50 Amazing Video Games

A list of 50 great video games you should play.
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1.
Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
John Marston, former outlaw, is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.
 
2.
Dead Space (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Engineer Isaac Clarke and his crew get stranded on a large, abandoned mining ship. There, Clarke needs to repair the giant ship while battling nasty aliens and solving the mystery of what happened to the ship.
 
3.
Dead Space 2 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Set three years after the events of the first, Isaac Clarke's fight against a new Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl, a space station above Saturn's largest moon, Titan.
 
4.
Halo (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.
Director: Joseph Staten
 
5.
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
You play a 1930s mobster as you act out your confession of your rise in the ranks of organized crime.
Director: Daniel Vávra
 
6.
Mafia II (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
The chronicles of Vito Scalletta, a young Italian immigrant who joins the Italian mafia, but soon gets in over his head when illegal drug dealing and deception take place.
 
7.
Fable (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Create your life story from childhood to death. Grow from an inexperienced adolescent into the most powerful being in the world...
Director: Peter Molyneux
 
8.
Fable II (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A peasant child finds out about the heroic past of the child's family. Once old enough, the hero decides to reclaim his or hers heritage.
 
9.
Fable III (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Your journey to rule the throne of Albion begins 50 years after the events of the last chapter, and you play as the child of your hero from Fable II.
 
10.
Assassin's Creed (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A man enters a machine called the Animus that lets him relive the memories of his ancestor, a 12th century assassin named Altair.
 
11.
Assassin's Creed II (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
Desmond Miles is trained to become a modern-day Assassin through the resurrected memories of ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze, who uncovers a massive Templar conspiracy in Renaissance Italy leading to the new Pope.
 
12.
Doom³ (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A demonic invasion at Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility has left only you and a handful of survivors with the chance to fight your way to safety.
 
13.
Grand Theft Auto IV (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Niko Bellic comes to Liberty City, America to live the good life, but ends up having to assist his dangerously indebted cousin Roman with his financial troubles, by any (mostly illegal) means necessary.
 
14.
Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Leon S. Kennedy, now a federal agent, is hired to rescue the president's daughter from a sinister cult.
 
15.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The Call of Duty series returns this time into a modern day setting. The player takes control of a character nicknamed "Soap," for the majority of the campaign and will need to progress through many modern warfare scenarios.
Director: Jason West
 
16.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A massacre at a Russian airport leads to a war between Russia and the United States. Meanwhile, a Task Force is sent to find the perpetrators and bring the bloodshed to an end.
Director: Jason West
 
17.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Former Marine Captain and CIA operative Alex Mason, upon interrogation by an unknown party, recounts his violent experiences with the Bay of Pigs, a radical Soviet conspiracy, and the Vietnam war.
Director: Dave Anthony
 
18.
Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
An epic story of an American marine and a Soviet soldier in WWII.
Director: Margaret Tang
 
19.
Battlefield 3 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding...
Director: Tom Keegan
 
20.
Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.5/10 X  
Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis by his "employer" to help rid the planet of invading aliens forces known as the Combine that entered through the portals he helped create.
Director: David Speyrer
 
21.
Mass Effect (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
In a technologically advanced future, an elite human soldier takes command of a prototype star ship and works to defend the galaxy from danger.
Director: Casey Hudson
 
22.
Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
After being revived from death and having to join a pro-human organization without a choice, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation once more.
Director: Casey Hudson
 
23.
Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
After 400 years since the last Blight, a new Archdemon seeks to destroy the land of Ferelden. It is up to the player - as one remaining legendary Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.
Director: Dan Tudge
 
24.
World of Warcraft (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Four years have passed since the mortal races stood together against the might of the Burning Legion...
 
25.
Medal of Honor (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A first person shooter developed with the help of Tier 1 military operators depicting violent missions in Afganistan.
 
26.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Desmond Miles continues to travel the memories of Ezio Auditore, bringing him to turn-of-the-century Rome with Ezio rebuilding the assassin order to bring down the tyrannical Borgia rule.
Director: Sylvain Bernard
 
27.
Assassin's Creed: Revelations (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Ezio travels to Constantinople, at the peak of the Ottoman Empire to discover the truth behind his Ancestor, Altair, which will help him retrieve a powerful weapon hidden within Masyaf, the ancient assassins' fortress.
 
28.
Quake 4 (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Continuing the storyline from Quake 2, once again it's up to you to engage the alien race known as the Strogg.
Director: John Carmack
 
29.
Fight Night Round 4 (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Boxing game with the greatest boxers of all time
 
30.
Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.
 
31.
Halo 3 (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Master Chief and the Arbiter must join together to attack the Covenant and destroy the Flood.
 
32.
Halo: Reach (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A highly-trained branch of the UNSC known as the Noble Team must defend the planet of Reach from a massive Covenant invasion.
Director: Marcus Lehto
 
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The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.
 
35.
Fallout 3 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Centuries following nuclear war, a teen leaves the safety of an underground vault in order to find their father, who left in hopes of creating a water purifier.
Director: Todd Howard
 
36.
Left 4 Dead (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A multi player co-op in post-apocalyptic Pennsylvania, where four immune survivors, Francis, Bill, Zoey, and Louis fight through hordes of zombies and Special Infected as they make their way to extraction zones.
 
37.
Left 4 Dead 2 (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Four survivors must make their way across the American South while surviving a zombie apocalypse.
Director: Erik Johnson
 
38.
Far Cry (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
You play a man who finds himself trapped on a mad scientist's private tropical island with ruthless mercenaries and worse.
Director: Cevat Yerli
 
39.
Far Cry 2 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Choosing from nine different mercenary characters, you arrive in Africa in search of a notorious weapons dealer known only as 'The Jackal'...
 
40.
Gears of War (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.
 
41.
Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Set before, during and after the events of Rainbow Six: Vegas, this time the player takes control of...
 
42.
Splinter Cell (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher searches for two US agents in a former Soviet republic and soon uncovers a plot involving a nuclear device.
 
43.
Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Proving you can't keep a good agent down, Sam Fisher returns for this third undercover outing, which takes him deep inside North Korea on an information warfare mission.
Director: Mario Galardo
 
44.
Splinter Cell: Double Agent (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
After losing his daughter, NSA operative Sam Fisher is given his most dangerous assignment yet: go undercover with a terrorist organization.
 
45.
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Stealth-mission expert Sam Fisher is sent after a terrorist, who leads an operation involving setting up bombs with the smallpox virus on US territory.
 
46.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Darth Vader's secret apprentice, codenamed Starkiller, is trained in the Dark Side to defeat the enemies of the Empire, but must find his own path when his master betrays him.
 
47.
Army of Two (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Tyson Rios and Elliot Salem are two ex Army Rangers turned contractors for SSC, a Private Military Corporation...
 
48.
Rage (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In the year 2135, a man known as "Ark Survivor" awakes from cryogenic preservation; he finds that 106 years ago a meteor struck the earth, killing innumerable people and mutating many others into violent abominations.
Director: Tim Willits
 
49.
Madden NFL 12 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
 
50.
Aliens vs. Predator 3 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Based on the Alien and Predator film franchises, take control of an Xenomorph, predator, or human marine in online or single player.
Director: Ken Turner