Top Games of All Time

From this page you'll be able to peruse a list of every game that has been awarded a score 10/10 by VideoGamer Dot Com, going back almost ten years. This makes them the Top Games of All Time (y'know, in the context of when they came out and who reviewed them and all that). A 10 is the tippy toppest score we can give out (you can check out our current score policy here).

If you ever feel like you want to play a game, but the big stack of bad boys you've got at home isn't doing it for you, then you can use the Top Games list as a shortcut to find something you'd like -- sort of like when you're scrolling aimlessly through Netflix and nothing jumps out, but then your mate messages you like 'Here, have you seen Westworld? It's well good, you should check it out.'

N.B. if you're reading this in the future, Westworld was a popular television show on Netflix involving robots, Anthony Hopkins, and a self-playing piano.

History has thrown up a whole range of show stopping games, which is why you can also check them out by year, platform and genre, categorised for your every need! Just make sure you don't get square eyes, which is a real thing and not something your mum made up.

  • 30.

    Gears of War

    Must have, if for nothing more than to see why 360-owners say the Lancer/chainsaw one of the best videogame weapons ever. When Gears of War came out as an Xbox 360 exclusive, it blew me away. The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PC,Xbox 360

  • 29.

    Mass Effect Review

    Mass Effect

    BioWare, with a little help from a friend, has made one of the best RPGs ever made even better. November last year I gave the Xbox 360 version of Mass Effect 10-out-of-10... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PC,Xbox 360

  • 28.

    Gears of War 2 Review

    Gears of War 2

    Gears of War 2 is arguably the greatest action game ever created. In a year full of incredible games, Gears of War 2 sits triumphantly at the very top. It's hard to describe the feeling you'll get after finishing Epic Games'... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 27.

    Grand Theft Auto IV Review

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    If you've been waiting for the ultimate version of GTA 4, then this is it, providing you can put up with a fair amount of hassle to get the game running well. When we reviewed GTA 4 on Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this year we made some... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,PC,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

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  • 26.

    The Path Review

    The Path

    By leaving so much open to interpretation in the mind of the player, The Path shows a maturity that belies its roots in a child’s fairy tale. Are video games art? It's a question that's launched a million threads of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 25.

    Forza Motorsport 3 Review

    Forza Motorsport 3

    Never before has there been such a content-packed racing game, playable for people of all skill levels, that feels this good. What would make the ultimate racing game? It's hard to put a finger on the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 24.

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

    Whether you're a GTA veteran or someone who's never played one of these games before, you should know that this is one of the best games available for your PSP. Is GTA: Chinatown Wars my favourite handheld game of all time? It's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,PSP,Nintendo DS,iOS,PSP,Nintendo DS

  • 23.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Review

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    With the best multiplayer shooting that money can buy, an incredibly action-packed campaign and plenty of superb two-player co-op levels, this is without a doubt a real contender for game of the year. I felt like I needed a rest after I finished the single-player campaign in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 22.

    God of War III Review

    God of War III

    God of War 3 is a hack 'n' slash video game developed at the very highest level and takes what I thought was possible to new heights. It sits comfortably as one of my favourite games of all time. Let's get this out of the way: the opening 45 minutes of God of War 3 are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,PlayStation 3

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  • 21.

    Super Mario Galaxy 2 Review

    Super Mario Galaxy 2

    Even though this is a direct sequel, Nintendo has once again made Mario's planetoid adventures feel remarkably fresh and, somehow, even more entertaining than those in the original. Can a direct sequel to one of the best platformers of all time have the same... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 20.

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty Review

    StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

    StarCraft II can be daunting, distressing and demanding but it's one of the richest and most expertly produced video games of recent years. When we left off, in 1998, the insectoid Zerg had just betrayed the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 19.

    Mass Effect 2 Review

    Mass Effect 2

    It's been said before, but it's worth repeating: Western RPGs will never be the same again, such is the impact of BioWare's work here. It's taken almost a year for Mass Effect 2 to reach the PS3. Now that it's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 18.

    Portal 2 Review

    Portal 2

    I think you knew all along this was going to be great. Fantastic, even. All the same, I don't think you'll be prepared for it being this good. The following review is spoiler-free. Fear not: this review has been the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PC,Xbox 360

  • 17.

    L.A. Noire Review

    L.A. Noire

    We've had games that let us play cop before, of course, but it's hard to remember anything that's ever come this close to making us feel like we're actually doing the job. The following review is spoiler-free. It always starts like this: a wooden... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,PlayStation 4,Nintendo Switch,Xbox One

  • 16.

    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D Review

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    We knew then that Miyamoto and co had made a classic, but it's only now that we can see just how revolutionary Ocarina of Time actually was. I bought the gold cartridge edition of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS,GameCube

  • 15.

    Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection Review

    Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

    Invest in each world - in the castle and Yorda, and the Forbidden Lands and Agro - and you'll be rewarded with an experience that will stay with you for a very long time. Back when I was at university, I tackled the subject of emotional attachment... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 14.

    Batman: Arkham City Review

    Batman: Arkham City

    It doesn't take the world's greatest detective to spot that this is an expertly crafted adventure, one that maintains a breathtaking pace and invigorating rhythm from beginning to end. Batman: Arkham Asylum's success hinged on the fact it would have been an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 13.

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Review

    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

    Your favourite Zelda is usually your first. For many, come November 18, that won’t be the case any longer It's no surprise that Zelda has historically been a bit of a magpie. It... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 12.

    The Last of Us Review

    The Last of Us

    The Last of Us isn't just the PlayStation 3's swan song. It's the best exclusive on the console full stop. The Last of Us is one of the finest game experiences of this generation.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 11.

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Review

    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

    A Link Between Worlds deserves its place among the great Zelda games of yesteryear. A Link Between Worlds is one of, if not the, finest games of 2013. Nintendo... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo 3DS

  • 10.

    Dark Souls 2 Review

    Dark Souls 2

    A refined, slicker version of one of the greatest video games ever made. Dark Souls. That's the really hard one, right? Sure, but the difficulty is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 9.

    The Last of Us: Remastered Review

    The Last of Us: Remastered

    The best version of one of the last generation's best games. Editor's Note: Below is a rundown of the technical accomplishments of The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 8.

    Grand Theft Auto 5 Review

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The definitive version of Rockstar's biggest world to date. Editor's Note: Below is a rundown of the technical accomplishments of GTA 5... more

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

  • 7.

    Bloodborne Review

    Bloodborne

    A superb, intelligent evolution of the series. Update: Now that Bloodborne is out in the shops for real people to buy,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4

  • 6.

    Batman: Arkham Knight Review

    Batman: Arkham Knight

    Batman: Arkham Knight is the best Batman game ever made and a classic in its own right. 'The Batman games wouldn't be any good if Batman wasn't in it' is a long... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4

  • 5.

    Inside Review

    Inside

    Inside delights from start to finish. Don't miss out on what will surely be one of the best games of this generation. Playdead's Inside, the studio's follow-up to indie darling Limbo, is very... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 4.

    Red Dead Redemption Review

    Red Dead Redemption

    So yes, the action rocks bells. But I still can't help but feel that for me, it's the less familiar elements that help to make Red Dead Redemption the best game of 2010 thus far. For years it seemed as if no-one in Hollywood could make a successful... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

  • 3.

    The Witness Review

    The Witness

    I'm so caught up inside the world of The Witness that it's hard to think about anything else. It is one of the best games I've ever encountered. At one point towards the end of The Witness I considered whether it might be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 4,Xbox One,PC

  • 2.

    Dishonored 2 review: I would change nothing about this game

    Dishonored 2

    Dishonored 2 takes everything you loved about Dishonored and improves upon it without becoming bloated. It's a beautifully designed, layered game, stuffed with hidden gems and secret stories. Also you can stab people in mid air. 5 things Dishonored 2 is doing so right After a few hours playing The... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox One,PC,PlayStation 4

  • 1.

    Super Mario Odyssey review

    Super Mario Odyssey

    It's extraordinary, really, that after all this time a new Mario game can feel as fresh as any that preceded it. Cappy is a revelation, exploring Kingdoms is bliss, and Super Mario Odyssey is a masterpiece. One must evolve to maintain longevity. Nintendo has been mindful of that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Nintendo Switch