Total Nerd Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst  

Video Games By Console
Originally by
296.3k votes 16.7k voters 462.7k views 785 items

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.
list ordered by

1
4,986 1,137
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,807 1,425
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,609 979
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,588 966
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

5
2,670 883
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,698 1,540
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
3,058 936
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,759 896
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

9
2,127 1,117
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,626 711
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

11
2,895 1,068
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
2,135 992
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

13
2,337 893
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,277 1,071
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

15
1,940 1,116
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,244 754
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
2,009 678
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,425 636
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
2,237 671
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
1,934 770
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,516 918
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,159 845
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

23
1,623 656
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

24
1,552 1,008
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

25
2,290 797
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,289 710
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

27
1,719 1,006
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

28
1,358 556
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1995

29
1,567 863
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,110 740
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,638 630
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,599 785
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
877 497
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,400 577
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,248 852
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

36
1,211 678
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

37
1,165 516
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
893 494
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1991

39
885 515
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
1,511 607
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
1,481 605
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

42
1,030 506
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,070 586
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

44
871 596
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,085 497
Batman is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

46
1,086 630
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
1,170 688
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
1,120 522
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
1,299 639
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

50
1,207 596
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst