5. Metroid Prime (2002)
Developer: Retro Studios/Nintendo
The first 3D game in the Metroid series took the industry by storm, opening to universal acclaim. To date, it still holds the distinct honor of being considered by many as one of the greatest games of all time. From Samus's sojourn to the Orpheon to Meta Ridley, every bit of the game is memorable in its own right. Metroid fans owe it to themselves to take this ride.