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The New Classics: Videogames

The 50 best videogames from 1983 to 2008

1. Tetris
PC (1985)

2. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
N64 (1998)

3. Doom
PC (1993)

4. Super Mario World
SNES (1991)

5. Guitar Hero
PS2 (2005)

6. Street Fighter II
SNES (1991)

7. Super Mario Kart
SNES (1992)

8. GoldenEye 007
N64 (1997)

9. Grand Theft Auto IV
PS3 and Xbox 360 (2008)

10. Metal Gear Solid
PlayStation (1998)

11. Halo: Combat Evolved
Xbox 360 (2001)

12. Super Mario Galaxy
Wii (2007)

13. Final Fantasy VII
PlayStation (1997)

14. Resident Evil 4
GameCube (2005)

15. Chrono Trigger
SNES (1995)

16. Gran Turismo
PlayStation (1998)

17. Sim City
Macintosh and Amiga (1989)

18. Half-Life
PC (1998)

19. Sid Meier's Civilization II
PC (1996)

20. Gears of War
Xbox 360 (2006)

21. StarCraft
PC (1997)

22. Super Metroid
SNES (1994)

23. Deus Ex
PC (2000)

24. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
PlayStation (2000)

25. Shadow of the Colossus
PS2 (2005)

26. God of War
PS2 (2005)

27. Soul Calibur
Dreamcast (1999)

28. BioShock
Multiplatform (2007)

29. Final Fantasy III
Famicom (1990)

30. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Xbox (2003)

31. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes
Dreamcast (2000)

32. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
PlayStation (1997)

33. Metroid Prime
GameCube (2002)

34. Tomb Raider
Multiplatform (1996)

35. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
PlayStation (1996)

36. Star Wars: TIE Fighter
PC (1995)

37. Tekken 3
PlayStation (1998)

38. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Multiplatform (2007)

39. Contra
NES (1988)

40. Okami
PS2 (2006)

41. Tecmo Super Bowl
NES (1991)

42. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi
PC (1991)

43. Psychonauts
Xbox (2005)

44. Silent Hill 2
PlayStation (2001)

45. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
Multiplatform (2003)

46. Perfect Dark
N64 (2000)

47. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Multiplatform (2006)

48. WipEout
PlayStation (1995)

49. World of Warcraft
PC (2004)

50. Madden NFL 2005
Multiplatform (2004)

Originally posted Jun 17, 2008 Published in issue #999-1000 Jun 27, 2008 Order article reprints
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