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List Rules Games released on the Sega Genesis system only.

List of the Best Games for the Sega Genesis. These are not all the games, but they are the best as voted on by gamers. Sega Genesis was the second console released in the United States by the Sega Corporation. It was meant as a rival for the popular Super Nintendo and offered 16 bit entertainment. The Genesis had multiple successes throughout it's life span, but the most popular would have to be Sonic the Hedgehog, which was the Mario of Sega. This is not to say that other games like Altered Beast, NBA Jam and of course, Mortal Kombat, were not huge games as well. (Every gamer can tell you that Mortal Kombat on the Genesis was a much better version if only for the fact that the characters bleed instead of sweated.)

Since this is the greatest games for the Sega Genesis, vote up your favorites and add your own if they aren't on the list.
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1
405 101
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

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2
353 97
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
348 105
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

4
258 69
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994

5
280 101
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

6
186 58
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Streets of Rage 1991

7
247 92
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

8
156 48
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Mortal Kombat II 1993

9
229 88
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

10
207 80
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

11
240 101
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
NBA Jam 1993

12
180 71
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

13
128 44
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994

14
250 114
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

15
135 50
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Shining Force II 1993

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16
113 38
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993

17
180 77
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Road Rash 1991

18
154 62
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Golden Axe II 1991

19
121 44
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Road Rash II 1993

20
127 48
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist Jan 01 1992

21
157 67
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

22
133 53
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added X-Men 2: Clone Wars 1995

23
156 67
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Streets of Rage 3 1994

24
176 81
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

25
133 57
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added The Revenge of Shinobi 1989

26
140 63
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Comix Zone 1995

27
86 30
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1994

28
152 72
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

29
101 41
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

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30
170 90
Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

31
66 21
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shining Force 1992

32
110 52
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Rocket Knight Adventures 1993

33
144 75
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Vectorman 1995

34
108 51
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
112 54
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

36
94 43
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

37
123 63
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

38
88 39
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

39
151 84
Ecco the Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

40
116 60
Kid Chameleon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Kid Chameleon May 28 1992

41
108 55
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

42
126 68
Strider is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Strider 1989

43
86 40
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added QuackShot Jan 01 1991

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44
132 73
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

45
84 39
Golden Axe III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Golden Axe III 1993

46
144 82
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
X-Men 1992

47
59 22
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Sunset Riders 1991

48
76 35
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Desert Strike

49
123 70
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

50
56 22
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time