Top 10 Nintendo Games of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

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

Played it for the first time recently so the argument that "it was good for its time" is completely wrong. Easily the best game I've ever played and even if it wasn't as technically good as games like BOTW, it was much more enjoyable.

It has the best story, soundtrack, gameplay, and challenge of any game. While you play it you simply have a feeling of glee, and, even as an experienced gamer, it will still be challenging at times and is a timeless classic.

best ever

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2 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

This game is by far the worst smash game to exist. So many characters are broken, from Meta Knight to Ganondorf, to infinite grabs. Even SSBM was better with much shorter of a time period to work on it, which proves that SSBB was just an underdeveloped failure to the esteemed Super Smash Bros. Series

YES.

I'm dyeheart mario fan so this GAME IS DA BEST EVER

By far the worst of the series - Charmedyeti

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3 Super Mario Bros. 3

Yes top 3 boo yah I always play this game when I'm born

Why is Mario not at 1

Arguably the only NES Mario game that was actually worth it to play.

This is a good game, but I doesn't deserve to be in this spot.

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4 Super Mario 64

It is one of the most nisangic games I have ever played

I like playing it on my 3ds, the controls aren't bad really, if you play it on the 3ds.

Best game of all time

It's still a fun game to play.

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5 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

so cool

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.

This game is a beautiful master piece it was my first Zelda game and still is my favorite

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6 Super Mario Galaxy

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.

Its to good

Pretty much this or Breath of the Wild. This game defined my preteen years and I still listen to the soundtrack regularly. The graphic are gorgeous too, and they solidified my ongoing fascination with space. I could go on. Amazing game. - milaqt

They need to remake this on the switch.

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7 Super Mario World

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

This game is really fun even thugh I STINK at it

Awesome

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

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8 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

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

The ending was so sad!

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.

Mon papa a moi

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9 Super Smash Bros. Wii U

This is my favorite game

BEST SMASH NOT GAY

Why does people like melee and brawl more than this. Yes, I like them too but this puts everything good about the other games and makes them better. This also the most fair out of all of the games as well.

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.

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10 Super Smash Bros Melee

Not basing this vote on the obnoxious competitive scene attached the this game.

Best Game of ALL time.
Better than ultimate(tr5sh),brawl,sm4sh and ssb64

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

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The Contenders

11 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

I'll be honest. I didn't like the game at first because it didn't tell you what to do or where to g most of the time. And I hold true to that statement to this day, especially in the Forest Haven when you start. How the HECK was I supposed to know to roll into the great deku tree to get the chuchus off? But it does give you a huge sense of accoplishment when you figure out the puzzles. I also didn't like how Link can't jump, but this was my first Zelda game (except Botw) so I wasn't used to that concurring through ALL the Zelda games. Overall, great game. - TheInsomniac

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. - Cheesecakepony10

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.

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12 Super Mario Galaxy 2

It's awesome! I think you will like it 2

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.

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13 Super Metroid

By far one of my favorite games of all time, at least top 3

This Should be #2 A Must Have Game for any Nintendo Fan

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!

I agree the fact this isn't number one disappointing me because when I got the classic snes edition This is all I played so much fun

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14 Super Mario Bros.

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. - dlbk03

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

This should be number 1 this game saved the video game industry.

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

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15 Paper Mario

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. - babbott15

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

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16 Pokemon Red

Red is awesome

I am a big Pokemon fan and I am FORCED to upvote this for that reason!

Remake was better - TealBoyxx

They are the best

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17 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Definitely my favorite Zelda game. - XenithVR

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

I havn't played ocarina enough to know if its better than this - moose4life19

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

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18 Fire Emblem: Awakening

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.

Has a lot of depth, great story and characters. DLC is good too.

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19 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

This is one of the best games of all time. It deserves a place in the top 10.

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. - Oreanta

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

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20 Super Smash Brothers

Hours of goreless fighting. - QTANTOBA

all three of em are grear #1 - bluemachine

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

Ohh... these bring back memories! - Oreanta

21 Mario Kart: Double Dash

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

22 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

I agree with everyone who has reviewed this game

This is by far my favorite Legend of Zelda game because it is the only one I like. Deserves to be way above the other Legend of Zelda games in my opinion - Spongehouse

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

GUYS COME ON YOU KNOW THIS GAME IS THE BEST IN THE SERIES I DON'T CARE IF YOU GET NOSTALGIC FROM THE OLD GAMES THIS ON HAS THE BEST STORY, GRAPHICS, COMBAT AND IT HAS MORE CONTENT OVERALL

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23 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

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

It’s pretty good. Underrated game, but not worth the five rehashes of the same game. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

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

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

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24 Animal Crossing

Bes t ever. But why put city folk. City folk is the only bad game in th series

By far, my favorite Nintendo game series! The only installment that has let me down was Amiibo Festival, and that was a spinoff of the actual series. Of course, this series has its flaws (all series do) but overall, an amazing series! Definitely would recommend to everyone.

Animal crossing is the best game ever! I can't believe it's so far down. You can do whatever you want in this game. You get connected with the characters VERY easily. I've been playing this all my life, and I can gladly say this game is the best.

I love all the Animal Crossing games. They make me feel like a kid again.

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25 Star Fox 64

love it

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!

Do a Barrell Roll!

26 Donkey Kong Country Returns

It has awesome level design chanlegeing difficulty and loads of content

27 Conker's Bad Fur Day

This isn't Nintendo. It is Rareware, and Nintendo didn't publish it either.

no! - myusernameisthis

This is my favorite game ever. It's so funny!

28 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Oh. My. God. Send this game to the top of the list, for goodness' sake! Great locations, amazing dungeons, awesome bosses, intriguing story... Skyward Sword has it all!

Revolutionized the way motion controls works and had one of the most epic storylines of all time. Simply a masterpiece.

Get this game in the top ten peeps. It's the prequel to Ocarina of Time. And it is amazing.

No comment should be needed for this game. IS TOO GOOD FOR 20 ON THIS LIST.

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29 Kid Icarus: Uprising

HUH WHY IS THIS 29 PLACE

The voice acting and music MADE this game...actually scratch that, the entire thing is AWESOME

Fun and original from start to finish. Can you get a 100% complete file? Most people can't. If I compared this game to another I would compare it to Call of Duty. Why? Well this game has you fighting killing and blasting your way through enemies (most certainly has a difference). To top it off there is that online gaming that everyone loves. This game even has hilarious dialogue and eye popping levels that will bring you back for more. And wait... Does that rock have a face!?!

The characters are hilarious and have so much personality. I've played the game twice now and both times I played them I had a great, fun, and entertaining experiences. Voice acting in this game is great too.

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30 Metroid Prime #

I just picked up this game a few months ago, and I have to say I have never enjoyed a game this much. It aged perfectly, unlike most Zelda games (except Wind Waker), and it's worth playing, 'cause it's fun, unlike most Mario games. damn masterpiece, that's what this game is.

Why is this number 38. Prime is better than this. It's better than most of the stuff above it. At least top 5. It's not voted for because when people scroll down on the website they only see and vote for what is already in the top ten. It's unfair.

Easily not only my favorite Nintendo game of all time, but my favorite video game of all time.

Don't insult Zelda. Zelda is better than Metroid.

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31 Super Mario 3D World

Awesome game try it out

Princess Daisy should've replaced the pathetic, bad-tempered Princess Peach.

I will be playing this game to 100% completion all on my own. Wish me luck, I won't be back anytime soon.

Daisy Shall Not Replace Peach You Idiot

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32 Kirby's Epic Yarn

When is there going to be a Diddy Kong Yarn actually by Good Feel & Nintendo?

This game is so fun and is relaxing! It's great!

33 Banjo-Kazooie

But I thought that this was made by rarewar not Nintendo. - HeavyDonkeyKong

Has funny puns grate bosses greate music but not so greate gameplay but its fun

34 Splatoon

Squids are my favorite animals and I like to fight the octarians

This is the best game what why isn't it higher?

I'm just going to say this... I AM A SUCKER FOR MUSIC. So the final boss made so hyped!

Such an awesome concept for a competitive game. Played it once and couldn't play another battle royale game without being like, "It's LAME how you can't SWIM in all the bullets you shoot! " - TheInsomniac

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35 Donkey Kong Country

This is a classic game - Spongehouse

36 Kirby: Squeak Squad
37 Pokemon Emerald

This game is one of the best Pokémon games in history. Maybe the best one!

How is this so low? It introduced great new Pokemon, double battles, battle frontier, and some of the best legendaries to date. ( Deoxys and Rayquaza) Without this game, the series would not be as it is today.

38 Mario Kart Wii

I have more childhood memories of playing this game then any other video game ever. By far the best mario kart game and one of the best wii games ever - Spongehouse

So many memories.
Physics are potato though. - Fat_Turtle_Gamez

Boy does this game bring back memories! - neehawgamer

The GOAT

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39 Mario Kart 8

It is the best Mario Kart. A lot of characters and cool stages.

Equal in fun to MKDS, but cooler

2nd best mk
double dash will always be the best

40 Kirby & the Amazing Mirror

This was the best kirby game ever

41 Super Mario Sunshine

Best mario game ever created in my opinion - Spongehouse

It is a very hard game but it has a lot of gameplay. Its such a good game they should make a sequel.

It is just so fun but where did all the brown poop come from?

It's fun and challenging and has a great storyline.

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42 Pokemon X

Good postgame. Internet features were amazing.

Some of these games I have never heard and I am a huge fan of Nintendo. Pokemon is amazing and this is my favorite one. Sure it isn't no. 1 but is should be in the top ten.

This should be higher on the list

43 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

The wonderful storyline in this game is awe-inspiring. The battle sequences are a wonderful touch. - Oreanta

This game has an amazing story line, probably one of the best strategic games out there.

ZOMG hours of my life well spent finishing this 4 times - Gunti

44 Donkey Kong
45 Xenoblade Chronicles

This game has an excellent world, captivating story, great gameply, natural character development, and perfect music. This is my favorite game of all time, and many share my opinion. Everybody should have the chance to play this game, and if you do, you shiuld NOT sit it out.

Are you serious?! This game is INSANE. a Masterpiece

BEST GAME EVER!

46 Pokemon Heartgold

Best game EVER

47 Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness

Number 2 bo

48 Super Mario Maker

The troll levels suck though but kinda good

Build your own levels - HaloFanboy

It's underrated when it comes to mario games! - neehawgamer

Its only number 89?! But it has the best concept of all time: creating levels! You can create the level yourself and make whatever you want. Plus, you can play awesome levels created by others, meaning that the game never end! I can talk a lot of other things that make Mario Maker awesome but this would be too long and I think I said enough. Honorable mention to Zelda breath of the wild and Pokemon sun and Moon. And also I agree that orcarina of time is great but it doesn't stand out in my opinion.

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49 Super Smash Bros for 3DS

It's smash on the go! - HaloFanboy

This guy knows nothing obout video games ) :(

50 Pikmin 3

The graphics rock, the Pikmin are cute, (Especially the Rock pikmin) and the new characters are really interesting!

Should be much higher on the list. The visuals are stunning, the gameplay is better than ever, and it's just a fun game all around. What's not to like?

One of the best games ever

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