Which made putting together this list of the Top 100 Video Games of All Time such a daunting, but ultimately rewarding experience.
There’s no limit to the amount of games that we’ve loved booting up and getting completely immersed in, but that doesn’t quite cut it for this list.
Which games were so far ahead of their time, so much pure fun, that they stand apart?
The primary criteria we considered when creating this list was simple: How much did this game impact us personally, as well as the industry as a whole, when it came out?
This criteria meant weighing several instances where a sequel successfully iterated and improved upon an original that broke new ground back when it was originally released.
Coming up with the list of the best video games ever made is not an easy feat.
Honestly, the only thing everyone here at IGN loves more than games is the act of arguing about games.