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

Updated November 3, 2020 1.2m votes 57.7k voters 457.7k 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 Hunt1

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

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  • Pokemon Red Version2
    10,664
    6,079

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

    PlatformGame Boy, Game Boy Advance

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  • Minecraft3
    8,235
    5,194

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

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

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  • Grand Theft Auto V4
    10,011
    6,791

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

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

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  • Red Dead Redemption5
    10,841
    7,357

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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  • The Last of Us6
    10,405
    6,951

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

    PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

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  • The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild7

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

    PlatformNintendo Switch

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  • God of War8
    5,122
    3,265

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

    PlatformPlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 29

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

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • Red Dead Redemption II10

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

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  • Pokemon Gold Version11
    4,631
    2,953

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

    PlatformGame Boy Color, Game Boy

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  • Super Smash Bros. Melee12

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

    PlatformGameCube

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  • Mario Kart 6413
    7,437
    5,071

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

    PlatformWii, Nintendo 64, iQue Player

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  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare14

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

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

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  • Halo: Combat Evolved15
    5,641
    4,209

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

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

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  • Fallout: New Vegas16
    6,669
    4,737

    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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  • Super Smash Bros.17
    4,775
    3,167

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

    PlatformiQue Player, Wii, Nintendo 64

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  • Doom18
    5,876
    4,186

    Doom

    1993

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

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

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  • Assassin's Creed II19
    5,322
    3,621

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

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

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  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask20

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

    PlatformWii, Nintendo 64, GameCube

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  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas21

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

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

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  • Batman: Arkham City22
    6,218
    4,313

    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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  • Super Mario 6423
    10,921
    7,778

    Genres (Video game)Platform game

    PlatformNintendo DS, Wii, Nintendo 64, Nintendo Switch

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  • God of War24
    763
    397

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

    PlatformPlayStation 4

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  • GoldenEye 00725
    7,843
    5,763

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

    PlatformNintendo 64, Wii

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