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I've made threads like this before, but now it's time for the 2020 edition (applause, applause, applause): what are your favorite video games by year of release?

You can start your list and end it at any year-range you want and you can skip years too if you just can't think of any games you got for that year. For example, if you only really liked games that were released back in the 1990s, you could start your list with your favorite 1990 game and end it with your favorite game from 1999. Alternatively, you could start your list at the turn of the century and skip any years you want, like this:

2020 (so far):

Whatever! We're keeping it loose to encourage maximum participation. The point of this exercise is simply to get to know a little more about each other's gaming preferences. If you don't know a game's year of release, there's always resources like Google and Wikipedia of course, as a reminder. Personally, I will be doing my usual comprehensive list of faves that begins with 1977 releases (the first year from which I own games) and moving up to the present, followed by my favorite games that were released in multiple parts over the course of multiple years. Here goes:

My Favorite Games By Year:

1977: Surround
1978: Adventureland
1979: Adventure
1980: Zork I
1981: Utopia
1982: Zork III
1983: Kangaroo
1984: Girl's Garden
1985: A Mind Forever Voyaging
1986: Leather Goddesses of Phobos
1987: Metroid
1988: Phantasy Star
1989: The Guardian Legend
1990: The Secret of Monkey Island
1991: Out of This World
1992: Alone in the Dark
1993: Secret of Mana
1994: Super Metroid
1995: Chop Suey
1996: Tomb Raider
1997: Tomb Raider II
1998: Magic Knight Rayearth
1999: Drakan: Order of the Flame
2000: The Longest Journey
2001: Ico
2002: Metroid Prime
2003: Beyond Good & Evil
2004: Yume Nikki
2005: Psychonauts
2006: Okami
2007: Portal
2008: Mirror's Edge
2009: Muramasa: The Demon Blade
2010: Heavy Rain
2011: Portal 2
2012: Papo & Yo
2013: Gone Home
2014: This War of Mine
2015: Undertale
2016: Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor
2017: Butterfly Soup
2018: Celeste
2019: Knights and Bikes
2020: The Last of Us Part II

My Favorite Multi-Year Games:

Kentucky Route Zero
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

EDIT: Best Year

2017 for...

Butterfly Soup
What Remains of Edith Finch
Night in the Woods
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
Nier: Automata
Cosmic Star Heroine
Persona 5
Sonic Mania
Star Fox 2
Tales of Berseria
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Horizon Zero Dawn
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
A Hat in Time
Super Mario Odyssey

Ur turn!

Last edited by Jaicee - on 24 July 2020