The Top 200 Video Games of All-Time: #81-90

Our journey continues as we now hit the 80s in our list of the top 200 video games of all-time (as voted on by followers of our sites, podcasts, and social media).

90) Bomberman
Bomberman laid the groundwork for many of the puzzle strategy games to come. Taking place in a galaxy known as the Bomber Nebula, Bomberman grows bored with making bombs underground and hears a rumor that robots who make it to the surface world become human. He decides to make a break for it, and thus your adventure begins. With more sequels and side-stories than one can easily count, Bomberman has become a staple adventure for anybody looking for a little explosive fun.
89) Bloodrayne 2
The equally bloody follow-up to 2002s Bloodrayne. This game puts you back in the shoes of Rayne and is set 60 and 70 years after the ending of the last game. The game opens with Rayne entering the Blood Library, where she discovers that not only is her father leading a following of Nazis. He doesn’t even remember who she is. Apparently, he’s had a lot of children. So what does Rayne do? She seeks out his offspring and kills them one by one. Bloodrayne 2 came out in 2004 to mixed reviews, but fans of the series consider it a worthy follow up.
88) Assassin’s Creed 2
Assassin’s Creed II is one of those games that will forever standout not Ubisoft’s beloved franchise but in gaming as a whole. While the adventures of Altair in Assassin’s Creed were interesting and fun at times, the story was lacking and the combat was choppy. In Assassin’s Creed II, they managed to fix those problems while introducing a hot-blooded protagonist named Ezio, who cuts down the Templars in an attempt to get revenge for his family. Assassin’s Creed II also has the honor of being the game that expanded the mythology of the franchise into what we see today.
87) Street Fighter
Street Fighter has probably been remastered, upgraded, and reproduced more than any other game in the history of video games. Originally released in 1987 as an arcade game, this Capcom masterpiece was the first competitive fighting game and started a movement still going strong in e-sports today. With six numbered entries and a plethora of expansions and add ons, the Street Fighter franchise shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
86) Snow Bros
The very originally titled Snow Bros is a 1990 platform arcade game late released on the Nintendo, Sega Genesis, and mobile. The objective is to throw snowballs at enemies until they can no longer move, and can be played in single-player or with a friend. As obscure a title as it is now (with the Famicom version being worth hundreds of dollars), people obviously loved it enough to vote for it and make it somewhat high on this list.
85) Shadow of the Colossus
Shadow of the Colossus stands tall (no pun intended) amongst other games for its emotional premise and minimalist design. This game has very little backstory for the characters and their relationships to one another, but you don’t seem to mind. Like the wanderer, it’s your job to track down each Colossus and discover its weakness to defeat it. With an average score of 91% from critics, Shadow of the Colossus is a fan favorite with Playstation fans all across the globe and was recently remastered for the Playstation 4.
84) Samurai Shodown
Samurai Shodown is a long-running series that has been dormant since 2009. However, across its 18 entries, the original entry has become a beloved memory and gaming experience for anybody lucky enough to play it. This fighting game takes place in 18th Century Japan, during the seclusion period of the country’s history. What makes this game stand out is, even though it was it highly popular in the west, there’s is little to no English actually used in the game. Each game in the series takes place in a different time period and expands upon the mythology and history of the first.
83) Red Dead Redemption
This game was one of those inevitable entries on every top 200 video game list. After going above and beyond for their flagship series Grand Theft Auto, Rockstar Games took us back to the west with Red Dead Revolver back in 2004 and six years later they took us back to that world with Red Dead Redemption. This game puts you in the shoes of former outlaw John Marston and has you fighting your way across an untamed world in the third-person perspective. Red Dead Redemption is considered by many to be the greatest video game of all time and was released to nearly perfect scores. Red Dead Redemption 2 is set to hit shelves this fall. Will it live up to the hype of the original? I guess we’ll have to wait to find out.
82) (Shin Megami Tensei) Persona 4: Golden
Persona is one of those series that has fans across all eras. The fourth numbered entry in the series, Persona 4: Golden is a remastered and upgraded version of Persona 4. With a new story and voiced dialogue, you can spend a good chunk of your life playing this one. Gamers have invested over 100 hours of gameplay into this one in an attempt to uncover the true ending of the story. If you still have a Playstation Vita, this is one worth checking out.
81) Ninja Gaiden: Black
Ninja Gaiden can easily go down in gaming history as one of the most difficult and frustrating franchises to ever be made. Despite this little fact, it’s still very much loved by gamers everywhere. Ninja Gaiden Black is a reworked version of 2004’s Ninja Gaiden and introduces a new mission mode, which puts the player in different types of scenarios that they have to overcome. The bosses in this game are bigger, worse, and more challenging than the original. If you think you’re up for it, be our guest.
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