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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
526 148
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

2
465 129
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

3
340 94
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
428 129
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

5
305 111
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

6
343 129
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

7
202 66
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Shining Force II 1993

8
242 86
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
221 77
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Mortal Kombat II 1993

10
268 102
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

11
184 61
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Castlevania: Bloodlines 1994

12
305 124
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Golden Axe 1989

13
178 61
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist 1992

14
218 84
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

The Best Sega Games List

15
292 124
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
NBA Jam 1993

16
154 52
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
210 83
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

18
194 76
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
227 96
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

20
291 132
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

21
173 68
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added X-Men 2: Clone Wars 1995

The Best Horror TV Shows

22
178 72
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added The Revenge of Shinobi 1989

23
148 57
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

24
190 83
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

25
160 66
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Road Rash II Jul 22 1993

26
194 86
Streets of Rage 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Streets of Rage 3 1994

27
181 79
Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Comix Zone 1995

28
103 33
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Shining Force 1992

The 13 Sexiest Video Game Commercials Of All Time

29
121 44
NBA Jam Tournament Edition is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added NBA Jam Tournament Edition 1994

30
213 99
Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Road Rash 1991

31
141 58
Rocket Knight Adventures is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Rocket Knight Adventures 1993

32
129 51
Street Fighter II': Special Ch... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

33
121 49
QuackShot is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
triviafan added QuackShot 1991

34
140 63
Castle of Illusion Starring Mi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

35
179 91
X-Men is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
X-Men 1992

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

36
151 73
Earthworm Jim 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

37
140 66
NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added NHL '94 1993

38
158 80
The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

39
153 77
Strider is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Strider 1989

40
103 44
Desert Strike is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Desert Strike

41
78 28
Jungle Strike: The Sequel To D... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

42
169 89
Vectorman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Vectorman 1995

The 12 Most WTF Fighting Games of All Time

43
136 67
Ghouls'n Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

44
79 29
Sunset Riders is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Sunset Riders 1991

45
105 47
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster's... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

46
115 54
Spider-Man and Venom: Maximum ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

47
194 109
Altered Beast is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

48
175 97
Ecco the Dolphin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

49
139 73
Kid Chameleon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time

50
82 34
ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funk... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added ToeJam & Earl in Panic on Funkotron 1993