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#1 Super Mario Bros. 3
#2 The Legend of Zelda
#3 Mega Man 2
#4 Super Mario Bros.
#5 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link
#6 Tetris
#7 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
#8 Prince of Persia
#9 Super Mario Bros. 2
#10 Metroid
#11 Contra
#12 Mega Man
#13 Double Dragon
Maniac Mansion
#15 Final Fantasy

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
#2 Super Mario 64
#3 Super Mario World
#4 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Chrono Trigger
#6 Final Fantasy VII
#7 Final Fantasy VI
#8 Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal versions
#9 Super Metroid
#10 Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
#11 Final Fantasy VIII
#12 Metal Gear Solid
#13 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
#14 StarCraft
#15 GoldenEye 007
#16 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
#17 Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow versions
#18 Age of Empires II
#19 Banjo-Kazooie
#20 Final Fantasy IV
#21 Donkey Kong Country
#22 Star Fox 64
#23 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
#24 Mega Man X
#25 Secret of Mana
#26 Final Fantasy Tactics
#27 Suikoden II
#28 Sonic the Hedgehog 2
#29 Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
#30 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
#31 Mario Kart 64
#32 The Legend of Dragoon
#33 Street Fighter II
#34 Doom
SoulCalibur
#36 Sonic Adventure
#37 Resident Evil 2
#38 Heroes of Might and Magic III: The Restoration of Erathia
#39 Terranigma
#40 Crash Bandicoot: Warped
Spyro the Dragon
#42 Xenogears
#43 Silent Hill
#44 Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
#45 Crash Team Racing
#46 Diablo
#47 Kirby Super Star
#48 Super Castlevania IV
#49 Shenmue
#50 EarthBound


#1 Super Mario Galaxy
#2 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
#3 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
#4 Resident Evil 4
#5 Final Fantasy X
#6 Metroid Prime
#7 Final Fantasy IX
#8 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
#9 Shadow of the Colossus
#10 Halo: Combat Evolved
#11 Halo 2
#12 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
#13 Ōkami
#14 Final Fantasy XII
#15 Super Smash Bros. Melee
#16 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
#17 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
#18 BioShock
#19 Halo 3
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
#21 Persona 3
#22 Super Smash Bros. Brawl
#23 Persona 4
#24 Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
#25 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
#26 Perfect Dark
#27 Pokémon Diamond / Pearl / Platinum versions
#28 Fallout 3
#29 Kingdom Hearts II
#30 Tales of Symphonia
#31 Half-Life 2
#32 Sid Meier's Civilization IV
#33 Mass Effect
#34 Super Mario Sunshine
#35 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
#36 Mother 3
#37 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
#38 Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
#39 Diablo II
#40 Banjo-Tooie
#41 Gears of War 2
#42 Portal
#43 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
#44 Pikmin
#45 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Valkyria Chronicles
#47 Pokémon Ruby / Sapphire / Emerald versions
#48 Assassin's Creed II
#49 Kingdom Hearts
#50 World of Warcraft

#1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
#2 Super Mario Odyssey
#3 Mario Kart 8
#4 Super Mario Galaxy 2
#5 The Last of Us
#6 Xenoblade Chronicles
#7 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
#8 God of War
#9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
#10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
#11 Super Mario 3D World
#12 Persona 5
#13 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
#14 Hollow Knight
#15 Mass Effect 2
#16 Portal 2
#17 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 / Torna – The Golden Country
#18 NieR: Automata
#19 Fire Emblem: Awakening
#20 Fire Emblem: Three Houses
#21 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
#22 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
#23 Pokémon Black / White versions
#24 Red Dead Redemption
#25 Ori and the Blind Forest
#26 Horizon: Zero Dawn
#27 Pikmin 3
#28 Splatoon
#29 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
#30 Minecraft
#31 Splatoon 2
#32 Bloodborne
#33 Celeste
#34 Bayonetta 2
#35 Dark Souls
#36 Doom
#37 Sonic Mania
#38 Borderlands 2
#39 Overwatch
#40 Pokémon Black 2 / White 2 versions
Xenoblade Chronicles X
#42 Diablo III
#43 Batman: Arkham City
#44 Astral Chain
#45 BioShock Infinite
#46 Spider-Man
#47 Pokémon X / Y
#48 Grand Theft Auto V
#49 Undertale
#50 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U

Year Game of the Year Runner-Up
1979 Showdown in 2100 A.D. (Gunfighter)
1980 Adventure Pac-Man
1981 Galaga Ms. Pac-Man
1982 Mr. Do! Dig Dug
1984 Duck Hunt
1985 Super Mario Bros. Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar
1986 The Legend of Zelda Metroid
1987 Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!!
1988 Super Mario Bros. 3 Mega Man 2
1989 Tetris Prince of Persia
1990 Super Mario World F-Zero
1991 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Final Fantasy IV
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Street Fighter II
1993 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Mega Man X
1994 Final Fantasy VI Super Metroid
1995 Chrono Trigger Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest
1996 Super Mario 64 Pokémon Red / Blue / Yellow versions
1997 Final Fantasy VII Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Metal Gear Solid
1999 Pokémon Gold / Silver / Crystal versions Final Fantasy VIII
2000 Final Fantasy IX The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
2001 Final Fantasy X Halo: Combat Evolved
2002 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Metroid Prime
2003 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! Tales of Symphonia
2004 Halo 2 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
2005 Resident Evil 4 Shadow of the Colossus
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Ōkami
2007 Super Mario Galaxy BioShock
2008 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Persona 4
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Xenoblade Chronicles
2011 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Portal 2
2012 Fire Emblem: Awakening Borderlands 2
2013 The Last of Us The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
2014 Mario Kart 8 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze
2015 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Ori and the Blind Forest
2016 Persona 5 Doom
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Super Mario Odyssey
2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate God of War
2019 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Astral Chain
2020 The Last of Us Part II Final Fantasy VII Remake
Last edited by mZuzek - on 22 January 2021


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