55 Great Nintendo 64 Games

  • Nintendo first-party games:

    Super Mario 64
    Pilotwings 64
    Mario Kart 64
    Wave Race 64
    Star Fox 64
    1080° Snowboarding
    F-Zero X
    The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

    Nintendo second-party games:

    Cruis'n USA
    Mario Party
    Mario Party 2
    Super Smash Bros.
    Mario Golf
    Mario Tennis
    Pokémon Snap
    Pokémon Stadium
    Pokémon Stadium 2
    Paper Mario

    Rareware games:

    Blast Corps
    GoldenEye 007
    Diddy Kong Racing
    Jet Force Gemini
    Donkey Kong 64
    Perfect Dark
    Conker's Bad Fur Day

    Star Wars games:

    Shadows of the Empire
    Rogue Squadron
    Episode I: Racer
    Battle for Naboo

    Third-party racing games:

    Top Gear Rally
    Extreme-G 2
    San Francisco Rush
    Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
    Beetle Adventure Racing
    Hydro Thunder

    Other third-party games:

    Bomberman 64
    Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    Turok 2: Seeds of Evil
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
    Robotron 64
    Gex 64: Enter The Gecko
    Worms Armageddon
    Harvest Moon 64
    Rayman 2: The Great Escape
    Resident Evil 2

    Games I haven't played but are well-regarded:

    Space Station Silicon Valley
    Mischief Makers
    Mystical Ninja Starring Goemon
    Rocket: Robot On Wheels
    WWF No Mercy

    Add your favorites. :)

  • I like your list. I would add Doom 64. Also, I'm in the "Quest 64 is good actually" camp.

    I think Ogre Battle 64 is still well regarded by fans of the series, but I haven't played it. Along the same lines, Goemon's Great Adventure is a traditional 2D Goemon game, and I often hear people prefer it over the more well known 3D one.

  • Vigilante 8 - The poor man's Twisted Metal, still a good game.

    Army Men: Air Combat - surprisingly good air combat game considering how bad a lot of those Army Men games are.

    NFL Blitz 2000 - Maybe my second favorite N64 game behind Ocarina of Time. I played it recently, it's so fast. Better frame rate than most games released this year!

    These THQ/AKI wrestling games:

    • WCW/nWo Revenge
    • WWF WrestleMania 2000
    • WWF No Mercy

  • Thanks. I’m close to setting up a CRT in my spare room and getting more N64 & GC games (waiting on the unmodded PS2 hack to dive into the PS2 library).

    My favourite N64 game is definitely Mario Party 3. It’s the series peak with the best gameplay and maps. Special shot out to Pokémon Stadium 1-2 Minigames.

  • Great list.

    WCW vs NWO: World Tour

  • I didn't get an N64 until about two years ago, so all the games I played when it was big was at different friends houses.

    I remember renting Glover a couple of times and we could never get past the first area, but I always thought that looked cool.

    Chameleon Twist was pretty fun, and so was Tonic Trouble. They're both pretty nice and simple platforms, Chameleon has a cool tongue grappling hook mechanic if I remember right.

    Flying Dragon is sort of a fighting game RPG where you get experience points and equipment. I was never very good at it though.

    I'll add more if I think of any throughout the day!