Just my list. We talk about movies, music, ect but that is so long with such a history of eras. One of the few top 10 list that can be done well still IMO is video games due to the short history of them. There have been eras but many people lived through nearly all of them right now and so there can be a lot of discussion about the entire body of work. Just FYI I leave nostalgia and "being first" at the door. This is about who did it best IMO. There is no easily set criteria for this list so I will just get into it. #10 Starcraft - If you owned a computer and had internet and played games you played in the late 90s/early 00s Starcraft was a must. It was the best 30 bucks I ever spent on a game for the amount I played. The campaign is fun but the free online play was the seller here. Playing against others or joint against CPUs can be fun but the seller for me was Use Map Settings games. It changed the game. Players could use the game (in a way made easily accessible so most could figure it out) to build their own maps and make their own games with their own rules. There were literally infinite possibilities with what you could play so it was impossible to get bored of the same old thing. Starcraft smartly did all they could to encourage this and it made this game a massive success. #9 Bioshock 1 - Shooters do not have a ton to offer that makes them different from each other. We can debate Golden Eye or Halo or Doom if you want but in the end only a few stand out. For me Bioshock is the top dog. Though it had a fun multiplayer with many options as most do it's the story and play style and style in general that separate it. It has a story that really invest you and makes you think. How many shooters take place in a dystopian city based on the a taken to extremes failed Ayn Rand philosophy. Then adds in various other moral questions and problem solving (gotta shorten it up after this lol), #8 Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim - I didn't play all of this one. That being said I played more than enough. The World is huge and the options are endless. You can follow the main story or just do side quest after side quest. Truly a huge game which lets you make your choices. #7 Zelda: Ocarina of Time - Zelda always seems to do good stuff but this still stands out as the best. It is pretty straight forward but that really is part of its charm. It truly mastered the formula here for this type of game back on the N64. No straight forward quest game has been as good since. #6 Half Life 2 - Many game fans who play more than me call this the best of all time. I see why. Great world and story. The only other first person shooter on this list. Described as a space opera and that is not untrue. Proves yet again story matters. While not my personal favorite shooter (#2) I will go with the majority. #5 GTA 5 - I will be honest. This is the first game i put on here I didn't overly enjoy. I see why it is one of the best games of all time. It just never made me care about the characters though the scope of the world and story are clearly amazing. #4 World of Warcraft - To be totally honest I only played this for a few hours. I am not one to pay monthly installments. So I played a free version that only goes up so high but knew if i kept playing more I'd get too into it so i stopped. The culmination of the adventure multiplayer game. It is indeed a huge world and very fun. I would like hear about more options to expand it but that might be greedy to ask #3 Super Mario Bros 3 - You thought I would ignore all of the older games? Sometimes less is more. The thing about this game that makes it great is it is a game anyone can pick up. a 5 year old. You. Grandma if she wants. It is a very straightforward side-scroller but fun and sharp too. You can play the entire game or a few short cuts skip you to the end pretty much if you just want to face the boss. Of all the simpler games that were ever made this is the best IMO and still stands up to the best of today. #2 Assassins Creed 3 - Maybe it is just cause i love history but this was such a joy to play on so many levels. I know the people who make these games take great care to be faithful to history as best they can but this stood out so much. Probably cause it is more recent and takes place mostly in the American Revolution (You see a ton of Boston). Also it is the culmination of the very excellent games in the series that came before which adds to it as well. This is not in most peoples top 10. But in this case I'm right. They're wrong. Simple as that. HMs:Red Dead Redemption, Tetris, Portal, FF, many many others. #1 The Last of Us - A Zombie game #1? Yep. But so so much more. I have never been so emotionally invested in a game in my life. It really does make you care and in the end is a story about Loss and Love and not zombies. I don't want to spoil anything so just play it if you haven't or watch someone else play it. Even that is worth it.