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Top 100 Best Video Games In The World (2023)

Video games are changing the world; the top video games in the world today are a far cry from the quirky images displayed on monochrome screens in the early 90s. These days’ video games are high resolution images, with 3D environments that look so real.

They also have very good sound, and interesting stories about them. While the old school video games allowed two players to face off with each other using a console, modern ones allow players from different countries and regions to play against each other. Furthermore, players can form teams or squads, and play together or against each other, using internet connections.

The best games were made a couple of years ago; the industry hasn’t really seen much innovation lately.

The Top 100 Video Games In The World

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This game is not given this position; it earns it fair and square. For one thing; this is the most talked about game in the world. All over the discussion forums and social media this is the game everyone is talking about. That nonstop chatter has also led to a flurry of internet searches, with the result that this is also the most searched game on the internet.

To achieve such a status the game has to be good. The storyline is amazing; it is about a world turned into a wasteland, and on the verge of total annihilation. This world can only be saved by the main character Link.

The game development is also top notch; the environment, portrayal of character, and special effects all combine with amazing sound produce an amazing experience. This game was produced by Nintendo; which is the heavyweight champion of game production. Newer installments have been released, but this one remains extremely popular. Perhaps with time another game will unseat this great game, but for now it remains supreme.

2. Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V is one of the games that changed the world. The popularity and appeal of this proved that the gaming industry has only began to scratch the surface of its true potential. Games have always been fun, but non-other has literally consumed players with hours of content in a vast open world that has so much to discover.

Yes the game is somewhat violent and a bit addictive; but those are actually signs of a great design, a realistic story line, and a game with which most people can relate.

When the mobile version of the game became available the popularity surged again. This must have contributed to peace on the streets because most young people became too busy tapping away on their phones, and so they had no time for unruly behavior.

GTA can also be played online; this is an opportunity to do all the unruly behavior one could ever want, and to make friends online.

3. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

While Grand theft Auto is all about cars and other vehicles, Tony’s Hawk Pro is all about skateboards. This is a widely popular game; it appeals to the young people who can relate to skating wildly through the streets.

This is one of the most reviewed games in the world; one reviewer calls it the best skateboarding game to ever be released. Pro Skater 2 is a classic; it is one of the games that refuses to fade away with time.

It is an advancement over the previous version, this one has plenty of new moves and new play modes. This is still a game that people will play for years to come.

4. Super Mario 64

Super Mario is one of the most famous game brands; there is hardly a 90’s kid who does not know the game, or has never played it. Super Mario 64 is the most popular in the Super Mario franchise; it was developed by Nintendo; and was one of the products that established the company as a global leader in the gaming industry.

Super Mario 64 is one game that made the Nintendo N64 a must have for children in the 1990s. Of course the game has also been released in many other platforms as well as software packages.

This game is so much fun; even now it is a proven way to fight boredom because one can spend hours at a time going through the challenges and stages. The 3D graphics are also top notch. Talking about this game just brings back great memories.

5. Pokémon Red

Pokémon Red is a lively and interesting game. It shook the world with the sheer scope of its popularity back when it was released in 1996. First, it had a very good backstory, which is the story of the cartoon upon which it is based. This game thrived because it combined the innocent looks of a pocket sized monster with the strength of a superhero.

It was thus able to capture the audiences from diverse backgrounds; those who liked to play with the innocent little creature, as well as those who prefer the heavy hitting ability of a professional fighting character.

The game was widely accepted, and critically acclaimed. It goes down in history as one of the best and most well received games ever made.

6. Golden Eye 007

Golden Eye 007 is another classic; it is one of those games that came with the old Nintendo N64 Video Game console. The game is based on the James Bond film Golden Eye, which was released in 1997.

It is an action game; the player controls the agent 007 to avoid a criminal organization. It is a lively game of shooting; not quite on the scale of a war zone, but also not as calm as a Mario Game.

It is still an important game today; classics like this just refuse to fade away.

7. Tetris

Tetris is an everlasting game. It is one that forces you to use your mind in a constructive way, rather than just shooting away at enemies.

This game is not one to be mastered easily; it will take some time to become good at it. The game is designed to make the player arrange falling bricks. The bricks vary in size and shape, and as the levels increase the bricks drop faster.

A classic; this game has been released on several platforms, including Gameboy, Nintendo Entertainment system, Android, and so on. The reason it has been released on multiple platforms is that it is very popular.

8. Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2 is an action game; one that is based on the Wild West. It is all about shooting your way to safety.  The game has all the makings of a classic; and an exciting theme, an addictive development, and a solid storyline.

The story is set in a fictionalized account of the Wild West of the United States in 1899, and the main character is the outlaw Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who is attempting to survive against government forces, rival gangs, and other people who are trying to shoot him down.

9. Super Mario Cart

Super Mario Cart is a game that incorporates the famous Super Mario characters, and even adds more exciting characters into a very addictive game.

The game is all about racing; the player takes control of one of eight characters, each with differing capabilities. There are several modes in the game; players can race against computer-controlled characters, or race against time.

During the races, speed boosting power-ups can be used to gain an additional advantage, and finding or getting those boosts can add to the excitement of the gaming experience.

This is one of the most successful games in the world; it is listed among the highest selling games of all time.

10. The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

The Legend Of Zelda once again makes an entry, this is a very exciting part of the Zelda series; it has several new places to explore, enemies to fight, and weapons to fight them with.

This installment of the Zelda Series was published in 2017 by Nintendo for their new gaming consoles the Nintendo Switch and the Wii U.

The storyline is quite noble; the player controls the avatar Link and fights to save Princess Zelda, and stop Calamity Ganon from destroying the world. There is plenty of fighting to be done, and the best mode is multi player. This means lots of interactive fun.

The following is a more extensive list of the top 100 video games in the world.

Rank Video Game
1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
2 Grand Theft Auto V
3 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
4 Super Mario 64
5 Pokémon Red
6 Golden Eye 007
7 Tetris
8 Red Dead Redemption 2
9 Super Mario Cart
10 The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild
11 Half-Life 2
12 Halo: Combat Evolved
13 Super Metroid
14 The Last of Us
15 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
16 Super Mario World
17 Grand Theft Auto IV
18 Minecraft
19 Fallout 3
20 Mass Effect 2
21 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
22 Resident Evil 2
23 Dark Souls
24 Super Mario Galaxy
25 Batman: Arkham City
26 Perfect Dark
27 Tekken 3
28 Shadow of the Colossus
29 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
30 Super Mario Odyssey
31 Half-Life
32 Resident Evil 4
33 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
34 Gran Turismo
35 BioShock
36 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
37 Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn
38 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
39 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
40 SimCity
41 Red Dead Redemption
42 Fortnite
43 Halo 2
44 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
45 Grand Theft Auto III
46 The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
47 Sonic The Hedgehog
48 Age of Empires
49 Portal 2
50 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
51 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
52 Animal Crossing: New Horizons
53 BioShock Infinite
54 Final Fantasy VII
55 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
56 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4
57 God of War
58 Devil May Cry
59 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
60 The Sims 3
61 Dragon Age: Origins
62 Persona 5 Royal
63 Celeste
64 Gears of War
65 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
66 Civilization II
67 Quake
68 Halo 3
69 Borderlands 2
70 Street Fighter II
71 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
72 Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
73 Metal Gear Solid
74 Mortal Kombat
75 Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
76 Tomb Raider
77 Burnout 3: Takedown
78 Diablo II
79 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
80 Disco Elysium
81 Donkey Kong
82 World of Warcraft
83 Doom
84 Bloodborne
85 SoulCalibur
86 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
87 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
88 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
89 Gran Turismo 2
90 Hades
91 Fallout: New Vegas
92 Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
93 Pac-Man
94 Divinity: Original Sin II
95 Unreal Tournament 2004
96 Metroid
97 NFL 2K1
98 Elden Ring
99 Starcraft
100 League of Legends



The best video games in the world surprisingly are those made a few years ago. There has been no shortage of games to play over the years, but it just seems that the gaming public has not yet seen something to surpass the games of the 90’s, and the early 2000s.

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