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List of the best Sega games with images, including any well-known Sega made games for any platform and console. This list may not contain every game made by Sega but definitely features the best ones. This greatest Sega games list features box covers and additional information such as the game's publisher and release date. The most popular Sega video games are listed by how many votes they received, so the best ones are at the top. If you're looking to find a list of best games developed by Sega then you're in the right place. Think the top game developed by Sega isn't as high as it should be? If yes then be sure to vote it up so that your opinion counts, since this is a community-based opinion list.

This list answers the questions "What are the best games made by Sega?" and "Which games were developed by Sega?"

With games ranging from Resident Evil Code: Veronica to Battletoads, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites. You can use this factual list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your opinion, then publish it.

This list is the perfect resource for those looking to find out the names of acclaimed games made by Sega. Ranker has a similar list for every other significant video game developer so don't forget to check those out as well. (65 items)
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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991
Sonic the Hedgehog is a platform video game developed by Sonic Team and published by Sega for the Sega Genesis console. The game was released in North America, Europe and Australia on June 23, ...more
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Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1993
Streets of Rage 2, released in Japan as Bare Knuckle II: The Requiem of the Deadly Battle and in Europe as Streets of Rage II, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up video game released by Sega in 1992 ...more
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Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989
Golden Axe is a side-scrolling, beat 'em up, hack and slash arcade video game released in 1989 by Sega for the System 16-B arcade hardware. It is the first game in the Golden Axe series. Makoto ...more
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Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1987
Shinobi is a side-scrolling action game produced by Sega originally released for the arcades in 1987. In Shinobi, the player controls a modern day ninja named Joe Musashi who goes on a mission ...more
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Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991
Streets of Rage is a side-scrolling beat 'em up released by Sega in 1991 for the Sega Genesis. It is the first installment of the Bare Knuckle/Streets of Rage series which was followed by ...more
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Phantasy Star is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1987
Phantasy Star is the first installment in Sega's renowned series of the same title. It was released for the Sega Master System, in Japan on December 20, 1987, and then in North America and ...more
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Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1993
Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, released in Japan as The Super Shinobi II, is an action game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive/Genesis console that was released in ...more
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The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989
The Revenge of Shinobi, published in Japan as The Super Shinobi, is a video game developed and published by Sega in 1989. It was the first Shinobi game developed for the Genesis/Mega Drive, and ...more
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Jet Set Radio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2000
Jet Set Radio is a video game for the Dreamcast, developed by Smilebit and published by Sega on June 29, 2000 in Japan, October 30, 2000 in North America and November 24, 2000 in Europe. A ...more
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Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1994
Streets of Rage 3, known in Japan as Bare Knuckle III and subtitled Tekken Seiten in pre-release media and the official soundtrack release, is a side-scrolling beat 'em up released by Sega in ...more
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Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1988
Ghouls 'n Ghosts is a platform game/run and gun developed by Capcom and released as an arcade game in 1988, and subsequently ported to a number of other platforms. It is the sequel to Ghosts 'n ...more
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Sonic Gems Collection is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Games List
Aug 17 2005
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Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's T... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989
Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's Trap is a platforming and action-adventure video game developed by Westone. It was published by Sega and released for the Sega Master System in 1989 and for the Game ...more
14
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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2008
The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Return is a compilation and re-release of The House of the Dead 2 and III for Wii. It is compatible with the Wii Zapper peripheral.
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Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991
Golden Axe II is a side-scrolling beat 'em up released for the Sega Mega Drive. It was released on December 26, 1991. It is the home console sequel to the popular game Golden Axe, marking the ...more
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Golden Axe III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1993
Golden Axe III is the last installment in the Golden Axe series released for the Sega Mega Drive on June 25, 1993. The cartridge unit was only released in Japan while the North American release ...more
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Strider is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989
Strider, released in Japan as Strider Hiryū is a 1989 side-scrolling platform game developed and released for the CP System arcade hardware by Capcom. It became one of Capcom's early big hits ...more
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Wonder Boy in Monster Land is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1987
Wonder Boy in Monster Land is an action role-playing platform video game developed by Westone and released by Sega for arcade cabinets in 1987 and for the Master System in 1988, with a number of ...more
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Super Monkey Ball 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2002
Super Monkey Ball 2 is the second installment in the Super Monkey Ball series developed by Amusement Vision which was released on the Nintendo GameCube. It is the first installment to have a ...more
20
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Sonic Heroes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Games List
Dec 30 2003
Sonic Heroes is a 2003 platform video game developed by Sonic Team USA and published by Sega for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. It was first released on December 30, ...more
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World of Illusion Starring Mic... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1992
World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, known in Japan as I Love Mickey & Donald - The Mysterious Magic Box is a 1992 platformer video game developed by Sega AM7 and ...more
22
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Sega Genesis Collection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2006
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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Sonic Advance 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2004
Sonic Advance 3 is a platform video game for the Game Boy Advance developed by Sonic Team and Dimps and published by Sega in Japan and THQ in North America and Europe. It was released on June 7, ...more
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Ecco: The Tides of Time is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1994
Ecco: The Tides of Time is an action-adventure video game developed by Novotrade International, published by Sega, and released for most of Sega's then-supported gaming consoles in 1994. It is ...more
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Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2005
Project Altered Beast, also known as Altered Beast in Europe and Jūōki: Project Altered Beast in Japan, is a 2005 action/adventure, beat 'em up video game for the PlayStation 2. The game is a ...more