Video Games of My Childhood (90's)

by Ivalice_VKP | created - 04 Sep 2016 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

This is what I grew up playing throughout the 90's.

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1. Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Yasushi Matsumura, Masato Yagi

Votes: 8,428

2. Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A group of students at a military academy rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.

Director: Yoshinori Kitase

Votes: 4,750

3. Parasite Eve (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Drama, Horror

A massacre at Carnegie Hall leaves only a lone New York police detective and a mysterious actress alive. For Aya Brea, the five days that followed were a nightmare from which only she could awaken the world.

Director: Takashi Tokita

Votes: 543

4. Metal Gear Solid (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

A crack government anti-terrorist squad takes over an obscure Alaskan nuclear disposal facility. Solid Snake is up for the task to infiltrate the facility, rescue the two hostages and thwart the terrorists' plans.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Patric Zimmerman, Peter Lurie, Akio Ôtsuka

Votes: 10,268

5. MediEvil (1998 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A legendary hero awakens after 100 years since his death in battle, only to find that his arch nemesis is yet again roaming the earth to make an army of demons out of the dead.

Stars: Jason Wilson, Luis Soto, Paul Darrow, Harry Dickman

Votes: 472

6. Sonic Adventure (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Sonic and Tails must collect the Chaos Emeralds before Eggman can use them to power an angry water creature known as Chaos. Meanwhile Knuckles attempts to repair the shattered Master Emerald and Amy must evade capture from an Eggman robot

Directors: Takashi Iizuka, Manabu Kusunoki, Akinori Nishiyama | Stars: Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Kazuki Hayashi, Nobutoshi Canna, Taeko Kawata

Votes: 940

7. Blue Stinger (1999 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Horror

Elliot Ballade is an ESER member taking a Christmas Vacation at Dinosaur Island in the year 2018. However, some monsters attacked at his boat and drifted ashore. The whole island is full of... See full summary »

Director: Ayumu Kojima | Stars: Deem Bristow, Ryan Drummond, Lani Minella, Masashi Ogawa

Votes: 43

8. The House of the Dead 2 (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

Nearly two years have passed since the Curien Case. Little did Rogan and G know, it was far from over. Goldman, who funded Dr. Curien's research, has picked up where he left off, creating ... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Oda | Stars: Ramsay Scott, Ryan Drees

Votes: 350

9. Donkey Kong Country (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Waking to find his banana hoard clean gone, Donkey Kong sets out with his nephew Diddy Kong through jungle and cavern, past temples and reef, across pine forests, factories, and mountains to rid the island of the wicked Kremlings and reclaim his bananas.

Director: Tim Stamper | Stars: Mark Betteridge, Chris Sutherland

Votes: 2,174

10. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (1995 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Kaptain K. Rool kidnaps Donkey Kong and imprisons him high atop Crocodile Isle. Diddy Kong and his friend Dixie Kong must brave pirate ships, volcanoes, swamps, demented theme parks and deep, dark forests to rescue the gormless gorilla.

Director: Tim Stamper | Star: Chris Sutherland

Votes: 1,305

11. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble! (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Trouble is brewing yet again on Donkey Kong Island and it's up to Dixie to save the captured Donkey and Diddy Kong and stop the evil Kremlings.

Director: Tim Stamper | Star: Chris Sutherland

Votes: 883

12. GoldenEye 007 (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Thriller

James Bond must track down agent-turned-terrorist Alec Trevelyan to stop the launch of a powerful satellite. Play the game that set the stage for the First-person shooter genre on the console.

Director: Martin Hollis | Stars: Kevin Bayliss, Ken Lobb, Scott Hochberg

Votes: 4,874

13. Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Animation, Action, Adventure

When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto | Stars: Charles Martinet, Leslie Swan

Votes: 4,518

14. PilotWings 64 (1996 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Family, Fantasy

A 3D amateur flight simulator that puts the player in control of one of six pilots as they try to earn pilot licenses through various forms of aviation.

Directors: Yasuyuki Oyagi, Makoto Wada

Votes: 95

15. Mortal Kombat II (1993 Video Game)

M | Action, Fantasy

When emperor Shao Kahn invokes a Mortal Kombat tournament rematch, Raiden gathers his Earthrealm warriors and takes them into Outworld.

Stars: Richard Divizio, Ho-Sung Pak, Carlos Pesina, Daniel Pesina

Votes: 2,248

16. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991 Video Game)

T | Action, Family

Choose one out of eight playable characters and engage your opponents in one-on-one close quarter street combat in a series of best-two-out-of-three matches.

Stars: Johnpaul Williams, Eri Nakamura

Votes: 1,413

17. Gex: Enter the Gecko (1998 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

After few years in solitude, Gex is called out of his home by the NSA to go up against his nemesis, Rez, who is out to control the world yet again.

Directors: Glen A. Schofield, Daniel Arey | Stars: Dana Gould, Bruce Robertson, Leslie Phillips, Frank Welker

Votes: 153

18. 1080° Snowboarding (1998 Video Game)

E | Sport

With five different boarders, eight different Lamar snowboards, more than twenty-five tricks, a half-pipe and six different courses, this is as close as you'll get to the real thing without hopping on the next ski lift.

Directors: Masamichi Abe, Mitsuhiro Takano | Stars: Don Beaver, John Hall, Hiro Yamada, Wataru Yamaguchi

Votes: 162

19. Vectorman (1995 Video Game)

K-A | Action

Futuristic video-game with a Terminator/Matrix-style plot.

Directors: Rich Karpp, Mark Lorenzen

Votes: 135

20. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (I) (1992 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Sega Genesis version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Sonic teams up with Miles "Tails" Prower to stop Dr. Robotnik from taking over the world with his new space fortress, the Death Egg.

Director: Masaharu Yoshii

Votes: 2,070

21. Zombies Ate My Neighbors (1993 Video Game)

Unrated | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Zeke and Julie, equipped with a variety of weapons and power-ups, go on a quest to rescue their neighbors from monsters often seen in horror movies. Numerous elements and aspects of horror movies are referenced throughout the game.

Votes: 389

22. Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Takashi Tokita, Nao Ito

Votes: 2,463

23. Secret of Mana (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of a boy who pulls out a rusty sword and is banished from Potos. He meets a girl and a Sprite. Together, they journey to gather 8 Mana seeds to save the Mana tree and stop Thanatos and his empire from taking over the world.

Director: Kôichi Ishii

Votes: 515

24. Super Ghouls 'N Ghosts (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

King Arthur must save the princess who has been kidnapped by demons which took her to Emperor Sardius in order to get the Goddess Bracelet. Play as Arthur who has to fight undead creatures in this difficult platform game.

Director: Yoshinori Takenaka

Votes: 72

25. NBA Jam (1993 Video Game)

Sport

High energy and fast paced two on two arcade basketball featuring superstars and legends of the NBA.

Stars: Kerri Hoskins, Stephen Howard, Todd McClearn, Willie Morris Jr.

Votes: 280

26. Final Fantasy Tactics (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

The story of a heroic squire religated to the lost pages of history.

Director: Yasumi Matsuno | Stars: Alazlam, Omdoria Atkascha, Orinas Atkascha, Ovelia Atkascha

Votes: 501

27. Xenogears (1998 Video Game)

T | Animation, Action, Adventure

Young warrior and artist Fei Fong Wong sets off on a journey that tests his faith as well as courage as he is suddenly thrown into a battle where no one is who they seem.

Director: Tetsuya Takahashi | Stars: Hikaru Midorikawa, Tomokazu Seki, Yumi Tôma, Hideyuki Tanaka

Votes: 551

28. Suikoden (1995 Video Game)

K-A | Adventure, Fantasy

108 Stars of Destiny must band together to liberate the corrupt Scarlet Moon Empire.

Director: Yoshitaka Murayama | Star: Karen Strassman

Votes: 223

29. Wild Arms (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Western

Three travelers come together to save their world, Filgaia, from a group of metallic-skin demons who plan to awaken their leader, Mother, and subjugate the world through ancient weapons of mass destruction called Golems.

Votes: 96

30. Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

The RPD are investigating strange cannibalized corpses on the outskirts of the city. The Alpha squad, Jill and Chris, are sent to locate missing team members. While there mutated dogs cause them to flee into a supposedly abandoned mansion.

Directors: Shinji Mikami, Mitsuhisa Hosoki | Stars: Charlie Kraslavsky, Inezh, Greg Smith, Linda

Votes: 4,641

31. Resident Evil 2 (1998 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

Two months after the mansion events, the deadly T-virus escapes into the streets of Raccoon City. Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield find the police office left abandoned. In an underground facility the story of Umbrella Corp. gets unfolded.

Director: Hideki Kamiya | Stars: Paul Haddad, Alyson Court, Sally Cahill, Lisa Jai

Votes: 4,990

32. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror

Two months after surviving the grisly disaster at the mansion lab, Jill Valentine resigns from S.T.A.R.S. and attempts to escape the ruined nightmarish Racoon city.

Directors: Kazuhiro Aoyama, Tatsuya Chiba | Stars: Catherine Disher, Vince Corazza, Benedict Campbell, Roger Honeywell

Votes: 4,003

33. Illusion of Gaia (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A boy with uncanny psychic powers stumbles into a "Dark Space" where he meets a strange being called Gaia, who tells him that he must leave his home and save the world from a coming evil.

Director: Masaya Hashimoto

Votes: 143

34. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

When Krang steals the Statue of Liberty, the turtles pursue the Foot Clan to the Technodrome, where Shredder sends them through a time warp. The Turtles must fight Shredder's army in both the past and the future in order to get home.

Director: G. Suzuki | Star: Miki Chang

Votes: 1,149

35. Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins (1992 Video Game)

Not Rated | Action, Adventure, Family

Mario's castle home has been stolen by the diabolical Wario, so Mario must find the six golden coins to open the lock and reclaim his house.

Directors: Takehiko Hosokawa, Hiroji Kiyotake

Votes: 578

36. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (1999 Video Game)

T

Three different vampire hunters quest to defeat Dracula, who has been resurrected in the mid 19th century.

Director: Yuji Shibata | Stars: John Nuzzo, Ramsay Scott, Takashi Bratcher

Votes: 56

37. Mega Man Legends (1997 Video Game)

E | Comedy, Mystery, Action

In a world covered by endless water, a new Megaman is searching high-tech underground ruins for quantum refractors.

Director: Yoshinori Kawano | Stars: Corey Sevier, Mayumi Tanaka, Tracy Ryan, Keiko Yokozawa

Votes: 116

38. Super Mario Kart (1992 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

Mario, his brother Luigi and his friends Princess Toadstool, Toad, Yoshi, King Bowser, Donkey Kong Jr. and Koopa Troopa are all in a race to challenge each other and see who's the best racer in the Mushroom Kingdom.

Directors: Hideki Konno, Tadashi Sugiyama

Votes: 1,785

39. Mario Kart 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Family, Fantasy

Nintendo's finest from the Mushroom Kingdom gather to race for first place in a multi-player mayhem classic for the Nintendo 64.

Director: Hideki Konno | Stars: Asako Haruhana, Tomoko Maruno, Charles Martinet, Julien Bardakoff

Votes: 2,502

40. Mario Party (1998 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Comedy, Family

Mario decides to throw a party and invites Luigi, Princess Peach, Yoshi, Donkey Kong, and Wario, to go on an adventure at 6 different worlds to prove who among them is the superstar.

Director: Kenji Kikuchi | Stars: Charles Martinet, Asako Haruhana, Eriko Ibe, Julien Bardakoff

Votes: 690

41. Cruis'n USA (1994 Video Game)

Unrated | Sport

The first game in the Cruis'n series. It features locations around the United States.

Director: Eugene Jarvis | Stars: John Colt, Sal DiVita, Shyla Foxx, Michael Lynn Fuller

Votes: 116

42. Cruis'n World (1996 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Family

Cruis'n World allows players to race on various tracks around the world.

Director: Eugene Jarvis | Stars: Josie Falbo, Kathryn Garrison, Paul Heitsch, Michal Lynn Jakala

Votes: 71

43. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (1991 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

The wizard Agahnim has abducted seven maidens, intent on using their power to open a portal to the Dark World. Armed with a trusty sword and shield, Link begins a great and treacherous journey.

Directors: Takashi Tezuka, Hidemaro Fujibayashi | Star: Fujiko Takimoto

Votes: 2,569

44. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 7,825

45. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire (1996 Video Game)

Adventure, Action, Sci-Fi

You are the protector of Luke Skywalker.

Director: Jon Knoles | Stars: Weena Mercatur, Bob Bergen, John Cygan, Lisa Fuson

Votes: 870

46. Star Fox (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being banished from planet Corneria, the evil scientist Andross declares war on the entire Lylat System. The commanding officer of Corneria's defence force, summons the elite mercenary team Star Fox to defeat Andross.

Director: Katsuya Eguchi | Star: Dan Owsen

Votes: 620

47. Star Fox 64 (1997 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy