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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
9,275 6,885
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
8,322 6,874
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
6,801 4,876
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
5,888 4,241
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
6,234 4,542
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,810 4,220
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
6,409 4,800
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
5,706 4,197
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
5,616 3,630
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
5,375 4,183
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,519 4,446
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,207 2,891
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added 2013

13
3,555 3,772
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
6,247 2,930
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
3,764 3,343
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
4,614 3,280
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

17
4,144 3,096
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

18
4,612 3,450
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added 1997

19
4,247 2,725
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,415 3,226
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
4,650 2,670
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added 2013

22
3,723 3,079
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
4,025 3,191
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,341 2,774
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,382 2,602
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,522 2,645
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
3,794 1,726
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
3,238 2,508
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
3,138 2,164
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,270 2,233
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,366 2,707
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
2,607 2,289
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,552 1,897
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,671 2,156
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
3,138 2,066
Doom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

36
2,699 1,798
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,463 3,012
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,631 1,995
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

39
2,541 2,505
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

40
2,186 1,806
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,301 2,204
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,698 1,844
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,430 1,910
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
2,826 1,996
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,909 1,347
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,701 1,764
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

47
2,575 1,648
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,368 1,877
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
3,194 2,072
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
2,469 1,973
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007