Best of the best

Look: The 10 best video games ever, according to 50,000 gamers

Old favorites and new classics.

TV Asahi in Japan polled more 50,000 people to find out their favorite console games of all time, coming up with a list of the 100 most popular titles.

The Nintendo Switch had a strong showing on the list, while shooters and sports games are almost entirely absent.

10. Super Mario Bros. 3

Released on Famicom in 1988, Super Mario Bros. 3 introduced the Koopalings to the series.

9. Final Fantasy X

Released on PlayStation 2 in 2001, this was the first game in the series to feature voice acting.

8. Chrono Trigger

Released on SNES in 1995, Chrono Trigger has more than a dozen endings based on the choices you make.

7. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Released on Nintendo Switch in 2018, it has the largest roster of any fighting game, with 89 playable characters.

6. Dragon Quest III

Released on NES in 1988, this was the first game in the long-running RPG series to feature a casino.

5. Splatoon 2

Released on Nintendo Switch in 2017, Splatoon 2 has sold over 2 million copies in Japan alone.

4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Released on Nintendo Switch in 2020, New Horizons inspired Rogue One writer Gary Whitta to launch an in-game talk show called Animal Talking.

3. Final Fantasy VII

Released on PlayStation in 1997, Final Fantasy VII was the first entry to feature full 3D graphics, even though it was first in development for the SNES.

2. Dragon Quest V

The 1992 Super Famicom game was the first in the series to allow players to recruit monsters.

1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The 2017 game was the first in the series to feature voice acting, and also the first mainline installment not composed by Koji Kondo.

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