49. Banjo-Tooie (N64)
Banjo-Tooie was from Rare's golden age in the 90's, and it won't be the only game from that era on my list. Gruntilda the witch is back from the dead (just like any good antagonist), and it's up to Banjo and Kazooie to save the day for a second time.
My 48th game was followed by a rather long wait for the next entry in the franchise.