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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. 

 

1
7,892 5,810
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
7,076 5,757
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
5,771 4,171
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
4,980 3,582
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
5,397 3,900
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,159 3,622
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
4,963 3,570
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
5,302 4,140
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
4,680 3,568
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
4,658 3,065
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,771 3,878
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,295 2,483
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
3,091 3,165
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
4,307 2,379
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

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15
3,341 2,861
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

16
3,602 2,622
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

17
3,954 2,971
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

18
4,048 2,826
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

19
3,624 2,339
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,224 2,655
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,954 2,796
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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3,558 2,793
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
3,807 2,385
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,776 2,250
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

25
3,081 2,278
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,884 2,221
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,811 2,144
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,686 1,862
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,998 1,419
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
2,852 1,902
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,866 2,404
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,278 1,959
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

33
2,676 1,809
Doom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

34
2,205 1,567
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,299 1,706
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added Super Metroid 1994

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2,294 1,846
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
2,004 1,896
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,479 1,737
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
2,123 2,649
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,146 1,599
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,083 2,093
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

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2,004 1,638
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,173 1,709
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

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1,838 1,543
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,197 1,602
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,202 1,535
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

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1,804 1,794
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,037 1,699
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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1,491 1,141
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

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2,003 1,776
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Half-Life 1998