The Best Video Games of All Time Video Games
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The Best Video Games of All Time

List Criteria: Any System, Any year

Video games are more popular than ever. Since the early '80 when gaming systems like Atari, Nintendo and Sega first took arcade favorite and made them available to a wider audience, video games have become a part of the pop culture lexicon. Many of the best video games are action and adventure games, usually with an ultimate goal to reach in the end. That could mean rescuing a princess, like in games like the Super Mario franchise and Legend of Zelda, or it could mean battling it out with iconic villains like in Goldeneye. Sometime whooping some butt is fun and if that's your favorite type of video game, then you would be partial to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Contra and Mortal Kombat as the best video games.

The aughts produced some of the best video games of all time. Halo, Assassin's Creed and The Sims have remained popular ten year after their respective releases. People love playing these games and they've taken their place as classics within the gaming community. 

Vote for your favorite games on this Ultimate List of The Best Video Games of All Time. If there are any of your favorite video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

 
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    the people's #1 &most listed
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

    Nov 21 1998 More
    100
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    Sep 13 1985 More
    94
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    Oct 23 1988 More
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    Jun 23 1996 More
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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Nov 11 2011 More
    90
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    Jan 01 1990 More
    88
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    added by: MatthewSteuernagle
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    Jan 01 1997 More
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    Grand Theft Auto IV

    Apr 29 2008 More
    81
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    Mass Effect 2

    Jan 26 2010 More
    80
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    Oct 18 2011 More
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    Resident Evil 4

    Jan 11 2005 More
    78
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    Super Mario Kart

    Jan 01 1992 More
    78
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    Portal

    Oct 09 2007 More
    77
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    Oct 27 2002 More
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    Mario Kart 64

    Dec 14 1996 More
    77
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    Aug 21 2007 More
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    1986 More
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    Nov 19 1998 More
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    May 17 2009 More
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    Nov 21 1994 More
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