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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
9,335 6,929
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
8,394 6,923
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
6,848 4,910
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
5,924 4,275
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
6,268 4,571
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
6,453 4,833
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
4,846 4,244
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
5,743 4,225
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
5,662 3,654
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
5,399 4,215
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,548 4,477
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,238 2,921
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
3,576 3,796
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
6,279 2,948
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
4,642 3,468
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
4,161 3,122
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

17
3,784 3,362
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
4,643 3,304
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

19
4,275 2,739
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,739 3,098
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
4,688 2,685
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
3,438 3,245
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
4,040 3,209
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,372 2,789
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,409 2,613
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,545 2,659
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
3,819 1,743
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
3,263 2,522
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
3,161 2,179
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,293 2,251
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,398 2,716
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
2,620 2,304
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,720 1,812
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,573 1,909
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,691 2,163
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
3,160 2,077
Doom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

37
2,481 3,024
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,649 2,005
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

39
2,563 2,519
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

40
2,313 2,211
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,199 1,818
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,717 1,857
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,446 1,921
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
2,846 2,005
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,927 1,354
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,721 1,775
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

47
2,596 1,654
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,378 1,889
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
3,211 2,081
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

50
2,490 1,982
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007