Tag: All Time

  • Guide Best Star Wars Games - Every Star Wars Game On Nintendo Systems Ranked

    We sort the padawans from the poodoo

    It's Star Wars Day, so what better time to revisit this ranked list of Star Wars games on Nintendo consoles while we have that Obi-Wan trailer open in another tab, eh? Enjoy! The release of Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker may have 'ended' Star Wars as we've known it for the past four-and-a-half...

  • Guide Best Castlevania Games On Nintendo Consoles

    Far from a miserable pile

    Castlevania first launched in Japan on the Famicom Disk System on 26th September 1986, but in honour of the series' 35th anniversary on NES in North America today, it's the perfect time to revisit this ranked list of every Castlevania game on Nintendo consoles. Enjoy! The Castlevania series has a rich history on Nintendo...

  • Guide Best Resident Evil Games Of All Time

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

    It's exactly 20 years since REmake launched on GameCube in North America, and the perfect time to revisit this ranked list of every Resident Evil game on Nintendo consoles. Enjoy! The Resident Evil series has evolved so much over the years that even hardened fans find it hard to pin down a favourite. Which...

  • Guide Best Star Fox Games Of All Time

    Every Star Fox game, ranked by you

    Like any long-running group, the Star Fox team has been through some ups and downs over the years, with some incredible gaming highs serving to make any titles less that life-changingly awesome feel, well, a bit disappointing by comparison. The sentiment that the Star Fox franchise never got better than its first...

  • Guide Best Kirby Games Of All Time

    Now featuring Kirby and the Forgotten Land!

    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 30 years now. Created by Smash Bros. boss Masahiro Sakurai, the pink one built up a very impressive library of...

  • Guide Every Mega Man Game Ranked

    All the Nintendo Mega Men ranked by you (yes, ALL of them)

    It's the 20th anniversary of Mega Man Zero's Japanese release, so what better time to revisit this epic list of the blue bomber's highs and lows? Find out below where Zero rates against every other Mega Man game on Nintendo systems, as ranked by you, dear readers. Remember: this list is...

  • 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 Final Fantasy Games Of All Time

    Every mainline Final Fantasy on Nintendo systems, ranked by you

    In celebration of Final Fantasy VII's 25th anniversary, we're republishing this reader-ranked list of the best games in the series (available on Nintendo consoles, that is). Remember: This list is dynamic and based on the User Ratings of each game in the Nintendo Life game database —...

  • Guide Best Pokémon Games Of All Time

    Where does Pokémon Legends: Arceus rank?

    REMEMBER: This list — which now contains Pokémon Legends: Arceus and stands at a nice round 20 Pokémon games — 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...

  • 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? Well, after months of speculation arachnid fans the world finally got to see Spider-Man: No Way Home when it released in cinemas back in December 2021. The internet had been hot with rumour and debate about plotlines, secret cameos, and red carpet premiere...

  • Guide Best Ace Attorney Games Of All Time

    Every Ace Attorney game, ranked by you

    It's been TWENTY 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 Metroid Games Of All Time

    Now more Dreadful than ever

    What's the best Metroid game of all time? The reveal and release of 'Metroid 5', better known as Metroid Dread, has had many of us going back to either revisit games in the franchise or catch up on ones we missed first time round. We compiled our personal ranking of the best Metroid games long ago with the sublime Metroid...

  • Guide Best Zelda Games Of All Time

    It's dangerous to go alone - take all these

    What are the best Zelda games? Following decades of adventures across Nintendo consoles, ranking The Legend of Zelda series is one heck of an undertaking. Bar a couple of exceptions, each entry is pretty much a classic, and even the 'lesser' ones are really rather good. Many remain fixed as among the very...

  • Guide Best Donkey Kong Games Of All Time

    Every DK game ranked for your pleasure

    9th July 2021 marks 40 years exactly since the original Donkey Kong debuted in arcades and the world got its first look at the eponymous ape and his adversary, Jumpman (whatever happened to him?). With rumours of a new DK game and an animation project in the works, we're bracing ourselv

  • Guide Best Tony Hawk Games Of All Time

    As ranked by you

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

  • Guide Best Sonic Games Of All Time

    Every Sonic game on Nintendo consoles, ranked by you

    It was over 30 years ago 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 challenger for the platforming crown Nintendo's jumping plumber had been wearing since the mid 1980s. In the three decades...

  • Guide Every Dragon Quest Game Ranked

    All the mainline Dragon Quests ranked by you

    On 27th May 2021, Yuji Horii's seminal RPG Dragon Quest turned 35. Initially released in the West with the name Dragon Warrior, the Chunsoft-developed first entry in this genre-defining series debuted on Famicom in Japan before migrating to the North American NES three years later, and over the past...

  • 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 Mario Kart Games Of All Time

    Burn rubber

    Back when Nintendo announced the very first Mario Kart game in the early '90s, there were some in the industry who proclaimed it as a sign that the veteran firm had finally lost its marbles. Sure, Mario had appeared in other games, but his forte was 2D platformers – he had no place on the racing track, and Super Mario Kart was...

  • Guide Best Super Smash Bros. Games Of All Time

    What's the ultimate Super Smash Bros.?

    When Super Smash Bros. Ultimate arrived on Switch and brought with it every single fighter from the series' history, it sent us back through the older games. With the original Super Smash Bros. now over 20 years old it's incredible to see

  • Guide Best Super Mario Games Of All Time

    All the mainline Marios ranked

    What's the best Mario game ever? Where do you even begin to rank them? Let's face it, any of the games in the top 10 could justifiably take the top spot. All of them could easily be somebody's 'best game of all time', and there'll always be someone who believes the series peaked with The Lost Levels. That's an opinion...

  • Guide Best Animal Crossing Games Of All Time

    Is New Horizons the latest and greatest?

    Since launching back in March, it seems like half the planet has been enjoying Animal Crossing: New Horizons at some time or other. 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;

  • Guide Best Fire Emblem Games Of All Time

    Fancy a game of Swords-Axes-Lances?

    This is our list of the best games in the Fire Emblem series to release in the West, and now includes Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & the Blade of Light. If you disagree with our personal ranking, our reader poll of the best Fire Emblem games might make for an interesting comparison. Enjoy! It might have taken...