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

You can rank all of these games, from The Orange Box to Midway Arcade Treasures 2.

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

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Sonic Mega Collection Plus is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time

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Capcom Classics Collection Vol... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 1 2005 Capcom Classics Collection is a compilation of arcade games released by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox on September 27, 2005 in North America and in 2006 in Japan. It was developed by ...more

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Activision Anthology is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Activision Anthology 2002 Activision Anthology is a compilation of most of the Atari 2600 games by Activision for various systems. It also includes some games originally released by Absolute Entertainment and Imagic, as ...more

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Jewels of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Jewels of Darkness 1986 Jewels of Darkness is a trilogy of text adventure games by Level 9. The individual games were initially released separately in 1983. They featured some themes inspired by the books of J. R. R. ...more

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Don't Buy This is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Don't Buy This 1985 Don't Buy This is a ZX Spectrum compilation. As described on the box, it contains five of the poorest games submitted to Firebird. Instead of rejecting the submissions, they decided to mock the ...more

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Namco Classic Collection Vol. ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Namco Classic Collection Vol. 2 1996 Namco Classic Collection Volume 2 is a compilation arcade game that was released by Namco in 1996. It is a collection of three popular Namco games - Pac-Man, Rally-X and Dig Dug. In addition to ...more

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Namco Classic Collection Vol. ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Namco Classic Collection Vol. 1 1995 Namco Classic Collection Volume 1 is a compilation arcade game that was released by Namco in November 1995. It is a collection of three popular Namco arcade games - Galaga, Xevious and Mappy. In ...more

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Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition 2006 Midway Arcade Treasures Deluxe Edition is an arcade compilation released exclusively for the PC on February 17, 2006 in North America, and on March 17, 2006 in PAL regions. It is a compilation ...more

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Sonic & Knuckles Collection is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time

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Konami Arcade Classics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Konami Arcade Classics 1999 Konami 80's Arcade Gallery, is a compilation of arcade video games released in Japanese arcades in 1998. It was later ported to the Japanese PlayStation in 1999. The compilation was also ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 1 2010

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Silicon Dreams is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time

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Cassette 50 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Cassette 50 1983 Cassette 50 was a compilation of games published by Cascade Games Ltd in 1983, and is an early example of shovelware - computer software marketed primarily on the basis of its sheer quantity ...more

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Soft Aid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Soft Aid 1985 Soft Aid was a Charity Computer Game Software edition, released by Quicksilva in late 1985 to support the Famine Relief in Ethiopia. The software was released on tape for the ZX Spectrum ...more

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Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Midway Arcade Treasures 2 2004 Midway Arcade Treasures 2 is the second collection of classic arcade games published by Midway for the GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox. This compilation includes 20 games that were not in the ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Alternative Colle... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Alternative Collection Vol. 2 2011

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ZX Spectrum: Palace Collection... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Palace Collection Vol. 1 2011

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The Magnificent Seven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
The Magnificent Seven 1988

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ZX Spectrum: Software Projects... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Software Projects Collection Vol. 1

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Super Mario All-Stars is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Super Mario All-Stars 1993 Super Mario All-Stars is a collection of Super Mario platforming video games that was developed and published by Nintendo for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1993. The game contains ...more

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Metal Slug Anthology is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Metal Slug Anthology 2006 Metal Slug Anthology is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable and the Wii. The Wii version boasts different controller configurations, most taking advantage of the ...more

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Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Colle... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection 2009 Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection, known as the Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection in PAL regions, is a compilation of video games developed by Backbone Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 ...more

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SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 2008 SNK Arcade Classics Vol. 1 is a video game compilation created and published by SNK Playmore which includes sixteen Neo Geo games. The compilation was released on the PlayStation 2, PlayStation ...more

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Gyron is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
Gyron 1985

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The In Crowd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
The In Crowd 1989

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Mega Man X Collection is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Mega Man X Collection 2006 Mega Man X Collection is a compilation of video games developed by Capcom. Released on January 10, 2006 exclusively in North America for the Nintendo GameCube and Sony PlayStation 2 platforms, ...more

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Rare Replay is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Rare Replay

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ZX Spectrum: Gremlin Collectio... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Gremlin Collection Vol. 2

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The Seiddab Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
The Seiddab Trilogy

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ZX Spectrum: Alternative Colle... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Alternative Collection Vol. 1

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Sega Genesis Collection is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Sega Genesis Collection 2006 The Sega Genesis Collection, also known as the Sega Mega Drive Collection in PAL regions, is a video game compilation for the PlayStation 2 and PSP, compiled and emulated by Digital Eclipse and ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Vortex Collection... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Vortex Collection Vol. 1

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ZX Spectrum: Gremlin Collectio... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Gremlin Collection Vol. 1

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Street Fighter Anniversary Col... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Street Fighter Anniversary Collection 2005 Street Fighter Anniversary Collection is a bundle of two Street Fighter games: Hyper Street Fighter II: The Anniversary Edition, and Street Fighter III 3rd Strike - Fight for the Future. It was ...more

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The Forgotten Realms Deluxe Ed... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
The Forgotten Realms Deluxe Edition 2006 The Forgotten Realms Deluxe Edition is a compilation of role-playing video games set in the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting called The Forgotten Realms. This compilation was released in ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Julian Gollop Col... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Julian Gollop Collection

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Samurai Shodown Anthology is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Samurai Shodown Anthology 2009 Samurai Shodown Anthology is a game compilation released by SNK Playmore on Wii, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable. It was re-released as a downloadable game on the PlayStation Store for ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Cronosoft Collect... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Cronosoft Collection

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Street Fighter Alpha Anthology is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Street Fighter Alpha Anthology 2006 Street Fighter Alpha Anthology, released in Japan as Street Fighter Zero: Fighters' Generation, is a 2006 fighting game compilation that collects the Street Fighter Alpha series. The game also ...more

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Mega Man Anniversary Collectio... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
1515126465573 added Mega Man Anniversary Collection 2005 Mega Man Anniversary Collection is a compilation of video games developed by Atomic Planet Entertainment and published by Capcom. It was released exclusively in North America on June 23, 2004 ...more

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ZX Spectrum: Nexus Collection is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Nexus Collection

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ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Elite Collection Vol. 2

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ZX Spectrum: Vortex Collection... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Compilation Games of All Time
ZX Spectrum: Vortex Collection Vol. 2