Total Nerd Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst  

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If you’re collecting all Nintendo Entertainment System games ever made, you’re going to need this list of all NES games. The original Nintendo NES console was released in 1983 and was the most popular game systems of all time. One interesting aspect of the NES was that games were produced by hundreds of Nintendo Entertainment System game developers, both licensed and unlicensed.

Fortunately for retro game lovers everywhere, Nintendo recently announced they will be selling a miniature version of the original console in November 2016. The console will come with 30 games pre-loaded on the system, including Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more.

The Nintendo Entertainment System now has a cult following amongst classic game collectors. For that reason, many of the games mentioned below will be hard to find outside of collections and may require you to spend hours searching online classified. For that reason, it is best to start with the best Nintendo NES games as they are the most common. Otherwise, happy hunting for the rare NES games below!

It was a time when game developers could still get around the NES’ authentication system in order to publish games not approved by Nintendo. This list of all Nintendo Entertainment System games includes both licensed and unlicensed games.

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Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Contra is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

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Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

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Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

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Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

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Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

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Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

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Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

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Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

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Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

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Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

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Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

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Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 1992

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Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

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1942 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

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Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993

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Rampage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

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Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Blades of Steel Dec 23 1988

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Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst