The experts at online gaming site, MobileSlots.com named the games they felt were the most iconic and have now announced the 50 most popular choices.
The list included games from both the past and present played on a range of
devices from consoles to phones.
Retro games from the seventies and eighties featured prominently on the
list, including Pac-Man, Pong, Space Invaders and Tetris.
Other blasts from the pasts included some nineties nostalgia from the likes
of Spyro, Rayman and Crash Bandicoot. Modern day entries included Call of Duty, The Last of Us and Minecraft. Addictive mobile games were also named like the infamous Snake 97 as well as Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds.
Many of the games on the list have since been remade but the classics are
the ones that made the cut.
A spokesperson for MobileSlots.com said: “The
gaming industry is now so huge and has so many different types of games but
when it comes down to it the most iconic ones are often the most simple.
“Judging from this list, the recipe to an iconic game is to have a great
storyline, an instantly recognisable protagonist and be incredibly
“The gaming industry has come a long way since it begun, some of the games
on the list have gone to inspire movie adaptations, comics and merchandise.
“It’s great to see that some of the very first video games are still so
Results in full (in no particular order):
3. Golden Eye 007
4. The Legend of Zelda
5. Street Fighter
6. Tennis for Two
8. Super Mario Bros
9. Donkey Kong
10. Final Fantasy VII
11. Tomb Raider
12. Tony Hawks Pro Skater
13. The Sims
15. WWF SmackDown!
16. Resident Evil
17. Call of Duty
18. Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
19. Crash Bandicoot
23. Grand Theft Auto
24. Super Mario Kart
25. Sonic the Hedgehog
26. World of Warcraft
27. Assasin¹s Creed
29. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
30. The Last Of Us
31. Super Metroid
32. Roller Coaster Tycoon
33. Theme Hospital
34. FIFA International Soccer
35. Football Manager
37. Candy Crush Saga
38. Flappy Fish
39. Snake 97
40. Space Invaders
42. Prince of Persia
45. Gran Turismo
47. King’s Quest
48. Angry Birds