The greatest of the great: Video games

by mikeymcdo | created - 20 Oct 2011 | updated - 11 months ago | Public

Games I have rated 9 stars

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1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.5
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After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo' lost fleet. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle

Votes: 14,168

Move over Indiana Jones!

2. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.3
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You control Batman as he fights to subdue The Joker and his fellows when they seize control of the Arkham Island.

Directors: Sefton Hill, Paul Boulden | Stars: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin, Tom Kane

Votes: 18,504

Holy Role playing game! A Batman game that is actually good!?

3. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

9.2
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Treasure hunter Nathan Drake embarks on a quest in search of the Atlantis of the Sands while battling an ancient, sinister organization.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Justin Richmond | Stars: Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose, Claudia Black

Votes: 12,196

4. Discworld Noir (1999 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

8.8
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Third game based on Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. On a dark and stormy night in the city of Ankh-Morpork, the first and only private investigator on the Discworld, Lewton (you), is ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Barnett | Stars: Rob Brydon, Robert Llewellyn, Nigel Planer, Kate Robbins

Votes: 197

Brilliant voice acting and story which is a mixture of film noir and fantasy! A criminally underated game!

5. Halo 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.7
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Master Chief must defend Earth from invading Covenant forces.

Stars: Dee Bradley Baker, Julie Benz, Hamilton Camp, Tim Dadabo

Votes: 6,655

Delves deeper into the story of Halo with new characters and settings. Much similar to Gears I prefered that in the 1st halo game there was a sense of being outnumbered by the opposition.

6. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Horror

8.9
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A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Star: Audrey Peterson

Votes: 1,276

A very claustrophobic game but is full of details and has some brilliant boss battles and puzzles!

7. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

9.7
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Three very different criminals team up for a series of heists in the corrupt city of Los Santos.

Director: Rod Edge | Stars: Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson

Votes: 35,481

8. Fallout: New Vegas (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.8
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After surviving two bullets to the head, Courier Six traverses the post-apocalyptic Mojave desert in search of the men who wronged him, while making an impact on thousands in the process.

Director: Josh Sawyer | Stars: Matthew Perry, Wayne Newton, Kris Kristofferson, Ron Perlman

Votes: 7,934

I never thought exploring a wasteland would be so enjoyable!

9. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.6
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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 | Stars: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Maggie Baird, Adam Baldwin, Michael Beattie

Votes: 14,899

10. Gears of War 2 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

8.7
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Marcus Fenix and delta squad fight against the locust to prevent them from sinking the cities of planet Sera

Stars: John DiMaggio, Carlos Ferro, Fred Tatasciore, Lester Speight

Votes: 4,012

The 2nd gears of war gives the game more scope and varied locations. Even though the 1st game didn't really have this I preferred its sense of claustrophobia and the sense of being outnumbered by the opposition.

11. Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

9.5
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When part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals known as Arkham City, all hell is sure to break loose, and the Dark Knight is the only one who can stop it.

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill, David Kaye, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 20,998

12. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Dark Samus launches meteoric Phazon Seeds at three planets crucial to the Galactic Federation. After being infected by Phazon, Samus and her fellow bounty hunters set out to counter Dark Samus' forces.

Directors: Satoru Iwata, Mark Pacini | Stars: Lainie Frasier, Gray G. Haddock, Claire Hamilton, Brian Jepson

Votes: 676

13. Fallout 3 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

9.2
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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 | Stars: Liam Neeson, Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman, Odette Annable

Votes: 14,578

A very deep and engrossing game with very likable characters.

14. Mario Kart 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Family, Fantasy

8.8
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Nintendo's finest from the Mushroom Kingdom gather to race for first place in a multi-player mayhem classic for the Nintendo 64.

Director: Hideki Konno | Stars: Asako Kozuki, Tomoko Maruno, Charles Martinet, Julien Bardakoff

Votes: 1,880

Simple + fun = Mario Kart!

15. SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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SpongeBob Squarepants must collect golden spatulas on his quest to defend his home town Bikini Bottom from Plankton's evil robots.

Director: Shiraz Akmal | Stars: Tom Kenny, Bill Fagerbakke, Carolyn Lawrence, Mr. Lawrence

Votes: 271

Borrows from Super mario 64 but is a great, nostalgic game!

16. Journey (2012 Video Game)

Adventure, Fantasy, Musical

9.0
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A robed figure in a desolate world undertakes a journey towards a distant, glowing mountain.

Director: Jenova Chen

Votes: 1,383

17. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

8.3
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Play as Aragorn, Legolas, Gimli, Gandalf and Sam as you battle for the fate of Middle Earth.

Directors: Bret Robbins, Chris Tremmel | Stars: Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Ian McKellen, Billy Boyd

Votes: 1,895

A very good movie adaptation. Which remains fairly loyal to the film. The GBA version was also very good.

18. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

9.6
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When the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them, renegade Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers. Solid Snake returns to save the world once again.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Josh Keaton, Peter Lurie, Paul Eiding

Votes: 8,547

Is it a game or a movie? :/ Nevertheless a great experience with the freedom to go guns blazing or take a more subtle approach.

19. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga (2007 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.5
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In Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, you can now experience all 6 episodes at once. Containing the same levels and locations. Only with newer features and improvements. Such as more extras... See full summary »

Director: Jon Burton | Stars: Ahmed Best, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Warwick Davis

Votes: 1,651

One of the easiest games ever made but its packed full of content and laughs!

20. LittleBigPlanet (2008 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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A puzzle-platformer video game for the PlayStation 3, based on user-generated content. Offering a large array of customisable costumes and online features.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Lou Barrington, Raymond Burrell, Tom Butcher

Votes: 1,218

A game that keeps on giving!

21. LittleBigPlanet 2 (2011 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Family

8.4
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Sackboy is back in a brand new adventure to save Craftworld from the Negativatron. Help Sackboy get through many levels to get prizes and save the world.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Colin McFarlane, Barry Meade, Robbie Stevens

Votes: 608

22. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

9.7
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Thrown back into the dangerous underworld he'd tried to leave behind, Nathan Drake must decide what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Troy Baker, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose

Votes: 10,602

23. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

8.9
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Mario goes back in the galaxy to save Princess Peach from Bowser.

Director: Koichi Hayashida | Stars: Charles Martinet, Dex Manley, Scott Burns, Mercedes Rose

Votes: 1,023

Doesn’t have much of a "wow" factor as the original but still maintains the fun and excitement of Mario!

24. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (I) (1992 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

8.6
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Sonic the Hedgehog teams up with Miles "Tails" Prower to stop Dr. Eggman from taking over the world with his new space fortress, the Death Egg.

Director: Masaharu Yoshii

Votes: 1,464

25. Sonic the Hedgehog (I) (1991 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

8.3
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A blue hedgehog with supersonic speed must rescue animals from being turned into robots by a mad scientist.

Votes: 1,723

An iconic platformer!

26. Mario Kart DS (2005 Video Game)

E | Action, Family, Fantasy

7.6
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Mario, Luigi and friends continue kart racing in this installment of Mario Kart on the Nintendo DS.

Directors: Yasuyuki Oyagi, Makoto Wada | Stars: Charles Martinet, Jen Taylor, Scott Burns, Nate Bihldorff

Votes: 925

27. Donkey Kong Country Returns (2010 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Comedy

8.3
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Donkey kong and Diddy kong is back on an new adventure. A evil gaurd tries to steal their bananas while their inside their house. Donkey Kong must defeat the evil puppet villian.

Stars: Takashi Nagasako, Katsumi Suzuki

Votes: 384

Hard as nails but the agravation is worth it for the payoff.

28. Super Mario 3D World (2013 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

8.8
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Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi and Toad must save the Sprixie Princesses after Bowser has captured them in their kingdom!

Director: Koichi Hayashida | Stars: Charles Martinet, Samantha Kelly, Laura Faye Smith, Zoe Nelson

Votes: 857

29. Super Mario 3D Land (2011 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

8.6
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Princess Peach once again gets kidnapped by Bowser, you are in control of Mario and Luigi and you play in a 3D environment with level design similar to a typical 2D Super Mario adventure.

Director: Koichi Hayashida | Stars: Kenny James, Samantha Kelly, Charles Martinet, Lani Minella

Votes: 782