Top 25 Favorite Video Games of All Time

The world of video games has definitely taken the world by storm.  With demand for games on the rise, it is only natural that developers would step up to heed the calling.  Needless to say, there have been thousands of video games created and of course I’ve played many but only have barely scratched the surface.  Now, I’ve come up with a post for my top 25 favorite video games of all time.  These aren’t just games I’ve liked but games that I’d enjoy playing over and over again.  Note: this list is in no specific order.

 1. Child of Light (2014)

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Developed by: Ubisoft Montreal

Aurora, a child stolen from her home, must bring back the sun, the moon, and the stars held captive by the mysterious Queen of the Night.  Not many games have such a beautiful layout such as Child of Light.


2. Batman: Arkham City (2011)

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Developed by: Rocksteady Studios

Batman is incarcerated in Arkham City, a huge new super-prison enclosing the decaying urban slums of fictional Gotham City as he uncovers the secret behind the sinister scheme, “Protocol 10”, orchestrated by the facility’s warden, Hugo Strange. Not only is the Dark Knight stuck in a super max prison but he’s stuck in there with a lot of criminals and many supervillains which he put in there.


3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004)

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Developed by: Rockstar North

Follows Carl “CJ” Johnson, who returns home to finds his old friends and family in disarray, attempts to re-establish his old gang, clashes with corrupt cops, and gradually unravels the truth behind his mother’s murder. The vast open world of San Andreas gives the players what feels like an unlimited amount of freedom.


4. Mortal Kombat (2011)

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Developed by: NetherRealm Studios

The storyline involves the divine protector of Earth, Raiden, attempting to change the aftermath of the events of Armageddon by contacting his past self as he faces defeat at the hands of the evil emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn. The campaign is brilliant as it does a terrific job of telling a compelling story while also making room for plenty of fighting.


5. Soulcalibur III (2005)

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Developed by: Project Soul

The Chronicles of the Sword is absolutely amazing, mixing real-time strategy with combat.


6. Dragon Age: Inquisition (2014)

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Developed by: BioWare

The Inquisitor along with his allies journey to settle the civil unrest in the continent Thedas and close a mysterious tear in the sky called the “Breach”, which is unleashing dangerous demons upon the world. Building your own inquisition to fight the forces of evil is incredibly fun and also keeps the gameplay immersive.


7. Fallout 3 (2008)

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Developed by: Bethesda Game Studios

The Lone Wanderer from Vault 101 braves the dangers of the Capital Wasteland to find their father.


8. The Walking Dead (2012)

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Developed by: Telltale Games

The story follows university professor and convicted murderer Lee Everett and a young girl named Clementine, as they attempt to survive a zombie apocalypse in Georgia.  This is one of the most engaging and emotionally impactful video games.


9. Dust: An Elysian Tail (2012)

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Developed by: Humble Hearts

Accompanied by a sentient sword Blade of Ahrah and its guardian Fidget, the amnesiac Dust aids the population against forces led by General Gaius.  The combat system is simplistic but surprisingly entertaining.


10. Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3 (2005)

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Developed by: CyberConnect2

One of the more pronounced features is the character customization.


11. Justice League Heroes (2006)

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Developed by: Snowblind Studios

This is DC Comics’ response to Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and it is a really good attempt.


12. Halo: Reach (2010)

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Developed by: Bungie

An elite supersoldier squad called Noble Six, who attempt to stop the Covenant attack on Reach.  Although it doesn’t follow Master Chief and Cortana (not directly anyway), the story follows Noble Team.


13. Resident Evil 4 ((2005)

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Developed by: Capcom Production

Follows the U.S. special agent Leon S. Kennedy, who is sent to a a village in Spain to rescue the President’s daughter who was kidnapped by a sinister cult.  When Resident Evil was announced to have a fourth installment the world was practically blown away from the graphics as well as the new gameplay style.


14. Borderlands 2 (2012)

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Developed by: Gearbox Software

Four treasure seekers known as “Vault Hunters” go on a quest to find a legendary Vault while trying to stop the megalomaniac Handsome Jack. Sequel to the highly enjoyable Borderlands, Borderlands 2 picks up on the action, the characters, and the hilarious humor.


15. Spider-Man 2: The Game (2004)

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Developed by: Treyarch

This is the game that revolutionized the entire way we play games featuring Spider-Man.


16. Red Dead Redemption (2010)

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Developed by: Rockstar San Diego

Follows former outlaw, John Marston, whose wife and son are taken hostage by the government in ransom for his services as a hired gun to bring three members of his former gang to justice. If there was a game that ever gave a terrific representation of the Wild West, it is this game.


17. Final Fantasy VII (1997)

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Developed by: Square

The story follows Cloud Strife, a mercenary who joins the eco-terrorist rebel organization AVALANCHE to stop the megacorporation Shinra, and become involved in a larger world-threatening conflict.  One of the most prominent feature of the game is the rivalry between the main protagonist (Cloud Strife) and antagonist (Sephiroth), who are not only two of the best video game characters of all time but also their rivalry is legendary.


18. Pokemon Emerald (2004)

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Developed by: Game Freak

Follows a Pokemon trainer whose general goal is to traverse the Hoenn region and conquer a series of eight Pokemon gyms in order to challenge the Elite Four and its champion. One of the greatest Pokemon games ever.


19. DragonBall Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3 (2005)

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Developed by: Spike Chunsoft

Tenkaichi 3 takes the best of DragonBall Z and brings it to consoles with good gameplay mechanics that enhance the gaming experience with the largest roster of characters in a DragonBall Z game.


20. BioShock Infinite (2013)

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Developed by: Irrational Games

Follows Booker DeWitt who is sent to the floating air city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, and the two become involved with the city’s warring factions. The underwater city of Rapture is literally one of the highly detailed and best looking setting in a video game.


21. Far Cry 3 (2012)

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Developed by: Ubisoft Montreal

After a vacation goes awry, Jason Brody must save his friends, who have been kidnapped by pirates and escape from the island and its unhinged inhabitants. The island is massive and filled with life and encourages exploration to just appreciate the beauty.


22. Prototype (2009)

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Developed by: Radical Entertainment

The game follows a powerful yet amnesiac shapeshifter named Alex Mercer who must stop an outbreak that mutates individuals into a hideous violent monsters as well as uncover his past.


23. Batman: Arkham Asylum (2009)

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Developed by: Rocksteady Studios

Batman’s archenemy, the Joker, instigates an elaborate plot seize control of Arkham Asylym and Batman is forced to fight his way through the asylum’s inmates and put an end to the Joker’s plans.


24. Super Mario 64 (1996)

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Developed by: Nintendo EAD

Mario explores Princess Peach’s castle and must rescue her from Bowser.


25. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution (2014)

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Developed by: CyberConnect2


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