that sees our hero take a few cues from Breath of the Wild.

8. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Year: 2002
Platform(s): SNES, GBA

After the slightly out there Sunshine, Nintendo blasted Mario back to stardom with this wonderful space adventure. A true intergalactic great.

7. Super Mario Galaxy

Year: 2007
Platform(s): Wii, Switch (HD remaster)

Featuring the reappearance of the beloved Tanooki suit, 3D Land brought Nintendo's iconic series back to basics, taking many cues from Super Mario 3.

6. Super Mario 3D Land

Year: 2013
Platform(s): 3DS

The game that invented the 3D platformer is still one of the greatest, most influential titles ever made.  25 years on, Mario 64 still feels wonderful to play. 

5. Super Mario 64

Year: 1996
Platform(s): N64, Switch (HD remaster)

4. Super Mario World

Year: 1990
Platform(s): SNES

A defining moment for Mario that introduced Yoshi while helping propel the Super Nintendo to huge success.

3. Super Mario Galaxy 2

Year: 2010
Platform(s): Wii

One of the greatest sequels ever made, Galaxy 2 proved even more inventive than the wonderful original. Turns out, adding Yoshi makes everything better.

An instant classic that introduced such iconic series staples as the world map and mid-bosses. A total triumph. 

2. Super Mario Bros. 3

Year: 1988
Platform(s): NES

The best Mario game ever is also the boldest. Thanks to sidekick Cappy, Mario controls like an ever evovling chameleon. A stone cold classic.

1. Super Mario Odyssey

Year: 2017
Platform(s): Switch

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