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

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 2
    1
    523 votes
    • Developer: 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 original ...more
  • Mega Man X
    2
    514 votes
    • Developer: 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 in ...more
  • Mega Man X4
    3
    396 votes
    • Developer: 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 the ...more
  • Mega Man 3
    4
    418 votes
    • Developer: 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 Man ...more
  • Mega Man 4
    5
    244 votes
    • Developer: 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 was ...more
  • Mega Man Zero 3
    6
    227 votes
    • Developer: Capcom, 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