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.

1
4,693 1,094
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,556 1,341
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,412 922
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,409 901
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,530 821
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,536 1,470
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,893 885
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,602 845
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
2,008 1,052
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,781 984
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
2,468 674
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

12
2,022 929
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

13
2,212 847
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,180 1,001
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

15
1,820 1,054
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,133 712
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,897 646
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,329 602
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
2,110 641
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
1,443 853
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,834 733
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,097 788
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

23
1,533 624
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

24
2,190 765
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

25
1,471 970
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

26
1,644 938
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

27
1,196 672
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
1,280 525
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

29
1,477 823
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,050 694
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,518 734
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,544 605
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
815 476
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,322 547
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,175 809
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

36
1,147 645
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
1,103 486
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
834 464
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
1,442 580
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
835 484
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
1,420 571
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

42
958 481
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,020 555
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

44
816 560
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,115 652
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,020 596
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
1,250 606
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990

48
1,008 471
Batman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Batman 1986

49
1,047 498
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
1,150 564
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst