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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
3,542 917
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
3,657 950
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
2,711 751
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
2,855 718
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,047 1,246
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,118 621
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,409 731
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,422 757
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
1,830 732
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,155 700
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

11
1,646 896
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
1,870 830
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

13
1,672 800
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

14
2,047 598
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

15
1,843 597
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
1,218 845
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

17
1,751 557
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

18
1,400 762
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

19
942 622
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

20
1,229 670
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,921 688
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,506 879
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

23
1,598 553
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
1,540 637
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,036 528
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,070 441
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

27
1,274 556
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

28
1,245 707
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

29
877 607
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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30
967 706
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

31
1,091 491
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,286 629
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
1,336 510
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
900 424
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
914 600
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
961 559
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
679 411
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 4 1991

38
655 407
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
714 457
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

40
890 461
1942 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

41
685 586
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
976 551
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,251 486
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

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44
873 502
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Ghosts'n Goblins Sep 19 1985

45
548 496
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,238 504
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
686 413
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
361 462
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
529 419
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 Jan 01 1993

50
1,109 522
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990