The 50 greatest video games of all time have been named

Gaming can be a hot topic of debate at the best of times, but what if someone asked you to name the best game of all time?

It’s a question that is certainly going to split opinion, but thanks to Rankers and its readers, they have made the decision for you with a list of games that include PC, console, mobile and arcade games.

Over the years we have had some great consoles, ranging from the PlayStation brand to the Xbox brand. However, we have also had Nintendo to thank for some ultimate classic gaming.

Each and every console has provided us with a classic game here or there, but now it’s time to count down the best of the best.

Games ranked 50-31 are a broad range of fighting, role-playing and action games, so let’s not wait any longer, let’s see what makes the list!


50. Half-Life 2 (2004)

49. Super Mario Kart (1992)

48. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (2002)

47. Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition (1998)

46. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006)

45. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)

44. Super Metroid (1994)

43. Halo 3 (2007)

42. Street Fighter II (1992)

41. Portal (2007)

40. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009)

39. Crash Bandicoot (1996)

38. Final Fantasy VII (1997)

37. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)

36. Diablo II (2000)

35. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

34. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild (2017)

33. Super Smash Bros. (1999)

32. Donkey Kong Country (1994)

31. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003)

Summary 50-31

Among the games listed in 50-31, there are some unforgettable titles such as ‘Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’ that sits at 37.

The popular first-person shooter comes in higher than Nintendo classics like ‘Super Mario Kart’ and ‘Pokemon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition’.

All but one of the titles listed appeared before 2010 – ‘The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild’ is the only one post-2010 and that comes in at 34.


30. Fallout 3 (2008)

29. BioShock (2007)

28. Metal Gear Solid (1998)

27. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005)

26. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)

25. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)

24. Batman: Arkham City (2011)

23. God of War (2005)

22. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988)

21. Mortal Kombat (1992)

20. Pokemon Gold Version (2000)

19. The Legend of Zelda (1986)

18. Fallout: New Vegas (2010)

17. GoldenEye 007 (1997)

16. Super Mario World (1990)

15. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

14. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (2000)

13. Assassin’s Creed II (2009)

12. Super Mario 64 (1996)

11. Minecraft (2009)

Summary 30-11

Approaching the top 10, there’s a real mixed bag.

There’s more recognition for ‘The Legend of Zelda’ franchise, with ‘A Link to the Past’, ‘Ocarina of Time’, and ‘Majora’s Mask’ and the 1986 original version itself all featuring.

The appearance of three ‘Super Mario’ games shows how popular that is with gamers.


10. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

9. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001)

8. Doom (1993)

7. Mario Kart 64 (1996)

6. Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001)

5. Red Dead Redemption (2010)

4. Pokemon Red Version (1996)

3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2014)

2. The Last of Us (2013)

1. Grand Theft Auto V (2013)

Summary – Top 10

The top 10 video games of all time, according to Ranker and their readers, is jam-packed with action and role-playing titles aplenty.

Top of the pile, action-adventure title ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ allows players to explore the world of Los Santos and Blaine County, completing a series of missions along the way.

The latest instalment of the Rockstar Games classic beats the likes of ‘The Last of Us’ and ‘The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt’ – a title that had previously been voted the best game of the 2010s by Ranker and their readers.

Unsurprisingly, Nintendo is also well represented, with ‘Pokemon Red Version’, ‘Super Smash Bros. Melee’, and ‘Mario Kart 64’ all present.

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