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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
3,625 932
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
3,720 963
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
2,758 760
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
2,899 725
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,083 1,259
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,150 634
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,438 736
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
1,854 738
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

9
2,447 773
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,176 709
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

11
1,662 900
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
1,889 841
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

13
1,694 805
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

14
2,079 603
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
1,853 606
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

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16
1,225 853
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

17
1,775 564
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
1,410 774
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

19
950 635
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

20
1,240 678
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,621 560
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,936 694
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

23
1,527 893
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

24
1,559 645
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,057 535
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,297 559
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

27
1,083 451
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

28
887 613
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

29
1,256 715
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
979 713
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

31
1,104 496
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,302 635
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
1,355 514
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
913 426
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
932 602
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

36
971 562
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
695 413
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
668 409
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
730 459
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
904 465
1942 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

41
692 594
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

42
987 556
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,261 494
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
884 509
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
554 502
Tiny Toon Adventures is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,249 510
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
698 416
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
541 421
Mega Man 6 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 6 Jan 01 1993

49
367 469
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Wor... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
1,120 525
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990