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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
9,886 7,402
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
9,218 7,257
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
7,230 5,202
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
6,277 4,550
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
6,616 4,818
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
6,868 5,123
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
5,097 4,505
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
6,056 4,467
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
6,108 3,895
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
5,728 4,455
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,785 4,753
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,634 3,162
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
6,721 3,089
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
3,819 4,041
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
5,002 3,629
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
4,963 3,507
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

17
3,975 3,584
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
4,433 3,324
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

19
4,610 2,884
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,631 3,438
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
5,054 2,875
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
3,910 3,295
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
4,238 3,388
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,679 2,931
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,736 2,751
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,840 2,796
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
4,125 1,900
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
3,520 2,675
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
3,347 2,305
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,524 2,390
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,602 2,862
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
2,933 2,253
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
2,759 2,453
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

34
2,819 2,034
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
3,339 2,192
Doom is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

36
2,894 1,923
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,626 3,197
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,781 2,689
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

39
2,954 1,974
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,771 2,122
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
2,451 2,344
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,349 1,939
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,633 2,002
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
3,048 2,098
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
2,947 1,864
God of War is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

46
2,804 1,739
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
2,085 1,453
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,521 1,983
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
2,686 2,088
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

50
2,607 1,487
Pokémon Gold and Silver is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans