Top 65 Greatest Games of All Time


Welcome to Freezenet’s list of greatest games of all time.

Over the years, Freezenet has reviewed games – like, a lot of games. Ever since we reviewed our 500th game, we started thinking that we really should begin compiling a list of great games. Most sites have this kind of list in some form or another, so we decided to jump on the bandwagon as well.

Of course, as everyone knows, such lists are very subjective and everyone has their idea on what the greatest game of all time is. In determining this list, we have opted for the compare and contrast approach. More specifically, we rate games compared to other games that were released that year. This allows older games (such as Atari 2600 games) to compete against newer games (such as Playstation 2 games).

From there, we just kept playing games and compared the experience to every other game released around the same time period. Eventually, all the great games (at least, in our opinion) rose to the top.

Even with this highly methodical approach, compiling this list is, by no means, an easy task. Eventually, we found ourselves comparing N64 games to NES games to determine which one is better. So, we just re-evaluated the time period and determined the factors such as innovation, creativity, size, and overall fun factor. Eventually, a list did emerge that put these in a reasonable order (though not without a great deal of thought and hair-splitting mind you!).

Before the barrage of questions come in about why (insert game here) wasn’t listed, do know that this list is a work in progress and will be for some time. First, is the game you think deserving found in our game review section? If not, we simply haven’t gotten to that particular game and it could still end up on this list. If we did, bear in mind that this is the most competitive video games list on the entire site, so great games may not make this list.

The number of games you see on this list will gradually expand over time. It will be 10% of the total number of games we reviewed for a maximum of 1,000 games (I mean, come on, we have to cut it off somewhere, right?)

For convenience, we have also included the publication date of some of the reviews as well as some may be forthcoming reviews.

Last Updated: November 24, 2018

1. Worms Armageddon (N64) (Strategy) (100%)
2. Final Fantasy III (SNES) (RPG) (100%)
3. Earthbound (SNES) (RPG) (98%)
4. The Legend of Zelda – Ocarina of Time (N64) (Action/Adventure) (98%)
5. Destruction Derby 64 (N64) (Vehicle Combat Racing) (98%)
6. Tetris (Game Boy) (Puzzle) (98%)
7. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) (Adventure) (98%)
8. Perfect Dark (N64) (FPS) (96%)
9. Tetrisphere (N64) (Puzzle) (96%) (December 3, 2021)
10. Kirby Super Star (SNES) (Adventure) (96%)
11. Kirby’s Adventure (NES) (Adventure) (96%)
12. Katamari Damacy (Playstation 2) (Puzzle) (94%)
13. Uniracers (SNES) (Stunt Racing) (94%)
14. Super Mario World (SNES) (Adventure) (94%)
15. Tetris Attack (SNES) (Puzzle) (94%)
16. Vigilante 8 – 2nd Offense (N64) (Vehicle Combat) (92%)
17. Snowboard Kids 2 (N64) (Racing/Snowboard Cross) (92%)
18. Duke Nukem 3D (DOS) (FPS) (92%)
19. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES) (RPG) (92%)
20. San Fransisco Rush 2049 (N64) (Racing) (92%)
21. Donkey Kong 64 (N64) (Adventure) (92%)
22. We Love Katamari (Playstation 2) (Puzzle) (92%) (January 6, 2023)
23. Beetle Adventure Racing (N64) (Racing) (92%)
24. Pilotwings 64 (N64) (Flight Simulator) (92%) (August 26, 2022)
25. Super Mario Land 2 – 6 Golden Coins (Game Boy) (Adventure) (92%)
26. Might and Magic 6 – Mandate of Heaven (PC) (RPG) (90%)
27. Road Rash 64 (N64) (Combat Racing) (90%)
28. Mega Man 2 (NES) (Action) (90%)
29. Battle Cars (SNES) (Racing/Vehicle Combat) (90%)
30. San Fransisco Rush 2049 (Sega Dreamcast) (Racing) (90%)
31. Top Gear 3000 (SNES) (Racing) (90%)
32. Gradius – The Interstellar Assault (Game Boy) (Action) (90%)
33. Pac Man (Atari 5200) (Survival) (90%)
34. Duke Nukem 64 (N64) (FPS) (90%)
35. Battletanx (N64) (Action) (90%)
36. Pipe Dream (Game Boy) (Puzzle) (90%)
37. Super Mario 64 (N64) (Adventure) (88%)
38. Turok 2 – Seeds of Evil (N64) (FPS) (88%)
39. Doom (DOS) (FPS) (88%)
40. Banjo Kazooie (N64) (Adventure) (88%)
41. F-Zero X (N64) (Racing) (88%) (March 26, 2021)
42. Mega Man 3 (NES) (Action) (88%)
43. Mario Golf (Game Boy Color) (Golf) (88%) (February 5, 2021)
44. Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Genesis) (Adventure) (88%)
45. Vegas Stakes (SNES) (Gambling) (88%) (May 3, 2019)
46. Vanguard (Atari 5200) (Action) (88%) (January 3, 2020)
47. Vigilante 8 (N64) (Vehicular Combat/Action) (88%)
48. Dig Dug (Atari 5200) (Survival) (88%) (November 22, 2019)
49. Excitebike (NES) (Racing) (88%)
50. Turok 2 – Seeds of Evil (PC) (FPS) (88%)
51. Diddy Kong Racing (N64) (Racing) (86%)
52. Super Mario World 2 – Yoshi’s Island (SNES) (Adventure) (86%)
53. Burnout 3: Takedown (Playstation 2) (Combat Racing) (86%) (May 5, 2023)
54. Quake II (PC) (FPS) (86%)
55. Re-Volt (N64) (Racing) (86%) (April 21, 2023)
56. Super Mario Kart (SNES) (Racing) (86%)
57. Kirby’s Dream Course (SNES) (Sports/Golf/Pool) (86%)
58. Wave Race 64 (N64) (Racing) (86%)
59. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (Playstation 2) (Adventure) (86%) (August 18, 2023)
60. Wario Land 3 (Game Boy Color) (Adventure) (86%) (August 6, 2021)
61. Dune 2 (DOS) (Realtime strategy) (86%)
62. Extreme-G (N64) (Racing) (86%)
63. Super Off Road (SNES) (Racing) (86%) (May 27, 2022)
64. Qix (Atari 5200) (Puzzle) (86%)
65. Hybrid Heaven (N64) (RPG) (86%)

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