Yu-Gi-Oh! has had a long and storied history. There’s the manga that started it all, the anime that captured our hearts, and the trading card game—which made us question our playground friendships at least a few times. Ultimately came the final frontier: Video Games. And lo and behold, fans got treated to a memorable lineup of the best Yu-Gi-Oh! games ever made.
Though a *relatively* new concept in the late 1990s and early 2000s, the rise in popularity of PC and console gaming thrust Konami into expanding the domain that the already hugely popular franchise had amassed in a short span of time. Most of the games that were originally released in the first few years were exclusive to Japan, so in this piece, we’ll only be covering those that were available in North America as well.
After over 20 years and 50+ game editions, some of these games have immersive storylines that pay homage to the original plot from the manga and anime, and others fall flat on their faces, are boring, and just overall stink. We’re here to help you save time and energy by giving you the best of what the series truly has to offer. So with that said, it’s time to d-d-d-d-duel.