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The 10 Best Video Games Of All Time According To Critics

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Gamers have been using the time in quarantine to catch up to all their favorite video games. However, if you’re all caught up on your list of games, you might want to check out some of the best video games of all time according to critics.

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Here is a list of the 10 top-rated games of all time according to critics.

10 Best Video Games Of All Time As Per Critics

10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 (Activision)

Critic score (from Metacritic): 97/100

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 was a skateboarding video game named after professional skateboarder Tony Hawk. Released in 2001, the game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. Players could challenge up to four friends in an online competition and could take them on in Trick Attack or Graffiti mode.

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PlayStation, Game Boy Color, GameCube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, PC, Nintendo 64, Mac

9. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Critic score: 97/100

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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a 2017 action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles. Players step into the character of Link who awakes from a 100-year slumber. However, Link has forgotten everything. It is an open-world game with tasks like collecting multipurpose items to aid in objectives or solving puzzles and side quests for rewards.

Breath of the Wild was cited as one of the best video games of all time by critics. Moreover, it was praised for its open-world design and won several ‘game of the year’ awards.

Platforms: Wii U, Switch

8. Grand Theft Auto V (Rockstar Games)

Critic score: 96/100

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Grand Theft Auto V was the long-awaited entry into the GTA series after 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. The game follows the story of three criminals and their efforts to commit heists under pressure from a government agency and powerful crime figures. Launched in 2013, the game has an open-world design. Gamers can now get the super popular GTA V for free at the Epic Games Store.

GTA V was heralded as one of the best video games of all time by critics. They praised it for its multiple protagonist design, open world, presentation, and gameplay. However, the game received some backlash due to its portrayal of women and violence. Nevertheless, the game won multiple Game of the Year awards.

Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PC

7. Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Critic score: 97/100

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Red Dead Redemption 2 followed its successful predecessor and gave players a vast, atmospheric world for a brand new online experience. Based in America 1899, it follows Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang after they flee from a robbery gone wrong in the western town of Blackwater.

RDR 2 had critics heaping praises at its story, character, open world, graphics, and the level of detail. This game also won Game of the Year awards from several gaming publications.

Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4

6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Nintendo)

Critic score: 97/100

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Released in 2010, Super Mario Galaxy 2 was developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii. The game follows Mario as he pursues the Koopa King, Bowser, into outer space. He has imprisoned Princess Peach and taken control of the universe using Power Stars and Grand Stars. Therefore, Mario must travel across various galaxies to recover the Power Stars to travel to the center of the universe and rescue Princess Peach.

Platform: Wii

5. Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)

Critic score: 97/100

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Super Mario Galaxy was released in 2007 for the Wii. It was the third 3D game in Nintendo’s Super Mario series. This was the game that took the Super Mario characters to space. Mario travels through planets all across the galaxy to rescue Princess Peach.

Platform: Wii

4. SoulCalibur (Namco Bandai)

Critic score: 98/100

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Soulcalibur was the second game in the Soulcalibur series after the 1995 game Soul Edge. Released in July 30, 1998, it is a game that was ahead of its time. Bringing great graphics, fighters, and storyline to the table, Soulcalibur was an incredible title.

Platforms: Dreamcast, iOS, Arcade, Xbox 360, Xbox One

3. Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games)

Critic score: 98/100

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Grand Theft Auto IV followed the wildly successful Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The game released in 2008 and is the eleventh title in the GTA series. It follows the story of Niko Belic and his cousin Roman as they make their way through Liberty City.

The game received universal critical acclaim and was touted as one of the best video games of all time. Critics particularly praised the narrative and open-world design of the game. It also ended up winning multiple ‘Game of the Year’ awards.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 (Activision)

Critic score: 98/100

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Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 is a skateboarding video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. The game has found a lot of favor with the critics who have listed it as one of the best video games ever. It has been praised for its addictive gameplay, large environments, detailed graphics, fluid and precise controls, customization features and soundtrack.

Platforms: PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color, Dreamcast, Mac, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo 64, iOS, Xbox

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo)

Critic score: 99/100

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time was the fifth game in The Legend of Zelda series. It is an action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64. The game released in Japan and North America in November 1998, and in PAL regions the following month. he Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is considered one of the best video games of all time by critics and gamers alike. It was a groundbreaking game for its time and brought 3D graphics to the game.

Platforms: Nintendo 64, Nintendo DS, Virtual Console (various platforms)

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