What is the best video game of all time for you, and why?


I have two lists: Top 100 most influential video games all time and top 100 best (quality) video games of all time.

https://youtu.be/o1O0hH7QM7I

https://youtu.be/1TI8LaQUaEU

These two lists are slightly similar but mostly different in the titles they use i.e Doom II is a better game than Doom 1 but Doom 1 is much more influential.

If I were to create a single list taking into account a balance of quality + influence across different genres… it’s tough but it might look something like this.

  1. Super Mario 3
  2. Super Mario 1
  3. Doom
  4. Half-Life 2
  5. Super Mario 64
  6. Tetris
  7. Pac-man
  8. Street Fighter II
  9. Half-Life
  10. Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  11. Grand Theft Auto V
  12. Space Invaders
  13. Super Mario World
  14. Counterstrike
  15. Diablo II
  16. Starcraft
  17. Minecraft
  18. Grand Theft Auto III
  19. Chrono Trigger
  20. Final Fantasy VI
  21. Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  22. Zelda: Link to the Past
  23. Final Fantasy VII
  24. Halo
  25. Super Metroid
  26. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  27. Goldeneye 007
  28. Warcraft III
  29. Super Smash Bros Melee
  30. Galaga
  31. Pitfall
  32. Donkey Kong
  33. Sonic 2
  34. Megaman 2
  35. Pong
  36. Wolfenstein 3D
  37. Wii Sports
  38. Ultima Underworld
  39. Quake
  40. Deus Ex
  41. System Shock 2
  42. Resident Evil 4
  43. Mass Effect 2
  44. Metal Gear Solid 2
  45. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  46. Bioshock
  47. Portal 2
  48. Witcher 3
  49. Elden Ring
  50. The Last of Us
  51. Red Dead Redemption II
  52. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  53. Baldur’s Gate II
  54. Gran Turismo 3
  55. God of War
  56. Uncharted 2
  57. Pokemon Red/Blue
  58. Ultima VII
  59. World of Warcraft
  60. Prince of Persia
  61. Tomb Raider
  62. Myst
  63. Sim City 2000
  64. The Oregon Trail
  65. Tekken 3
  66. Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
  67. NHL ‘94
  68. Persona 4: Golden
  69. Metroid Prime
  70. Super Mario Galaxy
  71. Shadow of the Colossus
  72. Journey
  73. Overwatch
  74. Fortnite
  75. Assassins Creed IV
  76. Soul Calibur
  77. Final Fantasy Tactics
  78. Punch-out!
  79. Duke Nukem 3D
  80. Streets of Rage 2
  81. Braid
  82. Call of Duty 4
  83. Star Fox 64
  84. Gears of War
  85. Batman: Arkham City
  86. Divinity Original Sin II
  87. Dead Space
  88. Dota 2
  89. Burnout 3
  90. Civilization IV
  91. Devil May Cry
  92. Unreal Tournament
  93. Left 4 Dead 2
  94. Rome: Total War
  95. Thief
  96. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  97. Max Payne
  98. Bloodborne
  99. Populous
  100. Advance Wars