Unofficial Top 250 Video Games on IMDb

by NDbportmanfan | created - 3 weeks ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public

I was curious to see what the results would be for this list. I don't know the correct parameters editors use for the movie and television sections but I went by votes and rating in the advanced search page.

Criteria for votes count changed for each generation:

2,000 for PS4/Xbox One/Switch 1,750 for PS3/360/Wii 1,500 for PS2/Xbox/Cube 1,000 for PS1/64 750 for prior

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1. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 39,867

2. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 12,456

3. God of War (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

After wiping out the gods of Mount Olympus, Kratos moves on to the frigid lands of Scandinavia, where he and his son must embark on an odyssey across a dangerous world of gods and monsters.

Director: Cory Barlog | Stars: Christopher Judge, Sunny Suljic, Jeremy Davies, Danielle Bisutti

Votes: 10,801

4. Wiedzmin 3: Dziki Gon (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 13,126

5. Grand Theft Auto V (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

Stars: Shawn Fonteno, Ned Luke, Steven Ogg, Gerald 'Slink' Johnson

Votes: 42,875

6. 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: 16,586

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

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 16,135

8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 7,455

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: 9,892

10. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 23,372

11. Batman: Arkham City (2011 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

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: 24,036

12. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 20,155

13. 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: 17,520

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

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

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: 9,285

15. 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: 13,449

16. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock, Heather Halley

Votes: 8,579

17. Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Drama, Family

A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Yasushi Matsumura, Masato Yagi

Votes: 8,175

18. 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: 6,982

19. Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Takashi Tokita, Nao Ito

Votes: 2,334

20. Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

In a post-nuclear future, the descendant of an ancient exiled hero must leave his tribe in search of the Garden of Eden Creation Kit, the last chance of survival for his people.

Director: Feargus Urquhart | Stars: Charlie Adler, Ron Perlman, Dwight Schultz, Jason Marsden

Votes: 3,274

21. Planescape: Torment (1999 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy

In the city of Sigil, the only place from which all realities of the Planescape universe can be reached, an immortal amnesiac, the Nameless One, must uncover his past, the mystery of his immortality as well as who's trying to kill him.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Rob Paulsen, Jennifer Hale, Sheena Easton

Votes: 1,800

22. Spider-Man (2018 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When a new villain threatens New York City, Peter Parker and Spider-Man's worlds collide. To save the city and those he loves, he must rise up and be greater.

Director: Ryan Smith | Stars: Yuri Lowenthal, Tara Platt, Travis Willingham, William Salyers

Votes: 7,521

23. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family

After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.

Directors: Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Hiroki Hirano | Stars: Kengo Takanashi, Yû Shimamura, Kôji Takeda, Noboru Yamaguchi

Votes: 3,060

24. Portal 2 (2011 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Many years after "Portal," Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Stephen Merchant, J.K. Simmons, Joe Micheals

Votes: 12,140

25. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 31,108

26. Kingdom Hearts II (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Family

Sora and friends face mysterious new enemies as they continue their journey to save all worlds, and find Riku and King Mickey.

Director: Tetsuya Nomura | Stars: Haley Joel Osment, David Gallagher, Hayden Panettiere, Jesse McCartney

Votes: 6,190

27. Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.

Director: Fumito Ueda | Stars: Kenji Nojima, Kazuhiro Nakata, Kyôko Hikami, Naoki Bando

Votes: 3,152

28. 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: 5,188

29. The Secret of Monkey Island (1990 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Young pirate wanna-be Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck.

Directors: Craig Derrick, Ron Gilbert | Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Leilani Jones

Votes: 2,534

30. Forgotten Realms: Baldur's Gate II - Shadows of Amn (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In Baldur's Gate 1, the main character, Gorion's ward, discovered the secret of his or her origin. Jon Irenicus, a sadistic secretive powerful mage bent on revenge, captures the ward and his/her party for a diabolical experiment.

Director: Feargus Urquhart | Stars: David Warner, Charlie Adler, Dee Bradley Baker, Michael Bell

Votes: 1,817

31. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

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

Director: Sefton Hill | Stars: Mark Hamill, Kevin Conroy, Arleen Sorkin, Tom Kane

Votes: 21,298

32. Max Payne (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Drama

A troubled NYPD cop is framed for murder and finds himself being hunted by the police, the mob, and a ruthless corporation.

Stars: James McCaffrey, Haviland Morris, Chris Phillips, Jane Gennaro

Votes: 12,098

33. Grim Fandango (1998 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Manuel Calavera is a travel agent in The Land of the Dead who has stumbled across a ring of corruption.

Director: Tim Schafer | Stars: Tony Plana, Maria Canals-Barrera, Alan Blumenfeld, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 2,909

34. Resident Evil 4 (2005 Video Game)

M | Animation, Action, Adventure

Six years after the events in Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now a federal agent, is sent to a rural part of Spain to rescue the U.S. President's kidnapped daughter, Ashley Graham from a sinister cult.

Directors: Hidé Gondoh, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Kuniomi Matsushita, Shinji Mikami, Kenichi Ueda | Stars: Paul Mercier, Carolyn Lawrence, Rino Romano, Salli Saffioti

Votes: 9,547

35. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

Directors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,530

36. God of War II (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

After being betrayed by the gods of Olympus and annulled of his divine powers, Kratos must embark on a journey to meet the Sisters of Fate and take his revenge on Olympus.

Director: Cory Barlog | Stars: Linda Hunt, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Carole Ruggier

Votes: 6,994

37. 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: 3,353

38. Kingdom Hearts (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a boy named Sora loses his home, he understands he has to visit many worlds to restore peace to the universe.

Director: Tetsuya Nomura | Stars: Miyu Irino, Mamoru Miyano, Risa Uchida, Kôichi Yamadera

Votes: 6,187

39. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

The wizard Agahnim has abducted seven maidens, intent on using their power to open a portal to the Dark World. Armed with a trusty sword and shield, Link begins a great and treacherous journey.

Directors: Takashi Tezuka, Hidemaro Fujibayashi | Star: Fujiko Takimoto

Votes: 2,358

40. Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

After being sent by the overseer of his vault to search for a new water purifying chip, the player discovers the horrors of post apocalyptic America, and the threat of the Master's Army.

Director: Feargus Urquhart | Stars: Charlie Adler, Richard Dean Anderson, Jeff Bennett, Clancy Brown

Votes: 3,156

41. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997 Video Game)

T | Fantasy, Horror

Richter Belmont has vanished just as Castlevania reemerged from the mists. Meanwhile, Alucard, the bastard son of Dracula, has awakened from his eternal slumber, intent on destroying his evil father once and for all.

Director: Toru Hagihara | Stars: Robert Belgrade, Ramsay Scott, Kimberly Forsythe, Michael Guinn

Votes: 1,048

42. Detroit: Become Human (2018 Video Game)

M | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Take control of three androids in their quest to discover who they really are.

Director: David Cage | Stars: Valorie Curry, Bryan Dechart, Jesse Williams, Audrey Boustani

Votes: 6,794

43. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge (1991 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

Having vanquished the ghost pirate LeChuck with a soft drink, Guybrush Threepwood now seeks the treasure of Big Whoop. During his quest he discovers LeChuck is back from the dead. Once again.

Director: Ron Gilbert | Stars: Dominic Armato, Earl Boen, Alexandra Boyd, Leilani Jones

Votes: 1,952

44. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

After being released from jail, Tommy Vercetti left Liberty City for Vice City, a city overrun by the mob. Now, Tommy is out to make Vice City his home.

Stars: Ray Liotta, William Fichtner, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 20,354

45. Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a primitive tribal world where strange, monstrous, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin and the state the world is in.

Director: Mathijs de Jonge | Stars: Ashly Burch, Laura van Tol, Ava Potter, JB Blanc

Votes: 6,069

46. The Walking Dead (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a world devastated by the undead, a convicted criminal is given a second chance at life when he comes across a little girl named Clementine.

Directors: Sean Ainsworth, Nick Herman, Dennis Lenart, Eric Parsons, Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman | Stars: Dave Fennoy, Melissa Hutchison, Nick Herman, Chuck Kourouklis

Votes: 9,134

47. BioShock Infinite (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A man is sent to the flying city of Columbia to find a missing girl. However, upon arrival he discovers that the city, its people, and his objective are all not what they seem.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: Troy Baker, Courtnee Draper, Kiff VandenHeuvel, Laura Bailey

Votes: 15,974

48. God of War III (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Armed with his deadly double-chained blades, Kratos must take on Greek mythology's darkest creatures to destroy Olympus and the mighty Zeus himself.

Director: Stig Asmussen | Stars: George Ball, Adrienne Barbeau, Susanne Blakeslee, Clancy Brown

Votes: 7,490

49. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

9.2