Best Game Franchises 4.0

Animal Crossing (Nintendo)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Ape Escape (SCE Japan)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999

Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Batman (Rocksteady, Warner Bros.)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Battlefield (DICE, Electronic Arts)

Est. 2003
Est. 2003

BioShock (Irrational Games, 2K Marin)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Borderlands (Gearbox Software)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Burnout (Criterion Games)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Call of Duty (Infinity Ward, Treyarch)

Est. 2003
Est. 2003

Castlevania (Konami)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

Civilization (Sid Meier, Firaxis)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991

Crysis (Crytek)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Dead Rising (Capcom)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Dead Space (Visceral Games)

Est. 2008
Est. 2008

Devil May Cry (Capcom)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Diablo (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

DiRT (Codemasters)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Divinity (Larian Studios)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Donkey Kong (Nintendo)

Est. 1981
Est. 1981

The Elder Scrolls (Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Etrian Odyssey (ATLUS)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Fable (Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Studios)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Fallout (Interplay, Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Far Cry (Crytek, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Final Fantasy (Square-Enix)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Fire Emblem (Intelligent Systems)

Est. 1990
Est. 1990

Forza Motorsport (Turn-10 Studios, Playground Games)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

F-Zero (Nintendo)

Est. 1990
Est. 1990

Gears of War (Epic Games, The Coalition)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

God of War (Sony Santa Monica)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Grand Theft Auto (DMA Designs, Rockstar Games)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Gran Turismo (Polyphony Digital)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Guitar Hero (Harmonix, Activision)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Half-Life (Valve)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Halo (Bungie, 343 Studios)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Hitman (IO Interactive)

Est. 2000
Est. 2000

inFamous (Sucker Punch)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Jak and Daxter (Naughty Dog, Ready At Dawn, High Impact)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Killzone (Guerilla Games)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Kingdom Hearts (Square-Enix)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Kirby (Nintendo, HAL Labratory)

Est. 1989
Est. 1989

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

LEGO (Travellers Tales)

LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule, Sumo Digital)

Est. 2008
Est. 2008

Madden NFL (EA Sports)

Mario (Nintendo)

Est. 1985
Est. 1985

Mass Effect (BioWare)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Max Payne (Remedy, Rockstar)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Metal Gear (Kojima Productions, Konami)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Metroid (Nintendo, Retro Studios)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

Monster Hunter (Capcom)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Mortal Kombat (NetherRealm, Midway)

Est. 1992
Est. 1992

Need For Speed (Electronic Arts, Various)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Ninja Gaiden (Team Ninja, Namco)

Est. 1988
Est. 1988

Pikmin (Nintendo)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

PixelJunk (Q-Games)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Pokémon (Game Freak, Nintendo)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Prince of Persia (Broderbund, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 1989
Est. 1989

Professor Layton (Level-5, Nintendo)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Rayman (Ubisoft)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Red Faction (Volition Inc.)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Resident Evil (Capcom)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Resistance (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Ridge Racer (Namco-Bandai)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993

Rock Band (Harmonix)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Saints Row (Volition Inc.)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Scribblenauts (5th Cell)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (ATLUS)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Sly Cooper (Sucker Punch, Sanzaru)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991

SoulCalibur (Namco, Project Soul)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Souls Series (From Software)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Starcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Star Fox (Nintendo)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993

Street Fighter (Capcom)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Tekken (Namco)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Telltale Games Series (Telltale Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Tomb Raider (Core Design, Crystal Dynamics)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Tom Clancy (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Neversoft, Vicarious Visions, Robomoto)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Uncharted (Naughty Dog)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Wario (Nintendo)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Wii (Nintendo)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

The Witcher (CD Projekt Red)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

XCOM (2K Games, Firaxis)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
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Game of the Year by Major Publication

2016

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombHitmanPS4, XONE, PCIO Interactive
IGNOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
GamespotOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
PolygonDOOMPS4, XONE, PCid Software
Easy AlliesThe Last GuardianPS4Team ICO
EurogamerOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
Games RadarTitanfall 2PS4, XONE, PCRespawn
Game InformerOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
EGMOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
EdgeThe Last GuardianPS4Team ICO
Games™ OverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
Good GameUncharted 4: A Thief's EndPS4Naughty Dog
The Game AwardsOverwatchPS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
MetacriticUncharted 4: A Thief's EndPS4Naughty Dog
GamerankingsInsidePS4, XONE, PCPlaydead

2015

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombSuper Mario MakerWiiUNintendo
IGNThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
GamespotThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
PolygonHer StoryPCSam Barlow
GametrailersBloodbornePS4From Software
EurogamerBloodbornePS4From Software
Games RadarMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainPS4, XONE, PCKojima Productions
Yahoo! GamesThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
Game InformerThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
EGMThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
EdgeBloodbornePS4From Software
AIASFallout 4PS4, XONE, PCBethesda Game Studios
GDCThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
The Game AwardsThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
SXSWThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
MetacriticMetal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainPS4, XONE, PCKojima Productions
GamerankingsUndertalePCtobyfox
GameFAQsThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red

2014

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombMiddle-earth: Shadow of MordorPS4, XONE, PCMonolith
IGNDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
GamespotMiddle-earth: Shadow of MordorPS4, XONE, PCMonolith
PolygonDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
GametrailersHearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftPC, iOSBlizzard
EurogamerMario Kart 8WiiUNintendo
Games RadarDestinyPS4, XONEBungie
JoystiqDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
Yahoo! GamesDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
Game InformerDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
EGMDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
EdgeBayonetta 2WiiUPlatinum Games
Good GameDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
AIASDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
GDCMiddle-earth: Shadow of MordorPS4, XONE, PCMonolith
The Game AwardsDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
SXSWDragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
MetacriticSuper Smash Bros. for Wii UWiiUNintendo
GamerankingsSuper Smash Bros. for Wii UWiiUNintendo
GameFAQsSuper Smash Bros. for Wii UWiiUNintendo

2013

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
IGNThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
GamespotThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds3DSNintendo
PolygonGone HomePCFullbright Company
KotakuThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
GametrailersThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
EurogamerSuper Mario 3D WorldWiiUNintendo
Games RadarThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
JoystiqThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
Yahoo! GamesThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
Game InformerThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
GameProGrand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar North
EGMBioShock InfiniteX360, PS3, PCIrrational Games
EdgeGrand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar North
Games™Grand Theft Auto VX360, PS3, PCRockstar North
Good GameThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
AIASThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
GDCThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
VGXGrand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar North
SXSWThe Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
MetacriticGrand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar North
GamerankingsGrand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar North
GameFAQsThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds3DSNintendo

2012

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombXCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis
IGNJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
GamespotJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
PolygonThe Walking DeadX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
KotakuXCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis
GametrailersXCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis
EurogamerFezX360Polytron
Games RadarThe Walking DeadX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
JoystiqJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
GamespyXCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis
Yahoo! GamesThe Walking DeadX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
Game InformerMass Effect 3X360, PS3, PCBioWare
GameProAssassin's Creed IIIX360, PS3, PCUbisoft Montreal
EGMFar Cry 3X360, PS3, PCUbisoft Montreal
EdgeDishonoredX360, PS3, PCArcade Studios
Games™Borderlands 2X360, PS3, PCGearbox Software
Good GameMass Effect 3X360, PS3, PCBioWare
AIASJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
GDCJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
VGAsThe Walking DeadX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
MetacriticThe Walking DeadX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
GamerankingsJourneyPS3thatgamecompany
GameFAQsBorderlands 2X360, PS3, PCGearbox Software

2011

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
IGNPortal 2X360, PS3, PCValve
GamespotThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
KotakuPortal 2X360, PS3, PCValve
GametrailersUncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPS3Naughty Dog
EurogamerPortal 2X360, PS3, PCValve
Games RadarPortal 2X360, PS3, PCValve
JoystiqThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
GamespyThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
Yahoo! GamesBatman: Arkham CityX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
Game InformerThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
GameProThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
EGMThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
EdgeThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo
Games™Dead Space 2X360, PS3, PCVisceral Games
Good GameThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
AIASThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
GDCThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
VGAsThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
MetacriticBatman: Arkham CityX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
GamerankingsBatman: Arkham CityX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
GameFAQsThe Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda Games

2010

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
IGNMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
GamespotRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
GametrailersMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
KotakuRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
EurogamerMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
Games RadarRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
JoystiqMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
GamespyRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
Yahoo! GamesRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
Game InformerRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
EdgeSuper Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
Games™Super Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
Good GameRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
AIASMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
GDCRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
VGAsRed Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San Diego
MetacriticSuper Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
GamerankingsSuper Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
GameFAQsMass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare

2009

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
IGNUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GamespotDemon's SoulsPS3From Software
GametrailersCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2X360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
KotakuUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
EurogamerUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
Games RadarBatman: Arkham AsylumX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
JoystiqUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GamespyCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2X360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
Yahoo! GamesUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
Game InformerUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GameProAssassin's Creed IIX360, PS3, PCUbisoft Montreal
EdgeBorderlandsX360, PS3, PCGearbox Software
Games™Demon's SoulsPS3From Software
Good GameUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
AIASUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GDCUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
VGAsUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
MetacriticUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GamerankingsUncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
GameFAQsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2X360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward

2008

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
IGNFallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
GamespotMetal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsPS3Kojima Productions
GametrailersGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
KotakuGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
EurogamerLittleBigPlanetPS3Media Molecule
Games RadarFallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
JoystiqFable IIX360Lionhead Studios
GamespyFallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
Yahoo! GamesFallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
Game InformerGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
GameProLittleBigPlanetPS3Media Molecule
EdgeLittleBigPlanetPS3Media Molecule
Good GameBraidX360Number One Inc.
AIASLittleBigPlanetPS3Media Molecule
GDCFallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda Games
VGAsGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
MetacriticGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
GamerankingsGrand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3Rockstar North
GameFAQsSuper Smash Bros. BrawlWiiNintendo

2007

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
Giant BombCall of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
IGNSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
GamespotSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
GametrailersSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
KotakuSuper Mario GalaxyX360, PS3Nintendo
EurogamerPortalPCValve
JoystiqPortalPCValve
GamespyCall of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
Yahoo! GamesSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
Game InformerBioShockX360, PCIrrational Games
GameProCall of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
EdgeSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
Games™BioShockX360, PCIrrational Games
Good GamePortalPCValve
AIASCall of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
GDCPortalPCValve
VGAsBioShockX360, PCIrrational Games
MetacriticSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
GamerankingsSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
GameFAQsSuper Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo

2006

PublicationGame of the YearPlatform(s)Developer
IGNOkamiPS2Clover Studios
GamespotGears of WarX360Epic Games
GametrailersThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
EurogamerGuitar HeroPS2Harmonix
Games RadarThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
JoystiqGears of WarX360Epic Games
GamespyThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
Game InformerThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
GameProGears of WarX360Epic Games
EdgeFinal Fantasy XIIPS2Square-Enix
AIASGears of WarX360Epic Games
GDCGears of WarX360Epic Games
VGAsThe Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionX360, PCBethesda Games
MetacriticThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
GamerankingsThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
GameFAQsThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo

Notes:

  • Metacritic and Gamerankings are based of the highest score of the year.
  • AIAS/DICE, GDC, SXSW, and the Game Awards (previous VGX/VGAs) are award shows, not publications.
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Best Game Franchises 3.0

Animal Crossing (Nintendo)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Batman (Rocksteady, Warner Bros.)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Battlefield (DICE, Electronic Arts)

Est. 2003
Est. 2003

BioShock (Irrational Games, 2K Marin)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Borderlands (Gearbox Software)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Burnout (Criterion Games)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Call of Duty (Infinity Ward, Treyarch)

Est. 2003
Est. 2003

Castlevania (Konami)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

Civilization (Sid Meier, Firaxis)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991

Crysis (Crytek)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Dead Rising (Capcom)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Dead Space (Visceral Games)

Est. 2008
Est. 2008

Devil May Cry (Capcom)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Diablo (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

DiRT (Codemasters)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Divinity (Larian Studios)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Donkey Kong (Nintendo)

Est. 1981
Est. 1981

The Elder Scrolls (Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Etrian Odyssey (ATLUS)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Fable (Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Studios)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Fallout (Interplay, Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Far Cry (Crytek, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Final Fantasy (Square-Enix)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Fire Emblem (Intelligent Systems)

Est. 1990
Est. 1990

Forza Motorsport (Turn-10 Studios, Playground Games)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

F-Zero (Nintendo)

Est. 1990
Est. 1990

Gears of War (Epic Games, The Coalition)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

God of War (Sony Santa Monica)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Grand Theft Auto (DMA Designs, Rockstar Games)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Gran Turismo (Polyphony Digital)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Guitar Hero (Harmonix, Activision)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Half-Life (Valve)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Halo (Bungie, 343 Studios)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

inFamous (Sucker Punch)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Jak and Daxter (Naughty Dog, Ready At Dawn, High Impact)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Killzone (Guerilla Games)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Kingdom Hearts (Square-Enix)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Kirby (Nintendo, HAL Labratory)

Est. 1989
Est. 1989

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule, Sumo Digital)

Est. 2008
Est. 2008

Madden NFL (EA Sports)

  • 92.3% - Madden NFL 2002 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PS, N64, PC)
  • 91.8% - Madden NFL 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA)
  • 91.2% - Madden NFL 2003 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA)
  • 90.8% - Madden NFL 2001 (PS2, PS, N64, PC)
  • 90.3% - Madden NFL 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS)
  • 87.6% - Madden NFL 99 (PS, N64, PC)
  • 86.5% - Madden NFL 10 (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PSP)
  • 86.5% - Madden NFL 09 (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS, PSP)
  • 86.3% - Madden NFL 2000 (PS, N64, PC, GBC)
  • 85.7% - Madden NFL 11 (X360, PS3, Wii)
  • 85.3% - Madden NFL 06 (X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
  • 85.3% - Madden NFL 16 (PS4, XONE)
  • 84.5% - Madden NFL 07 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, PSP, GBA)
  • 84.0% - Madden NFL 17 (PS4, XONE)
  • 83.6% - Madden NFL 13 (X360, PS3, WiiU, Wii)
  • 82.2% - Madden NFL 15 (PS4, XONE)

Mario (Nintendo)

Est. 1985
Est. 1985

Mass Effect (BioWare)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Max Payne (Remedy, Rockstar)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Metal Gear (Kojima Productions)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Metroid (Nintendo, Retro Studios)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986

Monster Hunter (Capcom)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004

Mortal Kombat (NetherRealm, Midway)

Est. 1992
Est. 1992

Need For Speed (Electronic Arts, Various)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Ninja Gaiden (Team Ninja, Namco)

Est. 1988
Est. 1988

Pikmin (Nintendo)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

PixelJunk (Q-Games)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Pokémon (Game Freak, Nintendo)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Prince of Persia (Broderbund, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 1989
Est. 1989

Professor Layton (Level-5, Nintendo)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Rayman (Ubisoft)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005

Red Faction (Volition Inc.)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001

Resident Evil (Capcom)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Resistance (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Ridge Racer (Namco-Bandai)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993

Rock Band (Harmonix)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Saints Row (Volition Inc.)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Scribblenauts (5th Cell)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (ATLUS)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Sly Cooper (Sucker Punch, Sanzaru)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002

Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991

SoulCalibur (Namco, Project Soul)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Souls Series (From Software)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009

Starcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Star Fox (Nintendo)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993

Street Fighter (Capcom)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987

Tekken (Namco)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Telltale Games Series (Telltale Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

Tomb Raider (Core Design, Crystal Dynamics)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996

Tom Clancy (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Neversoft, Vicarious Visions, Robomoto)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997

Uncharted (Naughty Dog)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007

Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Wario (Nintendo)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994

Wii (Nintendo)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006

The Witcher (CD Projekt Red)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
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Best Games by Year

2017

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
197.3%The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildSwitch, WiiUNintendo
296.3%Divinity: Original Sin IIPCLarian Studios
393.4%Persona 5PS4, PS3Atlus
492.4%Mario Kart 8 DeluxeSwitchNintendo
589.5%What Remains of Edith FinchPS4, PCGiant Sparrow
689.4%Metroid: Samus Returns3DSNintendo
788.8%NiohPS4Team Ninja
888.7%NieR: AutomataPS4Platinum Games
988.6%Nex Machina: Death MachinePS4, PCHousemarque
1088.5%Horizon: Zero DawnPS4Guerilla Games

2016

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
192.8%INSIDE
PS4, XONE, PCPlayDead
292.7%Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
PS4Naughty Dog
392.1%Forza Horizon 3XONE, PCMicrosoft
491.6%The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood & Wine
PS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
591.3%Overwatch
PS4, XONE, PCBlizzard
690.4%OwlboyPCD-Pad Studio
789.5%Stardew ValleyPCConcernedApe
889.4%Titanfall 2PS4, XONE, PCRespawn Entertainment
989.1%Fire Emblem Fates3DSIntelligent Systems
1089.0%DOOMPS4, XONE, PCid Software

2015

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
194.1%UndertalePCtobyfox
292.2%The Witcher 3: Wild HuntPS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
391.6%Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainPS4, XONE, PCKojima Productions
491.2%The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Heart of StonePS4, XONE, PCCD Projekt Red
590.7%BloodbornePS4From Software
689.8%Fallout 4PS4, XONE, PCBethesda Game Studios
789.4%Super Mario MakerWiiUNintendo
888.7%Pillars of EternityPCObsidian Entertainment
988.7%Tales from the BorderlandsPS4, XONE, PCTelltale Games
1088.6%Forza Motorsport 6XONETurn-10 Studios

2014

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
192.4%Super Smash Bros. for Wii UWiiUNintendo
291.4%Bayonetta 2WiiUPlatinum Games
390.1%Monument ValleyiOSustwo
490.0%Shovel KnightWiiU, PC, 3DS
Yacht Club
589.8%The Last of Us: Left BehindPS3Naughty Dog
689.7%Dark Souls IIX360, PS3, PCNamco-Bandai
789.7%Dragon Age: InquisitionPS4, XONE, PCBioWare
888.4%Mario Kart 8WiiUNintendo
988.0%The Wolf Among UsX360, PS3, PC, iOSTelltale Games
1087.6%Hearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftPC, iOSBlizzard

2013

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
197.0%Grand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar Games
295.1%The Last of UsPS3Naughty Dog
392.6%BioShock InfiniteX360, PS3, PCIrrational Games
492.6%Super Mario 3D WorldWiiUNintendo
592.5%Fire Emblem: Awakening3DSNintendo
690.6%The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds3DSNintendo
790.3%The Stanley ParablePCGalactic Cafe
888.9%Rayman LegendsX360, PS3, PC, WiiUUbisoft
988.8%Saints Row IVX360, PS3, PCVolition Inc.
1087.9%Pokemon X/Y3DSNintendo

2012

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
192.6%JourneyPS3thatgamecompany
292.2%Mass Effect 3X360, PS3, PC, WiiUBioWare
391.7%Xenoblade ChroniclesWiiMonolith Soft
491.5%Trials EvolutionX360RedLynx
590.5%Borderlands 2X360, PS3, PCGearbox Software
690.4%Mark of the NinjaX360, PCKlei Entertainment
790.0%Guild Wars 2PCArenaNet
889.6%DishonoredX360, PS3, PCArkane Studios
989.5%FIFA Soccer 13X360, PS3EA Sports
1089.2%XCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis

2011

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
195.9%Batman: Arkham CityX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
295.2%Portal 2X360, PS3, PCValve Corp.
395.2%The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda
493.2%The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo
592.8%MinecraftPCMojang
692.0%LittleBigPlanet 2PS3Media Molecule
791.8%Uncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPS3Naughty Dog
891.5%Pushmo3DSNintendo
991.5%Gears of War 3X360Epic Games
1090.7%Forza Motorsport 4X360Turn-10 Studios

2010

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
197.4%Super Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo
295.8%Mass Effect 2X360, PCBioWare
394.7%Red Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar Games
492.4%StarCraft II: Wings of LibertyPCBlizzard
592.4%Rock Band 3
X360, PS3Harmonix
692.1%God of War IIIPS3Sony Santa Monica
791.8%Halo: ReachX360Bungie
891.5%World of Warcraft: CataclysmPCBlizzard
990.9%Pac-Man Championship Edition DXX360, PS3Namco-Bandai
1090.7%LIMBOX360Playdead

2009

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
196.4%Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty Dog
293.6%Street Fighter IVX360, PS3, PCCapcom
393.6%Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2X360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
492.7%Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsDS, PSPRockstar Games
592.3%Batman: Arkham AsylumX360, PS3, PCRocksteady
692.3%Forza Motorsport 3X360Turn-10 Studios
791.0%Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryDSNintendo
890.7%Assassin's Creed IIX360, PS3, PCUbisoft
990.6%Dragon Age: OriginsX360, PS3, PCBioWare
1090.6%Killzone 2PS3Guerilla

2008

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
197.0%Grand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3, PCRockstar Games
294.8%LittleBigPlanetPS3Media Molecule
394.0%World of GooWii, PC2D Boy
493.5%Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsPS3Kojima Productions
593.3%Gears of War 2X360Epic Games
692.9%Fallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda
792.8%Super Smash Bros. BrawlWiiNintendo
892.7%World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich KingPCBlizzard
992.6%Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4PS2Atlus
1092.3%Rock Band 2X360, PS3, Wii, PS2Harmonix

2007

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
197.6%Super Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo
296.4%The Orange BoxX360, PS3, PCValve Corp.
395.1%BioShockX360, PCIrrational Games
494.2%Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity Ward
593.5%Halo 3X360Bungie
692.8%God of War IIPS2Sony Santa Monica
792.6%Galactic Civilizations II: Dark AvatarPCStardock
892.0%Rock BandX360, PS3, Wii, PS2Harmonix
991.5%World of Warcraft: The Burning CrusadePCBlizzard
1091.2%Mass EffectX360BioWare

2006

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
194.6%The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo
294.0%Gears of WarX360Epic Games
393.9%Company of HeroesPCRelic
493.9%The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionX360, PCBethesda Games
592.7%OkamiPS2Capcom
692.1%Guitar Hero II
PS2Harmonix
790.8%Final Fantasy XIIPS2Square-Enix
890.5%Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced WarfighterX360, PCUbisoft
989.4%GTR 2PCSimBin
1089.4%Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: VegasX360, PCUbisoft

2005

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
195.9%Resident Evil 4GCN, PS2Capcom
294.0%Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryXbox, PS2, GCN, PCTeam Ninja
393.7%God of WarPS2Sony Santa Monica
493.4%Sid Meier's Civilization IVPCFiraxis
593.1%Forza MotorsportXboxTurn-10 Studios
692.0%Guitar HeroPS2Harmonix
791.4%Shadow of the ColossusPS2Team ICO
891.4%Mario Kart DSDSNintendo
991.1%World Soccer Winning Eleven 8PS2Konami
1090.4%The Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapGBANintendo

2004

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
195.5%Half-Life 2PCValve Corp.
295.1%Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasPS2Rockstar Games
394.6%Halo 2XboxBungie
493.3%Burnout 3: TakedownPS2, Xbox, GCNCriterion
593.0%World Soccer Winning Eleven 7PS2Konami
692.6%Unreal Tournament 2004PCEpic Games
792.4%Ninja GaidenXboxTeam Ninja
892.4%Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora TomorrowPS2, Xbox, GCN, PCUbisoft
991.9%World of WarcraftPCBlizzard
1091.9%Metroid Prime 2: EchoesGCNRetro Studios

2003

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
194.4%The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGCNNintendo
294.2%Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicXbox, PCBioWare
393.3%NCAA Football 2004PS2, Xbox, GCNEA Sports
493.2%Project Gotham Racing 2XboxBizarre Creations
592.7%Prince of Persia: The Sand of TimePS2, Xbox, GCNUbisoft
692.3%SSX 3PS2, Xbox, GCNEA Canada
792.2%SoulCalibur IIPS2, Xbox, GCNNamco
891.8%Madden NFL 2004PS2, Xbox, GCN, PCEA Sports
991.5%Call of DutyPCInfinity Ward
1091.2%Viewtiful JoePS2, GCNCapcom

2002

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
196.3%Metroid PrimeGCNNintendo
294.4%Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityPS2Rockstar Games
393.0%Warcraft III: Reign of ChaosPCBlizzard
492.5%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4PS2, Xbox, GCN, PCNeversoft
592.5%Tom Clancy's Splinter CellPS2, Xbox, GCN, PCUbisoft
691.7%Timesplitters 2PS2, Xbox, GCNFree Radical
791.5%Super Mario SunshineGCNNintendo
891.4%NCAA Football 2003PS2, Xbox, GCNEA Sports
991.4%Virtua Fighter 4PS2SEGA
1091.2%Metroid FusionGBANintendo

2001

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
195.5%Halo: Combat EvolvedXboxBungie
295.2%Grand Theft Auto IIIPS2Rockstar Games
395.1%Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyPS2Kojima Productions
494.5%Gran Turismo 3: A-SpecPS2Polyphony Digital
593.4%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3PS2, GCNNeversoft
692.6%Devil May CryPS2Capcom
792.5%SSX TrickyPS2, Xbox, GCNEA Sports
892.4%Advanced WarsGBANintendo
992.3%Madden NFL 2002PS2, Xbox, GCN, PCEA Sports
1092.2%The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of AgesGBCNintendo

2000

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
194.8%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2PS, DC, PCNeversoft
294.6%Perfect DarkN64Rare
394.5%NFL 2K1DCSEGA
494.0%Baldur's Gate II: Shadow of AmnPCBioWare
593.8%Resident Evil Code: VeronicaDCCapcom
692.7%Final Fantasy IXPSSquareSoft
792.4%SSXPS2EA Sports
892.3%Chrono CrossPSSquareSoft
992.0%Vagrant StoryPSSquareSoft
1092.0%The Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskN64Nintendo

1999

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)Company
196.6%SoulCaliburDCNamco
293.7%Tony Hawk's Pro SkaterPSNeversoft
393.6%Unreal TournamentPCEpic Games
492.6%Super Mario Bros. DeluxeGBCNintendo
592.4%Gran Turismo 2PSPolyphony Digital
692.0%System Shock 2PCIrrational Games
791.9%Sid Meier's Alpha CentauriPCFiraxis Games
891.8%Age of Empires II: The Age of KingsPCEnsemble Studios
991.8%Crash Team RacingPSNaughty Dog
1091.6%FreeSpace 2PCVolition Inc.

1998

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.6%The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeN64NintendoNintendo
296.3%Tekken 3PSNamcoNamco
395.1%Gran TurismoPSPolyphony DigitalSCE
494.3%Half-LifePCValveValve Corp.
593.8%Metal Gear SolidPSKojima ProductionsKonami
692.9%StarCraftPCBlizzardBlizzard
792.8%Grim FandangoPCLucasArtsLucasArts
892.6%Resident Evil 2PSCapcomCapcom
992.6%Banjo-KazooieN64RareNintendo
1091.9%Baldur's GatePCBioWareInterplay

1997

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
194.6%GoldenEye 007N64RareNintendo
293.0%Castlevania: Symphony of the NightPSKonamiSCE
392.6%Colony WarsPSPsygnosisSCE
492.4%Final Fantasy VIIPSSquareSoftSquare-Enix
592.2%Dungeon KeeperPCBullfrogElectronic Arts
691.5%Soul BladePSProject SoulNamco
790.0%NFL Gameday 98PS989 StudiosSCE
889.9%The Curse of Monkey IslandPCLucasArtsLucasArts
989.7%FalloutPCBlack IsleInterplay
1089.6%CarmageddonPCSCiInterplay

1996

#ScoreNameConsoleDeveloperPublisher
196.4%Super Mario 64N64NintendoNintendo
294.6%WipeOut XLPSPsychosisSCE
393.2%QuakePCid Softwareid Software
492.5%Tekken 2PSNamcoNamco
591.7%Tomb RaiderPS, PCCore DesignEidos
691.3%Sid Meier's Civilization IIPCMPS LabsMicroPose
790.9%Command & Conquer: Red AlertPCWestwood StudiosVirgin Interactive
890.7%Wave Race 64N64NintendoNintendo
990.5%Realms of the HauntingPCGremlin InteractiveInterplay
1089.6%Dragon ForceSATSEGASEGA

NOTES

- Game scores are taken from Gamerankings.com

- Games must have at least 20 reviews to count from 2001-Present. 2000 and earlier need at least 10 reviews.

- Dates are North American only.

- Lists do not include the following:

  • Games which have been released in a previous year. (Example: BioShock was released on the X360 and PC in 2007, but on the PS3 in 2008)
  • Remasters of old games. (Examples: The Last of Us Remastered)
  • HD collections. (Examples: God of War Collection, Prince of Persia Trilogy, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid Collection)
  • Other collections of old games. (Example: Metroid Prime Trilogy)
  • Re-releases of old games with added content. (Examples: Super Street Fighter IV, Persona 4: Golden)

- The best score is taken if the game has appeared on more than one platform. Grand Theft Auto V, for example, is a 97.0% on the PS3, but only 96.2% on the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 version is the score taken. This is to clear the mess of multiplatform games on the list.

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Best of Microsoft's Xbox Live Summer of Arcade

2008 (Aug 6th - Aug 27th)

92.1% - Braid (Number None, Inc.) 
89.8% - Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 (Bizzare Creations) 
88.1% - Bionic Commando: Rearmed (GRIN) 
82.7% - Castle Crashers (The Behemoth) 
75.6% - Galaga Legions (Namco Bandai)

2009 (July 22nd - August 19th)

89.3% - Shadow Complex (Chair)  
86.1% - Trials HD (RedLynx)
85.6% - 'Splosion Man (Twisted Pixel) 
83.4% - Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (Capcom) 
61.8% - TMNT: Turtles in Time - Reshelled (Ubisoft Singapore)

2010 (July 21st - Aug 18th)

90.6% - Limbo (Playdead)
86.2% - Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Crystal Dynamics)
79.2% - Monday Night Combat (Uber Entertainment)
78.9% - Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Vector Unit)
71.0% - Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (Konami)

2011 (July 20th - Aug 17th)

87.1% - Bastion (Supergiant Games)
82.3% - Toy Soldiers: Cold War (Signal Studios) 
79.2% - Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet  (Fuelcell Games)
78.9% - From Dust (Ubisoft Montpellier)
74.8% - Fruit Ninja Kinect (HalfBrick Studios)

2012 (July 18th - August 15th)

83.9% - Dust: An Elysian Tail (Humbles Hearts)
74.4% - Hybrid (5th Cell)
68.5% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (Neversoft)
67.7% - Wreckateer (Iron Galaxy Studios)
67.4% - Deadlight (Tequila Works)
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The Best Gaming Franchises Version 2.0

Ace Attorney (Capcom)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
82.5% - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS, Wii) 
81.1% - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials and Tribulations (DS, Wii) 
78.6% - Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth (DS) 
78.4% - Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney (DS) 
77.6% - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All (DS, Wii) 
Upcoming Games
Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney (3DS) - TBA 2012 
Ace Attorney 5 (3DS) - TBA

Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997
91.8% - Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (PC)
89.1% - Age of Empires II: The Conquerors (PC)
87.1% - Age of Empires (PC)
82.4% - Age of Empires III (PC)
81.3% - Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs (PC)
79.8% - Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome (PC)
79.8% - Age of Empires: The Age of Kings (DS)
79.5% - Age of Empires: Mythologies (DS)
78.9% - Age of Empires: The Asian Dynasties (PC)
70.2% - Age of Empires Online (PC)

Animal Crossing (Nintendo)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002
86.6% - Animal Crossing (GCN)
86.5% - Animal Crossing: Wild World (DS)
73.5% - Animal Crossing: City Folk (Wii)
Upcoming Games

Animal Crossing: New Leaf (3DS) - TBA 2013

Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
90.7% - Assassin's Creed II (X360, PS3, PC)
90.5% - Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (X360, PS3, PC)
85.8% - Assassin's Creed III (X360, PS3, PC, WiiU)
82.8% - Assassin's Creed (X360, PS3, PC) 
80.1% - Assassin's Creed: Revelations (X360, PS3, PC)
71.9% - Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (PSVita)
71.5% - Assassin's Creed II: Discovery (DS)
63.6% - Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines (PSP)
58.6% - Assassin's Creed: Altair's Chronicles (DS)

What originally started out as an open-world Prince of Persia game, the Assassin's Creed franchise—established in 2007—has quickly bloomed into one of Ubisoft's most successful and critically acclaimed franchises to date. While the original Assassin's Creed was generally well received by critics and fans alike, it wasn't until 2009's Assassin's Creed II where Ubisoft Montreal's new IP really took off. Its sequel, released only a year later, improved on its fundamental structure and skyrocketed its popularity to an all-time high. The young franchise has also seen handheld releases on both the DS and PSP (as well as iOS), and in early 2012 Ubisoft revealed that a proper Assassin's Creed III will be released later in the year taking the series' setting to the American Revolution.


Baldur's Gate (BioWare, Snowblind Studios, Black Isle Studios)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
94.0% - Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (PC)
91.9% - Baldur's Gate (PC)

88.7% - Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal (PC)
84.8% - Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast (PC)
84.4% - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)
81.2% - Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II (PS2, Xbox)

Banjo-Kazooie (Rare)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
92.6% - Banjo-Kazooie (N64, X360)
91.1% - Banjo-Tooie (N64, X360)

80.6% - Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360)
72.8% - Banjo-Kazooie: Grunty's Revenge (GBA)
67.1% - Banjo Pilot (GBA)

Battlefield (Digital Illusions CE)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002
89.9% - Battlefield 2 (PC)
89.1% - Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
88.7% - Battlefield 1942 (PC)
86.8% - Battlefield 3 (X360, PS3, PC)
85.9% - Battlefield 1943 (X360, PS3, PC)
84.8% - Battlefield: Bad Company (X360, PS3)
83.5% - Battlefield Vietnam (PC)
82.5% - Battlefield 1942: Secret Weapons of WWII (PC)
81.0% - Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (X360, PS2, Xbox)
80.9% - Battlefield 1942: The Road to Rome (PC)
79.7% - Battlefield 2142 (PC)
78.6% - Battlefield 2142: Northern Strike (PC)
78.1% - Battlefield 2: Special Forces (PC)
73.1% - Battlefield Heroes (PC) 
Upcoming Games 
Battlefield 4 (PC) - TBA 2013

Bomberman (Hudson Soft)

Est. 1983
Est. 1983
85.7% - Bomberman Blast (Wii) 
85.2% - Bomberman Live (X360) 
83.7% - Bomberman Online (DC) 
83.6% - Bomberman Tournament (GBA) 
82.6% - Saturn Bomberman (SAT) 
81.1% - Bomberman Ultra (PS3) 
79.3% - Bomberman Generation (PS2) 
78.8% - Bomberman Land Touch! (DS) 
75.6% - Bomberman (DS, PSP) 
74.0% - Bomberman Land Touch! 2 (DS) 
73.4% - Bomberman Max 2 (GBA)
72.8% - Bomberman: Party Edition (PS) 
69.0% - Bomberman Jetters (GCN) 
68.9% - Bomberman 64 (N64) 
68.6% - Bomberman 64: The Second Attack! (N64) 
68.4% - Atomic Bomberman (PC) 
67.9% - Bomberman Live: Battlefest (X360) 
64.8% - Bomberman Story DS (DS) 
63.4% - Bomberman World (PS) 
61.9% - Bomberman Fantasy Race (PS) 
61.9% - Bomberman Hardball (PS2) 
58.7% - Bomberman Land (Wii, PSP) 
40.2% - Bomberman Kart (PS2) 
34.0% - Bomberman: Act Zero (X360)

Brothers in Arms (Gearbox Software)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
88.6% - Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (PS2, Xbox, PC)
85.2% - Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood (PS2, Xbox, PC)
77.8% - Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (X360, PS3, PC)
72.8% - Brothers in Arms DS (DS)
65.1% - Brothers in Arms: D-Day (PSP)
46.5% - Brothers in Arms: Double Time (Wii)

Burnout (Criterion)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
93.3% - Burnout 3: Takedown (PS2, Xbox) 
90.5% - Burnout Revenge (PS2, Xbox, X360) 

89.4% - Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
88.3% - Burnout Paradise (X360, PS3) 
87.7% - Burnout Legends (PSP, DS) 
80.3% - Burnout (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
76.3% - Burnout Dominator (PS2, PSP)
69.5% - Burnout Crash! (X360, PS3)

Call of Duty (Infinity Ward, Treyarch)

Est. 2003
Est. 2003
94.2% - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (X360, PS3, PC)
93.4% - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
91.7% - Call of Duty (PC)

89.8% - Call of Duty 2 (X360, PC)
88.4% - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS)
88.4% - Call of Duty: Black Ops (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS)
86.9% - Call of Duty: United Offensive (PC)  
85.9% - Call of Duty: Black Ops II (X360, PS3, PC, WiiU)
85.8% - Call of Duty: World at War (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS)
82.7% - Call of Duty 3 (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, Xbox)
79.9% - Call of Duty: Big Red One (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
78.5% - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Reflex Edition (Wii)
77.2% - Call of Duty: Finest Hour (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
74.5% - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - Mobilized (DS)
64.7% - Call of Duty: Roads to Victory (PSP)
32.9% - Call of Duty: Black Ops - Declassified (PSVita)

Call of Juarez (Techland)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
79.0% - Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood (X360, PS3, PC)
75.4% - Call of Juarez (X360, PC)
47.7% - Call of Juarez: The Cartel (X360, PS3, PC) 
Upcoming Games
Call of Juarez: Gunslinger (X360, PS3, PC) - TBA 2013

Castlevania (Konami)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986
93.4% - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PS, X360, PS3) 
90.2% - Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)
 
88.3% - Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (GBA) 
88.0% - Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA) 
85.5% - Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (DS) 
85.3% - Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (DS) 
85.0% - Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (GBA) 
83.1% - Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (X360, PS3) 
81.4% - Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (Wii) 
81.4% - Castlevania: Dracula X Chronicles (PSP) 
78.7% - Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (PS2) 
72.7% - Castlevania (N64) 
72.5% - Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (PS2, Xbox) 
71.0% - Castlevania: Harmony of Despair (X360) 
63.8% - Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (N64) 
52.7% - Castlevania: Judgment (Wii) 
Upcoming Games  
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (3DS) - March 5th, 2013
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (X360, PS3) - TBA 2013

Civilization (Firaxis Games)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991
93.2% - Civilization IV (PC) 
91.3% - Civilization II (PC, PS) 

89.1% - Civilization V (PC) 
88.8% - Civilization III (PC) 
87.0% - Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword (PC) 
85.4% - Civilization III: Conquests (PC) 
85.3% - Civilization: Revolution (X360, PS3, DS) 
82.9% - Civilization IV: Warlords (PC)  
80.9% - Civilization V: Gods & Kings (PC)
80.1% - Civilization IV: Colonization (PC)
65.7% - Civilization II: Test of Time (PC) 
62.5% - Civilization III: Play the World (PC)

Crash Bandicoot (Naughty Dog, Various)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
91.8% - Crash Team Racing (PS)
89.1% - Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (PS)
88.5% - Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (PS)
80.4% - Crash Bandicoot (PS)
78.2% - Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure (GBA)
74.8% - Crash Bandicoot 2: N-Tranced (GBA)
74.6% - Crash: Mind Over Mutant (X360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
72.0% - Crash of the Titans (X360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP)
71.3% - Crash Bash (PS)
70.5% - Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
69.7% - Crash Nitro Kart (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)
68.8% - Crash Twinsanity (PS2, Xbox)
68.6% - Crash Tag Team Racing (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PSP)
64.2% - Crash Bandicoot Purple: Ripto's Rampage
(GBA)

Crysis (Crytek)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
90.2% - Crysis (PC, X360, PS3)
85.7% - Crysis 2 (PC, X360, PS3)
84.7% - Crysis Warhead (PC) 
Upcoming Games
Crysis 3 (X360, PS3, PC) - February 13th, 2013

Once Crytek polished up and finished with their previous work, Far Cry, the German developer carried their core talent and created a completely new intellectual property: Crysis. The original Crysis—established in late 2007—was infamous for its ludicrously high PC specs in order to run the game at a decent frame rate. Despite this major hurdle for customers to overcome, Crysis was a very well-received game and was considered the best looking game of all time at the time of its release. Crytek has since released a smaller follow-up to the original game plus a proper sequel since then, as well as re-releasing the original game on home consoles (albeit with less visual prowess). Crytek announced Crysis 3 at E3 2012, set in a decaying New York City, to be released in early 2013 using CryEngine 3.


Dead or Alive (Team Ninja)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
91.4% - Dead or Alive 2 (DC, PS2)
86.2% - Dead or Alive 3 (Xbox)
85.4% - Dead or Alive 4 (X360)
84.5% - Dead or Alive Ultimate (Xbox)
83.9% - Dead or Alive (PS, SAT)
82.2% - Dead or Alive: Dimensions (3DS) 
79.4% - Dead or Alive 5 (X360, PS3)
74.1% - Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball (Xbox)
54.4% - Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (X360)
37.5% - Dead or Alive: Paradise (PSP)

Dead Rising (Capcom)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
85.1% - Dead Rising (X360)
82.5% - Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (X360)
80.3% - Dead Rising 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
75.4% - Dead Rising 2: Case West (X360) 
72.9% - Dead Rising 2: Off the Record (X360, PS3, PC)
62.1% - Dead Rising: Chop 'Till You Drop (Wii) 

Dead Space (Visceral Games) 

Est. 2008
Est. 2008
89.4% - Dead Space 2 (X360, PS3, PC) 
89.1% - Dead Space (X360, PS3, PC) 
83.8% - Dead Space Extraction (Wii, PS3) 
40.4% - Dead Space Ignition (X360, PS3) 
Upcoming Games
Dead Space 3 (X360, PS3, PC) - February 5th, 2013

Deus Ex (Eidos Interactive)

Est. 2000
Est. 2000
91.6% - Deus Ex (PC)
90.0% - Deus Ex: Human Revolution (X360, PS3, PC)

85.4% - Deus Ex: Invisible War (PS2, Xbox, PC)
83.0% - Deus Ex: The Conspiracy (PS2)

Devil May Cry (Capcom)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
92.6% - Devil May Cry (PS2)
84.6% - Devil May Cry 4 (X360, PS3, PC)
84.1% - Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening (PS2)
73.6% - Devil May Cry 2 (PS2)
Upcoming Games
Devil May Cry (X360, PS3) - January 15th, 2013

Diablo (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
89.3% - Diablo (PC, PS)
88.6% - Diablo II (PC)
87.6% - Diablo III (PC)
85.9% - Diablo II: Lord of Destruction (PC)

Donkey Kong (Nintendo)

Est. 1981
Est. 1981
92.2% - Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES, GBA, GBC)
90.5% - Donkey Kong Country (SNES, GBC)

88.7% - Diddy Kong Racing (N64, DS)
87.8% - Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
87.7% - Donkey Kong 64 (N64)
84.9% - Donkey Kong (GB)
81.8% - Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (GCN)
81.3% - Donkey Kong Land III (GB)
79.0% - Donkey Kong Land 2 (GB)
77.6% - Donkey Konga (GCN)
75.1% - Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES, GBA)
71.7% - Donkey Konga 2 (GCN)
44.4% - Donkey Kong: Barrel Blast (Wii)

Dragon Age (BioWare)

Est. 2009
Est. 2009
90.3% - Dragon Age: Origins (PC, X360, PS3)
80.9% - Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening (PC, X360, PS3)
80.4% - Dragon Age II (PC, X360, PS3)
Upcoming Games
Dragon Age III: Inquisition (PC) - TBA 2013

Driver (Ubisoft Reflections)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
87.5% - Driver (PS, PC, GBC) 
81.0% - Driver: San Francisco (X360, PS3, PC)
70.2% - Driver: Parallel Lines (PS2, Xbox, PC, Wii)
69.2% - Driver 2 (PS, GBA)
60.0% - Driv3r (PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
59.9% - Driver '76 (PSP)
43.8% - Driver: Renegade (3DS)

Duke Nukem (Apogee Software, 3D-Realms, Gearbox Software, Various)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991
88.5% - Duke Nukem 3D (PC, SAT, X360)
81.1% - Duke Nukem Advance (GBA)
77.5% - Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project (PC, X360)
75.3% - Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (PS)
74.3% - Duke Nukem 64 (N64)
73.3% - Duke Nukem (GBC)
67.3% - Duke Nukem: Zero Hour (N64)
59.6% - Duke Nukem: Land of the Babes (PS) 
49.2% - Duke Nukem Forever (X360, PS3, PC)
38.8% - Duke Nukem: Critical Mass (DS)

The Elder Scrolls (Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
95.2% - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (X360, PS3, PC)
93.8% - The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (X360, PS3, PC)
89.2% - The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Xbox, PC)
87.6% - The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles (X360, PS3, PC)
82.7% - The Elder Scrolls IV: Knights of the Nine (X360, PS3, PC)
82.5% - The Elder Scrolls III: Bloodmoon (PC) 
81.6% - The Elder Scrolls V: Dragonborn (X360)
80.8% - The Elder Scrolls III: Tribunal (PC)
78.8% - The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (PC)
77.6% - The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard (PC)
76.2% - The Elder Scrolls V: Dawnguard (X360, PC)
Upcoming Games 
The Elder Scrolls Online (PC) - TBA 2013

Fable (Lionhead Studios)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004
88.4% - Fable II (X360)
85.4% - Fable (Xbox)
83.5% - Fable: The Lost Chapters (Xbox, PC)
80.1% - Fable III (X360, PC) 
62.5% - Fable: The Journey (X360)
54.0% - Fable Heroes (X360)
52.3% - Fable II: Pub Games (X360)

Fallout (Black Isle Studios, Bethesda Game Studios)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997
92.8% - Fallout 3 (X360, PS3, PC)
91.6% - Fallout (PC)

87.0% - Fallout 2 (PC)
84.2% - Fallout: New Vegas (X360, PS3, PC)
80.9% - Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel (PC)
65.6% - Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel (Xbox, PS2)

Far Cry (Crytek, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004
89.9% - Far Cry 3 (X360, PS3, PC)
89.5% - Far Cry (PC)
86.7% - Far Cry: Instincts (Xbox)
84.6% - Far Cry 2 (X360, PS3, PC)
77.2% - Far Cry: Instincts - Predator (Xbox)
76.6% - Far Cry: Instincts - Evolution (Xbox)
37.6% - Far Cry: Vengeance (Wii)

Final Fantasy (SquareSoft, Square-Enix)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987
Main Series 
93.7% - Final Fantasy III (SNES)
93.3% - Final Fantasy IX (PS)
92.1% - Final Fantasy VII (PS, PC)
91.8% - Final Fantasy X (PS2)
 
90.8% - Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
90.7% - Final Fantasy VI: Advance (GBA)

89.4% - Final Fantasy II (SNES)
89.2% - FInal Fantasy VIII (PS, PC)
86.3% - Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
85.1% - Final Fantasy XI (PS2, PC, X360)
85.1% - Final Fantasy IV (DS) 
84.9% - Final Fantasy XIII  (X360, PS3)
83.2% - Final Fantasy IV: Advance (GBA)
82.5% - Final Fantasy V Advance (GBA)
80.0% - FInal Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls (GBA)
79.4% - Final Fantasy XIII-2 (X360, PS3)
77.7% - Final Fantasy III (DS)
74.1% - Final Fantasy IV: The After Years (Wii)
49.3% - Final Fantasy XIV (PC)
Crystal Chronicles Series
80.7% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles (GCN)
79.9% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King (Wii)
77.0% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time (DS, Wii)
76.9% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fate (DS)
72.4% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord (Wii)
67.5% - Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers (Wii)
Tactics Series
88.3% - Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions (PSP)
87.6% - Final Fantasy Tactics Advance (GBA)
83.0% - Final Fantasy Tactics (PS)
81.1% - Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift (DS) 
Other Games
82.5% - Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
81.1% - Dissidia Final Fantasy (PSP) 
80.6% - Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
79.7% - Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings (DS)
79.1% - Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy (PSP)
76.6% - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales (DS)
76.2% - Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon (Wii)
73.8% - Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS)
70.0% - Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest (SNES)
60.2% - Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (PSP)
Upcoming Games
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (X360, PS3) - TBA 2013 
Final Fantasy Versus XIII (PS3) - TBA
Final Fantasy Type-0 (PSP) - TBA 

Despite the fact that Hironobu Sakaguchi labelled his last-ditch effort in the game industry as "Final" Fantasy, the immense popularity of the NES classic was so popular that it spawned subsequent sequels such as Final Fantasy II and III a short time later. The franchise got so popular, in fact, that the series grew even larger with Nintendo's release of the Super Famicom in 1990 where Square released three more Final Fantasy titles (IV, V, and the much beloved Final Fantasy VI). Around the time when Nintendo and Sony were both talking up their next consoles after the SNES-Genesis era, it was then Square mentioned that they would release their next iteration of the series on Sony's PlayStation platform because of Nintendo's lack of storage on Nintendo 64 cartridges. Final Fantasy VII was released in 1997 and the series' popularity hit an all-time high. Seven was the first Final Fantasy to use three-dimensional graphics and it was also a far-cry from the series' medieval setting, instead being set in a futuristic world. Square also released two more games (VIII and IX) during this era on the PlayStation, all of which were very well received by fans and critics alike. 
 
Square continued to support the PlayStation brand after the release of the PlayStation 2 with Final Fantasy X, XI, and XII. Final Fantasy X is well-regarded as one of the best games in the entire series, while Final Fantasy XI and XII took a different approach with the recent boom of MMORPGs hitting the industry (even though XII is strictly a single-player game). The franchise continued its success with many spin-off and remakes on both the PlayStation 2 and eventually the Gamecube (which was the first time a Final Fantasy game was released on a Nintendo platform in nearly a decade) and the franchise dominated Japan's charts every year with many handheld releases on both the Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable. It wasn't until 2010 (late 2009 in Japan) when the series finally found a home on the powerful next-generation machines—the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3—with the release of Final Fantasy XIII. Square has also released a sequel to Final Fantasy XIII, fittingly called "XIII-2", released a second MMORPG (Final Fantasy XIV on the PC with very poor reception) and has also hinted at even more games to hit the market in the future. With popularity like this, who wouldn't.

Fire Emblem (Intelligent Systems) 

Est. 1990
Est. 1990
91.6% - Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS) 
88.6% - Fire Emblem (GBA) 
85.9% - Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GCN) 
84.8% - Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA) 
80.8% - Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon (DS) 
79.0% - Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)

Forza Motorsport (Turn-10 Studios)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
93.0% - Forza Motorsport (Xbox)
92.3% - Forza Motorsport 3 (X360)
 
90.5% - Forza Motorsport 4 (X360)
90.0% - Forza Motorsport 2 (X360) 
86.1% - Forza Horizon (X360)

Gears of War (Epic Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
94.0% - Gears of War (X360, PC)
93.3% - Gears of War 2 (X360)
91.5% - Gears of War 3 (X360)
 
Upcoming Games 
Gears of War: Judgement (X360) - March 19th, 2013

God of War (Sony Santa Monica Studio)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
93.6% - God of War (PS2)
92.6% - God of War II (PS2)
92.6% - God of War III (PS3)
91.1% - God of War: Chains of Olympus (PSP)

87.2% - God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP) 
Upcoming Games 
God of War: Ascension (PS3) - March 12th, 2013

Golden Sun (Camelot Software)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
89.7% - Golden Sun (GBA) 
87.1% - Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA)
80.4% - Golden Sun: Dark Dawn (DS)

Grand Theft Auto (Rockstar North)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997
97.1% - Grand Theft Auto IV (X360, PS3, PC)
95.3% - Grand Theft Auto III (PS2, PC)
95.1% - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2, Xbox, PC)
94.4% - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2, PC)
92.9% - Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (DS, PSP)

89.8% - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost and Damned (X360, PS3)
89.7% - Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony (X360, PS3)
87.5% - Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP, PS2)
85.1% - Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP, PS2)
78.5% - Grand Theft Auto (PC, PS, GBC)
74.5% - Grand Theft Auto: London 1969 (PC, PS)
71.5% - Grand Theft Auto 2 (PC, PS, DC, GBC)
70.9% - Grand Theft Auto (GBA) 
Upcoming Games
Grand Theft Auto V (X360, PS3) - September 17th, 2013

Gran Turismo (Polyphony Digital)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
95.1% - Gran Turismo (PS)
94.5% - Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2)
92.4% - Gran Turismo 2 (PS)

89.4% - Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
84.4% - Gran Turismo 5 (PS3)
79.8% - Gran Turismo 5: Prologue (PS3)
74.5% - Gran Turismo (PSP)
68.8% - Gran Turismo 4: Prologue (PS2) 

Guild Wars (ArenaNet)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
90.2% - Guild Wars 2 (PC)
89.9% - Guild Wars (PC) 
85.6% - Guild Wars: Factions (PC) 
84.2% - Guild Wars: Nightfall (PC) 
79.3% - Guild Wars: Eye of the North (PC)

Guitar Hero (Harmonix, Neversoft)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
92.3% - Guitar Hero II (X360, PS2)
92.0% - Guitar Hero (PS2)

89.6% - Guitar Hero 5 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
89.3% - DJ Hero 2 (X360, PS3, Wii)
86.5% - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
86.4% - DJ Hero (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
86.3% - Guitar Hero: World Tour (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2)
85.9% - Guitar Hero Metallica (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
80.1% - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (X360, PS3, Wii)
73.8% - Guitar Hero Smash Hits (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
72.6% - Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2)
72.1% - Guitar Hero: On Tour (DS)
71.7% - Guitar Hero: On Tour - Modern Hits (DS)
71.6% - Guitar Hero: On Tour - Decades (DS)
69.4% - Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80's (PS2)
63.0% - Guitar Hero: Van Halen (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)

Half-Life (Valve)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
Main Series
95.5% - Half-Life 2 (PC, PS2, Xbox)
94.0% - Half-Life (PC, PS2)
90.7% - Half-Life 2: Episode Two (PC)

89.2% - Half-Life: Counter-Strike (PC)
85.6% - Half-Life 2: Episode One (PC)
85.5% - Half-Life: Opposing Force (PC)
67.4% - Half-Life: Blue Shift (PC)
Portal Series
95.2% - Portal 2 (PC, X360, PS3)
88.8% - Portal (PC)
88.6% - Portal: Still Alive (X360)
Upcoming Games
Half-Life 2: Episode Three (PC) - TBA

Halo (Bungie, 343 Studios)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
95.6% - Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox, PC)
94.6% - Halo 2 (Xbox, PC)
93.5% - Halo 3 (X360)
91.8% - Halo: Reach (X360)
 
87.2% - Halo 4 (X360)
84.7% - Halo 3: ODST (X360)
82.0% - Halo Wars (X360)
81.8% - Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (X360)

Hitman (IO Interactive)

 Est. 2000
 Est. 2000
85.0% - Hitman 2: Silent Assassin (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
84.8% - Hitman: Absolution (X360, PS3, PC)
83.0% - Hitman: Blood Money (X360, PS2, Xbox, PC)
79.9% - Hitman: Contracts (PS2, Xbox, PC)
73.7% - Hitman: Codename 47 (PC)

Hot Shots Golf (Clap Hanz)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
85.8% - Hot Shots Golf 3 (PS2) 
83.2% - Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 (PSP) 
83.0% - Hot Shots Golf 2 (PS) 
82.1% - Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee (PSP) 
81.8% - Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds (PS3) 
81.5% - Hot Shots Golf Fore! (PS2) 
77.3% - Hot Shots Golf: World InVITAtional (PSVita)

Jak & Daxter (Naughty Dog)

 Est. 2001
 Est. 2001
90.2% - Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2)
87.9% - Jak II (PS2)
86.6% - Daxter (PSP)
85.4% - Jak 3 (PS2)
77.0% - Jak X: Combat Racing (PS2)
72.5% - Jak & Daxter: The Lost Frontier (PSP, PS2)

Killzone (Guerilla Games)

 Est. 2004
 Est. 2004
90.5% - Killzone 2 (PS3)
86.4% - Killzone 3 (PS3)
79.8% - Killzone: Liberation (PSP)
74.0% - Killzone (PS2) 
Upcoming Games
Killzone: Mercenary (PSVita) - September 17th, 2013

Kingdom Hearts (Square-Enix)

 Est. 2002
 Est. 2002
87.5% - Kingdom Hearts II (PS2)
86.6% - Kingdom Hearts (PS2)
82.5% - Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep (PSP)
78.1% - Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
77.5% - Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories (GBA)
76.7% - Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days (DS)
71.1% - Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories (PS2)
69.9% - Kingdom Hearts Re:coded (DS)

Kirby (HAL Laboratory)

 Est. 1992
 Est. 1992
88.8% - Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
87.5% - Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)
84.5% - Kirby Mass Attack (DS)
82.6% - Kirby: Tilt 'n' Tumble (GBC)
80.5% - Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land (GBA) 
80.4% - Kirby's Return to Dream Land (Wii)
79.5% - Kirby: Super Star Ultra (DS)
79.1% - Kirby & the Amazing Mirror (GBA)
75.1% - Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards (N64)
75.0% - Kirby's Pinball Land (GB)
72.7% - Kirby: Squeak Squad (GBA)
65.9% - Kirby Air Ride (GCN)
64.8% - Kirby's Dream Land (GB)

The Legend of Zelda (Nintendo)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986
97.5% - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
95.0% - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN, Wii)
94.4% - The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)

94.0% - The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)

93.1% - The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) 
92.9% - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES) 
92.2% - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)
91.9% - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
91.7% - The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (GBA)
 
91.4% - The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
91.2% - The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB, GBC)
 
90.4% - The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)

88.8% - The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
87.1% - The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (DS) 
85.4% - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary (DS)
84.5% - The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures (GCN)

LEGO (Traveller's Tales)

Est. 2005
Est. 2005
86.8% - LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy (X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS, PSP, GBA) 
81.9% - LEGO Lord of the Rings (X360, PS3, PC, 3DS, PSVita)
81.8% - LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga (X360, PS3, Wii, DS) 
81.4% - LEGO Batman: The Video Game (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP) 
81.2% - LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes  (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS, PSVita)
81.1% - LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP) 
80.9% - LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, PSP)  
79.9% - LEGO Star Wars (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA) 
78.7% - LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7  (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS, PSP, PSVita)
78.1% - LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, 3DS, DS, PSP)
75.0% - LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS, PSP)
74.1% - LEGO Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS, PSP)
Upcoming Games
LEGO City Undercover (WiiU) - March 18th, 2013 
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (X360, PS3, PC, WiiU, 3DS, PSVita)

LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule)

 Est. 2008
 Est. 2008
94.7% - LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
92.1% - LittleBigPlanet 2 (PS3)
 
88.7% - LittleBigPlanet PSVita (PSVita)
87.6% - LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
72.7% - LittleBigPlanet Karting (PS3)

The LittleBigPlanet franchise is, arguably, best known for being one of the best outlets for user-created content. It was a platformer with a ridiculously deep level-creator, letting the most dedicated users create some incredibly unique stages. The 2008 original was incredibly well received, garnering many end of the year awards and selling relatively well for a new intellectual property. Media Molecule followed up their original release with a PSP version in 2009, a second LittleBigPlanet—aptly named LittleBigPlanet 2—in 2011, as well as another handheld title on the PlayStation Vita named, you guessed it, "LittleBigPlanet" in 2012.


Madden NFL Football (EA Sports)

Est. 1988
Est. 1988
92.4% - Madden NFL 2002 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, N64, GBA, GBC)
92.1% - Madden NFL 2004 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, GBA)
91.2% - Madden NFL 2003 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, GBA)
90.5% - Madden NFL 2001 (PS2, PC, PS, N64, GBC)
90.3% - Madden NFL 2005 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS, GBA)

88.6% - Madden NFL 2000 (PS, N64, PC, GBC)
87.6% - Madden NFL 99 (PS, N64, PC)
86.5% - Madden NFL 10 (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, PSP)
85.9% - Madden NFL 09 (X360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, DS, PSP) 
85.6% - Madden NFL 97 (PS, N64, PC) 
85.6% - Madden NFL 11 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
85.2% - Madden NFL 06 (X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS, PSP, GBA) 
84.8% - Madden NFL 13  (X360, PS3, Wii, PSVita)
84.5% - Madden NFL 07 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, PSP, GBA) 
83.2% - Madden NFL 08 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, PSP, GBA)  
79.8% - Madden NFL 12 (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, PSP)
70.7% - Madden NFL Arcade (X360, PS3)
50.0% - Madden NFL Football (3DS) 
Upcoming Games
Madden NFL 25 (X360, PS3, WiiU) - August 27th, 2013

Mario (Nintendo)

 Est. 1981
 Est. 1981
Main Series
97.6% - Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
97.3% - Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
96.4% - Super Mario 64 (N64)
95.0% - Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
 
94.4% - Super Mario World (SNES)
92.6% - Super Mario Bros. Deluxe (GBC) 
92.4% - Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2 (GBA)
92.3% - Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3 (GBA)
91.4% - Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)

90.2% - Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
89.5% - Yoshi's Island: Super Advance 3 (GBA)
89.1% - New Super Mario Bros. (DS)
88.2% - New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
86.3% - Super Mario 64 DS (DS) 
84.7% - New Super Mario Bros. U (WiiU)  
83.1% - Super Mario Land 3: Wario Land (GB)
82.1% - Super Mario Advance (GBA) 
79.6% - Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (GB)
78.4% - New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
77.9% - Super Mario Land (GB) 
Mario Kart Series
93.6% - Super Mario Kart (SNES)
91.4% - Mario Kart: Super Circuit (GBA)
91.3% - Mario Kart DS (DS)

87.0% - Mario Kart 64 (N64)
87.0% - Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)
85.1% - Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
82.1% - Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
Paper Mario Series
88.8% - Paper Mario (N64)
88.2% - Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)
85.2% - Super Paper Mario (Wii)  
76.5% - Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Mario & Luigi Series 
91.0% - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)
90.5% - Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)

85.2% - Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time (DS)
Smash Bros. Series
92.8% - Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii) 
90.3% - Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN) 

78.3% - Super Smash Bros. (N64) 
Sports Games 
91.5% - Mario Tennis (N64, GBC)
87.7% - Mario Golf (N64, GBC)
85.6% - Mario Golf: Advance Tour (GBA)
82.1% - Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (GCN) 
80.9% - Mario Power Tennis (GCN) 
80.8% - Mario Tennis: Power Tour (GBA) 
79.8% - Mario Strikers Charged (Wii) 
76.6% - Mario Superstar Baseball (GCN) 
76.3% - Super Mario Strikers (GCN) 
75.9% - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Wii, DS) 
70.6% - Mario Hoops 3 on 3 (DS) 
70.0% - Super Mario Sluggers (Wii) 
69.1% - Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games (Wii, DS) 
68.7% - Mario Tennis Open (3DS)
65.6% - Mario Sports Mix (Wii)
Vs. Donkey Kong Series
83.5% - Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (DS) 
80.1% - Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS) 
79.9% - Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA) 
77.4% - Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS)
Yoshi Series
81.2% - Yoshi's Island DS (DS)
75.6% - Yoshi Touch & Go (DS)
62.7% - Yoshi's Story (N64)
61.9% - Yoshi Topsy-Turvy (GBA) 
Mario Party Series
78.8% - Mario Party (N64) 
75.9% - Mario Party 2 (N64)
75.2% - Mario Party 9 (Wii)
73.6% - Mario Party 3 (N64) 
73.2% - Mario Party 6 (GCN) 
73.2% - Mario Party 4 (GCN) 
72.2% - Mario Party DS (DS) 
70.9% - Mario Party 5 (GCN) 
65.4% - Mario Party 7 (GCN) 
63.0% - Mario Party 8 (Wii) 
56.4% - Mario Party Advance (GBA)  
Dr. Mario 
78.3% - Dr. Mario Express (DS) 
76.4% - Dr. Mario / Puzzle League (GBA) 
73.0% - Dr. Mario Online RX (Wii) 
70.0% - Dr. Mario 64 (N64) 
66.9% - Dr. Mario (GB)
Other Games
89.1% - Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
75.3% - Mario's Picross (GB) 
71.8% - Dance Dance Revolution: Mario Mix (GCN) 
71.5% - Mario Paint (SNES)  
64.8% - Mario Pinball Land (GBA) 
Upcoming Games 
Yarn Yoshi (working title) (WiiU) - TBA

Mass Effect (BioWare)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
95.6% - Mass Effect 2 (X360, PC, PS3)
92.1% - Mass Effect 3 (X360, PC, PS3, WiiU)
91.2% - Mass Effect (X360, PC)


The Mass Effect franchise has been one of the most successful intellectual properties introduced in the 7th console generation. The 2007 original was BioWare's spiritual successor to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, using the same type of RPG mechanics with more action-heavy combat scenarios. While the original saw mixed success, it wasn't until 2010's "Mass Effect 2" where BioWare hit the nail on the head. The sequel—often regarded as both BioWare's best game yet and 2010's best game of the year—continued the planned trilogy by continuing your specific story of Commander Shepard with you imported Mass Effect 1 save. The trilogy concluded in 2012 with mixed opinion. While many critics praised Mass Effect 3 for being the most well-realized game in terms of visual design and gameplay, many fans believed that the game's story ended poorly which saw major fan backlash toward the Edmonton-based BioWare. It was also the first game to introduce multiplayer—a series first.

Max Payne (Remedy Entertainment, Rockstar Games)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
89.2% - Max Payne (PS2, Xbox, PC, GBA)
88.5% - Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (PS2, Xbox, PC)
86.4% - Max Payne 3 (X360, PS3, PC)

Medal of Honor (Electronic Arts)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
91.3% - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (PC)
87.3% - Medal of Honor (PS) 
86.6% - Medal of Honor: Frontline (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
85.7% - Medal of Honor: Underground (PS, GBA) 
81.1% - Medal of Honor: Infiltrator (GBA) 
80.2% - Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault (PC) 
77.5% - Medal of Honor: Airborne (X360, PS3, PC) 
75.1% - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Spearhead (PC) 
74.9% - Medal of Honor (X360, PS3, PC) 
74.4% - Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (Wii, PSP) 
73.2% - Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
69.6% - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
68.9% - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault - Breakthrough (PC) 
68.8% - Medal of Honor: Heroes (PSP)
64.4% - Medal of Honor: Vanguard (Wii, PS2)
52.3% - Medal of Honor: Warfighter (X360, PS3, PC)

Metal Gear (Kojima Productions)

 Est. 1987
 Est. 1987
95.6% - Metal Gear Solid (GBC)
95.0% - Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
93.8% - Metal Gear Solid (PS, PC)
93.6% - Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (PS3)
93.2% - Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (PS2)
91.8% - Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)

88.8% - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (PSP)
87.0% - Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP)
86.7% - Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance (PS2, Xbox, PC)
85.5% - Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (GCN)
79.7% - Metal Gear Acid 2 (PSP) 
78.4% - Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)
77.0% - Metal Gear Acid (PSP)
70.6% - Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions (PS)
64.7% - Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus (PSP)
Upcoming Games

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (X360, PS3) - February 19th, 2013 
Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (Unknown) - TBA 
Metal Gear Solid V (Unknown) - TBA

Metroid (Nintendo)

Est. 1986
Est. 1986
96.4% - Metroid Prime (GCN)
95.5% - Super Metroid (SNES)
92.1% - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes (GCN)
91.4% - Metroid Fusion (GBA)
90.2% - Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (Wii)

89.9% - Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
84.0% - Metroid Prime: Hunters (DS)
80.2% - Metroid Prime Pinball (DS)
78.6% - Metroid: Other M (Wii)
78.0% - Metroid II: Return of Samus (GB)

Monster Hunter (Capcom)

Est. 2004
Est. 2004
85.0% - Monster Hunter Tri (Wii) 
81.7% - Monster Hunter Freedom Unite (PSP) 
72.8% - Monster Hunter Freedom 2 (PSP) 
71.6% - Monster Hunter Freedom (PSP) 
69.0% - Monster Hunter (PS2) 
Upcoming Games 
Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (3DS, WiiU) - TBA 2013
Monster Hunter 4 (3DS) - TBA

Mortal Kombat (NetherRealms)

 Est. 1992
 Est. 1992
87.7% - Mortal Kombat (X360, PS3, PSVita)
85.9% - Mortal Kombat II (SNES, GEN)
84.3% - Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance (Xbox, PS2, GCN, GBA)
82.1% - Mortal Kombat: Deception (Xbox, PS2, GCN)
80.6% - Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (Xbox, PS2)
77.6% - Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe (X360, PS3)
77.4% - Mortal Kombat: Armageddon (Xbox, PS2, Wii)
77.3% - Mortal Kombat 4 (N64, PS, PC, GBC)
76.4% - Mortal Kombat: Tournament Edition (GBA)
73.0% - Ultimate Mortal Kombat (DS)
70.9% - Mortal Kombat: Unchained (PSP)
68.2% - Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (SNES, GEN, SAT, X360)
55.0% - Mortal Kombat Gold (DC)
44.8% - Mortal Komat Mythologies: Sub-Zero (N64)
40.2% - Mortal Komat: Special Forces (PS)
33.7% - Mortal Kombat Advance (GBA)

Need For Speed (EA Canada, EA Black Box, Criterion)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
88.8% - Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (X360, PS3, PC, Wii)
88.0% - Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
85.6% - Need For Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PS, PC)
84.9% - Need For Speed: High Stakes (PS, PC)
84.5% - Need For Speed: Underground 2 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS, GBA)
84.4% - Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed (PS, PC, GBA)
84.3% - Need For Speed: Underground (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA) 
84.1% - Need For Speed: Most Wanted (X360, PS3, PC, PSVita)
83.7% - SHIFT 2: Unleashed (X360, PS3, PC)
83.5% - Need For Speed: SHIFT (X360, PS3, PC, PSP)
83.0% - Need For Speed: Most Wanted (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, DS, GBA)
81.4% - Need For Speed: V-Rally 2 (PS)
78.5% - Need For Speed: Carbon (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, PS2, Xbox, GCN)
77.3% - Need For Speed: Underground - Rivals (PSP)
74.8% - Need For Speed: ProStreet (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP)
74.7% - Need For Speed: Most Wanted 5-1-0 (PSP)
73.3% - Need For Speed: Nitro (Wii, DS)
72.9% - Need For Speed: V-Rally (PS) 
71.4% - Need For Speed II (PS, PC)
71.0% - Need For Speed: Carbon - Own the City (PSP, DS, GBA) 
69.8% - Need For Speed: The Run (X360, PS3, Wii, DS)
64.6% - Need For Speed: Undercover (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP, GBA)
63.8% - Need For Speed World (PC)

Neverwinter Nights (BioWare, Obsidian Entertainment)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002
89.0% - Neverwinter Nights (PC)
84.0% - Neverwinter Nights: Hordes of the Underdark (PC)
82.6% - Neverwinter Nights 2 (PC)
82.0% - Neverwinter Nights: Shadows of the Undrentide (PC)
81.9% - Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (PC)
72.7% - Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (PC)
68.0% - Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate (PC)

Ninja Gaiden (Team Ninja)

Est. 1988
Est. 1988
94.8% - Ninja Gaiden Black (Xbox)
92.5% - Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)

86.8% - Ninja Gaiden Sigma (PS3, PSVita)
83.4% - Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
83.2% - Ninja Gaiden: Dragon Sword (DS)
81.3% - Ninja Gaiden II (X360) 
64.2% - Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor's Edge  (WiiU)
56.5% - Ninja Gaiden 3 (X360, PS3) 
Upcoming Games 
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Unknown) - TBA

Nintendo Wars (Intelligent Systems)

Est. 1988
Est. 1988
92.7% - Advance Wars (GBA)
90.5% - Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)
90.2% - Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising (GBA)

85.5% - Advance Wars: Days of Ruin (DS)
76.7% - Battalion Wars (GCN)
74.3% - Battalion Wars 2 (Wii) 

Oddworld (Oddworld Inhabitants)

Est. 1997
Est. 1997
90.4% - Oddworld: Abe's Exoddus (PS, PC)
87.9% - Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee (PS, PC)
87.3% - Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Xbox, PC, PS3)
79.3% - Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee (Xbox, PC, GBA)
76.7% - Oddworld Adventures (GBC)

PixelJunk (Q-Games)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
87.2% - PixelJunk Shooter (PS3)
87.1% - PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe (PSP)
84.8% - PixelJunk Shooter 2 (PS3)
84.0% - PixelJunk Monsters (PS3)
82.2% - PixelJunk Eden (PS3) 
76.0% - PixelJunk SideScroller (PS3) 
67.4% - PixelJunk 4am (PS3)
63.7% - PixelJunk Racers (PS3)

Pokemon (Game Freak)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
Main Series
91.4% - Pokemon Gold/Silver (GBC)

88.3% - Pokemon Red/Blue (GB)
88.0% - Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver (DS)
87.2% - Pokemon Black/White (DS)
85.1% - Pokemon Yellow (GB)
85.1% - Pokemon Diamond/Pearl (DS)
84.2% - Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire (GBA)
83.3% - Pokemon Platinum (DS)
82.6% - Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen (GBA) 
81.9% - Pokemon Black/White 2 (DS)
79.9% - Pokemon Crystal (GBC)
76.7% - Pokemon Emerald (GBA) 
Spin-Off Games
90.2% - Pokemon Puzzle Challenge (GBC)
82.4% - Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)
82.2% - Pokemon Puzzle League (N64)
81.7% - Pokemon Pinball (GBC) 
81.7% - Pokemon Conquest (DS)
80.8% - Pokemon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire (GBA)
79.3% - Pokemon Stadium (N64)
77.1% - Pokemon Snap (N64)
74.1% - Pokemon Colosseum (GCN)
74.1% - Pokemon Stadium 2 (N64)
73.8% - Pokemon Trozei! (DS)
67.1% - Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness (GCN)
66.2% - Pokemon Rumble (Wii) 
61.5% - Pokemon Rumble Blast (3DS)
53.2% - Pokemon Battle Revolution (Wii)
52.0% - Pokemon Channel (GCN)
49.2% - Pokemon Dash (DS)
43.1% - My Pokemon Ranch (Wii)
Ranger Series
70.6% - Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia (DS)
70.1% - Pokemon Ranger: Guardian Signs (DS)
69.3% - Pokemon Ranger (DS)
Mystery Dungeon Series
70.8% - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue/Red Rescue Team (GBA, DS)
62.4% - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness/Time (DS)
55.5% - Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS) 
Upcoming Games 
Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) - March 24th, 2013
Pokemon X/Y (3DS) - TBA 2013

Prince of Persia (Broderbund, Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 1989
Est. 1989
92.7% - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA, PS3)
86.6% - Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS3)
85.3% - Prince of Persia: Warrior Within (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS3)
84.1% - Prince of Persia (X360, PS3, PC)
80.9% - Prince of Persia Classic (X360)
78.2% - Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (X360, PS3, Wii, PC, DS, PSP)
71.2% - Prince of Persia: Rival Swords (Wii, PSP)
67.9% - Prince of Persia: Revelations (PSP)
67.9% - Prince of Persia (GB)
65.2% - Battles of Prince of Persia (DS)
64.6% - Prince of Persia: The Fallen King (DS)
64.2% - Prince of Persia 3D (PC, DC)

Professor Layton (Level-5)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
87.3% - Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (DS)
86.2% - Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS)
85.4% - Professor Layton and the Diabolical Box (DS) 
83.7% - Professor Layton and the Last Specter (DS)
83.1% - Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask (3DS)

Project Gotham Racing (Bizarre Creations)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
93.2% - Project Gotham Racing 2 (Xbox) 
88.7% - Project Gotham Racing 3 (Xbox) 
87.3% - Project Gotham Racing (Xbox) 
86.5% - Project Gotham Racing 4 (X360)

Quake (id Software)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
93.6% - Quake (PC, SAT, N64)
91.9% - Quake III Arena (PC, DC)

88.5% - Quake II (PC, N64, PS)
84.2% - Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (PC, X360, PS3)
81.7% - Quake 4 (PC, X360)
74.0% - Quake III: Team Arena (PC)
68.4% - Quake Arena Arcade (X360)

Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002
91.4% - Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (PS2)
90.6% - Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (PS2)

89.9% - Ratchet & Clank (PS2)
88.6% - Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (PS3)
87.9% - Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time (PS3)
85.4% - Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters (PSP, PS2)
82.7% - Ratchet: Deadlocked (PS2)
77.8% - Ratchet & Clank Future: Quest for Booty (PS3)
73.5% - Secret Agent Clank (PSP, PS2)
70.4% - Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One (PS3)
63.7% - Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault (PS3, PSVita)

Rayman (Ubisoft)

Est. 1995
Est. 1995
Main Series
92.7% - Rayman 2: The Great Escape (DC, PS, N64, PC)

91.3% - Rayman Origins (X360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, PSVita)
85.2% - Rayman 2: Revolution (PS2)
85.1% - Rayman Advance (GBA)
83.3% - Rayman (PS, SAT, PC, GBC)
82.4% - Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, GBA)
65.0% - Rayman 3D (3DS)
61.7% - Rayman Rush (PS)
61.4% - Rayman Arena (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
59.3% - Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge (GBA)
58.7% - Rayman DS (DS)
Raving Rabbids Series
79.0% - Rabbids Go Home (Wii, DS) 
76.7% - Rayman Raving Rabbids (X360, Wii, PC, PS2, DS, GBA)
73.0% - Rayman Raving Rabbids: TV Party (Wii, DS)
68.8% - Rayman Raving Rabbids 2 (Wii, DS) 
65.9% - Raving Rabbids: Travel in Time (Wii, 3DS, DS) 
62.7% - Raving Rabbids: Alive and Kicking (X360) 
Upcoming Games 
Rayman Legends (X360, PS3, WiiU) - September 2013

Red Faction (Volition Inc.)

Est. 2001
Est. 2001
87.9% - Red Faction (PS2, PC)
86.7% - Red Faction: Guerilla (X360, PS3, PC)
83.8% - Red Faction II (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
76.0% - Red Faction: Armageddon (X360, PS3, PC)
54.7% - Red Faction: Battlegrounds (X360, PS3)

Resident Evil (Capcom)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
95.8% - Resident Evil 4 (GCN, PS2, PC, X360, PS3)
93.6% - Resident Evil Code: Veronica (DC, PS2, GCN, X360, PS3)
92.6% - Resident Evil 2 (PS, N64, DC, PC, GCN)
91.5% - Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition (Wii)
90.0% - Resident Evil (PS, SAT)

89.7% - Resident Evil (GCN)
88.5% - Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS, DC, PC, GCN)
87.1% - Resident Evil 5 (X360, PS3, PC)
84.2% - Resident Evil 0 (GCN)
83.6% - Resident Evil: Revelations (3DS)
75.1% - Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles (Wii)
74.5% - Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles (Wii)
71.9% - Resident Evil: Deadly Silence (DS)
70.8% - Resident Evil: Outbreak (PS2)
67.4% - Resident Evil 6 (X360, PS3)
66.9% - Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D (3DS)
66.7% - Resident Evil: Dead Aim (PS2)
63.0% - Resident Evil: Outbreak File #2 (PS2)
56.5% - Resident Evil Gaiden (GBC)
51.8% - Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City (X360, PS3)
42.1% - Resident Evil: Survivor (PS)

Resistance (Insomniac Games)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
86.9% - Resistance 2 (PS3)
86.7% - Resistance: Fall of Man (PS3)
84.3% - Resistance 3 (PS3)
83.2% - Resistance: Retribution (PSP)
58.8% - Resistance: Burning Skies (PSVita)

Ridge Racer (Namco)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993
88.7% - Ridge Racer (PSP)
88.2% - R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (PS)
84.6% - Ridge Racer 64 (N64)
79.9% - Ridge Racer V (PS2)
79.5% - Ridge Racer 7 (PS3)
75.8% - Ridge Racer 6 (X360) 
75.7% - Ridge Racer Unbounded (X360, PS3)
75.2% - Ridge Racer 3D (3DS) 
69.9% - Ridge Racer 2 (PSP)
64.3% - Ridge Racer DS (DS) 
44.3% - Ridge Racer (PSVita)

Rock Band (Harmonix)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
92.4% - Rock Band 3 (X360, PS3, Wii, DS)
92.3% - Rock Band 2 (X360, PS3, Wii)
92.0% - Rock Band (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
90.0% - The Beatles: Rock Band (X360, PS3, Wii)

79.9% - Rock Band Unplugged (PSP) 
79.0% - Rock Band Blitz (X360, PS3)
78.9% - LEGO Rock Band (X360, PS3, Wii, DS)
77.5% - Green Day: Rock Band (X360, PS3, Wii) 

Silent Hill (Konami)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
85.8% - Silent Hill 2 (PS2, PC)
84.0% - Silent Hill (PS)
83.8% - Silent Hill 3 (PS2, PC)
82.4% - Silent Hill 2: Restless Dreams (Xbox)
78.8% - Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (Wii, PS2, PSP)
78.1% - Silent Hill: Origins (PS2, PSP)
76.1% - Silent Hill 4: The Room (PS2, Xbox, PC)
73.2% - The Silent Hill Experience (PSP)
71.8% - Silent Hill: Homecoming (X360, PS3, PC) 
66.8% - Silent Hill: Downpour (X360, PS3)
61.6% - Silent Hill: Book of Memories (PSVita) 

The Sims (Maxis)

Est. 2000
Est. 2000
PC Series 
90.9% - The Sims 2 (PC)
89.8% - The Sims (PC)  
86.7% - The Sims 3 (PC)
78.9% - The Sims: Medieval  (PC)
74.3% - The Sims Online (PC) 
PC Expansions 
85.5% - The Sims: Hot Date (PC)  
82.7% - The Sims 3: World Adventures (PC)
81.1% - The Sims 2: University (PC) 
80.3% - The Sims: Unleashed (PC) 
79.1% - The Sims 2: Open For Business (PC) 
78.4% - The Sims: Makin' Magic (PC) 
77.5% - The Sims: Livin' Large (PC) 
77.3% - The Sims: Vacation (PC)  
77.0% - The Sims 3: Supernatural (PC)
77.0% - The Sims: Superstar (PC) 
76.7% - The Sims 2: Seasons (PC) 
76.2% - The Sims 2: Free Time (PC)
76.2% - The Sims 2: Pets (PC) 
76.0% - The Sims: House Party (PC) 
75.9% - The Sims 2: Nightlife (PC) 
73.9% - The Sims 3: Generations (PC)
Console Series 
85.8% - The Sims (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
83.4% - The Sims: Bustin' Out (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)  
80.7% - The Sims 3 (X360, PS3)  
76.6% - The Sims 2 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, PSP)  
75.5% - The Sims 2: Castaway (Wii, PS2, PC, DS, PSP) 
71.9% - The Sims 3: Pets (X360, PS3, PC, 3DS)
69.9% - The Sims 2: Pets (Wii, PS2, Xbox, GCN) 

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (Atlus)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
93.9% - Persona 4: Golden (PSVita) 
92.4% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (PS2)
90.6% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 Portable (PSP)

87.6% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 FES (PS2) 
87.4% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 (PS2) 
86.8% - Persona 4 Arena (X360, PS3)
83.8% - Persona 2: Eternal Punishment (PS)
79.8% - Revelations: Persona (PS)
78.2% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona (PSP)
77.0% - Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Portable - Innocent Sin (PSP)

Sly Cooper (Sucker Punch)

Est. 2002
Est. 2002
88.0% - Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2)
85.2% - Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2)
84.0% - Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS2)
75.5% - Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)

SOCOM (Zipper Interactive)

 Est. 2002
 Est. 2002
87.0% - SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2) 
83.4% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2) 
81.5% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo (PSP) 
80.9% - SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS2) 
79.8% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo 2 (PSP) 
75.1% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Fireteam Bravo 3 (PSP) 
73.8% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Tactical Strike (PSP) 
73.0% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Combined Assault (PS2) 
71.0% - SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy SEALs (PS3) 
67.4% - SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs - Confrontation (PS3)

Sonic the Hedgehog (Sonic Team)

Est. 1991
Est. 1991
Main Series
91.9% - Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
90.2% - Sonic the Hedgehog (GEN)

86.5% - Sonic Adventure (DC) 
83.9% - Sonic CD (SCD, X360, PS3)
83.8% - Sonic Adventure 2 (DC)
78.4% - Sonic Generations (X360, PS3, PC, 3DS)
78.0% - Sonic Colors (Wii, DS)
75.6% - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 (X360, PS3, Wii)
75.4% - Sonic Heroes (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
72.6% - Sonic Adventure 2: Battle (GCN)
71.3% - Sonic and the Secret Rings (Wii)
66.6% - Sonic 3D Blast (SAT, GEN)
66.2% - Sonic Rivals (PSP)
66.1% - Sonic Unleashed (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2)
64.0% - Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut (GCN) 
63.7% - Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II (X360, PS3, Wii, PC)
63.1% - Sonic Rivals 2 (PSP) 
55.3% - Sonic and the Black Knight (Wii) 
48.7% - Sonic the Hedgehog (X360, PS3) 
Handheld Series
85.3% - Sonic Advance 2 (GBA) 
84.1% - Sonic Advance (GBA) 
83.2% - Sonic Rush (DS) 
81.4% - Sonic Advance 3 (GBA) 
80.2% - Sonic Rush Adventure (DS) 
Spin-Off Games
83.1% - Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed  (X360, PS3, WiiU, PC, 3DS, PSVita)
79.4% - Sonic Pinball Party (GBA)
79.2% - Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (X360, PS3, Wii, DS)
73.9% - Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood (DS)
73.8% - Sonic Jam (SAT)
69.3% - Sonic Battle (GBA)
68.9% - Sonic R (SAT)
63.5% - Sonic Riders (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC)
59.3% - Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (PS2, Wii)
56.3% - Sonic Shuffle (DC)
51.3% - Sonic Free Riders (X360)

SoulCalibur (Namco)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
96.9% - SoulCalibur (DC, X360)
92.1% - SoulCalibur II (GCN, Xbox, PS2)

86.4% - SoulCalibur III (PS2)
85.4% - SoulCalibur IV (X360, PS3)
80.2% - SoulCalibur V (X360, PS3)
79.7% - SoulCalibur: Broken Destiny (PSP)
52.3% - SoulCalibur Legends (Wii)

Spyro the Dragon (Insomniac Games, Various)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
90.6% - Spyro: Year of the Dragon (PS)
86.6% - Spyro the Dragon (PS)
86.6% - Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage (PS) 
81.9% - The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night (Wii, PS2, DS, GBA)  
81.6% - Skylanders Giants  (X360, PS3, Wii, 3DS)
81.0% - Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure  (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, 3DS)
77.2% - Spyro 2: Season of Flame (GBA)
74.5% - Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs (GBA)
71.8% - Spyro: Season of Ice (GBA)
71.3% - The Legend of Spyro: A New Beginning (PS2, Xbox, GCN, DS, GBA) 
65.8% - Spyro: A Hero's Tail (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
65.1% - The Legend of Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS) 
58.6% - Spyro Orange: The Cortex Conspiracy (GBA) 
55.4% - Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (PS2, GCN) 
53.6% - Spyro: Shadow Legacy (DS) 
Upcoming Games 
Skylanders: SWAP Force (X360, PS3, WiiU) - TBA 2013

SSX (EA Sports Canada)

Est. 2000
Est. 2000
92.5% - SSX Tricky (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)
92.3% - SSX 3 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA)
92.2% - SSX (PS2)
 
82.2% - SSX (X360, PS3) 
81.7% - SSX On Tour (PS2, Xbox, GCN)
74.4% - SSX Blur (Wii)

Starcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
95.0% - Starcraft: Brood War (PC)
92.9% - Starcraft (PC)
92.3% - Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC)

77.1% - Starcraft 64 (N64)
Upcoming Games
Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm (PC) - March 12th, 2013
Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void (PC) - TBA 

Star Fox (Nintendo)

Est. 1993
Est. 1993
89.3% - Star Fox 64 (N64)
88.0% - Star Fox (SNES)
82.2% - Star Fox 64 3D (3DS)
80.8% - Star Fox Adventures (GCN)
75.6% - Star Fox Command (DS)
70.7% - Star Fox Assault (GCN)

Street Fighter (Capcom)

Est. 1987
Est. 1987
93.6% - Street Fighter IV (X360, PS3, PC)
91.7% - Street Fighter Alpha 3 (PS, DC, GBA)
91.3% - Super Street Fighter IV (X360, PS3, 3DS)

88.8% - Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD Remix (X360, PS3) 
86.8% - Street Fighter Alpha 2 (SAT, PS)
86.1% - Street Fighter EX Plus Alpha (PS)
85.6% - Street Fighter III: Third Strike - Online Edition (X360, PS3)
83.9% - Street Fighter x Tekken (X360, PS3)
83.4% - Super Street Fighter II Turbo: Revival (GBA)
81.3% - Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max (PSP)
80.6% - Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (DC)
79.7% - Street Fighter III: Double Impact (DC)
79.4% - Street Fighter Alpha: Warriors' Dreams (PS, GBC)
74.0% - Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter (PS)
73.4% - Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (X360)
73.0% - Street Fighter EX2 Plus (PS)
68.7% - Street Fighter EX3 (PS2)
64.2% - X-Men vs. Street Fighter (PS, SAT)

Syphon Filter (Sony Bend Studios)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
87.2% - Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror (PSP, PS2)
86.9% - Syphon Filter (PS) 
84.3% - Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow (PSP, PS2)
81.3% - Syphon Filter 2 (PS)
74.6% - Syphon Filter 3 (PS)
65.1% - Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain (PS2)

Tales (Namco)

Est. 1995
Est. 1995
85.6% - Tales of Symphonia (GCN)
82.8% - Tales of Eternia (PSP)
81.8% - Tales of Vesperia (X360, PS3) 
80.0% - Tales of Graces f (PS3)
80.0% - Tales of the Abyss (PS2, 3DS)
78.6% - Tales of Destiny II (PS)
73.4% - Tales of Destiny  (PS) 
73.3% - Tales of Phantasia  (GBA) 
72.8% - Tales of Legendia (PS2)
70.5% - Tales of Symphonia: Tales of the New World (Wii)
67.8% - Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology (PSP)

Tekken (Namco)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
96.3% - Tekken 3 (PS)
92.5% - Tekken 2 (PS)

89.3% - Tekken 5 (PS2)
88.4% - Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection (PS3, PSP)
85.8% - Tekken TAG Tournament (PS2) 
83.3% - Tekken TAG Tournament 2 (X360, PS3, WiiU)
82.7% - Tekken 6 (X360, PS3, PSP)
81.4% - Tekken 4 (PS2)
79.4% - Tekken Advance (GBA) 
68.7% - Tekken Hybrid (PS3)
66.5% - Tekken 3D Prime Edition (3DS)
Upcoming Games
Tekken x Street Fighter (X360, PS3) - TBA

Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics)

Est. 1996
Est. 1996
91.7% - Tomb Raider (PC, PS, SAT, GBC)
86.2% - Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (X360, PS3, PC)
86.2% - Tomb Raider II (PC, PS)
84.3% - Tomb Raider: Anniversary (X360, PC, Wii, PS2, PSP)
82.9% - Tomb Raider: Legend (X360, PC, Xbox, GCN, PS2, DS, PSP, GBA)
79.2% - Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (PC, PS, DC)
78.0% - Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft (PS, PC)
76.7% - Tomb Raider: Curse of the Sword (GBC)
75.5% - Tomb Raider: Underworld (X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS)
70.6% - Tomb Raider Chronicles (PS, DC)
65.1% - Tomb Raider: The Prophecy (GBA)
56.4% - Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PS2, PC)
Upcoming Games
Tomb Raider (X360, PS3, PC) - March 5th, 2013

Tom Clancy (Ubisoft Montreal)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
Splinter Cell Series 
93.9% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox, PS2, PC, DS) 
92.6% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox, PS2, PC, GCN, GBA)
92.2% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox, PS2, PC, GCN) 

89.3% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Xbox, PS2, PC, GCN, X360, PS3, Wii)
86.4% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction (X360, PC) 
58.2% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials (PSP) 
55.1% - Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell 3D (3DS)
Ghost Recon Series 
90.6% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter (X360, PC, Xbox, PS2)

86.6% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 (X360, PS3, PC, PSP)
85.3% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Xbox, PS2, PC, GCN)
83.6% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon 2: Summit Strike (Xbox, PC) 
83.2% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Desert Siege (PC)
81.6% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Island Thunder (Xbox, PC)
79.2% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier  (X360, PS3, PC)
79.1% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars (3DS)
70.7% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm (Xbox)
56.0% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Predator (PSP)
46.9% - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon (Wii)
Rainbow Six Series 
89.4% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas (X360, PC) 
88.0% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3 (Xbox, PS2, PC, PSP) 
86.0% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear (PC, PS, DC, GBA) 
85.6% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (PC) 
84.7% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Black Arrow (Xbox) 
83.7% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (X360, PS3, PC) 
81.9% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six (PC, DC, N64, PS, GBC) 
72.8% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Lockdown (Xbox, PS2, PC, GCN) 
71.1% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Athena Sword (PC) 
66.4% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Covert Ops Essentials (PC) 
56.6% - Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Critical Hour (Xbox) 
Other Games 
78.8% - Tom Clancy's EndWar (X360, PS3, PC, PSP, DS) 
74.4% - Tom Clancy's HAWX (X360, PS3, PC) 
69.0% - Tom Clancy's HAWX 2 (X360, PS3, PC) 
Upcoming Games 
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist (X360, PS3, PC) - August 20th, 2013
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Patriots (X360, PS3, PC) - TBA

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (Neversoft, Robomodo)

Est. 1999
Est. 1999
94.9% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS, N64, DC, PC, GBA, GBC) 
94.0% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (PS, N64, DC, GBC) 
93.4% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, N64, GBA) 
92.6% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, GBA) 
90.6% - Tony Hawk's Underground (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA) 

86.4% - Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (PS2, Xbox, GCN, GBA) 
84.5% - Tony Hawk's American Sk8land (DS) 
83.2% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2x (Xbox) 
82.9% - Tony Hawk's Underground 2: Remix (PSP) 
81.6% - Tony Hawk's Project 8 (X360, PS3, PS2, Xbox, PSP) 
78.9% - Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (X360, PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC) 
77.9% - Tony Hawk's Proving Ground (X360, PS3, Wii, PS2, DS) 
77.3% - Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam (Wii, DS)  
68.6% - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD (X360, PS3, PC)
60.9% - Tony Hawk: SHRED (X360, PS3, Wii) 
52.7% - Tony Hawk: RIDE (X360, PS3, Wii)

Total War (Creative Assembly)

Est. 2000
Est. 2000
91.6% - Rome: Total War (PC)
89.3% - Shogun 2: Total War (PC)
88.9% - Empire: Total War (PC)
88.5% - Medieval: Total War (PC) 
87.2% - Medieval II: Total War (PC) 
87.1% - Shogun: Total War (PC) 
85.1% - Medieval II: Total War - Kingdoms (PC) 
83.4% - Medieval Total War - Viking Invasion (PC) 
82.0% - Rome: Total War - Barbarian Invasion (PC) 
81.6% - Napoleon: Total War (PC) 
74.8% - Spartan: Total Warrior (PS2, Xbox, GCN) 
Upcoming Games 
Rome II: Total War (PC) - TBA 2013

Twisted Metal (Various)

Est. 1995
Est. 1995
88.5% - Twisted Metal: Black (PS2)
86.4% - Twisted Metal 2 (PS) 
78.8% - Twisted Metal: Head-On (PSP) 
76.3% - Twisted Metal (PS3)
75.3% - Twisted Metal: Black Online (PS2)
68.0% - Twisted Metal 4 (PS)
66.9% - Twisted Metal (PS)
57.1% - Twisted Metal Small Brawl (PS)
49.0% - Twisted Metal III (PS)

Uncharted (Naughty Dog)

Est. 2007
Est. 2007
96.3% - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
91.8% - Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PS3)

89.7% - Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
80.8% - Uncharted: Golden Abyss (PSVita) 
65.6% - Uncharted: Fight For Fortune (PSVita)

Unreal (Epic Games)

Est. 1998
Est. 1998
93.6% - Unreal Tournament (PC, DC, PS2)
92.6% - Unreal Tournament 2004 (PC)

88.5% - Unreal (PC)
88.0% - Unreal Tournament 2003 (PC)
86.6% - Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (Xbox)
86.2% - Unreal Tournament III (X360, PS3, PC)
83.0% - Unreal Championship (Xbox)

Viva Pinata (Rare)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
85.4% - Viva Pinata (X360, PC)
82.6% - Viva Pinata: Pocket Paradise (DS)
82.2% - Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (X360)
58.0% - Viva Pinata: Party Animals (X360)

Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
94.8% - Warcraft II: The Tides of Darkness (PC)
93.1% - Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (PC)
92.7% - World of Warcraft: The Wrath of the Lich King (PC)
91.9% - World of Warcraft (PC)
91.5% - World of Warcraft: Cataclysm (PC)
91.0% - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)
90.8% - Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (PC)
  
82.8% - World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria (PC)
82.3% - Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal (PC)
76.3% - Warcraft II: The Dark Saga (SAT, PS) 

Wario (Nintendo)

Est. 1994
Est. 1994
Main Series
90.4% - Wario Land 3 (GBC)

86.9% - Wario Land II (GBC, GB)
85.2% - Wario Land 4 (GBA)
78.4% - Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii)
72.8% - Wario World (GCN)
62.8% - Wario: Master of Disguise (DS)
WarioWare Series
89.0% - WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (GBA, GCN)
87.5% - WarioWare: Twisted (GBA)
84.6% - WarioWare: D.I.Y. (DS)
82.0% - WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii)
81.6% - WarioWare: Touched! (DS)
51.8% - WarioWare: Snapped! (DS) 
Upcoming Games 
Game & Wario (WiiU) - TBA

Wii (Nintendo)

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
83.0% - Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
81.2% - Wii Fit (Wii)
80.8% - Wii Fit Plus (Wii)
76.2% - Wii Sports (Wii)
70.4% - Wii Party (Wii)
66.8% - Wii Chess (Wii)
64.1% - Wii Music (Wii)
61.7% - Wii Play (Wii)
61.2% - Wii Play Motion (Wii)

WipEout (Psygnosis, SCE Studio Liverpool)

Est. 1995
Est. 1995
94.6% - WipEout XL (PS, SAT, PC)
90.8% - WipEout HD (PS3)

88.4% - WipEout Pure (PSP)
87.2% - WipEout 3 (PS)
86.1% - WipEout 64 (N64)
84.2% - WipEout Pulse (PSP)
84.0% - WipEout Fusion (PS2)
80.1% - WipEout 2048 (PSVita)

Yakuza (SEGA) 

Est. 2006
Est. 2006
79.9% - Yakuza 4 (PS3) 
79.7% - Yakuza 3 (PS3) 
78.1% - Yakuza 2 (PS2) 
77.2% - Yakuza (PS2) 
63.5% - Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3) 
Upcoming Games
Yakuza 5 (PS3) - TBA
 
Platform Legend
3DS (Nintendo 3DS) -- DC (Dreamcast) -- DS (Nintendo DS) -- GB (Gameboy) -- GBA (Gameboy Advance) -- GBC (Gameboy Color) --  
GCN (Gamecube)
-- GEN (Genesis/Mega Drive) -- N64 (Nintendo 64) -- PC (Personal Computer) -- PS (PlayStation) -- PS2 (PlayStation 2) --  
PS3 (PlayStation 3)
 -- PSP (PlayStation Portable) -- PSVita (PlayStation Vita) -- SCD (SEGA CD) --- SAT (SEGA Saturn) -- SNES (Super Nintendo) -- Wii (Nintendo Wii) --  
WiiU (Nintendo Wii U)
 --  Xbox (Xbox) -- X360 (Xbox 360)
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LK's Top 30 Games of All Time #5-1 + Honorable Mentions

 
PLEASE READ: I wrote this entire top 30 games thing a while ago—actually, before I even finished high school (I think anyways... whatever). As I went through all of it when posting it I decided not to touch it just to get it up. As of right now (when I wrote this little paragraph), this list wouldn't look nearly the same if I did it over. I sort of mixed my favorite games and what I think are the best games together, making a weird overall list. So yeah, it's not written especially well, and lots of the text is just explaining the game which was definitely unnecessary. Please don't complement me on this list; it's not that good. But like I said, I just wanted to get it up so... Boom goes the dynamite:

5. Half-Life 2 (PC)