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
+ - 3,560 929
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
+ - 2,641 738
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
+ - 2,801 705
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
+ - 2,009 1,214
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
+ - 2,077 605
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
+ - 2,364 717
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
+ - 2,112 691
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
+ - 1,621 878
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
+ - 2,008 591
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
+ - 1,642 792
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

12
+ - 2,394 733
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

13
+ - 1,799 720
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
+ - 1,839 811
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
+ - 1,814 585
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
+ - 1,721 552
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
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17
+ - 1,199 828
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

18
+ - 1,482 864
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
+ - 1,379 744
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

20
+ - 931 609
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

21
+ - 1,210 657
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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+ - 1,898 683
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

23
+ - 1,568 548
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
+ - 1,250 551
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
+ - 949 694
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

26
+ - 1,510 632
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

27
+ - 1,008 526
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
+ - 1,052 433
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

29
+ - 883 597
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,225 696
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
+ - 863 590
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
+ - 1,068 485
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
+ - 1,322 502
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
+ - 1,255 621
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
+ - 886 412
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
+ - 661 403
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
+ - 694 449
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
+ - 943 551
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

39
+ - 877 447
1942 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

40
+ - 641 403
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
+ - 848 448
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
+ - 676 567
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
+ - 970 538
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 513 413
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993

45
+ - 1,238 476
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

46
+ - 1,224 495
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

47
+ - 853 500
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 530 489
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
+ - 674 407
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
+ - 677 417
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst