Call of Duty beats Grand Theft Auto and Super Mario Bros. to be named best ever video game series by Guinness World Records

The series also beat The Legend of Zelda and Pokemon to the top spot

Zac Seager
Thursday 06 November 2014 12:54 GMT

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The Guinness World Records 2015 Gamer’s Edition is released on 6 November. For the new book, now in its eighth year, Guinness World Records reached out to fans and readers of their gaming edition and asked them to vote on their favourite games.

Craig Glenday, Editor in-Chief at Guinness World Records told The Independent: ‘More than 5,000 fans of the book from 140 countries across the world took to an online poll to vote for their favourite games, and the top 50 record-breaking games were featured in the book’.

Call of Duty came out on top, right on cue for this week’s release of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which features Hollywood star Kevin Spacey. Being part of the popular Call of Duty franchise is just the latest honour for Spacey, who is currently the Artistic Director at The Old Vic theatre in Waterloo.

The series beat Grand Theft Auto, The Legend of Zelda, Pokémon, as well as classic series Super Mario Bros., beloved by gamers since 1985 and officially the best-selling video game series of all time.

Those who took part in the online poll voted for their favourite individual games, but as several are long-running series (Resident Evil alone has over 20 different entries) the results were collated, to make the top 50 video games series.

Numbers 11-50 are listed below, for the top 10, scroll through the gallery:


11. Pokémon

12. Angry Birds

13. Final Fantasy

14. Need for Speed

15. Mario Kart

16. League of Legends

17. Borderlands

18. Metal Gear

19. Sonic the Hedgehog

20. Counter-Strike

21. Kingdom Hearts

22. The Last of Us

23. World of Warcraft

24. The Witcher

25. Pro Evolution Soccer

26. God of War

27. Far Cry

28. Bioshock

29. Resident Evil

30. Uncharted

31. Fallout

32. Batman: Arkham

33. DotA

34. Gears of War

35. Mass Effect

36. Half-Life

37. PAC-Man

38. Portal

39. Super Smash Bros.

40. Saints Row

41. WWE

42. LittleBigPlanet

43. Crash Bandicoot

44. LEGO

45. Mortal Kombat

46. Red Dead Redemption

47. World of Tanks

48. Gran Turismo

49. NBA 2K

50. Just Dance

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