The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time Anything

The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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List Criteria: Only video game franchises with at least 3 games in the series.

If someone asked you what the greatest video game franchise of all time was, how would you answer? If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, classic franchises like Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda might appeal to you more. However today's gamers have insanely good franchises to sink their teeth into as well, including Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Halo, Deus Ex, and so much more. This list takes your opinion into account, rather than sales, popularity, and reviews, so vote for your favorite game franchises no matter how mainstream or highly-rated they are. All genres are included here, whether it's a RPG, platformer, first person shooter or an adventure game.

You can add any franchise that's missing to this list of the greatest game series of all time, as long as there have been 3 or more games in the franchise so far. That means we're not including games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and DotA.  

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    Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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    Super Mario Bros.

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    The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    The Legend of Zelda

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    Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Super Smash Bros.

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    Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Mario Kart

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    Grand Theft Auto is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Grand Theft Auto

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    Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Final Fantasy

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    The Elder Scrolls is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    The Elder Scrolls

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    Halo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Halo

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    Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Metal Gear

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    Fallout is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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    Fallout

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    Street Fighter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Street Fighter

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    Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Mega Man

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    Assassins Creed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Assassins Creed

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    Metroid is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Metroid

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    Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Tomb Raider

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    Kirby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Kirby

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    Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Mass Effect

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    God of War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    God of War

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    The Sims is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    The Sims

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    Warcraft is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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    Warcraft

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    Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Star Fox

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    Diablo is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Diablo

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    Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Castlevania

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    Bioshock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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    Bioshock

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    Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Far Cry

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    Doom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Doom

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    Spyro the Dragon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Spyro the Dragon

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    Devil May Cry is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Devil May Cry

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    Need for Speed is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Need for Speed

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    Silent Hill is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Silent Hill

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    Battlefield is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time


    Battlefield

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    Dragon Age is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time

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    Dragon Age

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