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The Best GTA Heists ranked best to worst. Based on the take and how fun they are.
The Best GTA V Heists, video games, games, Game Consoles, money, PlayStation, XBox, other,

The Humane Labs Raid

Series A Funding

The Pacific Standard Heist

The Prison Break

The Fleeca Job


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<![CDATA[The Best Classic Video Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-classic-video-games
Top classic video games from the early years of gaming. This list contains the best games released on any system (arcade, home consoles, portable devices) from the 1960s through the year 2000 (which for this list would be considered the start of the "modern era" of gaming.) This includes all the essential games from the era of the arcade, as well as the original 8-bit consoles and their 16-bit follow-ups.

Many of the retro games on this list have remained extremely popular to this present day, and are often still played by passionate fans on preserved consoles or on computers via emulator software. Some of these games are part of ongoing franchises that have remained vital to this day, such as the classic "Mario Bros." games, "Legend of Zelda" titles and fighting games like "Mortal Kombat."

Experimental video games have been around since the 1950s, but it was two game breakthroughs in the early 1970s that really brought games more mainstream attention. "Spacewar!," released in 1961, became popular enough to generate about 1500 individual arcade machines, but was so complicated to learn that it failed to really develop mass appeal. The same was not true of 1972's "Pong," from the same creators, that recreated table tennis for arcades and eventually sold nearly 20,000 machines. By the late 1970s, video game consoles for the home were becoming more commonplace, with both the Intellivision and ColecoVision competing in toy stores and introducing many of the titles we're still familiar with today (including the original "Donkey Kong" and "Space Invaders.")

1978 is traditionally considered the start of the Golden Age of video games, particularly in terms of arcade games, with the introduction of numerous beloved retro titles (including "Frogger" and "Galaxian.") Finally, in 1985, Nintendo introduced the first Nintendo Entertainment System to stores, bundled with the game "Super Mario Bros.," a landmark release in console history.
The Best Classic Video Games,

Galaga

Mario Bros.

Pac-Man

Space Invaders

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario Kart

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Donkey Kong

Tetris: The Soviet Mind Game


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<![CDATA[The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-super-nintendo-_snes_-games
List of the best games ever released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The 16-bit Super Nintendo (or SNES) video game console was available beginning in 1990 in Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom) and the following year in North America, and was not discontinued until 2003 and 1999, respectively. During the 16-bit era (which primarily featured SNES competition from the Sega Genesis console), Super Nintendo was the world's best-selling video game system. Over 39 million SNES units were sold around the world (still shy of the incredible 61.91 million original Nintendo systems sold.) Even into the 32-bit era, Super Nintendo systems remained commonplace in homes around the world.

794 total games were officially released for the Super Nintendo system. The first games available for the new system were "Super Mario World," "F-Zero," "Pilotwings," "SimCity" and "Gradius III." "Super Mario World" - which was often bundled and sold with the system in its early days - remained the best-selling SNES game of all time, with over 20 million units sold. Many Super Nintendo titles have remained popular through the use of emulators, which can currently recreate the SNES experience on computers.

Check out more lists like a collection of all Super Nintendo games made, the most loved Super Smash Bros characters, and which Nintendo system was the best.

The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games,

Chrono Trigger

Donkey Kong Country

Final Fantasy VI

Street Fighter II

Super Mario Kart

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

Super Mario World

Super Metroid

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Mega Man X


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<![CDATA[The Best Video Games of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-games-of-all-time
These are the greatest games of all time, as voted on and reranked by gamers like yourself. Video games are more popular than ever. Since the early '80 when gaming systems like Atari, Nintendo and Sega first took arcade favorite and made them available to a wider audience, video games have become a part of the pop culture lexicon. Many of the best video games are action and adventure games, usually with an ultimate goal to reach in the end. That could mean rescuing a princess, like in games like the Super Mario franchise and Legend of Zelda, or it could mean battling it out with iconic villains like in Goldeneye. Sometime whooping some butt is fun and if that's your favorite type of video game, then you would be partial to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Contra and Mortal Kombat as the best video games.

The 00's produced some of the best video games of all time. Halo, Assassin's Creed and The Sims have remained popular ten year after their respective releases. People love playing these games and they've taken their place as classics within the gaming community. 

Vote for your favorite games on this Ultimate List of The Best Video Games of All Time. If there are any of your favorite top video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

 
The Best Video Games of All Time,

Final Fantasy VII

Super Mario 64

Super Mario Bros.

Super Mario Bros. 3

Super Mario World

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Tetris

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Mortal Kombat Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/all-mortal-kombat-characters-list-of-mk-characters/video-game-info

We compiled a list of the best Mortal Kombat characters across every Mortal Kombat game. Characters in the Mortal Kombat series include ninjas, cops, monks, and even gods. There are numerous Mortal Kombat female characters and even more Mortal Kombat ninjas, like original Mortal Kombat characters like Scorpion and Sub-Zero found on this list of Mortal Kombat characters. And we were for sure not to forget about the Mortal Kombat villains on this MK characters list. Everybody with loves video games has a favorite MK character. Feel free to use this list of Mortal Kombat characters names and pictures to make your own Mortal Kombat character list or name your favorite fighting game characters. These may not find all Mortal Kombat characters here, but they are the best.
 

Who are the greatest Mortal Kombat characters? This list has all of the Mortal Kombat characters names and pictures, so you'll know who to use the next time you play the game. Don’t judge them on their pictures of Mortal Kombat original characters. Did your favorite best Mortal Kombat character make the list? If you're interested in other fight games, you'll for sure want to play these greatest fighting game hits of all time.

All characters of Mortal Kombat and characters in Mortal Kombat should be here. But let us know if we missed any. 


The Greatest Mortal Kombat Characters,

Ermac

Kitana

Kung Lao

Liu Kang

Noob Saibot

Raiden

Sub-Zero

Smoke

Scorpion

Reptile


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<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-franchises/ranker-games
If someone asked you what the greatest video game franchise of all time was, how would you answer? If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, classic franchises like Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda might appeal to you more. However today's gamers have insanely good franchises to sink their teeth into as well, including Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Halo, Dues Ex, and so much more. This list takes your opinion into account, rather than sales, popularity, and reviews, so vote for your favorite game franchises no matter how mainstream or highly-rated they are. All genres are included here, whether it's a RPG, platformer, first person shooter or an adventure game.

You can add any franchise that's missing to this list of the greatest game series of all time, as long as there have been 3 or more games in the franchise so far. That means we're not including games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and DotA.  
The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time,

Sonic the Hedgehog

Fallout

The Legend of Zelda

Super Mario Bros.

Halo

The Elder Scrolls

Grand Theft Auto

Mortal Kombat

Mario Kart

Super Smash Bros.


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<![CDATA[The Best Generation 1 Pokemon]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-generation-1-pokemon/ranker-pokemon
List of the greatest generation 1 Pokemon, ranked by their fan appeal and overall coolness. It's almost irrefutable that the original 151 Pokemon are the best Pokemon of all time, sparking a craze all over the world that no one could have seen coming. Bulbasaur, Squirtle and Charmander are the starters in Pokemon Red and Blue, and there haven't been more iconic starters since. 

If you want to vote on things like "Who is the best Pokemon from Blue and Red?" then this list is where you can make your voice heard. Other sites may have lists on this subject, but Ranker is the only place where you can actually vote and determine the outcome of this ordering.

Generation 1 placed the player in the Kanto region, where he collected gym badges while butting heads with his rival Gary. Legendary Pokemon in generation 1 included Zapdos, Articuno and Moltres, the legendary birds. Mewtwo and Mew were also introduced, becoming some of the most iconic Pokemon of all time. So who is the greatest Generation One Pokemon of all time? Cast your votes and let the world know what you think!

The Best Generation 1 Pokemon,

Charizard

Mewtwo

Mew

Articuno

Gyarados

Arcanine

Blastoise

Zapdos

Gengar

Dragonite


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<![CDATA[21 Amazing Video Game Cake Wins That Earned a High Score]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/cool-video-game-cakes/jacob-shelton
Is there anything better than a delicious cake decorated to look like your favorite video game character? Yes there is. Twenty one of them. Twenty one cool video game cakes that take their inspiration from some of the coolest games and make them into an edible accouterment to your specific fandom. The cake makers on this list went above and beyond with their designs, and the final products are some of the most neat-o video game themed cakes that you’ll ever see. The tasty treats that covered here take their inspiration from a wide range of games that include old school classics like Pac Man, modern masterpieces like Legend of Zelda, and even newer games like Skyrim and Mass Effect. After you get a good look at these amazing video game cakes, you’ll definitely want to take a trip to your local bakery.

If only you’d taken Home Economics seriously when you were in school you too might be included on this list of awesome video game cakes. The desserts that on this list were made by everyone from experienced bakers, to amateur kitchen rats with an eye for design. Some of them feature giant fondant reproductions of characters and video game items, while others simply create a piece of art on the cake that you won’t forget, even after you’ve eaten all the corner pieces. 

21 Amazing Video Game Cake Wins That Earned a High Score,

Just Cut the Cake Already

Where's the Water Level?

The True Companion Cube

Cake-arina of Time

You Need to Collect All of the Pieces of the Tri-Force Before You Eat This Cake

First You Save the Galaxy, Then You Eat Cake

The Couple That Games Together, Stays Together

Can Doctor Mario Cure Diabetes?

Zelda Should Be Able to Eat Her Way Out of the Palace This Time

Fondant Chief


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<![CDATA[The Best Sports to Play]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sports-to-play/sports-lists
The best sports to play are the ones that are just as fun to play as kids as they are to play as adults. These are the favorite sports of millions of people around the world, and the people who regard any of these as the greatest sports to play are unlikely to back down. Whether you're of the opinion that slow-pitch softball is the best sport to play or if you think the top sport to play is football (with or without flags), the chances are your favorite sport is on this list. Some of these sports have better chance of players sustaining crazy sports injuries than others, but some people can't walk down the street without getting hurt so why not get injured playing some fun sports?

What are the greatest sports to play? What are the best recreational sports? What are the best sports to play in college? What are the top sports for kids to play? At any age, sports are a part of life, and this list of the best sports to play is about exposing people to what may become their new favorite sport to play. If your favorite sport to play isn't on the list, make sure to add it and see if it can ascend the list and become the #1 best sport to play.

If watching sports is more your thing, check out the best spectator sports for some ideas about great sports to watch.
The Best Sports to Play,

Soccer

Swimming

Basketball

Football

Bowling

Beach Volleyball

Tennis

Volleyball

Ice Hockey

Baseball


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<![CDATA[The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-pen-and-paper-rpg_s-v1
The greatest pen and paper RPGs (or role-playing games) don't require any kind of fancy technology. No, these RPGs are much more like traditional board games. When in doubt, go for the classics, like RuneQuest, Traveller and the perennially popular Dungeons & Dragons. This list includes a lot of favorites, but it isn't complete, so feel free to add the pen and paper/tabletop RPGs that you love playing the most, too. Vote up the best, vote down the worst and rerank this list any way you want.

If you're looking for something new to play, why not give some of these great, table top RPGs a whirl? It's no accident that RPGs like 'Call of Cthulhu' have been around for a long, long time. Despite the emergence of some incredibly impressive RPG video games, these tabletop RPGs keep us coming back for more. Tabletop RPGs force us to communicate with each other, rather than being glued to a computer or TV screen for hours on end.

Enjoy this list of great table-talk role-playing games, and don't forget to vote for the best tabletop RPG below!
The Greatest Pen and Paper RPGs,

Call of Cthulhu

Dungeons & Dragons

GURPS

Mage: The Ascension

Shadowrun

Star Wars role-playing game

Vampire: The Masquerade

Werewolf: The Apocalypse

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Ad&d First Edition


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