Total Nerd The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best science fiction games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated science fiction games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest science fiction games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these science fiction games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging science fiction games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new science fiction games.

Games on this list include BioShock and Halo: Combat Evolved.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best science fiction games?" and "What is the greatest science fiction game of all time?"
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158 62
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock 2007

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211 93
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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128 46
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
muzziac added Fallout 3 2008

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161 66
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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145 64
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2 2011

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126 54
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

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120 52
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock Infinite 2013

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117 51
Portal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2007

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77 25
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

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113 50
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Half-Life 1998

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103 45
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
StarCraft 1998

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158 83
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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57 17
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

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92 45
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 2 2004

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43 10
Doom is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Doom 1993

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74 35
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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87 45
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 3 2007

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42 11
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Borderlands 2 2012

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82 43
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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79 43
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

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44 18
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002

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71 41
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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56 30
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012

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68 43
StarCraft: Brood War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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37 18
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994

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27 9
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid Prime 2002

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29 11
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 1997

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62 42
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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19 3
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid 1986

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27 11
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 2 1998

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60 43
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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19 6
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 64 1997

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52 38
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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21 8
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Super Metroid 1994

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40 27
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Mega Man 1987

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32 20
Destroy All Humans! is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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49 37
Gears of War 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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51 39
Crysis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Crysis 2007

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39 28
Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Far Cry 2004

40
41 31
Beyond Good & Evil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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14 4
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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31 23
Prey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prey 2006

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34 27
Aliens versus Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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40 34
The Chronicles of Riddick: Esc... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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11 4
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 1993

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37 33
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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34 30
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Eve Online 2003

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22 17
Galaga is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Galaga 1981

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10 4
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Mega Man X 1993

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25 21
Resistance: Fall of Man is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time