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The Best Episodes of Steins;Gate

Every episode of Steins;Gate ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Steins;Gate!

A group of friends have customized their microwave so that it can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN who has been doing their own research on time travel tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.

Genres:AnimationSci-Fi & FantasyMysteryComedy

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Steins;Gate" is "Being Meltdown", rated 9.5/10 from 2536 user votes. It was directed by Tomoki Kobayashi and written by Jukki Hanada. "Being Meltdown" aired on 8/31/2011 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Achievement Point".

  • Being Meltdown
    9.5/10 2,536 votes

    #1 - Being Meltdown

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 2011-08-31

    In order to continue his work against SERN, Okabe must finally choose between saving Kurisu or Mayuri.

    Director: Tomoki Kobayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Achievement Point
    9.5/10 2,577 votes

    #2 - Achievement Point

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 2011-09-14

    Okabe has one final chance to travel back in time, set everything right, and save the girl he never even got to love. His mission is vital, but it may mean the end for the mad scientist.

    Director: Hiroshi Hamasaki, Koji Kobayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Open the Steins Gate
    9.4/10 1,982 votes

    #3 - Open the Steins Gate

    Season 1 Episode 23 - Aired 2011-09-07

    Tasked with preventing an impending World War III by an alternate Suzuha, Okabe finds himself playing an active part in Kurisu's death.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Sacrificial Necrosis
    9.3/10 1,735 votes

    #4 - Sacrificial Necrosis

    Season 1 Episode 16 - Aired 2011-07-20

    The truth about Suzuha's father is finally revealed. Okabe realizes the devastating consequences of stopping her from leaving the night of the party.

    Director: Tomoko Hiramuki

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Dogma in Ergosphere
    9.2/10 1,877 votes

    #5 - Dogma in Ergosphere

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-06-22

    Tension builds at the Lab when Makise and Suzuha both show up for the party, but that's just the beginning. As the night draws to a close, armed thugs - led by a familiar face - come looking for the time machine.

    Director: Yuzuru Tachikawa

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Metaphysics Necrosis
    9.1/10 1,679 votes

    #6 - Metaphysics Necrosis

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2011-06-29

    Okabe, desperate to prevent the tragedy he's already seen happen, summons the courage for a daring Time Leap. Can he save the life of his oldest and dearest companion?

    Director: Hisato Shimoda

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Physically Necrosis
    9.1/10 1,613 votes

    #7 - Physically Necrosis

    Season 1 Episode 14 - Aired 2011-07-06

    Despite his many attempts, Okabe is unable to prevent the death of Mayuri, so he turns to Makise for help solving the riddle of time travel. Later, Suzuha's true identity is revealed

    Director: Kanji Wakabayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Finalize Apoptosis
    9.1/10 1,583 votes

    #8 - Finalize Apoptosis

    Season 1 Episode 20 - Aired 2011-08-17

    With the help of Kurisu and Moeka, Okabe attempts to get closer to the IBN 5100 and the mysterious FB. As he closes in on SERN's network, he realizes that the path to victory will not be without additional sacrifice.

    Director: Yoshito Mikamo

    Writer: Toshizo Nemoto

  • Paradox Meltdown
    8.7/10 1,490 votes

    #9 - Paradox Meltdown

    Season 1 Episode 21 - Aired 2011-08-24

    With his new discovery in mind, Okabe continues his attempts to protect Mayuri while also trying to avoid Kurisu's potential impending fate.

    Director: Kanji Wakabayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Endless Apoptosis
    8.6/10 1,437 votes

    #10 - Endless Apoptosis

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 2011-08-10

    Okabe must make a time leap in order to save Moeka from herself. He realizes that all is not what it seems as Moeka's shady behavior leads him closer to the IBN 5100.

    Director: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya

    Writer: Toshizo Nemoto

  • Made in Complex
    8.4/10 1,395 votes

    #11 - Made in Complex

    Season 1 Episode 17 - Aired 2011-07-27

    After the change in divergence fails to have a lasting effect, Okabe and Kurisu set out to further manipulate time in the hopes of gaining an IBN 5100.

    Director: Koji Kobayashi

    Writer: Toshizo Nemoto

  • Divergence Singularity
    8.3/10 1,434 votes

    #12 - Divergence Singularity

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-05-18

    Okabe takes his experimentation to the next level by texting the winning lotto numbers back in time, but he fails to consider how his actions might alter the present - or the future.

    Director: Hisato Shimoda

    Writer: Toshizo Nemoto

  • Chaos Theory Homeostasis II
    8.3/10 1,402 votes

    #13 - Chaos Theory Homeostasis II

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-06-01

    Okabe grows concerned over the drastic changes his experimentation is causing, and the IBN-5100 disappears from the lab. The only hope for finding a replacement rests upon the delicate shoulders of Feyris the cat girl.

    Director: Tomoki Kobayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Missing Link Necrosis
    8.3/10 1,373 votes

    #14 - Missing Link Necrosis

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 2011-07-13

    Suzuha reveals the orgins of SERN's future totalitarianism. While she continues her work to destroy the organization, Okabe and Mayuri continue the search for Suzuha's father.

    Director: Tomoki Kobayashi

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Dogma in Event Horizon
    8.2/10 1,370 votes

    #15 - Dogma in Event Horizon

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-06-15

    As the lab members prepare to transport human memories by way of a Time Leap, Okabe receives some highly disturbing news: Makise may be a SERN spy!

    Director: Koji Kobayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Chaos Theory Homeostasis I
    8.1/10 1,373 votes

    #16 - Chaos Theory Homeostasis I

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-05-25

    The latest experiment for Okabe and his lab mates leads to the disappearance of one of their own. Next, they'll attempt to use their time travel technology to make a young boy's dream a reality.

    Director: Kanji Wakabayashi

    Writer: Toshizo Nemoto

  • Starmine Rendezvous
    8.0/10 1,447 votes

    #17 - Starmine Rendezvous

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-05-04

    A successful hack reveals SERN's big secret.

    Director: Shigetaka Ikeda

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Fractal Androgynous
    8.0/10 1,387 votes

    #18 - Fractal Androgynous

    Season 1 Episode 18 - Aired 2011-08-03

    In a further attempt to rescue Mayuri from her fate, Okabe reveals Ruka's past to her. Ruka must make a difficult decision that might change her entire life.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Chaos Theory Homeostasis III
    7.9/10 1,349 votes

    #19 - Chaos Theory Homeostasis III

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-06-08

    The part-time warrior from downstairs tells Okabe about the search for her missing father. Meanwhile, the aspiring mad scientist is troubled by a mysterious text message.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Parallel World Paranoia
    7.6/10 1,504 votes

    #20 - Parallel World Paranoia

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-04-20

    Okabe suspects his microwave oven is behind the recent unusual events.

    Director: Kanji Wakabayashi

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Butterfly Effect's Divergence
    7.6/10 1,422 votes

    #21 - Butterfly Effect's Divergence

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-05-11

    Okabe's small scale experiment is partially successful.

    Director: Tomoko Hiramuki

    Writer: Masahiro Yokotani

  • Time Travel Paranoia
    7.5/10 1,577 votes

    #22 - Time Travel Paranoia

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-04-13

    Okabe is surprised to see Makise up and about after she was killed.

    Director: Shigetaka Ikeda

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Turning Point
    7.4/10 1,779 votes

    #23 - Turning Point

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-04-06

    A self-described mad scientist attends a lecture on time travel, stumbles upon the dead body of a familiarly unfamiliar woman, and discovers that his text messages are no longer bound by the rules of space and time.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: Jukki Hanada

  • Interpreter Rendezvous
    7.2/10 1,464 votes

    #24 - Interpreter Rendezvous

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-04-27

    Okabe needs to find a very old computer to hack a very new tech.

    Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa

    Writer: Jukki Hanada