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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
837 255
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
2
758 231
Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
3
563 185
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1994
4
638 221
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
5
343 102
Castlevania: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1994
6
523 180
Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
7
322 93
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1992
8
362 114
Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
9
514 182
Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
10
428 145
Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
11
278 79
Shinobi III: Return of the Nin... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993
12
351 112
Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1993
13
462 162
NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1993
14
368 121
Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1991
15
358 118
Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993
16
291 89
Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1993
17
329 108
Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added 1991
18
329 109
Super Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
19
315 103
Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
20
437 163
Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
1989
21
258 79
Phantasy Star IV: The End of t... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
22
207 55
Shining Force is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added 1992
23
279 91
The Revenge of Shinobi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
JohnnyChaffin added 1989
24
280 93
X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added 1995
25
357 131
ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time