Total Nerd The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best action-adventure games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated action-adventure games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest action-adventure games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these action-adventure games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging action-adventure games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new action-adventure games.

This list contains games like The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and BioShock.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best action-adventure games?" and "What is the greatest action-adventure game of all time?"
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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina o... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
BioShock 2007

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Batman: Arkham Asylum is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
RockyRacecard added Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009

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The Legend of Zelda: A Link to... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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The Legend of Zelda: Majora's ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Shadow of the Colossus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Assassin's Creed is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Banjo-Kazooie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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God of War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added God of War 2005

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God of War II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added God of War II 2007

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God of War III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added God of War III 2010

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Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
RockyRacecard added Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception 2011

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Ōkami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ōkami 2006

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Lego Star Wars: The Video Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Conker's Bad Fur Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added Batman: Arkham City 2011

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added Tomb Raider 1996

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Banjo-Tooie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Banjo-Tooie Nov 19 2000

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Shenmue II is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Shenmue II 2002

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Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Luigi's Mansion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added Tomb Raider Mar 05 2013

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Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Tomb Raider: Underworld is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Tomb Raider: Legend is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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System Shock is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Alundra is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Alundra 1997

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The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Metroid Fusion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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LEGO Star Wars II: The Origina... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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BloodRayne is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
BloodRayne 2002

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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Ferry73 added The Last of Us 2013

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Crash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners ... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Advanced Dungeons & Dragons: H... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Brütal Legend is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Brütal Legend Oct 13 2009

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Mega Man IV is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Mega Man III is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Alone in the Dark 3 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Alundra 2: A New Legend Begins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Blood Omen 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Lego Indiana Jones: The Origin... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time

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Folklore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time
Folklore 2008

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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Action-Adventure Games of All Time