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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. 

 
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7,018 4,894
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
5,900 5,015
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
5,205 3,622
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
4,448 3,083
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
4,831 3,429
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,458 3,083
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
3,761 3,140
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,621 3,649
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
4,219 3,121
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,001 2,710
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,433 3,408
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
4,657 2,145
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
2,726 2,729
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,026 2,483
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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15
3,713 1,988
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
3,526 2,645
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

17
3,462 2,454
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

18
3,231 2,044
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
3,133 2,322
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,626 2,485
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,854 2,361
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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22
3,160 2,513
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,704 1,996
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,361 2,128
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,195 1,945
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

26
2,529 1,947
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,366 1,899
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
2,391 1,628
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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29
2,480 1,199
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
2,601 2,181
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
1,978 1,743
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

32
2,280 1,709
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,951 1,379
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,780 1,667
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,073 1,518
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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36
1,895 2,415
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,045 1,650
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,215 1,556
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,370 1,656
Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

40
1,824 1,450
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,635 1,608
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,796 1,419
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,928 1,362
God of War is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

44
1,887 1,543
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

45
1,910 1,441
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,603 1,661
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
1,726 1,853
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

48
1,837 1,533
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,634 1,363
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
2,001 1,555
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans