Total Nerd The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans  

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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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1
8,345 6,171
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
7,458 6,175
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
6,147 4,411
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 1988

4
5,314 3,799
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added 1990

5
5,689 4,115
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
5,244 3,774
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
5,600 4,395
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,378 3,826
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
4,917 3,766
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,945 3,250
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,957 4,097
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
3,242 3,371
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
4,596 2,556
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added 2013

14
5,580 2,635
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
3,527 3,013
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
4,211 3,102
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added 1997

17
3,798 2,765
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

18
4,243 2,961
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

19
3,837 2,446
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,375 2,794
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
3,101 2,940
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
4,055 2,390
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added 2013

23
4,036 2,500
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,710 2,924
Portal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

25
3,054 2,327
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,239 2,393
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,935 2,267
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
3,247 1,516
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
2,859 1,956
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
2,994 1,991
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,001 2,507
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

32
2,392 2,061
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,437 1,932
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,804 1,895
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

35
2,120 1,990
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
2,435 1,786
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

37
2,360 1,643
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,283 1,692
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,627 1,815
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
1,934 1,623
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,243 2,234
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

42
2,211 2,776
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,119 1,717
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
2,966 1,895
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
2,166 1,756
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,227 1,492
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,309 1,682
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,339 1,611
God of War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

49
2,272 1,795
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

50
1,599 1,199
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans