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Each year, starting with 1985, is represented by up to 20 games that originally released during that year. All games are taken from the top 1,000 games given by those who participated in the voting event.

4. Gauntlet

3. Combat

2. Duck Hunt

1. Super Mario Bros.

1. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels

8. Mighty Bomb Jack

7. Penguin Adventure

6. Kid Icarus

5. Mega Man

4. Castlevania

3. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!

2. The Legend of Zelda

1. Metroid

7. Intensity

6. Ultima V: Warriors of Destiny

5. Double Dragon

4. Blaster Master

3. Super Mario Bros. 2

2. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

1. Contra

7. SimCity

6. Splatterhouse

5. Golden Axe

4. Super Mario Land

3. DuckTales

2. Tetris

1. Mega Man 2

13. Speedball 2

12. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake

11. StarTropics

10. Dr. Mario

9. Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers

8. Ultima VI: The False Prophet

7. Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos

6. Final Fantasy

5. Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

4. The Secret of Monkey Island

3. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse

2. Mega Man 3

1. Super Mario Bros. 3

19. U.N. Squadron

18. Snow Bros.

17. Final Fight

16. Three Wonders

15. Gradius III

14. Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge

13. Lemmings

12. Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts

11. Actraiser

10. ToeJam & Earl

9. Ys III: Wanderers From Ys

8. Streets of Rage

7. BattleToads

6. Super Castlevania IV

5. F-Zero

4. Sonic the Hedgehog

3. Final Fantasy IV

2. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

1. Super Mario World

17. Soldier Blade

16. Mega Man 4

15. Valis: The Fantasm Soldier II

14. Splatterhouse 2

13. Asterix

12. Ufouria: The Saga

11. Star Control II

10. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

9. Streets of Rage 2

8. Wolfenstein 3D

7. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time

6. Final Fantasy V

5. Contra III: The Alien Wars

4. The Lost Vikings

3. Super Mario Kart

2. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

20. Rocket Knight Adventures

19. Myst

18. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

17. Plok

16. Warlords II

15. Betrayal at Krondor

14. BattleToads in BattleManiacs

13. Samurai Showdown

12. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

11. Super Bomberman

10. Zombies Ate My Neighbors

9. Shining Force

8. Gunstar Heroes

7. Kirby's Adventure

6. Star Fox

5. Sonic CD

4. Disney's Aladdin

3. Doom

2. Secret of Mana

1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

20. Castlevania: Bloodlines

19. Super Punch-Out!!

18. Illusion of Gaia

17. Dynamite Headdy

16. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3

15. Demon's Crest

14. Alien vs. Predator

13. Master of Magic

12. Shining Force II

11. Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

10. SimCity 2000

9. Doom II: Hell on Earth

8. Mortal Kombat II

7. Sonic the Hedgehog 3

6. Earthbound

5. Mega Man X

4. Sonic & Knuckles

3. Donkey Kong Country

2. Final Fantasy VI

1. Super Metroid

20. Ristar

19. Disney's Magical Quest 3 Starring Mickey & Donald

18. Virtua Fighter

17. Tekken

16. Kirby's Dream Course

15. X-Men 2: Clone Wars

14. Worms

13. Shivers

12. Front Mission

11. Rayman

10. Breath of Fire II

9. Arc the Lad

8. Vectorman

7. Mega Man X2

6. Command & Conquer

5. Seiken Densetsu 3

4. Killer Instinct

3. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

2. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island

1. Chrono Trigger

20. Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow Over Mystara

19. Tobal No. 1

18. Bahamut Lagoon

17. Panzer Dragoon II: Zwei

16. PilotWings 64

15. Duke Nukem 3D

14. Diablo

13. Kirby Super Star

12. Suikoden

11. Terranigma

10. Wave Race 64

9. Sid Meier's Civilization II

8. Killer Instinct Gold

7. Command & Conquer: Red Alert

6. Tomb Raider

5. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble

4. Crash Bandicoot

3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars

2. Resident Evil

1. Super Mario 64

20. Grand Theft Auto

19. Total Annihilation

18. The Curse of Monkey Island

17. Little Big Adventure 2

16. Bushido Blade

15. FIFA: Road to World Cup 98

14. Mega Man X4

13. Age of Empires

12. Wild Arms

11. Vandal Hearts

10. Tomb Raider II

9. Fallout

8. Blast Corps

7. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

6. Diddy Kong Racing

5. Star Fox 64

4. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night

3. GoldenEye 007

2. Mario Kart 64

1. Final Fantasy VII

20. MediEvil

19. Panzer Dragoon Saga

18. Theme Hospital

17. Populous: The Beginning

16. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

15. F-Zero X

14. Gran Turismo

13. Parasite Eve

12. Half-Life

11. XenoGears

10. StarCraft

9. Tekken 3

8. Final Fantasy Tactics

7. Spyro the Dragon

6. Resident Evil 2

5. Crash Bandicoot: Warped

4. Banjo-Kazooie

3. Metal Gear Solid

2. Pokemon Red/Blue

1. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

20. Planescape Torment

19. Ape Escape

18. Sonic Adventure

17. Star Ocean: The Second Story

16. Quake III: Arena

15. Unreal Tournament

14. Rollercoaster Tycoon

13. Pokemon Snap

12. Mario Party

11. SoulCalibur

10. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis

9. Suikoden II

8. Gran Turismo 2

7. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage

6. Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia

5. Donkey Kong 64

4. Crash Team Racing

3. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

2. Final Fantasy VIII

1. Super Smash Bros.

20. Vagrant Story

19. Jet Set Radio

18. Pokemon Stadium

17. Tekken Tag Tournament

16. Shenmue

15. Counter-Strike

14. Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes

13. Skies of Arcadia

12. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn

11. The Legend of Dragoon

10. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2

9. Deus Ex

8. Chrono Cross

7. Diablo II

6. Banjo-Tooie

5. Spyro: Year of the Dragon

4. Perfect Dark

3. Final Fantasy IX

2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

1. Pokemon Gold/Silver

20. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons

19. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

18. Ico

17. Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

16. Golden Sun

15. Phantasy Star Online

14. Pokemon Stadium 2

13. Silent Hill 2

12. Pikmin

11. Advance Wars

10. Sonic Adventure 2

9. Conker's Bad Fur Day

8. Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

7. Luigi's Mansion

6. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

5. Grand Theft Auto III

4. Paper Mario

3. Halo: Combat Evolved

2. Final Fantasy X

1. Super Smash Bros. Melee

20. Jet Set Radio Future

19. Neverwinter Nights

18. Wild Arms 3

17. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

16. Sly Cooper & the Thievius Raccoonus

15. Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast

14. Star Fox Adventures

13. TimeSplitters 2

12. Ratchet & Clank

11. Animal Crossing

10. Age of Mythology

9. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

8. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

7. Rollercoaster Tycoon 2

6. Kingdom Hearts

5. Metroid Fusion

4. WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos

3. Super Mario Sunshine

2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

1. Metroid Prime

20. Sonic Heroes

19. Dark Cloud 2

18. Final Fantasy Tactics Advance

17. SSX 3

16. Jak II

15. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

14. SoulCalibur II

13. Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising

12. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

11. F-Zero GX

10. SimCity 4

9. Final Fantasy X-2

8. Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

7. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Sword

6. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga

5. Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

4. Mario Kart Double Dash!!

3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

2. Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire

1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

20. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles

19. Sly 2: Band of Thieves

18. Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean

17. Katamari Damacy

16. Burnout 3: Takedown

15. Fable

14. World of WarCraft

13. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

12. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords

11. Rome: Total War

10. Tales of Symphonia

9. Jak 3

8. Pikmin 2

7. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

6. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

5. Halo 2

4. Half-Life 2

3. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

20. Killer7

19. F.E.A.R.

18. Sonic Rush

17. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

16. Battlefield 2

15. Psychonauts

14. Gran Turismo 4

13. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect

12. Devil May Cry 3

11. Burnout Revenge

10. Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

9. Mario Kart DS

8. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones

7. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King

6. Star Wars: Battlefront 2

5. Sid Meier's Civilization IV

4. Kingdom Hearts II

3. God of War

2. Shadow of the Colossus

1. Resident Evil 4

20. Tales of the Abyss

19. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin

18. Chibi-Robo!

17. Tales of Phantasia

16. Medieval 2: Total War

15. The Lord of the Rings: The Battle For Middle Earth II

14. Hitman: Blood Money

13. Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team

12. Mother 3

11. Dead Rising

10. Elite Beat Agents

9. New Super Mario Bros.

8. Bully

7. Wii Sports

6. Final Fantasy XII

5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

4. Gears of War

3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

2. Okami

1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

20. Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings

19. Eternal Sonata

18. Virtua Fighter 5

17. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

16. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

15. Super Paper Mario

14. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn

13. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

12. Team Fortress 2

11. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Trials & Tribulations

10. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

9. Portal

8. God of War II

7. Mass Effect

6. Pokemon Diamond/Pearl

5. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

4. Halo 3

3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

2. Bioshock

1. Super Mario Galaxy

20. Burnout Paradise

19. WipEout HD

17. Professor Layton & the Curious Village

16. Mirror's Edge

15. No More Heroes

14. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia

13. Tales of Vesperia

12. Grand Theft Auto IV

11. Dead Space

10. Lost Odyssey

9. LittleBigPlanet

8. The World Ends With You

7. Gears of War 2

6. Valkyria Chronicles

5. Mario Kart Wii

4. Fallout 3

3. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

2. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

1. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

20. Wii Sports Resort

19. Left 4 Dead 2

18. Plants vs. Zombies

17. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

16. Borderlands

15. KillZone 2

14. Professor Layton & the Diabolical Box

13. Punch-Out!!

12. Resident Evil 5

11. Street Fighter IV

10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

9. inFamous

8. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

7. Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

6. Dragon Age: Origins

5. Demon's Souls

4. Batman: Arkham Asylum

3. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time

2. Assassin's Creed II

1. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

20. Call of Duty: Black Ops

19. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

18. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep

17. Just Cause 2

16. Vanquish

15. Heavy Rain

14. Battlefield: Bad Company 2

13. Monster Hunter 3

12. Professor Layton & the Unwound Future

11. Final Fantasy XIII

10. Halo: Reach

9. Sid Meier's Civilization V

8. Fallout: New Vegas

7. Pokemon Black/White

6. Bayonetta

5. Donkey Kong Country Returns

4. God of War III

3. Mass Effect 2

2. Red Dead Redemption

1. Super Mario Galaxy 2

20. Kirby's Return to Dreamland

19. Sonic Generations

18. Mortal Kombat

17. Saints Row: The Third

16. Gears of War 3

15. Dead Space 2

14. LittleBigPlanet 2

13. Rayman Origins

12. Deus Ex: Human Revolution

11. Mario Kart 7

10. inFamous 2

9. MineCraft

8. Super Mario 3D Land

7. Dark Souls

6. Batman: Arkham City

5. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2. Portal 2

1. XenoBlade Chronicles

20. Pokemon Black/White 2

19. Gravity Rush

18. Final Fantasy XIII-2

17. Dragon's Dogma

16. Sleeping Dogs

15. XCOM: Enemy Unknown

14. Diablo III

13. Hotline Miami

12. Professor Layton & the Miracle Mask

11. ZombiU

10. Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

9. Journey

8. Halo 4

7. The Walking Dead: Season 1

6. Resident Evil: Revelations

5. Far Cry 3

4. Borderlands 2

3. Kid Icarus: Uprising

2. New Super Mario Bros. U

1. Mass Effect 3

20. The Wonderful 101

19. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies

18. Beyond: Two Souls

17. Tearaway

16. Tales of Xillia

15. Shin Megami Tensei IV

14. Pikmin 3

13. Animal Crossing: New Leaf

12. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

11. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag

10. Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon

9. Rayman Legends

8. Tomb Raider

7. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

6. Pokemon X/Y

5. Bioshock Infinite

4. Grand Theft Auto V

3. Fire Emblem: Awakening

2. Super Mario 3D World

1. The Last of Us

20. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

19. Wolfenstein: The New Order

18. Transistor

17. Steins;Gate

16. Samurai Warriors 4

15. Kirby Triple Deluxe

14. TitanFall

13. Dark Souls II

12. Shovel Knight

11. South Park: The Stick of Truth

10. Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

9. Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft

8. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair

7. inFamous: Second Son

6. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

5. Child of Light

4. Bayonetta 2

3. Super Smash Bros. For 3DS

2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

1. Mario Kart 8