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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
9,316 6,923
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
8,383 6,913
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
6,839 4,902
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 1988

4
5,917 4,268
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added 1990

5
6,264 4,566
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

6
6,446 4,825
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

7
4,843 4,239
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

8
5,734 4,221
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

9
5,651 3,653
Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

10
5,393 4,210
Final Fantasy VII is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

11
4,543 4,472
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

12
5,234 2,917
The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added 2013

13
3,573 3,793
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

14
6,275 2,945
Pokémon Red and Blue is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

15
4,638 3,465
GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added 1997

16
4,160 3,117
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

17
3,779 3,358
Chrono Trigger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

18
4,639 3,299
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2008

19
4,268 2,738
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

20
3,737 3,096
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

21
4,682 2,680
Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added 2013

22
3,434 3,242
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

23
4,037 3,205
Portal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

24
4,368 2,786
Super Smash Bros. Melee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

25
3,404 2,611
Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

26
3,541 2,656
Star Wars: Knights of the Old ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

27
3,811 1,741
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

28
3,257 2,519
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

29
3,154 2,175
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

30
3,289 2,247
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

31
3,392 2,713
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

32
2,618 2,302
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2011

33
2,719 1,808
Donkey Kong Country is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

34
2,568 1,907
Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

35
2,688 2,160
Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
3,156 2,074
Doom is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1993

37
2,477 3,018
Grand Theft Auto IV is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

38
2,644 2,002
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
modanq added 1994

39
2,559 2,514
Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added 2009

40
2,312 2,209
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

41
2,196 1,815
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

42
2,716 1,851
Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

43
2,442 1,918
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

44
2,841 2,002
Super Smash Bros. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

45
1,922 1,351
Street Fighter II is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

46
2,718 1,771
God of War is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2005

47
2,594 1,650
Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

48
2,377 1,885
Sonic the Hedgehog is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

49
2,488 1,978
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
2007

50
3,206 2,079
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans