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.
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1
4,205 1,157
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,242 1,043
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,130 859
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,196 816
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Contra 1987

5
2,370 730
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,326 1,379
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
2,669 804
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,401 785
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metroid 1986

9
1,841 974
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,640 888
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

11
1,869 868
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
DuckTales 1989

12
2,271 639
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 2 1989

13
2,046 801
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,062 917
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Excitebike 1984

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15
1,684 961
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,001 662
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
1,763 603
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,023 708
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Metal Gear 1987

19
1,345 767
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

20
1,195 567
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,711 681
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

The Best Super Nintendo RPGs Ever Made

22
1,933 605
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game

23
1,362 913
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Duck Hunt 1984

24
1,415 590
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 3 1990

25
2,063 725
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,530 863
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Paperboy 1984

27
1,065 641
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

28
971 654
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

The Greatest RPG Characters of All Time

29
1,369 765
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,174 490
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 1995

31
1,413 680
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,452 555
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
744 437
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,212 521
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,070 764
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Dr. Mario 1990

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36
1,065 597
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Kid Icarus 1986

37
1,014 449
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
767 444
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

39
755 438
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
881 445
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
962 512
1942 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1942 1984

42
1,345 528
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Rampage 1986

Infamous Unreleased Video Games

43
1,051 607
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

44
741 667
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Spa... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,356 543
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
737 521
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
950 549
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

48
788 486
Mega Man 5 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Mega Man 5 Jan 01 1992

49
534 400
StarTropics is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

50
1,182 565
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
Tecmo Bowl 1990