10. Super Metroid

Gumpei Yokoi’s SNES 2D platformer was set in a sci-fi universe oft-imitated, but rarely convincingly.








09. Tetris

Russia’s most significant contribution to popular culture in the last quarter of a century. Maybe.








08. Final Fantasy XII

Epic RPG from Square which sought to move the battle-system forward.








07. Halo

Bungie’s shooter kept Microsoft in the console game, with new iterations continuing to beguile.








06. The Legend Of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Despite being a Super Nintendo release, the game still holds its own today on Virtual Console for Wii.








05. Super Mario World

A launch game for SNES that brought Mario into the 1990s.









04. Half-Life 2

Valve’s sci-fi shooter really got into player’s minds, with ingenious puzzles and a great story.








03. Super Mario 64

The archetype for 3D platforming.









02. Resident Evil 4

Capcom’s third-person horror shooter moved the genre on from shambling zombies, but still managed to scare the hell out of everyone.









01. The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time

Not for the first time, nor perhaps the last, rated as the best game ever.