• 2016/09/12

National Video Games Day 2016

ConsultR’s best video games of all time


September 12th is National Video Games Day, a holiday for gamers to celebrate their favorite pastime.  Since Computer Space, the first commercially sold game, video games have become part of our everyday lives, even if we don’t consider ourselves “true” gamers.  


Starting at a very young age, children are exposed to a vast array of video games and many become full gamers before long.  Young adults, or teenagers as we like to refer to them, make up the core fanbase for video games.  There is also another category of fans that we must mentions: Adult gamers. They  began when they were teenagers and continue to play video games because they have become an integral part of their lives.   Games like Pokemon Go are enticing a whole new generation, which mean more true gamers to celebrate National Video Gamers Day.



Last month Time Magazine released a list of the 50 greatest video games of all time.   We have a few gamers in our team so we decided to make our own list. Everybody at ConsultR contributed with their favorite games. After a few discussions and one or two controversial statements we finally drafted the final version.


Nonetheless this is not your typical “The Best of” list.  We don’t believe that there is just one definite ranking that can put to rest the eternal question of what is the best video game of all time.  Our version ranked the video games based on their size so that everybody can appreciate how much they have grown and evolved since they burst onto the seen in the 70’s.


What do you think of our list?  We also left a link to Time Magazine’s list just in case you want to compare.






Rank Video Game Size
1 Pacman 16 kb Cartridge
2 Mega Man II 128 kb Cartridge
3 Bubble Bobble 221 kb
4 Leasure Suit Larry: Land of the Lounge Lizards 265 kb
5 Prince of Persia 339 kb
6 Wolfenstein 3D 676 kb
7 Lemmings 1 mb
8 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders 1 mb
9 Sonic & Knuckles 4 mb Cartridge
10 Motherload 4.3 mb
11 Super Mario World 6 mb Cartridge
12 Street Fighter II Turbo 6 mb Cartridge
13 International Superstar Soccer Deluxe 6 mb Cartridge
14 Doom II 6 mb
15 Rampage World Tour 8 mb Cartridge
16 Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge 9 mb
17 GTA 2 20 mb
18 Rollercoaster Tycoon 18 mb
19 Civilization II 40 mb
20 Pokémon GO 99 mb
21 Warzone 2100 104 mb
22 Mortal Kombat Trilogy 127 mb
23 Midtown Madness 200 mb
24 Counter Strike 1.6 240 mb (+ Half Life base game)
25 Pokemon Saphire 256 mb Cartridge
26 Minecraft 300 mb
27 FIFA World Cup 98 330 mb
28 Age of Empires 370 mb
29 Half Life 380 mb
30 Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes 400 mb
31 Rainbow Six Rogue Spear 412 mb
32 Worms Armageddon 522 mb
33 Tomb Raider II The Dagger of Xian 564 mb
34 Quake 2 640 mb
35 Metal Slug 700 mb Cartridge
36 Max Payne 800 mb
37 Okhlos 845 mb
38 Her Story 1 gb
39 Resident Evil 2 1 gb
40 Grim Fandango 1.04 gb
41 The Curse of Monkey Island 1.1 gb
42 Final Fantasy VII 1.4 gb
43 Metal Gear Peace Walker 1.8 gb UMD
44 Portal 4 gb
45 Warcraft 3 2 gb
46 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4.6 gb
47 The Talos Principle 8 gb
48 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 11 gb
49 Mass Effect 12 gb
50 Borderlands 2 33 gb


The 50 Best Video Games of All Time