Each generation, starting with the fourth, is represented by up to 30 games that originally released during that generation. All games are taken from the top 1,000 games given by those who participated in the voting event.

Generation IV: GameBoy (1989-1995), Genesis, PC (1989-1994), and Super Nintendo Entertainment System.
Generation V: GameBoy (1996-2000), Nintendo 64, PC (1995-1999), PlayStation, and Saturn.
Generation VI: DreamCast, GameBoy Advance, GameCube, PC (2000-2005), PlayStation 2, and Xbox.
Generation VII: DS, PC (2006-2011), PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, Wii, and Xbox 360.
Generation VIII: 3DS, PC (2012-2015), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, and Xbox One.

30 Toejam & Earl 1991
29 SimCity 2000 1994
28 Tetris Attack 1996
27 Seiken Densetsu 3 1995
26 Mortal Kombat II 1994
25 Secret of Monkey Island 1990
24 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble! 1996
23 Super Mario Kart 1992
22 Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994
21 Super Castlevania IV 1991
20 Sonic the Hedgehog 1991
19 Doom 1993
18 Secret of Mana 1993
17 Kirby Super Star 1996
16 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior 1991
15 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 1996
14 Mega Man X 1994
13 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
1993
12 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest 1995
11 Final Fantasy IV 1991
10 Donkey Kong Country 1994
9 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2 1995
8 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 1992
7 Sonic 3 & Knuckles 1994
6 Earthbound 1994
5 Final Fantasy VI 1994
4 Super Metroid 1994
3 Chrono Trigger 1995
2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
1992
1 Super Mario World 1991

30 Suikoden II 1999
29 Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia 1999
28 XenoGears 1998
27 Star Fox 64 1997
26 Final Fantasy Tactics 1998
25 Conker's Bad Fur Day 2001
24 Final Fantasy VIII 1999
23 Tekken 3 1998
22 Crash Team Racing 1999
21 Diddy Kong Racing 1997
20 Resident Evil 2 1998
19 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 1997
18 Super Smash Bros. 1999
17 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back 1997
16 Resident Evil 1996
15 StarCraft 1998
14 Paper Mario 2001
13 Banjo-Kazooie 1998
12 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings 1999
11 GoldenEye 007 1997
10 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped 1998
9 Mario Kart 64 1997
8 Final Fantasy IX 2000
7 Final Fantasy VII 1997
6 Metal Gear Solid 1998
5 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
2000
4 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow 1998
3 Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal 2000
2 Super Mario 64 1996
1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
1998

30 God of War II 2007
29 Final Fantasy XII 2006
28 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness 2003
27 WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos 2002
26 Super Mario Sunshine 2002
25 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes 2004
24 Pikmin 2 2004
23 Jak & Daxter: The Precuror's Legacy 2001
22 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal 2004
21 Diablo II 2000
20 God of War 2005
19 Kingdom Hearts II 2005
18 Mario Kart Double Dash!! 2003
17 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City 2002
16 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty 2001
15 Halo 2 2004
14 Halo: Combat Evolved 2001
13 Okami 2006
12 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 2008
11 Half-Life 2 2004
10 Shadow of the Colossus 2005
9 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2004
8 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald 2003
7 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2004
6 Final Fantasy X 2001
5 Metroid Prime 2002
4 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 2004
3 Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001
2 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
2003
1 Resident Evil 4 2005

30 Mass Effect 3 2012
29 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 2007
28 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn 2007
27 Pokemon Black/White 2010
26 Dark Souls 2011
25 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011
24 Fallout 3 2008
23 MineCraft 2011
22 Batman: Arkham City 2011
21 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
20 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 2007
19 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption 2007
18 Bioshock Infinite 2013
17 Halo 3 2007
16 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time 2009
15 Assassin's Creed II 2009
14 Grand Theft Auto V 2013
13 Bioshock 2007
12 Red Dead Redemption 2010
11 Mass Effect 2 2010
10 Portal 2 2011
9 Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
8 XenoBlade Chronicles 2011
7 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
6 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
2011
5 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
2006
4 Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010
3 The Last of Us
2013
2 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009
1 Super Mario Galaxy 2007

30 Shin Megami Tensei IV 2013
29 Hyrule Warriors 2014
28 Destiny 2014
27 Europa Universalis IV 2013
26 Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney 2014
25 Bravely Default: Flying Fairy 2013
24 Rocket League 2015
23 Undertale 2015
22 Super Mario Maker 2015
21 Tearaway 2013
20 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc 2014
19 Mario Kart 7 2011
18 New Super Mario Bros. U
2012
17 Animal Crossing: New Leaf 2013
16 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015
15 Super Mario 3D Land 2011
14 Kid Icarus: Uprising 2012
13 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2015
12 Bloodborne 2015
11 Rayman Legends 2013
10 Pikmin 3 2013
9 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 2014
8 Bayonetta 2 2014
7 Pokemon X/Y 2013
6 Splatoon 2015
5 Fire Emblem: Awakening 2013
4 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2013
3 Super Mario 3D World 2013
2 Mario Kart 8 2014
1 Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS 2014