The Top 200 Video Games of All-Time: #141-150

The collection of great video games continues as we hit #’s 141-150 in our countdown of the top 200 video games of all-time (as voted on by our followers).

150) Kirby: Superstar
Anybody who was a kid during the Super Nintendo days remembers a floating pink ball named Kirby. Kirby: Super Star was advertised as featuring eight games: six sections and two minigames. Though each of these games was different, they were all different, each allowed you to use Kirby’s abilities to eat, float, run, and spit your way across a variety of areas in a sometimes limited amount of time. The game has seen several rereleases since 1996, and Kirby‘s latest adventure can now be played on the Nintendo Switch.
149) Horizon: Zero Dawn
Praised by many as being one of the best looking games Sony has in its current catalog, Horizon: Zero Dawn received critical renown for just about every aspect from its open-world story to the game’s voice actress Ashly Burch. In this post-apocalyptic adventure, you play as Aloy, a hunter who seeks to unravel the mysteries of the past while having to fight through various mechanized monsters. Nobody expected Guerilla Games to make something this great, but we’re all glad they did.
148) Grand Theft Auto Vice City
It was only a matter of time before this juggernaut of a franchise made it back onto the list. Grand Theft Auto Vice City is the sixth title in the series and the first numbered entry since Grand Theft Auto dropped in 2001. This game takes place in a fictional city that looks an awful lot like Miami. And for those of you who were adults when this game came out, you probably remember all of the controversies over the way the game handled violence and race. Despite all of that, it still went on to sell over 17.5 million copies and is still selling well today.
147) God of War  (2005)
There are few characters in video games today as iconic as the Ghost of Sparta. God of War is a third-person hack and slash adventure game developed by Sony Santa Monica and sees you playing as Kratos, the once faithful servant to Ares, who tricked Kratos into killing his wife and daughter. As Ares lays siege to Athens, Kratos looks for the Pandora’s Box, the one thing believed to be able to stop Ares. With more than 4.6 million copies sold and more sequels (the latest of which was amazing) than I can count on one hand, it’s easy to see why God of War is such an iconic franchise.
146) Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
We were beginning to wonder when we’d see this world-famous marsupial. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex is the fourth installment of the iconic franchise and sees players controlling Crash and Coco taking on Doctor Cortex once again, as well as his new secret weapon. This game follows the events of Crash 3, which ended with Cortex being berated by a mysterious group for not spreading enough evil. Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex was released in 2002 to mixed reviews, but was still held in high esteem by the fans.
145) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
We could probably write an entire list about all of Valve’s achievements in gaming, but none of those did for gaming what Counter-Strike: Global Offensive did. This game not only breathed new life into the multi-player genre, but it also spawned gaming cafes, where gamers could pay money and spend hours playing as terrorists or counter-terrorists across multiple maps with plenty of different load-outs to choose from. It then became a cornerstone of the burgeoning e-sports industry with tournaments that captured the imagination of millions around the globe. Valve, of course, tried to push the franchise into the next generation with sequels and spin-offs, but none of those ever captured the magic of the original.
144) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Surprisingly, this annual franchise has managed to stay relevant among casual gamers with a version for everybody. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2returns gamers to modern times, allowing them to play through three different game modes including Campaign, Spec Ops, and Multiplayer. Critics have praised it as being of one of the greatest first-person shooters of all time. It even sold 4.7 million copies within the first 24 hours of its release. If people are getting tired of Call of Duty, it certainly isn’t showing.
143) Bayonetta 2
Bayonetta 2 was announced at a Nintendo Direct presentation back in 2012, and unlike the first entry, was exclusive to Nintendo. This game picks up right where Bayonetta left off and improves upon the fast-paced mechanics of the first entry. The over-the-top antics and fast and furious chain damage continues the fun of the first in a grand design.
142) Bagman
Bagman is very much like the much more popular Pac-Man except it takes place in a mine environment. This 1982 arcade game has you maneuvering Bagman through various shafts to collect money, avoid guards while adding to that high score. With only five mechanics to really worry about, some may be wondering how Bagman made the list. Sometimes the simplest games are the best ones.
141) Toe-Jam and Earl
If there’s one thing you have to hand game developers of the ’90s it’s that they had a complete and total lack of fear when it came to bringing odd video game concepts to life. For example, ToeJam and Earl were about as strange as they came. Released on the Sega Genesis in 1991 ToeJam and Earl sees you playing two very unique aliens searching for the pieces of their crashed space ship on earth. Considered to be a rogue-like, Sega commissioned two sequels that were met with mixed reviews, but rumor has it that a next-gen entry in the series is well into development.
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