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The Best Compilation Games of All Time 

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Updated February 23, 2018 364 votes 62 voters 6.9k views 43 items

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This is a list of the best compilation games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated compilation games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest compilation games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these compilation games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging compilation games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new compilation games.

You can rank all of these games, from The Orange Box to Midway Arcade Treasures 2.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best compilation games?" and "What is the greatest compilation game of all time?"
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Sonic Mega Collection Pl... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Sonic Team)
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Capcom Classics Collecti... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Capcom Classics Collection is a compilation of arcade games released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on September 27, 2005 in North America and in 2006 in Japan. It was developed by ...more
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Namco Classic Collection... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Namco)
Namco Classic Collection Volume 2 is a compilation arcade game that was released by Namco in 1996. It is a collection of three popular Namco games - Pac-Man, Rally-X and Dig Dug. In addition to ...more
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Sonic & Knuckles Col... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Sonic Team)
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Namco Classic Collection... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (Namco)
Namco Classic Collection Volume 1 is a compilation arcade game that was released by Namco in November 1995. It is a collection of three popular Namco arcade games - Galaga, Xevious and Mappy. In ...more
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Activision Anthology is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 2002 (Aspyr)
Activision Anthology is a compilation of most of the Atari 2600 games by Activision for various systems. It also includes some games originally released by Absolute Entertainment and Imagic, as ...more
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Don't Buy This is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Don't Buy This Released: 1985 (Telecomsoft)
Don't Buy This is a ZX Spectrum compilation. As described on the box, it contains five of the poorest games submitted to Firebird. Instead of rejecting the submissions, they decided to mock the ...more
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Midway Arcade Treasures ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 2006 (Midway Games)
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition is an arcade compilation released exclusively for the PC on February 17, 2006 in North America, and on March 17, 2006 in PAL regions. It is a compilation ...more
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Konami Arcade Classics ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Konami)
Konami 80's Arcade Gallery, is a compilation of arcade video games released in Japanese arcades in 1998. It was later ported to the Japanese PlayStation in 1999. The compilation was also ...more
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Jewels of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1986 (Level 9 Computing)
Jewels of Darkness is a trilogy of text adventure games by Level 9. The individual games were initially released separately in 1983. They featured some themes inspired by the books of J. R. R. ...more
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Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Released: 1993 (Nintendo)
Super Mario All-Stars is a collection of Super Mario platforming video games that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. The game contains ...more
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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Released: 2009 (Backbone Entertainment)
Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, known as the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection in PAL regions, is a compilation of video games developed by Backbone Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 ...more
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Cassette 50 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Cassette 50
Cassette 50 was a compilation of games published by Cascade Games Ltd in 1983, and is an early example of shovelware - computer software marketed primarily on the basis of its sheer quantity ...more
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Soft Aid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Soft Aid
Soft Aid was a Charity Computer Game Software edition, released by Quicksilva in late 1985 to support the Famine Relief in Ethiopia. The software was released on tape for the ZX Spectrum ...more
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ZX Spectrum: Elite Colle... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1
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Midway Arcade Treasures ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Backbone Entertainment)
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is the second collection of classic arcade games published by Midway for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This compilation includes 20 games that were not in the ...more
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Silicon Dreams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Released: 1986 (Level 9 Computing)
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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
The Magnificent Seven
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ZX Spectrum: Alternative... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Alternative Collection Vol. 2
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Metal Slug Anthology is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Released: 2006 (Mega Enterprise)
Metal Slug Anthology is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and the Wii. The Wii version boasts different controller configurations, most taking advantage of the ...more
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SNK Arcade Classics Vol.... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Released: 2008 (ADK)
SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is a video game compilation created and published by SNK Playmore which includes sixteen Neo Geo games. The compilation was released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation ...more
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ZX Spectrum: Palace Coll... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Palace Collection Vol. 1
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Sega Genesis Collection ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Released: 2006 (Backbone Entertainment)
The Sega Genesis Collection, also known as the Sega Mega Drive Collection in PAL regions, is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2 and PSP, compiled and emulated by Digital Eclipse and ...more
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ZX Spectrum: Software Pr... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Software Projects Collection Vol. 1
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Rare Replay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
mike_2019 added Rare Replay