Greatest Nintendo 64 Games

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The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

This IS the best Zelda game!

I'd consider this the greatest Zelda game of all time. The newer ones are good, but they can't beat Ocarina of Time - codgtamk34

While my choice of games often depended on whether I was playing by myself or with friends, there are only 2 games in my mind that I could even consider for the title of best game on the N64. Games like smash bros, mario kart, mario party, and goldeneye created some of the best memories I have of playing games with my friends and family throughout the years. However, I've always found that solo experiences are the games that really took my breath away as both a child and now. The 2 games that really did this were Ocarina of Time and Mario 64. While the switch to 3d with mario 64 did the perfect job of capturing the true essence of what mario was and showcased what a true 3D game could really do, it was the pure spectacle of Ocarina that really blew me away. The way the game made the switch to 3D a non-issue for game play with it's use of Z-targeting was so simple and yet genius at the same time. The shift to a more focused look at the storyline while still keeping it bare bones enough ...more

This is the best N64 game without a doubt, it is like a god walking among mortals. It is an absolute classic. The soundtrack is arguably the best on the console, it has great controls, Link moves around swiftly and in a controlled manor. And it has a great story line, much better then most games on the list. I'm looking at you Super Mario 64. And once you actually beat the game, there is a bunch of side quests and things to collect to keep you going for a long amount of time. Needless to say, this is the best Nintendo 64 game out there and a must buy for people looking to go on an epic adventure in the world of video games! - mtndew37

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2 Super Mario 64

Unpopular opinion, I like this game better than Ocarina of Time and I love that game too. It's just this game has the best graphics and best controls, I can't stop playing - codgtamk34

The N64 does not have the best graphics I agree. But even if you weren't born in the 90s, or even weren't alive at that time, it gives you a hatred for this sick generation. You crazy PlayStation maniacs don't understand this nostalgic feeling. Nintendo is a company, not of graphics, or the best console of the year, but of nostalgic feeling, and that's exactly where the core of Mario Brothers is. The only bad thing about Super Mario 64? No multiplayer. But that's okay, because you and your friends can take turns throwing that dreaded penguin off the cliff. In my opinion, the N64 is a better console than the PlayStation 4. Not graphics, not games, not how many women you can kill on Grand Theft Auto, but for NOSTALGIA! Super Mario 64 has so much complexity, and the graphics of its time weren't heard of, it was phenomenal. And it still is. Take a break from the politics, the bills, the stress of this world, and Hillary Clinton rallies, and just drag out your dusty N64. Bring back the ...more

The first 3D Mario - MarioBros11

Too many great games to choose from but I pick this. The best games for n64 are this, ocarina of time, goldeneye, perfect dark, conkers bad fur day, banjo kazooie and tooie, paper Mario, donkey kong 64, and starfox 64. - themetalfan666

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3 Super Smash Brothers

It led to Smash Ultimate, so I guess cool. - MarioBros11

Super smash bros deserves a cartoon show they would be a team like the justice league the x men and the avengers Mario would be the leader and mega man would be second in command it would be like shows like captain n the video game masters and video power and it would air for ten seasons Mario and luigi would be the cool guys donkey kong would be a character that loves to fight he would over the top captain falcon and link would team up mega man would use the same powers and his favorite band would be styx and there would be romance between sonic and amy it would be a fun and cool show

Must own for N64 lovers

One of the greatest fighting games and crossover series of all time.

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4 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

I thought this was for GameCube... - MarioBros11

I don't know. I've always found Ocarina somewhat overrated because everyone seems to like it for the exact same reason. I find this to be a bit under-appreciated because I think that this just has so much more to offer.

A Great Sequel To Ocarina Of Time

In my opinion Majora is better than ocarina. But ocarina of course steals the show. Has to be top 3 easily! The only reason why people say that Majora's mask isn't that good is because their comparing it to much to ocarina of time. In fact, everyone seems to compare everything to Ocarina of time! Majora's mask is(in my opinion) underrated. Plus the side quest are better than Ocarina, don't even argue. But the true reason why is...IT'S SO SAD! I'll have you know that I played Majora's mask, and I only cried for ovr 24 hours!

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5 GoldenEye 007

The best First Person Shooter ever. A magnificent musical score; challenging and fun missions; neat graphics; and an unforgettable use of stock sound effects from movies and T.V. (the enemy grunts are pure gold). Oh, and the multiplayer mode is insanely fun. Remember, Oddjob is banned! (especially on "slappers only").

Best Fps EVER And One Of The Best Games Of All Time

I grew up off this game and it never got old -

This game pretty much summed up my entire childhood...

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6 Banjo-Kazooie

This game always makes me smile

same here mrgmo7 I wanted to vote for star fox. but I remember d just how fun this great game was. how I always played it had the best music and gameplay. and when you finnished the game there was always something to do left. even if there wasnt it was still fun as! - browney115

Top of the top. This game may not be as complex as other games of its genre, namely banjo tooie or donkey kong 64, but that is what makes it so great. It isn't tedious at any moment and it is fun to play time and time again. Unlike tooie or donkey kong I don't ever get bored in this collecting game. It also isn't as repetetive as super Mario 64 and it doesn't require months of time like OoT.

I really love this game. It has really good music throughout the game. And it really puts a challenge to finding all the jigsaw pieces and music notes. Overall a really good game.

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7 Mario Kart 64

So fun, don't know what to say about it - codgtamk34

WO. This is the most awesome game ever! SHOULD BE 1st! Yeah I love Mario! It us like the best ever! The tracks are pretty cool and I like special cup the best as it is so much more complex compared to the other tracks..

First 3D DK, Luigi (I think), Wario, Waluigi, maybe Toad (or was Toad in M64), and first Mariokart. - MarioBros11

Such an awesome game I play this game when I'm stoned

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8 Paper Mario

My FAVORITE game of all time. It has such a large replay value and a story that will keep you hooked. The different partners and their abilities make for some unique puzzles and on top of that this game has a killer soundtrack. A truly 5 star game!

I just love how they mixed RPG elements with a superb platformer! Paper Mario all the way! - Oreanta

This might be the greatest RPG game of all time. It has great replay value and can be played over in many different ways. - babbott15

When I die, I want this in my coffin

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9 Star Fox 64

Easily the best game of all time and not repetitive like the Mario and Zelda franchises

Well, it began the Star Fox franchise, but I don't know what this game is like so I don't know about my thoughts on it. So I don't know why I'm commenting. - MarioBros11

How the hell did this fly up to number 49, by the way no pun intended.

The original star fox pushed the limits on gaming. This game did that and more. #11? This is one of Nintendo's finest.

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10 Donkey Kong 64

Donkey Kong with his awesome 64 game. Just like Mario 64 but with Donkey Kong - codgtamk34

This was my childhood!

I was going to get this game but I realized that I need an expansion pack but I can get it another time

This adventure competes directly with Super Mario 64. Mario is beautiful, but DK just felt so alive and original. I choose Donkey Kong! - RubyParagon

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The Contenders

11 Conker's Bad Fur Day

This game is absolutely fantastic. Still holds the place as the funniest videogame ever made along with Monkey island and just like that games delves into terrific pathos and tragedy and actually pulls it off without seeming out of place. Plus the gameplay is perfectly functional although has dated slightly just like most n64 3d platformers.

Oh and the multi-player is on the same level as goldeneye - togutas

Conker's Bad Fur Day has got to the greatest game I have ever played. It has the most hilarious moments in all of gaming history and has a bitter-sweet ending. Sure it has its problems like the difficulty of some levels, but it just makes the game all the better. The music is just beautiful, I find my self humming that over-world theme Windy over and over again. It is just the best game on the N64 and beats all the more modern games out of the water.

Conker T. Squirrel is THE greatest video game character of all time. The story was a very well told tragedy that was very funny. The multiplayer was, I belive, the greatest on 64, surpassing even perfect dark and goldeneye. And the graphics were simply amazing.

I grew up with this game for 9 years I think is should be a less number with this list I always like conker I got all the series Conker pocket tales, diddy kong races, and the reloaded one yeah I love conker - SmoothCriminal

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12 Diddy Kong Racing

Seriously how at all is this number 16. This is way better then Mario Kart or any of those racing games!

This game needs to be higher on the list. - evoxpisces

I don't see where's the good in this game. This is so bad. I can assure you nobody played this more than once in my town.

This is the worst thing I have ever heard of.

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13 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

This game is amazing...by far the best Kirby Game too! - kinnij7204

OoT is my favorite, but this deserves higher.

I love this game and it deserves to be higher

Ok, of course Mario 64, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, and Zelda are going to be up in the top five. No question. But Kirby 64 at 15? This is such an amazing platformer and one of the greatest Kirby and N64 games of all time. This is one of very few games that I actually stayed up all night playing because I simply could not stop something so awesome. Therefore, I believe that my 4th favorite N64 game should at least be in the top ten.

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14 Banjo-Tooie

I actually played this game before playing Banjo Kazooie, and this game was what got me into the series. This was my childhood, this game is what made me. The storyline, the action, the puzzles, the adventure, it made the game so complete for me!
At least in the top three for me.

This game is probably the best n64 game there is besides ocarina of time and super mario

How is this not number one?

The best rare ware game on the Nintendo 64 period

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15 Perfect Dark

Easily better than Goldeneye and easily the best shooter on the 64. This game was very revolutionary at the time and still holds up pretty well today. You have extremely smart AI in the multiplayer mode, Amazing weapons that had more than 1 way of shooting, you had lots of fantastic maps, and you had a silly storyline that was silly but very interesting and fun. LOTS AND LOTS OF CUSTOMIZATION. Not only is this basically the successor to Goldeneye but it was 100 times better, the only thing bad about this game is the frame rate when there are so much going on at once in the same room, luckily the xbox 360 version fixes this problem. - Ultima_Wielder

Best FPS in N64 and one of the best in general! 'nough said...

Look this game is far superior to Goldeneye 007,with far more replay ability better lighting effects high polygon models a better story.
It had lots of other modes to play and far improved multiplayer, as it actually had artificial intelligence really.

Bad frame rate and poor story. Fix these things and you have yourself a perfect game! Hell, even with these things the game is stunning! The weapon variety, the soundtrack, the various game modes, Co-op and Counter-op (still yet to see that mode elsewhere) and the multiplayer... sigh...

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16 Pokemon Stadium

The Mini-games in this game are incredible! The Sandshrew Dig game is the greatest! Rattata run is great too. Such an epic game!

If you didn't have certain mons with certain attacks the game would punish you for playing with your favorites. But watching them moving and not just showing their backs in battle was the best thing ever as a kid.

LOVE this game should be higher on the list

Its all about those mini-games. -

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17 Pokemon Stadium 2

Nobody will agree with me when I say this, but this is my favorite video game of all time. Great mini-games, big time challenge, and a helpful school. Free battle is where I spent my whole childhood and imagination.

I agree this game is amazing I love it I'm suprised it didn't get 5th

Both Pokemon Stadium games are amazing.

I WILL agree with you - dusk_taker

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18 Mario Party 2

Best Mario Party Period Funny Costumes And Funny MiniGames

The mini games kinda suck

This is my favorite Mario Party game... EVAH

Mario Party games suck, and this comes from someone who loves multiplayer.

19 F-Zero X

So fast and so much fun! This game was perfect in it's simplicity. Nintendo made the right decision to omit weapons and complex track design. Instead, this game focussed on having a super slick framerate and clear (but basic) graphics. One of only a few racing games where every vehicle handled completely differently. This game rewarded practice ; mastering sliding round corners, boosting and jumps were absolutely key to success.

How can this game be so far in this list?!

Mario & Princess Daisy needed to at least make a cameo in this game.

Amazing game. Needs to rank higher. - evoxpisces

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20 WWF: No Mercy

You don't have to like wrestling to like this game, one of the best multiplayer games, especially the royal rumbles

Best Wrestling Game Of All Time And A Great Caw

For it's time it's the best wrestling game ever

Best wrestling game of all time. Skipped so much school and pulled my first all nighter playing this. As a kid, reinacting what I saw in the attitude era was the coolest thing in the world. REMAKE PLEASE!

21 Mario Party 3

I like Mario party 3 more than Mario party 2

Best n64 Mario party

Its wayyy better than MP2, MP3 has more characters but I wish I could transfer the fun MP2 minigames into MP3

22 Yoshi's Story

This game was terrible; a far cry from the near perfection of Yoshi's Island on the Snes. Despite multiple level paths to choose from; it's possible to complete the game in a couple of hours. The game is so easy it's almost insulting.

Such a fun game! Not apreciated enough

I Love Yoshi

23 Doom 64

Songs in the Xbox 36O are really sleepy, 64 version is better action for me

24 Mario Party

One of the best Nintendo 64 games ever! This game is so classic & what I call back in my generation!

Mario party is awesome!

You can play mini games for rounds of 7 straight games! - PianoQueen

The worst Mario party game but u gotta start somewhere!

25 South Park

Better than the ps1 version - codgtamk34

I always loved throwing those piss snowballs at turkeys. - mcjtls

South Park is too overrated.

Very Underrated Game

26 Pokemon Snap

One of the best classic Pokémon games - codgtamk34

I love Pokemon very much how much you

Everyone has different opinions, but in my opinion this is one of the best n64 games ever made. In fact, I bought my n64 to play THIS game!
Sure, I love tloz:oot, goldeneye or Mario 64 but what I like about this game is that this is very unique, and todd snap, who has not been recognized a lot in the animation series, is the main charecter. It's a very innovative game, it is my 5th favorite Pokemon game
1:gold/silver
2:emerald
3:red/blue
4:black/white
5:this game

27 Mortal Kombat 4

Oh come on, many people diss this game but it's time to face the truth - MK4 is a cult classic! Revolutionary game for that time

I have to admit the N64 wasn't exactly loaded with good beat-em ups but this game was pretty special.

28 Killer Instinct Gold

I liked it how in Gold you can do combos while opponent is falling so, that means you can continue doing combos until opponent falls on ground but, 1 and 2 didn't really have that.

29 Duke Nukem 64

BEST. GRAPHICS.AND. GAMEPLAY. EVER

007 is very good but DN64 is far the best FPS in the N64!

30 Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
31 Pilotwings 64

Game that defined N64! Great game.

32 1080 Snowboarding
33 Toy Story 2

My penis hurts

mine too

34 Duck Dodgers

FROM THE 24TH AND A HALF CENTURY (raspberries) - Maddox121

35 Bomberman 64: The Second Attack!

Most people have never played this, and it's the forgotten Bomberman game in the N64 trilogy, but it puts a new twist on the Bomberman formula that is definitely welcome. It brought back multiplayer mode and, in my opinion, easily has the best graphics of the three. You can even do co-op in story mode! If this game had been released earlier, it would have been a huge hit.

36 Tigger's Honey Hunt
37 Quake 64
38 Harvest Moon 64

I LOV dis game, so much fun!

39 Star Wars Episode 1 Racer

This game is hard, but very good.

40 WCW/NWO Revenge
41 NHL Breakaway 98
42 Pokemon Puzzle League

'Puzzle League'? Really? - MarioBros11

43 Ridge Racer 64
44 Mortal Kombat Trilogy

One of the greatest mk games, if not the greatest! It's even better than UMK3! Vote for it guys!

Come on people, MK Trilogy is one of the best 90s games! Give it more respect!

45 Cruis'n USA
46 WCW VS. NWO World Tour

2nd Best WCW Game Peroid

47 Bomberman Hero

I love everything about this game! The story is cute and the gameplay is fun! Not to mention the music is amazing!

48 Bomberman 64

Look how long his eyes are, dude! - MarioBros11

Very underrated game! Not my favorite N64 game but it should be WAY higher. Top 10 in my book.

49 Mega Man Legends

This game actually wasn't very good...

50 Mario Tennis

Mario Tennis Aces on the Switch - MarioBros11

This game is great!

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