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