25 best consoles ever

Nintendo 3DS (2011)

Ninty’s latest handheld boasts a fancy autostereoscopic screen which enables gamers to play titles with a customisable glasses-free 3D effect. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has been re-mastered in 3D specifically for the 3DS – the only reason you need to get your mitts on one.


Sony PlayStation 2 (2000)

The PS2 still holds the title as the best selling console of all time. With an absolutely colossal catalogue of games and AAA hits such as Grand Theft Auto 3 and Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3, not to mention its DVD playback capability, this console has more than earned its place at the top of the pile.


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Atari Jaguar (1994)

Although the Jaguar had more power than it’s Mega Drive and SNES rivals, it was a commercial flop having sold less than 500,000 units. Nonetheless, it still has a dedicated group of fans that produce homebrew games for it, although our favourite title still has to be Doom.


Xbox 360 (2005)

Having launched before both Sony and Nintendo, Microsoft’s second expedition into the console arena enjoyed a successful reign, albeit one plagued with red rings of death. Exclusives like Gears of War 2 and Halo: Reach have ensured that the 360 has held it’s own against its rival the PS3.




Atari Lynx (1989)

The first handheld console with a colour LCD screen, Atari's Lynx catered for both lefties and righties as it could be flipped upside down to use the D-pad with either thumb. It also featured a ComLynx system letting up to 18 players hook up, though all 17 of your mates probably had Game Boys.



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