The Top 100 Video Games of all Time

The Top 100 Video Games of all Time

IGN’s Top 100 games list encompasses the best of the best throughout history, spanning generations of consoles, PCs, handhelds, and more. Our list last saw a major update back in 2019, and since then, there have been several games released that deserved to be added. And just as importantly, we looked at the totality of the top 100 as it stood, and asked ourselves a few key questions, leading to some beloved games being dropped off, and other games we previously missed being added to the ranking.

Games added to our top 100 have to measure up to a few key metrics: how great a game it was when it launched, how fun it is to still play today, and how much any given game reflects the best in its class. While past versions of this list have put a big emphasis on a game’s impact and influence, we’ve essentially taken that out of the equation, as many games that left a mark and inspired future developers may not stand the test of time and be all that fun to play right now. Or, quite simply, they may have been surpassed by other games.

You can head to IGN to check out the full list in exhaustive detail, and we encourage you to check it all out for more context. With all of that said, IGN’s list reflects the current staff’s opinions of what are the 100 best games of all time – a collection of games that have continued to captivate us with their stories, wow us with their revelatory approach to game design, and set the standards for the rest of the industry. Here are the top 10 of that list.

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50 Comments

  1. SANDRO FROMSOFT on August 12, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Bloodborne is by far MY favourite

  2. Vedanth P on August 12, 2022 at 1:49 am

    Im sorry but what about inecraft?

  3. James McKinnon on August 12, 2022 at 1:51 am

    yikes breath of the wild isnt even fun

  4. Ogreatgames _com on August 12, 2022 at 1:52 am

    It’s incredible.

  5. aiden on August 12, 2022 at 1:54 am

    You definitely missed GTA San Andreas, the original one, not the remaster

  6. Mistabipolar on August 12, 2022 at 1:54 am

    Most misleading title of all time.

  7. The Black Pain on August 12, 2022 at 1:55 am

    it almost more like a : "top 10 nintendo games"

  8. Charles on August 12, 2022 at 1:56 am

    A link to the article would’ve been nice

  9. Lord Blackwood on August 12, 2022 at 1:57 am

    Half life 2 and red dead 2 are the only 2 who should be on the list

  10. Samuel Munoz on August 12, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Halo 3 best game of all time

  11. August Berthold on August 12, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Wtf is disco

  12. Lugain Rubai on August 12, 2022 at 2:03 am

    SOTC should have been on that list if not nr.1

  13. Old Bearby on August 12, 2022 at 2:04 am

    Future games: "Are we a joke to you?"

  14. Death Grim Reaper on August 12, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Witcher

  15. Roque Lautaro Quintana on August 12, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Chúpensela a Nintendo

  16. Simon Reichel on August 12, 2022 at 2:08 am

    The VO is almost on par with the Nintendo Simpage, really having a hard time deciding what is more annoying

  17. apa saja on August 12, 2022 at 2:08 am

    TOP 100 VIDEOGAMES OF ALL TIME would +GMT

  18. Brandon Munsen on August 12, 2022 at 2:09 am

    My favorite was number 69

  19. WerferHarfer on August 12, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Red dead redemption is the last single player game from rockstar and masterpiece

  20. RandomRetroStreamz on August 12, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Portal and portal 2 made the top 100
    Games off all time?!?! Lmaooooo

  21. wendizcz on August 12, 2022 at 2:11 am

    Ehm tf2

  22. Legit Enzo on August 12, 2022 at 2:12 am

    yall must have just looked at the top 30 games of all time and just randomly picked them😂😂 not a bad list but wilddd

  23. Space Cat on August 12, 2022 at 2:13 am

    Not my list.

  24. Sygfrid Link on August 12, 2022 at 2:13 am

    ocarina of time is not on the list
    let that sink in

  25. hunter richard on August 12, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Halo combat evolved? Literally changed the first person shooter

  26. Pikitonix 18 on August 12, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Monster hunter world ice borne?????

  27. Trashcanboii on August 12, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Well, at least they mentioned Hollow Knight

  28. Fantastic Moist on August 12, 2022 at 2:16 am

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  29. Tahmid Towsif on August 12, 2022 at 2:16 am

    Waddafak -.-

  30. Roque Lautaro Quintana on August 12, 2022 at 2:17 am

    XD

  31. CaptainWobbly on August 12, 2022 at 2:21 am

    This list is dumb

  32. William Lee on August 12, 2022 at 2:21 am

    Breath of the wild shouldnt even be top100

  33. RGBtrashcan on August 12, 2022 at 2:22 am

    Such a click bait title

  34. Kelvin Ward on August 12, 2022 at 2:22 am

    No Inside?

  35. Tobias Rieper on August 12, 2022 at 2:23 am

    Disco Elysium truly deserved to be here

  36. Swapnil_playz on August 12, 2022 at 2:24 am

    U forgot the best game ever……. MINECRAFT

  37. Face on August 12, 2022 at 2:28 am

    So if someone makes you choose between super Mario world and cod modern warfare or perhaps dark souls remastered, will you pick super Mario world?

  38. Beto Graudi on August 12, 2022 at 2:28 am

    click-thumb-bait

  39. J on August 12, 2022 at 2:29 am

    Half life 2 and portal 2 are great. Not sure why you used such crummy footage for hl2.

  40. Ad Sr on August 12, 2022 at 2:30 am

    Where’s the top 100 then? How about you change the title to actually reflect the content, huh? This is a friggin top 10…

  41. KingKonflikt on August 12, 2022 at 2:31 am

    How you gonna start a top 100 with 2 terrible games?

  42. Game Mations on August 12, 2022 at 2:32 am

    Truly the top games of all time

  43. ALIEN GAMING on August 12, 2022 at 2:36 am

    The top game should have been BONEWORKS by stress level zero

  44. Noob Gamer on August 12, 2022 at 2:36 am

    IGNorantes

  45. vrtxte on August 12, 2022 at 2:40 am

    No such thing as civilized, RDR2 is obviously top 3

  46. Jorge Sanders on August 12, 2022 at 2:40 am

    Interesting list 🙂

  47. •3 Years ago• LeTonK on August 12, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Wow one of the worst game lists, all Mario games

  48. NotaPedo69 on August 12, 2022 at 2:44 am

    Where’s Minecraft

  49. masterkombo tipstar on August 12, 2022 at 2:45 am

    Zelda ocarina of Time was the best

  50. Matt on August 12, 2022 at 2:47 am

    How is minecraft not first let alone not even being in the top 10

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