Tag: All Time

  • Guide Best Kirby Games Of All Time

    Every Kirby game ranked

    We're republishing this today to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Kirby and the Amazing Mirror on GBA, which you can also play on Nintendo Switch Online via the Expansion Pack! Kirby — one of the most famous faces (with little podgy arms and feet attached) in Nintendo's stable of stars — has been wowing players with...

  • Guide Best Prince Of Persia Games Of All Time - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every Nintendo Prince of Persia game, ranked by you

    2024 is turning out to be a pretty good year for Prince of Persia. We got the excellent Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown in January, and then rumours of a new game from none other than Dead Cells devs Evil Empire proved to be true

  • Guide Best Final Fantasy Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every single Final Fantasy game, mainline or spin-off, ranked by you

    Update: 2nd April 2024 is the 30th anniversary of Final Fantasy VI — originally known as Final Fantasy III — on the SNES. And to celebrate, we've completely revamped our Best Final Fantasy Games list to include not just the mainline games, but also the spin-offs. Don't worry,...

  • Guide Best Star Wars Video Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    You sort the padawans from the poodoo

    Updated with Star Wars: Battlefront Classic Collection — feel free to add your own rating once you've played it and see where it ends up in the rankings. We didn't have the best time with the Switch version ourselves, but you may disagree: <related ids="163409"> Remember, the ranked list below is...

  • Guide Best Pokémon Spin-Off Games Of All Time

    Ranked by you

    If there's any franchise that's no stranger to a spin-off or two, it's Pokémon. The inherent appeal of the little Pocket Monsters makes the series ripe for all kinds of genres and video games. Name a genre, and Pokémon has most likely done it. But, dear readers, what's the very best Pokémon spin-off? That's where you come in. We...

  • Guide Best Ghostbusters Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every Ghostbuster game, ranked by you

    Heading out to see Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire this weekend? Looking for something to get you in the mood, or to keep the 'bustin' going when you get home? Well, here's our list of every Ghostbusters game on Nintendo platforms to help thaw you out... There have been plenty of Ghostbusters games across all...

  • Guide Best Monster Hunter Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Hunted (ranked) by you

    Update: Capcom's Monster Hunter series is celebrating its 20th anniversary on 11th March 2024. And to celebrate, we've decided to overhaul our Best Monster Hunter Game list into a reader-ranked format. That means you can influence the ranking! Not only that, we've also changed the list to focus on Nintendo-only releases. That...

  • Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    Where does Mario Wonder rank?

    Happy MAR10! Well, almost. Mario Day takes place on March 10th, so we're republishing our list of the very best mainline games starring the plumber. What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank all the Mario games? Let's face it, any of the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. Any of them...

  • Guide Best Tomb Raider Games, Ranked - Lara Croft On Switch And Nintendo Systems

    As ranked by you

    Some people might understandably associate the Tomb Raider series, like WipeOut and Crash Bandicoot, with PlayStation. Lara Croft shot to prominence as the poster girl of gaming in the lad-mag era of the late-'90s and feels forever tied to the cultural gaming cornerstone that is Sony's debut console. However, Core Design's original...

  • Guide Best Donkey Kong Games Of All Time

    Every DK game, as ranked by you

    Update: To celebrate the 10th anniversary of DKC: Tropical Freeze and the return of DK (and his rivalry with Mario) to Switch in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, we're overhauling our Best DK Games list, switching it to a reader-ranked format. That's right, the list below is now governed by each game's User Rating in our...

  • Guide Best Sonic Games Of All Time

    Gotta score fast

    We're republishing this list in honour of one of the best Sonic games of all time, Sonic the Hedgehog 3, which celebrated its 30th birthday on 2nd February 2024. It was back in 1991 that Sonic the Hedgehog — the blue dude with the most 'tude — first burst forth onto the Mega Drive in Japan and Sega finally presented a credible...

  • Guide Best Ace Attorney Games Of All Time

    Every Ace Attorney game, ranked by you

    Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy launches today on Switch, and in honour of the occasion we're republishing this ranked list of the Ace Attorney games that make up its constituent trilogies and off-shoots. Let the cross-examination commence! <related ids="159819"> It's been well over two decades...

  • Guide Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros., bro?

    Sunday 21st January 2024 marks the 25th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. on N64 and the series at large. To celebrate a quarter century of Smash, we're republishing this reader-ranked list of every game in the series. This list is governed by each game's User Rating on the site, which means it's subject...

  • Guide Best Mega Man Games Of All Time

    Every Nintendo Mega Man game, ranked by you (yes, ALL of them)

    We're republishing this list to mark the 30th anniversary of the SNES classic, Mega Man X. Enjoy! The little blue guy known as Mega Man (along with his various associates and related robots) has had a very long and storied career in video games. Since the NES days, he's starred in some...

  • Guide Best Batman Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Why do we fall, Master Wayne?

    Please note that while we've given the games in the Batman Arkham Trilogy separate entries in the list below, they're currently only purchasable on Switch as a three-game package. Remember, this list is still subject to fluctuation even now depending on each game's User Rating. Feel free to rate the new entries and see...

  • Guide Best Castlevania Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Consoles

    Far from a miserable pile

    This was originally ordered by us here at Nintendo Life, but we've rejigged things to transform it into a reader-ranked list governed by each game's User Rating on our games database. As such, it is subject to real-time change as the ratings fluctuate. Feel free to get in there and rate the games you've played if you...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Pinball Games

    Play 'ball

    We enjoy a little flippin' and tiltin' around these parts and November 30th, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of HAL Laboratory's Game Boy Kirby spin-off, Kirby's Pinball Land. It was the developer's third pinball game for a Nintendo system following fellow Game Boy title Revenge of the 'Gator and the NES port of Rollerball, and its engine...

  • Guide Best Mario RPGs Of All Time

    Every RPG starring Mario, ranked by you

    There's a question on many people's lips right now — what is the best Mario RPG ever? Well, we assume people are asking this now more than ever — Super Mario RPG just received a remake on Nintendo Switch, and 2024 will see a remaster of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on the console, too. Basically,...

  • Guide Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    Where does Ocarina of Time rank 25 years on?

    21st November 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time’s debut on N64. In honour of the occasion, we’re republishing our reader-ranked list of every Zelda game. Does Ocarina still hold up? Oh yes, but you can find out how it rates against the latest entries in this here...

  • Guide Best WarioWare Games Of All Time

    RANK!

    Remember, this ranking is based on the games' User Ratings in our database and is subject to real-time change even now. If you haven't rated your WarioWare collection, feel free to add your scores and potentially influence the order below. Enjoy! The original GBA title in this anarchic series, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! launched on...

  • Feature Best Metal Gear Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    As ranked by you

    Metal Gear..?! The Metal Gear franchise stands as one of the most iconic and influential of all time, largely thanks to its indulgent storylines and original gameplay mechanics from series creator Hideo Kojima. It's been a long time coming, but now that Metal Gear Solid: Master Collection Vol. 1 is out on Switch, Nintendo fans new...

  • Guide Best Mario Party Games Of All Time

    Every Mario Party game, as ranked by you

    Update: With Mario Party 3 now available on Nintendo Switch Online's Expansion Pack, we're republishing this list to celebrate. Let's-a-go! If you had a Nintendo 64, there's no doubt you managed to wrangle your family (or friends) in for a few games of a few multiplayer games featuring the Italian plumber...

  • Guide Best Mortal Kombat Games, Ranked - Every MK On Switch Nintendo Systems

    Sub-Zero to 'Hero, as ranked by you

    When you think back on the significant controversy caused by Mortal Kombat back in the '90s, it's almost incredible that the series not only survived such choppy waters but managed to flourish into one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time. Over the course of the next 30 years, Mortal Kombat would...

  • Guide Best F-Zero Games Of All Time

    Every F-Zero, as ranked by you

    Were it not for Nintendo's monumentally successful Mario Kart franchise, there's a good chance that F-Zero could have become the go-to racing franchise on not just Nintendo platforms, but everywhere. It really is that good, you know. Trading bananas and shells for pure speed and boost abilities, F-Zero — which...

  • Guide Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games, Ranked - Every TMNT Game On Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Every TMNT game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you

    Back in 2022, Dotemu and Tribute Games' excellent Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge fired up our passion for the heroes in a half-shell in a way we haven't felt for a long time. With the imminent release of Konami's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Cowabunga Collection, we're...

  • Guide Best Pikmin Games

    Top Piks, as ranked by you

    It's now a decade since Pikmin 3 first sprouted on Wii U in its non-Deluxe form, and with the release of Pikmin 4 and the previous mainline entries in Shigeru Miyamoto's garden-inspired real-time strategy series on Switch, it seems like the perfect time to look back at all the variants of Pikmin that have bloomed over the...

  • Guide Top 100 Best Nintendo Games Of All Time

    40 years of Nintendo games, as ranked by you

    The Famicom is now 40 years old. Time, huh? That's four whole decades of 8-bit Nintendo games, many of which defined entire genres and birthed enduring characters and series that would go forth and flourish in future console generations and are still starring in system-sellers today. In honour of 40...

  • Guide Best Nintendo 64 Platformers - Every N64 3D Platformer, Ranked By You

    Golden years

    Thursday 29th June 2023 marks the 25th anniversary of Banjo-Kazooie's release on Nintendo 64. To celebrate a quarter-century of Rare's archetypal and much-chronicled 'collectathon' platformer — one of the finest games on the system by our estimations — we've assembled the following list of every 3D platformer on N64, as ranked by...

  • Guide Best Indiana Jones Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Platforms

    Fortune and glory, kid

    Indiana Jones returned to cinemas in 2023 for one final crack of the whip. While rewatching the movies and whistling that John Williams theme as we awaited Harrison Ford's return in The Dial of Destiny, we found ourselves looking back at Indy's video game library. By our count, there have been a total of 15 Indy games released...

  • Guide Best Harvest Moon / Story Of Seasons Games Of All Time

    Harvested (and ranked) by you

    Updated with Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos. Remember: This ranking is based on each game's User Rating in our database and is subject to real-time change even now. If you haven't rated the ones you've played, you can do so even now and potentially change the order of the games below. Enjoy! The king of the...

  • Guide Best Spider-Man Games On Nintendo Consoles

    Can Spider-Man come out to play?

    As a nod to the long-awaited cinematic release of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, we're republishing this list of the best Spider-Man games on Nintendo systems. Enjoy! You feel that? That's your spidey senses a-tinglin'. Why? You're jonesing to play a game with a friendly neighborhood webslinger, probably...

  • Guide Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time

    Every Mario Kart, as ranked by you

    Remember, this dynamic ranking is governed by every entry's User Rating on our database and is subject to real-time change, even now. Don't agree with the order? Feel free to get rating your game collection and potentially influence the ranking below. Enjoy! Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart...

  • Guide Every Dragon Quest Game Ranked

    All the mainline Dragon Quests ranked by you

    Update: We're republishing this piece to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Dragon Quest X's Wii U release in Japan! And while we're at it... Square Enix, where's that offline version in English for Switch? On 27th May 2021, Yuji Horii's seminal RPG Dragon Quest turned 35. Initially released in the West...

  • Guide Best Resident Evil Games Of All Time

    You sort the Nintendo S.T.A.R.S. from the lickers

    Reminder: This dynamic reader-ranked list is based on each game's rating in our games database. See something below that's not where you think it should be? Feel free to tap on the star and rate any game below out of 10 to exert your influence and potentially reorder the list in real-time. The...

  • Guide Every Yoshi Game Ranked

    From the un-egg-ceptable to the egg-ceptional, as ranked by you

    Yoshi! The little green dinosaur has been on our screens for a long time now — over 30 years, in fact — but did you know that his first-ever spin-off game was an underwhelming block-falling puzzle à la Tetris? Honestly, it's a miracle that Mr. Munchakoopas (to use his full name)...

  • Guide Best Star Fox Games Of All Time

    Every Star Fox game, ranked by you

    21st February 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of Star Fox on Super Famicom in Japan. To celebrate, we're republishing this reader-ranked list of every game in the series. Remember, this is a dynamic ranking that changes in real time according to each game's User Rating in our database. If you haven't...

  • Guide Best Metroid Games Of All Time

    Dreadful

    Updated with Metroid Prime Remastered. Remember, this ranking is based on the games' User Ratings in our database and is subject to real-time change even now. If you haven't rated your Metroid collection, feel free to add your scores and potentially influence the order below. Enjoy! What's the best Metroid game of all time? The reveal and...

  • Guide Best Games Of All Time - Ranked Series Lists For The Biggest Video Game Franchises

    The biggest series on Nintendo platforms, ranked by you

    Welcome to our splash page for our Best Games of All Time list series. On this page, you'll find links to our catalogue of ranked video game series lists — many of them reader-ranked via our site-wide User Ratings system — which showcases the best (and, conversely, the worst) entries in a...

  • Guide Best Contra Games, Ranked - Switch And Nintendo Systems

    Compared, Contra-sted, and ranked by you

    Contra is one of a handful of franchises that have become completely synonymous with gaming; indeed, chances are if you haven't played any Contra games, then you'll have at least heard of them. Konami's run-and-shoot-'em-up behemoth may have lost a lot of its lustre in recent years (pretty much par for the...

  • Guide Best Fire Emblem Games Of All Time

    Fancy a game of Swords-Axes-Lances?

    Remember: This reader-ranked list is governed by each game's respective User Rating in our database. Read on for more details on how to rate the ones you've played and, potentially, influence the ranking below... It might have taken a while for Nintendo's premier SRPG series to find its feet in the West, but the...

  • Guide Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Where does Pokémon Scarlet & Violet rank?

    REMEMBER: This list is ranked according to the Nintendo Life User Ratings of each title. If you disagree with the order below and haven't yet rated your favourites, simply scroll through and click on the User Rating 'star' for each game to leave your own score out of ten and influence the order. Enjoy!...

  • Guide Best Simpsons Games On Nintendo Systems

    Every Simpsons game, as ranked by you

    If you've been playing video games for a while, then it stands to reason that you have probably stumbled across one or two games based on The Simpsons in your time. A whole bunch of these have been made available to Nintendo systems throughout the years (19 to be exact) and they range in quality from yeah,...

  • Guide Best Tony Hawk Games Of All Time

    As ranked by you

    The arrival of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 on Switch back in June 2021 ended a decade-long drought (on Nintendo consoles) of ollies, nollies, kickflips, and grinds from the master Mr. Anthony F. Hawk. The games and their iconic soundtracks were a formative part of many gamers' lives in the late '90s/early 2000s and we were thrilled...

  • Poll What's The Best Game Boy Color Game?

    A splash of colo(u)r

    The granddaddy of modern handheld gaming, the Game Boy, got an unexpected shot in the arm in the mid-'90s when a little game named Pokémon released and gave the ageing hardware a new lease of life. The updated Game Boy Pocket hardware might have slimmed down the bulky original DMG-001, but it was the long-awaited arrival of the...

  • Poll What's The Best Dragon Quest Game?

    I need a Hero

    Originally released in the West under the localised Dragon Warrior title, it's been nearly thirty-five years since Dragon Quest, Yuji Horii's seminal RPG series, debuted in Japan. In that time, we've seen eleven mainline entries in a series which led the way in defining the JRPG genre itself. Japanese Nintendo gamers have enjoyed...

  • Poll What's The Best Mega Man Game?

    Rate every Mega Man game on Nintendo systems

    Capcom's blue bomber and his various successors, companions and assorted compadres might have had a quiet few years a while back, but a string of more recent collections — not to mention the excellent Mega Man 11 — have helped put the little robot dude back on the gaming map in a way that fans could...

  • Guide Every 2D Super Mario Game Ranked

    As rated by you

    With the imminent release of Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury on Switch, and the Super Mario 35th anniversary celebrations drawing to a close in a matter of weeks, we thought it was about time we tried putting all of Mario's original 2D platforming adventures into some kind of order. We've previously looked at each and every...

  • Guide Best 3D Sonic Games Of All Time

    Every 3D Sonic the Hedgehog game ranked by you

    The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars got us thinking about the plumber's platforming rival from the days of the console wars. Sonic the Hedgehog's jump into the third dimension may not have been as graceful as Mario's, but over the years he's amassed a large collection of 3D games, and despite a few...

  • Guide Every 3D Super Mario Game Ranked

    As rated by you

    The release of Super Mario 3D All-Stars had us debating at Nintendo Life Towers which of the Mario adventures in the third dimension is the absolute best. Team Nintendo Life has its own ideas about the best Super Mario games (including the 2D entries), but we recently asked for your opinions regarding the 3D entries specifically...

  • Guide Best Paper Mario Games Of All Time

    All the Paper Mario games, ranked by you

    The Paper Mario series began two decades ago when Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64 launched in Japan on 11th August 2000. Since then, we've seen five more mainline Paper Mario games of different flavours, plus a 3DS crossover with AlphaDream's Mario & Luigi series. Branching off from the role-playing path...