Games of the Years

by Noilegnave | created - 15 May 2014 | updated - 7 months ago | Public

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1. Spacewar! (1962 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi

Two players control two space ships engaged in a duel in the middle of outer space.

Director: Steve Russel

Votes: 35

2. Pong (1972 Video Game)

E | Family, Sport

Two players play a video version of table tennis. The first to score 11 points wins.

Votes: 693

4. Pac-Man (1980 Video Game)

E | Family, Fantasy

Navigate Pac-Man through a maze escaping ghosts and eating Pac-Dots.

Votes: 1,796

5. Super Mario Bros. (1985 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A plumber named Mario and his brother Luigi travel through the Mushroom Kingdom to save the princess from the evil Bowser.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto

Votes: 4,937

6. Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

King Koopa has kidnapped Princess Toadstool, taken over all seven kingdoms in the Mushroom World, and put his seven kids in charge of all of them. It's the Mario Brothers to the rescue.

Directors: Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 4,015

7. Day of the Tentacle (1993 Video Game)

Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A disembodied tentacle is accidentally exposed to nuclear waste, giving it human abilities and an ambition to take over the world.

Directors: Dave Grossman, Tim Schafer | Stars: Denny Delk, Jane Jacobs, Nick Jameson, Ginny Westcott

Votes: 1,610

8. Super Metroid (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Samus Aran returns to the brooding planet Zebes to recover the last metroid from the Space Pirates.

Director: Yoshio Sakamoto | Stars: Kenji Yamamoto, Dan Owsen

Votes: 1,639

9. Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Takashi Tokita, Nao Ito

Votes: 2,526

10. Super Mario 64 (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When the evil Bowser steals 120 power stars and traps Princess Peach within the walls of her own castle, it's up to Mario to save her once again.

Director: Shigeru Miyamoto | Stars: Charles Martinet, Leslie Swan, Stephen Kearin

Votes: 4,713

11. Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Yasushi Matsumura, Masato Yagi

Votes: 8,676

12. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 8,021

Aspirants:

  • Half-Life
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Fallout 2
  • Grim Fandango

13. Planescape: Torment (1999 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy

In the city of Sigil, the only place from which all realities of the Planescape universe can be reached, an immortal amnesiac, the Nameless One, must uncover his past, the mystery of his immortality as well as who's trying to kill him.

Stars: Michael T. Weiss, Rob Paulsen, Jennifer Hale, Sheena Easton

Votes: 1,862

Aspirants:

  • System Shock 2
  • Age of Empires II
  • Silent Hill
  • Super Smash Bros.

14. Deus Ex (2000 Video Game)

M | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

In a dark cyberpunk future where poverty, disease, oppression and terrorism are widespread, J.C. Denton, a new cybernetically-enhanced special agent, finds evidence of a massive conspiracy when his brother, also an agent, goes rogue.

Director: Warren Spector | Stars: Jay Anthony Franke, Brent Anderson, Ralph Barbagallo, Chad Bannon

Votes: 2,837

Aspirants:

  • Counter-Strike
  • Diablo II
  • Baldur´s Gate 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora´s Mask

15. Silent Hill 2 (2001 Video Game)

M | Adventure, Horror, Mystery

After receiving a letter from his late wife, from Silent Hill, James Sunderland makes his way to the town in an attempt to find her.

Directors: Takayuki Kobayashi, Masashi Tsuboyama | Stars: Guy Cihi, Monica Horgan, Donna Burke, David Schaufele

Votes: 5,607

Aspirants:

  • Grand Theft Auto III
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • ICO

16. Metroid Prime (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

A Space Pirate distress signal draws bounty hunter Samus Aran to Tallon IV, a world she discovers is being consumed by a terrible poison.

Director: Mark Pacini | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Vanessa Marshall

Votes: 1,695

Aspirants:

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Battlefield: 1942
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

17. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A republic soldier, training to become a Jedi Knight, is given the task of halting the conquest of Darth Malak by discovering the location of a weapon known as the Star Forge.

Director: Casey Hudson | Stars: Jennifer Hale, Raphael Sbarge, Rafael Ferrer, John Cygan

Votes: 7,441

Aspirants:

  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Final Fantasy X-2
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • SOCOM II: US Navy Seals

18. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

In 1964, a U.S. government operative codenamed "Snake" must infiltrate mountainous Soviet territory to rescue a scientist building a weapon of terrible power.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Suzetta Miñet, Jim Piddock, Heather Halley

Votes: 9,105

Aspirants:

  • Half-Life 2
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • World of Warcraft

19. Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.

Director: Fumito Ueda | Stars: Kenji Nojima, Kazuhiro Nakata, Kyôko Hikami, Naoki Bando

Votes: 3,455

Aspirants:

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Devil May Cry 3: Dante´s Awakening
  • God of War
  • Battlefield 2

20. Okami (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A cel-shaded action game set in feudal Japan, in which the wolf deity Amaterasu defends the land from evil forces.

Director: Hideki Kamiya

Votes: 1,135

Aspirants:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Gears of War
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

21. Portal (2007 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A test subject wakes up in a scientific facility controlled by a sadistic artificial intelligence and must escape with the help of the only instrument she has--a gun that makes portals.

Stars: Ellen McLain, Mike Patton, Alesia Glidewell, Jeep Barnett

Votes: 10,746

Aspirants:

  • BioShock
  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Halo 3
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

22. Fallout 3 (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Centuries following nuclear war, a teen leaves the safety of an underground vault in order to find their father, who left in hopes of creating a water purifier.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Liam Neeson, Malcolm McDowell, Ron Perlman, Odette Annable

Votes: 17,156

Aspirants:

  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
  • Grand Theft Auto IV
  • Mirror´s Edge
  • Gears of War 2
  • Left 4 Dead

23. Street Fighter IV (2008 Video Game)

T | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Fighting game Street Fighter IV introduces a new system called Focus Attacks, as well as Ultra Moves.

Directors: Takashi Tsukamoto, Tomio Yamauchi, Taliesin Jaffe, Ryôsuke Naya | Stars: Hiroki Takahashi, Kyle Hebert, Yûji Kishi, Reuben Langdon

Votes: 1,154

Aspirants:

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Devil May Cry 4
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Assassin´s Creed II
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

24. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

Mario goes back in the galaxy to save Princess Peach from Bowser.

Director: Koichi Hayashida | Stars: Charles Martinet, Dex Manley, Scott Burns, Mercedes Rose

Votes: 1,822

Aspirants:

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • Limbo
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Halo: Reach
  • God of War III
  • Minecraft

25. Dark Souls (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After narrowly escaping a doomed fate in an asylum, an undead warrior fights his way through the desolate remains of Lordran, once a sprawling utopia lead by the gods, to seek his purpose and fulfill a centuries old prophecy.

Director: Hidetaka Miyazaki | Stars: Adam Sopp, Andy Gathergood, Blake Ritson, Charlie Cameron

Votes: 3,165

Aspirants:

  • Portal 2
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Saints Row: The Third
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • The Witcher 2 - Assassin´s of Kings
  • Gears of War 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

26. Journey (2012 Video Game)

E | Adventure, Fantasy

A robed figure in a desolate world undertakes a journey towards a distant, glowing mountain.

Director: Jenova Chen

Votes: 2,424

Aspirants:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • The Walking Dead
  • Guild Wars 2
  • Borderlands 2
  • Hotline Miami
  • FEZ
  • Dishonored

27. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Horror

In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 48,332

Aspirants:

  • The Legend Of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
  • Papers, Please
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Pokémon X/Y
  • Rayman Legends
  • Assassin´s Creed IV: Black Flag

28. Bayonetta 2 (2014 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When Jeanne's soul is dragged into the depths of Inferno after a demon summoning goes horribly wrong, Bayonetta goes on a dangerous quest to Inferno to rescue her friend before its too late.

Directors: Yusuke Hashimoto, Isao Negishi | Stars: Hellena Taylor, Mark Daugherty, Crispin Freeman, J. Grant Albrecht

Votes: 456

Aspirants:

  • Divinity: Original Sin
  • Dragon Age: Inquistion
  • Shovel Knight

29. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 18,555

Aspirants:

  • Bloodborne
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest

30. Doom (2016 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

On Mars, a massive research facility tapping energy from hell has been overwhelmed by demonic forces. As the last DOOM Slayer , you have been resurrected to do one thing; to cleanse this world and send them back to where they came from.

Director: Marty Stratton | Stars: Darin De Paul, Kevin Schon, Abby Craden, Bumper Robinson

Votes: 4,230

Aspirants:

  • Overwatch
  • Stardew Valley
  • Dark Souls III
  • Battlefield 1
  • Firewatch
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief´s End
  • Watch_Dogs 2

31. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017 Video Game)

E10+ | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After a century of hibernation, Link reawakens to once again save a ruined Hyrule from a great evil.

Directors: Hidemaro Fujibayashi, Hiroki Hirano, Kentaro Tominaga | Stars: Kengo Takanashi, Yû Shimamura, Kôji Takeda, Noboru Yamaguchi

Votes: 4,197

Aspirants:

  • Persona 5
  • NieR: Automata
  • Niôh
  • Playerunknown´s Battlegrounds
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Horizon Zero Dawn

32. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 19,531

Aspirants:

  • God of War
  • Celeste
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Into the Breach
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Assassin´s Creed: Odyssey
  • Marvel´s Spider-Man
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

33. Disco Elysium (2019 Video Game)

Crime, Mystery

You're a detective tasked with solving a murder in the strange world of Elysium. Utilize a new and innovative skill system to be the detective you want to be. Become a hero or an absolute disaster of a human being.

Votes: 170

Aspirants:

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Devi May Cry 5
  • The Outer Worlds
  • Control
  • Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order
  • Untitled Goose Game
  • Apex Legends

34. The Last of Us: Part II (2020 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Five years after the events of The Last of Us, Ellie embarks on another journey through a post-apocalyptic America on a mission of vengeance against a mysterious militia.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Kurt Margenau, Anthony Newman | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Derek Phillips, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 16,376

To be expected

Aspirants:

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • DOOM: Eternal



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