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The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans 

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List Rules Game must be part of the Mega Man series, not just include Mega Man characters.

Here is a list of the best Mega Man games, ranked from best to worst by thousands of gamers' votes. Capcom’s Mega Man franchise has a long and storied history with some ups and downs, so what are the best Mega Mans games and what are the worst? To settle the debate on which are the greatest Mega Man games of all time, fans like you have voted for and ranked all the Mega Man games released so far. Join in the discussion and vote for your favorite Mega Man video games that you love playing and add any new releases not already on the list.

Known as Rockman overseas and nicknamed the Blue Bomber, Mega Man has been on many consoles since his introduction in 1987. In fact, there is even a Mega Man game on the Sega Mega Drive named Mega Man: The Wily Wars. It was a remake of the original three games. But what really launched him to fame in North America was the Mega Man X series for the Super Nintendo system. Were those games the best of the franchise though? See what fans think below.

International-only releases are allowed on the list as long as they are part of the Mega Man franchise. That’s why you’ll see more than a few Rockman games on the list below. But games that just feature Mega Man as a playable character shouldn’t be added. So Super Smash Brothers 4 isn’t eligible to be on the list below. Otherwise, vote for the best Mega Man games below!

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Mega Man X is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1993 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X, known in Japan as Rockman X, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the first Mega Man game for the 16-bit console and the first game ...more

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Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1989 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man 2, known in Japan as Rockman 2: Dr. Wily no Nazo, is a platform game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the second installment in the ...more
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Mega Man X4 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1997 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X4, originally released in Japan as Rockman X4, is a video game developed by Capcom. It is the fourth game in the Mega Man X series and the second game in the series to be released on ...more
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Mega Man X2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1994 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X2, known as Rockman X2 in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was released in Japan on December 16, 1994 and in North ...more
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Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1990 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man 3, known as Rockman 3: Dr. Wily no Saigo!? in Japan, is a video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the third game of the original Mega ...more
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Mega Man 9 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2008 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man 9, known in Japan as Rockman 9: Yabō no Fukkatsu!!, is a video game developed by Capcom and Inti Creates. It is the ninth numbered game in the original Mega Man series. Mega Man 9 is ...more
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Mega Man Zero 3 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2004 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man Zero 3, known in Japan as Rockman Zero 3, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It is the third video game in ...more
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Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1993 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man 6, known in Japan as Rockman 6 Shijō Saidai no Tatakai!!, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the sixth installment in the original Mega Man ...more
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Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1991 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man 4, known in Japan as Rockman 4 Aratanaru Yabō!!, is a platform game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the fourth game in the original Mega Man series and ...more
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Mega Man 7 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1995 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man 7, known as Rockman 7: Shukumei no Taiketsu! in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the seventh game in the original Mega Man ...more
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Mega Man X5 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2000 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X5, known as Rockman X5 in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom. It is the fifth main installment in the Mega Man X series. It was first released for the PlayStation in Japan on ...more
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Mega Man 10 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man 10, known in Japan as Rockman 10: Uchū kara no Kyōi!!, is a video game developed by Capcom and Inti Creates. It is the tenth main entry of the original Mega Man series. The game was ...more

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Mega Man X3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1995 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X3, known as Rockman X3 in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The game was originally released in Japan on December 1, 1995 and ...more
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Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1992 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man 5, known as Rockman 5 Blues no Wana!? in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. It is the fifth game in the original Mega Man series and was ...more
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Mega Man Zero is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2002 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man Zero, known in Japan as Rockman Zero, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It the first installment in the ...more
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Mega Man X8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
1ryangilmore added Mega Man X8 Released: 2004 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure

Mega Man X8, known as Rockman X8 in Japan, is a video game developed by Capcom for the PlayStation 2 console. It is the eighth game in the Mega Man X series and the most recently released game ...more
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Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1987 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Science Fiction

Mega Man, known as Rockman in Japan, is an action-platform video game developed and published by Capcom for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The first game of the Mega Man franchise and ...more
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Mega Man 8 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1996 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man 8, known as Rockman 8: Metal Heroes in Japan, is a video game released by Capcom. It is the eighth installment in original Mega Man series, and was originally released in Japan on the ...more
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Mega Man Zero 2 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2003 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man Zero 2, known in Japan as Rockman Zero 2, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld game console. It is the second video game ...more
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Mega Man ZX is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2006 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man ZX, known in Japan as Rockman ZX, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and published by Capcom for the Nintendo DS handheld game console. It is the first game in the sixth series ...more
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Mega Man Legends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2005 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Console role-playing game, Action-adventure game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Adventure, + more

Mega Man Legends, known in Japan as Rockman DASH Hagane no Bōkenshin, is an action-adventure game released by Capcom. It is the first game in the Mega Man Legends sub-series of Mega Man games ...more

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Mega Man X Collection is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Son Goku added Released: 2006 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man X Collection is a compilation of video games developed by Capcom. Released on January 10, 2006 exclusively in North America for the Nintendo GameCube and Sony PlayStation 2 platforms, ...more
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Mega Man V is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1994 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Platform game, Action game

Mega Man V, known as Rockman World 5 in Japan, is a video game developed and published by Capcom for the Game Boy handheld game console. It is the fifth and final game in the Game Boy version of ...more
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Mega Man Zero 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
EveryIdeaStolen added Released: 2005 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game

Mega Man Zero 4, known in Japan as Rockman Zero 4 in Japan, is a video game developed by Inti Creates and Natsume and published by Capcom for the Game Boy Advance handheld. It is the fourth and ...more
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Mega Man Maverick Hunter... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mega Man Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Son Goku added Released: 2006 (Capcom)

Genres (Video game): Platform game, Action game, Adventure