31 Best Video Games According To “Metacritic”

These games cover a wide range of genres, including action, adventure, FPS, puzzle-solving, platformer, sports, RPGs, and others.

Take a look at Metacritic’s list of the best gaming years.

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

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)

Source: www.metacritic.com

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