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

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Updated February 14, 2020 1M votes 50.7k voters 411.7k views 1,597 items

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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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added 2013
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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added 2013
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Pokémon Red and B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
May 18 2010
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Super Smash Bros. Melee ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993
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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009
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Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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The Legend of Zelda: Maj... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added 1990
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added 1997
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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Pokémon Gold and ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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God of War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005
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The Legend of Zelda: A L... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added 1988
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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Oct 18 2011