The Top 100 Game Boy Advance Games In 10 Minutes...according to Metacritic -

The Top 100 Game Boy Advance Games In 10 Minutes…according to Metacritic

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Another Top 100 list – this time for the Game Boy Advance (GBA)

The ranking from this list comes from Metacritic (); I’m aware that this is a somewhat controversial source as many of you abhor Metacritic – but I was unable to find a good user-vote based list. Still, I think the Metacritic list does provide a good view of the library.

And what a library indeed. The GBA has one of the largest libraries around for any game system, and there was a looooot of trash there; however, there was also a significant amount of genuine gems – many of which are showcased here.

Making this video was surprising for me, as I didn’t spend very much time with my GBA at all. Researching this video, I realize I missed out; there are some really impressive titles on this system – for example, the Doom and Duke Nukem ports were really something; and so many titles feature some gorgeous hand-drawn graphics. It really is amazing what some developers managed to cram out of the two button portable!


  1. The Castlevania games, especially Aria of sorrow, will always have a special place in my heart, my very favorite game on GBA

  2. There are some games on that list that are garbage.

  3. So bad the titles of games are barely visible

  4. Did they really say that the first WarioWare is better than Wario Land 4?

  5. Y'all I can finally play king of fighters again but now on my phone, thank you so much for this

  6. How did so many tony hawk games get that high up the list.
    PS1, yes amazing. But on the advance…
    Some real gems on this handheld

  7. Shining Force = #1 BY FAR!
    I agree with most of this list but you missed many very good GBA games.

  8. I miiss having Tekken Advance, my first in the series.

  9. having any sports games on the gameboy on this list makes it invalid.

  10. Alot of these games are just laggier versions of stuff that already existed on other consoles. Sure, it being handheld gives the advantage of being able to play on the go but personally, I'd never put the worse version of a game in a top 100. Wth is Doom doing there 🤣

  11. WHERE ARE Bomberman, Paragon, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Carribian, Shaman King, Ice Age, Crash Bandicoot Rally ???

  12. A list that has harvest moon at the bottom and 3/4 tony hawks games at top of the list. Is a L list

  13. I think they forgot to put Pokémon emerald number 2

  14. Megaman and Bass you say? People must've just played as Bass because that flying boss at the end with the platforms as Megaman was my final boss 😂

  15. thanks so much, it helps me to find the game i want

  16. Pokémon pinball is not better than fire red and I’m not sorry

  17. Top 100 GBA games, cool! …according to MetaCritic. Nevermind…

  18. I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I completely agree with the top 2.

  19. Metacritic rating sucks.

    This was the best games I have played in GBA:

    Golden Sun
    Golden Sun: The Lost Age
    Boktai: The Sun is in your hands
    Summon Night Swordcraft Story
    Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2
    Pokemon Fire Red, Leaf Green, Emerald
    Fire Emblem
    Fire Emblem Sacred Stones
    Kirby Nightmare in Dreamland

    When MetaCritic put Summon Night Swordcraft Story 2 in top 97 I already knew the rating is bad.

  20. Seriously the pixel art on Metroid Zero Mission and Zelda the Minish Cap is just a master class.

  21. Summon Night 1 and 2 don't get enough recognition, they're the best RPGs in the system IMO

  22. All those top view skateboarding games look so slow and boring, jeez

  23. 5 seconds of FFTA music just sent me back fifteen years

  24. In these 100Games there's no place for Super Ghouls'n'Ghosts???

  25. Dude, what's that song from again that plays at the very start of the video? It's on the tip of my tongue and driving me crazy!

  26. Can't wait to see these games on Switch, right Nintendo?… Nintendo?…
    Why are you avoiding eye contact, Nintendo?

  27. The GBA had too many games with sprites converted from 3D models that look exceptionally ugly, in my opinion. Also most of the color palettes look like shit.

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