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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
7,563 5,424
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
6,517 5,471
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
5,581 3,936
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
4,795 3,360
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
5,188 3,713
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,791 3,364
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
4,025 3,406
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,987 3,974
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
4,508 3,393
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,371 2,939
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,649 3,689
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,924 2,997
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
5,052 2,360
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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3,225 2,715
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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4,064 2,219
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
3,796 2,831
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
3,753 2,660
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
3,389 2,510
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

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3,487 2,203
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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3,059 2,541
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,825 2,663
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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3,365 2,686
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

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3,633 2,280
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,925 2,167
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

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3,533 2,112
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

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2,752 2,107
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,587 2,049
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,579 1,759
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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2,756 1,341
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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2,749 2,323
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,490 1,850
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,143 1,888
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

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2,107 1,498
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,906 1,816
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,203 1,774
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,209 1,639
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

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2,392 1,665
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,548 1,755
Doom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

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2,018 2,566
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,992 1,534
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,969 1,632
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,924 1,574
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,919 2,003
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

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2,098 1,473
God of War is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

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2,041 1,655
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

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2,071 1,551
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,751 1,476
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,743 1,724
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,748 1,764
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

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1,813 1,499
Super Smash Bros. Brawl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans