59. StarFox 64

Fixed rail shooter of the old school; straddling the world of SNES and Nintendo 64.








58. Tempest 2000

Jeff Minter’s hyper-surreal puzzle shooter for Atari’s Jaguar was certainly the best thing about that benighted console.








57. Soul Calibur

Namco’s Dreamcast fighter was an innovator in 3D gameplay nd, in its time, stunningly good-looking.








56. Guitar Hero

Created a new genre by combining a rock-out controller and simple gameplay.








55. Counter-Strike

Tactical FPS based on a Half-Life mod. An online favorite.









54. Chrono Trigger

Square’s SNES RPG wasc developed by Hironobu Sakaguchi, Kazuhiko Aoki,  Nobuo Uematsu, Yuuji Horii and Akira Toriyama. How could it fail to be wonderful?








53. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2

Open-ended skating game from a franchise that doesn’t stop delivering.









52. Disgaea: Hour Of Darkness

Hard-core RPG from Atlus, that challenged even the most devoted fans of the genre.








51. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire

It’s been ten years since Pokemon games started to appear on Game Boy.  Here were the best of the bunch.








50. Shenmue

Yu Suzuki’s big budget Dreamcast adventure told the story of a young man in search of his father’s killers.