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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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Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2007
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Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2004
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Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2008
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BioShock is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2007
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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2010
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Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2010
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Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
1998
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Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2012
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Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2011
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Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2008
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Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2004
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Portal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2007
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BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2013
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Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2007
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StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
1998
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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1993
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Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Jan 25 2011
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Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2015
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Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2012
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Half-Life 2: Episode Two... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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Oct 10 2007
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Fallout is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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1997
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Metroid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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1986
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BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2010
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XCOM: Enemy Unknown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
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2012
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Star Wars: Knights of th... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
2003
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