The 100 greatest video games of all time according to their Metacritic score (40-21)

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40 – Grand Turismo - Metascore: 96 - Platform: PlayStation

The original Grand Turismo racing game, which introduced players to an exhilarating high-speed racing experience!

39 – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker – Metascore: 96 – Platform: GameCube

Link is featured in a new cell-shaded look in what is another Legend of Zelda adventure classic.

38 – Resident Evil 4 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PlayStation 2

Six years on from the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon S. Kennedy is tasked with finding out what is behind the abduction of the President’s daughter. This leads him to a mysterious location in Europe that contains unimaginable horrors.

37 – Half-Life – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PC

Half-Life earned the title of ‘Best PC game ever’ in the PC Gamer’s November 1999 issue. This classic title has also gone to win over 50 Game of the Year awards from publications around the world.

36 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Metascore: 96 - Platform: Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 version of The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim is next on the list. Skyrim’s new game allows you to explore a vast virtual world that includes ancient dungeons and hundreds of weapons to choose from.

35 – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess – Metascore: 96 – Platform: GameCube

For this particular addition to The Legend of Zelda series, you are tasked with guiding Link through a wide range of gruesome creatures and challenging bosses in order to complete his latest quest.

34 - The Mass Effect 2 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: Xbox 360

A Science-Fiction franchise that is located in a universe full of dangerous aliens and undiscovered planets waiting to be explored.

33 – Tekken 3 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PlayStation

The third instalment in the classic fighting series, this Namco title was brilliant in terms of both sound effects and variety of battle modes.

32 – Batman: Arkham City – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PlayStation 3

Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City provides gamers with the ultimate Dark Knight experience, incorporating classic characters and villains.

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31 – The Orange Box - Metascore: 96 – Platform: PC

Games included in The Orange Box involved the original Half-Life 2. Research scientist Gordon Freeman is tasked with rescuing the world from the horrors that he unintentionally created. While Half-Life 2 Episode One sees the player reprise the role of Dr. Freeman and is tasked with supporting the battle against the Combine forces.

30 – The Orange Box - Metascore: 96 – Platform: Xbox 360

The Xbox 360 version of the Orange Box appears next. The games included in The Orange Box involve the ordinal Half-Life 2. Research scientist Gordon Freeman is tasked with rescuing the world from the horrors that he unintentionally created. While Half-Life 2 Episode One sees the player reprise the role of Dr. Freeman and is tasked with supporting the battle against the Combine forces.

29 - Resident Evil 4 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: GameCube

GameCube’s version of Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 appears next. Six years on from the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon S. Kennedy is tasked with finding out what is behind the abduction of the President’s daughter. This leads him to a mysterious location in Europe that contains unimaginable horrors.

28 – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PlayStation 3

This third person action-adventure is next on the list. Fortune hunter Nathan Drake returns to the world of treasure seeking. This time he wants to find the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala.

27 – GoldenEye 007 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: Nintendo 64

This spy game sees you play as legendary spy James Bond. You are granted the license to kill as you are tasked with completing covert missions.

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26 – BioShock – Metascore: 96 – Platform: Xbox 360

Xbox 360’s version of this classic first person shooter appears next on this list. BioShock allows you to explore a living world powered by Ecological A.I. underwater after your plane crashes into the depths below. This game incorporates incredible next generation graphics as well as very real water effects.

25 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind – Metascore: 96 – Platform: Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind 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.

24 – Grand Theft Auto V – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PC

Another addition to Rockstar Games' award winning series. Grand Theft Auto V is based in Los Santos and sees Franklin looking out for lucrative opportunities and out for setting up high-stakes heists that could set his crew up for life.

23 – Half-Life 2 – Metascore: 96 – Platform: PC

The player reprises the role of Dr. Gordon Freeman and is tasked this time with rescuing the world from the evil that he unleashed back at Black Mesa.

22 – NFL 2K1 – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Dreamcast

NFL 2K1 is widely considered to be one of the greatest sports games of all-time. Mainly because of its incredible graphics and animations.

21 – Halo: Combat Evolved – Metascore: 97 – Platform: Xbox

Mankind’s super solider known as Master Chief is tasked with fending off the Covenant. Halo also lets you battle three other players via the internet or team up with a friend through single player missions.

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