Total Nerd The Best Mario Games of All Time  

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List Rules Games starring Mario only, no Mario Kart, or Smash Brothers games allowed. Rare exceptions for Luigi's Mansion and a few others.

List of best Mario Series games, ranked from best to worst with cover art when available. With the recent release of Mario Maker, this list is sure to undergo some reordering. Allowing to play and infinite amount of user created levels, Mario Maker is being called the last Mario game you'll ever need to buy. If you think the coolest Mario game to play isn't as high as it should be, then make sure to vote it up so that it has the chance to rise to the top.

Are you and a friend arguing over what the greatest Mario game of all time is? A classic Mario 64 vs Mario 3 debate? What about that one friend who thinks that Mario Galaxy is the best? Use this ranked list of Mario video games to see how many people would agree with you and end the squabble once and for all.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different games, including everything from Mario is Missing to Mario Sunshine. If you're wondering, "What are the greatest Mario Series games?" or "What is the best Mario Series game of all time?" then this list should answer your questions.
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308 98
Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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288 92
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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318 89
Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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253 102
Super Mario Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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237 92
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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224 96
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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214 99
Super Mario Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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204 82
New Super Mario Bros. Wii is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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167 43
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Mario Kart 64 1996

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150 39
Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Mario Kart Wii 2008

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162 77
New Super Mario Bros is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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156 75
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's I... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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124 44
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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152 89
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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147 78
Luigi's Mansion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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112 29
Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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117 50
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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103 35
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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83 39
Mario Party is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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121 77
Super Paper Mario is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
JamesDenham added Super Paper Mario 2007

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91 58
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Darkchrome added Super Mario 3D Land Nov 03 2011

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100 43
Ranker Video
Super Mario Maker 2015

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85 62
New Super Mario Bros. U is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
otternuke added New Super Mario Bros. U Nov 18 2012

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79 32
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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114 64
Super Mario 64 DS is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
Super Mario 64 DS Nov 21 2004

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84 73
Super Mario Land is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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85 80
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Le... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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93 65
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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90 67
Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden C... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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31 1
Super Mario Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
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62 29
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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64 42
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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63 47
Mario Party 3 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Mario Party 3 2000

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78 34
Paper Mario is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
Pablo Jose Ponce Julve added Paper Mario 2000

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48 54
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
billboy added Dr. Mario 1990

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77 78
Yoshi's Story is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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46 36
Mario Kart: Super Circuit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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39 50
Mario Tennis is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
CapoAssKickerMikey95 added Mario Tennis 2000

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41 20
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
CosmicCastaway added Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Feb 11 2009

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61 55
New Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
otternuke added New Super Mario Bros. 2 Jul 28 2012

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58 65
Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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39 58
Mario Party 8 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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43 48
Mario Golf is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time
Mario Golf Jan 01 1999

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38 46
Mario Party 5 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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47 78
Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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45 45
Mario Party 4 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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34 49
Mario Strikers Charged is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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31 48
Donkey Kong Jr. is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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33 39
Super Mario Bros. Deluxe is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time

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49 79
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic G... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Mario Games of All Time