Top 10 Nintendo Games of All Time

The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Product Image

An amazing game, but there are many in the Zelda series that could beat it, like Breath of the Wild and Twilight princess

Well, this is when the internet starts to hate me. This game, is the very definition of OVERRATED! How games like super Mario Odyssey and breath of the wild don't make it too 10, but this game gets number one!? Sure it was a product of its time, so they fix on stuff... But most of these peoples reasons (besides the fact that it's genuinely a good game) is the fact that it's revolutionary. SO!? People don't love super Mario 64 because it was revolutionary to 3D platforming! Oh wait, they do... You even got what you wanted with twilight princess, and this is also the reason that superior games like windbreaker get bumped down! The graphics, and ocerina of time! (Personally, the graphics are astounding! ) My biggest problem, (besides this game being extremely overrated! ) Is the fact that it doesn't utilize time travel enough! Come on, seven years! And I hate trying going back and forth because I can't use items as a child or adult. To all those people who like the game because it's a ...more

Great and amazing game!

Such a revolutionary game and really changed the way games were made from there on out!

No game has ever reached this amount of perfection and caliber as this one did.

And another thing, WHY THE HELL IS GUITAR HERO ON THIS LIST?!?!

GUITAR HERO IS MADE BY Activision NOT Nintendo!

To predictable... Before you yell at me, I played this game 100% but really...

2nd favorite game of all time after windwaker close (don't no how 2 spell) follow up best deal in my life one of the greatest games of all time for $10 what I'm trying to say LOVE IT! deserves 2 b at top

2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Super Smash Bros. Brawl Product Image

Over all, The best smash bros game ever!
I love the story mode and one of the first games I have played! (Ness is my favorite)

This game is broken, has bad game mechanics, graphics suck. It's THE BEST GAME EVER!

I'm not going to try to state it as a fact by being like "ITS BEST GAME. SCREW OoT! " I'm going to state it more as my own opinion. And I speak for all of the Smash series on this one, not just Brawl. I've played Nintendo games since I was in diapers, and without a doubt the Super Smash Brothers series contains my favorite games of all time. I remember when I got my first Smash game, Brawl. I was a child, so if course I thought I was amazing. Until I found about the Smash community and the competitive scene. Right now I play every Smash game, from 64 to Smash 4. I highly doubt I will be stopping anytime soon with all of the fun I have while playing them. So without a doubt, Super Smash Bros, all four (or five with 3ds) games, are my favorite games ever.

So much fun a very solid game that offered something for all different kinds of players

3 Super Mario 64 Super Mario 64 Product Image

It's still a fun game to play.

I hope whoever put this game on the list is referring to the original N64 version because it is the best game ever!

The DS version? Not so much, but the N64 version is best!

Greatest 3D Mario of all.

This game is so happy, it practically saved my life of fear

4 Super Mario Bros. 3 Super Mario Bros. 3 Product Image

Why is SMB3 the only mainstream Super Mario game/cartoon with the Frog Suit?! Why does it even debut there instead of Mario Land?!

My favorite game of all time by a wide margin, and I only got to play it when I was 21. After I played OoT as a kid, I was quite sure no game could provide me a more memorable experience, but this game proved me wrong. SMB3 is a blast from start to finish, and you can beat it a 100 times and it'll still feel incredibly fresh.

Fun game happy music hard super nice gameplay cool bosses the relse of the koopa kids and some levels you can just fly over wit the super leaf like the cape feder in super mario world best game ever!

All the levels and secrets in this game are breathtaking.

5 Super Mario World Super Mario World Product Image

This is more my Dads favorite game, so dad if you see this, Your daughter shared your likes to other people.

The game that defined my childhood. No game makes me happier to this day.

The game who brought up the best character ever who is Yoshi deserves one spot

I love this game! It is my favorite Mario game of all time! I just love playing as Mario and jumping on my good pal Yoshi.

6 Super Mario Galaxy Super Mario Galaxy Product Image

Personally, I think that this one is a little better than the second in my opinion. I am still playing it to this day!

Mario pretty much formed my childhood. I started off with the Wii and eventually moved on to improved consoles throughout the years, but never once have I forgotten about good ole Mario. But we mustn't forget about his Luma friends and Rosalina herself, right?

This game is a gem in the world of Nintendo. From the incredibly cliche but still amazing start to the character redemption-filled finish (come on, you can't tell me watching Bowser Jr. dancing on that Airship wasn't fun), you just never want to stop playing. I'm pretty sure I nearly cried the first time the credits rolled. The controls are impeccable, the challenge level is just right for its style, and the graphics are cutting-edge and crystal clear for a 2007 game. And the soundtrack is also incredible; I still listen to the single Family from time to time to fall asleep. All in all, Galaxy is simply a perfect game... I fail to see why it's not #1.

This game... Where should I start?... This game is fantastic. From beginning to end pure perfection everywhere. So much fun! Great graphics! AMAZING soundtracks! I can't fit everything I want to say in one comment... This was the first game I ever played and it will probably be my favorite forever.

This game is amazing it is such a pure new idea and is perfect start to finish. It is so bright and fun while being challenging. It's music is amazing, I love gusty gardens music

7 Super Smash Bros Melee Super Smash Bros Melee Product Image

Unlike the other Super Smash Bros games, Melee has the aspect of being both a party game and an extremely competitive multiplayer game. There is no other game that has such a unique community and history behind it. I suggest watching "The Smash Brothers" documentary on YouTube if you don't know much about Melee. Best documentary I have ever watched. Sure, Wii U and Brawl has more characters, stages, etc but that isn't what makes Melee so unique and enjoyable. The fact that it's so simplistic on the outside is what makes it so fun for anyone. The more you play the more you realize how complex this game really is. Melee is the best mistake Nintendo has ever made. I doubt they could ever recreate what Melee has become.

A masterpiece of a game that can be played by absolutely anyone, and need I mention that this game has stayed relevant in gaming longer than almost any other game, 2014, and this is still being played by professionals at major events, some may say that smash never needed to be competitive, but I disagree. Much better than Brawl

At first glance, this game looks vastly inferior to its Wii sequel, with a roster of only 25 characters, half of which appear to be clones of each other, and a generally lower amount of features. What it lacks in miscellaneous extras, however, it makes up for with its vastly superior gameplay to Brawl. While in Brawl, the player feels like they are floating through an enormous glob of Jell-O, Melee's fast falling speed lends it to more immediate response, and is generally more fun as a result.

Super Smash Bros Melee was a fantastic fighting game with an amazing roster of characters. It is probably the best game on the Gamecube. I'm surprised the other 2 Smash Bros are ahead of Melee.

8 Super Smash Bros. Wii U Super Smash Bros. Wii U Product Image

This game Is amazing! I preferably like the smash tours and I was kind of sad that Ultimate didn't have smash tours.

Really, at 7? Should be at 25-30. Overrated. Ultimate is better in every way.

My first Smash game. Where Miis were designed to be brutal fighters. Where you could have other special moves for your character.
It's good, but Bayonetta is so OP
Also, this game's not Ultimate.
-BoumTNT (Since I don't have an account yet, I'l instead sign)

This is by far THE best Smash Bros. In terms of gameplay it is the most fair and has probably the most balanced character roster out of all the games in the series as well as the largest. It should definitely be above Brawl.

9 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Product Image

Majora's Mask is the most darkest and complex Zelda game, if not, any game by Nintendo that is "suitable for all ages". Though Majora lacked the amount of dungeons that Ocarina had, it made up for it with its amazing plot as a sequel to an equally great game. It was sinister enough with the impending apocalypse of the nightmare fuel that is a grotesque moon, but the fact that, after every attempt to help someone from their pains and misfortunes, it all resets after every 3 days, all to save the world from an equally emotionally strained kid wearing a cursed mask. The game definitely made my childhood great and memorable.

Guitar hero isn't even a Nintendo game this list is just weird. I had no idea paper Mario was this popular, and I really don't think super smash bros deserves that much credit. I predicted number one, but I couldn't predict anything else. Majora's mask is my favorite Zelda game, and it would have either been this or super Mario 64, so I just went with this.

A dark emotional tale with storytelling, character development, and world building that is matched by few works of fiction to date. Lots of side quests and collectibles with one of the series's most vivid worlds. Much more in-depth, varied combat and puzzle solving all thanks to the masks, one of the greatest features when coupled with other classic Zelda items.

Probably the deepest and the most compelx Zelda series game. The plot is just amazing and full of meaning which can be interpreted in many ways. The best N64, Zelda and action adventure game of all times. It's unique and refined. If you don't like video games and you didn't play this one... you have no idea what are you talking.

10 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Product Image

Underrated I wish people would give this game a chance. This game has some of the best items and dungeons in the series and has a deep character roster. The game also has an excellent story. 2nd best Zelda.

Not my personal favourite that is super mario 64. But this is the best Nintendo game and the best game ever. It feels like a sequel or updated version of ocarina. The true zelda game not breath of the wild.

I really loved this game!

I've just always had so much nostalgia for this game no matter how much I play it

The Newcomers

? Super Mario Maker 2 Super Mario Maker 2 Product Image

This should be number 1!

this is amazing

The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Product Image

I begged my mom for botw she said it was to expensive then I saw windwaker she said ok best decision (in my gaming) life now I've beaten it 21 times personally best game ever my favorite game can understand why its not on top though

This game is AMAZING! It's my favourite legend of Zelda game. He child like features and amazing sound track make a great game. Plus, the new hd version is super and I can't see and flaws. Sure, it can be annoying waiting and waiting in a sail boat traveling around, but the game makes up for it. There's been loads of times I've went to dragon roast island just to dance around to the music. Personally, this game should be in the top 3 at least.

The best Zelda game (until Zelda Wii U, hopefully). It easily has the best art style of any Zelda game, which has withstood the test of time. Yes, the sailing may be tedious, but it gives the world a vast, and epic feeling to it. The gameplay is still as fun as ever. This game should be #1

The wind waker is an unique Zelda experience that is unlike any other. The graphics are beautiful and the story is just as entertaining as Ocarina of Time.

12 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Product Image

Its easily one of the best platformers ever made and one of the best games of all time

This is an absolute masterpiece. If you own a Wii, GET THIS NOW! Whilst I enjoyed the original Galaxy, this is much better, why is it lower on the list. The controls work well and the level design is amazing. It is also much easier to navigate than the original game and has 242 stars. I have completed this game completely and the amount of extra content is astounding. And the graphics are good, despite being on the not-very-powerful Wii. It is a shame that the new 3D Mario games aren't as innovative as this gem I really hope for Galaxy 3 soon!

This game continued what SMG 1 started. This, as well as the first one, is a masterpiece. The variety of levels, the mechanics, those graphics that pushed the Wii's little power to the absolute limit, the amount of levels and missions to complete... Everything. I will not forget this game. It doesn't deserve so.

Best game of all time. Amazing use of motion controls and so much post game content you'll be soaring through the galaxies for years to come.

13 Super Metroid Super Metroid Product Image

HOW IS THIS NOT TOP 10?! This game is GENIUS, everything is amazing about it and only few other Nintendo games compare. The fact that SSB1 and Paper Mario is in top 10, yet this, Super Mario 64 and Super Mario World aren't shows how moronic this site is. VOTE!

Super metroid should be in the top 10s it is the best game for the snes!

What makes this game so great is how it combines the fun platforming of a 2-D mario game and the concept of an alien space hunter, the first metroid. I just love this game.

Why is Super Metroid not in the Top 10? Well, few people know how good this is. This website is based on votes, so it would be obvious for Metroid games to be low in lists like this. People don't play Metroid beause they think it is terrible. I consider it the greatest video game franchise of all time. Super Metroid is the best Classic available today, period.

14 Super Mario Bros. Super Mario Bros. Product Image

It might not be as good as most games Nintendo made later on, but still, it is the one that started it all!

This game resuscitated a dying industry and gave rise to the Nintendo empire. This deserves to be number one or at least in the top five. At least Mario World and Mario 3 are higher on the list.

Just because this game saved the industry doesn't mean its good enough to be on number 15

The one that started them all, great game for everyone love it

15 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Product Image

Of all the Paper Mario games I have played (and I’ve played almost all of them) this one is the best. It should be in the top ten

One of my favorite games of all time in my opinion! I love it SO MUCH! I played it non-stop when I first got it.

up with paper mario! Dang he should have been in Smash bros. Brawl.

Who doesn't love the RPG elements combined with a superb platformer?

16 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Product Image

This is my all time favorite Zelda game ever! It makes me feel so free to make my own decisions and do whatever I want! I also really liked the divine beasts!

This game is the best game Nintendo has created. Before this, I didn't play much Legend of Zelda. Of course, I played the original, and I also played a bit of Wind Waker and Ocarina of Time, but other than that, I hadn't played it much. However, my father got me this game and told me he loved the old Legend of Zelda, and wanted to play this one to see if it was any good, and if I would like it. Then I got that first opening shot - one of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen. The graphics were absolutely beautiful, and the gameplay was awesome! I loved exploring Hyrule at my own pace and never having someone bug me to do the next quest. I adored collecting swords and shields and armor of all sorts of kinds. It was one of the best games I have ever played - no - the best game I've ever played. The story was amazing, character development was great, everything was awesome! 10/10

My favorite Nintendo game of all time. I grew up with the N64 and played OOT, Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, etc but while these were revolutionary, never have I had as much fun as BOTW. I was skeptical of all the amazing reviews when this game came out, but I finally got around to buying it for myself and I completely agree. Never have I been so immersed in a game before. Go fast and play the story, or go slow, explore, find koroks, do side quests. It's all so immersive. And it looks beautiful every second I played.

There is no discussion, this is the best game nintendo has made. If you have ever played it through, you will understand. Although I may admit that I like some of their other games more due to nostalgia, I can't help but applaud the effort and time that they put into making this game so much better than any other nintendo game created to this point.

17 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Product Image

Fun game love the music got it on wii u awesome first normal Zelda game

No doubt this is one of Link's most memorable adventures.

I havn't played ocarina enough to know if its better than this

This, Super Metroid, a pokemon game, and Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

18 Star Fox 64 Star Fox 64 Product Image

WHAT! 42nd! WHAT! This is the most amazing game I ever played. Unique levels, butt-kickin' animals, easy-to-learn maneuvers, great graphics, challenging bosses, vs. Mode, training mode for beginners, different power-ups & great critical reception. SHAME ON THOSE WHO THINK MARIOKART DS IS BETTER! That game is bull-crap! CrAppY GraPh1cs, impossible controls, pathetic battle mode & shameful track selection. How the heck does that piece of crap compare to this cartridge of glory on a phenomenon of a console. HOW!

love it

Do a Barrell Roll!

19 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Product Image

This game deserves to be top 4. Seriously, this is one of the best games ever!

It should definitely. I loved to play this game when I was younger and still love to play it today

How is this not in the top 10 when Brawl is?

A thousand times the game super Mario world 1 will ever be

20 Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Kart: Double Dash Product Image

How is this better than Mario Kart 64 if you have to listen to Princess Peach's voice & Princess Daisy's voice?!

I can;t believe smash brothers brawl got ahead of this when all you do is fight.

This is way better than Mario kart 64. Every n64 game ever made is overrated because they were the first 3D games Nintendo ever made. The GameCube was a big step up

21 Paper Mario Paper Mario Product Image

If this one's referring to Super Paper Mario, or if it's just referring to whatever game the reader played, it deserves to be higher. The Paper Mario series is criminally underrated, and Sticker Star did nothing to fix that, but the first three are simply mind-blowing, with creativity, music, especially style, and all. Nintendo really needs to make a Paper Mario game that can survive the death of the Wii U, but is more play-alluring than Color Splash, a final note to the fans upset with Sticker Star.

I loved this game and played it the whole way through, it's upsetting that the series didn't get very much recognition, I agree that it should've been top 10, the game was time and money very well spent.

The greatest RPG game ever. So much better than ocarina of time or any legend of zelda game.

Best RPG paper Mario game in the series and has a storyline and sense of adventure that will make you never want to stop playing

22 Pokemon Red Pokemon Red Product Image

No, not just Red! Red AND Blue! Blue version is better than Red, in my opinion.

I like blue more but Great game as I have both the American and Japanese version!

The game that started it all, is still one of the best Pokemon games if not THE BEST

1998. That was a great year. I got the game. It created the best RPG series of all time (no offense Final Fantasy)

23 Super Smash Brothers Super Smash Brothers Product Image

The combination of 3D models and 2D explosions just does it for me.

Hours of goreless fighting.

all three of em are grear #1

Face it, all 4 the smash bros games are perfection!

24 Donkey Kong Country Returns Donkey Kong Country Returns Product Image

This is so good. If you don't like it, something is wrong with you.

I played this game about 5 times. It is awesome.

It has awesome level design chanlegeing difficulty and loads of content

25 Fire Emblem: Awakening Fire Emblem: Awakening Product Image

Fire Emblem has the weirdest fans. Chrom is the only good character. The rest suck. Especially Robin and Corrin. Marth looks like a freak.

Fire emblem is an amazing game. The characters are all very unique and different and they make you feel good about embracing what makes you different. I call it the "charming cast of weirdos." The meaning it gives off is also fantastic as the Villains are not all black and white. Some of them are good people who truly care about their comrades and are only fighting for their cause. (chapter 10 for example) I HIGHLY recommend this game to anyone especially people new to rpg games.

A great game that allows in game customization of your units like no outher Fire Emblem game before it. As well as the support conversations that let all of your "shippings" come true. All around this is a great game that I would recommend to anyone

This is my favorite game of all time an has bin there when I needed it most. It has amazing characters and good story I highly recommend this to anyone that love Fire Emblem or Nintendo RPGS or any RPG I love it that much an so does the community.

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