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I have separated these out into multiple charts to show different performances for all of the games. The Most Points are based off of actual point totals. Most Votes are based off of the most Votes for the game. And the Most Appearances, takes into account multiplatform games that were hyped on several different platforms. 

Most Points

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 618 11 No More Heroes III 137
2 Shin Megami Tensei V 342 12 Tales of Arise 135
3 Halo Infinite 337 13 Triangle Strategy 134
4 Final Fantasy XVI 292 14 Kena: Bridge of Spirits 116
5 Metroid Dread 267 15 Monster Hunter Rise 111
6 Elden Ring 239 16 Resident Evil: Village 108
7 Hollow Knight Silksong 220 17 Starfield 97
8 God of War: Ragnarok 174 18 Diablo II Resurrected 92
9 Horizon: Forbidden West 172 18 Forza Horizon 5 92
10 Bayonetta 3 138 20 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart 88

Most Votes

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 158 11 Triangle Strategy 50
2 Shin Megami Tensei V 107 12 No More Heroes III 48
3 Final Fantasy XVI 94 13 Bayonetta 3 42
4 Halo Infinite 88 14 Kena: Bridge of Spirits 38
5 Metroid Dread 74 15 Starfield 35
6 Elden Ring 71 16 Resident Evil: Village 31
7 Hollow Knight Silksong 67 17 Monster Hunter Rise 30
8 Horizon: Forbidden West 62 18 Diablo II Resurrected 29
9 Tales of Arise 56 19 Forza Horizon 5 27
10 God of War: Ragnarok 55 19 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart 27

Most Appearances

1 Elden Ring 32 11 Starfield 14
2 Halo Infinite 23 13 Resident Evil: Village 13
3 Tales of Arise 22 14 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 12
4 Hollow Knight Silksong 21 14 God of War: Ragnarok 12
5 Hogwarts Legacy 19 14 Horizon: Forbidden West 12
6 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 16 14 Bayonetta 3 12
6 Diablo IV 16 14 Xenonauts 2 12
8 Diablo II Resurrected 15 14 Homeworld 3 12
8 Psychonauts 2 15 14 Far Cry 6 12
8 Dying Light 2 Stay Human 15 14 Shovel Knight Dig 12
11 Final Fantasy XVI 14

Last edited by axumblade - on 08 December 2021

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These next categories are splitting them up by games that have released versus games that are still yet to come out. 

Most Wanted Game That Released

1 Shin Megami Tensei V 342 11 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart 88
2 Halo Infinite 337 12 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 72
3 Metroid Dread 267 13 Psychonauts 2 68
4 No More Heroes III 137 14 Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 65
5 Tales of Arise 135 15 Mass Effect Legendary Edition 56
6 Kena: Bridge of Spirits 116 16 Scarlet Nexus 56
7 Monster Hunter Rise 111 17 Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 55
8 Resident Evil: Village 108 18 Age of Empires 4 53
9 Diablo II Resurrected 92 19 Mario Golf: Super Rush 50
10 Forza Horizon 5 92 20 Neo: The World Ends With You 46

Most Anticipated Upcoming Games

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 618 11 Metroid Prime 4 62
2 Final Fantasy XVI 292 12 Kirby and the Forgotten Land 60
3 Elden Ring 239 13 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 54
4 Hollow Knight Silksong 220 14 Digimon Survive 52
5 God of War: Ragnarok 174 15 Hogwarts Legacy 51
6 Horizon: Forbidden West 172 16 Homeworld 3 47
7 Bayonetta 3 138 17 Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp 45
8 Triangle Strategy 134 18 Splatoon 3 44
9 Starfield 97 19 Dying Light 2 Stay Human 42
10 Xenonauts 2 64 20 Pokemon Legends Arceus 42


Franchises

1 The Legend of Zelda 690 181 17 11 No More Heroes III 137 48 8
2 Final Fantasy 581 128 35 12 Tales of Arise 135 56 22
3 Shin Megami Tensei 365 114 16 13 Mario 135 50 14
4 Halo Infinite 337 88 23 14 Triangle Strategy 134 50 9
5 Metroid 329 96 15 15 Diablo II Resurrected 126 49 31
6 Elden Ring 239 71 32 16 Kena: Bridge of Spirits 116 38 11
7 Hollow Knight Silksong 220 67 21 17 Monster Hunter Rise 111 30 4
8 God of War: Ragnarok 175 56 13 18 Resident Evil: Village 108 31 13
9 Horizon: Forbidden West 172 62 12 19 Pokemon 100 39 21
10 Bayonetta 3 138 42 12 20 Starfield 97 35 14

Last edited by axumblade - on 07 December 2021

And now we have the games by platform. Every system had an obvious winner except PC, where the top 3 were all within 1 point of each other.

Best of Google Stadia

Baldur's Gate III 42 9 9

Best of Nintendo

1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 618 11 Kirby and the Forgotten Land 60
2 Shin Megami Tensei V 342 12 Digimon Survive 52
3 Metroid Dread 267 13 Mario Golf: Super Rush 50
4 Hollow Knight Silksong 192 14 Neo: The World Ends With You 46
5 Bayonetta 3 138 15 Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp 45
6 No More Heroes III 137 16 Splatoon 3 44
7 Triangle Strategy 134 17 Pokemon Legends Arceus 42
8 Monster Hunter Rise 110 18 Mario Party Superstars 35
9 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 72 19 New Pokemon Snap 34
10 Metroid Prime 4 62 20 Bravely Default II 32

Best of PC

1 Halo Infinite 77 11 Overwatch 2 31
2 Diablo II Resurrected 76 12 Starfield 30
2 Elden Ring 76 13 Hollow Knight Silksong 28
4 Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker 65 14 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge 26
5 Xenonauts 2 64 15 Psychonauts 2 25
6 Age of Empires 4 49 16 Songs of Conquest 22
7 Homeworld 3 47 17 Diablo IV 21
8 The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition 38 17 Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy 21
9 Freedom Planet 2 33 19 Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis 20
10 Humankind 32 20 Total War: Warhammer 3 18

Best of Playstation

1 Final Fantasy XVI 286 11 Final Fantasy VII Remake Part II 24
2 God of War: Ragnarok 174 12 Scarlet Nexus 20
3 Horizon: Forbidden West 172 13 Gran Turismo 7 19
4 Kena: Bridge of Spirits 108 14 Hogwarts Legacy 18
4 Elden Ring 108 15 Lost Judgment 14
6 Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart 88 15 Persona 5 Scramble 14
7 Tales of Arise 75 17 Forspoken 10
8 Resident Evil VILLage 66 18 The Wolverine 10
9 Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade 35 19 Diablo IV 9
10 Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... 30 20 Solar Ash 8

Best of Xbox

1 Halo Infinite 260 11 Fable 26
2 Forza Horizon 5 82 12 Far Cry 6 25
3 Starfield 67 12 Echo Generation 25
4 Elden Ring 55 12 Nier Replicant ver.1.2247447139 25
5 Tales of Arise 48 15 Dying Light 2 Stay Human 24
6 Psychonauts 2 43 16 Hogwarts Legacy 23
7 12 Minutes 41 17 The Elder Scrolls VI 16
8 Mass Effect Legendary 39 18 A Plague Tale: Requiem 13
9 Scarlett Nexus 36 18 Microsoft Flight Simulator 13
10 Resident Evil VILLage 32 20 Avowed 11

Last edited by axumblade - on 07 December 2021

Here are all of the votes from the past year 

Spoiler!
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 NS 618 158 12
Shin Megami Tensei V NS 342 107 11
Final Fantasy XVI PS5 286 92 12
Metroid Dread NS 267 74 4
Halo Infinite S|X 260 68 12
Hollow Knight Silksong NS 192 53 12
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 174 55 12
Horizon: Forbidden West PS5 172 62 12
Bayonetta 3 NS 138 42 12
No More Heroes III NS 137 48 8
Triangle Strategy NS 134 50 9
Monster Hunter Rise NS 110 29 3
Kena: Bridge of Spirits PS5 108 36 9
Elden Ring PS4|5 108 35 12
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart PS 88 27 6
Forza Horizon 5 S|X 82 24 5
Halo Infinite PC 77 20 11
Diablo II Resurrected PC 76 20 7
Elden Ring PC 76 18 12
Tales of Arise PS4|5 75 27 9
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword NS 72 23 5
Starfield Xbox 67 24 11
Resident Evil VILLage PS5 66 16 5
Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker PC 65 15 9
Xenonauts 2 PC 64 14 12
Metroid Prime 4 NS 62 22 11
Kirby and the Forgotten Land NS 60 23 3
Elden Ring S|X 55 18 8
Digimon Survive NS 52 11 11
Mario Golf: Super Rush NS 50 19 4
Age of Empires 4 PC 49 17 8
Tales of Arise S|X 48 22 8
Homeworld 3 PC 47 13 12
Neo: The World Ends With You NS 46 17 7
Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp NS 45 25 6
Splatoon 3 NS 44 20 8
Psychonauts 2 S|X 43 16 8
Pokemon Legends Arceus NS 42 17 7
Baldur's Gate III GS 42 9 9
12 Minutes S|X 41 13 8
Mass Effect Legendary S|X 39 10 4
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe Edition PC 38 11 11
Scarlett Nexus S|X 36 13 5
Mario Party Superstars NS 35 11 3
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade PS5 35 8 4
New Pokemon Snap NS 34 10 4
Freedom Planet 2 PC 33 8 8
Resident Evil VILLage S|X 32 12 5
Bravely Default II NS 32 9 2
Humankind PC 32 8 8
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury NS 31 12 2
Overwatch 2 PC 31 10 10
Shovel Knight Dig NS 30 12 12
Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139... PS4 30 10 5
Starfield PC 30 10 3
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles NS 30 10 3
Hollow Knight Silksong PC 28 14 9
Cris Tales NS 27 7 7
Fable S|X 26 13 8
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge NS 26 10 7
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge PC 26 8 8
Far Cry 6 Xbox 25 12 8
Echo Generation S|X 25 8 8
Psychonauts 2 PC 25 7 7
Nier Replicant ver.1.2247447139 S|X 25 6 4
Dying Light 2 Stay Human S|X 24 11 9
Final Fantasy VII Remake Part II PS5 24 9 6
Hogwarts Legacy S|X 23 11 7
Rune Factory 5 NS 23 7 5
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD NS 23 7 5
Songs of Conquest PC 22 6 6
Diablo IV PC 21 14 10
Pokemon Glimmering Diamond NS 21 11 9
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy PC 21 8 4
Scarlet Nexus PS4 20 5 5
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis PC 20 4 4
WarioWare: Get It Together NS 19 9 3
Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir* NS 19 8 3
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope NS 19 8 5
Shadow Man Remastered NS 19 8 8
Gran Turismo 7 PS 19 5 4
Hogwarts Legacy PS5 18 7 7
Total War: Warhammer 3 PC 18 4 4
Metal Slug Tactics PC 17 8 5
The Elder Scrolls VI S|X 16 4 4
Mass Effect Legendary Edition PC 15 6 4
Salt and Sacrifice PC 15 6 6
Dying Light 2 Stay Human PC 15 5 5
Unmetal PC 15 5 5
Battlefield 2042 PC 15 4 3
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin NS 14 7 3
The Elder Scrolls VI PC 14 7 7
Lost Judgment PS4 14 6 4
Subnautica NS 14 5 4
Aragami 2 NS 14 4 4
Persona 5 Scramble PS 14 4 2
Persona 5 Scramble PC 14 3 2
Persona 5 Scramble NS 14 3 2
A Plague Tale: Requiem S|X 13 5 4
Microsoft Flight Simulator S|X 13 4 2
Tales of Arise PC 12 7 5
Danganronpa Decadence NS 12 5 2
Kingdoms Reborn PC 12 5 5
UBOAT PC 12 5 5
Yakuza 6 PC 12 3 3
System Shock Remake S|X 11 9 9
Avowed S|X 11 8 7
The Caligula Effect 2 NS 11 5 5
Famicom Detective Club: The Girl Who Stands Behind* NS 11 4 3
World War Z Aftermath NS 11 3 3
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PC 11 3 3
Diablo II Resurrected NS 10 5 4
Hogwarts Legacy PC 10 5 5
Back 4 Blood PC 10 4 4
Forspoken PS5 10 4 4
The Gunk S|X 10 4 3
DokeV PC 10 3 3
Forza Horizon 5 PC 10 3 3
Gunvolt Chronicles: Luminous Avenger iX 2 S|X 10 3 3
Resident Evil: Village PC 10 3 3
Subnautica: Below Zero NS 10 3 3
Football Manager 22 PC 10 2 2
The Callisto Protocol PC 10 2 2
The Wolverine PS5 10 2 2
Diablo IV PS5 9 5 5
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox NS 9 5 5
Grid Legends PC 8 5 5
Solar Ash PS5 8 3 3
Kena: Bridge of Spirits PC 8 2 2
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 PC 8 2 2
Far Cry 6 PC 7 5 4
Perfect Dark Xbox 7 5 3
Eiyuden Chronicles PC 7 4 3
The King Of Fighters XV PC 7 3 2
Perfect Dark PC 7 2 1
Tetris Effect Connected NS 7 2 2
The King Of Fighters XV PS4 7 2 2
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands S|X 7 2 1
Yurukill: The Calumniation Games PC 7 2 1
Hellblade 2: Senua's Sacrafice S|X 6 5 5
Black Skylands PC 6 4 4
Days Gone PC 6 4 3
Somerville S|X 6 4 3
Diablo II Resurrected S|X 6 3 3
Final Fantasy XVI PC 6 2 2
Jagged Alliance 3 PC 6 2 2
King Under the Mountain PC 6 2 2
Miitopia NS 6 2 2
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin PS4 6 2 2
The Legend of Heroes: Trails from Zero PS4 5 4 3
Eiyuden Chronicles PS 5 3 3
WWE 2k22 PS 5 3 3
Crimson Desert PS5 5 2 2
Death's Door S|X 5 2 1
Disgaea 6 NS 5 2 2
Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Remastered PC 5 2 1
Judgment XS 5 2 1
Little Witch In The Woods S|X 5 2 2
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania NS 5 2 1
Alan Wake Remastered S|X 5 1 1
Hearthstone: Forged in the Barrens PC 5 1 1
Outriders S|X 5 1 1
Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis S|X 5 1 1
Yakuza Remastered Collection PC 5 1 1
Witchfire PC 4 4 4
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX PC 4 3 3
Little Nightmares 2 NS 4 3 2
R-Type Final 2 NS 4 3 3
Age of Empires 4 S|X 4 2 2
Axiom Verge 2 NS 4 2 2
Ninja Gaiden Collection NS 4 2 2
Returnal PS5 4 2 2
Settlers PC 4 2 2
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic NS 4 2 2
Aragami 2 S|X 4 1 1
Bang Dream!: Girls Band Party NS 4 1 1
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time NS 4 1 1
Cruis'n Blast NS 4 1 1
Diablo IV S|X 4 1 1
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga PS4 4 1 1
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl PC 4 1 1
Samurai Warriors 5 PC 4 1 1
Everwild S|X 3 3 3
Somerville PC 3 3 3
Tunic S|X 3 3 3
A Plague Tale: Requiem PS 3 2 2
Breathedge PC 3 2 2
It Takes Two PS5 3 2 2
Slime Rancher 2 S|X 3 2 2
Avowed PC 3 1 1
Balan Wonderland S|X 3 1 1
Caligula Effect 2 PC 3 1 1
Doki Doki Literature Club Plus NS 3 1 1
Dying Light 2 Stay Human PS5 3 1 1
FIFA 22 PC 3 1 1
Greak: Memories of Azur NS 3 1 1
Ni No Kuni: Revenant Kingdom NS 3 1 1
Pharoah: A New Era PC 3 1 1
Pokemon Snap NS 3 1 1
Praey for the Gods PC 3 1 1
Stalker 2 S|X 3 1 1
Star Ocean Divine Force PS4 3 1 1
The Medium S|X 3 1 1
Voice of Cards NS 3 1 1
Back 4 Blood S|X 2 2 2
Cyanide & Happiness - Freakpocalipse PC 2 2 2
Lake S|X 2 2 2
Legend of Mana NS 2 2 2
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga PC 2 2 2
Mass Effect Legendary PS5 2 2 2
Mechwarrior 5: Mercenaries S|X 2 2 1
Megaton Musashi NS 2 2 2
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox PS4 2 2 2
Atelier Sophie 2 NS 2 1 1
Balan Wonderland PC 2 1 1
Biomutant PC 2 1 1
Biomutant S|X 2 1 1
Call of Duty: Vanguard PC 2 1 1
Dragon Quest X Offline NS 2 1 1
F.I.S.T. PC 2 1 1
Granblue Fantasy Relink PS5 2 1 1
King's Bounty 2 NS 2 1 1
Little Devil Inside PS5 2 1 1
Lost Judgment S|X 2 1 1
Oddworld: Soulstorm PC 2 1 1
Persona 6 PS 2 1 1
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge PS4 2 1 1
The Artful Escape S|X 2 1 1
Uncharted 4 PC 2 1 1
Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector PC 2 1 1
Wild PS4 2 1 1
Amid Evil NS 1 1 1
Animal Crossing 2.0 NS 1 1 1
Deathloop PS5 1 1 1
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba S|X 1 1 1
Diablo II Resurrected PS5 1 1 1
Distant Worlds 2 PC 1 1 1
Elite Dangerous - Odyssey PC 1 1 1
Evil West PC 1 1 1
Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water PC 1 1 1
Ghost n Goblins Resurrected NS 1 1 1
Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut PS5 1 1 1
God OF War PC 1 1 1
Heart of the Woods NS 1 1 1
Hellblade II PC 1 1 1
Hokko Life PC 1 1 1
Hot Wheels Unleashed NS 1 1 1
Insurgency: Sandstorm S|X 1 1 1
Monark NS 1 1 1
Monster Hunter Rise PC 1 1 1
Redfall S|X 1 1 1
Saints Row S|X 1 1 1
Sea of Stars PS5 1 1 1
Stray PS 1 1 1
Subnautica: Below Zero PC 1 1 1
The Guild 3 PC 1 1 1
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV NS 1 1 1
Wonder Boy: Asha In Monster World NS 1 1 1
Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel S|X 1 1 1
Last edited by axumblade - on 07 December 2021

 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League http://www.vgchartz.com/predictions

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

Perfect Attendance! These games managed to receive votes every month of 2021. 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 NS 618 158
Final Fantasy XVI PS5 292 94
Halo Infinite S|X 260 68
Hollow Knight Silksong NS 192 53
God of War: Ragnarok PS5 174 55
Horizon: Forbidden West PS5 172 62
Bayonetta 3 NS 138 42
Elden Ring PS4|5 108 35
Elden Ring PC 76 18
Xenonauts 2 PC 64 14
Homeworld 3 PC 47 13
Shovel Knight Dig NS 30 12

To narrow things down even more, these 3 games spent the whole year in the top 10. While The Legend of Zelda, never dropped out of the top 10, there were a few close months for the other two games. Halo: Infinite, impressively managed to rebound into the top 10 in January 2021's Most Wanted and ended its run in December at number 1 (when you combine the platforms). 

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Final Fantasy XVI
Halo Infinite

Best Debut: 

Title Plat. Position Points Votes
Metroid Dread NS 1 58 17
Triangle Strategy NS 6 20 8
The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles NS 11 13 3
Diablo II Resurrected PC 16 9 2
Pokemon Legends Arceus NS 17 9 2
Kirby and the Forgotten Land NS 21 7 3
Pokemon Snap NS 25 6 3
Splatoon 3 NS 23 6 2
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword NS 24 6 2
Judgment S|X 27 5 2

Here are the 10 biggest Franchises for the past year on Most Wanted by Points

The Legend of Zelda 690
Final Fantasy 422
Shin Megami Tensei 365
Halo Infinite 337
Metroid 329
Elden Ring 239
Hollow Knight 220
God of War 175
Horizon 172
Bayonetta 3 138

Last edited by axumblade - on 07 December 2021

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Alrighty, sorry about that. I realized a couple of games were initially missing, specifically Forza and Starfield but everything should be right now.



Epic win for BOTW2, very understandable after how amazing the first game turned out.

Nice to see Metroid Dread and Bayonetta 3 also make the top 10.

As always, awesome work Axum.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 07 December 2021

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Mario Golf higher than Mario Party. Whack

In all seriousness, thank u for doing this. It's a blast to be a part of



axumblade said:

Alrighty, sorry about that. I realized a couple of games were initially missing, specifically Forza and Starfield but everything should be right now.

Smeags wouldnt forget games



 "I think people should define the word crap" - Kirby007

Join the Prediction League http://www.vgchartz.com/predictions

Instead of seeking to convince others, we can be open to changing our own minds, and seek out information that contradicts our own steadfast point of view. Maybe it’ll turn out that those who disagree with you actually have a solid grasp of the facts. There’s a slight possibility that, after all, you’re the one who’s wrong.

kirby007 said:
axumblade said:

Alrighty, sorry about that. I realized a couple of games were initially missing, specifically Forza and Starfield but everything should be right now.

Smeags wouldnt forget games

Smeags forgot to log onto the site for half a decade or I'd gladly still let him work on it.