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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2
+ - 3,572 930
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
+ - 2,649 740
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
+ - 2,809 706
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
+ - 2,013 1,218
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
+ - 2,085 606
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
+ - 2,371 718
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 2,116 693
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
+ - 1,624 881
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

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

12
+ - 2,399 736
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

13
+ - 1,803 721
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
+ - 1,841 816
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
+ - 1,727 552
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
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16
+ - 1,819 586
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
+ - 1,202 830
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

18
+ - 1,485 867
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
+ - 1,383 746
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

20
+ - 934 612
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

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+ - 1,213 659
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,902 683
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,573 549
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,253 553
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

25
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Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

26
+ - 1,516 633
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,013 526
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,055 434
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

29
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Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,229 697
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 864 593
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,070 487
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
+ - 1,325 503
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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+ - 1,259 622
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
+ - 887 414
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
+ - 663 405
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

37
+ - 696 451
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 1992

38
+ - 944 553
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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+ - 879 449
1942 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

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+ - 644 404
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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+ - 851 449
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
+ - 680 568
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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+ - 516 414
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993

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+ - 971 540
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
+ - 1,241 477
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

46
+ - 1,226 496
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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+ - 860 500
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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+ - 676 409
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 680 418
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst