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101 Video Games That Everyone Should Play At Least Once

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Over the years, we’ve ranked entire franchises, applauded critical darlings, and publicly shamed those that let themselves down. What we’ve never done, however, is curate a list of the games that are, in our humble opinion, nothing short of brilliant. TO BE CLEAR, this isn’t a list of the best games ever according to the likes of Metacritic, nor are we actually ranking them, so the game featured in the top spot isn’t necessarily any better than the game at number 101. Instead this list is our way of chronicling 101 fantastic titles that will always have a place in our hearts. The only thing we’ve stipulated is that they must be available on either current-generation hardware or the previous one, i.e., any console released since 2012, or on a PC. After all, it wouldn’t be very cool of us to recommend games that it’s near-impossible to get hold of. Here are the 101 Video Games that Everyone Should Play At Least Once.

VO: Peter Austin (@ThatPeterAustin) & Ben Potter (@Confused_Dude) & Ashton Matthews (@ScrambledAshton)
Script: Cat Elliot (@cat_elliott_)
Video Editor: Ciaran Henry (@CiaranHenry268)

101 Video Games That Everyone Should Play At Least Once:
• Animal Crossing: New Horizons
• Assassin’s Creed II
• Batman: Arkham Asylum
• BioShock
• Borderlands 2
• Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
• Cave Story+
• Celeste
• Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
• Dark Souls
• Dead Space
• Deadly Premonition
• Detroit: Become Human
• Deus Ex
• Devil May Cry
• Disco Elysium
• Doom
• DuckTales
• Elden Ring
• Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
• Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
• Fallout 3
• Final Fantasy VII
• Final Fantasy X
• Gears of War
• Ghost of Tsushima
• God of War
• Grand Theft Auto V
• Grim Fandango
• Half-Life 2
• Halo 3
• Halo Reach
• Halo: Combat Evolved
• Heavy Rain
• Hitman: Blood Money
• Hollow Knight
• Journey
• Katamari Damacy Reroll
• Kirby’s Adventure
• L.A. Noire
• Life is Strange
• Limbo
• Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
• Mass Effect 2
• Mega Man 2
• Metal Gear Solid
• Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
• Metroid Prime
• Minecraft
• Mortal Kombat 11
• Nier: Automata
• Outer Wilds
• Perfect Dark
• Persona 5 Royal
• Pikmin 3
• Pokémon Yellow
• Portal
• Portal 2
• Quake
• Red Dead Redemption 2
• Resident Evil
• Resident Evil 4
• Shadow of the Colossus
• Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
• Sonic the Hedgehog 2
• Soulcalibur II
• Spider-Man
• Spyro the Dragon
• Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
• Stardew Valley
• Super Mario 64
• Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
• System Shock 2
• Tetris Effect: Connected
• The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
• The Last of Us
• The Last of Us: Part II
• The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
• The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
• The Sims 3
• The Walking Dead
• The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
• TimeSplitters 2
• Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
• Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
• Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
• Undertale
• Unpacking
• What Remains of Edith Finch
• World of Warcraft
• Yakuza 0

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  1. Just so you are aware, your subtitles go a bit bonkers once Bioshock Infinite starts at around one hour and 34 minutes. Hope that helps.

  2. The original God of War is also playable on Vita.

  3. I've played some games that have bad reviews but I liked them.its all about taste

  4. Turned the video off in the first two minutes when you said you’d only mention games from the last 10 years lol wtf

  5. Incorrectly said names every 6 seconds

  6. I still regularly play the original COD4 to this day
    no other multiplayer fps has ever bested it for me

  7. im a simple man, i see snake on the thumbnail i click

  8. Ninja Gaiden, Banjo Kazooie, GTA San Andreas

  9. boring i skip just to see what the games were all boring for me

  10. Let's be honest here……no one really "needs" to play any sonic game after the 1st one.

  11. shit list – most games after y2k are terrible anyways

  12. I have no intention of playing most of these. Thanks.

  13. great list but it quickly got very annoying hearing what platform each game is avaliable on over and over again.

  14. I guess the straight up copy from Tomb Raider, Uncharted is worth it so much to be put up in the list twice but Lara Croft for some reason isn't..but ofc If you recommend games that are design and appeal mostly to kids like mario,kirby and sonic the hedgehog and almost 10-15 of the games you suggest are those then one can understand many things about your criteria.

  15. You picked the first resident evil over re4 and fallout 3 over new Vegas…….🤨 nah fam I need that shit you’re smoking

  16. You showed footage of Sekiro but it somehow didn’t make the list…must be a weird bug or something…

  17. The girl is shrill. Use the guy. Or another girl.

  18. The first God of war is playable on the PS Vita, which released after the 3ds, so if you included Pokémon yellow, might as well include the first god of war

  19. Seeing MK11 chosen over either MK9 or MKX makes me sick to my stomach.

  20. The worst part is is that I own all of these games and yet they're almost all far down on my backlog

  21. Streets of Rage 2 and Jet Set radio deserve a spot imo. In general more Sega games

  22. Ive played about 60 of those titles listed and beaten about 50 of those 60. Not too shabby. Interesting list!

  23. I only recommend 1 game, 1 incredible game: Halo 2

  24. Mass Effect 2 was my least favourite in the trilogy. I will now accept my punishment

  25. How in the world did you not include TLOZ A Link to the Past?? One of the greatest games ever made that still holds up and looks beautiful to this day… Take Windwaker off of here and put Alttp…

  26. "current generation hardware or the previous one" is a bad criterium for compiling a top100 videogame list in my opinion. a top100 movie list for example would be laughable if you discount everything older than say 2012 and it doesn't matter whether you have to dig deep in order to watch those movies. sounds like your intention is to help the industry selling games rather than going at it from an artistic standpoint.

  27. Can hardly complain about too many violent games with that heavy a bias towards shooters. Does everybody really need to play each one of those Halos, Call of Dutys, Bioshocks, System Shock, Fallout, Uncharteds, Resident Evils, Dead Space, Half-Life, Gears of War, Perfect Dark, Doom, Quake, etc… yet there are no rhythm games, only a few puzzle games, no Little Big Planet, no Disgaea, no Plants vs Zombies, unbelievably no Street Fighter.

  28. ah yes id definitely play some 2d mario… jokers

  29. Bioshock trilogy was the best game so far in my opinion. For intelligence, action, & emotion, Bioshock knockedd it out of the park.
    On the other hand, I think the rankings by a British group had a much different ideas of what makes a great video game than an American one.

  30. A two hour video list with no chapters ??!! Unsubscribed. Unbelievable.

  31. Pretty good list.
    Ninja Gaiden Black
    Tecmo Super Bowl
    Rayman Origins
    Zelda Link to the Past

    2 out of the 3 System-/Bioshock games
    Assassin's Creed 2
    Timesplitters 2

  32. What About The ZX81, Vic 20, Atari 2600 😂…Call Yourself Real Gamers I Don’t Think So 😂

  33. REMINDER: This is not a definitive list of the best video games ever made but rather our personal picks for titles we reckon you NEED to play, and as such is in *no particular order*. These games have been selected with availability in mind, so a title won't make the cut if you can't easily get your hands on it today! OH, and Marvel's Spider-Man is coming to PC on August 12th & Persona 5 Royal is coming to Xbox Series/Nintendo Switch on October 21st (recent announcements).

    🎮With that said, how many of them have you played, and what would make your personal list? 🎮

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