Total Nerd The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time  

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

Games on this list include BioShock and Halo: Combat Evolved.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best science fiction games?" and "What is the greatest science fiction game of all time?"
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235 100
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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2
175 69
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

3
172 69
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock 2007

4
139 55
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
muzziac added Fallout 3 2008

5
154 69
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2 2011

6
137 60
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

7
127 54
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Half-Life 1998

8
70 19
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

9
126 59
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock Infinite 2013

10
121 58
Portal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2007

11
168 92
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

12
106 51
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
StarCraft 1998

13
53 14
Doom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Doom 1993

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103 52
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 2 2004

15
82 37
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

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81 38
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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96 50
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 3 2007

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90 46
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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47 16
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Borderlands 2 2012

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83 46
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

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50 21
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002

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74 44
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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61 34
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012

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34 12
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 1997

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42 19
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994

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70 46
StarCraft: Brood War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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22 4
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid 1986

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28 10
Metroid Prime is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid Prime 2002

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30 12
Fallout 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 2 1998

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63 44
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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57 39
Crysis is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Crysis 2007

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55 39
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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23 9
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Super Metroid 1994

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61 47
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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20 7
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 64 1997

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51 38
Gears of War 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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41 30
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Mega Man 1987

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42 32
Beyond Good & Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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41 31
Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Far Cry 2004

40
32 22
Destroy All Humans! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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15 5
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Ratchet & Clank 2002

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33 24
Prey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prey 2006

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34 29
Aliens versus Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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43 40
Prototype is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prototype 2009

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12 6
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 1993

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11 5
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Mega Man X 1993

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41 38
The Chronicles of Riddick: Esc... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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38 35
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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26 22
Resistance: Fall of Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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22 18
Galaga is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Galaga 1981