Video game fans frequently try to crown one favorite or another as “The Best.” There are tens of thousands of words scattered across the internet, all devoted to identifying the titles that represent the absolute pinnacle of games one can play.
There’s also no consensus: My dull experience is another person’s transcendent awakening. Even the basic definition of “best” and how it’s applied to one or a list of games is open to debate.
Instead of trying to crown a set of games as the one-size-fits-all best video games of all time, I turned to the members of Mashable’s games-loving team and asked them to share what they considered the best games for them. No other context given, and no guidance as to how “best” should be measured. Just tell me your best video games, and briefly explain why.
I ended up with eight sets of opinions and not a single repeat among them. Here’s what we all had to say about the best video game of all time.