The Internet tried to rank the best video games of all time (19 photos)

Category: Games, PEGI 0+
1 December 2023

The debate about video games is no less heated than the debate about films and books. After all, they are very diverse and every gamer has his own opinion. Over the years of the existence of video games, many masterpieces have been created. And with each new generation, more and more projects appear with amazing graphics, exciting history and interesting gameplay. And it is almost impossible to be unbiased in the matter of compiling any rating. But a Reddit user under the nickname Scdsco decided to take a risk. He decided to analyze the ratings of popular gaming publications that have been released over the past 5 years and create his own rating system. As a result, he got his TOP-19. Let's see who made the list.

It’s clear that such ratings only fuel the problem, because everyone will complain that their favorite game of their youth is not on the list. And in this case, everything depends, perhaps, on age. After all, nostalgia and “duckling syndrome” play a huge role. After all, the pinnacle of game development for an older person would be, for example, the good old “Half-Life” or “Return to Castle Wolfenstein”, “Warcraft II” or “Heroes of Might and Magic III”, “Fallout 2” or “StarCraft”, “Baldur’s” Gate" or "Dune 2000".

The listed games are truly masterpieces and they can be listed for a very long time. And each generation has its own.

Of course, there will always be a generational debate between boomers and zoomers. Like, let the old guys play their “Tetris”, and we will enjoy “nextgen” and all its benefits. And in response, young people will be reproached that earlier games were “with soul” and gave the player a “challenge”. Today, “casuals” can simply press one button and watch an interactive “movie”. And God forbid the FPS drops by even one.

And between these two fires, millennials sit quietly with their favorite “S.T.A.L.K.E.R.”, “The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind,” “The Witcher” and “Mass Effect.”

Oh, the lyrical introduction was a bit long. Tell us in the comments which video games you would call your favorite masterpieces.

"Portal 2" - 19th place

Year of release: 2010

An exciting game of logic forced me to spend more than one hour solving the next level. Admit it, who peeked at ready-made solutions?

"The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" - 18th place

Year of release: 2011

Reddit user Scdsco did a great job putting this top together. For the analysis, he used 14 ratings collected by reputable gaming publications. These include Empire, USA Today, Popular Mechanics, IGN, Slant Magazine, Game Informer and Games TM. The user gave points to each game on the list depending on its place in the list of the best of the best of all time.

"The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past" - 17th place

Year of release: 1991

Yes, before “The Legend of Zelda” definitely could not please with a luxurious open world and an abundance of game mechanics. However, how pleasant it was to immerse yourself in an atypical magical universe, full of amazing adventures and dangers.

"Shadow of the Colossus" - 16th place

Year of release: 2005

Players who first launched Shadow of the Colossus remember how terrifying it was to fight giants who could easily take away all your health with one hit.

"Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater" - 15th place

Year of release: 2004

"Minecraft" - 14th place

Year of release: 2011

The indie sandbox game has been a favorite pastime for adults and children for over a decade. Constantly appearing updates will never let you get bored.

"Half Life 2" - 13th place

Year of release: 2004

"Super Mario Bros." 3" - 12th place

Year of release: 1988

"Final Fantasy VII" - 11th place

Year of release: 1997

The first parts of "Final Fantasy" captivated players with the Japanese setting, cool gaygameplay and story elements.

"BioShock" - 10th place

Year of release: 2007

Everyone who has played BioShock at least once knows that this world will remain in the heart and memory forever. What a pity that you can’t erase your memories and go through it again.

"Super Mario 64" - 9th place

Year of release: 1996

"The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt" - 8th place

Year of release: 2015

The third part of the story of Geralt of Rivia allowed players to carefully explore the beauty of Novigrad, Skellige and other regions of the fictional world. They were literally allowed to look under almost every bush. And that is great! Players were also able to do a lot of magic, fight dangerous monsters, hunt for treasures and prove themselves in love affairs.

"Metal Gear Solid" - 7th place

Year of release: 1988

"Resident Evil 4" - 6th place

Year of release: 2005

Each task completed together with Leon Kennedy probably added gray hairs to your head and took a decent portion of nerve cells.

"Tetris" - 5th place

Year of release: 1985

Yes, yes, Tetris also takes its well-deserved place in the top of the best. How many hours were spent fighting these unruly figures? Can't even count it anymore.

"The Last of Us" - 4th place

Year of release: 2013

The release of “The Last of Us” forever changed the minds of players and clearly showed that the computer world of the zombie apocalypse can be associated not only with the mindless cutting of enemies with improvised objects, but also with intense and very dangerous adventures.

"Grand Theft Auto V" - 3rd place

Year of release: 2013

The latest part of everyone's favorite “Grand Theft Auto” has taken its place of honor among such legends as “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” and “Grand Theft Auto: Vice City”.

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild" - 2nd place

Year of release: 2017

This part of 2017 has taken a significant step forward in terms of graphics and richness of the open world. Players received a decent and very diverse game in which you can wind up more than 100 hours of playing time and not even notice it, it turned out to be so interesting.

"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" - 1st place

Year of release: 1998

Classics never go out of date. "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time" is a direct confirmation of this. Even modern players, spoiled by realistic graphics, do not refuse to indulge themselves in entertaining adventures, have plenty of horse riding and get unique weapons.

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