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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1
3,612 938
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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2
3,494 906
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
2,679 747
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
2,834 714
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,030 1,233
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,102 618
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,392 728
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,412 750
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
1,819 727
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,138 697
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

11
1,640 890
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
1,856 826
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

13
1,663 797
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

14
2,028 597
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

15
1,833 592
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
1,212 838
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

17
1,738 556
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

18
939 620
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

19
1,392 760
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

20
1,221 667
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,913 687
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,590 551
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

23
1,493 874
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
1,528 636
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,027 528
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,064 438
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

27
1,240 702
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
871 602
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

29
1,261 556
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

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30
962 703
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

31
1,081 490
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,278 625
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
1,332 509
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
897 421
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
904 599
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
955 558
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
672 409
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

38
651 407
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
707 454
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 1992

40
886 458
1942 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

41
683 579
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
973 548
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,248 484
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

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44
867 502
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,233 502
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Blades of Steel Dec 23 1988

46
541 495
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
681 412
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
360 456
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
522 416
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993

50
1,106 519
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990