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The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans 

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List Rules The best video games ever, regardless of system or year of release.

These are the greatest games of all time, as voted on and reranked by gamers like yourself. Video games are more popular than ever. Since the early '80 when gaming systems like Atari, Nintendo and Sega first took arcade favorite and made them available to a wider audience, video games have become a part of the pop culture lexicon. Many of the best video games are action and adventure games, usually with an ultimate goal to reach in the end. That could mean rescuing a princess, like in games like the Super Mario franchise and Legend of Zelda, or it could mean battling it out with iconic villains like in Goldeneye. Sometime whooping some butt is fun and if that's your favorite type of video game, then you would be partial to the Grand Theft Auto franchise, Contra and Mortal Kombat as the best video games.

The 00's produced some of the best video games of all time. Halo, Assassin's Creed and The Sims have remained popular ten year after their respective releases. People love playing these games and they've taken their place as classics within the gaming community. 

Vote for your favorite games on this Ultimate List of The Best Video Games of All Time. If there are any of your favorite top video games that aren't on this list, feel free to add them. 

 

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The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
ZombieVittles added Released: 2013 (Naughty Dog)
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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Ranker added Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2014 (CD Projekt RED)
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Pokémon Red and B... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2010 (Rockstar San Diego)
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Super Smash Bros. Melee ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2001 (HAL Laboratory)
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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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The Legend of Zelda: Oca... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1998 (Grezzo)
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Super Mario 64 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Doom is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1993 (id Software)
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Grand Theft Auto: San An... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2004 (Rockstar North)
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Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
designergamergeek added Released: 2009 (4J Studios)
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Halo: Combat Evolved is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2001 (Gearbox Software)
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The Legend of Zelda: Maj... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2000 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
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Super Mario World is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Released: 1990 (Nintendo)
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Assassin's Creed II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2009 (Ubisoft Montreal)
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GoldenEye 007 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
MatthewSteuernagle added Released: 1997 (Ashby Computers and Graphics Ltd.)
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God of War is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2005 (SCE Santa Monica Studio)
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Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2010 (Obsidian Entertainment)
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Pokémon Gold and ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2000 (Game Freak)
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Super Mario Bros. 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
midnightq2 added Released: 1988 (Nintendo)
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The Elder Scrolls V: Sky... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2011 (Bethesda Game Studios)
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 1992 (Midway Games)
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The Legend of Zelda is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
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Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans
Released: 2011 (Rocksteady Studios)