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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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5,567 3,701
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

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2
4,529 3,762
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
4,149 2,790
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
3,518 2,355
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
3,826 2,676
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
3,589 2,375
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
3,003 2,401
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,398 2,384
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,583 2,882
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
3,577 1,579
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,140 2,057
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,805 2,711
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,048 2,144
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,432 1,955
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
2,798 2,127
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

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16
2,686 1,498
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

17
2,743 1,938
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
2,524 1,585
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
2,465 1,876
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,218 1,919
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,683 1,700
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,548 2,067
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,063 2,046
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,125 1,583
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
2,001 1,546
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
2,295 1,516
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

27
1,896 1,257
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
1,862 1,489
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
1,653 863
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,121 1,795
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
1,636 1,320
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

32
1,502 1,400
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
1,405 1,310
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,643 1,230
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

35
1,486 1,070
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,776 1,249
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,933 1,393
Doom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

38
1,261 1,085
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,114 1,396
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
1,703 1,376
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,422 1,124
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,222 1,013
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
1,484 1,233
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,451 1,156
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,273 1,271
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,487 1,107
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

47
1,522 1,989
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
1,246 824
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,538 1,055
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
1,555 1,398
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Half-Life 1998