My First 150 Reviewed Video Games…Ranked!

30: Crash Bandicoot Warped

Crash Bandicoot: Warped

The third and best entry in the Crash Bandicoot series, Warped tackled a greater variety in its stages – and a host of obscure secrets – as Crash made his way through history to stop a triumvirate of villains.

8.5/10

29: Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong’s Double Trouble

DKC3

An underrated gem in the SNES library, DKC3 often gets flack for not being as good as the series’ second installment (though that’s no small feat). It could be argued that DKC3 is actually better than the original, though its downgrade in music quality has always put it at the bottom of the trilogy in my eyes. Still, DKC3 is a terrific platforming adventure.

8.5/10

28: The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Many hail The Last of Us as one of the greatest video games of all time. Though that may be a bold claim, it’s still a testament to Naughty Dog’s game making abilities. Its campaign tells a good story that may lack in replay value, but the underrated multiplayer mode should keep you coming back.

8.5/10

27: The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

The Misadventures of Tron Bonne

One of the best, rarest and most underrated games in the PSOne library, The Misadventures of Tron Bonne is finally more readily available for download on the PS3. Despite some controls that take some getting used to, it’s well worth the investment. It’s a downright charming game, and there’s not really anything else like it.

8.5/10

26: Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros.

One of the classics of the medium. Scratch that. THE classic of the medium. Super Mario Bros. is still just as fun to play as ever.

9.0/10

25: Bayonetta 2

Bayonetta 2

With Bayonetta’s now exclusivity to Nintendo, it’s easily the most un-Nintendo of all Nintendo games. Though that only speaks for content. In quality, it’s right at home with the likes of Mario and Link.

9.0/10

24: Donkey Kong Country

Donkey Kong Country

Yes, DKC is far more straightforward than its sequels. But damn, if it isn’t a whole lot of fun. Not to mention its soundtrack by David Wise is still one of the greats in gaming history.

9.0/10

23: Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3

We had to wait nine years between Pikmin sequels. Thankfully, the wait was worth it, as Pikmin 3 ended up being the most balanced entry in the series. Hopefully we won’t have to wait so long for the fourth entry on NX.

9.0/10

22: Super Mario 3D World

Super Mario 3D World

The perfect blending of the old and the new, Super Mario 3D World improved on 3D Land in every way, and then some. Introducing four-player gameplay to 3D platforming stages with 2D Mario progression is a recipe for pure chaos, and a whole lot of fun.

9.0/10

21: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Uncharted 2

Fantastic set pieces, fun level design, and improved gameplay make Uncharted 2 one of the best third-person action games ever.

9.0/10

Author: themancalledscott

Born of cold and winter air and mountain rain combining, the man called Scott is an ancient sorcerer from a long-forgotten realm. He’s more machine now than man, twisted and evil. Or, you know, he could just be some guy who loves video games, animations and cinema who just wanted to write about such things.

25 thoughts on “My First 150 Reviewed Video Games…Ranked!”

  1. Oh Superman 64… *shudders* My friend and I made our own mini game. We would see who could throw a boxy car and catch it before it hit the ground. It was at least more entertaining than those endless rings.

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  2. Congratulations on 150 Reviews! And kudos to you for ranking them all! I can say with certainty that your top 5 are excellent choices! Most of those are among my top 10 or even top 5. Other than that, your list is pretty good. I’m impressed you put a little blurb after each one. Now that’s dedication! Great work!

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    1. Thanks! I was really happy I got around to doing this, because as I got closer to 150 game reviews, I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to write all of this down. But I like to make sure I have some decent content on this site, so I thought this was too fun of an idea to pass up on.

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  3. Congrats on the 150 reviews mate! It’s quite the feat! And I completely agree with Super Mario Galaxy 2 being placed as your contemporary number 1! That game is the embodiment of perfection. Interesting to see that you enjoyed Dark Souls III over bloodborne! I must say, now that I’ve been playing dark souls III, I am throughly enjoying, although it doesn’t have that nuance that Bloodborne did for me as it was my first Souls-esque experience, but nonetheless, Dark Souls III is excellent thus far. Anyway just wanted to let you know that all your hard work is appreciated!

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    1. I actually flip-flopped quite a bit between Galaxy 2 and DKC2 for the top spot. Like I said, the top few are pretty interchangeable… Same goes for Dark Souls 3 and Bloodborne. Honestly, depending on when you ask me, my answer could be different as to which one is better. Glad you’re enjoying Dark Souls 3!

      Man, I even flip-flopped with putting Mario 64 and Tropical Freeze in the top 5. I’m still not sure whether I made the right choice, but I just went with the fact that 64 has held up so well for so long.

      As always, thanks for the comment.

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      1. Well for me personally, it would always be Galaxy 2 if I had to choose between the two. Dark Souls III definitely has a leveled sense of variance that Bloodborne just can’t match and while I prefer the gothic Victorian aesthetic of Bloodborne, the Kingdom of Lothric is admittedly more varied and diverse. I’m glad I decided to give it a go, otherwise I would’ve missed out on one of the best games this year! Oh geez I still have to play Mario 64. I still haven’t rectified that. And also Banjo Kazooie. I’ll be sure to catch up on my classics after I finish Dark Souls. Would you recommend the DS version of Mario 64 or should I just go with the virtual console version?

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      2. Definitely play the Virtual Console version of Mario 64. The DS version may have multiple characters and more stars/missions, but they aren’t always well implemented, and the controls leave a lot to be desired. The original still holds up, however.

        Dark Souls 3 is definitely my Game of the Year so far. There are still a few more months of 2016 to go, but I don’t see anything dethroning it with Yooka-Laylee and Breath of the Wild being delayed. 😛

        Galaxy 2 and DKC2 are two of maybe four “2s” that I would give perfect 10s (I’ll leave you guessing on the others for now). Honestly, both are in my top 5. But I’m spoiling too much of my favorites list. So let’s leave things there…

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  4. Congratulations! I myself just reached 50 reviews, so I can feel a true sense of accomplishment too.

    I’m not surprised Wizard of Oz ended up at the bottom; it’s pretty atrocious from what I’ve seen of it. I’d say Metal Morph is easily the worst game I’ve reviewed so far; Deadly Towers was at least vaguely passable when it was released and Where’s Waldo is bad in the sense that it’s just completely boring. They’re abysmal, but not on the same level as Metal Morph. If you’re ever looking for another awful game to play through, you could give that one a try.

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    1. Congratulations on your 50th review! Keep up the great work!
      Wizard of Oz might be the worst game I’ve ever played…unless Tiger handhelds count (so many haunting memories).
      I might check out some of those games sometime, though I’m not exactly jumping to do so. I’ve always wanted to try out Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties and Big Rigs as well. I don’t know why.

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    1. Thank you very much! Here’s hoping it doesn’t take me too long to reach the 200 mark.

      It’s always hard to argue placing anything above Galaxy 2, though I honestly flip-flopped with it and DKC2 for a long while before posting this.

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  5. Congratulations on 150 reviews! I feel like I’m very late to your review party since I’ve only been a part of this site for a short time, but I’ll definitely do some backpedaling through your site to read some of these in the future. It’s so nice to see all your hard work organized right in front of you, I’m sure. Looking forward to more!

    Is it awful that I’ve only played two games out of your top 5? Clearly I’ve been missing out!

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope you enjoy all the reviews and such.

      Don’t feel too bad about only playing a couple of the highest-ranked games here, that just means you’ll be able to experience the others for the first time. 🙂

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  6. I’ve gotta be honest and say I liked Game & Wario, managed to have quite a lot of fun with that. Some edgy choices near the bottom with Bioshock Infinite and Limbo, some people would get angry. I wouldn’t, because I haven’t played them. And why did you play as much as 3 KlayFighters games — and the Superman game!?

    But, I mean, Castlevania Judgement looks pretty good…

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  7. Wonderful 101 and Lego City Undercover look great! And New Super Mario Bros. 2 and Mario Tennis Open are both good games. They both take the formula of the former games in their series and whilst simplifying it make the gameplay tighter than ever before – and not too simple to remove the enjoyment factor.

    This is Reuben, by the way.

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  8. I’m sorry, but Rayman Legends is way too low. The art and the sound are the best in any game for me, and it’s platforming and multiplayer genius. It’s only held back by the fact it doesn’t feel quite as complete a package as Origins. How could it just be a 7.5!?

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