You can make a list of the best games depending on many aspects from the most selling games to basing it on a specific genre or platform. But regardless of any genre, platform, and age, we have created a list of our own that we think are some of the best games ever created.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Considered as the greatest game designed ever by many, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time released in November 1998. The action-adventure game was developed and published by Nintendo for the platform Nintendo 64. The game is equally popular among video game lovers and critics. Renowned for being virtually flawless, it is the first Zelda game to feature 3D graphics. The plot summary goes something like this, Link is tricked by the King of the Gerudo Thieves Ganondorf. Link is used by the evil King to gain access to the Sacred Realm and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland. Now Link is determined to fix the problems he helped to create. So, he travels through time and gathers the powers of the Seven Sages with the help of Rauru.
2. Super Mario World
Considered one of the greatest video games of all time, Super Mario World was released in 1990. It was developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES) platform. This game is often considered as the best game of the Mario series. The game is also the best-selling SNES game, selling over 20 million copies worldwide. The Mario World games always have been one of the favorites among the game lovers. You probably already know this but still here is the plot summary, after Super Mario Bros. 3 Mario and his brother Luigi goes to a place called Dinosaur Land. Suddenly Princess Toadstool disappears from the while brothers Mario and Luigi were resting. Mario and Luigi find out that it was the evil Bowser and his children, the Koopalings. And they set out to save the princess and the dinosaur island with the help of Yoshi, a young dinosaur of the island.
Even you are not a huge video games fan, you must have played Tetris at least once in your life. The famous puzzle game is created by the Soviet Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. The game first arrived on June 6, 1984. It became the most popular game when it came in the handheld version for the Game Boy, launched in 1989. The first entertainment software to be exported from the Soviet Union to the United States, Tetris was published by Spectrum HoloByte for the Commodore 64 and IBM PC. You can find a version of Tetris on nearly every video game console and computer operating system, as well as on devices such as graphing calculators, mobile phones, portable media players, even on non-media products like oscilloscopes. Tetris has been ranked as the Greatest Game of All Time many times. It also became the best selling paid-downloaded game of all time by selling more than 170 million copies, an estimated 70 million physical copies, and over 100 million copies for cell phones. Who knew stacking blocks could be this addictive. It is said that being addictive to Tetris can also have some health benefits like cravings control and PTSD prevention.
Minecraft is considered as one of the games that bring out the creativity of the players’. It is created by Swedish game developer Markus Persson and released by Mojang in 2011. The game allows the players to use a variety of different blocks to build structures. There are other activities in the game like exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Minecraft has received many critical acclaims and accolades and has won numerous awards over the years. There is a Minecraft Education Edition, which has been used in educational environments. Minecraft has sold over 154 million copies by late 2018, across all platforms. Which made it the second best-selling video game of all time. There’s also a spin-off game named Minecraft: Story Mode. By mid-2018, the game attracted some 91 million active players monthly.
5.The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
One of the most thrilling games ever is The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The game was developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks and considered as one of the best games ever created. The fifth main instalment in The Elder Scrolls series was released worldwide on November 11, 2011, for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. The game’s story revolves around the player character’s who has to defeat a dragon who is prophesied to destroy the world named Alduin. Set 200 years after the events of Oblivion, the game takes place in the northernmost province of Tamriel, Skyrim. Over the course of the game develops the character. The game allows the player to travel anywhere in the game world at any time, and also ignore or postpone the main storyline indefinitely.
6. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is one of the most highly rated games of all time. Among one of the best sports games of all time, this game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision and was first released in 2000 for the PlayStation. Later it was released on many platforms including Nintendo 64, and Xbox and Mac OS. Though Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 uses the same game engine as its first instalment, the graphics and the gameplay has been largely improved in this series. It was critically acclaimed after its release and it’s also the highest-rated sports video game. The game is undoubtedly very addictive and its large environments, detailed graphics, and punk/hip-hop soundtrack definitely grab its attention.
Portal was created by Valve Corporation in 2007. In its debut year, it was released for Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in a bundle package called The Orange Box. Portal is not like any other puzzle game. The game is filled with memorable characters and enduring moments. The player has to solve the puzzle by teleporting its character by the Aperture Science Handheld Portal Device or the Portal gun. The player is challenged and taunted by an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS. Portal is recognized as one of the most original games. The unique gameplay and dark story with a humorous series of dialogue has been praised by the gamers. Portal is considered to be as one of the greatest video games of all time.
This first-person shooter has inspired many games over the years. The game is by id Software and was released in 1993 for MS-DOS. Doom is considered not only one of the greatest games of all time but also one of the most influential games. Within two years of its release, an estimated 15–20 million people were playing the game. Doom and its follow-up instalments have ported to numerous platforms. In this game, players assume the role of an unnamed space marine, fighting his way through hordes of invading demons from Hell. Over the years Doom has become a phenomenon, introducing frenzied multiplayer deathmatches to player-led mods that can alter or completely overhaul a game’s look and feel to millions of gamers.
Super Metroid is more than often credited for establishing the Metroidvania subgenre and for inspiring other games within the genre. The game was published in 1994 and is developed by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is based on exploration, with the player searching for power-ups. That would be used to reach previously inaccessible areas. New concepts such as the inventory screen, an automap, and the ability to fire in all directions also feature to the series. The game was critically acclaimed and earned a lot of praises especially for its puzzle-solving atmosphere, gameplay, music and graphics. The game holds the ability to consistently invite the player to be curious.
The arcade game was released in 1980 and is designed by Toru Iwatani and published by Namco and Midway Games. Pac-Man has been regarded as one of the greatest and most influential video games of all time. It is often credited for establishing the maze chase genre. Pac-Man has become an iconic social phenomenon and from 1980s popular culture. One of the highest-grossing video games of all time, Pac-Man have generated more than $2.5 billion in quarters by 1990 and all versions of the game have earned an estimated $12 billion in revenue. Pac-Man is among the longest-running video game franchises inspiring sequels, cereals, crappy pop songs, cartoons, and more. Pac-Man is definitely one of the greatest games of all time.