Over the years, many gaming magazines and websites have generated a ton of ranked lists as part of an ongoing attempt to comprehensively document the top 10 (or top 100, or 200, or whatever) video games of all time. It's a phenomenon that seems to have taken on a particular intensity ever since the dawn of the 21st Century.
Anyway, here is a summary of some of the leading Top 10s, as excerpted from various Top 100 lists.
I have tried to be as diverse and inclusive as possible in my selection of lists. Some will inevitably appear more credible than others, but my intent was quantity more than quality. By assembling a collection of lists that was as vast as possible, I was hoping to see if there appears to be any consensus as to what games truly are history's best. My findings come at the end.