Shea’s Top 100 Video Games of All Time

Last updated: April 12, 2018

I’ve been playing video games pretty much my entire life. I’m newly 30, and I don’t see my passion for this hobby ever fading. But hitting an age milestone brings about a desire for reflection, so I’ve put together a list of my top 100 games of all time. It’s a personal list, sure, but I think the combination of recency bias and nostalgic, rose-tinted glasses leads to a list that’s pretty varied across genres and release years.

Since I’m only one person and playing every game to ever release would be impossible, there are bound to be some widely-considered amazing games that I haven’t gotten around to playing. Here are a few:

Bloodborne
Braid
Dark Souls
DOOM (1993)
Final Fantasy IX
Grand Theft Auto V
Heavy Rain
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Quake
Red Dead Redemption
Starcraft
Super Mario RPG
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Zork

Whittling down to a mere 100 games is intended to be impossible hard, so creating an extensive honorable mentions list would take away some of the point. But as new games come out and things shuffle around, I’ll note the 10 most recently cut games here:

Assassin’s Creed II
Donkey Kong Country
God of War III
Halo: Combat Evolved
Metal Gear Solid
Mirror’s Edge
Ratchet and Clank (2016)
Rime
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Stanley Parable

With all of the introductions and administrative stuff out of the way, let’s get counting down. The list begins on the next page, and be sure to let me know how much my opinions suck in the comments below!

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