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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
656 185
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
586 162
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
427 122
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

4
512 167
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
247 69
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

6
388 137
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

7
209 57
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

8
261 82
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1993

9
417 154
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

10
273 89
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

11
332 117
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

12
292 99
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

13
227 69
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1992

14
247 81
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1991

15
350 134
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1993

16
263 94
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

17
355 141
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

18
194 62
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

19
255 93
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

20
275 107
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

21
189 63
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

22
142 39
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1992

23
211 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
212 77
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added 1989

25
203 74
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

26
227 87
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

27
231 91
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

28
232 93
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994

29
150 49
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

30
321 142
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

31
156 54
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added 1991

32
156 54
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

33
243 104
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1991

34
184 77
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
160 64
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

36
103 31
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991

37
175 74
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added 1993

38
99 30
Zombies Ate My Neighbors is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Jim_In_Texas added 1993

39
127 47
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added

40
176 79
Strider is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989

41
187 86
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

42
106 37
World of Illusion Starring Mic... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

43
201 96
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1995

44
107 39
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funk... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993

45
161 73
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

46
204 100
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1992

47
122 49
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

48
93 32
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

49
96 34
Beyond Oasis is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994

50
83 26
Phantasy Star II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1989