Top 15: the best video games of all time

Video games have now been around for several decades. Here are the ones that have changed the genre in their time, had best scores by critics and who became cult classics over the years.

15 – Super Metroid

Release year: 1994

Platform: NES

Created by Yoshio Sakamoto, Super Metroid is the second installment in the world-famous saga. In this action-adventure game, you will play as Samus Aran, and face the space pirates. After the first episode released in 1987, the continuation of the adventures of our heroine will simply raise the bar and really launch the franchise.

14 – Goldeneye 007

Release year: 1997

Platform: Nintendo 64

Inspired by the adventures of James Bond and taking up the narrative of the film from which it originates, this third-person shooter developed by Rareware has been so critically acclaimed and it is one of the most popular video game of all the time.


13 – Super Mario World

Release year: 1991

Platform: NES

A platform game (what made the franchise famous), Super Mario World will send you to Dinosaur Land for once again, fighting Bowser.

Republished no less than 4 times, it is one of the biggest successes of the entire Mario franchise.


12 – Portal 2

Release year: 2011

Platform: PC

While first Portal had laid a solid foundation, the continuation of the game of platforms and reflection will simply allow the franchise to evolve even more. Seducing players as much by its universe as by its gameplay, it is one of Valve’s biggest successes.



11 – Fallout: New Vegas

Release year: 2010

Platform: PS3

The fourth installment of the Fallout franchise, this episode is undoubtedly the most successful, and the most appreciated by the general public. Using elements from the Fallout 2 scenario, this role-playing video game will immerse you in a post-apocalyptic universe (in 2281), absorbing you as much as possible.


10 – BioShock

Release year: 2007

Platform: PC / 360 / PS3

True video-game UFO, this third-person shooter will immerse you in the city of Rapture. Offering a very immersive and very original universe focused on steampunk, original Bioshock is the first opus of a successful saga in the making.


9 – Red Dead Redemption

Release year: 2010

Platform: PS3 / 360

Action-adventure game taking place in a completely western universe, Red Dead Redemption is a new nugget from the studios of RockStar Games- makers of GTA, which proves to us that they are a studio that can make more iconic games. Critically acclaimed, this is one of the best games on PlayStation 3.


8 – Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

Release year: 1997

Platform: PS1

Part of the legendary Castlevania franchise, Symphony of Night is like its peers an action-adventure game. Here you will embody Alucard, the son of Dracula, in a game with a universe that could not be more vampiric. It is, without a doubt, the best episode of the franchise.


7 – Final Fantasy VI

Release year: 1994

Platform: NES

Role-playing game signed Square Co, Final Fantasy is only the third installment of the franchise to be released in the West. The last opus to be released on NES, it is undoubtedly one of the favorites of the saga fans. Characters like Terra Branford and Locke Cole, of course, contributed to the success of the episode.

6 – Mega Man 3

Release year: 1990

Platform: NES

While the first games in the franchise already offered many adventures and a new universe, Mega Man 3 arrives like a king on the NES. Taking again, of course, the bases of the first two games, it will send you to fight Break Man.


5 – Half-Life 2

Release year: 2004

Platform: PC

Following the episode released in 1998, the second opus will prove to be even better than the original game.

A true institution and legend in the video game world, the biggest fans are still waiting for the third installment in the series more than 10 years later.


4 – The Last of Us

Release year: 2013

Platform: PS3, PC

The most recent game in our ranking, released again for PC this year, it is also one of the best games released. Immersing yourself in a post-apocalyptic universe, you will play as Joel and Ellie, characters who have become as cult as the game itself.


3 – Shadow of the Colossus

Release year: 2005

Platform: PS2

A real PlayStation 2 box, this game comes straight from Team Ico. Real nugget of the action-adventure type, the game will seduce you by the fact that there are no real dungeons or cities to explore, but simply huge colossus to defeat.


2 – Chrono Trigger

Release year: 1995

Platform: NES

Chrono Trigger, this is the very example that shows us that Square Co does not only gave us Final Fantasy. Focusing the principle of its game on time travel, this game will be simply revolutionary for the time, thanks to its multiple endings, or its side quests that could not be more advanced.


1 – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Release year: 2017

Platform: Nintendo Switch

It was impossible not to put the Zelda franchise on top, as it is some of the best games ever. But since there are many Zelda games in the franchise and we must only mention one, we will leave aside Ocarina of Time and Majora’s Mask in favor of the very latest episode to date: Breath of the Wild.

It’s not easy to reinvent yourself and revolutionize an entire genre, yet that’s what Zelda Breath of the Wild has managed to do. This episode in open-world offers freedom of movement and action never seen and the richness of its universe is able to carry anyone, whatever its age and its relation to the video games. A game that deserves its iconic status.


Honorable mentions

– The GTA franchise

– The Metal Gear Solid franchise

– Braid

– The “Tales Of”

– Silent Hill

– Mass Effect

– Sonic

– Halo