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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
3,856 997
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
3,904 1,010
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
2,906 802
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,017 759
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,237 670
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,187 1,304
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,267 736
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

8
1,739 928
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
2,162 612
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

10
2,531 766
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
2,530 817
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
1,760 828
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

13
1,930 770
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
1,960 874
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
1,586 912
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
1,101 544
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,914 629
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,344 567
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

19
1,687 574
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

20
1,279 708
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
977 661
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

22
1,829 578
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
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23
1,615 662
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
1,462 807
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

25
1,984 702
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,275 879
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

27
971 619
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,121 463
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

29
1,297 733
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
1,150 505
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
910 631
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,397 524
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
1,344 649
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
703 416
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,016 730
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

36
1,003 571
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
963 434
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
722 424
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
718 421
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
755 467
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

41
839 420
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
930 483
1942 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

43
1,014 571
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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44
1,295 508
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

45
714 618
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,301 519
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
907 521
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
581 514
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
678 502
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
561 429
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 Jan 01 1993