We’ve hit the top 100! So now we will be delving into the upper half of the top 200 video games of all-time (as voted on by our followers)…
100) Tecmo Super Bowl
Back before EA bought out the NFL video game license, Tecmo reigned supreme. Tecmo Super Bowl is the first football game to be licensed by both the NFL and the National Football League Players Association, thus allowing them to use real football teams and real football players at the same time. Allowing you to play through an entire season with a roster of at least 20 players, Tecmo Super Bowl still has a unique cult following even all of these years after its release.
99) Sunset Riders
One of the few noteworthy Western genre video games not having the word “Red” in it, Sunset Riders was a game that may have lacked complexity but more than made up for that in “gunslinging’ fun. This side-scrolling shoot em’ up had up to four players in the arcades and while packing only a two-player capability for home consoles, the Genesis version offered a quick draw style PvP shootout that created all sorts of havoc. The travels made from town to town collecting bounties on the bad guys made for a great time for gamers who enjoyed this type of frantic action.
98) Streets of Rage 2
Speaking of side-scrollers, Sega’s love for the genre would not be complete without an entry from the Streets of Rage library. Fighting your way through the city, Streets of Rage 2‘s action and chaotic gameplay delighted gamers even more than its predecessor. While the game still echoes the influence of Double Dragon, this iteration of the Streets of Rage series proved to be the most well thought of with gamers. Pick up that katana or weapon of choice everyone and start wailing away at the bad guys as you fight off the Syndicate one “goon” at a time.
97) Sonic CD
Sega had their hands in all kinds of different technologies back in the ’90s. While Nintendo was sticking to the cartridge format, Sega was looking into putting games on disc, much like the PC. Unfortunately, though the games were successful, the technology was slightly ahead of its time. On the illusive Sega CD, however, was, of course, a game featuring everybody’s favorite hedgehog. Sonic CD is a 1993 side-scrolling game, similar to the original Sonic the Hedgehog, where it’s your goal to collect power rings, rung through levels, and wouldn’t you know . . . fight Doctor Robotnik. If you want to get your hands on this classic, you can play it now on most modern consoles, as well as iOs.
96) NHL 10
Sports fan or not, it’s hard to pick up a hockey game and not find it at least a little entertaining. As NHL 10 introduced a whole bunch of new features into the franchise and was introduced at a time hockey was finally getting the recognition it deserves, it’s no wonder this game has such a special place in the hearts of gamers. Introducing battle on the boards, intimidation tactics, post-whistle action, a new first-person fighting engine, new ways to score, more precise passing, improved goalie AI, an interactive atmosphere, battle for the cup, and the ability to be a GM, NHL 10 has something for every fan.
95) MVP Baseball 2005
This one was a bit divisive. If you’re a fan of MVP Baseball 2005, you either believe that it’s the greatest sports game of all time or you think it’s just okay. There aren’t a lot of people in between those two spectrums. What makes this game so unique? Players can spend hours in the dynasty mode or coach their own teams through owner mode. Though the game garnered average scores with critics, there are no questions here that it stands tall among all other baseball games.
94) Left 4 Dead 2
Considered by many to be the best of the zombie horror shooters, Left 4 Dead 2 takes frantic action and breathless survival to a whole level. Combing the best features of Left 4 Dead with all-new maps that create even more havoc, this game succeeds because of the need to stay sharp and work together to live to the next level. Just try to survive running across the bridge in the game with your friends and you’ll be like us in begging Valve to come out soon with a long-awaited Left 4 Dead 3.
93) Gran Turismo
We were wondering when Sony’s flagship racing franchise would make its way onto this list. If you grew up during the dawn of the Playstation, the chances are high that you’ve played Gran Turismo. I would even go as far as to say that this is the first racing simulator of its kind. With an immersive single-player mode and a split-screen mode that allows you to decimate your friends, Gran Turismo will always be the standard when it comes to racing simulators.
Any kid (or adult) who owned a Nintendo console remembers intense and infuriating ride that is Excitebike. A launch title for the NES in 1985, Excitebikelets the player choose to race solo or against computer-assisted riders within a certain time-limit. If you’re looking to take a walk down memory lane to play this gem, get ready to mash that B button down.
As huge fans of the Castlevania series, we will gladly make the bold statement that Castlevania doesn’t get enough credit for being as influential as it was. This action-platformer almost flawlessly combined soundtrack, gameplay, story, and immersive dungeon crawling into the perfect package. Castlevaniaputs players in the shoes (or armor?) of Simon Belmont, as he fights his way through Count Dracula’s castle and takes on all of your favorite monsters. Both Nintendo Power and Game Informer ranked it in their top 100 games. It only seems appropriate that it made our list.
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