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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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5,840 3,914
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
4,801 3,997
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
4,348 2,937
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
4,026 2,812
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

5
3,677 2,480
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Super Mario World 1990

6
3,760 2,489
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
3,122 2,532
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,549 2,524
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,772 3,007
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
3,788 1,674
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,915 2,826
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,245 2,169
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,207 2,240
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,565 2,040
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
2,933 2,221
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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2,883 1,596
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
2,655 1,672
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
2,882 2,038
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

19
2,593 1,957
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,662 2,150
Portal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

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2,349 2,002
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,169 2,117
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
2,811 1,781
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,229 1,656
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
2,472 1,600
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

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2,084 1,626
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,950 1,559
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,980 1,321
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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1,836 923
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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2,221 1,863
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,589 1,461
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

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1,572 1,124
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,845 1,309
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,701 1,399
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
1,828 1,432
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,460 1,380
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,732 1,285
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

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1,589 2,071
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,021 1,440
Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

40
1,335 1,341
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,520 1,192
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,210 1,441
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,525 1,205
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,549 1,292
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,326 1,135
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,275 1,081
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,350 1,476
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

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1,529 1,308
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

49
1,602 1,102
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,685 1,363
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans