Each year, starting with 1985, is represented by up to 15 games that originally released during that year. All games are taken from the top 1,000 games given by those who participated in the voting event. Remember that games released after October 31, 2015 were not permitted in this event.

3 Duck Hunt
2 StarQuake
1 Super Mario Bros.

2 Ikari Warriors
1 Balloon Fight

9 Maniac Mansion
8 Fantasy Zone II: The Tears of Opa Opa
7 Knightmare 2: The Maze of Galious
6 Penguin Adventure
5 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
4 Mega Man
3 Castlevania
2 Metroid
1 The Legend of Zelda

8 Blaster Master
7 Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished - The Final Chapter
6 Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished
5 Super Mario Bros. 2
4 Ice Hockey
3 Super C
2 Contra
1 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

11 The Revenge of Shinobi
10 Puzznic
9 Golden Axe
8 Prince of Persia
7 SimCity
6 Splatterhouse
5 DuckTales
4 Super Mario Land
3 Earthbound Beginnings
2 Tetris
1 Mega Man 2

11 Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
10 Batman
9 Journey to Silius
8 Final Fantasy
7 Valis II
6 Snow Bros.
5 Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
4 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse
3 Secret of Monkey Island
2 Mega Man 3
1 Super Mario Bros. 3

15 Mega Man 4
14 Power Blade
13 Actraiser
12 Ys III: Wanderers from Ys
11 Sid Meier's Civilization
10 Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts
9 Another World
8 Lemmings
7 Toejam & Earl
6 BattleToads
5 Super Castlevania IV
4 Sonic the Hedgehog
3 Street Fighter II: The World Warrior
2 Final Fantasy IV
1 Super Mario World

15 Super Star Wars
14 Wolfenstein 3D
13 Contra III: The Alien Wars
12 Ufouria: The Saga
11 The Lost Vikings
10 Ecco the Dolphin
9 World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
8 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time
7 Final Fantasy V
6 Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen
5 Streets of Rage 2
4 Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins
3 Super Mario Kart
2 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
1 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

15 BattleToads in Battlemaniacs
14 Shining Force
13 Zombies Ate My Neighbors
12 Day of the Tentacle
11 NBA Jam
10 Gunstar Heroes
9 Cadillacs & Dinosaurs
8 Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
7 Disney's Aladdin
6 Sonic CD
5 Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
4 Kirby's Adventure
3 Doom
2 Secret of Mana
1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

15 Super Punch-Out!!
14 Demon's Crest
13 Alien vs. Predator
12 Earthworm Jim
11 Jazz Jackrabbit
10 Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament
9 SimCity 2000
8 Mortal Kombat II
7 Doom II: Hell on Earth
6 Mega Man X
5 Donkey Kong Country
4 Sonic 3 & Knuckles
3 Earthbound
2 Final Fantasy VI
1 Super Metroid

15 Rayman
14 Breath of Fire II
13 Worms
12 Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen
11 A.S.P. Air Strike Patrol
10 Clock Tower
9 The Adventures of Lomax
8 Killer Instinct
7 Mega Man X2
6 Seiken Densetsu 3
5 Command & Conquer
4 WarCraft II: Tides of Darkness
3 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
2 Yoshi's Island: Super Mario World 2
1 Chrono Trigger

15 Heroes of Might & Magic II: The Succession Wars
14 Crash Bandicoot
13 Tetris Attack
12 Terranigma
11 Twisted Metal 2
10 Tekken 2
9 Sid Meier's Civilization II
8 Suikoden
7 Duke Nukem 3D
6 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie's Double Trouble!
5 Command & Conquer: Red Alert
4 Kirby Super Star
3 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
2 Resident Evil
1 Super Mario 64

15 Bomberman 64
14 Armored Core
13 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
12 Fighters Megamix
11 Mischief Makers
10 Blast Corps
9 Tomb Raider II
8 Age of Empires
7 Star Fox 64
6 Diddy Kong Racing
5 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
4 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
3 GoldenEye 007
2 Mario Kart 64
1 Final Fantasy VII

15 Tomba!
14 Parasite Eve
13 Theme Hospital
12 Half-Life
11 XenoGears
10 Spyro the Dragon
9 Final Fantasy Tactics
8 Tekken 3
7 Resident Evil 2
6 StarCraft
5 Banjo-Kazooie
4 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped
3 Metal Gear Solid
2 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

15 Pokemon Snap
14 Grandia
13 Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
12 Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
11 Sonic Adventure
10 Street Fighter Alpha 3
9 Gran Turismo 2
8 Quake III: Arena
7 Donkey Kong 64
6 Suikoden II
5 Heroes of Might & Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
4 Final Fantasy VIII
3 Crash Team Racing
2 Super Smash Bros.
1 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

15 Skies of Arcadia
14 Crash Bash
13 Tekken Tag Tournament
12 Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn
11 Spyro: Year of the Dragon
10 Banjo-Tooie
9 Chrono Cross
8 Shenmue
7 Deus Ex
6 Counter Strike
5 Perfect Dark
4 Diablo II
3 Final Fantasy IX
2 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
1 Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal

15 Pikmin
14 Sid Meier's Civilization III
13 Devil May Cry
12 Pokemon Stadium 2
11 Sonic Adventure 2
10 Silent Hill 2
9 Grand Theft Auto III
8 Conker's Bad Fur Day
7 Luigi's Mansion
6 Jak & Daxter: The Precuror's Legacy
5 Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
4 Halo: Combat Evolved
3 Paper Mario
2 Final Fantasy X
1 Super Smash Bros. Melee

15 Mario Party 4
14 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
13 Resident Evil 0
12 TimeSplitters 2
11 Yu-Gi-Oh! Forbidden Memories
10 Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
9 Rollercoaster Tycoon 2
8 Ratchet & Clank
7 Metroid Fusion
6 Age of Mythology
5 Kingdom Hearts
4 WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos
3 Super Mario Sunshine
2 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
1 Metroid Prime

15 Dynasty Warriors 4
14 F-Zero GX
13 WWE Smackdown! Here Comes the Pain
12 Final Fantasy X-2
11 SoulCalibur II
10 Kirby's Air Ride
9 Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword
8 Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
7 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
6 Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando
5 Mario & Luigi: SuperStar Saga
4 Disgaea: Hour of Darkness
3 Mario Kart Double Dash!!
2 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald
1 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

15 The Sims 2
14 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
13 Rome: Total War
12 Jak 3
11 World of WarCraft
10 Tekken 5
9 Tales of Symphonia
8 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
7 Pikmin 2
6 Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
5 Halo 2
4 Half-Life 2
3 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
2 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
1 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door

15 Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves
14 Psychonauts
13 Devil May Cry 3
12 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
11 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
10 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
9 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
8 Sid Meier's Civilization IV
7 TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
6 Star Wars: Battlefront 2
5 Mario Kart DS
4 God of War
3 Kingdom Hearts II
2 Shadow of the Colossus
1 Resident Evil 4

15 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Justice for All
14 Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2
13 Tales of the Abyss
12 Elite Beat Agents
11 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team
10 Bully
9 New Super Mario Bros.
8 Gears of War
7 Wii Sports
6 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
5 Mother 3
4 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3
3 Final Fantasy XII
2 Okami
1 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

15 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
14 Portal
13 Team Fortress 2
12 Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
11 Super Paper Mario
10 God of War II
9 Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
8 Mass Effect
7 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum
6 Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
5 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
4 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
3 Halo 3
2 Bioshock
1 Super Mario Galaxy

15 Mega Man 9
14 Tales of Vesperia
13 Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
12 LittleBigPlanet
11 Gears of War 2
10 Lost Odyssey
9 The World Ends With You
8 Dead Space
7 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky
6 Valkyria Chronicles
5 Mario Kart Wii
4 Fallout 3
3 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
2 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
1 Super Smash Bros. Brawl

15 Plants Vs. Zombies
14 Professor Layton & The Diabolical Box
13 League of Legends
12 Left 4 Dead 2
11 Street Fighter IV
10 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
9 InFamous
8 Demon's Souls
7 New Super Mario Bros. Wii
6 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story
5 Dragon Age: Origins
4 Batman: Arkham Asylum
3 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
2 Assassin's Creed II
1 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

15 Super Meat Boy
14 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
13 StarCraft II
12 Monster Hunter 3
11 Halo: Reach
10 Fallout: New Vegas
9 Call of Duty: Black Ops
8 Donkey Kong Country Returns
7 God of War III
6 Bayonetta
5 Sid Meier's Civilization V
4 Pokemon Black/White
3 Red Dead Redemption
2 Mass Effect 2
1 Super Mario Galaxy 2

15 Rayman Origins
14 Dead Space 2
13 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
12 Mario Kart 7
11 Saints Row: The Third
10 InFamous 2
9 Super Mario 3D Land
8 Dark Souls
7 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
6 MineCraft
5 Batman: Arkham City
4 Portal 2
3 XenoBlade Chronicles
2 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
1 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

15 Pandora's Tower
14 ZombiU
13 Sleeping Dogs
12 Call of Duty: Black Ops II
11 Halo 4
10 Gravity Rush
9 Far Cry 3
8 Pokemon Black/White 2
7 Diablo III
6 Borderlands 2
5 New Super Mario Bros. U
4 The Walking Dead: Season 1
3 Journey
2 Kid Icarus: Uprising
1 Mass Effect 3

15 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
14 Tearaway
13 Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon
12 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
11 Animal Crossing: New Leaf
10 Tomb Raider
9 Rayman Legends
8 Pikmin 3
7 Bioshock Infinite
6 Pokemon X/Y
5 Grand Theft Auto V
4 Fire Emblem: Awakening
3 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2 Super Mario 3D World
1 The Last of Us

15 Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy - Curtain Call
14 Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft
13 Sunset Overdrive
12 InFamous: Second Son
11 Child of Light
10 Hyrule Warriors
9 South Park: The Stick of Truth
8 Destiny
7 Professor Layton vs. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
6 Dark Souls II
5 Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
4 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
3 Bayonetta 2
2 Mario Kart 8
1 Super Smash Bros. For Wii U/3DS

15 Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance
14 Halo 5: Guardians
13 Cities: Skylines
12 Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
11 Life is Strange
10 Batman: Arkham Knight
9 Ori & the Blind Forest
8 Yoshi's Wooly World
7 Rocket League
6 Undertale
5 Super Mario Maker
4 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
3 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
2 Bloodborne
1 Splatoon