12. Resident Evil 4
Capcom's survival horror fourquel rewrote the rules for the series, upping the action, turbo-charging the graphics and making the voice acting a little bit less awful. The most incredible game of the last console generation, especially on the Wii.
13. Street Fighter II: Turbo
So addictive and well balanced was this arcade fighter, it caused the UK's arcades to run out of 20p coins. Yes, that's how much games cost to play 15 years ago - ah, memories...
14. Super Mario Bros
The father of a genre and the best selling game of all time. Not featuring the original Mario Bros on this list would be like having a top ten of auburn haired morons and not including Prince Harry.
15. Grand Theft Auto III
When Rockstar dropped the first 3D instalment of GTA, our lives changed as we went from quiet wimps to tooled-up thugs, swaggering round Liberty City. The rest is gaming history...
Recent news reports suggested that this, the greatest Russian export since vodka, is so attention-consuming, it can be used to relieve post-traumatic stress. We still see the blocks and hear the theme tune in our dreams.
17. Wii Sports
The Wii's flagship mini-games introduced the world to a new method of playing games, attracting new fans in the process. The key to successful play? Timing and short, precise movements. The most enjoyable way to play? Wild swings and massive exertion...
An incredibly potent blend of perfectly pitched mood, plot and ass-kicking, this was another genre redefiner. Its sequel was equally dazzling.