TOP 30 BEST Video Games of the 90s (BEST RETRO GAMES) | Chaos

TOP 30 BEST Video Games of the 90s (BEST RETRO GAMES) | Chaos


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I will announce the winner at the end of the month on Twitter the 90s is really when the gaming industry
Started to explode the growth of home consoles stunning new graphics the hardware was capable of more and gaming was no longer
Just about high scores or quarters, but rather a true experience with your character now some of these 90s games were so good
They still stand the test of time. What’s up guys Jimmy here welcome to Chaos opt-ins today. We’re doing something different
We are going to be counting down the top 10 30 best games of the 90s
there’s just way too many great games in the 90s to condense it down to a top 10 so I decided to go all-in and
Do a top 30 so show some love if you want to see more. Maybe the 80s
Maybe the 2000s more top 20s top 30s
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Never miss a new gaming top 10 upload and let’s go
We’ve got a long ways to go we’re going to be counting down from 30
kicking off this list we have sonic the hedgehog and the introduction of the blue
Speedster the first game was a massive success winning insanely fast
Platforming with a cool ring mechanic in place of health and not to mention the soundtrack was pretty awesome
Seriously the original Sonic games have arguably the best soundtracks ever to grace the sega Genesis
This totally could have been higher I know at number 29. We have Duke Nukem 3D
It’s time to kick ass and chew bubblegum my friends and I’m all out of gum
Hands down the best Duke Nukem game ever this was what everyone was hoping Duke nukem forever was going to be like
Basically a doom clone with an extra element of hilarious writing and ludicrous situation
Duke Nukem 3D
Definitely pushed the line of what some said could be done in a video game
girl’s gore and countless profanities made this game totally awesome at number 28
We have warcraft two tides of darkness a lot of people forget
That before there was a world of warcraft the series was simply called Warcraft well
Warcraft 2 was one that put the series on the map
It’s pretty much single-handedly responsible for birthing wow a few years later
Warcraft 2 was an rTS game set in a fantasy world that drew millions of PC players in and made the series popular enough to
experiment with an mmO and you all know how that ended up at
Number 27 we have quake while many point to doom being the game that laid out how Fps games were meant to be played
Quake is the game that showed how FPS games were meant to be online?
Quake was insane developed by the same team as doom quake was rendered with full 3D visuals
Allowing for a deeper gameplay and more detailed maps if you enjoy an online FPS game
You owe a lot of that enjoyment all the way back to quake in
1996
Why haven’t we gotten another star wars flight simulator game yet? Come on answer me this at number 26?
We have Star wars tie fighter
These were amazing star wars tie fighter was part of the x-wing series
But allows you to take control the empire instead of the rebellion giving you a brand new perspective on the galactic war with new ships
Deeper mechanics and improved visuals this game was the closest we ever felt to piloting our own star wars ship and honestly
Honestly no game to date has even come close to what star wars tie fighter had to offer back in 94
At number 25 we have Mario Kart 64 while Mario kart 64 wasn’t the first game in the series
It definitely is the one that made the series honestly it did up until this point the Mario Kart games were very simple
but still fun however when Mario Kart 64 was released in 96
Everything changed new items tons of courses awesome 3D graphics and gameplay that paved the way for future titles if you’ve never played
Mario Kart 64
Go get it. It is pretty much on every nintendo virtual console. So you definitely have access to it, and you won’t regret it at
Number 24 we have castlevania symphony of the night?
One of the most unfortunately forgotten franchises in gaming history as castlevania although. It does have a Netflix series coming out?
I believe release for the PS1 in 97 symphony of the night was the first in the series to feature
Nonlinear level design and had tons of hidden secrets many gamers even got so far to say that
Symphony of the night is the most secret filled game of all time
the best game in the series and one of the best games for PS1
Symphony of the night definitely deserves a spot on this list
the title that put epic games on the map is our 23rd entry today in the form of
Unreal tournament, we redefined online shooters, and it was it was amazing
It was released in 99 and blew people’s minds great graphics awesome weapons
Fast paced Arena gameplay improving on just about every aspect of the FPS standards that quake had established just three years earlier
unreal
Definitely earned its spot in Gaming history
thanks to the excellent map design and
the perfection of the first unreal engine which we’ve seen
Updated time and time and time again over the years and we’ve seen it used a ton in modern gaming
I think this is safe to say one of the best series of all time number 22
Metal gear solid with the first game released all the way back in 98 for the PC and PS1
Cano Mia seriously changed the game and redefined the stealth Genre
Which was a draw and row that really flew under the radar in Mainstream gaming?
metal Gear solid was insanely innovative with its new mechanics Gameplay software capabilities and
Excellent level design metal gear solid was really the first truly cinematic game as the developers wanted it to seem like you
Were playing a movie and they did they?
Captured it man
I have some history with this one at number 21 Starcraft is kind of part
Part of the origination story of my original name Chaos x Alan sir after warcraft 2 was released work on a new project
Began over at Blizzard studios this Sci-Fi rTS
took many of the Elements gamers loved about warcraft and
Expanded on them to make them fit in a new setting with a new cast of characters
news story and one of the deepest rtS games ever released
Starcraft hit the Shelves in 98 it was the best-selling PC. Game of that year
Ok we’ve made it all the way to 20 Wolfenstein 3D before there was doom there was Wolfenstein and believe it or not
Wolfenstein was actually a stealth series before 3D came out in Wolfenstein 3D is the third game in the franchise?
But when Id software go over the license and developed Wolfenstein 3D?
Everything changed the new game featured fast paced FPS
Gameplay and Super Gory Kills plus not to mention the final boss was Mecha Hitler what other game
Has a mecha Hitler Wolfenstein 3D definitely helped popularize
The FPS genre and gave Id software the tools they would need to rock the world with doom a few years later
At number 19 we have system Shock 2 before bioshock. There was system shock
Widely regarded as one of the scariest games ever made and one of the best Sci-Fi rPGs
Ever made as well
System Shock 2 was released in 99 for the PC and still holds up you venture around a space station after an evil AI is
Taken over and a horrific infection is taking control of many of the passengers sound familiar, right?
The atmosphere is disturbing as hell
And the enemies send chills down your spine as they beg you to kill them and in their suffering at the hand of the infection
While it didn’t sell very well it was critically acclaimed years later the spiritual successor
Bioshock was released in took command of the gaming industry
at number 18 we have the blue speedster again Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Everything the original Sonic game did Sonic 2 did even better?
Fast-Paced platforming a badass soundtrack the introduction of tales in just an overall awesome game that could be played for hours and hours on end
Even today Sonic 2 was even such a success that it caught the attention of Michael Jackson who would go on to compose the music
for Sonic 3 I
Think it’s safe to say that this number 17 game is one of the most influential FPS games of all time
half-life it was released in 98 and
decided to take a step back from the fast-paced bloody badass gameplay of other FPS games of the time and
Decided to focus more on the story and the characters as well as the physics which were so deep and detailed that this went on
To be one of the most technically advanced games of its time the most realistic and detailed FPS is a decade
Half-life was the best-selling PC shooter ever at the time
Okay, this is our first rareware title on the list at number 16 donkey Kong country it was released in 1994 for the super nes
It was dk’s first solo outing the game was just plain amazed the platforming the music the characters dk Country
Single-Handedly saved the super and yes
As it was starting to struggle against the sega Genesis and the rise of Sonic the hedgehog?
Dk Country went on to be regarded as one of the best platformers ever made and and is the second best-selling
Snes game of all time only behind Super Mario world
Okay, we’re halfway home. We’ve made it to the top 15 at number 15
We add the game’s Super Metroid released in 1994 for the super nes
Super Metroid was really the game that redefined open-ended
Platforming games all the time most all platformers were linear and straightforward
But Super Metroid turned that style on its head and gave us our first taste of true Open-World platforming hybrids Super Metroid and castlevania
Symphony of the Night Went on to Create the Metroidvania Genre of Platformers which feature open Nonlinear level designs?
Super Metroid was insanely popular
But unfortunately wasn’t as much of a financial success as mario and Zelda it wouldn’t get another sequel for eight years
When we finally got the release of Metroid prime?
okay, at number fourteen Pokemon is easily the biggest handheld series in gaming history and we’re going to talk about Pokemon red and Blue and
all started with red and blue released in
96 in Japan in 97 in North America these games not only put the Pokemon series on the map
But was able to create a style of rPG that even the youngest of gamers could follow along
The open world the concept of catching and training your pokemon this style of game
Had never been seen before in the modern Pokemon games are still using this format
Just because it’s so good red and blue was remade as firered and leafgreen in
2004 with updated visuals in a larger roster of Pokemons to catch as well as a multiplayer using the game boy Advance Wireless
adapter to play with your friends
At number 13 we have spyro the dragon with the rise of 3D
platforming sony wanted a piece of the action so they could compete with Nintendo on their new Playstation in
1998 spyro the Dragon was released and featured some of the most beautiful
Graphics to date on the console it was praised for its witty writing great level design and insane Replay value
Thanks to all the hidden secrets around the games world
it’s a shame them spyro has since been degraded to a side character in A
Skylander series because the original Spyro games are nothing short of
Masterpieces at number 12 we have one of the longest running series ever in gaming history
Final fantasy we’re going to go with final Fantasy 7 now final fantasy first started all the way back in
1987 has been all over the place in terms of Genre and game quality like most series fans will argue on and on about which
One is the best there’s not much debate over the best final fantasy game of the 90s though
final Fantasy 7 was released in 97 for the PS1
It was called the best RPG ever made at the time with much of the praise being pointed towards its incredibly deep gameplay
Beautiful music and stunning visuals never played it well
There’s a remake coming sometime soon from Square enix
And it’s looking like one of the most beautiful games ever made so your weight will soon be over if you never got to experience
this masterpiece of a game
Ok number Eleven the legend of Zelda Ocarina of time
And where do I even start with this series one of the longest-running and most critically acclaimed?
Franchises in gaming history is the legend of Zelda starting back in
1986 and is still going strong
to this day
With the recent release of breath of the wild there are tons of debates over which game is the best in the series
But a heavy contender for that title would be this one released in 98 for the Nintendo
64 and is the best reviewed video game ever released
According to guinness book of world records at least deep gameplay great characters in an amazing story. That was surprisingly mature for the target audience
Ocarina of time is nearly a flawless game, so I want to know from you guys. What is your favorite zelda game of all time?
Alright my friends. We have made it down to the top 10 let me know if you are enjoying these top 30 list
They’re massive, but they’re a lot of fun alright here. We go and number 10 Street fighter 2
And the first street fighter had pretty much been forgotten as it was incredibly basic only had two characters although for being honest
It’s probably the most balanced game ever made
but in 91
the series had a massive makeover with the arcade release of
Street Fighter 2 the World Warrior ever wonder why there’s so many fighting games released in the early to mid 90s
Well you have streetfighter to to thank for that super smooth gameplay an awesome character roster and the later release
championship Edition and Super Street Fighter 2 turbo
That is still played competitively to this day street fighter 2 is the best-selling and most important fighting game in history
It is it really is you like fighting games, yoooo street fighter 2 a huge fat. Thank you at
number 9
We have banjo Kazooie regarded by many to be rare rares finest creation banjo Kazooie was released for the 64 in
1998 and was an instant classic
drawing inspiration from Walt Disney studios in an effort to appeal to all ages
rare rare created an Absolute Masterpiece blending 3D platforming with exploration
Collectibles and witty writing and character design not to mention the banjo Kazooie is perhaps the best-looking in
64 game ever when it was released with the colors that popped in beautiful worlds to explore
If you’ve never played the original pick up the rare replay collection for the Xbox one and give it a try
Ok we’re getting into the gritty here
So not everything can be in a certain spot number 8 super smash bros this game was a huge risk for Nintendo
and it’s originally well it was originally wasn’t going to be made a
Fighting game featuring Nintendo’s lovable family-friendly characters doesn’t sound like a success lead designer
Massive Hero
Securi really had to fight to get this game made and even famously made a prototype of the game to present to Nintendo execs
Before the project was ever approved the game was a massive success as this is one of the first crossover games ever made and who?
Wouldn’t want a game where you could have Mario Pikachu kirby and fox McCloud all on screen at one time
Released in 99 Super Smash bros went on to be one of the best-selling titles for the system
still one of the scariest games ever made at number 7 resident Evil the original resident Evil came out in
1996 for the PS1 and scared the crap out of just about everybody that played it
I remember it personally the first time we saw a zombie in that game when you just kind of turned his head around his game
completely, redefined the survival Horror Genre
and is really to thank for all the great horror games to be released in the 90s and the
2000s as the Hordes honor was yet to see major success in the gaming industry until
we got resident evil the creepy mansion the terrifying zombies the interesting and mysterious story the
Revolutionary inventory and save systems the great graphics resident Evil holds a well-deserved spot in gaming history for being one of the best in
Scariest games ever released for the Playstation
It’s number six Entry pissed-off the world
Mortal Kombat
Single-Handedly created the Esrb rating Mortal Kombat first graced the arcades in 92 and took the world by storm
with its smooth Gameplay awesome live-Action Sprites
And of course the excessive blood and gore that had never been seen in an arcade machine
Many make the mistake of thinking the first Mortal Kombat existed on controversy alone
But know the game was awesome to this day the original mk
Has super smooth fighting and surprisingly deep mechanics sure later game’s refined the first technical shortcomings
But that doesn’t mean the first isn’t great because it definitely definitely was
Alright. We made it down to five at number five
Super Mario World and
Regarded by many to be the best 2D platforming game ever made Super Mario world was released in
1900 a year in North America the fourth game in the Mario Series
Super Mario world was a launch title for the super Nintendo 1 is the best reviewed Nintendo games ever it has beautiful music awesome gameplay
Mechanics and introduced the world to yoshi who is now one of the main characters in the Mario universe?
Well deserving of a top 5 spot on this list
At number 4. Oh yes, remember how we mentioned Wolfenstein 3D repopulated the FPS Genre?
Well do made the genre completely explode going on to be one of the best-selling most copy the most important video games ever created
released all the way back in 93 you played is the
Unnamed space Marine who would going to be known as a doom guy as he brutally fought off invading demons from hell
The Gameplay was extremely fast paced and bloody with excellent non-linear level design and awesome Gunplay mechanics
The game is just plain awesome
If you enjoyed the reboot or you enjoy the FPS games in General
You owe it to yourself to go play this original game at least once
You knew there was going to be a bevy of Mario games towards the top and the number three is no different Super Mario 64
Widely regarded is the best 3D former ever made and perhaps?
Nintendo’s finest Creation Super Mario 64
completely changed the franchise in the gaming industry as a whole the game managed to take the linear 2D style of Mario and
Seamlessly translated into a third dimension
excellent music Great visuals Endless replayability
Super Mario 64 was met with critical acclaim and is the best-selling
N64 game of All Time Super Mario 64 also
Left to have the impact on the technical side of the gaming industry as it was the first game ever to feature a full 360-degree
Camera which would go on to be a staple of just about every third person non shooter video game and to this day
Super Mario 64 is still one of the most played games in the speedrunning Community as
21 years have passed since it was released and gamers are still finding new ways to play this game
Alright my friends
We’ve reached the final – this could have went either way at number 2 we have Goldeneye double-oh-seven oh
man
So many memories with this game goldeneye was developed by rareware released in 97 is marked as one of the most important shooters ever made
While Wolfenstein 3D made the John were popular again and doom created a successful formula for it
Goldeneye marked the transition into a more realistic setting as well as
Proving that shooters could be popular on consoles as opposed to just PC as the main selling point of the game was its 4 player
Split-screen multiplayer modes it would go on to sell 8 million copies making it the third best selling
Nintendo 64 game ever and left a hefty impact on the gaming industry as it was the first game to feature both a solid
Single-Player and multiplayer as well as technical innovation like context-sensitive
hitboxes and the new standard for console multiplayer until Halo changed the game again in 2001
Alright my friends. We have reached the number one spot on today’s best 30 games from the 90s
did you guess what it was some of you if you know me you probably guessed it at number 1 a
legend of Zelda
Linked to the past legend of Zelda link to the past was released for the Super Nintendo in 91 it was met with
Massive critical and commercial acclaim as it was the number one senf game for more than 5 years
even today Modern game critics
Often cited a link to the past is one of the greatest games ever made as it pushed the boundaries of what the super nes
Was capable of with great graphics and engaging story smooth gameplay iconic music
I could go on and on and on and lasting appeal
This is one of the few snes games that still looks great today this game aged Super well
And I still remember the memories of going through the dungeons and going through the entire world of this game
Barnone
Hands-down my favorite game of all time and there you have it my friends that is the top 30 best video games
From the 90s. Hopefully you guys enjoyed this format
We can do these from time to time if you liked the top 30 I had a lot of fun with it
We get to visit a lot of games if you guys have any future ideas for top 10 or top 30
There’s a link in the description if you guys want to go submit your ideas who knows it could end up being on the channel
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100 thoughts on “TOP 30 BEST Video Games of the 90s (BEST RETRO GAMES) | Chaos”

  1. I loved Ocarina of time but A Link to the Past is my favorite Zelda to this day. I seen the whole video. I was just answering the question.

  2. You know this guy didn't think through his top 30 when he can't even pronounce "konami" and "id" software properly.

  3. I know it's always subjective, but DK Country – as cool as it was – higher than MGS, Half-Life , System Shock 2, Symphony of the Night? It's your list, but that is a rather exotic opinion I'd say…

  4. Chrono Trigger, Yoshi's Island, Streets of Rage 2, Turtles in Time, Super Castlevania IV, Sonic 3 and Knuckles, Castle of Illusion, Earthbound, Final Fantasy VI, Final Fantasy VIII, Earthworm Jim, Contra III, Phantasy Star IV, Star fox 64, Crash Team Racing, Castlevania: Rondo of Blood?

  5. Since you asked, the HD Wind Waker is my favourite Zelda. That music, man… Prior to the release of the HD however, Wind Waker was my least favourite 3D Zelda.

  6. I hope this is YOUR list of what YOU believe the top games of all time are because this order you put them in is not correct and a lot of great games were left unsaid.

  7. I have to explain this the reason why the original Sonic games are so good with the theme in music it's because Michael Jackson written them I don't think nobody knew that

  8. Resident Evil fully agree, i still remember the first zombie turning its head, but how the hell is Metal Gear Solid not in the top 5?

  9. I forgave the notion that mariokart 64 is the one that put them on the map…But after calling symphony of the night the best Castlevania game, I was done…

  10. Great list, hard to please everybody but this was pretty comprehensive.

    I would have squeezed the original GTA on there, as it was so groundbreaking and influential.

  11. No debate over the best FF game of the 90s? FF6 vs FF7 is one of the biggest retro gaming debates I can think of.

  12. Soul Reaver , the best line in gaming. "I know you Raziel you are worthy" This game had action and 3D puzzling solving, and taking on the abilities of the bosses you beat. AWESOME!!

  13. You missed Tomb Raider, Silent Hill… and many more which is way more better than Goldeneye and Super Mario 64…

  14. Mortal Kombat pissed me off because it didn’t have blood, well the SNES version. I played the Genesis version with my friends. Those were good times.

  15. If I know you and I don't but I obviously know that you liked playing Mario and fps games more than anything else.
    As usual this list is biased.

  16. So funny, every single game clip is from less than like 10 mins into the game and every single one of them is played on an emulator with illegal roms lol

  17. If you ask me there are too many Mario games in this list. Also I'm missing some great PS1 classics like Gran Turismo, Tekken, Tomb Raider, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater or Wipeout. C&C is another franchise that definitely deserves a spot in the 90's Top30 in my opinion

  18. Feel like this was more of a N64 list. Alien vs Predator was the best PC multiplayer game ever ! Counter strike, and Killer Instinct as well !

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