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
    + 3,721
    - 2,333

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1998

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  2. 2
    + 2,721
    - 2,198

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2011

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  3. 3
    + 2,920
    - 1,872

    added by midnightq2
    1988

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  4. 4
    + 2,578
    - 1,766


    1996

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  5. 5
    + 2,355
    - 1,547

    added by midnightq2
    1990

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  6. 6
    + 2,118
    - 1,543


    1985

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  7. 7
    + 2,396
    - 1,622
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  8. 8
    + 2,527
    - 1,867


    2004

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  9. 9
    + 2,191
    - 1,560


    1997

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  10. 10
    + 2,105
    - 1,888

    often listed

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  11. 11
    + 2,129
    - 910

    ranked low on reranks

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  12. 12
    + 2,078
    - 1,463


    2010

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  13. 13
    + 1,386
    - 1,256

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2010

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  14. 14
    + 1,605
    - 859

    added by ZombieVittles
    2013

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  15. 15
    + 1,825
    - 1,272


    2008

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  16. 16
    + 1,838
    - 1,431

    added by MatthewSteuernagle
    1997

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  17. 17
    + 1,595
    - 994

    ranked low on reranks
    1996

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  18. 18
    + 1,684
    - 1,294


    2007

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  19. 19
    + 1,808
    - 1,178

    ranked low on reranks
    2001

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  20. 20
    + 1,662
    - 1,388


    1995

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  21. 21
    + 1,605
    - 1,339


    2004

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  22. 22
    + 1,868
    - 1,525


    2007

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  23. 23
    + 1,255
    - 807

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  24. 24
    + 1,475
    - 1,463

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2005

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  25. 25
    + 1,372
    - 1,064
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  26. 26
    + 1,314
    - 1,011


    2011

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  27. 27
    + 1,446
    - 938

    added by Ranker
    2013

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  28. 28
    + 1,203
    - 954


    2006

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  29. 29
    + 1,642
    - 1,263


    2002

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  30. 30
    + 1,006
    - 765


    1991

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  31. 31
    + 1,089
    - 868


    2009

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  32. 32
    + 1,202
    - 827


    1999

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  33. 33
    + 962
    - 679


    1994

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  34. 34
    + 1,161
    - 848

    added by modanq
    1994

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  35. 35
    + 768
    - 581


    2001

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  36. 36
    + 1,036
    - 705


    1992

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  37. 37
    + 817
    - 454
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  38. 38
    + 1,181
    - 1,473

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2008

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  39. 39
    + 1,045
    - 868


    1992

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  40. 40
    + 921
    - 872

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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  41. 41
    + 842
    - 644


    2009

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  42. 42
    + 1,428
    - 1,089


    1993

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  43. 43
    + 724
    - 491


    2002

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  44. 44
    + 921
    - 751


    2008

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  45. 45
    + 1,014
    - 753


    2005

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  46. 46
    + 1,178
    - 1,023


    2010

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  47. 47
    + 866
    - 926

    often listed & added by designergamergeek
    2009

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  48. 48
    + 950
    - 750


    2009

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  49. 49
    + 1,201
    - 1,021


    1998

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  50. 50
    + 907
    - 888


    2003

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