7 Best Video Game Franchises Of All Time


Some gamers find themselves loyal to a particular platform. Others to specific publishers, genres, or development studios. I, however, pledge allegiance to only one gaming specificity: franchises. I hate to use that word, as it only reinforces their money-generating purpose, but let's face it, the gaming industry is a business just like any other, and profitable IPs turn into franchises because they make money.

Fortunately, there's a whole lot of good that comes from series that prove to be cash cows. Developers get the chance to improve upon the franchise's formula, further flesh out its universe, and try out new concepts all thanks to additional funding. Now I won't deny that some series have taken a turn for the worst, but I'm feeling optimistic today, so let's take a look at some of the greatest franchises gaming has to offer.

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dbjj120881915d ago

Super agree with this list. I mean, I don't think anyone will ever beat #1 in sales or recognition.

knifefight1915d ago

It would be tough. It has so much of a head start in terms of age, recognition, reputation, etc.

alexcosborn1915d ago

Agreed. Mario simply can't be beat. :D

TekoIie1915d ago (Edited 1915d ago )

Absolutely agree.

Its rare for such a list like this see's the list of day :)

ftwrthtx1915d ago

Mario was the first game I ever completed in an arcade. Had to save that princess!

dafegamer1915d ago

gran turismo should be on the list

Number-Nine1915d ago

this is actually a solid list. although i have mgs as my favorite franchise of all time, i believe mario and zelda are the 2 most iconic franchises ever.

RTheRebel1915d ago

Get rid of Halo and put Half Life other than that good list.

alexcosborn1915d ago

If Valve had released Half-Life 3 by now, it may have made the list...

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