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
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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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+ - 2,568 724
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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

5
+ - 1,961 1,187
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
+ - 2,044 588
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
+ - 2,318 706
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 2,064 680
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
+ - 1,578 866
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
+ - 1,616 766
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

11
+ - 2,361 711
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
+ - 1,960 582
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

13
+ - 1,752 708
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
+ - 1,796 795
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
+ - 1,684 539
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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+ - 1,782 577
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
+ - 1,169 812
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

18
+ - 1,449 844
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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+ - 917 594
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

20
+ - 1,345 732
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

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+ - 1,192 642
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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+ - 1,867 674
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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+ - 1,540 541
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,222 541
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
+ - 932 682
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

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

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+ - 993 514
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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+ - 1,033 423
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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+ - 863 585
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,196 684
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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+ - 846 579
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,050 477
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
+ - 1,298 495
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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+ - 1,228 608
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
+ - 872 403
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
+ - 649 391
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
+ - 678 441
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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+ - 927 539
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

39
+ - 858 439
1942 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

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+ - 626 396
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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+ - 666 547
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
+ - 831 439
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 955 531
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 1,215 468
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

45
+ - 501 406
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993

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+ - 1,203 491
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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+ - 841 490
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 520 480
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 659 400
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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+ - 669 409
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst