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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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5,853 3,931
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
4,817 4,014
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
4,361 2,946
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
4,037 2,820
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

5
3,692 2,488
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
3,771 2,496
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
3,133 2,540
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,558 2,533
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,785 3,015
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
3,803 1,681
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,923 2,835
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,252 2,177
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,219 2,249
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,575 2,047
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
2,943 2,229
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
2,901 1,603
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
2,664 1,679
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
2,889 2,045
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
2,603 1,962
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,671 2,161
Portal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

21
2,360 2,009
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,180 2,121
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
2,819 1,786
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,237 1,662
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
2,483 1,605
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
2,092 1,632
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
1,954 1,566
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
1,988 1,322
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
1,846 928
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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2,227 1,865
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
1,596 1,466
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
1,578 1,125
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,851 1,310
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,706 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
1,467 1,381
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,832 1,433
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,737 1,286
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

38
1,595 2,074
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,025 1,443
Doom is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

40
1,339 1,344
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,530 1,205
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,217 1,442
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

43
1,526 1,197
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,555 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
1,332 1,138
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,283 1,084
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
1,356 1,483
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
1,609 1,102
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,535 1,313
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

50
1,692 1,364
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans