Welcome to /v/'s Recommended Games Wiki

now stop asking us what game you should play next

All of these recommendations come from /v/ (or at least should be). Expect tastes that may not match your own, a healthy serving of hateful language, and punishing standards of quality. We hate so hard because we love video games so much.

This wiki, like all wikis, lives and breathes on the efforts of volunteers. If /v/ is going nuts over a new release or an unburied gem from the past, or you can contribute to one of our lists, we appreciate it.

PROTIP: The new Wikia look sucks, so log in, click 'my preferences' at the top, scroll down to 'Site Layouts' and change it back to 'Monobook'. Now in delicious Burichan flavor.

TL;DR: What We're Playing Now - Reviews by /v/ - Upcoming Games - Multiplayer Recommendations - Wiki Forum - Recent Changes - view all categories

Current consoles/handhelds


Desktop computers

Tablets and mobile devices

Recently Discontinued

Thanks to emulators and eBay, you can still play videogames that are even older than some of us have been alive.

History of Game Machines

Name Type When
3do.png 3DO Interactive Multiplayer console 1993 - 1998
Archimedes icon.png Acorn Archimedes computer 1987 - 1995
BBC Micro icon.png Acorn BBC Micro computer 1981 - 1994
Apple II icon.png Apple II computer 1977 - 1993
Iphone 32px.png Apple iOS mobile 2007 - current
Macintosh icon.png Apple Macintosh (classic) computer 1984 - 2001
Newton icon.png Apple Newton mobile 1993 - 1998
OS X icon.png Apple OS X computer 2001 - current
Pippin icon.png Apple Pippin console 1995 - 1997
Atari2600 icon.png Atari 2600 console 1977 - 1992
Atari 400 icon.png Atari 400 / 800 / XL computer 1979 - 1992
Jaguar.png Atari Jaguar console 1993 - 1996
Lynx.png Atari Lynx handheld 1989 - 1993
Atari ST icon.png Atari ST computer 1985 - 1993
Wonderswan.png Bandai WonderSwan handheld 1999 - 2003
BeOS icon.png BeOS computer 1995 - 2001
BlackBerry icon.png BlackBerry mobile 2003 - current
Ubuntu icon.png Canonical Ubuntu Touch mobile upcoming
Colecovision icon.png ColecoVision console 1982 - 1984
Commodore logo.png Commodore 64 computer 1984 - 1994
Amiga.png Commodore Amiga computer 1985 - 1994
Android icon.png Google Android mobile 2008 - current
GPH icon.png GPH Caanoo handheld 2010 - 2012
OS2 icon.png IBM OS/2 computer 1987 - current
Javalogo.png Java ME mobile phones mobile 2002 - current
Sailfish icon.png Jolla Sailfish mobile upcoming
Linux 64px.png Linux computer 1991 - current
HyperScan icon.png Mattel HyperScan console 2006 - 2007
Intellivision icon.png Mattel Intellivison console 1980 - 1983
Windows 8 icon.png Microsoft Windows / DOS computer 1985 - current
Windows 8 icon.png Microsoft Windows Embedded Compact mobile 1996 - current
Windows Phone icon.png Microsoft Windows Phone mobile 2010 - current
Xbox.png Microsoft Xbox console 2002 - 2005
Xbox360.png Microsoft Xbox 360 console 2005 - current
Xbox One icon.png Microsoft Xbox One console upcoming
Vetrex icon.png Milton Bradley Vectrex console 1982 - 1984
Mozilla Firefox icon.png Mozilla Firefox OS mobile upcoming
Msx.png MSX computer 1983 - 1995
SuperGrafx icon.png NEC SuperGrafx console 1989 - 1990
Tgfx16.png NEC TurboGrafx-16 console 1987 - 1995
TurboGrafx CD icon.png NEC TurboGrafx CD add-on 1988 - 1995
3DS.png Nintendo 3DS handheld 2011 - current
N64.png Nintendo 64 console 1996 - 2002
N64DD icon.png Nintendo 64DD add-on 1999 - 2000
Ds.png Nintendo DS handheld 2004 - current
Famicom Disk System icon.png Nintendo Famicom Disk System add-on 1986 - 1992
Game Boy icon.png Nintendo Game Boy handheld 1989 - 2001
Gba.png Nintendo Game Boy Advance handheld 2001 - 2004
Gbc.png Nintendo Game Boy Color handheld 1998 - 2003
Gamecube.png Nintendo Gamecube console 2001 - 2006
Nes.png Nintendo NES / Famicom console 1985 - 1995
Snes.png Nintendo Super NES / Super Famicom console 1991 - 1999
Virtual boy.png Nintendo Virtual Boy console 1995 - 1996
Wii.png Nintendo Wii console 2006 - current
Wii U icon.png Nintendo Wii U console 2012 - current
N-Gage icon.png Nokia N-Gage mobile 2003 - 2006
Ouya icon.png Ouya console 2013 - current
Palm icon.png Palm OS / Tapwave Zodiac mobile 1996 - 2007
CD-i icon.png Philips CD-i console 1991 - 1998
LaserActive icon.png Pioneer LaserActive console 1993 - 1994
Halcyon icon.png RDI Halcyon console 1985 - 1985
Samsung bada icon.png Samsung bada mobile 2010 - current
32X.png Sega 32X add-on 1994 - 1995
Dreamcast.png Sega Dreamcast console 1998 - 2001
Game gear.png Sega Game Gear handheld 1991 - 1997
Sms.png Sega Master System console 1986 - 1992
Mega-CD.png Sega Mega-CD add-on 1991 - 1996
Mega drive.png Sega Mega Drive / Genesis console 1989 - 1997
Saturn.png Sega Saturn console 1995 - 1998
Icon Sharp X68000.png Sharp X68000 computer 1987 - 1995
Neo geo.png SNK Neo Geo console 1990 - 2007
Neo Geo CD icon.png SNK Neo Geo CD console 1994 - 2004
Neo geo pocket.png SNK Neo Geo Pocket handheld 1998 - 2000
Ps1.png Sony PlayStation console 1995 - 2006
Ps2icon.png Sony PlayStation 2 console 2000 - 2011
Ps3.png Sony PlayStation 3 console 2006 - current
=link=PlayStation 4 Sony PlayStation 4 console upcoming
Psp.png Sony PlayStation Portable handheld 2005 - current
Psp vita.png Sony PlayStation Vita handheld 2012 - current
Supercharger.png Starpath Supercharger add-on 1982 - 1983
Tizen icon.png Tizen mobile upcoming
TRS-80 icon.png Tandy TRS-80 computer 1977 - 1981
TRS-80 CoCo icon.png Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer computer 1980 - 1991
Nuon icon.png VM Labs Nuon console 2000 - 2002
Zeebo icon.png Zeebo console 2009 - 2011

Special Interest Groups

By gamers, for gamers


Other Recommendations

Events of note

  • March 19th, 2013: We are currently in the process of culling games from pages. Some pages are simply too big, and to keep the recommendations to the better titles on respective systems, we are going to try and play as many games on lists as we can to start trimming the fat, starting with the SNES page.
  • December 27th, 2012: The world didn't end. Boo fucking hoo. Anyways, how did you enjoy "da vidya gaems" in 2012? Feel free to note Your 2012 Faves at the respective page. (It's a bit early for this, but screw it, we're close enough.)
  • July 11th, 2012: The Reviews by /v/ page is now up! Now you can be a "professional reviewer" (whatever that means), too. Thanks to DrFino (Dr. Fino?) for getting this started!
  • May 8th, 2012: Cloudman 15 creates the RTS games page. Keep them Zerg at bay. KEKEKEKE.
  • February 11th, 2012: The Vidya Gaem Awards sucked. What are the odds?! If you'd like to post your personal picks to let off steam, go right ahead.
  • January 25th, 2012: Cloudman15 creates the Fightan Games category. HADOUKEN!
  • January 24th, 2012: Cloudman15 creates the recommended game reviewers/Let's Players page, come read about some pretty good/ decent motherfuckers and feel free to add some of your own.
  • December 25, 2011: Happy Holidays to you from us. Even when the holiday cheers die down, your Wiki keeps on partyin'!
  • October 31, 2011: Resident Wikia and Vidya fellow, Mozai, has become an admin. This Mozai is your friend. He fights for vidya.
  • July 11th, 2011: We're not dead! New: Space Games, Games Made by /v/irgins, Games /v/ Dreams About! Multiplayer Recommendations updated with over 79% new content!
  • May 27th, 2011: Frontpage redesigned thanks to our glorious editors. Roll that beautiful vidya footage.
  • April 6th, 2011: /v/'s Dynasty Warrior fans have started a wikia for DW at http://dynastywarriors7.wikia.com/wiki/Dynasty_Warriors_7_Wiki Give them a hand if you can!
  • Sept 24th, 2010: Dejiko and MFGreth become admins! I, for one, accept our new retro gaming overlords.
  • Sept 16th, 2010: MFGreth separates the Atari and Colecovision pages, and starts the Intellivision page. Second gen games needed some love.
  • Sept 11th, 2010: Props to PKFire for starting the Adventure Games page in the Special Section.
  • March 16th, 2010: Aco88 added the Upcoming Games page, to keep tabs on new games.
  • February 24, 2010: MFGreth changed 'Character Games' to 'Special Interest Games' to give more space to the extremely specialized lists. Mythical/Historical Games was added to the list.
  • October 20, 2009: Another special page started by MFGreth, Halloween Games!
  • October 19, 2009: MFGreth makes the Mickey Mouse page in celebration of Epic Mickey.
  • May 16, 2009: Kotep creates the wiki on a whim.


/v/'s biggest contributor is Anonymous, so that includes you. Yes, you. We can't keep this thing up-to-date without you.

  • Use the search box on the left and start typing. If you pause, it will offer suggested pages that match.
  • If you're new to making wiki pages, check Wikia's "Getting Started"'
  • See if there are pages on this wiki that want to be made.
  • See if there are pages on this wiki that are asking for help.
  • You should know the difference between a SHMUP and a rail-shooter; read A List and Guide to Game Genres
  • We have a Forum here purely for the wiki. If you want the stream-of-consciousness record of what /v/ thinks, you may be better off not knowing.

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