After I tweeted my least favorite games I was asked what my favorite games are, but since I can’t go into great detail on Twitter due to the character limit I decided to make a post with my top 10 games of all time.
I dropped a few games on Twitter on 5 of my favorite gaming series, but I was disappointed with what I came up with because I know those aren’t my top 5 favorite ones. I left out so many that I wanted to add, but after thinking it over I’ve decided to make a official top 10 games of all time list.
This list is subject to change as I continue to play more games, but I doubt it’ll change drastically since a good number of these games are pretty old now.
10. Street Fighter II
Street Fighter II is the best fighting game of all time. I love everything about it and every time a “best of” list comes up I always drop this game as one of my favorites of all time.
9. Fire Emblem: Awakening
One of the best games on the 3DS is also one of the best games of all time. This game saved the Fire Emblem series and also took it in a new direction. This game told one hell of a story, has great gameplay, and a memorable cast of characters.
8. Dragon Age Origins
The first game in the Dragon Age series is the best one. No game came close to topping Origins, but that doesn’t mean the two sequels are bad games. Dragon Age Origins is a masterpiece that I’ve played through more then 30 times.
7. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
When I started thinking my top 10 games of all time I knew this game would be in there somewhere. Symphony of the Night is in a league of it’s own when it comes to Metroidvania games and is still a really great game to play today.
6. Civilization V
Every time I recommend a game on PC to people looking to get into strategy games it’s always this one. It’s easy to get into and hard to put down. The “one more turn” saying started with this series and I can’t tell you how many “one more turn” I gave my wife when she asked me to do something around the house. It’s that good.
5. The Witcher 3
I didn’t always consider The Witcher 3 one of the greatest games of all time. It slowly became on of the greatest games ever made because CD Projekt Red slowly improved it with patches, and DLC. This game has everything I look for in a modern open world game and it’s still the current standard for open world games.
4. Pokemon Sun/Moon
Pokemon Sun/Moon topped Ruby/Sapphire as my favorite Pokemon game of all time. I could easily put just about any Pokemon game here. Gold/Silver, Red/Blue, etc. This one took Pokemon in a new direction and that played a big part on why I placed on it on my list.
3. Super Mario World
This game did two things for me. It has my favorite Nintendo character ever (Mario) riding my second favorite Nintendo character ever. Yoshi was introduced to the world in this game and I love it for that. This game was also the most unique Mario game of it’s time. I love navigating the beautiful world map, collecting power ups, and playing with Mario/Yoshi.
These next two games could easily be number 1. I switch regularly between which one is my favorite.
2. Mass Effect 2
I’ve called this the best game I’ve ever played almost everyday and it is, but for the sake of this list I had to place it at number 2 because when I think of Mass Effect I think of the entire trilogy as one cohesive experience. I’ll probably come back later and swap this with the number one spot :).
Skyrim is my most played game of all time. It’s also the reason why I started blogging. I wouldn’t be here writing this list right now if it wasn’t for this game. I’ve played well over 1000 hours of Skyrim, spent late nights modding it, writing short stories about my characters, and writing about it here. It’s the GOAT of open world games and nothing comes close to it’s amazing community and world that Bethesda has built for me to get lost in. I love this game and it’s a easy number 1 for me.
What are your favorite games of all time?
Here’s some honorable mentions.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Phantasy Star II
Total War Shogun 2
Xcom Enemy Unknown
If I ever make a top 20 all of these games would make the list.