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#6: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998)
Last Year: 6

There are many gamers who say that 1998 was the greatest year ever for gaming-kind. It's hard to argue, as I have four games from that year (Banjo-Kazooie, StarCraft, Pokemon Red/Blue... and now this little game) in my list of the 50 all-time greats. But if 1998, in all of its gaming glory, can only be known for one game, then it has to be The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. And not only does it define just that year, but it defines an entire era of gaming. This game has been our reigning champion two years now, and I doubt it will unleash its vice-grip on the throne any time soon. And I'm alright with that. In fact, I'm more than fine with the notion that this game is the crown jewel of gaming. If there's a game that captures the magic and wonder of gaming, it's this one. So I'll happily help this game continue it's legendary reputation. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time has more than earned it.