Top 50: Greatest Video Games of All Time

Pretty Simple, the 50 Best Games of all time. The top half of my top 100 games list, these games are basically what i consider the peak of gaming. When i'm feeling too lazy to update that one, i turn to this one instead

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  • Release: 1998

    Developer: Grezzo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Eiji Aonuma, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube, Nintendo 64, Wii, iQue Player

  • Release: 1994

    Developer: Square, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Series: Final Fantasy

    Designers: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yoshitaka Amano, Yoshinori Kitase, Nobuo Uematsu, Hiroyuki Ito, + more

    Publisher: Square Enix, Nintendo, Square Electronic Arts, Square, Sony Computer Entertainment

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii, PlayStation, Game Boy Advance

  • Release: 1994

    Developer: Intelligent Systems, Nintendo Research & Development 1

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

    Series: Metroid

    Designers: Yoshio Sakamoto, Makoto Kano, Gunpei Yokoi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Wii

  • Release: 1999

    Developer: Square

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Designers: Masato Kato, Yasuyuki Honne, Ryosuke Aiba, Hiromichi Tanaka, Nobuteru Yūki, + more

    Publisher: Square Electronic Arts, Square

    Platform: PlayStation

    Sequels: Chrono Trigger

  • Release: 1991

    Developer: Nintendo, Capcom, Flagship, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Wii

  • Soulcalibur

    Release: 1998

    Developer: Namco, Project Soul

    Genres (Video game): Action game, Fighting game

    Series: Soul

    Designers: Hiroaki Yotoriyama

    Publisher: Namco Bandai Games, Namco

    Platform: Dreamcast, Xbox 360, Namco System 12

  • Release: 2002

    Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development, Nintendo Research & Development 1, Retro Studios

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game, Graphic adventure game, First-person Shooter

    Series: Metroid

    Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube, Wii

  • Release: 1998

    Developer: Sega Sports R&D, Team Andromeda

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Publisher: Sega

    Platform: Sega Saturn

  • Release: 1995

    Developer: Square, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Designers: Masato Kato, Takashi Tokita, Noriko Matsueda, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yasunori Mitsuda

    Publisher: Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Square

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation 3, Nintendo DS, PlayStation

  • Release: 1990

    Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Platform game

    Series: Mario Series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo, Mattel

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Mega Drive, Wii, Game Boy Advance

    Sequels: Super Mario Bros. 3

  • Release: 2002

    Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Success, Bluepoint Games, Konami

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Stealth game

    Series: Metal Gear

    Designers: Hideo Kojima

    Publisher: Konami

    Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox

    Sequels: Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes, Metal Gear Solid: Integral

  • Release: 2006

    Developer: Nintendo, 1-UP Studio, HAL Laboratory, Nintendo Software Planning and Development

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Series: EarthBound series

    Designers: Shigesato Itoi, Satoru Iwata

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Game Boy Advance

    Sequels: EarthBound

  • Release: 2007

    Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game

    Series: Mario Series, Super Mario Galaxy series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Nintendo 64, Wii, 64DD

  • Release: 2002

    Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube

  • Release: 1999

    Developer: tri-Crescendo, tri-Ace, Tose Co., Ltd.

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Designers: Yoshiharu Gotanda

    Publisher: Square Enix, Enix

    Platform: PlayStation Portable, PlayStation

    Sequels: Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

  • Developer: Konami

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Series: Castlevania

    Designers: Michiru Yamane, Koji Igarashi

    Publisher: Konami

    Platform: Xbox 360, Sega Saturn, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation

  • Release: 2011

    Developer: Valve Corporation

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Platform game

    Series: Portal series, Half-Life

    Publisher: Valve Corporation

    Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Macintosh

    Game Engine: Source Engine

    Sequels: Portal

  • Release: 2005

    Developer: Team Ico

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Action game

    Designers: Fumito Ueda, Kō Ōtani

    Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

    Platform: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2

  • Release: 2007

    Developer: Valve Corporation

    Genres (Video game): Puzzle game, Platform game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    Series: Portal series, Half-Life

    Publisher: Valve Corporation, Microsoft Studios

    Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Mac OS, PlayStation 3, Macintosh

    Game Engine: Source Engine

  • Release: 1988

    Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Platform game

    Series: Mario Series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayChoice-10, Wii, Game Boy Advance

    Sequels: Super Mario Bros. 2

  • Release: 2000

    Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Eiji Aonuma, Takaya Imamura, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Wii, Nintendo 64, GameCube

  • Release: 2006

    Developer: HexaDrive, Ready at Dawn, Clover Studio

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    Designers: Hideki Kamiya

    Publisher: Capcom

    Platform: PlayStation 2, Wii

  • Release: 2010

    Developer: Nintendo EAD Tokyo

    Genres (Video game): Platform game

    Series: Mario Series, Super Mario Galaxy series

    Designers: Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Wii

    Sequels: Super Mario Galaxy

  • Release: 1998

    Developer: Factor 5, Gearbox Software, Rockstar San Diego, Capcom, Tiger Electronics

    Genres (Video game): Horror, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Science Fiction

    Series: Resident Evil

    Designers: Hideki Kamiya, Shinji Mikami

    Publisher: Virgin Interactive, Capcom, Nintendo Australia

    Platform: PlayStation

    Game Engine: Quake engine

    Sequels: Resident Evil Code: Veronica

  • Release: 2002

    Developer: Capcom, Happy Happening, Westwood Studios, Nex Entertainment

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Horror, Third-person Shooter, Zombie Film, + more

    Series: Resident Evil

    Designers: Tokuro Fujiwara, Hideki Kamiya, Shinji Mikami

    Publisher: Nintendo, Virgin Interactive, Capcom, Nintendo Australia, THQ

    Platform: GameCube

  • Release: 2010

    Developer: Rockstar San Diego

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game

    Series: Red Dead

    Publisher: Rockstar Games

    Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

    Game Engine: Euphoria

  • Release: 2004

    Developer: Valve Corporation

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Survival horror, Action game, First-person Shooter, + more

    Series: Half-Life

    Designers: Marc Laidlaw

    Publisher: Valve Corporation, Sierra Entertainment

    Platform: Xbox 360, Macintosh, Xbox, Microsoft Windows, IBM PC compatible

    Game Engine: Source Engine, Havok

    Sequels: Half-Life

  • Release: 1993

    Developer: Nintendo, Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Game Boy, Game Boy Color

  • Release: 1996

    Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Platform game

    Series: Mario Series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto, Yoshiaki Koizumi

    Publisher: Nintendo, Nintendo Australia

    Platform: iQue Player, Nintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 64

    Sequels: Super Mario Bros. 2

  • Release: March 9, 2006

    Developer: Nihon Falcom

    Genres (Video game): Japanese RPG

    Series: The Legend of Heroes

    Designers: Toshihiro Kondo, Masayuki Kato

    Publisher: Nihon Falcom

    Platform: Microsoft Windows

  • Release: 1994

    Developer: Game Arts, Studio Alex

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Adventure, Role-playing video game

    Designers: Toshiyuki Kubooka, Hajime Sato

    Publisher: Working Designs, Game Arts

    Platform: Sega Mega Drive, Sega Saturn

  • Release: 2005

    Developer: Atlus

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Series: Megami Tensei

    Publisher: Ghostlight, Atlus

    Platform: PlayStation 2

  • Release: 1998

    Developer: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Konami

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action game, Stealth game

    Series: Metal Gear

    Designers: Hideo Kojima

    Publisher: Microsoft Studios, Konami, Microsoft Corporation

    Platform: Game Boy Color, PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, Dreamcast, PlayStation Portable, + more

    Sequels: Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

  • Release: 2011

    Developer: Nihon Falcom

    Genres (Video game): Adventure, Role-playing video game

    Series: The Legend of Heroes

    Publisher: Nihon Falcom, Ghostlight, Marvelous USA

    Platform: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable

  • Release: 1994

    Developer: Ape, Inc., HAL Laboratory

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Adventure, Role-playing video game

    Series: EarthBound series

    Designers: Shigesato Itoi

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance

    Sequels: Mother

  • Release: 1986

    Developer: Nintendo

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Takashi Tezuka, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Entertainment System, Family Computer Disk System, Game Boy Advance, Wii, + more

  • Release: 2002

    Developer: Silicon Knights

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Horror, Survival horror, Action game, Psychological horror

    Designers: Silicon Knights, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube

  • Release: 2000

    Developer: Square

    Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    Series: Final Fantasy

    Designers: Shinji Hashimoto, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Yoshitaka Amano, Kazuhiko Aoki, Shukō Murase, + more

    Publisher: Square Enix, Square Electronic Arts, Infogrames Entertainment SA, Square

    Platform: PlayStation

  • Release: 2003

    Developer: Aspyr, BioWare

    Genres (Video game): Action role-playing game, Adventure, Role-playing video game, Science Fiction, Fantasy

    Series: Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Designers: Drew Karpyshyn, James Ohlen

    Publisher: LucasArts

    Platform: OS X, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Macintosh

    Game Engine: Odyssey Engine

  • Release: 2003

    Developer: Konami, Torus Games, Team Silent

    Genres (Video game): Horror, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Action game, Psychological horror

    Series: Silent Hill

    Publisher: Konami

    Platform: PlayStation 2, Personal computer, Microsoft Windows

  • Release: 2004

    Developer: Kojima Productions, Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo, Bluepoint Games

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action game, Stealth game

    Series: Metal Gear

    Designers: Hideo Kojima

    Publisher: Konami

    Platform: PlayStation 2

  • Release: 2005

    Developer: Capcom

    Genres (Video game): Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Action game, + more

    Series: Resident Evil

    Designers: Shinji Mikami, Hiroyuki Kobayashi

    Publisher: Ubisoft, Nintendo, Capcom, THQ

    Platform: GameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Wii

  • Release: 2001

    Developer: HAL Laboratory

    Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Fighting game

    Series: Super Smash Bros.

    Designers: Masahiro Sakurai, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube

    Sequels: Super Smash Bros.

  • Release: 2006

    Developer: Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game

    Series: The Legend of Zelda series

    Designers: Koji Kondo, Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiyuki Oyama, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: GameCube, Wii

  • Release: 2001

    Developer: Konami, Team Silent, Creature Labs

    Genres (Video game): Horror, Third-person Shooter, Survival horror, Action game, Psychological horror

    Series: Silent Hill

    Publisher: Konami

    Platform: PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, Xbox, Personal computer

  • Release: 2003

    Developer: Blizzard Entertainment

    Genres (Video game): Real-time strategy, Strategy video game

    Designers: Rob Pardo

    Publisher: Sierra Entertainment, Capcom, Sonokong, Blizzard Entertainment

    Platform: GNU/Linux, OS X, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS

    Sequels: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

  • Release: 2000

    Developer: Rare Ltd

    Genres (Video game): Action game, Stealth game, First-person Shooter

    Series: Perfect Dark

    Publisher: Nintendo

    Platform: Nintendo 64

  • Release: 1996

    Developer: Sonic Team

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game, Adventure

    Designers: Takashi Iizuka, Yuji Naka, Naoto Ōshima

    Publisher: Sega

    Platform: Sega Saturn

  • Release: 2004

    Developer: Rockstar North

    Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Action game

    Series: Grand Theft Auto

    Publisher: Rockstar Games, Capcom

    Platform: OS X, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox

    Game Engine: RenderWare

    Sequels: Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • Release: 1992

    Developer: Capcom

    Genres (Video game): Fighting game

    Series: Street Fighter

    Designers: Akira Yasuda

    Publisher: Capcom, U.S. Gold

    Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Saturn, TurboGrafx-16, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable

    Sequels: Street Fighter