The 1999 Game of the Year is Age of Empires II.
The runner up is Final Fantasy VIII.
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Ok, there is going to be a runoff vote for 1999 Game of the Year. The runoff will end Thursday, Oct 19 at 11:59 PM EST.
First there are three games that remain from the first voting round:
Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal (Gameboy Color)
Pokemon returns and continues it’s megasales with this second set of entries into the Pokemon series. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal would sell over 29.4 million copies.
Final Fantasy VIII (Playstation)
Just 2 years after Playstation fans were blown away by FF7’s 3-disc adventure, Squaresoft releases this 4-disc adventure with greatly improved character models. With a universally loved card game, and a not-so-universally loved battle system, FF8 would sell over 8.6 million copies making it the fourth best selling game on the Playstation.
Super Smash Bros (N64)
A bunch of family friendly Nintendo characters came together to beat the crap out of each other for the first time. Super Smash Bros sold over 5.5 million copies.
TV Commercial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytQSGg3W-W0
The following games got more than one "Other" vote, and are now added to the poll:
Age of Empires II (PC)
Bruce Shelley refines the Age of Empires design to yield fantastic sales and critical acclaim. Age of Empires sold over 2 million copies by the end of 1999, and was later ported to both Mac and the PS2.
This space-themed RTS was the highest rated PC game on Metacritic for 1999.
Gran Turismo 2 (Playstation)
This second entry into the GT franchise sold over 9.3 million units on the Playstation.
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (Playstation)
This entry in the Resident Evil series was originally conceived as a spin-off title, but by release time it has simply become the third entry in the series. Resident Evil 3 sold over 3.5 million copies on the Playstation alone and was ported to the PC, Dreamcast and Gamecube.
Games which didn't survive the first voting round:
Heroes of Might and Magic III (PC/Linux/Max)
Roller Coaster Tycoon (PC)
The Legend of Dragoon (Playstation)
Silent Hill (Playstation)
Donkey Kong 64 (N64)