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
8,182 6,033
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
7,323 6,019
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
6,012 4,308
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 3,710
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
5,567 4,031
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,285 3,750
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
5,476 4,289
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 3,703
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
4,835 3,685
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 4,012
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,814 3,182
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,459 2,578
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,184 3,293
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
4,476 2,493
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
3,460 2,955
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
4,120 3,045
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
3,721 2,713
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

18
3,752 2,409
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
4,175 2,912
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
3,313 2,740
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 2,892
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
3,650 2,876
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
3,940 2,454
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,944 2,332
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
3,186 2,347
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
2,978 2,286
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,887 2,221
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
2,786 1,921
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
3,133 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
2,942 1,957
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 2,458
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 2,019
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
2,298 1,614
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,765 1,855
Doom is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

35
2,376 1,751
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
2,375 1,897
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,166 2,183
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
2,077 1,953
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,569 1,779
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,070 1,691
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,177 2,723
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,221 1,655
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,235 1,766
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
1,896 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
1,864 1,840
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,259 1,658
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,286 1,584
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
2,109 1,739
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,561 1,177
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
2,190 1,465
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans