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The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

Updated November 3, 2020 1.2m votes 57.0k voters 453.1k views1.4k items

List RulesThe 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 decades 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
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • 2
    Pokemon Red Version
    10,500
    5,887

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Role-playing video game

    PlatformGame Boy, Game Boy Advance

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  • 3
    Grand Theft Auto V
    9,819
    6,622

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Racing video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

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  • 4
    Minecraft
    7,968
    5,026

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    PlatformGNU/Linux, Xbox 360, Web browser, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

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  • 5
    The Last of Us
    10,248
    6,797

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Survival horror

    PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

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  • 6
    Red Dead Redemption
    10,683
    7,233

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • 7
    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Open-World Sandbox, Action game, Puzzle Game

    PlatformNintendo Switch

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  • 8
    God of War
    4,994
    3,138

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game, Hack and slash

    PlatformPlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

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  • 9
    Pokemon Gold Version
    4,538
    2,840

    Genres (Video game)Console role-playing game, Adventure, Role-playing video game

    PlatformGame Boy Color, Game Boy

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  • 10
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • 11
    Fallout: New Vegas
    6,556
    4,632

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

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  • 12
    Assassin's Creed II
    5,232
    3,517

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Stealth game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • 13
    Red Dead Redemption II

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

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  • 14
    Super Smash Bros.
    4,683
    3,071

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Fighting game

    PlatformiQue Player, Wii, Nintendo 64

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  • 15
    Halo: Combat Evolved
    5,543
    4,116

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    PlatformXbox, OS X, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, Xbox 360

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  • 16
    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Tactical shooter, First-person Shooter

    PlatformNintendo DS, OS X, Macintosh, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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  • 17
    Doom
    5,768
    4,103

    Doom

    1993

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformMac OS, SNES PlayStation, Game Boy Advance, Xbox 360, iOS

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  • 18
    Super Smash Bros. Melee

    Genres (Video game)Platform game, Action game, Fighting game

    PlatformGameCube

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  • 19
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game

    PlatformWii, Nintendo 64, GameCube

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  • 20
    Mario Kart 64
    7,323
    5,009

    Genres (Video game)Simulation video game, Sports game, Racing video game, Vehicular combat game

    PlatformWii, Nintendo 64, iQue Player

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  • 21
    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Action game

    PlatformOS X, Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 2, Xbox

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  • 22
    Batman: Arkham City
    6,141
    4,242

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Beat 'em up, Stealth game

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, OS X

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  • 23
    God of War
    705
    320

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, hack and slash

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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  • 24
    Super Mario 64
    10,801
    7,730

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    PlatformNintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch

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  • 25
    Halo 3
    4,358
    3,234

    Halo 3

    2007

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformXbox 360, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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