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

List RulesGame 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!

  • 309
    110

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 in  ...more

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  • 220
    87

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 the  ...more
  • 307
    140

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 original  ...more
  • 248
    100

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 Man  ...more
  • DeveloperCapcom, Inti Creates

    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 the  ...more
  • 154
    76

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 America  ...more
  • Sep 22 2008
    147
    74

    DeveloperCapcom, Inti Creates

    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 the  ...more
  • 149
    54

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 was  ...more
  • 155
    84

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 series  ...more
  • 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 released  ...more
  • 115
    63

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 later in  ...more
  • 107
    67

    DeveloperCapcom

    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
  • 120
    73

    DeveloperCapcom

    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
  • May 02 2003
    62
    27

    DeveloperCapcom, Inti Creates

    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 in the  ...more
  • Jan 01 2005
    60
    26

    DeveloperCapcom, Natsume Co., Ltd, Inti Creates

    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 final  ...more
  • Jan 01 2006
    59
    26

    DeveloperCapcom, Inti Creates

    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 of the  ...more
  • DeveloperCapcom

    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, Mega  ...more
  • 81
    31

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 the  ...more
  • DeveloperCapcom

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, third-person shooter

    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 from  ...more

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  • Apr 26 2002
    82
    53

    DeveloperCapcom, Inti Creates

    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 Mega  ...more
  • Mega Man X8

    2004
    75
    41

    DeveloperCapcom

    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 in  ...more
  • 94
    62

    DeveloperCapcom

    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
  • DeveloperCapcom, Taito Corporation

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

  • DeveloperCapcom

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

    Mega Man Powered Up is a side-scrolling platform video game developed and publlished by Capcom in 2006 for the PlayStation Portable handheld game console. It is a remake of the original Mega Man game  ...more
  • 90
    61

    DeveloperCapcom

    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