Total Nerd Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst  

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If you’re collecting all Nintendo Entertainment System games ever made, you’re going to need this list of all NES games. The original Nintendo NES console was released in 1983 and was the most popular game systems of all time. One interesting aspect of the NES was that games were produced by hundreds of Nintendo Entertainment System game developers, both licensed and unlicensed.

Fortunately for retro game lovers everywhere, Nintendo recently announced they will be selling a miniature version of the original console in November 2016. The console will come with 30 games pre-loaded on the system, including Mega Man 2, Super Mario Bros. 3, and more.

The Nintendo Entertainment System now has a cult following amongst classic game collectors. For that reason, many of the games mentioned below will be hard to find outside of collections and may require you to spend hours searching online classified. For that reason, it is best to start with the best Nintendo NES games as they are the most common. Otherwise, happy hunting for the rare NES games below!

It was a time when game developers could still get around the NES’ authentication system in order to publish games not approved by Nintendo. This list of all Nintendo Entertainment System games includes both licensed and unlicensed games.

1
4,496 1,327
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,639 1,079
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,367 912
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,374 888
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,505 813
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,509 1,453
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,864 867
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
1,978 1,041
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
2,563 842
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

10
2,764 969
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
1,996 920
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

12
2,427 672
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

13
2,189 835
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,160 990
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
1,796 1,040
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,110 704
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,878 637
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,081 779
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

19
1,311 594
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

20
1,422 846
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,812 723
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
2,082 634
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

23
1,454 959
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

24
1,510 620
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

25
2,170 758
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,632 924
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

27
1,174 665
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,033 687
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

29
1,257 522
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

30
1,457 816
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,504 723
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
803 467
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
1,526 596
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,304 541
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,160 802
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

36
1,131 639
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
1,086 476
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
818 460
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

39
825 477
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
1,407 563
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

41
1,421 572
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
943 474
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,010 546
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

44
799 552
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,106 643
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,008 585
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
784 729
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
1,244 595
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990

49
1,033 490
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
987 466
Batman is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Batman 1986