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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
5,096 1,156
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,916 1,444
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,700 991
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,666 989
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

5
2,729 905
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,753 1,570
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
3,127 952
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,817 920
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

9
2,167 1,148
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,686 722
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

11
2,955 1,094
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
2,179 1,009
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

13
2,387 910
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,320 1,102
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

15
1,981 1,145
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,285 776
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
2,048 699
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,460 653
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
2,286 682
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

20
1,554 941
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,974 795
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,657 665
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

23
1,177 872
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

24
1,585 1,028
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

25
2,332 811
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst