Greatest Video Games of All Time

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1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Directors: Todd Howard, Nick James Pearce | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 24,079

2. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three very different criminals team up for a series of heists in the corrupt city of Los Santos.

Stars: Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson

Votes: 44,597

3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo' lost fleet. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle

Votes: 18,262

4. Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Mitsuhisa Hosoki | Stars: Charlie Kraslavsky, Inezh, Greg Smith, Linda

Votes: 4,515

5. Silent Hill (1999 Video Game)

M | Drama, Horror, Mystery

After writer Harry Mason wakes up from being unconscious due to a car crash, his daughter Cheryl is missing. Harry sets out on a journey into the eerie town of Silent Hill to find her.

Director: Keiichiro Toyama | Stars: Michael Guinn, Susan Papa, Thessaly Lerner, Jarion Monroe

Votes: 4,748

6. 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: 4,576

7. Donkey Kong (1981 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Family

Jumpman must save Pauline from the giant ape Donkey Kong.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 1,462

8. Pole Position (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Sport

Race your Indy car around the Fuji course before the timer runs out. The first run is the qualifying lap and your starting position is determined by your completion time. Avoid road hazards... See full summary »

Votes: 83

9. Dig Dug (1982 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family

In the video game DigDug you are the character Doug who has been sent to clear this underground area of all the enemies.

Director: Masahisa Ikegami

Votes: 231

10. Spyro the Dragon (1998 Video Game)

E | Animation, Action, Adventure

A young cute purple dragon named Spyro sets out to free his dragon buddies, after they had fallen victim to the villainous Gnasty Gnorc, who has turned them into crystal statues.

Stars: Carlos Alazraqui, Clancy Brown, Michael Gough, Jamie Alcroft

Votes: 1,592

11. Crash Bandicoot (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Animation, Action, Adventure

Crash Bandicoot is on a quest to rescue his girlfriend from the evil Dr. Neo Cortex.

Directors: Andrew S. Gavin, Jason Rubin | Stars: Brendan O'Brien, Kappei Yamaguchi, Shôzô Îzuka, Mitsuru Ogata

Votes: 2,390

12. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When the Chantry is destroyed, leaving only one survivor, demons are loosed up on the world. In an attempt to restore order and save the world, the survivor--now the inquisitor-- recreate the long forgotten inquisition.

Directors: Mike Laidlaw, Pierre Michel-Estival | Stars: Harry Hadden-Paton, Alix Wilton Regan, Jon Curry, Sumalee Montano

Votes: 3,752

13. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 32,147

14. Grand Theft Auto (1997 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

As a young street hustler you explore the free world of Liberty City while doing jobs and assignments.

Votes: 3,402

15. Driver (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

A former race car driver turned NYPD detective goes undercover to infiltrate an underground, organized crime family.

Stars: Bradley Lavelle, Enn Reitel, Kenny Andrews, John Sharian

Votes: 1,008

16. Battlefield 1 (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, History

Fight your way through battles going from urban combat in a besieged French city to open spaces in the Italian Alps or frantic combats in the Arabic sand dunes. Experience large-scale battles as infantry or piloting vehicles on land, air and sea, from the tanks and bikes on the ground, to bi-planes and gigantic battleships.

Directors: Lars Gustavsson, Marcus Kryler, Stefan Strandberg, Fredrik Åkerström, Tom Keegan | Stars: Lucas Adams, Deniz Akdeniz, Jeff Berg, Mark Bonnar

Votes: 4,396

17. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

A massacre at a Russian airport leads to a war between Russia and the United States. Meanwhile, a Task Force is sent to find the perpetrators and bring the bloodshed to an end.

Director: Jason West | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Keith David, Barry Pepper, Kevin McKidd

Votes: 19,811

18. Call of Duty: Black Ops III (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The third installment of the Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise brings the player to a dark twisted future with a built-up war storyline.

Director: Jason Blundell | Stars: Omid Abtahi, Orion Acaba, Ike Amadi, Tangie Ambrose

Votes: 4,708

19. Resident Evil 6 (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The war on bio-terrorism continues as Chris Redfield, Leon Kennedy, and other famous Resident Evil stalwarts battle a seemingly familiar adversary.

Directors: Eiichiro Sasaki, Masanori Kobayashi, Ken Ohara | Stars: Matthew Mercer, Roger Craig Smith, Troy Baker, Courtenay Taylor

Votes: 3,341

20. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (2017 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

An ordinary man must embark on a search to find his missing wife that leads him to an abandoned house where a mysterious family lives who harbor an evil secret within the house and themselves.

Director: Koushi Nakanishi | Stars: Todd Soley, Katie O'Hagan, Jack Brand, Sara Coates

Votes: 3,608

21. The Elder Scrolls: Arena (1994 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Emperor Uriel Septim IV has been imprisoned in another dimension, and impersonated by Imperial Battlemage Jagar Tharn. During his usurpation of the throne, Tharn is unable to corrupt his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Vijay Lakshman

Votes: 196

22. The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy

The Emperor of Tamriel asks you to investigate the strange case. Lysandus, the King of Daggerfall, died on the field of battle, but his spirit did not rest, and still haunts Daggerfall city... See full summary »

Director: Julian LeFay

Votes: 429

23. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

The protagonist travels by Morrowind, eastern province of Septim Empire in Tamriel. He can save it from enslavement or explore for personal purposes.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Jeff Baker, Jonathan Bryce, Lynda Carter, Linda Canyon

Votes: 2,843

24. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Sean Bean, Lynda Carter, Terence Stamp, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 10,820

25. Angry Birds (2009 Video Game)

Action, Family

A group of birds attempt to attack sheltered enemy pigs while creating as much damage as possible.

Star: Altara Michelle

Votes: 997

26. Candy Crush Saga (2012 Video Game)

Family

Switch the candies to match them.

Votes: 100

27. Mortal Kombat (1992 Video Game)

M | Action, Fantasy

Seven martial artists from Earth must battle in sorcerer Shang Tsung's super secret tournament.

Stars: Daniel Pesina, Richard Divizio, Carlos Pesina, Ho-Sung Pak

Votes: 2,822

28. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Family, Sport

Play as Tony Hawk, or nine other pros, and work your way up the ranks by successfully perform and combine aerials, flips, and grinds in competitions. Pro Skater features several modes, such as Career Mode, and multiple multiplayer modes.

Director: Jason Uyeda | Stars: Tony Hawk, Bob Burnquist, Kareem Campbell, Rune Glifberg

Votes: 852

29. Gran Turismo 5 (2010 Video Game)

Sport

Gran Turismo 5 marks the first entry in the series with online races with support for up to 16 players. Over 1,000 cars, 26 different locations, and 71 tracks. Rally Championship, and night racing returns, and a damage model is introduced.

Stars: Jeff Gordon, Tony Jardine, Sebastien Loeb, Bob Reid

Votes: 702

30. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime, Family

A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

Directors: Dave 'Foots' Footman, Scott Henshaw | Stars: Paul Dzenkiw, Josie Maran, Dean McKenzie, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 5,510

31. Forza Horizon 2 (2014 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Crime

Same as the last game, the player is to act as an anonymous guy that signed up for the Horizon Festival. Players that go through all the races beat the game.

Stars: Sean Maguire, Spencer Locke, Chris Goss, Hanni El Khatib

Votes: 468

32. Forza Horizon 3 (2016 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Crime

Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing game with 350 different cars, set in a fictional representation of Australia, and centers around a Horizon racing festival. The game enables cross-platform play for up to twelve players.

Director: Ralph Fulton | Stars: Chris Goss, Daniel Lapaine, Joanne King, Keith Buckley

Votes: 469

33. Fallout 4 (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the post-apocalyptic Boston, Massachusetts area, you play as the "Sole Survior" of Vault 111, recently revived from centuries of forced cryostasis, determined to find your kidnapped son.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Brian T. Delaney, Courtenay Taylor, Stephen Russell, Courtney Ford

Votes: 9,361

34. Star Wars: Battlefront II (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

Play as the foot soldier of the galaxy's greatest factions and wage war across countless planets.

Director: Eric 'Giz' Gewirtz | Stars: Bob Bergen, Christina Rumbley, Corey Burton, David Boat

Votes: 5,498

35. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 7,662

36. Sonic the Hedgehog (I) (1991 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

A blue hedgehog with supersonic speed must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist.

Votes: 2,300

37. Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.

Stars: Michael Hollick, Jason Zumwalt, Timothy Adams, Moti Margolin

Votes: 29,588

38. Grand Theft Auto III (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 13,079

39. Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

A super soldier in the United nations space command is marooned on a mysterious world with some marines who will help him fight against an alien organization known as the covenant.

Stars: Tim Dadabo, Pete Stacker, Fred Tatasciore, Freddy Bosche

Votes: 812

40. Halo 5: Guardians (2015 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

Peace is shattered when colony worlds are unexpectedly attacked. And when humanity's greatest hero goes missing, Spartan Jameson Locke is tasked with hunting the Master Chief and solving a mystery that threatens the entire galaxy.

Directors: Brien Goodrich, Tim Longo | Stars: Ike Amadi, Laura Bailey, Steve Blum, Keith David

Votes: 2,022

41. GoldenEye 007 (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Thriller

James Bond must track down agent-turned-terrorist Alec Trevelyan to stop the launch of a powerful satellite. Play the game that set the stage for the First-person shooter genre on the console.

Director: Martin Hollis | Stars: Kevin Bayliss, Ken Lobb

Votes: 4,810

42. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 15,653

43. Destiny (2014 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Years in the future, a group of space-born humans fight to remove the Earth of alien invaders.

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Bill Nighy, Lauren Cohan, Brandon O'Neill

Votes: 4,353

44. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (2000 Video Game)

T | Sport

Get more air, pull off more insane tricks and unlock new characters and levels in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.

Stars: Dave Wittenberg, Perry Zombolas, Elissa Steamer, Chris Rausch

Votes: 1,146

45. Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals known as Arkham City, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, David Kaye, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 24,800

46. Tekken 3 (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

19 years after the second King of Iron Fist Tournament, Heihachi Mishima hosts the third Tournament to attract Toshin, a God who killed the mother of his grandson, Jin Kazama.

Stars: Isshin Chiba, Alex Easley, Banjô Ginga, Daisuke Gôri

Votes: 2,248