Filibuster Cartoons has compiled an excellent meta list of the ten best video games of all time. List sources vary from Gamefaqs.com, IGN, Livewire, Edge Magazine, Gamespot, and EGM. Zelda, Mario, Tetris, and Final Fantasy get the majority of high ranks with several other great classics making the lists.
This should help if you're ever banished to an island, and can only take one game with you. Choose wisely if that's the case.