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IGN revises top video games of all-time and has named Zelda: Breath of the Wild No.1

IGN has revised its top video games of all-time feature and the new No.1 is none other than the excellent The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is available on both the Nintendo Switch and Wii U. It is certainly an interesting top ten (you can view the top one hundred here) with a mix of newer and older video games. Nintendo has five games featured in the top ten which are The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario World, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Super Metroid and Super Mario 64.

IGN’s top ten video games of all-time (2021)

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  2. Super Mario World
  3. Portal 2
  4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  5. Super Metroid
  6. Mass Effect 2
  7. Super Mario 64
  8. Red Dead Redemption 2
  9. Half Life 2
  10. Disco Elysium


33 thoughts on “IGN revises top video games of all-time and has named Zelda: Breath of the Wild No.1”

    1. Well since everyone else seems to be doing the same thing, I guess I’ll post my top ten favourite games on here as well.

      Super Mario Galaxy (putting 2 here as well since it’s basically an expansion)
      Xenoblade Chronicles
      Persona 3
      The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
      The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
      Persona 5
      Pokémon Platinum
      Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Subspace Emissary in particular)
      Fire Emblem Awakening
      Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story (The original on DS)

      Happy New Year everyone!

    2. My Top 10
      1 Banjo-Kazooie
      2 Pikmin 2
      3 Tropical Freeze
      4 Bravely Default II
      5 Luigi’s Mansion 3
      6 Astral Chain
      7 Super.Mario 64
      8 Banjo Tooie
      9 Pikmin 3
      10 pikmin

  1. Hmmm
    My top 10 would probably be
    1. BOTW
    2. Bloodborne
    3. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    4. Mega Man X4
    5. Smash Bros. Ultimate
    6. Mario Odyssey
    7. Resident Evil (Remake)
    8. Banjo-Kazooie
    9. Demon’s Souls
    10. TLOZ Wind Waker

  2. My top ten in no particular order;

    Metroid prime
    Mario bros 3
    Smash ultimate
    Mario maker 2
    Res 4 (GC)
    Twilight princess
    Zelda link between worlds

    Actually I’d have to think hard to truly get my top 10, but all these above are amongst my favourite

  3. these kind of stuff always ends up being a popularity contest, whatever is recent mixed with some cliche big names like OOT and HL2 just to make it look more legit

    1. I mean, that’s kinda the point? Lists like this are based on what most people consider to be the best games, regardless of their reasons for it. It’s completely dependant on popularity.

      It’s not meant to be a “definitive” or “objective” list, there’s no such thing as an objective “best games of all time” list anyway.
      Everyone has different tastes in games.

  4. 1) A link to the past
    2) Breath of the wild
    3)A link to the past
    4) Final Fantasy 6
    5) Xenoblade Chronicles
    6) Super Mario Bros 3
    7) Chrono Trigger
    8) Donkey Kong Country
    9) Super Metroid
    10)Monster Hunter Tri

    That is a great top ten


  5. My list would go as follows:

    F-Zero GX
    Metroid Prime
    Star Fox 64
    Persona 5 Royal
    Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    Splatoon 2
    Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Paper Mario

    Or something to that effect. It kinda changes a bit, though F-Zero has been number 1 for like 15 years.

  6. My top 10 would have to be

    1) Pokemon XD: Gale of Darkness
    2) Pokemon Colosseum
    3) Yu-Gi-Oh! World Championship 2007
    4) Metroid Prime Trilogy
    5) Gauntlet: Dark Legacy
    6) Sonic Classic Collection
    7) Sonic CD
    8) Earthbound
    9) Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
    10) Gran Turismo 4

  7. I personally think SM64 is overrated in 2021, but its influence can’t be denied. I also think Tetris and Ms. Pac-Man deserve a showing, and a Street Fighter or other Capcom fighter should be there. But then, I’d also throw in Sonic 3 & Knuckles, so why even listen to my opinion? lol.

    Also, I won’t challenge Super Mario World, but I think Super Mario Bros. 3 might be considered in its stead. Might.

  8. I’ll throw together a top ten for this

    1.)Star Fox 64
    2.) Uncharted 4
    3.)Uncharted 2
    4.) Arkham Knight
    5.)Spider-Man PS4
    9.)A Link to the Past
    7.)Shadow of Colossus
    8.) Overwatch
    9.)Mario 64
    10.)Civilization 6

    A little all over the place, but a decent approximation

    1. Uncharted 4 over Uncharted 2? Wow, that’s a first. I don’t think Uncharted 4 is even remotely as good as 3, and 2 is far beyond better than 3. But an opinion is an opinion 🤷

  9. My very subjective list would be:

    1) Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition
    2) The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
    3) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    4) Smash Bros. Ultimate
    5) Banjo-Kazooie
    6) Goldeneye 64
    7) Fire Emblem Three Houses
    8) Donkey Kong Country 2
    9) Resident Evil 4
    10) Mario Kart Double Dash

  10. Final fantasy ix best game ever made
    Metal gear solid 4
    Resident evil 2 (original)
    Zelda twilight princess
    Uncharted 2
    Last of us ( not that trashy sequel)
    Pokemon red/blue
    Final fantasy IV
    Resident evil village
    Metroid prime

  11. Once again, here is the full list for those curious.

    Borderlands 2
    Divinity: Original Sin 2
    Final Fantasy VII
    Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
    Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge
    Burnout 3: Takedown
    Fallout 2
    League of Legends
    Mega Man 3
    Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Thief II: The Metal Age
    SimCity 2000
    Titanfall 2
    Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2
    Monster Hunter: World
    Resident Evil 2 (Remake)
    System Shock 2
    Mortal Kombat 11
    Persona 5 Royal
    Dark Souls
    Fable 2
    GoldenEye 007
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    Spelunky 2
    Return of the Obra Dinn
    Dota 2
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
    Donkey Kong
    The Sims 3
    Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
    Silent Hill 2
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
    XCOM 2
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Batman: Arkham City
    Dishonored 2
    The Witness
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
    Apex Legends
    Hollow Knight
    Ms. Pac-Man
    Counter-Strike 1.6
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Diablo II
    World of Warcraft
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Final Fantasy VI
    Pokémon Yellow
    Metroid Prime
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    Resident Evil 4
    Shadow of the Colossus
    The Last of Us Part 2
    Red Dead Redemption
    Metal Gear Solid
    Sid Meier’s Civilization IV
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    Final Fantasy XIV
    Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
    Half-Life: Alyx
    God of War
    Chrono Trigger
    Street Fighter II
    Super Mario Bros.
    The Last of Us
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
    Halo 2
    Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Super Mario Bros. 3
    Disco Elysium
    Half-Life 2
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Super Mario 64
    Mass Effect 2
    Super Metroid
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
    Portal 2
    Super Mario World
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

      1. I agree, but it strayed too far from what made Zelda games what they were. That’s why many hated it back then. Funny thing is, BotW did the same, and people loved it for that reason.

  12. Hm so many interesting choices 👌

    I wanna try my top 10:

    Super smash bros. Ultimate
    Donkey Kong 64
    The legend of Zelda Windwaker
    The legend of Zelda Ocarina of time
    Pokémon Gold
    GTA 5
    Tomb Raider Legend
    Champions of Narroth 2
    007 – Everything or nothing
    007 – The World is not enough

    I know that I will wake up tonight and think of so many more games that I enjoyed hehe

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