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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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5,987 4,047
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
4,947 4,136
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
4,455 3,029
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
4,134 2,890
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

5
3,774 2,559
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
3,850 2,572
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
3,200 2,613
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,631 2,611
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,873 3,088
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
3,907 1,740
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,980 2,907
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,316 2,247
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,307 2,301
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,633 2,098
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
3,012 2,283
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
2,987 1,652
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
2,733 1,731
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
2,949 2,103
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
2,663 2,006
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,725 2,203
Portal is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

21
2,420 2,053
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,238 2,170
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
2,867 1,837
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,295 1,706
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
2,557 1,646
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
2,142 1,670
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,003 1,609
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
2,026 1,365
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
1,936 964
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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30
2,275 1,903
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
1,646 1,506
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
1,615 1,162
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,888 1,468
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,890 1,347
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
1,509 1,417
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,741 1,438
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,778 1,319
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
1,626 2,120
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
1,380 1,375
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,067 1,476
Doom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

41
1,577 1,224
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,595 1,323
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,258 1,475
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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44
1,559 1,239
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,363 1,172
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,313 1,119
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
1,398 1,525
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
1,731 1,387
Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,649 1,132
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
1,572 1,350
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007