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The Best Video Games of All Time

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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
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    the people's #1 & most listed
    1998

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  2. 2
    + 2,542
    - 1,645

    added by midnightq2
    1988

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  3. 3
    + 2,290
    - 1,867


    2011

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  4. 4
    + 2,239
    - 1,547


    1996

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  5. 5
    + 1,823
    - 1,336


    1985

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  6. 6
    + 2,015
    - 1,367

    added by midnightq2
    1990

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  7. 7
    + 2,184
    - 1,615


    2004

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  8. 8
    + 1,861
    - 1,339


    1997

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  9. 9
    + 2,077
    - 1,434
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  10. 10
    + 1,695
    - 742
    Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time

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  11. 11
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    often listed

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  12. 12
    + 1,801
    - 1,272


    2010

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  13. 13
    + 1,202
    - 1,043

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2010

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  14. 14
    + 1,567
    - 1,082


    2008

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  15. 15
    + 1,292
    - 679

    added by ZombieVittles
    2013

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  16. 16
    + 1,577
    - 1,266

    often listed & added by MatthewSteuernagle
    1997

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  17. 17
    + 1,307
    - 861


    1996

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  18. 18
    + 1,480
    - 1,130


    2007

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  19. 19
    + 1,452
    - 1,237


    1995

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  20. 20
    + 1,549
    - 1,047


    2001

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  21. 21
    + 1,152
    - 844
    Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time


    2011

  22. 22
    + 1,299
    - 1,301

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2005

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  23. 23
    + 1,435
    - 1,180


    2004

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  24. 24
    + 1,483
    - 1,089


    2002

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    + 1,699
    - 1,368
    Portal is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time


    2007

  26. 26
    + 1,003
    - 799


    2006

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  27. 27
    + 1,203
    - 919
    Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time
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  29. 29
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    - 776

    added by Ranker
    2013

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  30. 30
    + 1,036
    - 667


    1999

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  31. 31
    + 940
    - 702
    Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time


    2009

  32. 32
    + 844
    - 611


    1991

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  33. 33
    + 796
    - 534


    1994

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  34. 34
    + 899
    - 707


    1992

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  35. 35
    + 1,052
    - 1,266

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2008

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  36. 36
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    - 467


    2009

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  37. 37
    + 859
    - 589


    2005

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  38. 38
    + 1,008
    - 688

    added by modanq
    1994

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  39. 39
    + 861
    - 559
    Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time


    1992

  40. 40
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    Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Games of All Time


    2007

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    - 325
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  42. 42
    + 783
    - 755

    often listed
    2003

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  43. 43
    + 1,146
    - 970


    1998

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  44. 44
    + 769
    - 635


    2008

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  45. 45
    + 1,275
    - 969


    1993

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  46. 46
    + 1,403
    - 980
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  47. 47
    + 1,030
    - 896


    2010

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  48. 48
    + 555
    - 471


    2001

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  49. 49
    + 797
    - 623


    2009

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  50. 50
    + 909
    - 839


    2007

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