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Total Nerd The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time  

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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.

1
565 163
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
496 141
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
365 103
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Sonic the Hedgehog 3 1994

4
447 144
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
367 139
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

6
225 73
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Shining Force II 1993

7
325 122
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

8
258 91
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Streets of Rage 1991

9
200 64
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994

10
194 62
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist 1992

11
285 109
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

12
231 84
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Mortal Kombat II 1993

13
319 131
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

14
168 54
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master 1993

The Best Sega Games List

15
232 87
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

16
304 127
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
NBA Jam 1993

17
228 88
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

18
205 79
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
300 134
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

20
239 101
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

21
160 58
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

The Best All-Round Gun Brands

22
181 71
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
114 34
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shining Force 1992

24
186 75
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added The Revenge of Shinobi 1989

25
204 87
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Streets of Rage 3 1994

26
201 86
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

27
193 82
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Comix Zone 1995

28
129 46
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1994

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

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152 60
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Rocket Knight Adventures 1993

30
169 70
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Road Rash II Jul 22 1993

31
222 102
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Road Rash 1991

32
137 52
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

33
130 51
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added QuackShot 1991

34
144 63
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
165 77
Strider is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Strider 1989

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
161 75
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

37
149 69
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added NHL '94 1993

38
168 82
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

39
86 30
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Sunset Riders 1991

40
146 69
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

41
185 95
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
X-Men 1992

42
108 45
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Desert Strike

The Easiest Video Games to Complete

43
177 91
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Vectorman 1995

44
110 48
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

45
123 57
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

46
76 26
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added Zombies Ate My Neighbors 1993

47
181 98
Ecco the Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

48
200 111
Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

49
80 30
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

50
145 75
Kid Chameleon is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time