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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.
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1
3,779 968
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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2
3,833 992
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
2,850 787
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
2,975 742
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,200 657
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,151 1,289
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,502 755
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,496 801
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
2,234 726
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

10
1,713 917
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
2,131 609
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

12
1,739 819
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

13
1,910 763
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
1,932 868
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
1,890 623
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
1,669 567
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,257 872
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

18
1,265 698
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
967 653
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

20
1,570 907
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,808 576
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
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22
1,598 656
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

23
1,086 541
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
1,324 564
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
1,447 800
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

26
1,966 702
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

27
959 615
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,108 460
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

29
1,284 729
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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30
899 628
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,128 504
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,005 725
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

33
1,387 520
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,327 645
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
941 433
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
690 415
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

37
996 569
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

38
716 422
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
709 420
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

40
746 465
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 1992

41
829 416
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
920 479
1942 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

43
1,006 564
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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44
1,288 505
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

45
707 610
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,284 516
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
899 518
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
571 513
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
665 500
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
553 428
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 1993