Total Nerd The Best American Football Games of All Time  

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

Tecmo Bowl and Tecmo Super Bowl are included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best american football games?" and "What is the greatest american football game of all time?"

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ESPN NFL 2K5 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
ESPN NFL 2K5 2004 ESPN NFL 2K5 is an American football video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports and the Sega Corporation. It is a part of the NFL 2K series. The game was originally ...more

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Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Tecmo Super Bowl 1991 Tecmo Super Bowl, is an American football video game for the Nintendo Entertainment System that was released in 1991. Developed by Japanese video game company Tecmo, it was the first sports ...more

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Ncaa Football 2014 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
birdiejay23 added Ncaa Football 2014

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NCAA Football series is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NCAA Football series 2007 NCAA Football was an American football video game series developed by EA Sports in which players control and compete against current Division I FBS college teams. The series is a younger brother ...more

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NCAA Football 2004 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NCAA Football 2004 2003 NCAA Football 2004 is an American football video game released in 2003 by Tiburon. It is the successor to NCAA Football 2003 in the NCAA Football series. The player on the cover is former USC ...more

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Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special E... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Tecmo Super Bowl II: Special Edition 1994 Tecmo Super Bowl 2 was an update of the previous Tecmo Super Bowl released for Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis.

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NFL Blitz '99 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time

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Madden NFL 2004 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
birdiejay23 added Madden NFL 2004 2003 Madden NFL 2004 is the 15th installment of the Madden NFL series of American football video games. Michael Vick, the former Atlanta Falcons quarterback, is on the cover. New features in Madden ...more

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Madden NFL 10 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 10 2009 Madden NFL 10 is an American football video game based on the National Football League that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 21st annual installment in the ...more

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Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Tecmo Bowl 1990 Tecmo Bowl is an American football arcade game developed and released by Tecmo in 1987. The game was both successful in the arcades, and as a 1989 port for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The ...more

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Madden NFL 07 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 07 2006 Madden NFL 07 is the 2007 edition of the popular Madden NFL series. It is the first in the video game series to be released for the PlayStation 3 and Wii consoles and the last one to be released ...more

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NCAA Football 07 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NCAA Football 07 2006 NCAA Football 07 is a collegiate football video game published by Electronic Arts. It is the successor to NCAA Football 06 in the NCAA Football series. The product features former USC player ...more

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Madden NFL 09 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 09 2008 Madden NFL 09 is an American football video game based on the NFL that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 20th annual installment in the Madden NFL video game ...more

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NFL Street is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
kenshin177 added NFL Street 2004 NFL Street is an American football video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. It was originally released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and GameCube on January 13, 2004. ...more

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Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Ed... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
birdiejay23 added Tecmo Super Bowl III: Final Edition 1994 Tecmo Super Bowl III is the final Tecmo football game released on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System and the Sega Genesis. Nintendo Power magazine featured it on its short-lived feature ...more

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NCAA Football 06 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NCAA Football 06 2005 NCAA Football '06, known colloquially as College Football 2006 is a collegiate American football video game which was released on July 11, 2005. It is the successor to NCAA Football 2005 in the ...more

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Madden NFL 12 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 12 2011 Madden NFL 12 is an American football video game based on the National Football League published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It was released on August 30, 2011 in North America and ...more

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Madden NFL 11 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 11 2010 Madden NFL 11 is an American football video game based on the National Football League, published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 22nd annual installment in the bestselling ...more

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Madden NFL 2005 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
StevenA.Walker added Madden NFL 2005 2004 Madden NFL 2005 is an American football video game that was released from August to November 2004. It features former Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis on the cover. Al Michaels and ...more

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NFL Blitz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added NFL Blitz 1997 NFL Blitz is a series of American football themed video games by Midway featuring the teams of the National Football League. It began as a 1997 arcade game but was eventually ported to home ...more

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Tecmo Super Bowl III: The Fina... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
dan-morgan-ii added Tecmo Super Bowl III: The Final Edition

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NCAA College Football 2K3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NCAA College Football 2K3 2002 NCAA College Football 2K3 is an American football video game released in 2002 by Visual Concepts. The cover athlete is former Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Eric Crouch. It is the second ...more

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Madden NFL 08 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 08 2007 Madden NFL 08 is the 2008 edition of the American football video game series published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. It is the 19th installment in the Madden NFL video game ...more

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Blitz: The League II is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Blitz: The League II 2008 Blitz: The League II is an American football video game developed by the now-defunct Midway Games. as a part of its Blitz series. It was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 13, ...more

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All-Pro Football 2K8 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
All-Pro Football 2K8 2007 All-Pro Football 2K8 is a football game for seventh generation consoles and the spiritual successor to the ESPN NFL 2K series. APF2K8 is the first football game to be published by 2K Sports ...more

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Ncaa Football 2013 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
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Bill Walsh College Football is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Bill Walsh College Football 1994 Bill Walsh College Football is a Super NES, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, and Sega CD American football game; one of the earliest videogames to deal with the sport at a college level. The game was ...more

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Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff 2008 Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff is an American football video game developed by Polygon Magic and published by Tecmo for the Nintendo DS. A remake of Tecmo Super Bowl, the game was released on November 18, ...more

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Madden NFL 2001 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden NFL 2001 Madden NFL 2001 is an American football video game. It is the third in the Madden NFL series to include an NFL player, Tennessee Titans running back Eddie George, on its cover. It is also the ...more

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College Football's National Ch... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added College Football's National Championship

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John Madden Football is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added John Madden Football 1988 John Madden Football is a football video game following the success of Earl Weaver Baseball.

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NFL GameDay 99 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time

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NFL '95 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL '95 1994 NFL '95 is the sixth video game in the Joe Montana Football/NFL series. It is the last Sega football game to feature Joe Montana, as its sequel, Prime Time NFL Football starred Deion Sanders.

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NFL is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added NFL NFL is a 1989 football video game, developed by Atlus and published by LJN exclusively for the Nintendo Entertainment System.

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Madden Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Madden Season 2 2006 Madden Season 2 is an update to the arcade version of Madden Football by Global VR. The game engine is based on the Madden NFL console game produced by EA. Depending on the machine the game can ...more

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Blitz: Overtime is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Blitz: Overtime 2006

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College Football's National Ch... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added College Football's National Championship II

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NFL Football '94 Starring Joe ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana 1991 NFL Football '94 Starring Joe Montana, released as simply NFL Football '94 in Japan is a 1993 Sega Mega Drive/Genesis game which has a realistic running commentary that runs while the player ...more

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Joe Montana Football is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Joe Montana Football 1991 Joe Montana Football is an American football video game featuring Joe Montana, released in 1991. Since Sega did not secure the rights from the NFL, teams are generically named for US cities and ...more

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Mutant League Football is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Mutant League Football 1993 Mutant League Football is a video game that was released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis. The game was designed using the Madden '93 engine, and features a different take on football, where the ...more

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NFL Fever 2002 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL Fever 2002 2001 NFL Fever 2002 is an American Football video game published and developed by Microsoft Game Studios. It was originally released on November 15, 2001, as a launch title for the Xbox video game ...more

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NFL GameDay '97 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL GameDay '97 1996

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John Elway's Quarterback is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
John Elway's Quarterback 1987 John Elway's Quarterback, also known as John Elway's Quarterback Challenge and John Elway's Team Quarterback, is a 1987 football video game.

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Atari Football is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Adam Hadley added Atari Football 1978 Atari Football is a 2-player 1978 arcade game. It was developed and published by Atari, Inc.. In this game, the sport of American football is accurately emulated, with players represented by Xs ...more

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Quarterback is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Quarterback Quarterback is a 2-player American football arcade game released by Leland in 1987. "QUARTERBACK" is a One-Player or Two-Player interactive football game with all the exciting sounds ...more

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Emmitt Smith Football is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Emmitt Smith Football 1995 Emmitt Smith Football is an American football video game for the Super NES for an exclusively North American market.

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NFL 2010 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL 2010 2009

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Kurt Warner's Arena Football U... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
Kurt Warner's Arena Football Unleashed Kurt Warner's Arena Football Unleashed is a sports game developed and published by Midway for the Sony PlayStation. It was released in North America on May 18, 2000. It is to note that it would ...more

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NFL '97 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
NFL '97 1996 NFL '97 is a follow-up video game to Sega's classic Joe Montana series on the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis. NFL '97 featured some sound effects directly from that series. NFL 97 was released ...more

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10-Yard Fight is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best American Football Games of All Time
10-Yard Fight 1983 10-Yard Fight is a 1983 American football arcade game that was developed and published in Japan by Irem and published in the United States by Taito and in Europe by Electrocoin. It is the first ...more