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
    + 3,711
    - 2,329

    the people's #1 & most listed
    1998

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  2. 2
    + 2,716
    - 2,194

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2011

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  3. 3
    + 2,914
    - 1,870

    added by midnightq2
    1988

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  4. 4
    + 2,573
    - 1,764


    1996

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  5. 5
    + 2,351
    - 1,545

    added by midnightq2
    1990

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  6. 6
    + 2,113
    - 1,541


    1985

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  7. 7
    + 2,392
    - 1,620
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  8. 8
    + 2,522
    - 1,865


    2004

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  9. 9
    + 2,187
    - 1,558


    1997

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  10. 10
    + 2,098
    - 1,887

    often listed

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  11. 11
    + 2,122
    - 908

    ranked low on reranks

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  12. 12
    + 2,071
    - 1,464


    2010

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  13. 13
    + 1,385
    - 1,253

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2010

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  14. 14
    + 1,599
    - 858

    added by ZombieVittles
    2013

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  15. 15
    + 1,822
    - 1,269


    2008

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  16. 16
    + 1,834
    - 1,429

    added by MatthewSteuernagle
    1997

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  17. 17
    + 1,591
    - 992

    ranked low on reranks
    1996

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  18. 18
    + 1,682
    - 1,291


    2007

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  19. 19
    + 1,803
    - 1,176

    ranked low on reranks
    2001

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  20. 20
    + 1,658
    - 1,385


    1995

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  21. 21
    + 1,602
    - 1,338


    2004

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  22. 22
    + 1,866
    - 1,522


    2007

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  23. 23
    + 1,253
    - 805

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  24. 24
    + 1,474
    - 1,460

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2005

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  25. 25
    + 1,368
    - 1,063
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  26. 26
    + 1,312
    - 1,009


    2011

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  27. 27
    + 1,444
    - 936

    added by Ranker
    2013

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  28. 28
    + 1,200
    - 952


    2006

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  29. 29
    + 1,641
    - 1,261


    2002

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  30. 30
    + 1,005
    - 763


    1991

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  31. 31
    + 1,087
    - 866


    2009

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  32. 32
    + 1,200
    - 825


    1999

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  33. 33
    + 957
    - 677


    1994

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  34. 34
    + 1,160
    - 846

    added by modanq
    1994

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  35. 35
    + 765
    - 578


    2001

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  36. 36
    + 1,033
    - 703


    1992

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  37. 37
    + 815
    - 452
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  38. 38
    + 1,180
    - 1,469

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2008

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  39. 39
    + 1,043
    - 866


    1992

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  40. 40
    + 919
    - 869

    often listed & ranked high on reranks
    2007

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  41. 41
    + 840
    - 642


    2009

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  42. 42
    + 1,424
    - 1,087


    1993

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  43. 43
    + 722
    - 489


    2002

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  44. 44
    + 918
    - 748


    2008

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  45. 45
    + 1,012
    - 751


    2005

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  46. 46
    + 1,175
    - 1,020


    2010

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  47. 47
    + 863
    - 923

    often listed & added by designergamergeek
    2009

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  48. 48
    + 949
    - 747


    2009

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  49. 49
    + 905
    - 885

    often listed
    2003

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  50. 50
    + 1,198
    - 1,018


    1998

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