Tag: All Time
Guide Best Zelda Games Of All Time
Where does Tears of the Kingdom rank?
We've now updated this reader-ranked Zelda list with the latest entry, Tears of the Kingdom. Remember, this list is dynamic and governed in real-time by each game's User Rating on our games database. Therefore, it is subject to change even after publication! In order to rate any of the games on the list below...
Guide Best Castlevania Games On Nintendo Consoles
Far from a miserable pile
Today is Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow's 20th anniversary, so in honour of its two decades of utter magnificence, we're republishing this article rounding up and ranking every game in the series on Nintendo consoles. (Spoilers — Aria rates quite highly in the list below.) Enjoy! The Castlevania series has a rich history...
Guide Best Star Wars Video Games - Every Star Wars Game On Nintendo Systems Ranked
You sort the padawans from the poodoo
It's May 4th! Yes, May the fourth is with us (hmm, that doesn't really work) and we're republishing our ranked list of every Star Wars game on Nintendo consoles, but now with a twist! We've rejigged the ranked list below to be governed by each game's User Rating in our database, meaning that the order is now...
Guide Best Mario Kart Games Of All Time
Every Mario Kart, as ranked by you
Mario Kart Wii is now 15 years old, so we're republishing this list of the Best MKs (that's Mario Karts, not Mortal Kombats, natch) as a reminder of where the first online home console entry ranks in the Kart-ing canon. Remember, this dynamic ranking is governed by every entry's User Rating on our database and is...
Guide Best Indiana Jones Games On Nintendo Platforms
Fortune and glory, kid
Indiana Jones is set to return in a matter of months and while we await Harrison Ford's return in The Dial of Destiny by rewatching the movies and whistling that John Williams theme, we've also been looking back at Indy's video game library. By our count, there have been a total of 15 Indiana Jones games released on Nintendo...
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 Best WarioWare Games Of All Time
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! If you can believe it, WarioWare is 20 years old. The original GBA title, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega...
Guide Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time
What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros., bro?
The 9th March 2023 marked the 15th anniversary of Super Smash Bros. Brawl's US launch. We took some time back in January to discuss the game (specifically the Subspace Emissary single-player mode) in honour of the same milestone for the Japanese version, but we thought it high time to revisit this ranked...
Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time
All the 2D and 3D Marios ranked by you
Remember: This is subject to change depending on each game's User Rating on our database, so feel free to get rating the ones you've played with a score out of ten and potentially affect the order. If you're interested in Team Nintendo Life's personal takes, check out our video at the very end of the article,...
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
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 On 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 Final Fantasy Games Of All Time
Every mainline Final Fantasy on Nintendo systems, ranked by you
Remember: This list is dynamic and based on the User Ratings of each game in the Nintendo Life game database — as such, it is subject to fluctuation even now. If you haven't rated your favourite Final Fantasies previously, feel free to scroll through, assign a score, and assert your...
Guide Best Mega Man Games Of All Time
Every Nintendo Mega Man game, ranked by you (yes, ALL of them)
Remember, this list is dynamic in nature and is subject to real-time change according to each game's User Rating in our database. If you haven't rated the ones you've played, logged-in Nintendo Life users can click on the star in each entry below, assign a rating out of 10, and...
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 Mario Party Games Of All Time
Every Mario Party game, as ranked by you
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 at Christmas. But, of all of them, Mario Party may have spawned a few too many arguments that have spawned an amusing life-long legacy of...
Guide Best Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Games On 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 Sonic Games Of All Time
Every Sonic game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you
Remember that this is a dynamic reader-ranked list that re-orders automatically depending on each game's rating in our database. In order to rate any of the games on the list below out of 10, logged-in Nintendo Life users can simply tap the 'star' and assign each game a personal rating. Enjoy!...
Guide Best Kirby Games Of All Time
Every Kirby game ranked
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 his impressive abilities and sheer versatility for over 30 years now. Created by Smash Bros. boss Masahiro Sakurai, the pink one built up a very impressive library of games across a...
Guide Best Batman Games On Nintendo Systems
Why do we fall, Master Wayne?
Ah, Batman. The superhero that could easily solve a ton of the problems in Gotham just by redistributing a little bit of his billions in wealth, but instead chose to construct a giant man-cave full of gadgets and wear a cape to fight ludicrously silly crimes. We bloody love it. And, since there's a new Batman movie...
Guide Best Spider-Man Games On Nintendo Consoles
Can Spider-Man come out to play?
You feel that? That's your spidey senses a-tinglin'. Why? You're jonesing to play a game with a friendly neighborhood webslinger, probably. There has been a whole load of Spider-Man games over the years, and most (but not all, of course) have appeared on Nintendo consoles. Switch owners might only be able to play as...
Guide Best Ace Attorney Games Of All Time
Every Ace Attorney game, ranked by you
It's been OVER 20 YEARS since Ace Attorney was unleashed upon the world (in Japan, at least — the English version wouldn't come out until 2005, so you're not quite as old as this news makes you feel). Ten-ish games later, the series has spawned an anime, a movie, a musical, and legions of Edgeworth-hungry...
Guide Best Donkey Kong Games Of All Time
Every DK game ranked for your pleasure
While Mario is the undisputed man when it comes to all things Nintendo, let it never be forgotten that it was Donkey Kong who gave the plumber a leg-up in the world of video games. The ape's original game not only conquered the arcade and introduced the world to the character who would become Nintendo's mascot,...
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 Best Monster Hunter Games Of All Time
What's that coming over the hill?
What's the best Monster Hunter of all time? In a series where half of the titles have the word 'Ultimate' fixed on the end, it can be a difficult question to answer. We're not averse to difficult decisions, though, so we've taken it upon ourselves to rank every single Monster Hunter game (yes, in a departure from...
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...
Guide Best Professor Layton Games Of All Time
The mainline Layton games, ranked by you lovely lot
The release of Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and the Millionaires’ Conspiracy – Deluxe Edition on Nintendo Switch marked the belated debut of the Layton clan on Nintendo's current console. A clutch of excellent puzzle games came out for the Nintendo DS and 3DS handhelds, but it took a...
Guide Best Animal Crossing Games Of All Time
Is New Horizons the latest AND greatest?
When it launched back in March 2020, it seemed like half the planet was playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Nintendo's serene life sim series has a habit of becoming a part of your daily routine like doing your teeth or walking the dog. Consequently, it etches itself into your brain; reme