Criteria: replay-bility, depth of story, sophistication of game mechanics or platforming, how innovative they were at the time of release, graphics, fun level.
  1. Super Mario Brothers, NES (duh)
  2. Ninja Gaiden, NES
  3. Castlevania, NES
  4. Chrono Trigger, SNES
  5. Final Fantasy, NES
  6. Secret of Mana, SNES
  7. Super Mario Brothers, SNES
  8. Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past, SNES
  9. Mortal Kombat, SNES
  10. Super Mario Brothers 64, n64
  11. ...stopped playing video games for a while...
  12. Guitar Hero
  13. Assassin's Creed
  14. The Last of Us