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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
9,910 7,430
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
9,245 7,283
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
7,259 5,222
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 1988

4
6,301 4,567
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added 1990

5
6,632 4,834
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
6,893 5,136
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
5,110 4,520
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
6,074 4,477
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
6,136 3,905
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
May 18 2010

10
5,738 4,467
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,801 4,763
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,656 3,172
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added 2013

13
6,740 3,098
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,824 4,057
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
5,016 3,643
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added 1997

16
4,977 3,524
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

17
3,981 3,596
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
4,446 3,337
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

19
4,624 2,897
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,637 3,454
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
5,083 2,890
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added 2013

22
3,920 3,308
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
4,252 3,396
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,695 2,942
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,746 2,764
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,850 2,806
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
4,142 1,913
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
3,528 2,687
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
3,358 2,313
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,530 2,403
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,618 2,869
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
2,771 2,460
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,939 2,264
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,830 2,042
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
3,345 2,201
Doom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

36
2,902 1,931
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,641 3,206
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,801 2,699
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

39
2,966 1,981
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,781 2,130
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

41
2,456 2,355
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,646 2,009
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,356 1,950
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
3,058 2,105
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
2,962 1,874
God of War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

46
2,101 1,458
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,811 1,750
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,530 1,991
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
2,695 2,095
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

50
2,620 1,493
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans