My 50 greatest games of all time - 2019 edition

I'll link the titles to posts that explain more about the game. The platform contains the platform (or platforms) I played said game on, it may have been released on others. As I can't remember for all which year I played it, the year is the year of release of the game.

title platform year creator
1. Heroes of Might and Magic III Windows 1999 New World Computing/3DO
2. Dragon Quest Builders 2 Switch 2018 SquareEnix
3. Katamari Damacy PS2/Switch 2004 Namco
4. Pandora's Tower Wii 2011 Ganbarion
5. Octopath Traveler Switch 2018 Square Enix
6. Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE WiiU 2015 Atlus
7. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl 3DS 2013 Atlus/NIS America
8. Xenoblade Chronicles Wii 2010 Monolith Soft/Nintendo
9. Ōkami PS2/Wii/Switch 2006 Clover Studio/Capcom
10. Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS 1995 LucasArts
11. Demon's Souls PS3 2009 From Software/Sony
12. Baldur's Gate Windows/Switch 1998 BioWare/Black Isle Studios/Interplay
13. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 2017 Nintendo
14. Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land PS2 2001 Racjin/Atlus
15. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3DS 2014 Atlus
16. Day of the Tentacle DOS 1993 LucasArts
17. Pillars of Eternity Linux/Switch 2015 Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive
18. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS 2012 Sora/Nintendo
19. The Secret of Monkey Island DOS 1990 Lucasfilm Games (aka LucasArts)
20. Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS 2012 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
21. Deus Ex: Human Revolution WiiU 2011 Eidos/Square Enix
22. UFO: Enemy Unknown DOS 1994 Mythos Games/MicroProse
23. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii 2007 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
24. Return to Zork DOS 1993 Activision/Infocom
25. StarCraft/Brood War Windows 1998 Blizzard Entertainment
26. Supaplex DOS 1991 Think!Ware Development/Dream Factory/Digital Integration
27. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS 2000 Nintendo
28. Jagged Alliance DOS 1995 Madlab Software/Sir-Tech
29. Attack of the Friday Monsters! 3DS 2013 Millenium Kitchen/Aquria/Level-5
30. Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS/WiiU/Switch 2012 Capcom
31. Armello Linux/Switch 2015 League of Geeks
32. Final Fantasy X PS2/Switch 2001 Square
33. Pikmin Gamecube/Wii 2001 Nintendo
34. Dragon Quest Builders Switch 2016 Square Enix
35. The Battle for Wesnoth Linux 2005 David White and others
36. Cadence of Hyrule Switch 2019 Brace Yourself Games
37. Child of Light WiiU/Switch 2014 Ubisoft
38. Resident Evil Wii/Switch 1996 Capcom
39. Descent DOS 1995 Parallax Software/Interplay
40. Pinball Dreams DOS 1992 Digital Illusions/21st Century Entertainment
41. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii 2007 Retro Studios/Nintendo
42. Dyna Blaster/Bomberman DOS 1990 Hudson Soft
43. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii/WiiU 2006 Nintendo
44. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Switch 2018 Sega
45. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Switch 2016 Nihon Falcom/NIS America
46. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Switch 2017 Ubisoft
47. Rabbids Go Home Wii 2009 Ubisoft
48. Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure Wii 2007 Capcom
49. Heretic DOS 1994 Raven Software/id software
50. Dillon's Rolling Western 3DS 2012 Vanpool/Nintendo

There are some new titles, and that means some titles that were on the list in the past years didn't make the cut this year:

 title platform year creator 2017 2018
One Must Fall: 2097 DOS 1994 Diversions Entertainment/Epic MegaGames #50
Zen Pinball 2 WiiU 2012 Zen Studios #49
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii 2008 Game Arts/Sora Ltd./Nintendo #47
NetHack/Slash'EM Linux 1987 The DevTeam #45
The Cave WiiU 2013 Double Fine Productions/Sega #44
Splatoon WiiU 2015 Nintendo #43
Pikmin 3 WiiU 2013 Nintendo #42
Lego City Undercover WiiU 2013 TT Fusion/Warner Bros. #41
Mario Kart 8 WiiU 2014 Nintendo #37
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade DOS 1989 LucasFilm Games (later LucasArts) #33
Monster Hunter Tri Wii/WiiU 2009 Capcom #32
Borderlands 2 (Tiny Tina DLC) PS3 2012 Gearbox Software/2K Games #24
Disgaea 5 Switch 2015 Nippon Ichi Software #30 #48
The Curious Expedition Linux 2016 Maschinen-Mensch #36 #46
Hotel Dusk: Room 215 DS 2007 Cing #31 #45
Hyrule Warriors WiiU/Switch 2014 Omega Force/Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo #27 #43
Pokémon Omega Ruby 3DS 2014 Game Freak/Nintendo #29 #42
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate Switch 2017 Capcom #33
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Switch 2011 Bethesda #28

Following some honorable mentions. As I didn't repeated last years mentions, I list all three years:

  • 2017: Wii Sports Resort (Wii, 2009), Dune (DOS, 1992), Hearthstone (Android, 2014), Chaos Overlords (DOS, 1996), Dillon's Rolling Western (3DS, 2012), Micro Machines (DOS, 1991), Bravely Default (3DS, 2012) and Duke Nukem 3D (DOS, 1996)
  • 2018: Undertale (Switch, 2015), Oxenfree (Switch, 2016), Darksiders II (WiiU, 2012), Unreal Tournament (Windows, 1999), Doom reboot (Switch, 2016)
  • 2019: Into the Breach (Switch, 2018), Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (WiiU/Switch, 2014), Wacky Wheels (DOS, 1994), Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018), FreedroidRPG (Linux, 2011), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Switch, 2015), Sid Meier's Colonization (DOS, 1994), Blockout (DOS, 1989)

 

Here some statistics. As I played some games on multiple platforms, the platform numbers will add up to more than 50. As creators I list only these, which made multiple games I like.

  entries highest
platforms
Switch 17 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
DOS 11 #10 Star Wars: Dark Forces
Wii 10 #4 Pandora's Tower
3DS 8 #7 Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millennium Girl
WiiU 5 #6 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
PS2 4 #3 Katamari Damacy
Linux 3 #17 Pillars of Eternity
Windows 3 #1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
Gamecube 1 #33 Pikmin
PS3 1 #11 Demon's Souls
decades
90s 15 #1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
00s 12 #3 Katamari Damacy
10s 22 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
creators
Nintendo 10 #8 Xenoblade Chronicles
Square Enix 5 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
Capcom 4 #9 Ōkami
Atlus 4 #6 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
Ubisoft 3 #37 Child of Light
LucasArts 3 #10 Star Wars: Dark Forces
Intelligent Systems 2 #20 Fire Emblem Awakening
Interplay 2 #12 Baldur's Gate

 

And in the discussion thread we have again this year the guessing game. Here are the results of who guessed how much of my games.

 user count entries
The_Liquid_Laser 22 #40, #39, #36, #34, #33, #35, #31, #24, #23, #20, #22, #19, #16, #13, #15, #14, #11, #7, #5, #4, #3, #1
Jpcc86 6 #49, #45, #29, #25, #17, #12
S.Peelman 6 #43, #27, #30, #18, #10, #6
SanAndreasX 3 #40, #38, #37
Landale_Star 2 #42, #26
Darashiva 2 #28, #21
Keybladewielder 2 #9, #8
TruckOSaurus 1 #48
RingoGaSuki 1 #50
Agente42 1 #47
Bofferbrauer2 1 #46
forest-spirit 1 #44
BraLoD 1 #41
Farsala 1 #32
Last edited by Mnementh - on 31 December 2019

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my greatest games: 2017, 2018, 2019

Predictions: Switch / Switch vs. XB1 in the US / Three Houses first quarter