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Opinions. We all have them, and ours aren’t always the same as other peoples'. In our team, we have over a century of experience working in games, so we put our heads together to come up with a list of the 100 greatest games of all time. 

With a list this long, you might not agree with all of it, but your favorite should definitely be here somewhere. If it’s not, don't worry. Just imagine it was number 101.

Here’s our list of the top 100 games of all time.

100. Among Us (2018)

Whatever you feel about the “sussy baka” meme culture Among Us created, you can’t deny that it is a cultural phenomenon. It was widely played for good reason. It has tight, social gameplay, which everyone wanted to be involved with.

The deduction of a murder mystery, which sparked heated debates and family feuds. Among Us should be rewarded for its effect on the industry, and pop culture overall.

99. Danganronpa (2010)

Speaking of murder mysteries, Danganronpa led the way for games to pull an unseeable plot twist on its players. A bunch of kids are trapped in a school for the gifted, where they must murder each other in order to escape.

Gameplay is half visual novel, half point-and-click, and half courtroom drama. If you think that’s too many halves, just add them up and you’ll see Danganronpa is just a series and a half.

98. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (2010)

Back in the day when military shooters didn’t all look like a beige blur, we were given Battlefield: Bad Company 2. It gave us the ability to play our way, which includes strapping a pack of C4 to a jetski and going kamikaze on your opponents.

Whether attempted by your team or the opponent, every round you’re sure to see a play that you’ve never seen before. Destruction of the arena was at its peak here, and the multiplayer expansion was the icing on the top.

97. Medieval 2: Total War (2006)

Total War has changed a lot as a series over the years, with each giving a different historical era to conquer. Medieval 2 was particularly memorable, with its colorful armies charging and clashing together, holding the walls of old Istanbul against the Mongols.

This is of course before you wipe out all those in Milan, who lead the Pope to excommunicate you. Ever heard of the antipope? Well neither had we until Medieval 2.

96. Max Payne 2 (2003)

Max Payne 2 is widely remembered as a third-person shooter that was ahead of its time. While the originals introduced Matrix-style slow-motion bullet dodging, the sequel turns it up to eleven.

It introduced gamers to bombastic action movie-style shootouts, never really seen before on the small screen. Bodies jerk like the Spandau ballet when you shoot them, and the environment crumbles around you with the action players longed for.

95. Crusader Kings 3 (2020)

While you can take on the world in many games, few let you take over the world quite like Crusader Kings 3. Betray your friends, murder your family, and get the land you have always deserved.

With amazing replayability due to how luck plays a role in each playthrough, you can choose different places to conquer. Crusader Kings 3 makes Game of Thrones look like child’s play, and we love it.

94. Fortnite (2018)

Another game that has a bad reputation purely due to its popularity and meme potential, Fortnite is a tightly made game at its core. Releasing free-to-play boosted its popularity making it available to all, and its unapologetic sense of fun kept people playing.

It doesn’t focus on gritty realism like PUBG before it. Instead, you play around as cartoon characters carrying wacky weapons. We would say the building set it apart, but now the ‘no build mode’ has its own distinct following, showing that Fortnite just wants you to have fun.

93. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007)

While it may feel like all Call of Duty games are the same these days, the first Modern Warfare game broke the mold. Modern Warfare tried to balance spectacle and player agency to give its players a memorable experience.

In particular, the mission where you creep through Chernobyl with a sniper rifle is fondly remembered by fans for allowing you to make mistakes, react, and recover. It depicts war as it often is: detached, cold, and waged by an unknown evil.

92. Mega Man 2 (1988)

This series created its own genre: the too-tough 2D platformer also known as the Mega Man clone. Shovel Knight, Super Meat Boy, and Celeste all took inspiration from our humble NES cyborg, which asks you to give each level just “one more try”.

Despite the difficulty, Mega Man — and in particular Mega Man 2 — wowed fans with its choice of boss order, and game-changing weapon upgrades. The Legacy Collection of the first six games adds a life-saving ‘save state’ option so everyone can take on Wiley for themselves.

91. The Binding of Isaac (2011)

Explaining The Binding of Isaac to people who don’t play video games can be a little embarrassing. You play as a baby who is abused by his Evangelical Christian mum.

Isaac escapes the abuse by tunneling through the basement and ending up in a number of places including heaven, hell, or even crawling back up into mum’s womb. It’s a roguelike, and each attempt you make brings you more weapons, upgrades, and bosses, making you hungry to come back for more.

90. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (2002)

The Robin Hood of raccoons, Sly Cooper and his teammates Bentley and Murray, gang up and go on the rob. The way Sly platforms on the narrowest of edges with ease makes you feel like a super spy, that no one can stop.

3D platforming at its best. Sly feels like a trapeze artist, while Bentley brings the brains, and Murray the brawn. Great level and boss design is the icing on the cake of a game that just feels so delicious to play.

89. Devil May Cry 3 (2005)

While Hideki Kamiya is perhaps best known as the creator of sexy Umbra witch Bayonetta, Devil May Cry’s Dante was the framework from which she was built. The third game perfected the style of gameplay Kamiya was trying to develop, where you score is based on how cool you look.

While the fanbase isn’t as rabid as it once was, Devil May Cry offered an experience that was rare in games at the time. Taking down demons as a hybrid of both a human and a devil has never been more fun.

88. Streets of Rage 2 (1992)

Back when the arcade was king, limited lives were needed to extend players’ game time. These limitations led to precise control schemes which were easy to play and difficult to master.

Streets of Rage 2 stands out among all the side-scrolling brawlers of the time, not only for its masterful soundtrack, but for the risk-reward of trading health for big damage. The co-op remains a great option for couch play. Balancing who picks up extra lives and health drops, teamwork is necessary to take down the mob.

87. Batman: Arkham Knight (2015)

While Arkham Asylum is often considered the fan favorite if you play both these games in a row you will see the huge jump in quality when it comes to Knight. Some of the platforming with the Batmobile is off-message, but you get the full Batman experience here instead of being trapped in a prison.

You can hit enemies quickly, without being locked into long vulnerable animations, which adds significantly to the quality of the gameplay. The side missions are also a high point of the series here as you face down unexpected DC villains.

86. Fallout 3 (2008)

People were wary when Bethesda announced it was bringing Fallout back, only this time it would be in first-person. Using the template from The Elder Scrolls series, Bethesda applied the winning formula to Fallout’s post-apocalyptic America.

When you leave your vault for the first time and look out onto the barren world is one that sticks with the player. Along the road you’re faced with moral dilemmas such as “Should I nuke a city in order to live in a posh apartment?”, and only you have the answer.

85. Dead Rising (2006)

For the time, Dead Rising stretched consoles to their limits by rendering hundreds of zombies at once. You play as a journalist saving survivors while holding back the waves of zombies who have overpowered your local mall.

Everything becomes a weapon, and you soon realize that there are things in the mall far creepier than any zombie hoard. On your first playthrough, it’s impossible to save everyone, to fight every boss, to see every ending, but that dream of a perfect run will keep you coming back.

84. Genshin Impact (2020)

Few games have taken over people’s lives in quite the way Genshin Impact has its fans. Offering hundreds of hours of exploration in its gorgeous open world, all while following a surprisingly compelling story. 

Despite being free-to-play, Genshin offers a premium experience to its players, with high-class combat, and frequent updates. It even runs on mobile despite how intensive a game of this quality looks.

83. Invisible, Inc. (2015)

Invisible, Inc. offers turn-based strategy, but in a way that is uniquely different to other games in the genre. Rather than flanking and shooting down enemies with your squadron of soldiers, you take control of a small number of elite spies.

Every mission is against the clock, giving an extra level of difficulty and you attempt to commit corporate espionage. As soon as the guns are out, you’ve already lost, giving a level of purity to the genre.

82. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005)

Adding decision-making into its stealth gameplay, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory was one of the first games that made you feel as if your choices mattered. Everything felt raw, like you were really a special operative out on the field, waiting in anticipation for every kill.

Combat is the last thing on your mind, as you scout out each level, on the lookout for the optimal way to infiltrate without being spotted. Teamwork makes it all the more satisfying, as you whistle a guard over, only for your friend to take him down from above.

81. Skies of Arcadia (2000)

Sadly underrated due to being released on the often-overlooked Sega Dreamcast, Skies of Arcadia is a game like no other. You play as part of a group of sky pirates making key discoveries about the world, even some as big as the Earth being round.

Soar through the sky on your flying galleon, or take part in turn-based combat in dungeons. You can even combine the two, and fight other ships you encounter on your travels.

80. Pokémon Emerald (2004)

While the first two generations usually hit people right in the nostalgia, but Pokémon Emerald is where the series hit the sweet spot. The addition of abilities is now a series staple, and the world-building, gyms, and new Pokémon are some of the best in the series.

Some joke that it's “7/10 too much water”, but Emerald also introduced the Battle Frontier, one of the best parts of Pokémon to this day. Take off your rose-tinted glasses. Pokémon Red and Blue were very broken games. Pokémon Emerald is the one.

79. Deus Ex (2000)

It could be argued that many modern games could never have been created without the influence of Deus Ex. It blended genres between RPG, stealth, and FPS, to create a masterpiece where player expression is paramount.

The shooting doesn’t compare favorably to games these days, but for the time the gameplay was incredibly ambitious. If you don’t know why shooters have character stats and level-ups, Deus Ex is the why.

78. GoldenEye 007 (1997)

The remaster has unlocked a lot of memories for older gamers and playing GoldenEye 007 in four-player split screen on one ancient CRT. It was one of the first games that got FPS multiplayer right, and it quickly became a must-own game for the N64.

Even better than the tight single-player campaign, was unlocking Oddjob and using him to chase your friends around the map. We’ll soon see if it’s as good as we remembered, or it has been brightened by our rose-tinted shades.

77. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (2000)

There are a huge number of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, but the second entry simply blows the rest away. While we may be tainted with early 2000’s nostalgia goggles, Pro Skater 2 was such a nostalgic part of so many people’s childhoods.

The soundtrack is iconic, and is half the reason that the game has held so firm in people’s hearts. Sports games don’t feature heavily on this list, but Tony Hawk certainly deserves our respect.

76. Slay the Spire (2017)

While card games aren’t for everyone, Slay the Spire has such a satisfying gameplay loop, it hooks you in whether you like them or not. It’s a roguelite deck-builder, where you look for the perfect cards to round out your hand, and deal big damage on the perfect turn.

You will need good cards too, as the final boss in Slay the Spire is not for the faint of heart. Yet there is so much flexibility and different ways to build a strong deck, you’ll always find an excuse to give it another go.

75. World of Warcraft (2004)

No game has influenced the gaming landscape quite like World of Warcraft has. While Ultima and Everquest were popular MMO formats that came before, World of Warcraft put the genre into a user-friendly package.

By preventing you from losing experience when you die, and adding more helpful features, it took years before another MMO could supersede its popularity. Still played all around the world to this day, World of Warcraft is hard to ignore.

74. Apex Legends (2019)

In a world that is saturated in battle royale games, Apex Legends stands out amongst the crowd. It offers players slick movement, punchy gunfeel, and a high skill ceiling for those who want to play competitively.

There is a lot of meta potential to Apex, where different character skills, weapon differences, and map rotations combine to make no two games the same. Winning a close match in the final zone provides a rush like no other.

73. Silent Hill 2 (2001)

If you want to understand peak horror game design, then you owe it to yourself to play Silent Hill 2. The limitations of the PS2 hardware worked in its favor, as the fog surrounding Silent Hill gives the perfect atmosphere to make you scared out of your skin.

It portrays depression and psychological trauma in a way that few developers have dared to attempt since. Silent Hill 2 uses traditional tropes of humility and redemption to teach us all a lesson about taking responsibility for your guilt.

72. Uncharted 2 (2009)

While Nathan Drake might just be a male version of Lara Croft, he improved on the formula by adding a keen sense of humor. Uncharted 2 separated the series from Tomb Raider by whittling a niche in historical loot-raiding missions based on real-world mysteries. 

As the set pieces became bigger and better, soon Croft was sprinting to keep up with her wittier counterpart. He made climbing so much more satisfying, and the train chase is still one of the best scenes action games have to offer.

71. Wii Sports (2006)

You’ve played Wii Sports. I know this because everyone has played Wii Sports. Even your nan has played Wii Sports because that is the influence that Wii Sports had on the world.

Bringing physicality back into gaming, it is the reason why developers changed how virtual reality was being developed. A number of TVs lost out in a fight with the Wii-mote, but it was worth it for the greater good.

70. Rocket League (2015)

When you hear the term “football but with cars”, it sounds absurd, but it's an absurdity that just works. Just like when Mr Reese dipped his dairy milk into a jar of peanut butter, Psyonix knew they’d hit on something special.

In a way the purest esport, you fly across the pitch in your rocket-powered car attempting, often in vain, to get the ball in the goal. It seems futile at first but it is a thing of magic to see a good player launch off the ceiling and land a perfect mid-air volley.

69. Journey (2012)

Many people think of guns and fighting when they think of video games, but this represents a small, yet extremely popular part of the medium. Journey is the opposite of this. A wordless adventure, where you glide through an ever-changing landscape.

What is most beautiful about Journey is the multiplayer, where you can see other people who are in the game at the same place and time. Ten years on, there are still experienced players, who hang out amongst the sand dunes waiting for new players so they can show them Journey’s secrets.

68. The Secret of Monkey Island (1990)

Point-and-click adventure games may not be en vogue anymore, but they are an important part of gaming history. Standing above them all is The Secret of Monkey Island, which wowed players with its unique puzzles and quirky sense of humor.

More than all of this, Monkey Island will be remembered for its plot twists, turning common gaming tropes on their head. While games have moved on from this specific genre of adventure game, Monkey Island’s writing and legacy live on.

67. Final Fantasy 14 (2010)