The 100 Best Video Games in the world of all time

Preparing a list of the best games of all time is not easy. With so many outstanding titles in the history of video games, there is always one or another historical game that is left out. From GTA to Mario, from Tetris to Skyrim, from Street Fighter to Minecraft, video games have been engaging, entertaining, and evolving for years. With that in mind, we decided to assemble below a list of the 100 best games of all time. Check out!

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)

  • Year of release: 1998
  • Platforms: Nintendo 64, GameCube, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo Virtual Console
  • Genre: Adventure RPG


The best game of all time in our opinion and in the opinion of millions of players around the world.

How a game from the 90s got SO GOOD, we’ll never know. Ocarina of Time has fully exploited all the elements of the Zelda series and even with so many games that have followed it, it is still considered by fans to be the best in the series.

The game took seven years to be released since the last Zelda and was worth every day of waiting. Ocarina of Time was the first in the series made in 3D and revolutionized adventure games by gradually increasing the difficulty of puzzles and battles.

Ocarina of Time was a sales phenomenon and received a remake for 3DS, as well as being one of the most played on PC through emulators. Like Super Mario World, the game has set a standard to be followed by the series, which is also one of the greatest video games ever.

Super Mario World (1990)

  • Year of release: 1990
  • Platforms: SNES and Game Boy Advance
  • Genre: Platform


Super Mario World was, for many who were born in the 90s, the first contact with video games, considering that the game accompanied the purchase of the SNES.

The title that introduced the beloved Yoshi was and still is, one of the greatest phenomena in history, to the point, that the console and the game are still sold today. Simple gameplay, flawless soundtrack, secret exits, and hidden worlds (like the star world and the special world), the game is simply amazing.

Super Mario World set the tone for every game in the series that was released next and, considering it’s the most acclaimed title in video games, it deserves the second place in our top 20.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • Release year: 2013
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • GTA V needs no introduction. Rockstar’s masterpiece is the most expensive game in history. Its estimated budget was 265 million dollars and even then the entire amount was recovered during PRE-SALES!

The game was released five years after the last title and managed to improve in all aspects. The open-world is bigger, the number of missions has increased, the plot and characters are more complex, in short, the game is amazing in every way.

In which other game your mission is to fly a plane into another plane, fight the crew, steal a package and parachute and watch the plane get shot down by military jets? Well, this is the average level of action brought by GTA V.

Minecraft

  • Year of release: 2009
  • Plataformas: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U e Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Sandbox and Survival

Minecraft has enchanted millions of children and adults worldwide with its cute and addictive gameplay. The game has no goals or ending and the fact that such a simple idea was so successful still amazes me.

In Minecraft, the only important thing is to use your imagination. In the best Lego-style, the game consists of creating what you want with the material collected in the scenario. The game is an online and open world, so the interaction with other players increases the possibilities, even more, making Minecraft a basically infinite game.

Age of Empires II

  • Year of release : 1999
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows, Mac OS Classic and PlayStation 2
  • Genre : Real-time strategy

Age of Empires II is the second title in a series that needs no introduction. Like most real-time strategy games, Age of Empires II puts you in the administration of different structures and units with the objective of defeating enemy armies and destroying their bases. On the way, it is necessary to gather resources, obtain power-ups, conquer territories, etc. The game is almost synonymous with the strategy genre.

League of Legends

  • Year of release : 2009
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : MOBA

The big-name of today’s MOBAs, League of Legends continues to grow in popularity and there is no forecast to stop. The game took the core mechanics of other titles in the genre and simplified them both in terms of gameplay and graphics, making LoL one of the most accessible MOBAs ever. The result could not be different: the game has become one of the most played of all times, as well as one of the main esports of today.

Super Mario Bros 3 (1988)

  • Year of release: 1988
  • Platforms: SNES
  • Genre: Platform

Mario Bros. 3 is considered by many to be the best Mario game of the 2D era. The game innovated in gameplay and brought several unforgettable features such as the hammer brothers clothes, frog clothes, raccoon clothes, Goomba shoes and the wonderful Wing-P, which allowed you to fly through an entire stage.

The game is divided into 8 different worlds, each with its own elements and extremely fun. For the first time it was possible to interact with items not only on the levels, but on the world map. It is without doubt the most dynamic title among the Marios of the time.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  • Year of release : 2017
  • Platforms : Nintendo Switch and Wii U
  • Genre : Action and Adventure

Breath of the Wild is undoubtedly the best among all recent titles in The Legend of Zelda. Its vast open-world is just the starting point and offers a high degree of freedom to explore and interact with its elements. The plot doesn’t force you to follow a fixed path, leaving the player free to choose their journey and explore the world however they want.

Dark Souls III

Release year: 2016

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One

Genre: Action RPG

Dark Souls III is among the top action RPGs of all time. With eye-popping graphics, electrifying combat is marked by a high level of difficulty, especially with regard to bosses, which are real challenges that take time even for experienced players.

The Witcher 3

  • Release year: 2015
  • Plataformas: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One e Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Action RPG

The Witcher 3 is an RPG as dense and deep as the first two games in the series, but it has an open world so big it’s intimidating. The countless details, the day/night cycle, and the dynamic climate of the scenario provide an extremely immersive and authentic experience in the game.

There’s no way to describe The Witcher 3 in a few words, so here’s some important information: it’s the most awarded game in history, with a total of 251 awards.

Street Fighter 2 (1991)

  • Year of release: 1991
  • Platforms: SNES
  • Genre: Fight

Another game that redefined an entire genre. Street Fighter 2 was responsible for establishing the model of competitive fighting games that has lasted until today. Before him, fighting games were extremely simple, with few hits and few playable characters.

Street Fighter 2 was the first fighting game to feature multiple characters with unique moves, special attacks, strengths, weaknesses, and sound effects for each. In addition, the game presented gameplay with six attack buttons and different lever movements (such as the famous half-moon and the Shoryuken), which are still used today.

World of Warcraft

  • Year of release: 2004
  • Platforms: PC
  • Genre: MMORPG

World of Warcraft has set a new benchmark in the MMORPG ( Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game ) genre that, to this day, has never been surpassed.

The game is famous for sucking the soul of its players with its ENDLESS quests, dungeons, raids, achievements, various PvP modes (player vs player), professions, events, EVERYTHING.

If you’ve never played World of Warcraft, try it at your own risk.

Fortnite

  • Year of release : 2017
  • Plataformas: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS e Android
  • Genre : Battle Royale and survival

Obviously, Fortnite would be here. The world’s biggest phenomenon of battle royales has reached unprecedented levels of success among games of its generation. With constant updates, events, and big news in general, the game always manages to renew itself and stay on top.

PUBG

  • Release year : 2016
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android and iOS
  • Genre : Battle Royale


The game that put the battle royales on the map, Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) continues to be a huge success, mainly due to the various content and balance updates it receives. The main difference of PUBG compared to other battle royales is the most realistic style that is inspired by real-world weapons in the most faithful way possible.

Super Mario 64 (1996)

  • Year of release: 1996
  • Platforms: Nintendo 64
  • Genre: Adventure


After 2 decades of 2D Mario games, Super Mario 64 was the plumber’s first adventure in three dimensions.

With very creative challenges and thousands of fun options within the game, Super Mario 64 is, even today, a great option to pass the time.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  • Year of release: 2011
  • Platforms: PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Genre: Action RPG


Skyrim is by far one of the best roleplaying franchises out there. The game brings together all the epic elements of the genre, with hundreds of weapons, abilities, and spells, added to a level of freedom never seen before.

If you are the type who likes to explore every detail of the world and do all the quests, get ready to lose your life with this game as Skyrim has redefined the depth and size of offline roleplaying games.

The Last of Us

  • Release year: 2013
  • Platforms: Playstation 3 and Playstation 4
  • Genre: Adventure, Survival and Horror


Cute, scary, and, most of all, engaging. The Last of Us is on the list of the most awarded games in history and has a high chance of making you cry as you play.

The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic future where you must risk your life every day to get food, clothing, and shelter. Unfortunately, in the game, your survival will always result in the death of someone who is only in the same situation as you.

The Last of Us storyline is packed with action and heavy drama in The Walking Dead style and without a doubt has one of the most beautiful campaigns you’ll ever play.

Red Dead Redemption (2010)

  • Year of release: 2010
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre: Action and Adventure


Initially known as a “western GTA,” Red Dead Redemption has gained enough visibility to shake off the comparison and win the hearts of millions of gamers around the world.

In addition to the enthralling gameplay, photography, and plot (adding to the incredible open world), Red Dead Redemption addresses several relevant themes such as racism, immigration, and politics in the United States, from the point of view of an impartial protagonist.

As with most current open-world games, you can spend countless hours doing side quests or just collecting gear, herbs and flowers. Furthermore, with the missions that come with the online mode, Red Dead Redemption will take up months of your life.

God of War

  • Year of release : 2018
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4
  • Genre : Action and Adventure


God of War
knew how to reinvent itself in 2018 to the point of being recognized as one of the best games of the year and on the console. Kratos is better than ever and in a new adventure in the Nordic lands, but with the same fury already well known by his fans. The cinematic value is greater than ever and although the gameplay is different from usual, it is excellent in every way!

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

  • Year of release : 2004
  • Platforms : PlayStation 2 and Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre : Adventure, action and espionage


Widely considered the best Metal Gear ever made, Snake Eater has the most immersive story in the franchise, plus stunning graphics, well-constructed characters, and a memorable ending. Certainly one of Hideo Kojima’s greatest masterpieces.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991)

  • Year of release: 1991
  • Platforms: SNES and Game Boy Advance
  • Genre: Adventure and RPG


Until today, one of the best RPGs out there. The Legend of Zelda: A link to the past was responsible for establishing the Hyrule universe we love to this day.

The game perfectly balances the rhythm of the dungeons with the exploration of the scenery. Furthermore, the freedom that the game offered was unheard of at the time. The open-world had a thousand secrets around every corner, which could only be discovered when you found the necessary items.

It was in A Link to the Past that some illustrious elements of the Zelda world were introduced, such as the Ocarina, the famous puzzle-solved sound, etc.

Final Fantasy VII

  • Year of release: 1997
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 1, PlayStation 4, PC, iOS, Android, Nintendo Switch e Xbox One
  • Genre: RPG


Technology, gameplay, and storytelling define Final Fantasy VII. The game is basically a work of art. The graphics quality is cinematic, the soundtrack is orchestral and the sci-fi plot doesn’t lag behind the best stories in the genre.

The game was the first in 3D of the Final Fantasy series and so good, it gave rise to 4 spin-offs and a movie that explored the game’s plot in more detail.

Overall, Final Fantasy VII continued with the same gameplay as previous titles, but the addition of the story system made the game much more complex and dynamic.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

  • Year of release : 2017
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Action RPG


One of today’s best-crafted action RPG’s, Horizon: Zero Dawn has an open-world feel with breathtaking graphics. Its theme mixes elements from prehistory with futuristic elements (literally robot dinosaurs) that guarantee the game a very original look.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • Year of release : 2004
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PC, Xbox, Xbox One, Android e iOS
  • Genre : Action and Adventure


Although already with GTA III and Vice City the saga has started to take off, San Andreas sent it to stardom and a podium that is unlikely to be stolen. CJ’s dangerous personal story invites us to meet many diverse characters and forge the protagonist in the way we want. Will you be big and muscular? Or thin and weak? If there is a single word to define San Andreas, that word is freedom.

Counter-Strike


Year of release: 1999
Platforms: PC and Xbox
Genre: FPS


Competitive shooters had their boom largely because of Counter-Strike. The original CS opened the door to what is now one of today’s greatest electronic sports. The game’s premise is simple: a terrorist team must plant a bomb and make it explode, while the anti-terrorists must prevent that from happening. The simple-to-understand but difficult-to-master gameplay remains the same today in its latest Global Offensive title.

Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

  • Year of release : 1997
  • Platforms : PlayStation 1, PSP, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Sega Saturn and Xbox 360
  • Genre : Platform, Adventure, Action RPG


The second responsible for the creation of Metroidvanias, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night is a game that can still be used very well today. The game puts you in a castle that you can explore little by little, making your way as you complete stages and unlock abilities. That’s why RPG elements assume greater importance in this chapter that revolutionized the saga and laid the groundwork for future games of the genre.

Portal 2 (2011)

  • Year of release: 2011
  • Platforms: PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Gênero: Puzzle


The first Portal was a “concept game” that featured unprecedented puzzle mechanics. Valve’s successfully managed to be even greater with Portal 2, which surpassed its predecessor in all aspects.

Great graphics, amazing soundtrack, and perfect voice acting make Portal 2 one of the best games of all time. The storyline of single-player mode is amazing and co-op mode offers even more complex puzzles.

Portal 2 is a light game for those who like to spend their time solving original and well-crafted puzzles.

Doom

Year of release: 1993
Platforms: PC
Genre: FPS


Doom was responsible for the popularization of FPS (first-person shooter) games and served as inspiration for several games of the genre. Nowadays the game is definitely one of the most famous titles in the world.

The 1993 Doom was basically about killing demons and getting out of the level. The game’s graphics were unsurpassed for the time and the enemies’ artificial intelligence was unprecedented.

The fact that Doom is still sold today (25 years after its release) speaks for itself.

Half-Life 2 (2004)

  • Year of release: 2004
  • Plataformas: PC, Xbox, Xbox 360, Playstation 3 e Android
  • Genre: FPS


Half-Life 2 combines frenetic action with a plot worthy of Stephen King. The story takes place a few years after the events of Half-Life when protagonist Gordon Freeman must free humanity from an alien invasion.

Half-Life 2 is so good that even if Half-Life 3 is never released for us to know the end of the Gordon and Alex story, it will still be one of the best FPS (first-person shooter) franchises in history.

Assassin’s Creed II

  • Year of release : 2009
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows e Mac OS Classic
  • Genre : Adventure and action


Another franchise that needs no introduction. Assassin’s Creed 2 was the most acclaimed game in the series and managed to improve all the elements that made the first game a success. With an extremely intelligent story and an equally charismatic protagonist, the game managed to get even more involved.

Cuphead

  • Year of release : 2017
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows e macOS
  • Genre : Shoot ’em up


Cuphead is a hand-drawn run and gun-style game inspired by the 1930s cartoons. With a catchy visual and sound identity, the game may look silly but it’s actually EXTREMELY difficult. Even with the typical simple platform game mechanics, the difficulty level of each stage and each boss is insanely high and definitely not suitable for those who want to relax. On the other hand, if you like challenges, this is your game. Good luck.

Gears of War

  • Year of release: 2006
  • Plataformas: PC, Xbox One e Xbox 360
  • Genre: 3rd person shooting


Gears of War is a MUST game for action lovers. The game mixes pure violence with the rich history of planet Sera, created as well as other famous game universes such as Hyrule or the Mushroom Kingdom.

While the game isn’t innovative in any way, its simple gameplay combined with stunning graphics and frantic action make Gears of War a captivating gore show.

Although the campaign mode is relatively short, the multiplayer mode makes up for everything.

Goldeneye 007

  • Year of release: 1997
  • Platforms: Nintendo 64
  • Genre: FPS, Stealth


One of Nintendo’s greatest classics, Goldeneye 007 revolutionized shooting games at the time by adding a bit of strategy and patience to the genre to make progress in the game. If before, players only needed to hit their shots, now it was necessary to plan and wait for the best moment to attack (or just watch).

Endowment2

  • Year of release : 2013
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : MOBA


The franchise that put the MOBA genre on the map, Dota established the model used in basically every MOBA that came after. Its second version was released in 2013 and keeps loyal players active to this day. With more elaborate graphics and a slightly more complicated learning curve, Dota 2 serves a different niche of players than those who prefer LoL.

Dota 2 also receives periodic updates, although more sparse than League of Legends. The game is also the MOBA that offers the biggest cash prize in world championships.

Contra III: The Alien Wars

  • Year of release : 1992
  • Platforms : SNES, Game Boy and Game Boy Advance
  • Gênero: Run and Gun, Shoot’em Up


Contra III is one of the best 2D shooting games in history. Even with nearly three decades of its release, it is considered by many to be synonymous with the Run and Gun genre. The story couldn’t be more straightforward: an alien invasion threatens humanity and must be avoided with bullets and explosives that you have galore. Contra III combines side-scrolling stages with other top view stages, all very challenging!

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

  • Year of release : 2002
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : Real-time strategy


How can you not remember one of the most memorable real-time strategy games ever? The fight between orcs and humans never ends, and even less so with games as fun as this one. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is one of the culprits that its universe is so prominent today, with an amazing campaign and even better multiplayer, the game introduced us to even more the rich universe created by Blizzard.

Star Fox 64

  • Year of release : 1997
  • Platforms : Nintendo 64
  • Genre : Shooter and Action

Fox McCloud couldn’t be missing from that list, and even less so with a title as extraordinary as Star Fox 64. Many critics and gamers unanimously consider it one of the best games in history, and for good reason! The action in this shooting game is addictive, going through stages in air, land, and sea. Flying, dodging, and destroying enemy vehicles has never been so much fun!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

  • Year of release : 2018
  • Plataformas: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre : Fight


If you have a Nintendo Switch, buy Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Don’t ask, just buy. The game is one of the greatest fighting games ever made and features an unrivaled cast of over 80 characters from various titles from Nintendo and other companies. What other game can you pit Pikachu against the Fire Emblem cast? Or even Mario against the cast of Castlevania? Or Donkey Kong vs Ryu from Street Fighter? Or else…you get it…

Quake

  • Year of release : 1996
  • Platforms : PC, Sega Saturn and Nintendo 64
  • Genre : FPS


The quake was one of those responsible for the success of the FPS. Its frenetic pace and pure violence were its main differences at the time and made room for what would later become one of the best-known titles in history: Quake III Arena.

Unreal Tournament

  • Year of release : 2000
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : FPS


Unreal Tournament is one of the games responsible for bringing the FPS genre to the level of success it is today. Like Quake, the game offered extremely frantic combat full of speed, special effects, and violence, but also had a more advanced artificial intelligence and much more realistic physics.

Civilization IV

  • Year of release : 2005
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : Turn-based strategy


Civilization is an award-winning game series for many reasons. The fourth title may not be the favorite of many people, but it is still a round game, full of possibilities and rich as a reference in the genre. Creating your civilization and adapting to all kinds of situations is a very well-crafted challenge in Civilization IV.

Fallout 3

  • Year of release : 2008
  • Platforms : PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Genre : RPG


Fallout 3 is one of the titans among open-world games. Unprecedented freedom, non-linearity in enjoying the game from start to finish, endless ways to develop your character, and much, much more. It’s not pleasant to wake up and find that the world has been devastated by nuclear war, but with a game like this…

Fire Emblem

  • Year of release : 2003
  • Plataformas: Game Boy Advance
  • Genre : RPG and Strategy


Also known as Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade, it was the first game in the series to be released in the West. By general consensus, it’s not among the best in the series, but it must be acknowledged that the franchise got to where it is thanks to this release. It’s a great game that challenges you to form the best team of fighters, develop them and beat all the armies you face, all accompanied by a great story!

Crysis

  • Year of release : 2007
  • Platforms : PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3
  • Genre : FPS


Crysis is a tremendous shooting game that has worked (and continues) as a reference for other games in the genre. The graphical advances achieved with this title forced many to buy a new PC just to enjoy its spectacular action scenes. His feat doesn’t end there: the freedom of action and the way to approach each conflict has addicted thousands and made Crysis one of the most replayed games in the world.

Monster Hunter: World

  • Year of release : 2018
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 4, Xbox One e PC
  • Genre : Action RPG


If you are looking for a monster-hunting game, don’t hesitate and play Monster Hunter: World. It’s a title with a lot of content and it’s still expanding. The game encourages you to hunt with friends and, above all, it is necessary to create better weapons and armor. The creatures will spare no effort to void your contract, so you need to do your best!

Batman: Arkham City

  • Year of release : 2011
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC, Wii U, Xbox 360 e Xbox One
  • Genre : Action, Adventure and Stealth


If we’re talking about superhero video games, Batman: Arkham City is the pinnacle. Due to its content, combats, stealth stages, and character repertoire, it’s no surprise that this game finds its place on many lists like this one. The saga has set a very high standard for future superhero games, but hopefully, it will make them grow in quality!

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • Year of release : 2009.
  • Platforms : PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Genre : Action, adventure and shooter


Nathan Drake, the protagonist of the Uncharted saga, is considered the male version of Lara Croft. Overall, Uncharted 2 turned out to be an excellent title in its own right. Beautiful settings, accessible gameplay, amazing graphics, and animations, it all feels like a game mixed with film. The game is extremely fun and takes us to spend hours experiencing the protagonist’s adventures.

Undertale

  • Year of release : 2015.
  • Plataformas: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita e Nintendo Switch.
  • Genre : RPG.


Undertale is a totally innovative RPG. Although it has totally minimalist graphics, the game has unique mechanics that make the player’s choices have a lot more weight. Here, the game “saves” all your decisions even if the game goes game over, giving the impression that who is inside is the player and not the character.

Super Mario Odyssey

  • Year of release : 2017
  • Plataformas: Nintendo Switch
  • Genre : Platform


An open-world Super Mario game. Boom! But of course, this alone is not enough. The game managed to take everything Mario Galaxy already offered to the next level. There are numerous 3D and 2D stages in the different realms that you need to overcome using the classic mechanics and new ones introduced in this title. In addition, the game has breathtaking graphics scenarios.

Gran Turismo 2

  • Year of release : 1999
  • Platforms : PlayStation 1
  • Genre : Race


Gran Turismo 2 is a giant game. With a long list of courses to complete, almost 650 vehicles to drive and a repertoire of dream circuits for a console like the first PlayStation. For any car lover, Gran Turismo 2 was a must-have title at the time. It also refined some of its physics compared to the first title.

Resident Evil 3

  • Year of release : 1999
  • Platforms : PlayStation,Dreamcast, Game Cude and Pc
  • Genre : Suvival,Action and Horror


Perhaps the most iconic title in the Resident Evil franchise, RE3 puts you in control of Jill Valentine during her attempted escape from Raccoon City. For the duration of the game, the character is chased by the monstrous Nemesis, a creature far stronger and scarier than any zombie in the game, making the entire gameplay full of suspense.

Metal Gear Solid

  • Year of release : 1998
  • Platforms : PlayStation 1
  • Genre : Stealth, action and adventure


Metal Gear Solid won the world’s attention for its excellent gameplay, movie-worthy scenes and a plot that makes you want to know the characters in more detail. Each level must be played with intelligence and anticipating enemy moves. The graphics were shocking at the time, but the most impressive thing was, and still is, the memorable boss fights.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Year of release : 1992
  • Plataformas: Mega Drive, SNES, Arcade, PlayStation, Wii, Nintendo Switch, Windows, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 3DS, Android e iOS
  • Genre : Platform


Obviously, the most famous hedgehog in video games deserves a place on that list. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is among the greatest of its time, being the second best-selling game in Mega Drive history. It was also here that Sonic was joined by his partner Tails, controlled by a second player.

Resident Evil 2 (Remake)

  • Year of release : 2019
  • Plataformas: PC, PlayStation 4 e Xbox One
  • Genre : Survival and horror


A lesson on how to improve a game. The remake of one of the biggest hits in the Resident Evil series, Resident Evil 2 Remake has brilliantly recreated every aspect of the old game while retaining the essence of horror, exploration, survival and puzzles, while also including some new elements that don’t detract from the experience at all. classic. Definitely one of the best remakes in history!

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

  • Year of release : 2007
  • Platforms : PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii and Nintendo DS
  • Genre : FPS


Before becoming a saga focused on the multiplayer experience, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare already masterfully offered a great single-player experience and also online. With great mechanics, comfortable gameplay and amazing graphics, the game has an extremely fun Campaign, as well as several modes and maps for multiplayer modes. One of the best shooters of all time.

Super Metroid

  • Year of release : 1994
  • Platforms : SNES
  • Genre : Platform, action and adventure


One of those responsible for the genre that is now called “Metroidvania”, Super Metroid has gained unrivaled recognition and reception for being a challenging but not frustrating game. With high freedom of exploration, the game forces us to think carefully about our routes and each combat won and power-up conquered are rewarding. Decades later, Super Metroid is still the benchmark.

Chrono Trigger

  • Year of release : 1995
  • Plataformas: SNES, PlayStation 1, Nintendo DS, iOS, Android e PC
  • Genre : RPG


Chrono Trigger is an amazing game that has an extremely original story for the time. You take charge of a time-traveling group, and past actions influence the future. This makes different endings exist and gives the game a great level of replayability. Even with very simple mechanics, the game doesn’t require more than that to deserve a place in this list.

StarCraft II

  • Exit year : 2010
  • Platforms : PC
  • Genre : Real-time strategy


As for real strategy games, StarCraft is another of the most prestigious sagas in the industry. StarCraft II refines what worked well in the first game. Definitely a must-have game for fans of the genre, especially those who don’t mind taking a long time to master the game mechanics, since Starcraft II is far from an easy game.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

  • Year of release : 2000
  • Plataformas: PlayStation 1, PC, Dreamcast, Xbox, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64 e iOS
  • Genre : Sport


Did you feel the nostalgia there? With so many action, RPG, FPS and etc titles, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 still deserves a spot on that list. The game is without a doubt the best skateboarding game of all time and puts us in the shoes of a skateboarder, professional or fictional, and challenges us to improve until we become the best in the world. There are numerous tricks and stunts that earn us more points and, with that, we unlock more levels and characters.

Forza Horizon 4

  • Year of release : 2018
  • Plataformas: Xbox One e PC
  • Genre : Race


Forza Horizon 4 is a complete racing game in any way you can imagine. Changing environments and weather depending on the season, hundreds of cars, cooperative or competitive multiplayer, and all in the open world! The graphics are another strong point of the game, but the best thing is the number of hours the game will give you. If you love this genre, Forza Horizon 4 is a must-have these days.

The Sims 4

  • Release year : 2014
  • Plataformas: PC, Playstation 4 e Xbox One
  • Genre : Life simulator


The most famous life simulator in the world, The Sims has established itself even further in its fourth title. With numerous expansions, the game offers a multitude of customization options for you to create a family the way you want. What started as a simple life simulator now lets you create vampires, monsters, aliens, and much, much more.

Diablo

  • Year of release : 1997
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Hack and Slash / Action RPG


The grand start of one of the most successful franchises of all time. We know that Diablo’s subsequent games are equally good, but the first one laid the groundwork for the series’ success. With its extremely dark and macabre elements, Diablo has very immersive and addictive gameplay that has certainly made it one of the most popular hacks and slash in the world.

Tetris

  • Year of release: 1984
  • Platforms: Originally for PC and then Game Boy and NES
  • Genre: Unique!!


Developed by a Russian computer scientist, Tetris has been a worldwide phenomenon since its launch. The most famous puzzle in the world was released by Nintendo in 1989 for the Super Nintendo and GameBoy consoles, which further increased the game’s absurd success.

With extremely simple and addictive gameplay, Tetris is a timeless game that is present on basically all gaming platforms.

“If Tetris taught me anything, it’s that mistakes accumulate and achievements disappear.”

Soul Calibur IV

  • Year of release : 2008
  • Platforms : PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Genre : Fight


Soul Calibur IV took a leap in the graphics quality of the franchise and still managed to maintain the same mechanics and gameplay typical of previous games. The game is among the most technical fighting games out there, as it has numerous different commands and maneuvers that you need to combine if you want to play well.

Far Cry 3

  • Year of release : 2012
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360
  • Genre : FPS


Even with later titles, Far Cry 3 is considered the best game in the franchise. Even though 4 and 5 brought gameplay improvements, the third game took a giant leap in quality over its predecessors, setting a new level for the series.

Rock Band

  • Year of release : 2007
  • Platforms : Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and Wii
  • Genre : Musical


Rock Band is the ultimate music game and, for rock lovers, a must-have experience. At a time when SingStar and Guitar Hero stood out, Rock Band’s feat was bold in expanding the idea. The game invites four players to be guitarists, drummers, bassist,s and singers and perform an incredible repertoire of classical music in the genre. It was a success!

Person 5

  • Release year : 2016
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3
  • Genre : JRPG


Persona 5 is the 6th game in its franchise. Here, you control Joker, a high school student from Tokyo and, like any current RPG, the player has a high degree of freedom to decide what to do, whether it’s completing missions or performing secondary activities around the school. In addition to the normal student life, the game involves several battles (in turn) in dungeons, level progression, items, spells, and much more.

Secret of Mana

  • ear of release : 1993
  • Platforms : Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Android, Wii, iOS, Wii U and Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Action RPG


The secret of Mana was one of the richest and most well-crafted RPGs of its time. With very colorful graphics, cutting-edge sound effects, a long and immersive storyline, and a real-time combat system, the game really deviated from the molds of other RPGs.

Metroid Prime

  • Year of release : 2002
  • Platforms : Nintendo GameCube and Wii
  • Genre : Adventure and action


A milestone in the Metroid franchise, Metroid Prime was Samus’ first game to be played in 1st person and 3D. The game was also the first in the Prime trilogy and the story takes place between Metroid 1 and Metroid 2. The gameplay is full of shooting elements, puzzles to be solved and upgrades to be found by exploring the scenery.

Silent Hill 2

  • Year of release : 2001
  • Platforms : PlayStation 2, Xbox, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Survival, Action and Horror


Even though it’s often related to Resident Evil, Silent Hill 2 prioritizes disturbing elements of psychological horror over action-packed horror. Thus, the game is more pleasing to those who prefer slower gameplay and a more engaging story.

Dino Crisis

  • Year of release : 1999
  • Plataformas: PlayStation, Dreamcast, Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Survival and Action


Sharing the same footprint as Resident Evil, Dino Crisis stood out in the early 2000s due to frenetic action mixed with puzzles and survival elements. The gameplay and perspective of the game is also very similar to Resident Evil, just swapping zombies for dinosaurs.

Shenmue

  • Year of release : 2000
  • Plataformas: Dreamcast, PC, PlayStation 4 e Xbox One
  • Genre : Adventure


Shenmue is a huge game. Not because it has a lot of content, but because it was worked down to the smallest details. Here you control Ryo Hazuk seeking revenge for his father’s death. During the game, you will need to lead a normal life while investigating information that will lead you to the murderer. Everything in the game has its own time, so you’ll notice that stores close at the same time, buses are only available at certain hours, etc.

Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver

  • Year of release : 2009
  • Platforms : Nintendo DS
  • Genre : RPG


The Pokémon game franchise is full of quality titles, but if we must choose one of them, the best one is, without a doubt, HeartGold and SoulSilver. The games are expanded versions of the already excellent Gold and Silver, and offer a more complete experience, enough for months and months of gameplay.

Top Gear 3000

  • Year of release : 1995
  • Platforms : SNES
  • Genre : Race


One of the most popular racing games of the ’90s, Top Gear 3000 has abandoned the realistic footprint of previous games and started to offer futuristic racing with super-tech gear and weapons. With multiple game modes and a lot of content to unlock, it’s hard to meet someone who had an SNS and wasn’t a fan of the game.

Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy’s Kong Quest

  • Year of release : 1995
  • Plataformas: Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy Advance, Wii, Wii U
  • Genre : Platform


The second game in the Donkey Kong franchise is considered even better than its sequel. Here, we control the charismatic Diddy Kong and his girlfriend Dixie on a quest to retrieve Donkey Kong from King K. Rool. Altogether, the game has 52 stages distributed in 8 worlds.

Harvest Moon

  • Year of release : 1997
  • Platforms : SNES
  • Genre : Farm simulator


Another one of the SNES classics, Harvest Moon was a surprisingly fun game for its purpose: a farm simulator mixed with RPG elements. Among the tasks in the game you needed to harvest, plant, participate in parties, develop your relationships with villagers, etc.

Command and Conquer series

  • Year of release : 1995
  • Plataformas: Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PC, Sega Saturn, PlayStation Portable, Playstatoin 3, Xbox 360, Android e iOS
  • Genre : Real-time strategy


The original Command and Conquer series was responsible for putting the real-time strategy genre on the map. The formula worked so well that the series gained a long sequence of games, in addition to several others inspired by it. In every game, the player controls different main story cores, each with its own goals. The series also features online and local multiplayer mode and matches against Artificial Intelligence.

Shinobi 3

  • Year of release : 1993
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux, Mega Drive, Wii, macOS and Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre : Platform


Shinobi 3 was one of the best Mega Drive games, especially for the variety of movement mechanics and attacks that the game offered. The title also had a faster pace than previous games in the series and players had to combine the character’s physical abilities with the use of Ninjutsu that gave him several different magical effects.

Shadow of the Colossus

  • Year of release : 2005
  • Platforms : PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4
  • Genre : Adventure and action


Shadow of the Colossus is one of the most influential games in the video game industry. Featuring a very original model for the time, the game looks like an action RPG but has no enemies for you to kill (other than bosses) and no NPCS for you to interact with. Everything in the game has a minimalist air that makes the character look very small next to the immense scenery to be explored and puzzles to be solved.

Golden Ax

  • Year of release : 1989
  • Platforms : Mega Drive, SG-1000 Mark III, Windows, Arcade, Android and iOS
  • Genre : Hack and Slash


Golden Ax is the first representative of the Hack and Slash genre. Here, players needed to advance across the scene while defeating numerous enemies on the way using their weapons and casting spells. Altogether the game had three characters, each with their own spells.

Secret of Monkey Island

  • Release year :
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows, Atari, Mega Drive, Mac OS Classic and iOS
  • Genre : Point-and-click adventure


One of the first point-and-click in history, Secret of Monkey Island put you in control of a boy named Guybrush, who had a dream of becoming a pirate. During gameplay, players needed to solve various puzzles, collect items and interact with NPCs. Everything revolved around 9 main commands (as in the image above) that also gave the game an RPG feel.

Bandicoot Crash

  • Year of release : 1996
  • Platforms : PlayStation
  • Genre : Platform


One of PlayStation 1’s biggest hits, Crash Bandicoot was the 8th best-selling game on the platform. With its eye-catching visual identity and simple gameplay, the game started one of Sony’s most popular franchises.

Tomb Raider 1

  • Year of release : 1996
  • Platforms : MS-DOS, PlayStation, Sega Saturn, Windows, Android and iOS
  • Genre : Adventure


The first appearance of famous archaeologist Lara Croft was one of the best-selling games on the PlayStation and remained one of the best sellers of the franchise itself until the launch of its reboot in 2013. With great graphics for the time, the game maintains a perfect balance between adventure and puzzles to solve.

Battlefield 2

  • Year of release : 2005
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows and Mac OS Classic
  • Genre : FPS


Battlefield 2 is, to this day, one of the most acclaimed and award-winning titles in its franchise. The game was responsible for introducing several elements of teamwork to the game, as well as greatly improving the physics of characters, vehicles, and projectiles.

Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

  • Year of release : 2001
  • Platforms : PlayStation 2
  • Genre : Race


Gran Turismo 3 was the first game in the franchise to be released on PlayStation 2. The success was so huge that it eventually became one of the best sellers of all time. With several game modes, numerous cars based on real models, and several different tracks, the game took a huge leap in the quality of racing games of the time.

Baldur’s Gate

  • Year of release : 1998
  • Platforms : PC and Mac OS
  • Genre : RPG


The first game in the Baldur’s Gate franchise was a huge bestseller in its day, staying at the top of the list of the best-selling games for several months. For those who don’t know, the game was an RPG totally based on the rules of Dungeons and Dragons. All mechanics were done automatically, even the damage roll, and everything happened in real time, except for some interactions that could be done in turns.

Mortal Kombat 9

  • Year of release : 2011
  • Platforms : PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Fight


Mortal Kombat 9 marked a milestone in the Mortal Kombat franchise for its leap in graphics quality and the introduction of several innovative mechanics. The game returns to the plot of the franchise’s first games and features some characters who have been out for years, but it also includes several new ones, as well as guests like Kratos and Freddy Krueger.

Borderlands 2

  • Year of release : 2012
  • Platforms : PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita, Microsoft Windows, Mac OS Classi and Linux
  • Genre : FPS /RPG


Borderlands 2 is, to this day, the most acclaimed game in its franchise. With its unique visual identity and quirky mood, the game has a very engaging and charismatic story that has become a trademark of the series. Mixing unlikely genres like FPS and RPG, the game offers all the action of shootings with the magic of world exploration and an item system typical of RPGs.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon

  • Year of release : 2001
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, Xbox, PlayStation 2 and GameCube
  • Genre : Tactical Shooter


The first game in the Ghost Recon series was largely responsible for refining the tactical shooter’s genre. Here the player takes control of a squad of soldiers, each of which has its own abilities and characteristics that the player must know to use them in the best way.

Tekken 3

  • Year of release : 1997
  • Platforms : PlayStation and Arcade
  • Genre : Fight


Another game highly critically acclaimed as one of the best of all time. Tekken 3 was the 4th best-selling game on Playstation and was responsible for exploring the 3rd dimension very well, allowing characters to move with much more frequency and freedom. The game also greatly increased the roster of playable characters and introduced some that have become the franchise’s trademarks such as Jin Kazarama, Eddy Gordo, and others.

Wolfenstein 3D

  • Year of release : 1992
  • Plataformas: Windows, SNES, GBA, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Mac OS Classic
  • Genre : FPS


Considered as one of the “grandfathers” of 3D shooters, Wolfenstein 3D was an extremely innovative game for its time. Originally developed for DOS, the game managed to take one to a 3D plan (albeit very rudimentary) all the action and violence typical of previous games in the franchise.

Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver

  • Year of release : 1999
  • Platforms : PlayStation, Dreamcast and Microsoft Windows
  • Genre : Action and Adventure


Soul Reaver was the second game in the Legacy of Kain franchise. With a gothic style full of macabre and dark elements, the game tells the story of Raziel, a vampire who was betrayed by his leader Kain and now seeks revenge. In addition to the impressive graphics for the time, the game had several innovative mechanics, especially the possibility to switch between the material and spectral planes. Thus, several moments in the game (mainly puzzles) could only be solved with the right combination of plans.

The King of Fighters 1

  • Year of release : 1994
  • Plataformas: Arcade, Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch e Xbox One
  • Genre : Fight


Another gem of the 90s, The King of Fighters was a crossover of characters from several SNK titles and other Neo Geo games. The main novelty brought by the game was the possibility to choose teams of three characters instead of just one.

Mega Man 9

  • Year of release : 2008
  • Platforms : PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii
  • Genre : Platform


Mega Man 9 was a real tribute to the classic little blue robot games. Even though it was developed for modern consoles, the game features the same 8-bit graphics and sound effects that established the success of all previous games in the franchise. Pure nostalgia!

Killer Instinct

  • Year of release : 1994
  • Plataformas: Xbox One, SNES e Game Boy
  • Genre : Fight


A phenomenon of the 90s, Killer Instinct managed to find its place in the market and in the hearts of players despite the predominance of Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. With gameplay and graphics similar to those other titles, Killer Instinct also had very interesting and charismatic characters, which certainly helped in the great success of the game.

International Super Star Soccer Deluxe

  • Year of release : 1995
  • Plataformas: SNES, PlayStation e Mega Drive
  • Genre : Football


Probably the most popular football game on the SNES and the 1990s, International Super Star Soccer Deluxe featured 36 teams, 16 formations, and 7 different game modes including World Cup, Penalty Shootout, Training, etc. Players on all teams were fictitious for copyright reasons.

Streets of Rage 2

  • Year of release : 1992
  • Plataformas: Mega Drive, SG-1000 Mark III, Game Gear, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, iOS, Linux, Xbox 360, Wii e macOS
  • Genre : Beat ’em up


One of the greatest classics of the beat ’em up the genre of the 1990s, Streets of Rage 2 has improved every aspect of the first game by including more playable characters and special moves for each of them. In addition, each character also has its own characteristics that guarantee the game a good variety in gameplay.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

  • Year of release : 2003
  • Plataformas: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Nintendo GameCube, Game Boy Advance e Xbox
  • Genre : Adventure and action


The Sands of Time was one of the great successes of the Prince of Persia franchise. In addition to all the fun offered by the puzzles, the game featured very innovative mechanics at the time with the character’s ability to control time. Thus, the player could go back up to 10 seconds in the past to correct mistakes or avoid dying, besides being able to slow down enemies or even paralyze them in time.

XCOM : Enemy Unknown

  • Year of release : 2012
  • Platforms : Microsoft Windows and Linux
  • Genre : Turn-based strategy


XCOM is an alien-themed turn-based strategy game. You control a team of soldiers who must fight the invaders while managing their base, weapons, and equipment. Each stage presents increasingly complex challenges that the player must adapt to.

Space Invaders

  • Year of release : 1978
  • Platforms : Arcade
  • Genre : Shooter


A classic of classics. Space Invaders was one of the first phenomena in the video game industry and, even though it was so simple, it presented several innovations for its time. The fact that the game didn’t have a set time for the matches to end was something revolutionary since now the time of matches depended exclusively on the player’s ability to not lose his three lives.

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