Greatest Games of All Time

by hopoffmahd | created - 15 Jul 2012 | updated - 15 Jul 2012 | Public

I'm sure no one has a list quite like this one. If you're wondering why a certain title isn't on the list, this may explain it (my list of the best games I've not yet played): http://www.imdb.com/list/BCb9AttseIo/?publish=publish If that doesn't answer it for you, feel free to share with me how crazy you find this list.

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1. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I) (2002 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Fantasy

Video game version of book II from author J.K. Rowling's famous Harry Potter series sees the young wizard solving the riddle of the Chamber of Secrets.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Tom Attenborough, Ben Avis, Jane Avis

Votes: 2,585

Greatest game of all time, bar none. (the PC version)

2. Mario Kart 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Family, Fantasy

Nintendo's finest from the Mushroom Kingdom gather to race for first place in a multi-player mayhem classic for the Nintendo 64.

Director: Hideki Konno | Stars: Asako Haruhana, Tomoko Maruno, Charles Martinet, Julien Bardakoff

Votes: 2,456

May not have the most maps or characters, but for sheer fun it's the best in the series.

3. Pokémon Silver Version (1999 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Role playing game for the Game Boy Color, introducing the second generation of Pokémon, where you are on a quest to master Pokémon battling.

Director: Satoshi Tajiri

Votes: 758

Best in the series for sure, with the most replay value and the longest story.

4. Pokémon Yellow Version: Special Pikachu Edition (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

This game draws inspiration from the Pokémon anime series. Some gameplay events and storyline aspects are added or changed, though the overall story remains the same.

Director: Satoshi Tajiri | Star: Ikue Ôtani

Votes: 1,108

Red and blue as well.

5. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (I) (2001 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Video game adaptation of the first Harry Potter novel from J.K. Rowling's popular boy-wizard series.

Stars: Gregg Chillin, David Coker, Allan Corduner, Chris Crosby

Votes: 1,060

PC version

6. Super Mario World (1990 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. Mario and his new dino friend Yoshi go on a mission to save her.

Director: Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,619

Better than the current versions of Madden, for sure

8. 007: Nightfire (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

James Bond is on a mission to investigate about a stolen space weapon platform. Raphael Drake, who is an industrialist that takes on a job to disarm nuclear missiles, is suspected to secretly using them to start a nuclear holocaust.

Stars: Maxwell Caulfield, Samantha Eggar, Kimberley Davies, Michael Ensign

Votes: 1,139

9. Mario Kart Wii (2008 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Mario and friends once again jump into the seat of their go-kart machines for the Wii installment of the venerable franchise. Now featuring an online racing mode, new motorbike vehicle types, and a special balancing system.

Director: Yasuyuki Oyagi | Stars: Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, Deanna Mustard, Kenny James

Votes: 2,716

The online alone is enough to get it this spot

10. NBA 2K12 (2011 Video Game)

E | Sport

As you make your way in the NBA you have many choices to make. How will you do as an NBA player.

Stars: Tony Azzolino, Peter Barto, Damon Bruce, Doris Burke

Votes: 348

Impressive in nearly every aspect.

11. The Sims (2000 Video Game)

T | Comedy, Drama, Family

"The Sims" is a close up look at a family of Will Wright's critically acclaimed "Sim City" series. In this game you create a family of "Sims" and build a house for them on the lot they are put on.

Director: Will Wright | Stars: Gerri Lawlor, Stephen Kearin, Sean O'Connor, Laurel McCarl Kapros

Votes: 1,914

Endless replay value

It's been all downhill from here

EA sports was killin' it in the mid-2000s.

14. Mario Kart: Double Dash (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Family, Fantasy

In this GameCube installment of Mario Kart, Mario, Luigi and friends race together in teams of two with all new special items specifically designed for certain characters.

Directors: Daiji Imai, Yasuyuki Oyagi | Stars: Charles Martinet, Deanna Mustard, Scott Burns, Jen Taylor

Votes: 1,479

15. Pokémon FireRed Version (2004 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

A Pokémon trainer adventures through the Kanto Region to achieve their destiny of becoming a Pokemon Champion.

Directors: Junichi Masuda, Satoshi Tajiri

Votes: 959

Excellent remakes, enhancing the original without losing the stuff that made it great.

16. Pokémon Ruby Version (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

In the third generation of Pokemon games, the player roams the Hoenn region of the Pokemon world in hopes of catching all 350+ species of Pokemon and becoming a Pokemon Master.

Directors: Junichi Masuda, Satoshi Tajiri

Votes: 843

If you like baseball and don't have a PS3, this is still a very good choice.

18. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (I) (2001 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Video game adaptation of the first Harry Potter novel from J.K. Rowling's popular boy-wizard series.

Stars: Gregg Chillin, David Coker, Allan Corduner, Chris Crosby

Votes: 1,060

The PS1 version. Different enough that it gets its own spot

19. Super Mario Bros. (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil Bowser.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 4,636

Absolute classic.

20. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

The third Super Smash Bros. title, featuring a number of new additions, including an Adventure Mode with story lines and co-op play, new characters, new stages, and online combat.

Director: Masahiro Sakurai | Stars: Pat Cashman, Charles Martinet, Makiko Ômoto, Jim Walker

Votes: 3,829

23. Crazy Taxi (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy, Crime

An arcade game where you drive a taxi cab through a virtual San Francisco. Your goal is to try and earn big cab fares, by picking up passengers and dropping them off at their destination spots before you run out of time.

Director: Kenji Kanno | Stars: Bryan Burton-Lewis, Kent Frick, Lisle Wilkerson, Thomas King

Votes: 874

Meant to get NBA Live 2003 on here, but for some reason it wasn;t an option. 2002's the next best thing

Another classic version of Madden

26. FIFA 07 (2006 Video Game)

Action, Drama, Sport

Fifa 07 has a total of 27 leagues, an International league that features national football teams, and a Rest of World league that includes other notable clubs from around the world.

Votes: 754

28. Pokémon: Stadium (1999 Video Game)

E | Action, Family, Fantasy

You've battled and trained Pokémon on the Game Boy. Now it's time to clash against your opponents in 3D on the N64.

Director: Takao Shimizu | Stars: Ikue Ôtani, Ted Lewis, Jean-Claude Donda, Luis Bajo

Votes: 820

29. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (I) (2004 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In this video game adaptation of J.K.Rowling's third installment of the hit book series, we follow Harry, Ron and Hermione in their adventures.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Stephen Abingdon, Stuart Hilton, Tom Attenborough

Votes: 1,247

30. Backyard Baseball (1997 Video Game)

Sport

Pick a diverse variety of young kids for your baseball team and compete with other kids.

Stars: Jen Taylor, Dolores Rogers, Kiamalise Budak, Cathy Faulkner

Votes: 50

For old times' sake



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