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You’ll never guess which video game was named the Best Video Game of All Time!

When one thinks of VIDEO GAMES, you don’t really think that POPULAR MECHANICS would be considered an authority on the subject.

You’d be wrong.

The writers and editors over there have put their heads together to come up with what they are calling THE 100 BEST VIDEO GAMES OF ALL TIME.


Now, there’s bound to be some debate here.  There were many groundbreaking games that should be ranked high on the list (remember Sierra On-Line’s PHANTASMAGORIA?  That was a pretty damn good game!)  Myst or 7th Guest were amazing in their own right, plus they advanced the adoption of CD drives in home computers.  And what about naming Tetris as number one?

Well – it’s not.

So let’s take a look at the list, and let the debating begin!  You’ll have to click through to see the full 100 video games on their list along with their reasoning as to why each one is listed where it is.

  1. BioShock
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Portal 2
  4. Legend of Zelda
  5. Halo
  6. Street Fighter II
  7. Mass Effect 2
  8. Final Fantasy VII
  9. Half-Life 2
  10. Space Invaders
  11. Zelda; Ocarina of Time
  12. Doom
  13. Metal Gear Solid
  14. Super Mario Brothers 3
  15. Resident Evil 4
  16. Batman Arkham City
  17. StarCraft
  18. Ms Pac Man
  19. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  20. Sonic the Hedgehog
  21. Civilization II
  22. GoldenEye 007
  23. Red Dead Redemption
  24. Assassin’s Creed 2
  25. The Last of Us

At least ZORK made the list further down in the pack – it didn’t end up in a maze of twisty passages, all alike.