I haven't played many games that released in 2019, but this year I have played plenty of games that were new to me, so, expect to see a somewhat different list! To be honest, I wanna believe my lists are always pretty different from year to year, but this time it feels especially "newer". There was one particularly big change I made last year and was unsure about... it's been a year now, so I've pretty much settled my thoughts on that. Whether I regretted or stood by that change, well, only time will tell! But, before I get into the list, some disclaimers:

PLATFORMS - I'm only listing whatever platforms I've played each game on, or which platform the version I played is original to - I mean, if I played for example a game on the 3DS's Virtual Console, I'll just list whatever platform that game was originally from, because that's the version I played and not one unique to the 3DS.

YEAR - Also, the year I list is always the one from the earliest release, because that's the only thing that makes any sense.

YOY - Most here would know, but just to clarify, "YoY" stands for Year-on-Year, which is how much a game's position changed from last year.

Now, the list!

2018 Ranking

- HONORABLE MENTIONS -

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series PC Telltale Games 2017 New!
#49 Castlevania NES Konami 1986 -7
#48 Tekken 5 PlayStation 2 Namco 2005 -8
#47 Star Fox Zero Wii U Platinum Games 2016 -14
#46 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks DS Nintendo 2009 -2
#45 Bully PlayStation 2 Rockstar Games 2006 -11
#44 Crypt of the Necrodancer Switch Brace Yourself Games 2015 New!
#43 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Mega Drive Sega 1992 -2
#42 Rock Band 2 Xbox 360 Harmonix 2008 +1
#41 Mario Kart 8 Wii U, Switch Nintendo 2014 -5
#40 Splatoon Wii U Nintendo 2015 -9
#39 Metroid: Zero Mission Game Boy Advance Nintendo 2004 0
#38 AM2R PC DoctorM64 2016 -3
#37 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Switch ArtPlay / Inti Creates 2019 New!
#36 Pokémon Black Version 2 & White Version 2 DS Game Freak 2012 +1
#35 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2 Rockstar 2004 +3
#34 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GC, Wii, Wii U Nintendo 2006 -2
#33 Super Meat Boy PC Team Meat 2010 -4
#32 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Retro Studios 2007 -2
#31 Hyper Light Drifter PC Heart Machine 2016 -4
#30 Portal PC Valve 2007 -2
#29 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PlayStation Konami 1997 -5
#28 Ori and the Blind Forest PC Moon Studios 2015 -2
#27 Splatoon 2 Switch Nintendo 2017 -5
#26 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC, Wii U Nintendo 2002 -1
#25 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64, 3DS Nintendo 1998 -2
#24 Metroid: Samus Returns 3DS MercurySteam 2017 -3
#23 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask N64, 3DS Nintendo 2000 -7
#22 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Wii Retro Studios 2004 -4
#21 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U 3DS, Wii U Sora Ltd. & Namco 2014 -14
#20 Super Mario Odyssey Switch Nintendo 2017 -8
#19 Astral Chain Switch Platinum Games 2019 New!
#18 Thumper PS4, Switch Drool 2016 +1
#17 Pokémon Gold Version & Silver Version Game Boy Color Game Freak 1999 +3
#16 Metroid Fusion Game Boy Advance Nintendo 2002 -1
#15 Pokémon Black Version & White Version DS Game Freak 2010 +2
#14 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U Retro Studios 2014 -1
#13 Star Fox 64 N64, 3DS Nintendo 1997 -3
#12 Metroid Prime GC, Wii Retro Studios 2002 -1
#11 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Sora Ltd. & Namco 2018 New!
#10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES Nintendo 1991 -1
#9 Portal 2 X360, PC Valve 2011 -1
#8 Super Metroid SNES Nintendo 1994 -3
#7 Pokémon X & Y 3DS Game Freak 2013 +7
#6 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U, Switch Nintendo 2017 -2
#5 Hollow Knight Switch Team Cherry 2017 +1
#4 Shadow of the Colossus PS2, PS3 Team ICO 2005 -1
#3 Persona 5 PlayStation 3 Atlus 2016 New!
#2 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo 2011 0
#1 Ōkami Wii, Switch Clover Studio 2006 0

Last edited by mZuzek - on 01 January 2020