Tetris (Game Boy, 1989)
The original “blue ocean” game, Tetris is the first game that really appealed to everyone. There was no violence and no antagonist, just the devilishly addictive premise of stacking blocks to clear lines. It was a game that proved that you didn’t need complexity to be great.
Tetris is on this list not just for being the greatest puzzle game ever made but for being the one that established the Game Boy and turned handheld gaming into a very real thing. Nobody dislikes Tetris. Nobody.