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
4,706 1,096
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,569 1,344
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,426 924
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,420 904
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

5
2,536 824
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,546 1,474
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,903 888
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,610 848
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

9
2,014 1,054
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,787 988
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
2,479 676
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

12
2,028 933
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

13
2,222 848
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,184 1,006
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

15
1,826 1,058
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,138 715
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,901 648
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,334 603
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
2,118 642
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
1,447 857
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,840 734
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,101 790
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

23
1,537 625
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

24
2,196 767
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,476 971
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

26
1,648 943
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

27
1,200 673
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,282 526
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1995

29
1,055 695
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,482 825
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,520 738
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,549 607
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
818 476
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,327 547
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,178 811
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

36
1,149 646
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

37
1,105 487
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
836 464
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1991

39
838 484
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
1,444 580
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
1,422 572
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

42
963 481
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,022 556
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

44
818 560
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,116 653
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,025 597
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
1,011 471
Batman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

48
1,051 498
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
1,250 606
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

50
1,152 564
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst