The Legend of Zelda
Nintendo's flagship fantasy action-adventure series created by Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka in 1985, the Zelda series is the source of many revolutionary gameplay conventions, and continues to be one of the most popular and critically acclaimed video game franchises of all time.
Contains 37 games
First appeared in The Legend of Zelda
Known as Samurai Spirits in Japan, Samurai Shodown is an SNK fighting game.
Contains 18 games
First appeared in Samurai Shodown
The Mortal Kombat series, and its many games, continues to deliver gruesome fighting action to its fans.
Contains 23 games
First appeared in Mortal Kombat
Grand Theft Auto
Grand Theft Auto is a sandbox-violence game, that has drawn attention all over the world, and has pretty much become one of the most noticeable criminal-sandbox franchises ever.
Contains 15 games
First appeared in Grand Theft Auto
Tactical, Espionage, Action. A revered and long-running series directed by Hideo Kojima.
Contains 31 games
First appeared in Metal Gear
Originally debuting as a popular real-time strategy series, the Warcraft franchise is now the home to the world's most popular online RPG.
Contains 17 games
First appeared in Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
The Metroid series follows the missions of Samus Aran--a bounty hunter for the Galactic Federation--as she explores the galaxy fighting off Space Pirates and a variety of other enemies.
Contains 16 games
First appeared in Metroid
The franchise that defined the Xbox, Halo contains some of the most popular games ever released. The Halo FPS titles are revered for their excellent gamepad control and high-quality online multiplayer. The franchise now contains novels, soda tie-ins, an RTS spin-off, toys, and more.
Contains 14 games
First appeared in Halo: Combat Evolved
Mario, Nintendo's mascot, has been around for over 30 years and still stars in many games, saving Princess Peach from Bowser's numerous plots. Mario is the best selling video game franchise of all time, with an estimated 200 million Mario games sold world-wide.
Contains 207 games
First appeared in Donkey Kong
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