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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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5,376 3,556
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
4,354 3,591
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
4,029 2,682
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
3,403 2,261
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
3,704 2,581
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
2,916 2,311
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
3,478 2,295
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
3,282 2,295
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
3,461 2,772
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
2,060 1,951
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
2,726 2,615
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
2,950 2,060
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,390 1,527
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,354 1,878
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
2,708 2,049
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
2,555 1,420
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
2,646 1,846
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
2,436 1,512
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
2,376 1,797
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,129 1,856
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
1,994 1,970
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

22
2,464 1,998
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,582 1,638
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
2,036 1,524
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
1,927 1,476
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
2,200 1,436
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

27
1,791 1,409
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
1,824 1,202
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
2,068 1,728
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,518 813
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,438 1,347
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
1,343 1,247
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,575 1,260
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,712 1,198
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
1,422 1,027
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
1,569 1,184
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

37
1,631 1,327
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
1,864 1,349
Doom is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

39
1,197 1,029
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
1,443 1,183
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
1,404 1,117
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,478 1,930
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
1,340 1,079
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,033 1,361
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,494 1,006
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,421 1,061
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

47
1,164 967
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
1,179 786
Kingdom Hearts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
1,232 1,217
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

50
1,220 1,340
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009