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

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List Rules 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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5,277 3,492
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2
4,263 3,510
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

3
3,965 2,630
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Super Mario Bros. 3 1988

4
3,646 2,532
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

5
3,337 2,212
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Super Mario World 1990

6
3,422 2,249
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
2,869 2,262
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,223 2,250
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,396 2,719
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
2,011 1,904
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,692 2,561
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,901 2,024
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,314 1,495
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,668 2,006
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

15
2,493 1,388
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

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16
2,297 1,851
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

17
2,612 1,803
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

18
2,393 1,487
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
2,333 1,769
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,082 1,824
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
1,957 1,941
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,429 1,969
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,531 1,615
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
1,993 1,498
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
1,892 1,445
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,155 1,405
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

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1,759 1,376
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
1,791 1,176
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
2,046 1,695
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,320 1,221
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,547 1,237
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

32
1,457 799
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,410 1,326
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

34
1,686 1,178
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
1,395 1,008
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,603 1,305
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,466 1,894
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
1,172 1,004
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
1,381 1,094
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
1,417 1,164
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,540 1,163
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

42
1,316 1,054
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
1,830 1,330
Doom is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

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1,472 984
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,001 1,340
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,400 1,040
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

47
1,141 951
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
1,211 1,195
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,197 1,307
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

50
1,280 1,070
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans