Top 5 Best Speedrunning Videogames

What makes a good speedrunning game, and which are the best?

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Speedrunning is perhaps the best ambassador for gameplay-as-entertainment, combining the inherent appeal of videogame content with broadly-appreciated notions of competition and achievement. Speedrunning is easier for the uninitiated to understand than, say, Let’s Play content, which has its own obvious merits but practically requires either the viewer to appreciate the relaxing nature of taking a journey together (see…