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.
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1
4,636 1,365
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,783 1,104
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,477 946
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,467 927
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

5
2,582 836
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,945 908
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,598 1,492
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,814 1,019
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
2,660 859
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

10
2,051 1,070
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
2,527 684
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

12
2,054 951
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

13
2,254 859
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,208 1,021
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

15
1,855 1,071
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
1,467 870
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
2,162 724
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,932 658
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
1,362 606
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

20
2,155 651
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

21
1,872 740
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,121 805
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

23
1,564 636
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

24
2,226 777
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,499 985
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

26
1,667 966
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

27
1,220 684
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,306 534
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1995

29
1,076 706
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,509 840
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,579 613
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,541 756
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
837 482
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,352 555
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,200 823
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

36
1,168 652
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

37
1,121 499
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
856 472
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1991

39
854 492
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
1,463 588
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
1,442 582
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

42
984 487
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,037 564
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

44
838 571
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,049 606
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,130 664
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
1,033 482
Batman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

48
1,072 508
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
1,271 618
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

50
1,171 576
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst