The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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List Criteria: The best video games ever, regardless of system or year of release.

These are the greatest games of all time, as voted on and reranked by gamers like yourself. 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 00's 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 top video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

 
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  1. 1
    + 3,700
    - 2,328

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1998

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  2. 2
    + 2,710
    - 2,193

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2011

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  3. 3
    + 2,910
    - 1,868

    added by midnightq2
    1988

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  4. 4
    + 2,569
    - 1,762


    1996

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  5. 5
    + 2,348
    - 1,543

    added by midnightq2
    1990

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  6. 6
    + 2,109
    - 1,539


    1985

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  7. 7
    + 2,388
    - 1,618
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  8. 8
    + 2,514
    - 1,864


    2004

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  9. 9
    + 2,182
    - 1,557


    1997

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  10. 10
    + 2,096
    - 1,885

    often listed

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  11. 11
    + 2,119
    - 907

    ranked low on reranks

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  12. 12
    + 2,068
    - 1,463


    2010

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  13. 13
    + 1,383
    - 1,252

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2010

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  14. 14
    + 1,596
    - 857

    added by ZombieVittles
    2013

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  15. 15
    + 1,820
    - 1,268


    2008

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  16. 16
    + 1,830
    - 1,428

    added by MatthewSteuernagle
    1997

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  17. 17
    + 1,588
    - 990

    ranked low on reranks
    1996

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  18. 18
    + 1,682
    - 1,289


    2007

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  19. 19
    + 1,802
    - 1,174

    ranked low on reranks
    2001

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  20. 20
    + 1,657
    - 1,384


    1995

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  21. 21
    + 1,598
    - 1,337


    2004

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  22. 22
    + 1,866
    - 1,520


    2007

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  23. 23
    + 1,472
    - 1,459

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2005

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  24. 24
    + 1,248
    - 804

    ranked low on reranks

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  25. 25
    + 1,367
    - 1,062
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  26. 26
    + 1,311
    - 1,007


    2011

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  27. 27
    + 1,440
    - 935

    added by Ranker
    2013

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  28. 28
    + 1,198
    - 951


    2006

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  29. 29
    + 1,637
    - 1,260


    2002

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  30. 30
    + 1,003
    - 762


    1991

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  31. 31
    + 1,086
    - 863


    2009

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  32. 32
    + 1,199
    - 822


    1999

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  33. 33
    + 955
    - 674


    1994

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  34. 34
    + 1,158
    - 844

    added by modanq
    1994

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  35. 35
    + 761
    - 577


    2001

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  36. 36
    + 1,030
    - 698


    1992

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  37. 37
    + 811
    - 451
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  38. 38
    + 1,175
    - 1,468

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2008

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  39. 39
    + 1,042
    - 862


    1992

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  40. 40
    + 917
    - 868

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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  41. 41
    + 839
    - 641


    2009

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  42. 42
    + 918
    - 746


    2008

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  43. 43
    + 1,010
    - 747


    2005

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  44. 44
    + 1,421
    - 1,086


    1993

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  45. 45
    + 720
    - 488


    2002

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  46. 46
    + 1,173
    - 1,020


    2010

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  47. 47
    + 949
    - 745


    2009

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  48. 48
    + 1,196
    - 1,017


    1998

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  49. 49
    + 902
    - 884


    2003

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  50. 50
    + 1,032
    - 991


    2011

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