#24. Golden Axe (1989)
Developer: Sega of Japan
Side-scrolling hack-and-slash never gets old—or at least it didn't before 3D gaming came along—which is why the first Golden Axe is a classic. While we were never fans of the super-pauseworthy barbarian, the sexy Tyris Flare, an Amazon out for revenge, was always good to look at. So this title will have you mutilating beasts for hours. Just don't let your homies catch you looking at the Ax Battler's golden package.