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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
7,465 5,337
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
6,437 5,388
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
5,503 3,885
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
4,730 3,308
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
5,126 3,658
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,727 3,308
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
3,970 3,361
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,922 3,911
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
4,454 3,341
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,312 2,895
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,604 3,649
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,897 2,944
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
4,987 2,321
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,198 2,674
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

The Best Street Fighter Games Ever Released, Ranked by Fans

15
4,014 2,183
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
3,740 2,799
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
3,720 2,613
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
3,357 2,478
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

19
3,434 2,184
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,033 2,507
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,785 2,630
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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22
3,340 2,649
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
3,583 2,249
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,882 2,139
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,472 2,085
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
2,706 2,076
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,552 2,021
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
2,542 1,734
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
2,709 1,312
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
2,716 2,298
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
2,465 1,821
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

32
2,126 1,858
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

33
2,073 1,475
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,889 1,788
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,187 1,613
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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2,167 1,753
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,355 1,645
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,511 1,736
Doom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

39
1,997 2,535
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
1,946 1,517
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,897 1,554
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,940 1,614
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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43
1,885 1,979
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

44
2,064 1,454
God of War is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

45
1,735 1,455
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,044 1,529
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,010 1,638
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

48
2,728 1,745
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,720 1,711
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
1,794 1,480
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans