Top 25 Sega Genesis Games

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sega top 25 featuredFrom Sonic The Hedgehog to Streets of Rage, the Sega Genesis has had incredible game after incredible game come out for during its run at the top of the console pyramid. But which games are the absolute best of the best?

In honor of the 25th birthday of the Sega Genesis, Gamesided decided to have a little fun and put together a list of our Top 25 Sega Genesis games of all-time.

Do you agree with the list? Disagree? What games do you think should have made the list? Let us know in the comment section below or on Twitter!

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  • Michael Weiss

    X-men 2 clone wars belongs on this list.

  • McGygas

    -Taz in escape from Mars
    -Bugs Bunny in Double trouble
    -Beavis & Butthead
    -Tinny Toons Buster`s Hidden treasure
    -Adventure of Batman and Robin
    -Toy Story
    -Chuck Rock 2
    -Ghostbusters
    -Greendog
    -Ristar
    -Desert Demolition (Road Runner and Coyote)
    and more, and more……

  • iceblast

    Ghouls and Ghosts
    Klax
    Phantasy Star 2
    Herzog Zwei
    M.U.S.H.A
    Shining Force series
    Star Control

  • Musikonica

    I love Sonic and the games have a personal sentimental value to me, but I am drawn more towards replaying Mario games. New Super Mario Bros Wii and Super Mario Galaxy proved Mario still has it, while Sonic’s Secret Rings, and Sonic 4 being nearly a clone of the earlier games show that he’s still running fast, but his charm is running out. And I can’t stand when and how he can sometimes become a Werehog.

  • Paulie Alnanzio

    wow, you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Still love to play the games you listed. Must be hard to narrow the list down. Some other timeless genesis games are Strider, Alisia Dragoon, Castle of Illusion, Forgotten Worlds, Ghouls N’ Ghosts, and Gairies :)

  • BeatusSum

    Several of the games on this list are truly some of the best games I have ever played, but one “shining” example is absent: Shining Force 2. The music, the gameplay, the difficulty, all were just right, and made for one of the best games ever made.

  • APrince66

    Needs some Ghouls and Ghosts, and one of my all time favorite games from that generation, Phantasy Star II

  • Matthew Collar

    Also, what about the shining force series? Shining Force 2 is still one of my all time sega only favs.

  • Racbir Singh Bhurji

    we need the 1st revenge of shinobi and shadow dancer.