There have been some video games that have been so popular that they were not only made into a series, but into a whole catalog of games, becoming a franchise. These franchise games would be released on every new system released by console developers. With a new Nintendo console would come a new Mario, Zelda, and Metroid. With a new Playstation console would come a new Final Fantasy and Street Fighter. These games were the backbone of these new systems because of how popular the preceding games were in the series. In this list we highlight what are the top 10 greatest franchises of all time in video game history. We were pulling no tricks with this list, but just knowing what the most popular franchises were by understanding how many games have been released for each. These franchises have created some of the most timeless games of all time for the video game medium.