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My 50 greatest games of all time - 2018 edition

 

I'll link the titles to posts that explain more about the game. The platform contains the platform (or platforms) I played said game on, it may have been released on others. As I can't remember for all which year I played it, the year is the year of release of the game.

title platform year creator
1. Heroes of Might and Magic III Windows 1999 New World Computing/3DO
2. Octopath Traveler Switch 2018 Square Enix/Acquire
3. Pandora's Tower Wii 2011 Ganbarion/Nintendo
4. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 2017 Nintendo
5. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 3DS 2013 Atlus
6. Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE WiiU 2015 Atlus/Nintendo
7. Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 2010 Monolith Soft/Nintendo
8. Ōkami PS2/Wii/Switch 2006 Clover Studios/Capcom
9. Demon's Souls PS3 2009 From Software/Sony/Namco Bandai
10. Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS 1995 LucasArts
11. Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land PS2 2001 Racjin/Atlus
12. Baldur's Gate Windows 1998 Bioware/Interplay
13. Day of the Tentacle DOS 1993 LucasArts
14. Pillars of Eternity Linux 2015 Obsidian/Paradox
15. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3DS 2014 Atlus
16. Deus Ex: Human Revolution WiiU 2011 Eidos/Square Enix
17. The Secret of Monkey Island DOS 1990 Lucasfilm Games (LucasArts)
18. Dragon Quest Builders Switch 2016 Square Enix
19. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii 2007 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
20. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS 2012 Project Sora/Sora Ltd./Nintendo
21. Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS 2012 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
22. UFO: Enemy Unknown DOS 1994 Mythos Games/MicroProse
23. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS 2000 Nintendo
24. Supaplex DOS 1991 Think!Ware Development/Digital Integration
25. StarCraft/Brood War Windows 1998 Blizzard Entertainment
26. The Battle for Wesnoth Linux 2005 David White and others
27. Jagged Alliance DOS 1994 Madlab/Sir-Tech
28. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch 2011 Bethesda
29. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii 2007 Retro Studios/Nintendo
30. Return to Zork DOS 1993 Infocom/Activision
31. Pikmin Gamecube/Wii 2001 Nintendo
32. Child of Light WiiU 2014 Ubisoft
33. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Switch 2017 Capcom
34. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Switch 2017 Ubisoft
35. Resident Evil Wii 1996 Capcom
36. Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS/WiiU/Switch 2012 Capcom
37. Armello Linux 2015 League of Geeks
38. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii/WiiU 2006 Nintendo
39. Pinball Dreams DOS 1992 Digital Illusions CE/21st Century Entertainment
40. Dyna Blaster/Bomberman DOS 1990 Hudson Soft
41. Attack of the Friday Monsters! 3DS 2013 Millenium Kitchen/Aquria/Level-5
42. Pokémon Omega Ruby 3DS 2014 Game Freak/Nintendo
43. Hyrule Warriors WiiU/Switch 2014 Omega Force/Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo
44. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Wii 2007 Capcom
45. Hotel Dusk: Room 215 DS 2007 Cing
46. The Curious Expedition Linux 2016 Maschinen-Mensch
47. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Switch 2016 Nihon Falcom/NIS America
48. Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Switch 2015 Nippon Ichi Software
49. Descent DOS 1995 Interplay/Parallax
50. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Switch 2018 Sega

Thirteen titles from last years list got replaced with new ones in this year.

Following some honorable mentions. As I didn't repeated last years mentions, I list both:

  • 2017: Wii Sports Resort (Wii, 2009), Dune (DOS, 1992), Hearthstone (Android, 2014), Chaos Overlords (DOS, 1996), Dillon's Rolling Western (3DS, 2012), Micro Machines (DOS, 1991), Bravely Default (3DS, 2012) and Duke Nukem 3D (DOS, 1996)
  • 2018: Undertale (Switch, 2015), Oxenfree (Switch, 2016), Darksiders II (WiiU, 2012), Unreal Tournament (Windows, 1999), Doom reboot (Switch, 2016)

 

Here some statistics. As I played some games on multiple platforms, the platform numbers will add up to more than 50. As creators I list only these, which made multiple games I like.

  entries highest
platforms
Switch 12 #2 Octopath Traveler
DOS 10
#10 Star Wars: Dark Forces
Wii 9
#3 Pandora's Tower
3DS 8
#5 Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
WiiU 6
#6 Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Linux 4
#14 Pillars of Eternity
Windows 3
#1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
PS2 2
#8 Ōkami
PS3 1 #9 Demon's Souls
Gamecube 1 #31 Pikmin
DS 1 #45 Hotel Dusk: Room 215
decades
90s 14
#1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
00s 11
#8 Ōkami
10s 25
#2 Octopath Traveler
creators
Nintendo 12
#3 Pandora's Tower
Capcom 5
#8 Ōkami
Atlus 4 #5 Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
LucasArts 3
#10 Star Wars: Dark Forces
Square Enix 3
#2 Octopath Traveler
Nippon Ichi Software 2 #47 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
Intelligent Systems 2
#19 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Interplay 2
#12 Baldur's Gate
Ubisoft 2
#32 Child of Light

 

And in the discussion thread we had again this year the guessing game. Here are the results of who guessed how much of my games.

 user count entries
The_Liquid_Laser 17
#50, #49, #31, #30, #25, #20, #19, #15, #13, #11, #10, #7, #6, #5, #4, #2, #1
Darashiva 10
#47, #37, #27, #22, #17, #16, #14, #12, #9, #8
S.Peelman 4
#42, #38, #35, #28
Landale_Star 3 #44, #23, #18
Barkley 2 #39, #34
Flilix 2 #43, #33
outlawauron 2 #32, #29
killeryoshis 1 #48
forest-spirit 1 #45
axumblade 1 #40
RolStoppable 1 #36
OTBWY 1 #24
Mr.GameCrazy 1 #21
Peh 1 #3
no one 3
#46, #41, #26
Last edited by Mnementh - on 01 January 2019

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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter