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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225 94
Mass Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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2
168 64
BioShock is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock 2007

3
134 47
Fallout 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
muzziac added Fallout 3 2008

4
166 67
Half-Life 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

5
149 66
Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2 2011

6
132 56
Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Dead Space 2008

7
124 54
BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
midnightq2 added BioShock Infinite 2013

8
119 51
Half-Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Half-Life 1998

9
120 56
Portal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Portal 2007

10
63 18
Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout: New Vegas 2010

11
80 30
Fallout: 4 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
armok added Fallout: 4

12
162 89
Mass Effect 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

13
104 49
StarCraft is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
StarCraft 1998

14
49 11
Doom is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Doom 1993

15
80 36
Dead Space 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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96 48
Halo 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 2 2004

17
93 47
Halo 3 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Halo 3 2007

18
88 44
Half-Life 2: Episode Two is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

19
44 15
Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Borderlands 2 2012

20
82 46
BioShock 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
BioShock 2 2010

21
74 43
Resident Evil 4 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

22
45 19
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 32
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
22 3
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Metroid 1986

25
41 18
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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32 11
Fallout is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
jess-hart added Fallout 1997

27
69 45
StarCraft: Brood War is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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27 9
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 11
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 43
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

31
55 38
Gears of War is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

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22 8
Super Metroid is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Super Metroid 1994

33
60 45
Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

34
53 39
Crysis is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Crysis 2007

35
19 6
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 37
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 29
Far Cry is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Far Cry 2004

38
42 31
Beyond Good & Evil is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

39
40 29
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 21
Destroy All Humans! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

41
15 4
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 23
Prey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prey 2006

43
34 27
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 36
The Chronicles of Riddick: Esc... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

45
12 5
Star Fox is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Star Fox 1993

46
12 6
Jak II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Freddyjason added Jak II 2003

47
42 39
Prototype is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Prototype 2009

48
37 34
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

49
25 21
Resistance: Fall of Man is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time

50
34 31
Eve Online is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Science Fiction Games of All Time
Eve Online 2003