30 Best Games Of All Time

Here are our top picks for the best video games of all time.

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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