Guinness ranks top 50 games of all time

Based on initial impact and lasting legacy

Guinness World Records has released a list of what it deems to be the top 50 console games of all time.

The top 50 titles have been ranked on their initial impact and lasting legacy.


Super Mario Kart, the best-selling racing game on N64, SNES, Gamecube, DS (and surely Wii too) took the top spot, followed by Tetris, which is the world's most ported game, and Grand Theft Auto.

Like with any list of this nature, some of you are bound to agree with the choices and others won't, so let us know what you think in the comments section.

  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

Check out a selection of gaming world records here.