IMDb, also known as Internet Movie Database, is an online database of information related to movies and television programs including cast members, biographies, plot summaries, trivia, fan reviews and user ratings. Similarly, modern video games produced by big-name publishers have become major players in the entertainment industry, with budgets and crews comparable to Hollywood blockbusters. These games feature cinematics, musical scores, voice acting, and layout design that rival feature films in terms of artistic merit. So it’s not surprising that the world’s most popular and authoritative movie database has been expanded to include the additional category of video games. Check out the top 35 video games as ranked by IMDb users, watch the latest video game trailers, and more in IMDb’s Guide to Video Games.
From “Batman: Arkham City” to “Portal 2,” check out which video games have ranked highest among IMDb users in the full list from IMDb’s Guide to Video Games. How many have you played?
- The Secret of Monkey Island (1990) Rating: 9.4 Description: Young pirate Guybrush Threepwood sets out to pass the Three Trials, woo the governess Elaine Marley, reach the fabled Monkey Island, and vanquish the nefarious ghost pirate LeChuck.
- Grim Fandango (1998) Rating: 9.4 Description: A travel agent in The Land of the Dead stumbles across a ring of corruption.
- Fallout: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1997) Rating: 9.4 Description: After being sent by the vault overseer to search for a new water purifying chip, the hero discovers the horrors of post apocalyptic America.
- Shadow of the Colossus (2005) Rating: 9.4 Description: A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to have the power to revive the dead.
- Silent Hill 2 (2001) Rating: 9.4 Description: After receiving a letter from his late wife, James Sunderland makes his way to Silent Hill in an attempt to find her.
- Kingdom Hearts (2002) Rating: 9.4 Description: The lives of three friends are torn apart in a single night, when their home is destroyed by the Heartless. Now Sora must find Riku and Kairi by exploring different worlds, accompanied by Disney and Final Fantasy characters, and armed with a mysterious “Key.”
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004) Rating: 9.4 Description: A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl “CJ” Johnson to return home and regain control of the streets which have been overrun by crime and corruption.
- Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) Rating: 9.4 Description: In a primitive world where strange, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin.
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (2005) User Rating: 9.5 Description: In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed “Snake” must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.
- Chrono Trigger (1995) Rating: 9.5 Description: The young hero Crono must stop an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.
- Forgotten Realms: Baldur’s Gate II – Shadows of Amn (2000) Rating: 9.5 Description: Journey through Amn’s unforgiving wilderness, challenge dragons, and forge through the Underdark’s treacherous caverns in their quest for powerful artifacts and treasure.
- Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) Rating: 9.5 Description: In a post-nuclear future, the descendant of an ancient exiled hero searches for the Garden of Eden Creation Kit, the last chance of survival for his people.
- Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008) Rating: 9.5 Description: When renegade Liquid Ocelot emerges as head of a coalition of mercenaries, Solid Snake returns to save the world once again.
- Half-Life 2 (2004) Rating: 9.5 Description: Dr. Freeman is taken out of stasis to help rid the planet of invading aliens that entered through portals he helped create.
- Portal 2 (2011) Rating: 9.5 Description: Years after the events of “Portal,” Chell reawakens at Aperture Science and tries to stop GLADoS once again with the help of Wheatley, who has his own plans for the historical facility.
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009) Rating: 9.5 Description: After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo’s lost fleet. When things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017) Rating: 9.5 Description: After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.
- Batman: Arkham City (2011) Rating: 9.5 Description: The Dark Knight is the only one who can stop the chaos when part of Gotham is turned into a private reserve for criminals.
- Kingdom Hearts II (2005) Rating: 9.5 Description: Sora and friends face mysterious new enemies as they continue their journey to find Riku and King Mickey.
- Red Dead Redemption (2010) Rating: 9.5 Description: A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011) Rating: 9.5 Description: After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must find the power to defeat the dragons that once again plague the land of Skyrim.
- Planescape: Torment (1999) Rating: 9.6 Description: An immortal amnesiac must uncover his past, solve the mystery of his immortality, and discover who is trying to kill him.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Hearts of Stone (2015) Rating: 9.6 Description: Geralt is forced by a seemingly harmless merchant with sinister powers to complete three difficult tasks for the immortal Olgierd von Everec, a troubled nobleman who made a deal with the devil.
- Final Fantasy VII (1997) Rating: 9.6 Description: Mercenary Cloud Strife is hired by an eco-terrorist group to stop the mega-corporation Shinra Electric Power Company before they can drain the planet’s lifeblood as an energy source.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003) Rating: 9.6 Description: A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, must halt the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.
- Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004) Rating: 9.6 Description: In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed “Snake” must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.
- Mass Effect 2 (2010) Rating: 9.6 Description: After being forced to join a pro-human organization, Commander Shepard must assemble a team, battle a new threat, and make tough choices in order to save the galaxy from total annihilation.
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (2016) Rating: 9.6 Description: Thrown back into the dangerous underworld he’d tried to leave behind, Nathan Drake must decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998) Rating: 9.7 Description: A young boy must free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.
- Metal Gear Solid (1998) Rating: 9.7 Description: When a rogue government anti-terrorist squad takes over an Alaskan nuclear disposal facility, Solid Snake is sent in to rescue hostages and thwart their plans.
- Grand Theft Auto V (2013) Rating: 9.7 Description: Three very different criminals team up for a series of heists in the corrupt city of Los Santos.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (2016) Rating: 9.8 Description: Geralt journeys to the southern province of Toussaint, where a monstrous serial killer is targeting knights with dark past, and teams up with his old vampire friend.
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015) Rating: 9.8 Description: Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, goes on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.
- The Last of Us (2013) Rating: 9.8 Description: In a post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.
- God of War (2018) Rating: 9.9 Description: After wiping out the gods of Mount Olympus, Kratos moves to the frigid lands of Scandinavia, where he and his son embark on an odyssey across a dangerous world of Norse gods and monsters.
No game scored a perfect 10, but God of War came really close at 9.9, and all of the above games were rated in the 9’s. Where do your favorite games rank in IMDb’s Guide to Video Games?
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