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My 50 greatest games of all time - 2020 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 Square Enix
3. Katamari Damacy PS2/Switch 2004 Namco
4. Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE WiiU/Switch 2016 Atlus
5. Pandora's Tower Wii 2011 Ganbarion
6. Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl 3DS 2013 Atlus/NIS America
7. Xenoblade Chronicles Wii/Switch 2010 Monolith Soft/Nintendo
8. Octopath Traveler Switch 2018 Square Enix
9. Ōkami PS2/Wii/Switch 2006 Clover Studio/Capcom
10. Demon's Souls PS3 2009 From Software/Sony
11. Star Wars: Dark Forces DOS 1995 LucasArts
12. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 2017 Nintendo
13. Baldur's Gate Windows/Switch 1998 BioWare/Black Isle Studios/Interplay
14. Wizardry: Tale of the Forsaken Land PS2 2001 Racjin/Atlus
15. Day of the Tentacle DOS 1993 LucasArts
16. Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth 3DS 2014 Atlus
17. Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS 2012 Sora/Nintendo
18. The Secret of Monkey Island DOS 1990 LucasArts
19. Deus Ex: Human Revolution WiiU 2011 Eidos/Square Enix
20. Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS 2012 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
21. Pillars of Eternity Linux/Switch 2015 Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive
22. UFO: Enemy Unknown/X-COM: UFO Defense DOS 1994 Mythos Games/MicroProse
23. Return to Zork DOS 1993 Activision/Infocom
24. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn Wii 2007 Intelligent Systems/Nintendo
25. Jagged Alliance DOS 1995 Madlab Software/Sir-Tech
26. Armello Linux/Switch 2015 League of Geeks
27. Resident Evil: Revelations 3DS/WiiU/Switch 2012 Capcom
28. Starcraft/Broodwar Windows 1998 Blizzard Entertainment
29. Supaplex DOS 1991 Think!Ware Development/Dream Factory/Digital Integration
30. Attack of the Friday Monsters! 3DS 2013 Millenium Kitchen/Aquria/Level-5
31. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3DS 2000 Nintendo
32. Child of Light WiiU/Switch 2014 Ubisoft
33. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Switch 2018 Sega
34. Final Fantasy X PS2/Switch 2001 Square
35. Dragon Quest Builders Switch 2016 Square Enix
36. Assassin's Creed Odyssey Stadia 2018 Ubisoft
37. Graveyard Keeper Switch 2018 Lazy Bear Games/tinyBuild
38. Pikmin Gamecube/Wii 2001 Nintendo
39. Baldur's Gate III Stadia 2020 Larian Studios
40. Resident Evil (Remake) Wii/Switch 2002 Capcom
41. Descent DOS 1995 Parallax Software/Interplay
42. Spiritfarer Switch 2020 Thunder Lotus Games
43. Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Switch 2016 Nihon Falcom/NIS America
44. Pinball Dreams DOS 1992 Digital Illusions/21st Century Entertainment
45. The Battle for Wesnoth Linux 2005 David White and others
46. Don't Starve WiiU/Switch 2013 Klei Entertainment/505 Games
47. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii/WiiU 2006 Nintendo
48. Ring Fit Adventure Switch 2019 Nintendo
49. Gylt Stadia 2019 Tequila Works
50. Pathfinder Adventures Android 2017 Obsidian Entertainment/Asmodee Digital/Paizo

 

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 21 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
DOS 9 #11 Star Wars: Dark Forces
3DS 7 #6 Etrian Odyssey Untold: The Millenium Girl
Wii 7 #5 Pandora's Tower
WiiU 6 #4 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
PS2 4 #3 Katamari Damacy
Stadia 3 #36 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Linux 3 #21 Pillars of Eternity
Windows 3 #1 Heroes of MIght and Magic III
Android 1 #50 Pathfinder Adventures
Gamecube 1 #38 Pikmin
PS3 1 #10 Demon's Souls
decades
90s 12 #1 Heroes of Might and Magic III
00s 11 #3 Katamari Damacy
10s 25 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
20s 2 #39 Baldur's Gate III
creators
Nintendo 9 #7 Xenoblade Chronicles
Square Enix 5 #2 Dragon Quest Builders 2
Atlus 4 #4 Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE
LucasArts 3 #11 Star Wars: Dark Forces
Capcom 3 #9 Ōkami
Ubisoft 2 #32 Child of Light
Intelligent Systems 2 #20 Fire Emblem Awakening
Obsidian 2 #21 Pillars of Eternity
Interplay 2 #13 Baldur's Gate

There are games that were on previous lists of mine, but didn't make the cut this year. Look here for the list. I list them here compact, ordered by the last year I had them on my list and the rank:

  • 2017: One Must Fall: 2097 (#50), Zen Pinball 2 (#49), Super Smash Bros. Brawl (#47), NetHack/Slash'EM (#45), The Cave (#44), Splatoon (#43), Pikmin 3 (#42), Lego City Undercover (#41), Mario Kart 8 (#37), Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (#33), Monster Hunter Tri (#32), Borderlands 2 (#24)
  • 2018: Disgaea 5 (#48), The Curious Expedition (#46), Hotel Dusk: Room 215 (#45), Hyrule Warriors (#43), Pokémon Omega Ruby (#42), Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate (#33), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (#28)
  • 2019: Dillon's Rolling Western (#50), Heretic (#49), Zack & Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure (#48), Rabbids Go Home (#47), Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (#46), Dyna Blaster/Bomberman (#42), Metroid Prime 3: Corruption (#41), Cadence of Hyrule (#36)

Here are some honorable mentions. As I list each year unique titles I list my honorable mentions for all of the last 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)
  • 2020: Beyond Good & Evil (PS2, 2003), Doom 64 (Switch/Stadia, 1997), Human Resource Machine (WiiU/Switch, 2015), Worms (DOS, 1995), Hitman (Stadia, 2016), Battle Chess (DOS, 1988)

I have also made my GOTY list for over 30 years of games.

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 15 #50, #49, #41, #34, #35, #33, #18, #16, #15, #12, #13, #11, #10, #8, #6
Jpcc86 9 #47, #36, #30, #29, #26, #24, #22, #21, #17
UnderwaterFunktown 8 #40, #39, #28, #23, #7, #4, #2, #1
S.Peelman 6 #31, #32, #27, #20, #9, #3
Supermario28 3 #48, #46, #42
Kantor 2 #37, #19
Ka-pi96 1 #45
Pajderman 1 #44
OTBWY 1 #43
cosmic_drift 1 #38
Darashiva 1 #25
drbunnig 1 #4
no one 1 #14
Last edited by Mnementh - on 01 January 2021

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