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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
9,279 6,889
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
8,328 6,877
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
6,805 4,878
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
5,891 4,243
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
6,237 4,543
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,812 4,222
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
6,413 4,802
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
5,708 4,200
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
5,619 3,633
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
5,377 4,186
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,520 4,449
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,208 2,894
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
3,556 3,774
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
6,249 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
3,765 3,345
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
4,616 3,282
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 3,098
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

18
4,615 3,451
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
4,250 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
3,416 3,228
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
4,651 2,672
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
3,724 3,081
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 3,193
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,343 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
3,383 2,604
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,523 2,647
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
3,796 1,729
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
3,239 2,510
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
3,139 2,166
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,271 2,235
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,371 2,708
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 2,291
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,553 1,898
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,672 2,157
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
3,140 2,068
Doom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

36
2,700 1,799
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,632 1,996
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

38
2,466 3,014
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,544 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 1,808
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 2,205
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,700 1,845
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,432 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
2,829 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
1,910 1,348
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,702 1,765
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

47
2,577 1,649
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,370 1,878
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
3,195 2,073
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
2,471 1,974
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007