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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
7,252 5,148
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
6,200 5,211
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
5,358 3,763
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
4,581 3,207
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
4,979 3,552
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,607 3,200
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
3,859 3,262
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,784 3,797
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
4,357 3,233
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,179 2,799
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,517 3,533
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
4,820 2,234
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
2,817 2,838
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,122 2,581
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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15
3,874 2,081
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

16
3,641 2,719
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
3,593 2,531
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
3,236 2,404
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

19
3,333 2,112
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
2,940 2,431
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,708 2,557
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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22
3,242 2,583
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,806 2,064
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,474 2,189
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,347 2,015
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

26
2,609 2,016
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,465 1,958
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
2,464 1,682
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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2,594 1,252
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
2,661 2,245
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
2,049 1,807
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

32
2,377 1,767
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
2,008 1,431
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,841 1,729
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,132 1,569
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

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1,952 2,476
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,099 1,709
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,278 1,605
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,435 1,703
Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

40
1,684 1,402
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,874 1,468
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,996 1,408
God of War is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

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43
1,981 1,479
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
1,954 1,593
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

45
1,681 1,662
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,856 1,503
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
1,795 1,920
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

48
2,664 1,705
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,881 1,572
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
1,590 1,369
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans