Video games have been around for a long, long time. Many of the top video games on this list were released in the 1980s and 1990s and many of them helped shape gaming as we know it today. These are my favorite video games of all time. If you’ve played any of these, I’m sure you’ll agree with me:
Super Mario Bros
Super Mario Bros is a platform game developed and published by Nintendo. It was released in 1985 on the NES, and it has been re-released for almost every console since then. The game stars Mario, who must rescue Princess Toadstool from Bowser.
The game has become an icon of gaming culture and many people’s first foray into video games. It is also one of the best selling games of all time, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide as of 2010.
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda
The Legend of Zelda is an action-adventure game series developed and published by Nintendo. The series centers on Link, the main protagonist and character to which the player controls throughout the majority of each game, in his quest to save Princess Zelda and Hyrule from Ganon, who is often considered a recurring villain (although he is not always the main antagonist). Each game in The Legend of Zelda series takes place in Hyrule, with its own unique world, story line and gameplay mechanics. Most titles take place from Link’s perspective, with him being either young or old depending on the title. The series consists of 17 games across multiple platforms; some are direct sequels while others are prequels or remakes.
Platforms: Arcade, NES (Nintendo Entertainment System) and Game Boy Advance ports. This is the classic game that introduced us to Mario, Pauline and Donkey Kong. The game was released for the arcade in 1981 before being ported for several popular home consoles including the NES and Game Boy Advance. In this game you play as Mario who must climb ladders, jump over barrels thrown by Donkey Kong and grab Pauline who has been taken from him by this ape creature.
In 1980, Namco released Pac-Man. The game is a maze game where the player controls the titular character, who must eat all of the dots in a maze while avoiding four ghosts and escape from them once they are turned blue by eating power pills. It was very popular at first but then its popularity began to wane until it was brought back by overwhelming demand with sequels such as Ms. Pac-Man and Super Smash Brothers: Melee featuring characters from this franchise.
As one of the most recognizable video game characters ever created and one of the very first arcade games to showcase sound effects, Pac-Man remains an icon for gamers everywhere
Tetris is a puzzle video game released in 1984, created by Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov. It’s the most popular of all time! The objective of Tetris is to manipulate different shaped blocks as they fall from the top of the playing field. You can rotate pieces and position them to create lines at their bottom end. Once a row has been filled, it disappears from view. If there are no more moves left, then you lose!
In 2008, Tetris was selected by Time Magazine as one of the 100 greatest video games ever made!
In the early days of video games, there were few titles that could be considered “great” or even “good.” Perhaps the most popular of these was Space Invaders, a 1978 arcade game developed by Taito.
Space Invaders is a fixed shooter—a type of game where players use a single weapon to shoot down enemies that appear on screen. In most fixed shooters, players move their weapons around the playing field and fire at targets as they appear; Space Invader’s unique twist was that your gun moved along with you, keeping pace as you moved from left to right across your screen.
With its simple design and addictive gameplay (it’s easy to get lost in an hour-long session), Space Invaders soon became one of the biggest hits in video gaming history; it made Taito enough money that they had no need for any future success: They could have put out another game every year for 50 years and still have been just as successful as before!
Doom is not just a great FPS game, it’s one of the best games ever made, period. Released in 1993, Doom features a space marine fighting off demons on Mars. The game was designed by id Software and received many awards for its gameplay and innovations in first-person shooting mechanics. It also spawned numerous sequels, including the popular Doom II: Hell On Earth (1994) and Final Doom (1995).
Portal 2 is a first-person puzzle-platform video game developed and published by Valve Corporation. It was released on April 19, 2011.
The sequel to Portal, it expands on the initial game’s limited story by introducing new gameplay elements and areas, along with characters and an ending that connects it to the Half-Life series. The result of Valve’s desire for new content for Portal 2 was an expansion named Portal Stories: Mel; this expansion takes place within the original game’s setting and offers more insight into Aperture Science through the exploration of its facilities by Chell (the protagonist) and her robotic sidekick Wheatley.
The game received critical acclaim after its release, with praise directed at its well-written story, unique humor, great voice acting, enjoyable gameplay mechanics and overall presentation. Reviewers also enjoyed playing through levels cooperatively with friends or other players online via Xbox Live or Steamworks as well as engaging in various multiplayer modes.
These are the best video games ever made
This is our list of the best video games of all time.
- Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest (NES)
- Final Fantasy VII (PS1)
So there you have it. These games are the best of all time, ranked in no particular order. Now get out there and enjoy them!