15 Video Games That Are 100% Amazing From Start To Finish

Nothing beats a perfect video game. The rush you feel when you start it for the first time, the excitement as you progress through it, and the sense of satisfaction when the credits roll.

Recently, a Redditor asked which video games are 100% amazing from start to finish. Here are the top responses. 

Age of Empires II

Age of Empires II
Photo Credit: Xbox Game Studios

The real-time strategy game has had a lively audience for the past 20-plus years. 

Microsoft’s popular franchise can still capture the attention of gamers thanks to innovative gameplay and an impressive amount of content. 

The Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past
Photo Credit: Nintendo

Many enjoy playing Link to the Past every year. One reason is that the Super Nintendo title introduces mechanics that remain present in Zelda games today. 

While subsequent games in the series have continued to innovate, few match the revolutionary release of Link to the Past. 

Escape From Monkey Island

Escape from Monkey Island
Photo Credit: LucasArts

The magical adventure game from LucasArts still enchants fans today. 

While the adventure genre has fallen off recently, the writing elevates Escape from Monkey Island to new heights. Not only is it one of the best games people have played, but also one of the funniest, too. 

Batman: Arkham City

Batman Arkham City
Photo Credit:
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Not to sound too cliche, but Arkham City helps gamers really feel like they’re Batman. 

Developer Rocksteady Studios nails the look and feel of the caped crusader and Gotham City. It immerses players into a comic book experience as few games can. 

Diablo II

Photo Credit: Blizzard

People are still actively playing Diablo II and having the time of their lives.

Others are playing the remaster, Diablo II Resurrected, and having the time of their lives.

Some are even playing private servers hosting the balance patch of their choice. You guessed it; they’re having the time of their lives. 

Red Dead Redemption 

Red Dead Redemption
Photo Credit: Rockstar Games

Red Dead Redemption is a beautiful open-world experience from Rockstar Games. It perfectly takes everything amazing about Grand Theft Auto and brings it to the western setting. 

One commenter states, “there was nothing like it when it came out. I still play it to this day. The story is incredible, and the views are beautiful. A totally immersive gaming experience.”


Photo Credit: FromSoftware

For many, Bloodborne is the best Soulslike game by FromSoftware. The PlayStation 4 exclusive offers fast-paced, challenging gameplay.

It is a stark departure from the typical combat in the Dark Souls games. Instead of methodical combat, Bloodborne rewards aggression and offense. 

Halo 2

Halo 2
Photo Credit: Xbox Game Studios

“Master Chief, do you mind telling me what you’re doing on that ship?”

“Sir, finishing this fight.”

Halo 2’s iconic cliffhanger ending caps off an experience unlike any other. A memorable story and exhilarating online multiplayer make Halo 2 an amazing experience from start to finish. 

Titanfall 2

Titanfall 2
Photo Credit:
Electronic Arts

The original Titanfall was an excellent showpiece for what is possible on the Xbox One. The sequel expands upon the original in every possible way.

Titanfall 2 offers the high-octane gameplay Respawn Entertainment is known for, combined with a surprisingly deep and emotional story. As a result, the game has developed a cult following, too. 

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Knights of the Old Republic
Photo Credit: LucasArts

What makes Knights of the Old Republic so great is the plot twist. It captives you in ways no other game possibly can. 

Some mention that the sequel, Knights of the Old Republic 2, holds up better on subsequent playthroughs. Either way, you can’t go wrong with either entry in the franchise. 

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
Photo Credit: Activision

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is a perfect game between the iconic soundtrack and pick-up-and-play style. 

Some argue that the sequel is a superior game. The recent remaster, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 HD, means you don’t have to choose between the two. 

Metal Gear Solid

Metal Gear Solid offers a glimpse into what will soon be possible from a video game
Photo Credit: Konami

The iconic PS1 game is ahead of its time in so many ways. Between the strong focus narrative focus, stealth-based gameplay, and cinematic experience, Metal Gear Solid offers something for everyone. 

Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger
Photo Credit: Square Enix

While other JRPGs may have a larger mainstream audience, Chrono Trigger defines perfection. 

Many view the Super Nintendo era of RPGs as the genre’s height. If you agree, Chrono Trigger is usually the example given. It’s a hallmark in terms of turn-based combat and character design. 

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia The Sands of Time
Photo Credit: Ubisoft

The beloved platformer has inspired many gamers throughout the years. 

Despite the issues with camera controls, the gameplay is at the top of its class. It’s hard to play Sands of Time without a smile on your face. 

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 2
Photo Credit: Electronic Arts

The Mass Effect trilogy is well-regarded by gamers. Mass Effect 2, with its wonderful cast of characters and action-packed gameplay, is regarded as the best entry in the series. 

The sequel addresses the biggest issues of the original while continuing the award-winning narrative. The star power in the cast, including Martin Sheen, is equally as impressive. 

What do you think? Did Reddit get this right? Are these games 100% amazing from start to finish? This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Boss Level Gamer.




Written by Jake Valentine

I am the Editor-In-Chief of BossLevelGamer. I'm also a lover of video games, food, and beer.

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