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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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Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 6 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) 7 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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Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 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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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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Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Golden Axe III is listed (or ranked) 11 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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Phantasy Star is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Strider is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Sonic Gems Collection is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Games List

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The House of the Dead 2 & 3 Re... is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Ecco: The Tides of Time is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Sonic Heroes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Games List
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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Wonder Boy in Monster Land is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Sega Genesis Collection is listed (or ranked) 20 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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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

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Wonder Boy III: The Dragon's T... is listed (or ranked) 22 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

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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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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1994 Jurassic Park is a rail shooter arcade game developed and released by Sega in 1994. It is based on the 1993 film of the same name. The game was followed by two arcade sequels, The Lost World: ...more

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Super Monkey Ball 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 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

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Taz-Mania is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1992 Taz Mania is a 2D side-scrolling platform/adventure video game developed by Recreational Brainware and published by Sega on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis in 1992. The game is based loosely on the ...more

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Dragon Force is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1996 Dragon Force is a real-time strategy and tactics video game from Sega created for the Sega Saturn. It was created in Japan and translated for North American release by Working Designs in 1996, a ...more

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Phantasy Star III: Generations... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991 Phantasy Star III: Generations of Doom, released in Japan as Toki no Keishōsha: Phantasy Star III, is a traditional console role-playing game that was released for the Sega Mega Drive in Japan ...more

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Alien Storm is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991 Alien Storm is a 1990 beat 'em up arcade game by Sega. It was later ported to the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and Sega Master System. The Sega Mega Drive version was also released on Wii's Virtual ...more

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Sega Classics Arcade Collectio... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1992 Sega Classics Arcade Collection is the name of two compilations released for the Sega CD. Despite their titles, both versions of Sega Classics Arcade Collection include only the Sega Genesis ...more

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Star Wars Arcade is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1993 Star Wars Arcade is a video game released in 1993 to arcades. A home port served as a launch title for the Sega 32X in 1994. It is set during the original Star Wars trilogy.

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Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1988 Altered Beast is a 1988 beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. The game is set in Ancient Greece, and follows a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter ...more

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The House of the Dead 4 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2005 The House of the Dead 4 is a light gun arcade game with a horror theme and the fourth installment of the House of the Dead series of video games, developed by Sega. The game takes place between ...more

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Magic Knight Rayearth is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1998 Magic Knight Rayearth is an action role-playing video game developed and published by Sega for the Sega Saturn in 1995. It is based on the anime series of the same title. The game was released ...more

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Shining Soul II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2003 Shining Soul II is an action role-playing game for the Game Boy Advance. It was developed by Nextech and Grasshopper Manufacture and published by Sega in 2003, THQ and Atlus, as the sequel to ...more

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Forgotten Worlds is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1988 Forgotten Worlds, originally titled Lost Worlds in Japan, is a side-scrolling shoot-'em-up game by Capcom originally released as a coin-operated video game in 1988. It is notable for being the ...more

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Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 37 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

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Sega Smash Pack is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2001 Sega Smash Pack is a series of game compilations featuring mostly Sega Mega Drive games. Sega Smash Pack games have been released for the PC, Dreamcast, and the Game Boy Advance.

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Mario & Sonic at the Olympic G... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2007 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, is a crossover sports and party game developed by the Sega Sports R&D Department of Sega Japan. It was published by Nintendo for Japan and by Sega for ...more

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Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1996 Sonic 3D Blast, also known as Sonic 3D: Flickies' Island, is a 1996 platform video game developed by Traveller's Tales and Sonic Team, and published by Sega for the Genesis and Saturn consoles. ...more

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Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2005 Super Monkey Ball Deluxe is a platform video game developed by Japanese game developer Amusement Vision made for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and is the fourth entry in the Super Monkey Ball ...more

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Alien Syndrome is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1987 Alien Syndrome is a run and gun arcade game developed by Sega in 1987.

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Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989 Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is the name of several video games based on the 1988 Michael Jackson film, Moonwalker. U.S. Gold published various games for home computers, released in 1989, whilst ...more

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Mercs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1990 Mercs, originally released as Senjō no Ōkami II, is a 1990 top-down run and gun arcade game developed and published by Capcom for the arcades. It is a followup to the 1985 Commando. It was ...more

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1997 The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a light gun arcade game from Sega. It was released in 1997, and is based on the film of the same name. The film's director, Steven Spielberg, received one of the ...more

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Sword of Vermilion is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1989 Sword of Vermilion is a role-playing video game developed and published by Sega for the Mega Drive console in 1989. It was released in 1991 in North America and Europe. It was the first ...more

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Golden Axe: The Duel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Games List
Golden Axe: The Duel is a fantasy-themed competitive fighting game produced by Sega based on their Golden Axe series. It was originally released as a coin-operated arcade game in 1994 and later ...more

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7th Dragon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Games List
2009 7th Dragon is a role-playing video game for Nintendo DS developed by imageepoch and published by Sega in Japan on March 5, 2009.

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1991 Home Alone refers to a number of video games created for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Sega Master System, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Amiga, personal computer, Nintendo ...more

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Rambo III is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Games List
1988 Rambo III is a series of video games based on the film of the same name. Like in the film, their main plots center on former Vietnam-era Green Beret John Rambo being called back to duty one last ...more