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List Rules The best video games ever, regardless of system or year of release.

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. 

 

1
7,879 5,796
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

2
7,057 5,744
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

3
5,761 4,161
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Super Mario Bros. 3 1988

4
4,964 3,574
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Super Mario World 1990

5
5,383 3,894
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,952 3,565
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
4,148 3,613
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
5,286 4,136
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
4,673 3,563
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,644 3,063
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,762 3,870
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
3,084 3,158
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
5,291 2,475
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,335 2,856
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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4,294 2,376
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

16
3,596 2,616
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

17
3,947 2,966
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

18
4,041 2,818
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

19
3,617 2,334
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,216 2,653
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,951 2,790
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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3,549 2,788
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
3,796 2,383
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,761 2,246
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

25
3,077 2,269
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,874 2,217
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,809 2,139
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,679 1,859
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,991 1,414
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
2,845 1,900
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,859 2,402
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,273 1,957
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

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2,197 1,567
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,670 1,806
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

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2,290 1,704
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

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2,289 1,844
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,001 1,893
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,119 2,644
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,475 1,733
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,141 1,595
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,077 2,087
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

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1,998 1,634
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,169 1,707
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

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1,831 1,541
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,194 1,599
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,802 1,793
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,197 1,532
God of War is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

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2,036 1,695
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,486 1,141
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,002 1,773
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Half-Life 1998