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The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time 

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Updated June 14, 2019 62.2k votes 4.5k voters 118.4k views

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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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Aspect)
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Streets of Rage 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (MNM Software)
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Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Released: 1994 (Sonic Team)
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Sonic & Knuckles is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Sonic Team)
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Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1991 (Backbone Entertainment)
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Gunstar Heroes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Treasure Co. Ltd)
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Disney's Aladdin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Capcom)
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Shining Force II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Released: 1993 (Camelot Software Planning)
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Earthworm Jim is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Shiny Entertainment)
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Shinobi III: Return of t... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Released: 1993 (Sega Wow)
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Castlevania: Bloodlines ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Released: 1994 (Konami)
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NBA Jam is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1993 (Midway Games)
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Contra: Hard Corps is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1994 (Konami)
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NHL '94 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Released: 1993 (EA Canada)
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Comix Zone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (Sonic Team)
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Golden Axe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1989 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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Streets of Rage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Released: 1991 (Sega Wow)
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Golden Axe II is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
vitor.castro added Released: 1991 (Sega Wow)
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ToeJam & Earl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1991 (ToeJam & Earl Productions)
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Mortal Kombat II is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Released: 1993 (Acclaim Cheltenham)
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X-Men 2: Clone Wars is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Released: 1995 (Activision Publishing Minneapolis)
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
charlesminorversion1 added Released: 1992 (Konami)
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Road Rash II is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
_1445176307549 added Released: 1993 (Electronic Arts)
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Rocket Knight Adventures... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
wiabux added Released: 1993 (Konami)
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sega Genesis Games of All Time
Released: 1992 (Midway Games)