Revenge is a dish best served on a disc and with a controller sitting atop the napkin.

While the proper revenge in real life may be out of your hands, helping a virtual character right some serious wrongs is always satisfying. Our list of the 10 best revenge video games features some the greatest revenge stories you're likely to find in any medium.

Much like the movies, the central plot of revenge games are set into motion by the murder of a loved one and it's the gamer's job to navigate their next of kin to blood-soaked retribution. But, as it is with most things, it is always a bit more complicated.

Each title on our list of the 10 best revenge video games will let you live out tragedy and enjoy some sweet satisfaction. There are a few mild spoilers, so consider yourself warned.

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