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What Is The Best Video Game Console Of All Time?

Updated on August 21, 2019

Alright time for a serious debate... what is the best video game console of all time. For this discussion you cannot select PC and you have to take off any backwards compatibility on any device. For example if you pick the Playstation 2 it has to be because of Playstation 2 games only and cannot include any Playstation one titles. But besides that you are free to pick any video game system. Please let me know in the comments.

Nintendo

The world of home video gaming changed the day the Nintendo game out. Sure the Atari was awesome but it was the 8-bit era where gaming started to become more than just a niche hobby. Nintendo was the classic console and starting so many strong franchises that we still see today. It has two player action and some cool accessories over the years like the light gun. The Nintendo is still a blast to play today and aged very well.

Some Of Nintendo's Strongest Games:

  • Super Mario
  • Super Mario 3
  • Metroid
  • Kirby
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Punch-Out
  • Battletoads
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 3
  • Final Fantasy

Super Nintendo

The Super Nintendo took everything that Nintendo did right and took it to the next level. This is usually the console that people pick at the best one of all time and personally it gets my vote. You had some of the best side-scrolling games that were ever made as well as some classic rpgs. There were fun sports and driving games and it was the first time you could start to really enjoy Arcade classics at home. Just like the Nintendo is supported two players but it was not really known for its peripherals. And just like the Nintendo, the Super Nintendo aged incredibly well. This was close to the pinnacle of 2D gaming and you can still have a blast playing it today.

Some Of Super Nintendo's Strongest Games:

  • Super Mario World
  • Star Fox
  • Donkey Kong Country
  • Donkey Kong Country 2
  • Donkey Kong Country 3
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy 6
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Final Fight
  • Super Mario Kart
  • NBA Jam


Nintendo 64

Yep another Nintendo console that has earned its place in the conversation for best system of all time. You cannot deny the quality of Nintendo and they have managed to go strong year and year. The Nintendo 64 was the first home console that really explored 3D and was the bridge to the beautiful gaming titles that we have today. Nintendo 64 had some amazing platform games and it was the first time that non-PC gamers got to play an FPS. The Nintendo 64 was also capable of 4 player games and it was one of the best party consoles out there. However because this was the start of the 3D era a lot of the games did not age too well.

Some Of The Strongest Nintendo 64 Titles:

  • Goldeneye
  • Super Mario 64
  • Mario Kart
  • Mario Party
  • Wayne Gretzky Hockey
  • Perfect Dark
  • Diddy Kong Racing
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Mario Tennis

Playstation 2

What a lot of people do not know about Playstation 2 is there are a lot of games for it. And I mean a lot. The Playstation 2 has over 1850 titles for it. That's right there is almost 2 thousand different options of games you can play for your Playstation 2. The Playstation 1 was a great system as well but the 2 took story telling and game play to the next level. This is the system that brought you realistic sports games and one (or 2) of the best several horror games ever made. It only had 2 players but it did well with them. This was also the system that had a DDR matt that made for great exercise.

Some Of The Strongest Playstation 2 Titles:

  • Silent Hill 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Grand Theft Auto 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 2
  • Shadow Of The Colossus
  • SSXTricky
  • Soul Calibur 2
  • Jak 3

Other Consoles

If you don't like one of these you can pick your own. You got Sega and the Sonic games which brought speed to the home console world. There is the Xbox which brought you Halo and Fable as well as some other amazing titles. There is Playstation 3 with Call Of Duty 4. You can also go current and brag about the amazing online games that exist today. Or maybe go with Pac-man and some Atari retro goodness.

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