The 100 greatest video games of all time according to their Metacritic score (20-1)

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20 – Super Mario Odyssey – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Switch

The first sandbox-style Mario game since Super Mario Sunshine on the GameCube, this platform title allows both running and jumping through huge 3D worlds.

19 – Grand Theft Auto III – Metascore: 97 – Platform: PlayStation 2

Another Rockstar Games classic! Grand Theft Auto III enables the players to operate 50 plus vehicles including ice cream trucks, as well as enjoy three hours of a huge array of music.

18 – Metroid Prime – Metascore: 97 – Platform: GameCube

The bounty hunter known as Samus Aran, who is armed with power beams and a gravity suit, returns for a new and exciting mission on Tallon IV.

17 – Grand Theft Auto V – Metascore: 97 – Platform: PlayStation 4

Another entry from Rockstar Games makes up this impressive list. Set in Los Santos, this latest addition provides the opportunity for yet more dangerous and daring heists.

16 – Red Dead Redemption 2 – Metascore: 97 – Platform: PlayStation 4

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V, Red Dead Redemption 2 is set in America’s Wild West in 1899. There is also the added bonus of a brand new online multiplayer experience.

15 – Perfect Dark – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Nintendo 64

Playing as agent Joanna Dark, you must uncover the truth behind dateDyne Corporation’s recent breakthroughs, which could ultimately mean serious ramifications for all of mankind.

14 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 – Metatscore: 97 – Platform: PlayStation 2

Another entry from Tony Hawk’s incredible skating franchise, this particular game enables players to challenge up to four friends in online competitions over a LAN or the internet.

13 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Switch

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild also features on Nintendo’s latest creation, Switch. This title enables you to explore the world of Hyrule anyway you like. You will need to battle your way through numerous enemies, solve a range of puzzles and hunt wild beasts.

12 – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Dreamcast

What was so impressive about Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 was the added feature of building your own custom skate parks with a real time 3D editor as well as the typical one-player career mode.

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11 – Grand Theft Auto V – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Xbox 360

Xbox 360’s Grand Theft Auto V comes in next. Set in Los Santos, this latest addition provides the opportunity for yet more dangerous and daring heists.

10 – Grand Theft Auto V – Metascore: 97 – Platform: PlayStation 3

Entering the top 10 games and just ahead of Xbox 360’s version of Grand Theft Auto V is PlayStation 3’s take on this classic title.

9 – Grand Theft Auto V – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Xbox One

Xbox One’s Grand Theft Auto V addition is next up. Ultimately the storytelling as well as the game play is what makes this title so impressive.

8 – Red Dead Redemption 2 – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Xbox One

Xbox One’s version of Red Dead Redemption 2 appears next on the list, ahead of its PlayStation 4’s counterpart. It is set in America’s Wild West in 1899. There is also the added bonus of a brand new online multiplayer experience.

7 – Super Mario Galaxy 2 – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Wii

The sequel to Mario’s original galaxy exploration, Super Mario Galaxy 2 has the added bonus of incorporating entirely new galaxies to discover as well as being able to team up with dinosaur partner Yoshi, for some of the stages at least!

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6 – Super Mario Galaxy – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Wii

The original Super Mario Galaxy appears next on this list. Metacritic’s 2007 Wii Game of the Year includes bizarre planets as well as coming up against enemies old and new.

5 – Grand Theft Auto IV – Metascore: 98 – Platform: Xbox 360

Metacritic’s 2008 Xbox 360 Game of the Year, GTA IV gives you the opportunity to find both fortune and status in Liberty City.

4 – SoulCalibur – Metascore: 98 – Platform: Dreamcast

This title is widely considered as the greatest weapons-based fighter game of all-time. Soul Calibur enables players the opportunity to attempt amazing combos as well as experience incredible graphics.

3 – Grand Theft Auto IV – Metascore: 98 – Platform: PlayStation 3

Just ahead of its Xbox 360 counterpart is Metacritic’s 2008 PS3 Game of the Year.

2 – Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 – Metascore: 98 – Platform: PlayStation

This Tony Hawk title is widely considered as one of the last truly fantastic games to be released on the PlayStation console.

1 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – Metascore: 99 – Platform: Nintendo 64

Coming in at number one is The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Farm-boy Link goes up against the evil King of the Gerudo Thieves, Ganondorf. You as Link are ultimately tasked with stopping Ganondorf by travelling through time to gain the power of the Seven Sages.

So there you have it – the 100 greatest games of all time as per their Metascore. Do you agree ultimately with this outcome? Feel free to give us your thoughts on what you would consider to be the greatest video game of all time.

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