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
4,144 1,123
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,162 1,034
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,085 845
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,155 807
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,344 717
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,305 1,361
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,641 798
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,376 775
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
1,819 962
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,621 879
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
1,852 862
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

12
2,256 631
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
2,025 792
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,042 908
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

Who Is the Most Annoying Kid in Pop Culture History?

15
1,665 949
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
1,984 654
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,753 594
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,014 696
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

19
1,332 751
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

20
1,172 563
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,689 676
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

The Best Super Nintendo RPGs Ever Made

22
1,914 601
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
1,347 905
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

24
1,404 585
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
1,517 849
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

26
2,048 719
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

27
1,045 639
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
964 648
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

The Greatest RPG Characters of All Time

29
1,358 758
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,166 487
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

31
1,394 673
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,438 550
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
734 432
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,197 516
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,063 756
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

The Best Hangover Cures

36
1,052 593
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
1,003 445
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
750 435
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
757 441
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
874 441
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
953 507
1942 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

42
736 649
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

The 20+ Best PC First Person Games on Steam

43
1,043 597
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

44
1,334 523
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

45
1,342 536
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
939 541
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
726 519
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
782 484
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

49
523 399
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
1,172 563
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990