Top 45 games

by matrix5904 | created - 31 May 2012 | updated - 11 Oct 2015 | Public

A loving list of my favourite games of all time est. 1987

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1. Shenmue (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?

Directors: Keiji Okayasu, Yu Suzuki | Stars: Hiroshi Fujioka, Masaya Matsukaze, Corey Marshall, Robert Jefferson

Votes: 941

2. Shenmue II (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

Ryo continues his quest of vengence for his father. In his second outing Ryo must travel to Hong Kong to have a lethal face off with Lan-Di.

Directors: Shin Ishikawa, Yu Suzuki, Takao Yotsuji | Stars: Corey Marshall, Akasha Scholen, Eric Kelso, Lisle Wilkerson

Votes: 663

3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Rafael Ferrer, John Cygan

Votes: 7,029

4. Killer7 (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Horror

A new terrorist threat called Heaven Smile scares the world, and it is up to Harman Smith and his 7 split personalities to destroy each and every one of the Heaven Smile, and make his way to Kun Lan; the man with the God-Hand.

Director: Suda 51 | Stars: Dwight Schultz, Greg Eagles, Michael Gough, Tara Strong

Votes: 392

5. Shadow of the Colossus

Adventure, Fantasy | Announced

A man named Wander attempts to bring a maiden who was sacrificed back to life by defeating a series of colossal stone creatures, so that a magical being named Dormin will revive her.

6. Half-Life 2 (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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 | Stars: Robert Guillaume, Robert Culp, Louis Gossett Jr., Michelle Forbes

Votes: 13,506

7. Grand Theft Auto (1997 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

As a young street hustler you explore the free world of Liberty City while doing jobs and assignments.

Votes: 3,342

8. Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (2003 Video Game)

Action, Drama, Sport

Pro Evolution Soccer 3 is a football video game developed and produced by Konami.

Votes: 179

9. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Patric Zimmerman, Peter Lurie, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 9,932

10. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A high school student forms a group that explores a hidden world accessible through TV sets to find a connection between the "realm of shadows" and the mysterious murders in their town.

Directors: Katsura Hashino, Jinya Kitsui, Susumu Nishizawa | Stars: Daisuke Namikawa, Shotaro Morikubo, Yui Horie, Ami Koshimizu

Votes: 698

12. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

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: Jason Jones | Stars: Jen Taylor, Pete Stacker, Tim Dadabo, Steve Downes

Votes: 9,108

13. Yakuza 2 (2006 Video Game)

M

One year has passed since Kazuma Kiryu, "yakuza with the heart of gold", defeated his biggest adversary. Despite this victory, Kazuma has lost more than he had ever imagined. But events ... See full summary »

Directors: Ryuta Ueda, Toshihiro Nagoshi | Stars: Takaya Kuroda, Yû Daiki, Satoshi Tokushige, Kazuhiro Yamaji

Votes: 127

14. BioShock 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 1968, the first successfully-bonded Big Daddy is reawakened to save his Little Sister from the clutches of Rapture's new leader, Sofia Lamb.

Directors: Jordan Thomas, Michael Csurics | Stars: Fenella Woolgar, Doug Boyd, Anne Bobby, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 7,373

15. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Thriller

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 | Stars: Michael Ironside, Claudia Besso, Don Jordan, Thor Bishopric

Votes: 2,417

16. Jade Empire (2005 Video Game)

M | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The last surviving Spirit Monk goes on a quest to save their tutor Master Li and defeat the forces of corrupt emperor Sun Hai.

Directors: Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuk | Stars: Jocelyn Ahlf, Victor Brandt, Cam Clarke, John Cleese

Votes: 935

17. Donkey Kong Country (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Waking to find his banana hoard clean gone, Donkey Kong sets out with his nephew Diddy Kong through jungle and cavern, past temples and reef, across pine forests, factories, and mountains to rid the island of the wicked Kremlings and reclaim his bananas.

Director: Tim Stamper | Star: Chris Sutherland

Votes: 1,974

18. Alex Kidd in Miracle World (1986 Video Game)

Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A young martial artist named Alex Kidd one day learns of a villain who has kidnapped his son and sets out on a quest to rescue him.

Votes: 102

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

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Sega Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic teams up with Miles "Tails" Prower to stop Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world with his new space fortress, the Death Egg.

Director: Masaharu Yoshii

Votes: 1,872

20. Super Mario World (1990 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. Mario and his new dino friend Yoshi go on a mission to save her.

Director: Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,395

21. Hogs of War (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Six different pig nations go into a merciless comical war.

Director: Alan Coltman | Stars: Rik Mayall, Marc Silk

Votes: 154

22. Portal (2007 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Comedy, Family

A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Mike Patton, Alesia Glidewell, Jeep Barnett

Votes: 10,027

23. Streets of Rage (1991 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Adventure, Crime

A horizontal side-scrolling beat-em-up. You fight your way through hordes of enemies, collecting weapons along the way.

Directors: Hiroaki Chino, Hiroshi Momota

Votes: 763

25. Ico (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Family

On a distant island, there is a legend that anyone born with horns will bring about calamity. When such a boy is locked away in a fortress, he must work together with a girl named Yorda to flee before they can be claimed by the spirits.

Director: Fumito Ueda | Stars: Kazuhiro Shindou, Rieko Takahashi, Misa Watanabe

Votes: 1,389

26. Deadly Premonition (2010 Video Game)

M | Crime, Drama, Horror

Schizophrenic detective Francis York Morgan has been called in to investigate the murder of Anna Graham in the small town of Greenvale. With every clue he finds a new mystery unravels, leaving you to piece together this insane puzzle.

Director: Swery | Stars: Melissa Hutchison, Amy Provenzano, Amy Rubinate, Christiane Crawford

Votes: 339

27. Sheep Raider (2001 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Family

After Ralph's several failings in stilling Sam's sheep, Daffy Duck tells him that he can be a contestant in the game show "Sheep, Dog 'n' Wolf" where the target is the same.

Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Greg Burson, Maurice LaMarche

Votes: 61

28. Theme Hospital (1997 Video Game)

Comedy, Family

Be the director of a new hospital. You will have to build it first and then try and manage it efficiently to help the members of your community - and make some money during the process, too!

Star: Rebecca Green

Votes: 326

29. Jet Set Radio (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Sport

A gang of teenagers with an affinity for underground music and graffiti artwork fight against a sinister corporation that has taken control of the city they call home.

Stars: Andria Batise, Kevin Blackton, Billy Brown, Ryan Everett Canfield

Votes: 194

30. The Rise of the Argonauts (2008 Video Game)

Adventure

Jason, a Greek king set out for the quest to seek the Golden Fleece to bring back his wife Alceme from death.

Director: Ed Del Castillo | Stars: Xander Bailey, Susanne Blakeslee, Brian Bloom, Steve Blum

Votes: 114

31. Lost Odyssey (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

After a meteor wipes out the majority of forces from the nations of Uhra and Khent, Kaim joins Seth and Jansen to investigate the Grand Staff at the behest of the council of Uhra. At the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hironobu Sakaguchi, Roy Sato | Stars: Keith Ferguson, Tara Strong, Salli Saffioti, Kim Mai Guest

Votes: 397

32. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi

Threatened by an unknown enemy, Earth's governments unite to form an elite paramilitary organization, known as XCOM. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team in a battle against a terrifying alien invasion.

Stars: Jon Bailey, John Eric Bentley, Michael Benyaer, Brian Bloom

Votes: 1,201

33. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Sean Bean, Lynda Carter, Terence Stamp, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 10,640

34. Left 4 Dead (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

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.

Director: Mike Booth | Stars: Earl Alexander, Jim French, Jen Taylor, Vince Valenzuela

Votes: 4,928

35. Dreamfall: The Longest Journey (2006 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Ten years past the inexplicable technological collapse of 2209, in a renewedly rallying future world, twenty-year-old Zoë must set out for a journey to help a friend expose an ultimate conspiracy that may be connected with the recurring visions she have been seeing lately.

Director: Ragnar Tørnquist | Stars: Ellie Conrad-Leigh, Sarah Hamilton, Gavin O'Connor, Ralph Byers

Votes: 1,062

36. Dragon Age: Origins (2009 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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 of the remaining Grey Wardens - to unite the divided armies of Ferelden and save humanity.

Director: Dan Tudge | Stars: Steve Valentine, Peter Renaday, Kate Mulgrew, Tim Curry

Votes: 6,629

38. Grand Theft Auto III (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Comedy, Crime

A young bank robber escapes from police custody and works his way up through the mafia ladder of crime-ridden Liberty City, USA.

Stars: Frank Vincent, Joe Pantoliano, Michael Madsen, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 12,821

39. Half-Life (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

You are Gordon Freeman, a scientist who must make his way through a ruined underground scientific complex, Black Mesa, infested with alien threat and terror.

Director: Randy Pitchford | Stars: Kathy Levin, Lani Minella, Brice Armstrong, Harry S. Robins

Votes: 8,141

40. Okami (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A cel-shaded action game set in feudal Japan, in which the wolf deity Amaterasu defends the land from evil forces.

Director: Hideki Kamiya

Votes: 1,055

41. Silent Hill 2 (2001 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Drama, Horror

After receiving a letter from his late wife, from Silent Hill, James Sunderland makes his way to the town in an attempt to find her.

Directors: Takayuki Kobayashi, Masashi Tsuboyama | Stars: Guy Cihi, Monica Horgan, Donna Burke, David Schaufele

Votes: 5,227

42. Yakuza (2005 Video Game)

M | Crime

Kiryu Kazuma was brought up in the Sunflower Orphanage, and has been protected since his childhood by a lieutenant of the Dojima Family, affiliated with the Tokyo-based Tojo Clan of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Hiroyuki Sakamoto, Ryuta Ueda | Stars: Darryl Kurylo, Michael Rosenbaum, Eliza Dushku, Michael Madsen

Votes: 303

43. Braid (2008 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure

A man, Tim, goes on a quest to save a princess from an evil monster.

Director: Jonathan Blow

Votes: 732

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

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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: 17,704

45. Mass Effect 2 (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

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: 16,684



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