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2018 was not a pretty crazy year for gaming (if anything, it was a pretty crazy year for a lot of other stuff, and not in a positive way), so my list hasn't changed much at all this time. That said, there have been some new games and some interesting changes here, one of which is particularly surprising and I'm still unsure about. But, what's decided is decided. Before I get into the list, just some disclaimers:

PLATFORMS - I'm only listing whatever platforms I've played each game on, or which platform the version I played is original to - I mean, if I played for example a game on the 3DS's Virtual Console, I'll just list whatever platform that game was originally from, because that's the version I played and not one unique to the 3DS.

YEAR - Also, the year I list is always the one from the earliest release, because that's the only thing that makes any sense.

YOY - Most here would know, but just to clarify, "YoY" stands for Year-on-Year, which is how much a game's position changed from last year. If it says "H.M.", that stands for Honorable Mention, which means that game wasn't on last year's list but I had already played it by then, thus not qualifying it for "New" (it is also a lie, because I don't mention those games at all, so there isn't any mention and definitely no honor).

Now for the list itself:

2017 Ranking

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 Crash Bandicoot: Warped PS1, PS4, Switch Naughty Dog 1998 0
#49 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood TurboGrafx-16 Konami 1993 New!
#48 Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove Wii U Yacht Club Games 2014 -9
#47 Burnout Dominator PlayStation 2 EA UK 2007 -5
#46 Pokémon Red Version & Blue Version Game Boy Game Freak 1996 H.M.
#45 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back PS1, PS4, Switch Naughty Dog 1997 H.M.
#44 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS Nintendo 2009 -7
#43 Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Harmonix 2008 +1
#42 Castlevania NES Konami 1986 New!
#41 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive Sega 1992 +2
#40 Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 Namco 2005 -5
#39 Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Nintendo 2004 -7
#38 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PS2, PC Rockstar 2004 -6
#37 Pokémon Black Version 2 & White Version 2 DS Game Freak 2012 +1
#36 Mario Kart 8 Wii U, Switch Nintendo 2014 0
#35 AM2R PC DoctorM64 2016 -6
#34 Bully PlayStation 2 Rockstar 2006 -3
#33 Star Fox Zero Wii U Platinum Games 2016 -6
#32 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC, Wii, Wii U Nintendo 2006 +2
#31 Splatoon Wii U Nintendo 2015 -6
#30 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Retro Studios 2007 -4
#29 Super Meat Boy PC Team Meat 2010 -5
#28 Portal PC Valve 2007 0
#27 Hyper Light Drifter PC Heart Machine 2016 -5
#26 Ori and the Blind Forest PC Moon Studios 2015 -10
#25 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC, Wii U Nintendo 2002 -8
#24 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PlayStation Konami 1997 New!
#23 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64, 3DS Nintendo 1998 0
#22 Splatoon 2 Switch Nintendo 2017 +8
#21 Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS MercurySteam 2017 -1
#20 Pokémon Gold Version & Silver Version Game Boy Color Game Freak 1999 +1
#19 Thumper PS4, PC, Switch Drool 2016 +21
#18 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Wii Retro Studios 2004 0
#17 Pokémon Black Version & White Version DS Game Freak 2010 +2
#16 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64, 3DS Nintendo 2000 -2
#15 Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Nintendo 2002 0
#14 Pokémon X & Y 3DS Game Freak 2013 -1
#13 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Retro Studios 2014 -1
#12 Super Mario Odyssey Switch Nintendo 2017 -1
#11 Metroid Prime GC, Wii Retro Studios 2002 -1
#10 Star Fox 64 N64, 3DS Nintendo 1997 -1
#9 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES Nintendo 1991 -1
#8 Portal 2 X360, PC Valve 2011 -1
#7 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U 3DS, Wii U Sora Ltd. & Namco 2014 -1
#6 Hollow Knight Switch Team Cherry 2017 New!
#5 Super Metroid SNES Nintendo 1994 0
#4 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U Nintendo 2017 -2
#3 Shadow of the Colossus PS2, PS3 Team ICO 2005 0
#2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo 2011 -1
#1 Ōkami Wii, Switch Clover Studio 2006 +3
Last edited by mZuzek - on 31 December 2018