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

Updated September 21, 2020 1.2m votes 56.7k voters 450.7k 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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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

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    Pokemon Red Version is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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    Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    9,725
    6,518

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

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    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    7,820
    4,959

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

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    The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    10,171
    6,721

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

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    Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    10,611
    7,160

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

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    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    God of War is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    4,919
    3,077

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

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    Pokemon Gold Version is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    4,484
    2,782

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

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    Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    6,502
    4,569

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

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    Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    5,174
    3,455

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

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    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    5,493
    4,062

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

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    Red Dead Redemption II is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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    Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    4,636
    3,016

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

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    Doom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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    4,056

    Doom

    1993

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's  is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    7,275
    4,972

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

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    Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    6,100
    4,197

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

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    Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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

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    Metal Gear Solid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    4,861
    3,583

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

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    God of War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    667
    277

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

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    Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
    10,740
    7,708

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

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