#20: Super Smash Bros. Brawl (2008)
Last Year: 19
Super Smash Bros. had one of the greatest hype builders of all time: The Smash Bros. Dojo. Every night at midnight, Sakurai himself would reveal one more nugget of goodness for the hungry fans to consume. Some were small morsels (yay an item...) and some were MEGATONS! (SONIC THE HEDGEHOG ZOMG!!!). And despite the tidal wave of hype... Super Smash Bros. met it's insane expectations. Awesome new characters (Toon Link! Wario! Diddy Kong! Snake!), fantastic stages (including a stage builder), an even more-in-depth single player mode, and an amazing (amazing!) soundtrack allowed for Brawl to soar into the heavens. Okay, the game tripped up a little by including... tripping, but other than that this is my favorite Smash Bros. to date. Can't wait to see what they're up to next!