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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
6,653 4,542
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
5,531 4,667
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
4,942 3,379
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
4,191 2,872
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
4,572 3,234
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
4,246 2,885
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
3,554 2,932
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
4,319 3,436
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
4,035 2,922
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
3,761 2,537
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
3,275 3,204
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
4,396 1,992
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

13
2,586 2,540
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
2,893 2,327
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

The Best Street Fighter Games Ever Released, Ranked by Fans

15
3,441 1,869
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added The Last of Us 2013

16
3,351 2,506
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added GoldenEye 007 1997

17
3,267 2,313
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Fallout 3 2008

18
3,058 1,931
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

19
2,954 2,200
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
BioShock 2007

20
2,482 2,367
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
2,699 2,245
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

The Scariest Video Games of All Time

22
2,984 2,402
Portal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2007

23
2,569 1,881
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

24
3,193 2,023
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
2,959 1,832
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Grand Theft Auto V 2013

26
2,391 1,844
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
2,235 1,783
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
2,257 1,533
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

Best Pirate Video Games Ever Made, Ranked

29
2,263 1,120
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
2,481 2,086
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
1,849 1,657
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Portal 2 2011

32
2,139 1,609
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

33
1,690 1,578
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
1,844 1,294
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
1,962 1,447
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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36
2,114 1,483
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

37
1,797 2,308
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
1,936 1,585
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

39
1,547 1,536
Grand Theft Auto III is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

40
2,266 1,596
Doom is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Doom 1993

41
1,725 1,375
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
1,544 1,300
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14 Celebrities Who Are Heirs

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1,763 1,463
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
1,797 1,367
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
2,476 1,600
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
1,675 1,354
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

47
1,796 1,296
God of War is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
God of War 2005

48
1,763 1,475
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Halo 3 2007

49
1,594 1,737
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Minecraft 2009

50
1,471 1,262
Final Fantasy X is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans