Top 20 Best Video Games of the Century So Far

Thought we were done with just the Decade? HA! Time to rank the best games 20 games from the last 20 years … I regret this already. For this list, we’ll be looking at the most critically acclaimed, commercially successful, and influential video games released in the 21st century. Because this is a tight squeeze, only one entry per franchise will be allowed. We’re also putting a stronger emphasis on their legacy within the gaming industry, so there may be a few changes from our best of the decade list.

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  1. UnL Macrol on February 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Rdr2 should be number 1

  2. Emeraldog on February 1, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    honestly i’m surprised portal was on this list and disappointed that portal 2 wasn’t /:

  3. Babu M3RK on February 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    How is League of Legends only an honorable mention? I’m all for opinions but this is one of the most popular games of all time. And great too

  4. GureedoTeam on February 1, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Resident Evil 4 😀

  5. Shafaat Mosvi on February 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    I like the list, but some thought should be given to RDR 2, Horizon: ZD and Control. RDR 2 should be considered instead of RDR in the honorable mentions.

  6. Stal Zemsty on February 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I would of put Deus Ex in there. But, the list had many games I so fondly remember.

  7. Simon Jesus believer on February 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I would love to see the fortnite kids saying it had inpact oh the industry

  8. jiromza on February 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    Let’s be honest. These are the games that we had so many memories with. You may not agree with the order but gotta admit that these games are amazing… ❤️❤️❤️

  9. Delaney on February 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Resident Evil 4 was ahead of its time 😔😔

  10. Elisaacxh on February 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Where is rdr and tomb raider??.

  11. Gabriel Henrique on February 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Half life 😍

  12. D-Ender on February 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Devil May Cry 3 not in the list?
    Vergil: foolishness, Watchmojo. Foolishness. Player control everything, and without it you can’t expect to threw away DMC 3 off the list. Let alone yourself

  13. NathanPoint on February 1, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Whoever made this list is stupid

  14. GeneralCrowbar on February 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Plants Vs. Zombies should be in the list..

  15. क ख ग घ म द फ क on February 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Idiots: Where is PUBG?

  16. androo 77 on February 1, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    No Far Cry ? Wtf…

  17. evangalvez26 on February 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    black ops 2 was the best

  18. Patrick on February 1, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    Telltale’s The walking dead anyone?

  19. Noobor on February 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    Why is Minecarft 10.?

  20. Abir Banerjee on February 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Wow , where is Prince of Persia, where is GTA San Andreas, and where is Project IGI ???, I deny with your list

  21. Thomas Gray on February 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Having Portal and Half-life 2 on there I feel like taking up a spot unnecessarily. I know they are not technically the same franchise but still I felt like they should count as the same.

  22. Arthur on February 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    What is wrong with you?! Where is Red Dead Redemption2?! RDR2 is easily the best game ever made!

  23. parham Mj on February 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Assassins creed 2 is best

  24. Mohammed Hossain on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    halo is the best game in history lets be honest

  25. S Raz on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm


  26. Dolgorsuren Dorjsuren on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    Ok 2020s games were from the 17 cemetery and in 3010 the games would be about 2020

  27. HN GAMER on February 1, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Where is pacman nes?
    Where is supermario nes?
    Where ia tmnt ?

  28. kirk0respite on February 1, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Assassins creed? Need for speed?

  29. Hussain Podcast on February 1, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    I’m going to guess rn. Rdr2 is number 1.

  30. Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    I’m so bored.

  31. Todd Warboys on February 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    I’m surprised there’s not one fighting game title in here except smash bros . I loved that game but how come Mortal Kombat or really any other fighting games weren’t even put in honorable mentions . I played half the games in the list and thought they were good but you can’t talk about games without fighting games . Also I think there should’ve been a racing game probably Forza 7 or Forza Horizon 4 .

  32. Zeljko Radocaj on February 1, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    Stupid the best game must be Witcher skirim botw gow 4 wow ( open world)

  33. vipulagarwal75 on February 1, 2021 at 6:57 pm

    Where did fortnite go

  34. Get gaming 360 on February 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    Red dead redemption?

  35. matejk matejk on February 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Minecraft is 10th? isnt it the most sold game ever?

  36. SirPenguin 98 on February 1, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    How the fuck are you not gonna put red dead 2 on the list not even an honorable mention cmon watchmojo what are u doing easily should have been number one

  37. BearvilleBear 14 on February 1, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    I have some words of encouragemenr in the midst of whats going on.

    It might sound wierd, but it is for real. Its long because I’ve tried to and any faqs! Hopefully this will answer some of those nagging questions –
    Why does evil exist (and how can it be fixed), how is the whole "Jesus dying" thing really relevant to anything? To you?  if you still have any questions let me know x

    First, what is evil? Well, the Bible calls it the breaking of God’s laws – and God intends for this world to be perfect in every way.

    He also wants us to have perfect lives too – thats a part of His plan. But we dont though, do we?
    Every one of us have lied, stolen (even tiny things count as stealing), spoken badly to our parents and had embarrassing and detestable thoughts in our thought life. The Bible calls this "sin", the breaking of God’s laws. You might think, so what? Everyone lies and thinks bad things about others! Its human!

    You’re right. That’s exactly what the Bible says, we’re "born into sin" and that "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" – Romans 3:23

    Notice something?
    God’s intent for us APPEARS to be the exact OPPOSITE of human nature and desires!
    Not lying, not stealing, and having a perfect thought life is God’s standard for us, so if it is God’s standard, and we were made in "God’s image", Why don’t we meet it then?

    Well, Remember Adam and Eve and when they sinned. Before sin they were perfect in thought word and DEED completely, just as God intended, and they had a perfect relationship with Him. ALL was perfect in every way.

    But after the first sin occured due to Satan’s tempting in the Garden, it destroyed that part of us that was morally perfect and in perfect harmony with God – His morals, standard, and love. Satan took over these things and so while we kept certain things, the ability to be thinking individuals with unique personalities, the moral part (affecting how our thoughts, actions and personalities operate) was damaged. To the point where we are "opposed" to God, hence His nature and standards being the opposite of what we see as reasonable or possible. The bible says "apart from God we can do nothing". Without Him, it will 100% feel "opposite", unreasonable and alien to us. Only WITH Him can we gain victory in these things.

    Why doesn’t God just let sin off and leave it?
    The Bible describes God as a "righteous judge", many wonder why God doesn’t just let sin off and leave it, but He can’t. Why? That’s like a if a judge let off a
    murderer who broke the state law. Everyone would attack that judge and call Him corrupt, saying that he had not done right and should be fired for failing to punish the murderer for his evil. AND to completely love and be good as God is, means you need to, in turn, hate all forms of evil. You can’t truly love good unless you hate the existence of evil.

    This means that God needed, as a righteous judge to punish sin with the ultimate penalty of death – expressing His hatred of evil – and separation from His presence forever. Hence Hell.

    "The soul that sins shall die (in Hell and suffer damnation)" – Ezekiel 18:20

    BUT God, who is also perfect love, did not want to see His creation tortured and cut off from Him. He cares so much for is that He couldn’t bear to see us fall into Satans hands and suffer death, even though we broke the law and deserve to be cut off from perfection forever

    Because of justice, God could not leave sin and evil unpunished, BUT because of LOVE, God provided someone else to take that punishment on our behalf, satisfying both justice (by punishing the evil committed), and love (by sparing OUR lives) despite our sin. 

    God sent His own SON – think about that. His *Son*, the one whom He loved infinitely (the same way He loves us).

    God allowed Him to take the pain we deserved, He took ALL of Gods wrath for every single sin you and I have committed. He was punished brutally and completely so that we do not have to be punished.

    Back in the courtroom scenario: He paid the "fine" at His own expense (His life had to be morally perfect on this Earth, then He had to be killed as a sinless sacrifice on our behalf).

    So when He returns to remove all evil from the face of the Earth, we can be spared and free because Christ has already BEEN punished on our behalf. He then rose again on the third day, conquering not only life and sin and temptation, but DEATH.


    "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live (immortally and eternally in Heaven when I return)" – John 11:25,26

    ALL we have to do is accept it by faith. Faith alone in Christ alone.

    Religion = rules to be saved

    The gospel = Christ saved us already we just have to believe it by faith. If you lack faith (as I did before), pray. He will make it strong it time. Trust Him as you would trust those close to you. He knows you even better than that. He created you and knows you inside out.


    What does it actually mean for us?
    It means we can be free from the penalty of damnation.

    Not only that but we can be restored to Him and recreated into His moral image AGAIN as long as we accept Jesus having paid the price for us and accept Him as our Lord, the one who is in the front seat of our lives. He has a plan for your life, He’s created you for a purpose. Just remember that. A purpose that includes being recreated into His image, one you can only accomplish through Him and reliance on His power and by following HIS way of life.

    What does this new way of life entail?
    It entails love, true love and service and aid to others, to "love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength" and "love your neighbour as you love yourself" Matthew 22:37, 39.

    Sharing the message of Christ’s death, resurrection and soon return on this Earth to give justice OR mercy depending on what the person chose.

    Sound "opposite" again?
    God knows it sounds opposite, which is why, as The Bible states, this is NOT something we can do alone. It’s not in our nature.

    We need a new nature in the front seat,  and the first step is to repent (turn from and reject our sin, pursuing the opposite direction and drawing close to God)

    Christ will give us an actual DESIRE to do these things. Through the Holy Spirit, sent by Him to us after the ascension. He speaks to us through thoughts of love and truth and conviction, verses, ideas, prayers and He guides us so that we gain a desire to follow God and be able to do these "opposite" things through Him.

    "With man it is impossible, but with God, NOTHING is impossible!" – Matthew 19:26

    What is the way FOR though?
    Firstly its to save you from sin – the only way to gain victory over sin and not have it as your master is through having Christ as your master and following His aid to resist the devil’s temptations.

    Christ lived down here for 33 years suffering EVERY FORM of temptation that you have ever faced – "who in every respect [has] been tempted as we are, yet without sin" Hebrews 4:15.

    Therefore He is able to help us through our struggles. When the devil knows people have left his camp, he always tries harder with more temptations and evil attacks. BUT – His way is also there to guard and teach you daily in the midst of this (and despite this) sinful, selfish world.

    The path He wants you to walk is a path of committment and love – its not about rules and regulations to save us – what Christ did GAVE us salvation.
    All we need is faith.
    The rest, the "fruits of good works (the will to obey and follow Him)", are what come through true, maturing faith. It’s all about faith and the relationship God wants with you just like before sin arrived.

    God preferred His own Son to be tortured And *killed* to give a chance to us (who broke His law of perfection) so that we can live as His children again. He wants us to love and trust and worship Him.

    What if I still find myself sinning after I have accepted Christ?

    That’s why Christ died, For our sin. His death doesn’t fix us in a snap like that, but it does protect us from the damnation that our past, present and future sins would bring without Jesus.

    It’s a process – a lifelong process – of God bringing you back to Him, away from the destructive pleasures of sin (greed, selfish temptations, trampling on people to gain). This process takes a *lifetime*, as it does for all, but NEVER give up, when you fall, know Christ paid for that sin you committed already – just acknowledge your sin and ask for forgiveness – and you can get back up again because He already bore your guilt and shame.

    Regardless of the darkness you are in or the extent or frequency of the sins you have committed or will commit, regardless of how doubtful you may feel, know that Jesus UNDERSTANDS completely and He is faithful.
    "those who come to Me, I will by no means cast out" – John 6:37

    Don’t know where to start?
    Note down the Gospel of "John", or "Luke" (for a more detailed account of it all).

    Remember that He will "NEVER – and that means never – leave you, NOR forsake you" – Deuteronomy 31:6

    You can go to Him with them and be assured that He loves you and is for you.

    Keep your heart open to Him and remember that if we pray for Christ to enter our lives, He will.

    "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only begotten Son, that whomever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life". – 

    Thanks for reading if you did. I just felt that I should tell you regardless. Let me know if
    you have any more questions or if you need any clarification on anything xx

  38. Masceye on February 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    That’s weird I don’t see Wii Sports

  39. Galvatron 321 on February 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    Snake eater deserved the spot more than phantom pain. I just couldent get into phantom pain, but snake eater had great gameplay, good story and memorable villains.

  40. Zaid Squishy on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm


  41. sohit singh on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Farcry 3
    Fallout las vegas
    Max payne
    Rise of tomb raider
    Horizon zero dawn
    Hitman blood money
    Red faction 2000
    Chrono trigger
    Castlevania symphony of night
    Death space
    Splinter cell
    Medal of honor
    Mega man

  42. HotTub Party on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I feel like Minecraft should have been at least top 5

  43. Raghul Gopi on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Where the hell is contra in this list??

  44. Ayman Rifzan on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    How many of you vote The Witcher 3 : Wild Hunt over Half Life 2?

  45. Dragonborn Except Khajiit on February 1, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    Where tf is red dead?

  46. Tanay Marathe on February 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Did u just forgot rdr2 gta san and vice ??

  47. Modern Spongebob on February 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Where the hell is doom eternal? Should have been at least a honorable mention

  48. Blerta Gjonaj on February 1, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Alice: Madness returns.

  49. Gunther Ultrabolt Novacrunch on February 1, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    I’ve never heard of uncharted 2.

  50. Sofia Banteli on February 1, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    bruh where is ac2?