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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.
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1
614 175
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
541 153
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
400 112
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

4
478 159
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
363 130
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

6
224 67
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

7
394 148
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

8
215 65
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1992

9
241 79
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1993

10
187 54
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

11
312 114
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

12
272 96
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

13
250 88
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

14
228 79
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1991

15
244 89
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

16
337 137
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

17
325 131
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1993

18
240 91
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

19
176 59
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

20
259 104
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

21
202 76
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added 1989

22
127 36
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1992

23
195 75
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1995

24
216 87
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

25
188 72
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

26
309 139
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

27
169 62
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

28
208 84
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

29
215 90
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

30
139 48
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

31
148 54
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

32
232 104
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1991

33
142 52
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added 1991

34
152 64
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
170 75
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

36
89 26
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added 1993

37
93 30
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

38
169 78
Strider is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

39
119 47
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added

40
157 71
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

41
156 71
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

42
189 92
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

43
174 84
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

44
193 97
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1992

45
97 37
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funk... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

46
192 100
Ecco the Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

47
128 58
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

48
114 49
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

49
88 32
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

50
94 37
World of Illusion Starring Mic... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time