The Nintendo 64 (also known as N64) is a one of the most popular consoles on its era, with the PS1 being its rival.
For those of you who played this thing in the past, how about we try to determine the best N64 games of all time?
Some of you (90s kids) will probably remember most of the games mentioned on this list.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best N64 games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
- Where to buy in the US or UK or Canada
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best GBA Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six
#99. WWF Attitude
#98. Mystical Ninja starring Goemon
#97. Duke Nukem 64
#96. Killer Instinct Gold
#95. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
#94. Monaco Grand Prix
#93. WinBack: Covert Operations
#92. Forsaken 64
#91. NBA Jam 99
#90. Pokemon Snap
#89. Lode Runner 3-D
#88. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
#87. Top Gear Overdrive
#86. Kobe Bryant in NBA Courtside
#85. BattleTanx: Global Assault
#84. Mortal Kombat 4
#83. Mario Party 2
#82. NFL Quarterback Club 98
#81. NBA Courtside 2 Featuring Kobe Bryant
#80. Top Gear Rally
#79. Fighters Destiny
#78. Ken Griffey Jr.’s Slugfest
#77. Body Harvest
#76. StarCraft 64
#75. NBA Live 99
#74. Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
#73. Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
#72. Army Men: Air Combat
#71. NHL Breakaway 98
#70. Mario Party
#69. NFL Quarterback Club 99
#68. F-1 World Grand Prix
#67. Command & Conquer
#66. Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion
#65. World Driver Championship
#64. Pokemon Stadium
#62. Super Smash Bros.
#61. Madden Football 64
#60. Jet Force Gemini
#59. NBA Live 2000
#58. Major League Baseball Featuring Ken Griffey, Jr.
#57. 007: The World is Not Enough
#56. Quake II
#55. Star Wars: Episode I Battle for Naboo
#54. Rocket: Robot on Wheels
#52. San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
#51. FIFA 99
#50. Pokemon Puzzle League
#49. Vigilante 8
#48. WCW/nWo Revenge
#47. Worms Armageddon
#45. NFL Blitz 2000
#44. NHL 99
#43. Harvest Moon 64
#42. Ridge Racer 64
#41. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
#40. WWF Wrestlemania 2000
#39. Madden NFL 2001
#38. World Cup 98
#37. Space Station Silicon Valley
#36. WWF War Zone
#35. WWF No Mercy
#34. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
#33. Ogre Battle 64: Person of Lordly Caliber
#32. All-Star Baseball 99
#31. WipeOut 64
#30. Donkey Kong 64
#29. All-Star Baseball 2001
#28. Resident Evil 2
#27. Mario Kart 64
#26. Mario Golf
#25. Mario Tennis
#24. Madden NFL 99
#23. F-Zero X
#22. All-Star Baseball 2000
#21. Diddy Kong Racing
#20. Paper Mario
#19. Rayman 2: The Great Escape
#18. Blast Corps
#17. Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
#16. Star Fox 64
#15. Excitebike 64
#14. Beetle Adventure Racing
#13. International Superstar Soccer 64
#12. Conker’s Bad Fur Day
#11. 1080: TenEighty Snowboarding
#10. NFL Blitz
No refs. No rules. No mercy!
NFL Blitz is the NFL at its finest, featuring easy to run plays and unparalleled action, all in breakneck speed.
With no penalties, no substitutions, and nowhere to hide, NFL Blitz is more than a game, it’s an NFL highlight film!
Fastest football gameplay ever, with easy to learn arcade-style play and simple point-and-shoot passing.
In Season mode, you can play out the real ’98 NFL football schedule.
You might play in rain, snow or mud. And don’t forget about those night games!
Secret players, tons of power-ups and wild camera action will keep your adrenaline pumping!
#9. Wave Race 64
Wave Race 64 is sure to provide some of the most exciting racing you’ve ever experienced.
Feel the pounding and crashing of the waves as you accelerate into straight-aways, whip around the marker buoys and go airborne on the jump ramps.
Don’t race alone – challenge a friend! Take control in three different modes of play – Championship, Time Trials and Stunt Mode.
Nine challenging courses set in exotic locales – race conditions change and the wave action responds to the way both you and your opponents race!
Two years after Banjo Kazooie, Banjo and the gang are playing cards when an earthquake happens.
Eagerly Mumbo goes out to investigate. He sees two hideous witches reviving Grunty.
Mumbo goes back to investigate. Grunty shoots a laser beam at Banjo’s house.
Mumbo warns everyone but Bottles doesn’t believe him.
Grunty blows up Banjo’s house with Bottles inside and sets off to get her body back.
Motivated by revenge Banjo sets out to stop Grunty and revive Bottles.
#7. The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask
Thrown into a parallel world by the mischievous actions of a possessed Skull Kid, Link finds a land in grave danger.
The dark power of a relic called Majora’s Mask has wreaked havoc on the citizens of Termina, but their most urgent problem is a suicidal moon crashing toward the world.
Link has only 72 hours to find a way to stop its descent.
Trouble is brewing on Spiral Mountain!
Gruntilda the witch, wildly jealous of Tooty the Honey Bear’s good looks; is determined to steal them for herself!
But even as she whisks the helpless youngster off to her tower, Tooty’s big brother Banjo and his loud-mouthed partner Kazooie are hot on the trail to rescue her…
Aided by the mystical shaman Mumbo Jumbo, Banjo and Kazooie must tackle gloomy swamps, scorching deserts, towering mountain ranges and spooky haunted houses on their way to the final confrontation at the summit of Gruntilda’s Lair.
#5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater
Go Big, Go Pro! Skate as legendary Tony Hawk, or as one of nine top pros.
Work your way up the ranks by landing suicidal tricks in brutal competitions to become the highest ranked skate champ!
Great features such as: Signature Pro Moves, fully skateable worlds, head-to-head competition, and Instant Replay Mode.
#4. Perfect Dark
Step into the Dark…
As Carrington Institute’s most promising new Agent, Joanna Dark must uncover the truth behind the dataDyne Corporation’s recent technological breakthroughs – breakthroughs which could have serious consequences for mankind.
#3. GoldenEye 007
You are Bond. James Bond.
You are assigned covert operations connected with the GoldenEye weapons satellite.
M will brief you on your mission and objectives from London.
Q Branch will support your efforts with a plentiful supply of weapons and gadgets.
Moneypenny offers you light-hearted best wishes and you’re off!
Your mission begins in the heavily guarded chemical warfare facility at the Byelomorye Dam in the USSR.
Look and shoot in any direction as you navigate 12 interactive 3-D environments.
Use stealth and force as you see fit in matters of international security.
Consider the military personnel expendable. You are licensed to kill!
#2. Super Mario 64
Mario is super in a whole new way!
Combining the finest 3-D graphics ever developed for a video game and an explosive sound track, Super Mario 64 becomes a new standard for video games.
It’s packed with bruising battles, daunting obstacle courses and underwater adventures.
Retrieve the Power Stars from their hidden locations and confront your arch nemesis – Bowser, King of the Koopas!
#1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
As a young boy, Link is tricked by Ganondorf, the King of the Gerudo Thieves.
The evil human uses Link to gain access to the Sacred Realm, where he places his tainted hands on Triforce and transforms the beautiful Hyrulean landscape into a barren wasteland.
Link is determined to fix the problems he helped to create, so with the help of Rauru he travels through time gathering the powers of the Seven Sages.
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