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

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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. 

 

1
8,186 6,038
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
7,327 6,024
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
6,015 4,312
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
5,190 3,714
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
5,569 4,035
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,286 3,755
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
5,478 4,295
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
5,130 3,708
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
4,838 3,687
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
3,887 4,018
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,816 3,184
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,461 2,581
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,187 3,294
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
4,479 2,495
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

15
3,461 2,957
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
4,123 3,048
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

17
3,722 2,716
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

18
3,753 2,411
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
4,179 2,914
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

20
3,314 2,743
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
3,045 2,896
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
3,651 2,879
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
3,943 2,455
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,947 2,333
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

25
3,188 2,349
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
2,980 2,288
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,888 2,223
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
2,788 1,922
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
3,138 1,480
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
2,944 1,958
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
2,955 2,461
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
2,352 2,022
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
2,300 1,616
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,767 1,857
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

35
2,377 1,753
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

36
2,376 1,898
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,168 2,185
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

38
2,081 1,953
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,572 1,780
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,073 1,692
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,179 2,726
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,223 1,656
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,237 1,767
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

44
1,899 1,597
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,866 1,842
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,261 1,660
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,288 1,585
God of War is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

48
2,112 1,740
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,563 1,178
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
2,192 1,466
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans