Guiness World Records Top 50 Games

BY Andrew Miesner / February 26, 2009

Looking back we posted information about Guinness’s World Records for Gaming not to long ago, and released was the Top 50 list of most influential video games in history. In a surprising shock, games such as World of Warcraft and Counter-Strike are no where to be found on the list. However, the top 3 games that did make the cut were: #1 Super Mario Kart, #2 Tetris, and #3 Grand Theft Auto.

The choice for Super Mario Kart came about after it was noticed that it was the best-selling racer game on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, the GameCube and the DS. Tetris taking runner-up was selected because it is currently available on over 50 platforms of gaming and sliding in at #3 Grand Theft Auto, for it being the most controversial series of all time.

Editor in Chief Craig Glenday of Guinness World Records had this to say on the Top 50 list:

“We knew this would be a complex task so we invited a crack team of industry experts to form a judging panel – and the result is a “top 50″ list of games ranked both on their importance and on how fun they are to play.”

The following is the complete Top 50 List:

1. Super Mario Kart
2. Tetris
3. Grand Theft Auto
4. Super Mario World
5. Zelda Ocarina of Time
6. Halo
7. Resident Evil IV
8. Final Fantasy XII
9. Street Fighter II
10. GoldenEye
11. Super Mario 64
12. Tomb Raider
13. Metal Gear Solid
14. Call of Duty 4
15. Sonic the Hedgehog 2
16. GTA San Andreas
17. Super Mario Bros
18. Zelda: A Link to the Past
19. Gran Turismo
20. Final Fantasy VII
21. Pro Evolution Soccer 4
22. The Orange Box
23. Lego Star Wars Complete Saga
24. Tekken 2
25. Wii Sports
26. Pokemon Red/Blue
27. Guitar Hero
28. Project Gotham Racing 4
29. Super Mario Galaxy
30. Resident Evil
31. Ico
32. Chrono Trigger
33. Gunstar Heroes
34. Soul Calibur
35. Advance Wars
36. Ridge Racer
37. Super Metroid
38. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
39. GTA Vice City
40. BioShock
41. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
42. The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
43. God of War
44. Sega Rally Championship
45. Starfox 64
46. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
47. WarioWare Inc
48. Saturn Bomberman
49. Crash Bandicoot
50. Outrun 2