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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226 95
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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2
169 64
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock 2007

3
135 48
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
muzziac added Fallout 3 2008

4
167 67
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

5
150 66
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2 2011

6
133 57
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

7
120 51
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Half-Life 1998

8
125 55
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock Infinite 2013

9
65 18
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

10
121 56
Portal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2007

11
81 31
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

12
163 89
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

13
104 50
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
StarCraft 1998

14
50 12
Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Doom 1993

15
97 49
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 2 2004

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80 37
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

17
89 44
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

18
93 48
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 3 2007

19
83 46
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

20
44 16
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Borderlands 2 2012

21
74 44
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

22
45 20
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
DaedelothThomas added Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002

23
60 33
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

24
42 18
Doom II: Hell on Earth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
KelseyMartin added Doom II: Hell on Earth 1994

25
32 12
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 1997

26
69 46
StarCraft: Brood War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

27
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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27 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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29 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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62 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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55 39
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

32
54 39
Crysis is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Crysis 2007

33
60 46
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

34
22 9
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Super Metroid 1994

35
19 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

36
50 38
Gears of War 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Gears of War 2 Nov 07 2008

37
41 30
Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Far Cry 2004

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

39
40 30
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Mega Man Jan 01 1987

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

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

43
34 28
Aliens versus Predator 2 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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44
41 37
The Chronicles of Riddick: Esc... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

45
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

46
42 40
Prototype is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prototype 2009

47
22 18
Galaga is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Galaga 1981

48
12 7
Contra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Contra 1987

49
37 35
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

50
10 5
Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Mega Man X 1993