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?"
list ordered by

1
265 111
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

2
188 77
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

3
155 61
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
muzziac added Fallout 3 2008

4
183 77
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock 2007

5
163 73
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2 2011

6
83 23
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

7
135 58
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Half-Life 1998

8
147 66
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

9
11 0
Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

10
186 96
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

11
130 62
Portal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2007

12
134 63
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock Infinite 2013

13
62 16
Doom is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Doom 1993

14
92 39
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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15
114 55
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
StarCraft 1998

16
95 42
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

17
109 55
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 2 2004

18
103 53
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 3 2007

19
96 49
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

20
54 19
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Borderlands 2 2012

21
29 4
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid 1986

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22
91 47
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

23
40 12
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 1997

24
80 47
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

25
54 24
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002

26
64 35
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added XCOM: Enemy Unknown 2012

27
46 20
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994

28
34 11
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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33 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

30
74 46
StarCraft: Brood War is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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28 9
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Super Metroid 1994

32
67 44
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

33
66 48
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

34
22 8
Star Fox 64 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 64 1997

35
58 39
Crysis is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Crysis 2007

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57 43
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

37
53 40
Gears of War 2 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

38
42 31
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Mega Man 1987

39
17 6
Ratchet & Clank is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Ratchet & Clank 2002

40
45 32
Beyond Good & Evil is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

41
25 16
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011

42
36 24
Prey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prey 2006

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15 5
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Mega Man X 1993

44
43 32
Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Far Cry 2004

45
33 24
Destroy All Humans! is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

46
17 10
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Jak II 2003

47
14 7
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 1993

48
14 8
Contra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Contra 1987

49
36 30
Aliens versus Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

50
40 35
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time