Tag: Top 50

  • Guide Best Wii U Games

    As ranked by you

    Today marks 10 years since the launch of the Wii U in North America. As we look back and collectively take stock of a pretty eventful and turbulent decade, we're republishing this Top 50 article in celebration of a console for which we've still got a lot of affection. Remember, this ranking is based on each game's User Rating in...

  • Guide Best GameCube Games

    As ranked by you lovely people

    The Nintendo GameCube launched in Japan in September 2001 and a couple of months later on 18th November in North America. Unlucky Europeans wouldn't get their hands on it until the following year, but the wait was worth it for one of the best-looking video game consoles of all time. The NGC (sorry, GCN) is a beautiful,...

  • Guide Best Game Boy Games

    Black and white brilliance

    Friday 21st April 1989 — the day that the Game Boy launched in Japan. 33 years ago the video gaming landscape would be forever changed as Nintendo opened up the new frontier of portable gaming to the masses. The company’s Game & Watch line let you take limited gaming experiences on-the-go, but the Game Boy was a...

  • Guide 50 Best Nintendo Switch Games So Far

    The very best Switch games ever (so far)

    Nintendo Switch has amassed a huge amount of great games since the console launched back in 2017. Of course, this abundance of riches leaves us in something of a pickle — too much software, not enough time to play it all. In fairness, it's a lovely problem to have. Help! There are too many excellent games...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2021

    The finest Switch games of the year, as ranked by you

    More of a March madness fan? This video of ours differs from the list below as it looks at the best games that came out between the 3rd March 2021 and the 3rd March 2022. Ooo! 2021 has come and gone (almost) and despite a quiet start to the year, Switch owners have seen some real gems launch...

  • Guide 50 Best Wii Games of All Time

    As ranked by you

    It's been many years now since Nintendo changed the game with Wii, the little motion-controlled console which broke away from the competition and started a revolution. Its brilliantly compact design (the size of three DVD boxes, remember?) and approachable and accessible controller helped it open up gaming to a whole new audience,...

  • Guide Best Nintendo 64 Games

    The top 50 N64 games ever, as ranked by you

    As with all our Top 50 library lists, this ranking is is based on User Ratings in the Nintendo Life games database and is subject to fluctuation, even after publication. So, if you haven't rated your favourite N64 games, feel free to exert your influence and potentially switch up the order of the games...

  • Guide Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games

    As rated by you

    Remember, this list is dynamic and based on the User Ratings for each game submitted in the Nintendo Life games database. It is, therefore, subject to fluctuation, even now! If you haven't rated any of the games below, simply tap the star on the corresponding entry and rate the game out of 10 to exert your personal influence on the...

  • Guide Best NES Games

    As rated by you

    The Nintendo Entertainment System, or NES (ness? nezz? enn-eee-ess?), is the archetypal home video game console. Sure, earlier machines such as the mighty Atari 2600 pioneered the basic concept of an under-the-TV console with interchangeable software and controller accessories, but the utilitarian design and hardware innovations of...

  • Guide Best Game Boy Advance (GBA) Games

    The Top 50 GBA games ever, as ranked by you

    The Game Boy Advance celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on 21st March 2021. Nintendo's first true successor to the original Game Boy line (the Game Boys Pocket and Color notwithstanding), the GBA in all its forms — original horizontal console, clamshell SP model, and ludicrously small...

  • Guide Best Game Boy Color (GBC) Games

    The top 50 GBC games, as ranked by you

    It was 1996 in Japan and 1998 in North America (and a year later in Europe) when the ageing Game Boy got an unexpected shot in the arm thanks to a little game named Pokémon. Nintendo's granddaddy of handheld gaming suddenly had a new lease of life, but in the West the release of the game was followed just...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2020

    A great year for games, at least

    2020 is now but a distant, if persistent, memory and we can now look back and survey the gaming battleground it left behind. Despite the year being a particularly ugly one for practically everyone, we were lucky enough to enjoy some incredible games that year, several of which helped restore spirits in our down time,...

  • Guide Best Nintendo 3DS Games

    As voted by you

    It may have had a slow start at launch back in 2011, but Nintendo 3DS steadily went from strength to strength and amassed a huge library of quality titles — enough to rival the company's finest. Sure, glasses-free stereoscopic 3D turned out to be a bit of a non-starter, but the best games made great use of the feature and the...

  • Guide Best Nintendo DS Games

    As voted for by you

    This ranked reader-voted list of the 50 best Nintendo DS games is governed by Nintendo Life User Ratings and can change depending on those scores. Feel free to rate your favourites and, perhaps, rejig the ranking below. Enjoy! One of the joys of Nintendo's Switch is how it marries the company's home console heritage with its...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2017

    I just wanna go back, back to 2017

    Remember 2017? While it might be something of a hazy memory now, that was the fateful year when Nintendo released the Switch to the world. The portable powerhouse would hit the ground running with the wonderful The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild upon its March 2017 launch. July 2017 saw the colourful...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2019

    The best games from Switch's third year

    2019 was a fantastic year for Nintendo Switch owners, with a stellar lineup from the platform holder itself joined by a near-endless stream of brilliant third party games; finding the time to play them all was by far the biggest problem facing Switch (and Switch Lite) gamers. Nintendo's console got off to a...

  • Guide Best Nintendo Switch Games Of 2018

    The very best games from Switch's sophomore year

    Cast your minds back, if you will, deep into the mists of time, all the way back to 2018. Yes, a lot has happened since then, not least where Nintendo Switch is concerned! After a barnstorming opener which featured genre-defining winners like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario...

  • Guide Game Of The Decade - The Best Games On Nintendo Systems 2010-2019

    The best games of the teens, as ranked by you

    As the 21st century passed from its teens into its twenties, we looked back over the previous ten years in the video game industry. It was quite the rollercoaster journey for Nintendo in particular, riding the highs of the Wii and DS period through the trials of the Wii U and 3DS era right up to the...