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The Best Episodes of Squid Game

Every episode of Squid Game ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Squid Game!

Hundreds of cash-strapped players accept a strange invitation to compete in children's games. Inside, a tempting prize awaits — with deadly high stakes.

Genres:Action & AdventureMysteryDrama
Network:Netflix

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Squid Game" is "Gganbu", rated 9.2/10 from 22601 user votes. It was directed by Hwang Dong-hyuk and written by Hwang Dong-hyuk. "Gganbu" aired on 9/17/2021 and is rated 0.8 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Stick to the Team".

  • Gganbu
    9.2/10 22,601 votes

    #1 - Gganbu

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Players pair off for the fourth game. Gi-hun grapples with a moral dilemma, Sang-woo chooses self-preservation and Sae-byeok shares her untold story.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • Stick to the Team
    8.4/10 13,813 votes

    #2 - Stick to the Team

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2021-09-17

    As alliances form among the players, no one is safe in the dorm after lights-out. The third game challenges Gi-hun's team to think strategically.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • Red Light, Green Light
    8.2/10 16,779 votes

    #3 - Red Light, Green Light

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Hoping to win easy money, a broke and desperate Gi-hun agrees to take part in an enigmatic game. Not long into the first round, unforeseen horrors unfold.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • The Man with the Umbrella
    8.0/10 13,587 votes

    #4 - The Man with the Umbrella

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2021-09-17

    A few players enter the next round — which promises equal doses of sweet and deadly — with hidden advantages. Meanwhile, Jun-ho sneaks his way inside.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • VIPS
    7.9/10 13,109 votes

    #5 - VIPS

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2021-09-17

    The Masked Leader welcomes VIP guests to the facility for a front-row viewing of the show. In the fifth game, some players crack under pressure.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • Front Man
    7.8/10 12,607 votes

    #6 - Front Man

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Ahead of the last round, distrust and disgust run deep among the finalists. Jun-ho makes a getaway, determined to expose the game's dirty secrets.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • A Fair World
    7.6/10 12,779 votes

    #7 - A Fair World

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Gi-hun and his team take turns keeping guard through the night. The masked men encounter trouble with their co-conspirators.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • Hell
    7.5/10 14,159 votes

    #8 - Hell

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2021-09-17

    Split on whether to continue or quit, the group holds a vote. But their realities in the outside world may prove to be just as unforgiving as the game.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk

  • One Lucky Day
    7.5/10 14,302 votes

    #9 - One Lucky Day

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2021-09-17

    The final round presents another cruel test — but this time, how it ends depends on just one player. The game's creator steps out of the shadows.

    Director: Hwang Dong-hyuk

    Writer: Hwang Dong-hyuk