IGN's Top Video Games of All Time

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1. 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: 3,813

2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

The wizard Agahnim has abducted seven maidens, intent on using their power to open a portal to the Dark World. Armed with a trusty sword and shield, Link begins a great and treacherous journey.

Directors: Takashi Tezuka, Hidemaro Fujibayashi | Star: Fujiko Takimoto

Votes: 2,628

3. Portal 2 (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, J.K. Simmons, Joe Micheals

Votes: 12,920

4. Super Metroid (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.

Director: Yoshio Sakamoto | Stars: Kenji Yamamoto, Dan Owsen

Votes: 1,612

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family

After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.

Directors: Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Hiroki Hirano, Kentaro Tominaga | Stars: Kengo Takanashi, Yû Shimamura, Kôji Takeda, Noboru Yamaguchi

Votes: 3,970

6. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

Directors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,945

7. Tetris (1984 Video Game)

E | Action, Family

Differently shaped forms fall down into a 2D container. The forms, which can be moved and rotated, must be sorted in "on-the-fly".

Director: Alexey Pazhitnov

Votes: 2,801

8. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.

Director: David Speyrer | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 14,102

9. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Biography

A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 21,782

10. Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto | Stars: Charles Martinet, Leslie Swan

Votes: 4,600

11. 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: 46,764

12. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy, Horror

Richter Belmont has vanished just as Castlevania reemerged from the mists. Meanwhile, Alucard, the bastard son of Dracula, has awakened from his eternal slumber, intent on destroying his evil father once and for all.

Director: Toru Hagihara | Stars: Robert Belgrade, Ramsay Scott, Kimberly Forsythe, Michael Guinn

Votes: 1,203

13. Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

As the alien Covenant invade Earth, the Master Chief must defend humanity's homeworld whilst discovering more about the rings called "Halo."

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Julie Benz, Hamilton Camp, Tim Dadabo

Votes: 7,979

14. 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: 4,832

15. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991 Video Game)

T | Action, Sci-Fi

Eight fighters from around the world compete to get the chance to take on the evil dictator M. Bison. Choose a character and engage your opponents in one-on-one close quarter street combat in a series of best-two-out-of-three matches.

Stars: Johnpaul Williams, Eri Nakamura

Votes: 1,433

16. Dark Souls (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After narrowly escaping a doomed fate in an asylum, an undead warrior fights their way through the desolate remains of Lordran, once a sprawling utopia lead by the gods, to seek his purpose and fulfil a centuries old prophecy.

Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki | Stars: Adam Sopp, Andy Gathergood, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cameron

Votes: 3,027

17. Portal (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Mike Patton, Alesia Glidewell, Jeep Barnett

Votes: 10,574

18. Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Takashi Tokita, Nao Ito

Votes: 2,497

19. Doom (1993 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A rogue tough space marine (referred as Doomguy) is the only survivor in a hell-infested facility. He must fight his way to uncover a bitter truth

Director: Tom Hall | Stars: David Koseruba, Christopher Murvey, Kevin Cloud, Bobby Prince

Votes: 4,012

20. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 44,563

21. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock, Heather Halley

Votes: 9,002

22. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Dr. Gordon Freeman must fight his way out of a secret research facility after a teleportation experiment goes disastrously wrong.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Kathy Levin, Lani Minella, Brice Armstrong, Harry S. Robins

Votes: 8,633

23. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.

Director: Jason Jones | Stars: Jen Taylor, Pete Stacker, Tim Dadabo, Steve Downes

Votes: 9,510

24. Minecraft (2009 Video Game)

E10+ | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Welcome to the world of minecraft, you can build, brew potions, enchant your armor and tools, adventure other biomes. Visit the nether, or even defeat the enderdragon in the end.

Star: Mötley Crüe

Votes: 6,605

25. 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: 7,909

26. Civilization IV (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family

Fourth installment in the turn-based strategy series Civilization, adding new tools to manage and expand your civilization, all-new easy to use mod capabilities and intense multiplayer modes and options.

Director: Mo Davoudian | Stars: Leonard Nimoy, Sid Meier

Votes: 1,330

27. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

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: 16,313

28. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 17,713

29. God of War (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

After wiping out the gods of Mount Olympus, Kratos moves on to the frigid lands of Scandinavia, where he and his son must embark on an odyssey across a dangerous world of gods and monsters.

Director: Cory Barlog | Stars: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Jeremy Davies, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 14,308

30. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Patric Zimmerman, Peter Lurie, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 10,367

31. Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.

Director: Fumito Ueda | Stars: Kenji Nojima, Kazuhiro Nakata, Kyôko Hikami, Naoki Bando

Votes: 3,405

32. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Six years after the events in Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now a federal agent, is sent to a rural part of Spain to rescue the U.S. President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham from a sinister cult.

Directors: Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 10,240

33. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Director: Mark Pacini | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 1,667

34. Bloodborne (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A traveler enters Yharnam and discovers that the city has been plagued by a disease related to a so-called "miracle cure" which has turned a lot of its people into horrifying creatures simply known as "beasts."

Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki | Stars: Daniel Fine, Joe Sims, William Vanderpuye, Andrew Tiernan

Votes: 3,068

35. 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: 1,143



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