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
5,002 1,138
Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

2
4,826 1,427
The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

3
3,623 979
Super Mario Bros. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

4
3,596 969
Contra is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

5
2,679 886
Castlevania is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

6
2,705 1,543
Super Mario Bros. 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

7
3,069 939
Punch-Out!! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

8
2,768 898
Metroid is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

9
2,131 1,122
Tetris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

10
2,631 711
Mega Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

11
2,903 1,071
Tecmo Super Bowl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

12
2,138 994
DuckTales is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1989

13
2,345 895
Super Mario Bros./Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

14
2,282 1,076
Excitebike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

15
1,946 1,121
Zelda II: The Adventure of Lin... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

16
2,249 755
Double Dragon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

17
2,014 680
Ninja Gaiden is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

18
1,429 638
Castlevania III: Dracula's Cur... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

19
2,241 673
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
1,941 772
Final Fantasy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

21
1,521 920
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

22
1,162 847
Metal Gear is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1987

23
1,626 656
Mega Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

24
1,555 1,012
Duck Hunt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

25
2,294 799
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

26
1,295 710
Kirby's Adventure is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

27
1,721 1,010
Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

28
1,361 556
Mega Man is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1995

29
1,568 867
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

30
1,113 743
Donkey Kong is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

31
1,647 630
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

32
1,599 786
Battletoads is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

33
877 499
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Swor... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

34
1,403 578
Double Dragon II: The Revenge is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

35
1,249 855
Dr. Mario is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

36
1,217 678
Kid Icarus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

37
1,166 516
Super Contra is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

38
894 494
Mega Man 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1991

39
888 516
Bionic Commando is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

40
1,512 608
Blades of Steel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

41
1,486 606
Rampage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

42
1,032 507
Blaster Master is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

43
1,072 586
1942 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1984

44
873 599
River City Ransom is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

45
1,089 630
Ghosts'n Goblins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

46
1,173 689
Double Dribble is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

47
1,088 498
Batman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1986

48
1,121 522
Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst

49
1,304 639
Tecmo Bowl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst
1990

50
1,215 596
R.B.I. Baseball is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Every Single NES Game, Ranked From Best to Worst