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Top 100 Video Games of All Time

Top 100 Video Games of All Time

  • Premiered: 
    June 11, 2012
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  • Network: G4
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Countdown
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Tags: videogames

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Plot Synopsis

From Mario to Master Chief, 8-bit to hi-def, and Angry Birds to Zelda -- hosts Blair Herter and Morgan Webb count down the gaming industry's most popular video games, with celebrities, sports figures, musicians and video game experts making crazy comments, sharing childhood stories and revealing secret addictions from the studio and the red carpet. What began in arcades, pizza parlors and shag carpeted living rooms has grown into a multi-billion dollar business that dominates the entertainment landscape. Whether it's addictive Facebook games, iPad apps, MMO's, or console blockbusters, everyone has a connection to video games. G4 spoke with the world's biggest stars, hottest athletes, gifted musicians and the most influential names in video games to help crown the greatest games of all time. Watch Zach Braff recall his early years with the Atari 2600, lifelong gamer Jack Black reveal his first experience with Activision classic 'Pitfall', COMMUNITY star Danny Pudi discuss the nuances of playing as Bo Jackson in Tecmo Bowl, Soulja Boy will discuss his tyrannical side when playing The Sims and Common describes his love of DJ Hero and Call of Duty, and Felicia Day share her World of Warcraft addiction. Plus, these additional celebrities share their stories: Nick Cannon, Michael Clarke Duncan, Milla Jovovich, Chris Klein, Sara Paxton, Aisha Tyler, Brian Posehn, Paul Scheer, JB Smoove, Morgan Spurlock, Robin Williams, Matthew Perry and many more. In addition, these athletes chime in on their favorite gaming hobbies: Andrew Luck, Calvin Johnson, Rob Gronkowski, Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens, Barry Sanders, Terrell Davis, Tony Hawk, Phil Davis, Carlos Condit, Shaun White, Al Harrington, Daequan Cook, Jose Reyes and Daniel Murphy. Musicians also take time out of their busy schedule: Alice Cooper, Digital Underground, Metallica, Megadeath, Dee Snyder, Soundgarden and Steve Vai. Finally, experts from the video game industry include: Ken Levine, Will Wright, John Romero, Ray Muzyka, Greg Zeschuck, Shigeru Miyamoto, Hideo Kojima, Todd Howard, Ted Price, Cliff Bleszinski and many more. The top 100 video games in this countdown were:
100. Pong
99. Words with Friends
98. Pitfall
97. NBA 2K11
96. Guitar Hero II
95. BurgerTime
94. Braid
93. Star Wars: TIE Fighter
92. Galaga
91. The Sims
90. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
89. Left 4 Dead
88. Double Dribble
87. Mass Effect 2
86. OutRun
85. Silent Hill 2
84. Wii Sports
83. Ninja Gaiden
82. Super Mario Bros. Melee
81. Resident Evil
80. Gears of War 3
79. Psychonauts
78. Spy Hunter
77. Excitebike
76. Blades of Steel
75. Fallout 3
74. Star Fox 64
73. Mega Man 2
72. Mortal Kombat
71. Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi
70. Star Wars (Atari)
69. Double Dragon
68. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
67. Minecraft
66. Assassin's Creed II
65. Unreal Tournament
64. NBA Jam
63. Wolfenstein 3D
62. Civilization II
61. God of War II
60. Contra
59. Maniac Mansion II: Day of the Tentacle
58. Ultima Online
57. Pokemon Red Version
56. Super Street Fighter IV
55. Kingdom Hearts
54. Gauntlet
53. Deus Ex
52. Rock Band 3
51. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
50. Sonic the Hedgehog
49. Angry Birds
48. Tecmo Bowl
47. Myst
46. Red Dead Redemption
45. Metal Gear Solid
44. Grand Theft Auto IV
43. Quake III: Arena
42. Ghosts 'n' Goblins
41. Super Mario 64
40. Space Invaders
39. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
38. Super Metroid
37. Halo
36. Batman: Arkham City
35. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
34. Counter-Strike
33. Final Fantasy VII
32. Punch-Out!!
31. The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
30. Super Street Fighter II Turbo
29. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
28. Super Mario Kart
27. Chrono Trigger DS
26. ICO
25. Grand Theft Auto III
24. Madden NFL 2005
23. Halo 3
22. Panzer Dragoon Saga
21. Resident Evil 4

20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
19. Diablo II
18. Ms. Pac-Man
17. StarCraft
16. Half-Life
15. Donkey Kong
14. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
13. Portal
12. Doom II
11. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
10. World of Warcraft
9. Shadow of the Colossus
8. GoldenEye 007
7. Super Mario Bros. 3
6. The Legend of Zelda (Classic NES Series)
5. Tetris
4. Asteroids
3. BioShock
2. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
1. Super Mario Bros.