John’s 50 Favorite Games of All Time (30-21)

Posted August 7, 2014 by John Newby in Video Games

Behold! I have been tasked with creating a list of my 50 favorite games of all time.

Now, you should know that these are not the highest rated games. Instead, I have chosen the 50 games that have meant a lot to me for various reasons. You will probably have some issues with my choices (I will admit I chose some weird games), but that’s why they are mine. Trust me, I have my reasons for choosing these games.

With that in mind, let’s get this show on the road!


30) Assassins Creed II


Ubisoft took the best parts of Assassins Creed, got rid of the terrible protagonist, and dropped a likable character in the middle of a more interesting locale. Also, Leonardo da Vinci was the coolest side character ever.


29) Mini Ninjas


The creators of Hitman took a break and made a game about adorable ninjas. You can turn into a G*DD*MN Panda and mess stuff up!


28) Marvel Ultimate Alliance


Ultimate Alliance combined the addictive multiplayer of Gauntlet with a great universe and an interesting story. Plus, you could unlock Blade in one of those grocery store claw machines.


27) Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings


This RPG features one of the best stories in a game, as well as some of my favorite side characters ever.


26) Mass Effect 2


Mass Effect 2 fulfilled that nerd fantasy of cruising around a new universe while destroying enemies and nailing crewmembers.


25) Rock and Roll Racing


The vehicles were cool, the announcer was ultra-cheesy, and the MIDI versions of Black Sabbath were endlessly entertaining.


24) Call of Duty 2


CallofDuty2Call of Duty 2 had a fantastic campaign with an even better multiplayer mode. Deathmatch on Tujane, Tunisia using only Shotguns is the recipe for entertainment.


23) Bioshock Infinite


I loved all three Bioshock games, but Infinite is the only one I played multiple times. That A cappella version of Fortunate Son was great.


22) Borderlands 2


Borderlands 2 fixed some of the issues from the first game, but I wasn’t in love with the new characters or playable classes. However, it was still Borderlands, so I put hundreds of hours into it. I did love the varied environments and the upgraded weapons.


21) Kingdom Hearts


I couldn’t resist a game combining Final Fantasy with Disney. More importantly, I absolutely loved the combat style of Kingdom Hearts.

About the Author

John Newby

A random dude obsessed with coffee, blue heelers, and most nerdy things. Big fan of Star Wars, Borderlands, Arrow/Flash, and a whole lotta video games. The Saboteur is underrated, and Silverado is the best movie ever made.