By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. Close

Forums - Gaming Discussion - The 9th Annual Greatest Games Event - Official Thread *POST ONLY ONCE*

Rank Game Year System Developer YOY
50 Gears of War 3 2011 Xbox 360 Epic Games -1
49 Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow 2003 GBA KCET -1
48 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2003 GCN Nintendo EAD -2
47 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion 2006 X360 Bethesda Game Studios *NEW*
46 Elite Beat Agents 2006 DS iNiS +4
45 Metroid: Zero Mission 2004 GBA Nintendo R&D1 -6
44 Devil May Cry 2001 PS2 Capcom =
43 Shadow of the Colossus 2005 PS2 Team Ico +2
42 Beyond Good & Evil 2003 GCN Ubisoft Montpellier =
41 Halo 2 2004 Xbox Bungie +2
40 Banjo-Tooie 2000 N64 Rare -3
39 Super Street Fighter II 1994 SNES Capcom -6
38 Tetris 1989 GB Bullet-Proof Software/Nintendo -11
37 Tomb Raider II 1997 PS1 Core Design -1
36 Demon's Souls 2009 PS3 From Software -4
35 Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii Sora Ltd., Game Arts =
34 GoldenEye 007 1997 N64 Rare =
33 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2003 GCN Nintendo EAD +8
32 Metal Gear Solid 1998 PS1 Konami -11
31 SoulCalibur 1999 Dreamcast Namco =
30 Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii Nintendo EAD +1
29 Ico 2001 PS2 Team Ico -9
28 Final Fantasy VII 1997 PS1 Square +10
27 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence 2006 PS2 Kojima Productions -1
26 Psychonauts 2005 Xbox Double Fine -2
25 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 2013 3DS Nintendo EPD -6
24 Tomb Raider 1996 PS1 Core Design -1
23 Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Wii Nintendo EAD -1
22 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 2000 N64 Nintendo EAD -8
21 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2002 Xbox Bethesda +19
20 StarCraft 1998 PC Blizzard -8
19 Perfect Dark 2000 N64 Rare +6
18 Super Mario World 1991 SNES Nintendo EAD -2
17 Banjo-Kazooie 1998 N64 Rare =
16 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 Switch Nintendo EPD -1
15 BioShock 2007 Xbox 360 Irrational Games +14
14 Super Mario Bros. 3 1990 NES Nintendo R&D4 -1
13 Chrono Trigger 1995 SNES Square +15
12 Super Metroid 1994 SNES Nintendo R&D1 -2
11 Metroid Prime 2002 GCN Retro Studios +7
10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1992 SNES Nintendo EAD +1
9 Super Mario 64 1996 N64 Nintendo EAD -2
8 Xenoblade Chronicles 2012 Wii Monolith Soft +1
7 Half-Life 2 2005 Xbox Valve +1
6 Resident Evil 4 2005 GCN Capcom =
5 Final Fantasy VI 1994 SNES Square =
4 Deus Ex 2000 PC Ion Storm -1
3 Halo: Combat Evolved 2001 Xbox Bungie +1
2 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 N64 Nintendo EAD =
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 Switch Nintendo EPD =
Last edited by Veknoid_Outcast - on 30 December 2018

Around the Network
Rank Game Developer Genre Year System
50 Dawn of War 1 + expansions

Relic Entertainment

RTS  2004  PC
49 Splatoon 2
Nintendo Shooter 2017 NS
48 The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time Nintendo Adventure 1998 GC
47 Far Cry 3
Ubisoft Shooter 2012 PC
46 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast LucasArts Action 2002 PC
45 Sonic Colours
Sega Platformer 2010 Wii
44 The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds
Nintendo Adventure 2013 3DS
43 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Pandemic Studios Shooter 2005 PC
42 Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1 Infinity Ward Shooter 2007 PC
41 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Platinum Games
Action 2013 PC
40 Pokemon Trading Card Game GameFreak Card Game 1998 GB
39 Zoo Tycoon + expansions
Blue Fang Games Simulator 2001 PC
38 Star Wars Battlefront LucasArts Shooter 2004 PC
37 Kirby and The Amazing Mirror Nintendo Platformer 2004 GBA
36 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas Rockstar Games Action 2004 PC
35 Portal 2 Valve Puzzle 2011 PC
34 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue/Red Team Chunsoft RPG 2006 GBA
33 Pokemon X/Y GameFreak RPG 2013 3DS
32 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Nintendo Racing 2017 NS
31 Wii Sports Nintendo Sports 2006 Wii
30 Megaman Zero 1 Inti Creates Platformer 2002 GBA
29 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald GameFreak RPG 2002 GBA
28 Doom 2016 ID Software Shooter 2016 PC
27 Serious Sam The First Encounter
CroTeam Shooter 2001 PC
26 Pokemon FireRed/Leafgreen GameFreak RPG 2004 GBA
25 Might and Magic Clash of Heroes Ubisoft Puzzle 2009 DS
24 Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut
Sega Platformer 2003 PC
23 Fire Emblem Blazing Sword Nintendo RPG 2003 GBA
22 Fallout 3 Bethesda Adventure 2008 PC
21 Unreal Tournament 2004 Epic Games Shooteer 2004 PC
20 Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Nintendo Fighting 2008 Wii
19 Tetris
Tetris Company Puzzle 1989 GB
18 Danganrompa. Trigger Happy Havoc
Spike Chunsoft Visual Novel 2010 PC
17 Danganrompa 2 Goodbye Despair Spike Chunsoft Visual Novel 2012 PC
16 Age of Mythology + Titans expansion Ensemble Studios RTS 2003 PC
15 Sonic Rush
Sega Platformer 2005 DS
14 Chrono Trigger
Square RPG 2009 DS
13 Megaman Zero 3 Inti Creates Platformer 2004 GBA
12 Serious Sam The Second Encounter CroTeam Shooter 2002 PC
11 Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones
Nintendo RPG 2004 GBA
10 Fire Emblem Awakenig
Nintendo RPG 2012 3DS
9 The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker Nintendo Adventure 2002 GC
8 Grand Theft Auto Vice City Rockstar Games Adventure 2002 PC
7 Shadow of the Colossus
Team ICO Adventure 2006 PS2
6 Katawa Shoujo Four Leaf Studios Visual Novel 2012 PC
5 Megaman Zero 4 Inti Creates Platformer 2005 GBA
4 The Elder Scrolls Skyrim Bethesda Adventure 2011 PC
3 Age of Empires II + The Conquerors Expansion Ensemble Studios RTS 1999 PC
2 Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal GameFreak RPG 2000 GB
1 Pokemon Black/White GameFreak RPG 2010 DS
Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 10 January 2019

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Rank Title Platform(s)

50

Astro Boy: Omega Factor GBA
49 Castlevania: Bloodlines Genesis
48 Centipede Arcade
47 Hyrule Warriors Wii U
46 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance GBA
45 Shadow of the Colossus PS2
44 Adventure Atari 2600
43 The Sims PC
42 Zelda: Link to the Past SNES
41 Plants vs Zombies 2 Android/Mobile
40 Pixeljunk Monsters PS3
39 Shining Force Genesis
38 Metroid NES
37 Super Punch Out SNES
36 Undertale PC/PS4
35 Kingdom Hearts PS2
34 Final Fantasy 12 PS2
33 Super Mario Maker Wii U
32 Final Fantasy X PS2
31 Final Fantasy VI PS1/SNES
30 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii
29 Neverwinter Nights PC
28 Super Castlevania IV SNES
27 Spider-Man 2 PS2
26 Final Fantasy XI PC
25  Puyo Puyo Tetris Switch
24 Sonic The Hedgehog Genesis
23 Roller Coaster Tycoon PC
22 Mike Tyson's Punch Out NES
21 Double Dragon Arcade
20 Final Fantasy IX PS1
19 Zelda 2 NES
18 Valkyria Chronicles PS3
17 Civilization Revolution PS3
16 Gauntlet 2 Arcade
15 Rock Band PS3
14 Golden Axe Arcade/Genesis
13 Dark Souls PS3
12 Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch
11 Ultima 4: Quest of the Avatar NES/PC
10 Dig Dug Arcade
9 Advance Wars GBA
8 Dungeons and Dragons: Tower of Doom Arcade/PS3
7 Katamari Damacy PS2
6 Super Mario Bros 3 NES
5 Heroes of Might and Magic 2 PC
4 Final Fantasy Tactics PS1
3 Freedom Force PC
2 Final Fantasy VII PS1
1 The Legend of Zelda NES

Breakdown of platforms
(if its on 2 platforms I give it 1/2 a point)

Atari 2600 - 1
NES - 5.5
Genesis - 3.5
SNES - 3.5
PS1 - 3.5
PS2 - 6
Wii - 1
PS3 - 5.5
Wii U - 2
PS4 - 0.5
GBA - 3
Switch - 2
Arcade - 5
Mobile - 1
PC - 7

So basically I have the most games under PC, but it has been around for decades so that is understandable.  After that I have PS2, NES, PS3, and Arcade, respectively.  The PS2 and NES were extremely dominant platforms, and the Arcade was actually the dominant platform for much of the 80's.  The surprise for me is the PS3.  I suppose I need to consider the PS3 an under rated system.  Also I have 3.5 for both SNES and Genesis, which is appropriate.  I have 7 games total for that generation which actually makes it my favorite generation for home consoles.  Although if you count handhelds, then PS2 + GBA would be on top with 9 total.

Overall, I think I have a good appreciation for all of the various gaming generations, and there doesn't seem to be an overabundance of games from one platform or time period.

Last edited by The_Liquid_Laser - on 27 December 2018

# Game Year of Release Platform Change
50 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II 2016 PlayStation 3 -2
49 NieR 2010 PlayStation 3 -2
48 To the Moon 2011 PC -3
47 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1992 Super Nintendo -3
46 Portal 2 2011 PC -3
45 Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time 2009 PlayStation 3 -3
44 Rogue Galaxy 2007 PlayStation 2 -3
43 Soul Calibur II 2003 PlayStation 2 -3
42 Dragon Quest VIII: The Journey of the Cursed King 2006 PlayStation 2 -3
41 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 2000 PC -3
40 Mega Man 4 1993 NES -3
39 Batman: Arkham City 2011 PlayStation 3 -3
38 Assassin's Creed II 2009 PlayStation 3 -3
37 Super Metroid 1994 SNES -3
36 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009 PlayStation 3 -3
35 Chrono Trigger 1995 SNES -3
34 Okami 2007 PlayStation 2 -3
33 Super Smash Bros. for WiiU 2014 Wii U NEW
32 Tekken 5 2005 PlayStation 2 -3
31 Command & Conquer 1995 PC -9
30 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West 2010 PlayStation 3 -2
29 Yakuza 0 2017 PlayStation 4 NEW
28 Hollow Knight 2017 PC NEW
27 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel 2016 PlayStation 3  =
26 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch 2013 PlayStation 3 =
25 Journey 2012 PlayStation 3 =
24 Super Mario Bros. 3 1991 NES =
23 Kingdom Hearts 2 2006 PlayStation 2 =
22 Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 2009 PlayStation 2 -1
21 Grandia 2000 PlayStation -1
20 Total Annihilation  1997 PC -2
19 Horizon Zero Dawn 2017 PlayStation 4 NEW
18 Final Fantasy VII 1997 PlayStation +1
17 Final Fantasy VI 1994 SNES =
16 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC 2015 PC =
15 Final Fantasy X 2002/2014 PS2/PS3 =
14 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater 2012 PlayStation 3 =
13 Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin 2015

PlayStation 3

=
12 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End 2016 PlayStation 4 -2
11 The Last of Us 2013 PlayStation 3 -2
10 Final Fantasy VIII 1999 PlayStation +2
9 Bloodborne 2015 PlayStation 4 +2
8 Dark Souls III 2016 PlayStation 4 =
7 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2014 PC =
6 Shadow of the Colossus 2006/2011 PS2/PS3 =
5 Valkyria Chronicles 2008 PlayStation 3 =
4 Dark Souls 2011 PlayStation 3 =
3 Freespace 2 1999 PC =
2 The Legend of Dragoon 2001 PlayStation =
1 Final Fantasy IX 2001 PlayStation =
Last edited by Darashiva - on 04 January 2019

 

50 Guardian Heroes Xbox 360
49 Custom Robo Arena DS
48 Luigi's Mansion GCN
47 Kirby Air Ride GCN
46 Iconoclasts Switch
45 Sin & Punishment: Star Successor Wii
44 Viewtiful Joe 2 GCN
43 Tales of Berseria PC
42 Tales of Xillia 2 PS3
41 Bayonetta 2 Wii U/Switch
40 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PS2
39 Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Switch
38 Castlevania: Circle of the Moon GBA
37 Castlevania: Rondo of Blood TG-16
36 Freedom Planet Wii U/Switch
35 Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective DS
34 Final Fantasy VI SNES
33 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King 3DS
32 Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dusk PS3
31 Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Wii U
30 Undertale PC/Switch
29 The Wonderful 101 Wii U
28 Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U
27 Yakuza 0 PC
26 Pokemon Black / White Version DS
25 Super Mario World SNES/GBA
24 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island SNES/GBA
23 Tales of Vesperia Xbox 360
22 Tales of Eternia PS
21 Tales of the Abyss 3DS
20 Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance GCN
19 The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap GBA
18 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS
17 Mischief Makers N64
16 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Wii
15 Super Metroid SNES
14 Tales of Phantasia SNES/GBA/PS
13 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
12 Pikmin 3 Wii U
11 Okami Wii
10 Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of the Dusk Sky PS3
9 Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne PS2
8 Style Savvy: Styling Star 3DS
7 Metroid Prime  GCN/Wii
6 Baten Kaitos Origins GCN
5 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GCN/Wii U
4 Super Mario 3D World Wii U
3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch
2 Tales of Symphonia GCN
1 Super Mario Odyssey Switch
Last edited by ARamdomGamer - on 04 January 2019

Around the Network
Rank Game Year System Genre Developer YOY
50 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 NS Action-Adventure Nintendo -NC-
49 Valkyria Chronicles 2018 NS TRPG Sega NEW
48 Into the Breach 2018 NS Strategy Subset Games NEW
47 The Sims: Bustin' Out 2003 GBA Simulation Maxis -3
46 Pokemon Platinum 2008 DS RPG Game Freak +6
45 Puyo Puyo Tetris 2017 NS Puzzle Sega -5
44 Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia 2017 3DS RPG Intelligent Systems -NC-
43 Mario Party 5 2003 GC Party Hudson -NC-
42 The Urbz: Sims in the City 2004 DS Simulation Maxis -2
41 Super Mario Bros. 3 1988 NES Platformer Nintendo -20
40 Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii Platformer Nintendo -15
39 Pikmin 2007 Wii RTS Nintendo -NC-
38 SSX Tricky 2001 GC Snowboarding EA -NC-
37 Civilization V 2010 PC 4X Strategy Firaxis NEW
36 Mario Party 4 2001 GC Party Hudson -NC-
35 Pokemon Conquest 2012 DS SRPG Koei Tecmo +5
34 Super Paper Mario 2007 Wii Platformer-RPG Intelligent Systems +30
33 Animal Crossing 2002 GC Simulation Nintendo +13
32 Pokemon Crystal 2000 GBC RPG Game Freak +4
31 Pokemon Black and White 2011 DS RPG Game Freak +1
30 Super Mario Odyssey 2017 NS Platformer Nintendo -10
29 Pokemon Yellow 1998 GB/C RPG Game Freak -5
28 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door 2004 GC RPG Intelligent Systems +2
27 Fire Emblem Warriors 2017 NS Strategy-Musou Koei Tecmo NEW
26 Overcooked 2 2018 NS Cooking Action Ghost Town Games NEW
25 Dragon Quest II 1987 NES RPG Enix NEW
24 Super Monkey Ball 2001 GC Action, Party Sega -NC-
23 The World Ends With You 2018 NS RPG Square Enix NEW
22 Dragon Quest 1986 NES RPG Enix NEW
21 Mario and Luigi: Superstar Saga 2003 GBA RPG Alphadream +11
20 Overcooked 2017 NS Cooking Action Ghost Town Games NEW
19 Fire Emblem: Fates 2015 3DS RPG Intelligent Systems -15
18 Super Smash Bros. Melee 2001 GC Fighter Nintendo -NC-
17 Octopath Traveller 2018 NS RPG Square Enix NEW
16 Chibi-Robo! 2005 GC Adventure Skip Ltd. -NC-
15 Dragon Quest XI 2017 3DS RPG Square Enix NEW
14 Fire Emblem Awakening 2012 3DS RPG Intelligent Systems +2
13 Pokemon Black/White 2 2012 DS RPG Game Freak -NC-
12 Super Mario Land 2 1992 GB Platformer Nintendo -NC-
11 Mother 3 2006 GBA RPG Game Freak NEW
10 Pokemon Colosseum 2004 GC RPG Genius Sonority -NC-
9 Donkey Kong Country 2 1994 SNES Platformer Rare -NC-
8 Pokemon XD 2005 GC RPG Genius Sonority -NC-
7 Pokemon Emerald 2005 GBA RPG Game Freak -NC-
6 Super Mario RPG 1996 SNES RPG Square Enix NEW
5 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team 2005 DS RPG Spike Chunsoft -NC-
4 Earthbound 1995 SNES RPG Nintendo -NC-
3 Pikmin 2 2007 Wii RTS Nintendo -NC-
2 Dragon Quest V 1991 SNES RPG Enix NEW
1 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness/Sky 2007 DS  RPG
Spike Chunsoft -NC-

My top ten games are the only ones out of the 350+ I've played that I'd give a perfect score.

I haven't participated in this event before, but I've had a spreadsheet ranking my game library fora few years, so the number change shows how much it has changed compared to the end of last year. -NC- games have not changed rank.

Number of entries per system: (I'll only be listing one system for each game; the one on which I played it/enjoyed it most; e.g. Pikmin 2 Wii > GC)

Nintendo Switch: 10
GC: 10
DS: 7
GBA: 4
SNES: 4
Wii: 4
3DS: 4
NES: 3

GB/C: 3

PC: 1

Year of release (for the instance I played):

1986: 1
1987: 1
1988: 1
1991: 1
1992: 1
1994: 1
1995: 1
1996: 1
1998: 1
2000: 1
2001: 4
2002: 1
2003: 3
2004: 3
2005: 4
2006: 1
2007: 5
2008: 1
2010: 1
2011: 1 
2012: 3
2015: 1 
2017: 6
2018: 5

Developers:

Nintendo: 10
Game Freak: 7
Square Enix: 8

Intelligent Systems: 5
Maxis: 3

Spike Chunsoft: 2

Hudson: 2
Koei Tecmo: 2
Ghost Town Games: 2
Sega: 2
Genius Sonority: 2
Alphadream: 1
Skip Ltd.: 1
Subset Games: 1

Rare: 1

EA: 1

Last edited by RingoGaSuki - on 30 December 2018

 2018 in review: I played through a few more game this year. Some are replays and others are more new. Some game I feel I overrated them after the 1st playthrough while others stayed the same. Thanks to the NES and SNES classic I have been able to play more classics. I also heavily got into Castlevania.  The Switch also has some games that I was unable to put in last time. (Like Xenoblade 2).
Expect a decent amount of new games on the list this time around! 

Position Game Name Original Platform (North America Release) The platform I played on Year YOY difference (By position)
50 Super Monkey Ball Nintendo GameCube Nintendo GameCube 2001 -7
49 The Legendary Starfy Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2009 -7
48 Super Monkey Ball 2 Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2002 -5
47 Donkey Kong Country Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES Classic Mini 1994 NEW!
46 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1990 NEW!
45 Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2012 -5
44 Puyo Puyo Tetris Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4   Nintendo Switch 2017 -6
43 Mega Man 3  Nintendo Entertainment System Wii & Switch(Replay) 1990 +5
42 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC,XB360,PS3 Nintendo Switch 2011 NEW!
41 Super Mario Bros Nintendo Entertainment System Gameboy, Wii, NES Classic 1985 -5
40 Fire Emblem Fates Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016 -5
39 Super Metroid Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1994 -2
38 Super Smash Bros Melee Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2001 -4
37 Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U Wii U 2015 -4
36 Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2018 NEW!
35 Bravely Default Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2014 -3
34 Final Fantasy V Super Famicom Nintendo DS 1992 -6
33 Fire Emblem: Awakening  Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2013 -2
32 Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1990 -2
31 Super Castlevania IV Super Nintendo Entertainment System SNES Mini/Wii 1991 NEW!
30 Metroid Prime Nintendo Gamecube Wii 2002 -1
29 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Sega Genesis Wii 1992 -2
28 Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia Nintendo DS Nintendo 3DS 2008 NEW!
27 Bravely Second: End Layer Nintendo 3DS Nintendo 3DS 2016 -1
26 The Legend of Zelda Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1987 -1
25 Metroid Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1987 -1
24 Paper Mario: Thousand Year Old Door Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube 2004 -1
23 Super Mario World  Super Nintendo Entertainment System GBA/Wii/SNES Classic 1991 -1
22 Pikmin 3 Wii U  Wii U 2013 -1
21 Zelda II: Adventure of Link Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1988 -1
20 Pokemon Black Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2010 -1
19 Final Fantasy IV Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii 1991 -1
18 Xenoblade Wii Wii U 2012 -1
17 Civilization IV PC PC 2005 -1
16 Super Smash Bros Brawl Wii Wii 2008 -1
15 Pokemon Black 2 Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2012 -1
14 New Super Mario Bros Wii Wii Wii 2009 -4
13 Kirby Super Star Ultra Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2008 +0
12 Punch Out (2009) Wii Wii 2009 +0
11 Final Fantasy Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1990 +0
10 Xenoblade 2 Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2017 NEW!
9 Civilization II PC PC 1996 +0
8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U, Nintendo Switch Nintendo Switch 2017 +0
7 Final Fantasy VI Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii U 1994 +0
6 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Wii 2007 +0
5 Pokemon Soul Silver Nintendo DS Nintendo DS 2010 +0
4 Super Smash Bros for Wii U Wii U (duh!) Wii U 2014 +0
3 Pikmin  Nintendo Gamecube Nintendo Gamecube/Wii 2001 +0
2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo Entertainment System Wii/Wii U/SNES Mini 1992 +0
1 Pikmin 2 Nintendo Gamecube Wii 2004 +0

The Final Game #1 Pikmin 2
 The wait was long for this one. For some reason, the North American version of Pikmin 2 on Wii took 3 years to get America. I thought this game was never coming but when it did I got it day one. Never did I think something could beat Pikmin yet the sequel did it so easily. The game is pretty much better in every way except for fairness. Purple Pikmin are overpowered and will destroy everything but like one or two enemies. They even destroy the final boss from the first game in like 5 seconds! What I love about this game is that it is a lot more crazy. We can have simple creatures like Bulborbs to machine gunning spiders. It was awesome. The had a strange dungeon crawling element that never got old. I beat this game many times. Honestly, when the American Version of Pikmin 2 Wii came out I was in a sorta of gaming hiatus. Pikmin 2 was pretty much the only game I was playing that year. It showed that Pikmin really was amazing enough to even pull me out of a gaming drought when nothing else interested me. Good job Pikmin 2! 

Yesterday's Game #2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Another game that came out of nowhere to me. The story on how I got to play this one is different from most. My school gave everyone Macs (Yes the Apple ones!) for schoolwork. Now it being a school device in high school meant everything was blocked. However, there was a way to glitch the system to make it do anything you want.l I took advantage of that many times. One of my acquaintances (Not really a friend but someone I talked to so I didn't get bored) showed me playing Donkey Kong Country on the Mac. Me being curious decided to get the Rom and the emulator so that I could play while in school. Now, this program had pretty much every SNES game on there. Nothing was missing. Even crappy Shaq Fu was on there. I naturally played through a lot of them but the one that captured my attention the most was A Link to the Past. Before I wasn't a huge fan of Zelda. I thought pretty much the entire Post Ocarina games were all heavily overrated. A Link to the Past was different, WAY different. I was addicted, I was having lots of fun but most importantly I felt like I was having an adventure. From beginning to end, it felt like a magical experience. I just never felt like this from a video game. I could not get over it. I played the game again and again. Eventually, I got it on the Wii and played it again and again. Then I got it on Wii U where I unsurprisingly played it again and again. Eventually, I got it on the SNES Mini where I played it again but only one time. Beating this game was like an annual tradition to me.  The year was never complete until I beat A Link to the Past that year. A Link to the Past is one of those special games that come once a decade for a person. I would not feel like a game will be this special again until Breath of the Wild and Final Fantasy VI. It will probably be in the late 2020s until I feel it again. 

Check out the review archive here

Original Platform Stats

Nintendo Entertainment System - 8
Sega Genesis - 1
Super Nintendo Entertainment System - 8
GameCube - 7
Nintendo DS - 6
Nintendo 3DS - 5                                                                              
Wii - 5
Wii U - 3 (4) 
Nintendo Switch - 4 (4)
PC - 2
Rules: Multiplatform games will count for the system I played for. If the game is a port from an earlier generation then it counts for that system instead. The only exception is simultaneous cross-generation releases. Those act like Multiplatform games. If I played on none of the original systems then I just put it under the console I was most likely to get it on. 

Original Generation Stats. 
Generation Three - 8             Generation Eight - 8 (9)
Generation Four - 9            Generation Nine - 4 (4)
Generation Five - 1
Generation Six - 8
Generation Seven - 12
Rules: This is just when the game was made. Remakes are considered new games and will be counted towards when the remake was released.  If a game is cross-generation then it is added to both generations.  

Year Stats  
1985 - 1
1987 - 2
1988 - 1
1990 - 3     
1991 - 3
1992 - 3
1994 - 3                
  
1996 - 1
2001 -2 

2002 - 2         
2004 - 3
2005 - 1
2007 - 1
2008 - 3
2009 - 3                      
2010 - 2
2011 - 1
2012 - 3
2013 - 2
2014 - 2
2015 - 1
2016 - 2                      
2017 - 2
2018 - 1
 Rules: It is based on when the game release in North America. If the game never made it to America then I use the original release date. Ports do not count.  

Last edited by killeryoshis - on 31 December 2018

Tag:I'm not bias towards Nintendo. You just think that way (Admin note - it's "biased".  Not "bias")
(killeryoshis note - Who put that there ?)
Switch is 9th generation. Everyone else is playing on last gen systems!

Biggest pikmin fan on VGchartz I won from a voting poll
I am not a nerd. I am enthusiast.  EN-THU-SI-AST!
Do Not Click here or else I will call on the eye of shinning justice on you. 

Rank Game System
50 Shadow of the Colossus PS2, PS4
49 Wild Arms 3 PS2
48 Golden Sun : The Lost Age GBA
47 Dragon Quest VIII : Journey of the Cursed King PS2
46 Breath of Fire III PS1
45 Final Fantasy III NES, PSP
44 Rogue Galaxy PS2
43 Sonic Adventure 2 Game Cube
42 Super Metroid SNES
41 Metroid: Zero Mission GBA
40 Shining Soul 2 GBA
39 Final Fantasy II PS1, PSP
38 Star Ocean: Til the End of Time PS2
37 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP
36 Final Fantasy XV PS4
35 Super Mario 64 N64
34 Ratchet and Clank PS2
33 Ratchet and Clank 3: Up Your Arsenal PS2
32 Final Fantasy VI PS1
31 Kingdom Hearts PS2
30 Skies of Arcadia Legends Game Cube
29 Final Fantasy IX PS1
28 Final Fantasy V PS1
27 Final Fantasy X-2 PS2
26 Sonic Mania PS4
25 Sonic 3 & Knuckles Mega Drive
24 Donkey Kong 64 N64
23 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PS1
22 Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time PS3
21 Sonic Generations PS3
20 Sonic Colours Wii Wii
19 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64
18 Yooka Laylee PS4
17 Castlevania: Circle of the Moon GBA
16 Kingdom Hearts 2 PS2
15 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Game Cube
14 Spyro the Dragon PS1
13 Banjo Kazooie N64
12 Spyro 2 PS1
11 Spyro 3 PS1
10 Banjo Tooie N64
9 Final Fantasy X PS2
8 Kirby's Adventure NES
7 Donkey Kong Country 3 SNES
6 Final Fantasy VII PS1
5 Final Fantasy XII PS2
4 Final Fantasy XI PC
3 Donkey Kong Country SNES
2 Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES
1 Final Fantasy VIII PS1
Last edited by Landale_Star - on 30 December 2018

# Game Developer System Year Change
50 Paper Mario Intelligent Systems N64 2000 (-7)
49 Pokemon X GameFreak 3DS 2013 (-7)
48 Golf Story Sidebar Games Switch 2017 NEW
47 Sonic Mania Sega Switch 2017 NEW
46 Cities Skylines Colossal Order PC 2015 (-5)
45 Super Mario 64 DS NIntendo DS 2004 (-5)
44 Mario Kart 8 Nintendo Wii U 2015 (-5)
43 Xenoblade Chronicles X Monolith Soft Wii U 2015 (-5)
42 Axiom Verge Thomas Happ Games Wii U 2015 (-5)
41 Pokémon Platinum GameFreak DS 2008 (-5)
40 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Wii 2010 (-5)
39 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Nintendo Wii U/GCN 2013 (-5)
38 Half-Life Valve PC 1998 (-5)
37 Doom id Software PC/Switch 2016 NEW
36 Pokémon Emerald GameFreak GBA 2005 (-4)
35 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Retro Studios GCN/Wii 2004 (-4)
34 Mario Kart 7 Nintendo 3DS 2011 (-4)
33 Rocket League Psyonix PC/Switch 2015 NEW
32         (-3)
31         (-3)
30         (-3)
29         (-3)
28         (-3)
27         (-3)
26         (-3)
25         (-3)
24         (-3)
23         (-3)
22         (-3)
21       2017 NEW
20         (-8)
19         (-1)
18         (-1)
17         (-1)
16       2017 NEW
15         (0)
14         (0)
13       2018 NEW
12         (0)
11         (0)
10         (0)
09         (0)
08         (0)
07         (0)
06         (0)
05         (-1)
04    
  (+1)
03  
    (0)
02    
  (0)
01
      (0)
Last edited by Slarvax - on 26 November 2018

Bet with bluedawgs: I say Switch will outsell PS4 in 2018, he says PS4 will outsell Switch. He's now permabanned, but the bet will remain in my sig.

NNID: Slarvax - Steam: Slarvax - Friend Code:  SW 7885-0552-5988

 

 

RANK GAME PLATFORM YEAR
50 Tecmo Super Bowl NES 1991
49 Sonic Advance 3  Game Boy Advance  2004
48 The Last Story Wii 2011
47 Dead or Alive 4 Xbox 360 2005
46 NBA Street PS2, GameCube 2001
45 Time Hallow DS 2008
44 Uncharted: Drake's Fortune PS3, PS4 2007
43 Harvest Moon 64 N64 1999
42 Disney's Aladdin SNES, Sega Genesis 1993
41 NBA 2K11 Xbox 360, PS3 2010
40 Super Mario Bros. 2 (U.S.A.) NES 1988
39 NBA Street V3 Xbox, PS2, GameCube 2005
38 Tomb Raider: Legend Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, GameCube, DS, GBA, PSP 2006
37 Mass Effect Xbox 360, PS3 2007
36 NBA Street Vol. 2 Xbox, PS2, GameCube 2003
35 Sonic the Hedgehog Sega Genesis 1991
34 Injustice 2 Xbox One, PS4 2017
33 Mortal Kombat (2011) Xbox 360, PS3, PSV 2011
32 Metroid: Zero Mission GBA 2004
31 Super Smash Bros. N64 1999
30 Injustice: Gods Among Us Xbox 360, PS3 2013
29 Xenoblade Chronicles X Wii U 2015
28 Batman Arkham Asylum Xbox 360, PS3 2009
27 Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception PS3, PS4 2011
26 Sonic Adventure Dreamcast, GameCube 1998
25 Sonic Adventure 2 Dreamcast, GameCube 2001
24 Overwatch Xbox One, PS4 2016
23 Super Street Fighter II SNES, Sega Genesis 1994
22 Tomb Raider (2013) Xbox 360, PS3 2013
21 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch 2017
20 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii 2008
19 Mass Effect 3 Xbox 360, PS3, Wii U 2012
18 Splatoon Wii U 2015
17 Kirby: Nightmare in Dreamland GBA 2002
16 Capcom vs. SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium2001 Dreamcast, PS2, GameCube 2001
15 Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Sega Genesis 1994
14 Batman: Arkham City Xbox 360, PS3 2011
13 Super Mario 64 N64 1996
12 Donkey Kong Country SNES 1994
11 Mass Effect 2 Xbox 360, PS3 2010
10 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube, Wii 2006
9 Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube 2001
8 Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Wii U 2014
7 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 2017
6 Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS 2012
5 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3 2009
4 Super Mario World SNES 1990
3 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
2 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES 1991
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U, Switch 2017

I feel dumb having to edit things as I keep remembering the games I've played and enjoyed. There are a lot of games (AAA or smaller) that I've enjoyed over the years so ranking them in a top 50 format has been difficult for me. So forgive me as I have kept editing and changing the order of things for my list.

Next year, though, I am definitely gonna add Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are games like Xenoblade Chronicles 2 that I really wanted to add into the top 50, but I wanted to get into the Torna DLC before I get an idea where to rank it. XC2 on its own is an incredible experience that I would definitely put in the top 50, but as I said, I hope to see where it ranks when I play close to everything (including DLC).

And although I love the Pokemon franchise since the beginning, I've had a hard time thinking about where the mainline games rank overall. That's why I left them out of my list for now. Hopefully, I'll get it together next year.

So many games...so little time...

Last edited by Kai_Mao - on 04 January 2019