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Top 50 Games of all Time
  • 50. Super Smash Brothers Melee

    As the middle child in the Super Smash Bros trio, Melee has retained a large number of fans, considering that Brawl should’ve rendered Melee outdated. Melee remains the preferred choice for those who want to... READ MORE

  • 49. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

    Pop-culture tie-in games generally suck. Yet something about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — the pizza-eating reptiles who wisecracked their way into our hearts back in the late ’80s — naturally lent itself to video... READ MORE

  • 48. Red Dead Redemption

    Nowadays, it doesn’t take much for a game’s setting to stick out. So Rockstar’s wild-west epic — complete with Morricone-esque score — earns high marks to start by creating the world of New Austin, where... READ MORE

  • 47. StarCraft

    Video games are just a silly hobby, right? Not so in South Korea, where StarCraft is a professional sport and pro gamers are both worshiped and well paid. Although other cultures may not have fully... READ MORE

  • 46. Left 4 Dead

    Co-ops never felt more cooperative than in Left 4 Dead. Without friends — and good ones — you’re immediately zombie grub. It’s not just the most fun four people can have playing a video game,... READ MORE

  • 45. Bubble Bobble

    How did humble Bubble Bobble float its way to the top? The gameplay isn’t revolutionary, and it’s just about dragons who blow bubbles and hunt monsters and collect fruit, none of which are things dragons... READ MORE

  • 44. Kirby's Adventure

    The cuteness fools no one — Kirby is a Lovecraftian horror. Behind that gummy, pink maw is an endless sucking void that grinds enemies’ bones into stardust, their souls fueling his unslakeable hat fetish. HAL... READ MORE

  • 43. GoldenEye 007

    This ’97 N64 shooter boasts at least two utterly unique qualities. It’s the only game, ever, to feature the crude likeness of both Pierce Brosnan and Famke Janssen, and it’s the only licensed game, ever,... READ MORE

  • 42. Final Fantasy VI

    In the mid-'90s, we’d come to expect certain things out of games, like a strong protagonist who will swoop in and save the world just in the nick of time. Final Fantasy VI subverted those... READ MORE

  • 41. Pac-Man

    There used to be these places called “arcades.” They were loud, dark rooms filled with video games and sweaty kids, and I wasn’t allowed in without an older brother. Pac-Man was king then -- a... READ MORE


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