Best Video Game of All Time? The Results Are In!

The dreaded question to any avid gamer might be, “What is the best video game of all time?” With such a diverse range of video games on the market, it might be difficult to narrow the choice down tojust one. The debate is as heated as Xbox vs PlayStation with everyone having a different opinion. However I Want Cheats has tried to work out the best (or favourite) game of all time! They polled 1,000 gamers to see which games ruled the roost. You might be surprised at the results.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


It is little surprise that this cult range of games tops the list with a huge 119 votes. The only question might be, why the San Andreas version? Well many view San Andreas as the real blossoming of the GTA brand. It was the 7th release from this sequence of games and definitely had a huge impact on the future of gaming. This 2004 release is said to have had an immeasurable influence in the way that games were produced from then on. But the game was also catapulted into the middle of controversy by groups opposing sex and violence in games. Love it or hate it, it’s a complete cult classic game and the best-selling game ever for PlayStation 2.

The Walking Dead


The Walking Dead was released in 2012 after the success of the TV show. The game however is based on unique characters to the ones featured in both the TV show and original comics, with original characters sometimes making guest appearances. The Walking Dead game got huge critical acclaim after release and has 2 main episodes so far, with the third in the pipeline.  Reviewers praised the harsh emotional tone of the story and the empathetic connection established between the two main characters, Lee and Clementine.

The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time


Even if you are not a keen gamer, you have probably heard of Zelda! For those who grew up gaming, this one is definitely close to your heart. You may struggle to believe that The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time was released way back in 1998. If you really want to go down memory lane: the quest, which inevitably turns into a rescue mission for Princess Zelda, leads players through dark dungeons, picturesque villages, into the heart of a volcano, to the bottom of a lake, through a haunted desert, deep into a magical forest, into a giant tree, the belly of a beast, and even through time.

Below are the top 25 results from the survey:

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Fallout 3
  • Resident Evil 4
  • The Last of Us
  • BioShock
  • Half-Life 2
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Dead Space
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Portal 2
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Max Payne
  • Deus Ex
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • Shenmue II
  • Grim Fandango

What do you think of the results of the best game poll? Is your favourite up there? Let us know your thoughts on the best video game, we would love to hear them!