The 100 greatest video games of all time according to their Metacritic score (80-61)


80 – Celeste - Metascore: 94 - Platform: Xbox One

The overall objective of this Platformer game is to help Madeline get to the top of Celeste Mountain.

79 – Chrono Cross - Metascore: 94 - Platform: PlayStation

This game was referred as ‘Best RPG Creation’ by its development team. You can create multiple endings in this Japanese title. Not only that, but also this game features impressive visuals and sounds.

78 – The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D - Metascore: 94 - Platform: 3DS

This Nintendo classic adventure title was remade in 3D specifically for 3DS.

77 – Mass Effect 2 - Metascore: 94 - Platform: PC

Next on the list is a science fiction adventure set in a perilous universe with threatening aliens and mysterious planets waiting to be discovered.

76 – Batman: Arkham City - Metascore: 94 - Platform: Xbox 360

The Dark Knight is next to make an appearance. This game features a brand new story that incorporates an impressive cast of classic characters and villains from the Batman universe.

75 - Madden NFL 2002 - Metascore: 94 - Platform: PlayStation 2

The second Madden NFL title to feature in the top 100. This American football game provides you with the ability to create your own team as well as custom helmets, uniforms and stadiums!

74 - Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Metascore: 94 - Platform: PlayStation 3

Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare appears at number 74. Modern Warefare had the honour of being named Metacritic’s 2007 PS3 Game of the Year.

73 – Devil May Cry – Metascore: 94 - Platform: PlayStation 2

Capcom’s Devil May Cry enables the player to take control of a man named Dante – who is a private investigator and has the small task of entering the demon realm and avenging all of mankind.

72 - Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 – Metascore 94 - Platform: PlayStation 2

The ever-popular skateboard franchise – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater appears next. This particular title in the series features new challenges and more multi-player modes.


71 – God of War – Metascore 94 - Platform: PlayStation 4

Set in the land of Norse Gods and Monsters, Gods of War stars the man known as Kratos who is seeking redemption from his mistakes, while at the same time fighting for survival.

70 – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Metascore 94 - Platform: PlayStation 3

Modern Warfare 2 is perhaps best known for its incredible online multiplayer mode that provides new capabilities such as weapons and other customisation elements.

69 – Final Fantasy IX - Metascore 94 - Platform: PlayStation

The last Final Fantasy released on the PlayStation. This addition to the iconic RPG series is perhaps best known for its terrific cinema-graphics and highly detailed characters.

68 – BioShock Infinite - Metascore 94 - Platform: PlayStation 3

The adventure PlayStation 3 game known as BioShock Infinite is next. Playing as former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, you are sent to the lost city in the clouds to rescue the young lady Elizabeth. Along the way DeWitt will need to engage in combat among the clouds as well as master the power of a wide range of new weapons and abilities.

67 – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Metascore 94 - Platform: PC

The next chapter in the Elder Scroll series, Skyrim allows gamers access to a completely new virtual world that includes ancient dungeons and mountains as well as the tantalising prospect of battling dragons.


66 – World of Goo - Metascore 94 - Platform: Wii

The World of Goo is the first puzzle-based game to appear in this list. There is definitely no shortage of Goo Balls in this particular title.

65 – Portal 2 - Metascore 95 - Platform: PlayStation 3

Portal 2 is the much anticipated sequel to the ‘Game of the Year from 2007’. Certainly does not disappoint with a new story as well as the inclusion of co-op game modes.

64 – Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain - Metascore 95 - Platform: Xbox One

This particular addition to the Metal Gear Solid series is the first time the creator Hideo Kojima includes open world gameplay to his already impressive creation.

63 – Portal 2 - Metascore 95 - Platform: Xbox 360

Portal 2 for Xbox 360 is ranked just ahead of its PS3 counterpart.

62 – Red Dead Redemption - Metascore 95 - Platform: Xbox 360

Rockstar games Red Dead Redemption is the sequel to the 2004 hit game Read Dead Revolver. Set in the turn of the 20th century it is widely considered a western epic and incorporates much Wild West and gun slinging action.

61 – Portal 2 - Metascore 95 - Platform: PC

The PC game of Portal 2 is considered the best platform for the game, coming in just ahead of its Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

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