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My list for this year. Some games got dropped off a few got added.

50. A Hat in Time (PC)

49. Tony Hawks Underground 2 (PS2)

48. Crash Bandicoot 3 Warped (PS1)

47. Grand Theft Auto V (PS3/PC)

46. Super Mario 64 (N64)

45. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)

44. Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2)

43. Jak and Daxter The Precursor Legacy (PS2)

42. Jak 3 (PS2)

41. Dragon Quest Monsters 2 (GBC)

40. Ratchet and Clank (original) (PS2)

39. Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (PS2)

38. Ratchet and Clank Going Commando (PS2)

37. Sly 2 (PS2)

36. Sly 3 (PS2)

35. Dragon Quest 3 (GBC/SNES)

34. God Of War 2 (PS2)

33. Dark Souls 3 (PC)

32. Prince of Persia The Sands of Time (PS2)

31. Ratchet and Clank tools of destruction (PS3)

30. Ratchet and Clank Up Your Arsenal (PS2)

29. Crash Team Racing (PS1)

28. Prince Of Persia The Two Thrones (PS2)

27. Ratchet and clank A Crack in time (PS3)

26. The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker (GC/Wii U)

25. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (PC)

24. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)

23. Metroid Prime (GC)

22. Saints Row 2 (PS3)

21. Spyro The Dragon (PS1)

20. Final Fantasy 7 (PS1)

19. Dragon Quest 8 (PS2)

18. The Elder Scrolls IV Oblivion (PC)

17. Grand Theft Auto San Andreas (PS2)

16. The Legend Of Zelda Breath Of the Wild (Wii U)

15. Chrono Trigger (SNES)

14. Dragon Quest 11 (PC)

13. Final Fantasy 6 (SNES)

12. Suikoden 2 (PS1)

11. Super Smash Bros Melee (GC)

10. God Of War 3 (PS3)

9. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)

8. Final fantasy 10 (PS2)

7. Final Fantasy 9 (PS1)

6. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)

5. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

4. God of War (PS4)

3. The Legend Of Zelda Twilight Princess (GC/Wii U)

2. Final Fantasy 12 (PS2)

1. The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim (PC)



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  • 50. Bully (360)
  • 49. Rise of the Tomb Raider (XB1)
  • 48. Fallout: New Vegas (360)
  • 47. Horizon: Zero Dawn (PS4)
  • 46. Assassin's Creed 2 (360)
  • 45. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2015) (PS4) 
  • 44. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (360)
  • 43. Pokemon Alpha Sapphire (3DS)
  • 42. Overwatch (PC/PS4)
  • 41. Yakuza 0 (PS4/XB1)
  • 40. Middle-Earth: Shadow of War (PS4)
  • 39. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (PS4)
  • 38. Yakuza Kiwami 2 (XB1)
  • 37. Assassin's Creed Origins (PS4)
  • 36. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon (360/PC)
  • 35. Sonic CD (Sega CD/360)
  • 34. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag (XB1)
  • 33. Tomb Raider (2013) (360/XB1)
  • 32. Halo: Combat Evolved (360/XB1)
  • 31. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360)
  • 30. Dishonored (360)
  • 29. Fallout 4 (XB1)
  • 28. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (2005) (Xbox)
  • 27. God of War (PS4)
  • 26. Assassin's Creed Odyssey (PS4)
  • 25. Sleeping Dogs (360/XB1/PS4)
  • 24. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
  • 23. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (360/PC)
  • 22. The Outer Worlds (XB1)
  • 21. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (XB1/PS4)
  • 20. Forza Horizon 3 (XB1)
  • 19. Saint's Row 4 (360/XB1)
  • 18. Kingdom Hearts 3 (PS4)
  • 17. L.A. Noire (360/XB1)
  • 16. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360/PC)
  • 15. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (360/PC/iOS)
  • 14. Fable 2 (360)
  • 13. Halo 3 (360/XB1)
  • 12. Forza Horizon 4 (XB1)
  • 11. Sonic Mania (XB1)
  • 10. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (360)
  • 9. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (360/XB1/PC)
  • 8. Fallout 3 (360)
  • 7. Kingdom Hearts 2 (PS2/PS4)
  • 6. Age of Empires 2 (PC)
  • 5. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (360/PC)
  • 4. Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Genesis/360)
  • 3. Halo 2 (Xbox/XB1)
  • 2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XB1)
  • 1. Red Dead Redemption (360)
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 12 January 2021

First time I really had to think of this. I find I’m pickier then I ever thought. Here goes, from start to end, with the final picks being ones I realized held a stronger place in memory. 

1. Doom (1993)   PC

2. Starcraft     PC

3. Xcom Terror from the Deep     PC

4. Mechwarrior 2     PC

5. Civilization 4     PC

6. Super Mario World     SNES

7. Donkey Kong Country 3    SNES 

8. Yoshis Island     SNES

9. Kirby Super Star     SNES

10. Mortal Kombat 2     SNES

11. Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time     SNES

12. Pokémon Blue     GBC

13. Zelda: Oracle of Ages     GBC

14 Golden Sun     GBA

15. Metroid Fusion     GBA

16. Advance Wars Dual Strike     DSL

17. Perfect Dark     N64

18. Paper Mario 64     N64

19. Smash Bros Melee     GC

20. Metroid Prime     GC

21. Resident Evil 4     GC

22. Skies of Arcadia Legends     GC

23. Halo CE     Xbox 

24. Halo 3     360

25. Halo 4     360

26. Halo Wars     360

27. Mass Effect     360

28. Mass Effect 2    360

29. Fallout New Vegas     360

30. Gears of War 1     360

31. Dead Space     360

32. Dead Space 2     360

33. Dead Space 3     360

34. Bioshock     360

35. Titanfall 2     Xbox One

36. Hellblade Senua Sacrifice   Xbox One 

37. Metro 2033     Xbox One 

38. Metro Last Light     Xbox One

39. Metro Exodus     Xbox One

40. Kingdom Come: Deliverance     Xbox One 

41. Halo 5     Xbox One

42. Halo MCC   Xbox One  
43. Doom (2016)     Xbox One

44. Skyrim Definitive Edition     Xbox One

45. Sonic Adventure 2 Battle      GC

46. FZero GX     GC

47. Turok 2 Seeds of Evil     N64

48. Fable 2     360

49. Forza Horizon 4     Xbox One

50. Stellaris     Xbox One

Last edited by sales2099 - on 11 January 2021

Xbox: Best hardware, Game Pass best value, best BC, more 1st party genres and multiplayer titles. 

 

#2019TitlePlatformYear
5051Mario Kart 8Wii U2014
4950The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionX3602006
4849Borderlands: The Pre-SequelPS42014
4747Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II – The Sith LordsXbox/PC2005
4646Dynasty Warriors 7X360/PS3/PC2011
4545Star Wars GalaxiesPC2003
4444Killzone 2PS32009
4343Pokémon StadiumN642000
4242Samurai Warriors 2X360/PS32006
4140Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes BackPS11997
4057Star Wars: BattlefrontXbox/PS2/PC2004
3939Super Mario 64N641997
3838Valkyria ChroniclesPS3/PC2008
3737FIFA 19PS42018
3627Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIPC2008
3525Perfect DarkN642000
3424Total War: Warhammer IIPC2017
3333Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPS32009
3230Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/EmeraldGBA2003
3135Resident Evil 2PS11998
3031Halo 2X One2004
2932Infamous 2PS32011
2834Grand Theft Auto IVX360/PS32008
2736Europa Universalis IVPC2013
2626BorderlandsX360/PS3/PC2009
2529Football Manager 2020PC2019
2423Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4PS2/Vita2009
2322Gears of War 2X3602008
2221Final Fantasy VIIPS1/PS4/PC1997
2115Dynasty Warriors 3PS22002
2018TimeSplitters: Future PerfectXbox2005
1917Uncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPS32011
186Star Wars: Battlefront IIXbox/PC2005
1716Infamous Second SonPS42014
1628Dying LightPS4/PC2015
1520Lost OdysseyX3602008
1413Pokémon Red/Blue/YellowGB1999
1319Dynasty Warriors 8PS3/PS4/PC2013
1214Mass Effect 2X360/PS32010
1112Borderlands 2X360/PS3/PC2012
108TimeSplitters 2PS22002
97Civilization IVPC2005
85Romance of the Three Kingdoms VIIIPS2/PC2004
711Halo 3X360/PC2007
610The Last of UsPS3/PS42013
59Grand Theft Auto VPS3/PS4/PC2013
44Pokémon Gold/Silver/CrystalGB2001
33Final Fantasy IXPS1/PS4/PC2001
22Final Fantasy VIIIPS1/PC1999
11Final Fantasy XPS2/PS3/PS4/PC2002


Sorry I'm late. Here's my list.

GamePublisherYearPlace
Chrono Trigger (SNES)Square Enix19951
Age of Empires 2 (PC)Microsoft19992
Fallout: New Vegas (PC)Bethesda20103
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)Nintendo20174
Pokemon HeartGold (DS)Nintendo20095
Pokemon Red/Blue (Game Boy)Nintendo19966
Doom (PC)Id Software19937
Civilization IV (PC)2K Games20058
Metal Gear Solid 3 (PS2)Konami20049
Kirby: Planet Robobot (3DS)Nintendo201610
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS)Nintendo199811
Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)Nintendo201412
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (3DS)Square Enix201413
Super Mario 64 (N64)Nintendo199614
Super Smash Bros Ultimate (NS)Nintendo201815
Mother 3 (GBA)Nintendo200616
Hearts of Iron 4 (PC)Paradox201617
Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)Konami200318
Doom 2016 (PC)Bethesda201619
Mega Man X (SNES)Capcom199320
Resident Evil 4 (GC)Capcom200521
Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)Nintendo201322
The Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds (3DS)Nintendo201323
Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)Nintendo201224
Advance Wars: Dual Strike (DS)Nintendo200525
Final Fantasy IV (SNES)Square Enix199126
Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)Nintendo200427
Hyrule Warriors (Wii U)Nintendo201428
Bayonetta 2 (Wii U)Nintendo201429
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)Atlus201330
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)Nintendo199131
The World Ends With You (DS)Square Enix200732
Batman: Arkham City (Wii U)Warner Bros201133
Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS)Nintendo201234
Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)Nintendo200935
Metal Gear Solid 2 (PS2)Konami200136
Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor (DS/3DS)Atlus200937
Europa Universalis IV (PC)Paradox201338
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)Nintendo200339
Team Fortress 2 (PC)Valve200740
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)Nintendo201341
Kingdom Hearts (PS2)Square Enix200242
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GC/Wii)Nintendo200643
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC)Bethesda201144
Metroid Fusion (GBA)Nintendo200245
Final Fantasy Tactics: Advance (GBA)Square Enix200346
FTL: Faster Than Light (PC)Indie201247
Pokemon Snap (N64)Nintendo199948
Pokemon Trading Card Game (GBC)Nintendo199849
Undertale (PC)Indie201550


Love and tolerate.

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NintendoPaper Mario The Thousand Year Door10GameCube1
WB InteractiveBatman: Arkham City10Wii U2
Dangen EntertainmentBug Fable10Switch3
SEGAWarhammer: Total War9.8PC4
MicrosoftHalo 29.8PC5
NintendoHyrule Warriors9.8Switch6
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword9.8Wii7
Matt Makes GamesCeleste9.7Switch8
UbisoftMario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle9.6Switch9
NintendoStar Fox 649.6N6410
WB InteractiveMiddle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor9.5PC11
Private DivisionThe Outer Worlds9.5PC12
NintendoMario Kart 8 Delux9.5Switch13
Yacht Club GamesShovel Knight9.5Wii U14
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild9.4Switch15
NintendoAnimal Crossing New Horizons9.3Switch16
WB InteractiveLego City Undercover9.3Switch17
NintendoXenoblade Chronicles 29.3Switch18
WB InteractiveBatman: Arkham Asylum9.3PC19
NintendoSuper Mario World9.2SNES20
NintendoSuper Mario 649.2N6421
NintendoDonkey Kong Country 29.2SNES22
Square EnixDragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age S9.2Switch23
Paper Castles GamesUnderhero9.2Switch24
ValvePortal 29.2PC25
ValvePortal 19.2PC26
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap9.23DS27
UbisoftAssassin's Creed IV: Black Flag9.1Wii U28
SEGABayonetta9.1Wii U29
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD9.1Wii U30
2K GamesCivilization V9.1PC31
UbisoftAssassin's Creed Origin9.1PC32
SEGABayonetta 29.1Wii U33
NintendoMetroid Fushion9.13DS34
NintendoPaper Mario9N6435
Activision BlizzardOverwatch9PC36
THQ NordicDarksiders Genesis (PC)9PC37
NintendoPaper Mario: The Oragami King9Switch38
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (NS)9Switch39
NintendoLuigi's Mansion: Dark Moon93DS40
NintendoThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess9Wii41
WayforwardShantae: Half-Genie9Switch42
SEGATotal War: Warhammer II8.9PC43
NintendoSuper Smash Bros. Ultimate8.9Switch44
ChucklefishStardew Valley8.9PC/Switch45
NintendoAnimal Crossing New Leaf8.93DS46
NintendoMario & Luigi: Dream Team8.93DS47
NCSoftGuild Wars 28.9PC48
NintendoFire Emblem: Three Houses8.8Switch49
WB InteractiveMiddle-Earth: Shadow of War8.8PC50


RANKGAMEPLATFORMYEAR
50Elite Beat AgentsNintendo DS2006
49Rhythm Heaven FeverWii2012
48Golf StoryNintendo Switch2017
47The Legend of Zelda: Majora's MaskNintendo 642000
46The Legend of Zelda: Skyward SwordWii2011
45Luigi's MansionNintendo GameCube2001
44Persona 5PlayStation 42017
43Pokémon Sun/MoonNintendo 3DS2016
42SimCity 4PC2003
41Goemon's Great AdventureNintendo 641999
40Super Paper MarioWii2007
39PortalXbox 3602007
38Wii Sports ResortWii2009
37Mother 3Game Boy Advance2006
36PikminNintendo GameCube2001
35Blast CorpsNintendo 641997
34Banjo-KazooieNintendo 641998
33Fire Emblem: Three HousesNintendo Switch2019
32Animal Crossing: New LeafNintendo 3DS2013
31Super Smash Bros. 4Wii U2014
30Pikmin 3Wii U2013
29Super Monkey Ball 2Nintendo GameCube2002
28FTL: Faster Than LightPC2012
27Pokémon X/YNintendo 3DS2013
26UndertalePC2015
25Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyNintendo DS2009
24Super Mario Bros. 3NES1990
23The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DS2013
22Civilization 4PC2005
21Super Smash Bros. UltimateNintendo Switch2018
20Animal CrossingNintendo GameCube2002
19Stardew ValleyPC2016
18Pokémon Black/WhiteNintendo DS2011
17The Legend of Zelda: Wind WakerNintendo GameCube2003
16Animal Crossing: New HorizonsNintendo Switch2020
15MinecraftPC2009
14TerrariaPC2011
13Mario Kart 8Wii U2014
12Super Mario WorldSNES1991
11Super Mario 3D WorldWii U2013
10Paper Mario: The Thousand Year DoorNintendo GameCube2004
9Super Mario SunshineNintendo GameCube2002
8SplatoonWii U2015
7Super Mario GalaxyWii2007
6Splatoon 2Nintendo Switch2017
5Super Mario Galaxy 2Wii2010
4Banjo-TooieNintendo 642000
3Super Mario 64Nintendo 641996
2The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo Switch2017
1Super Mario OdysseyNintendo Switch2017



I tried to make a list with games from all platforms I could play so far. Switch games doesn't have enough time to "mature" with me yet, in many years I'm sure there will be more Switch games on the list

50Ring Fit AdventureNintendo Switch
49Dance Dance Revolution EXTREMEPlaystation 2
48Metal Slug XPlaystation 1
47Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreenGame Boy Advance
46Dragon Quest XINintendo Switch
45The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsNintendo 3DS
44Yo-kai Watch 2Nintendo 3DS
43Civilization VIPC
42Resident Evil 2Playstation 2
41Ratchet & ClankPlaystation 2
40Devil May Cry 3Playstation 2
39Pokemon StadiumNintendo 64
38Final Fantasy VIIPlaystation 1
37Pokemon EmeraldGame Boy Advance
36Kingdom Hearts 2Playstation 2
35Crash Bandicoot 3: WrappedPlaystation 1
34Crash Team RacingPlaystation 1
33Super Mario WorldSuper Nintendo
32Splatoon 2Nintendo Switch
31Life is StragePC
30The Sims 3PC
29Resident Evil 4Playstation 2
28Final Fantasy XIIPlaystation 2
27Dragon Quest VIIIPlaystation 2
26Jak and DaxterPlaystation 2
25The Legend of Zelda: The Oracle of Ages/SeasonsGame Boy Advance
24Chrono CrossPlaystation 1
23Pokemon PlatinumNintendo DS
22The Legend of Zelda: The Minish CapGame Boy Advance
21Donkey Kong 2Super Nintendo
20Fire Emblem: Three HousesNintendo Switch
19Super Mario OdysseyNintendo Switch
18Resident Evil Code VeronicaPlaystation 2
17Kingdom HeartsPlaystation 2
16The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeNintendo 64
15Super Mario 64Nintendo 64
14Final Fantasy IXPlaystation 1
13Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilverNintendo DS
12Final Fantasy VISuper Nintendo
11Fire Emblem AwakeningNintendo 3DS
10Animal Crossing: New HorizonsNintendo Switch
9Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes BackPlaystation 1
8Final Fantasy TacticsPlaystation 1
7The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the PastSuper Nintendo
6Final Fantasy XPlaystation 2
5God of WarPlaystation 2
4Chrono TriggerSuper Nintendo
3Hollow KnightPC
2The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The WildNintendo Switch
1Super Mario World: Yoshi's IslandSuper Nintendo

The top 10

10) Animal Crossing: New Horizons

I'm starting with the game that keep my mental sanity in check during this pandemic and was for above 3 months my only source of social interaction with humans besides my coworkers. I can understand the arguments about it from long AC fans, but I was a newcomer and as a newcomer this game is everything I always wanted, no everything I always NEED IT, and never get it. During my 700 hours of joy playing it, I can assume I will never have the same experience again, and I'm happy cause... you know, I don't to live in another lockdown. New Horizons will be down for my life as a unique experience, in a place where I could my escape from the sad reality. It is not something I hope to need again, but I thank you every day for the fact that when I needed it, my island and my digital friends were there to give me good morning and put me in a better moody.

9) Crash Bandicoot 2 

Arguably the best Crash, with better controls than the first and with a challenging but not unfair difficulty level design. This must be the game that I spend most of my childhood beating it again and again and constantly failing to get it 100%, it's fairly difficult to a kid with only 7 or 8 years old. In past I used to like the 3 better because it has a more creative scenarios, more beautiful assets and more gameplay options, but I see now the gameplay options make the gameplay easier. Besides, from Bandicoot 2 comes the inspiration for many iconic scenarios used on Crash Team Racing, and many iconic characters and mechanics were introduced as well, thus this wins for me =) 

8) Final Fantasy Tactics

This is the best FF and you CAN'T change my mind. The fact SRPGs didn't become the most popular RPG sub-genre to date still beyond me. This game brings in an overwhelming system with growth possibilities, characters classes, tree abilities and an almost free-to-choose party. It was the first game that made me realize how chained I was all my life when playing RPGs. This one really made my 9 years old self using their brain while playing instead of relying on cheap grinding like crazy as 99% RPGs made me do. The world of Ivalice is so iconic that come back again for FF XII, something that almost NEVER happens with FF series. I never given up it will get a sequel someday, I'm ready for the revolution when the day comes. 

7) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to The Past

The third best SNES game and the best Zelda game for over 20 years. This game is just so majestic. The dungeons design, the semi-open world perspective that give you explore until you finally find what you need to. I've actually played the GBA version, as I never had a SNES myself and used a borrowed one but never played this one there. As a kid I remember I usually get lost without knowing what to do, by that time I couldn't read English and this fame took me life forever until I finally beat it. It was also kinda challenging. I must have learned about Zelda thanks to Ocarina of Time, but turns out that 2D Zelda was the Zelda I've played the most during my GBA and DS years, and this is 100% thanks to A Link to The Past. 

6) Final Fantasy X

Ok, if Tactics is the best FF then why the hell X is in 7? Easy, because I'm so much biased towards this story that I couldn't stand not placing it on top 10 x_x, regardless the gameplay was the best from classic FF mechanics, born with over 15 years of refining the system. Changing the party while fighting was an absolute dream coming true even if turns the game pretty easy once you get into all battle details. I just love everything about the cinematic experience of this game, being one of my first FF 2 games is where I felt games could be like movies and FF X being the first time I've experienced that game such a mind-blowing experience that I can't forget. The cut-scenes are masterpieces, as is the OSTs, the screenplay and the character interactions. The game was so good that got a shit sequel, it doesn't happen often with FF showing how much well received this masterpiece was!

5) God of War

The best PS2 game, period. People must not remember how clusterfuck cameras, controls and sounds could be during PS2 era when devs weren't as skilled making 3D gameplay as they become in the upcoming generations. And then comes GoW that technically put all their competitors to shame and made even people who dislike over-violent action adventure western games like me on its knees before its greatness. Everything is here, cinematic experience, great and clean gameplay, technically flawless, great mythology and universe. I can't remember a single bad thing to talk about this one, it was just a once-in-life experience that I'm sure I will never enjoy again unless I spend one generation suffering from bad controls and action to be presented with a gift from the God of War that solve all my concerns.

4) Chrono Trigger

Following the list of SNES masterpieces that I didn't played on SNES (this one I've played on DS) CT has the best written story I can recall from video games. I was already a fan of Chrono Cross, even though I find the story confusing and the gameplay counterintuitive, I had no issues with CT it's an awesome game in all senses of the words. The world building is great, the OST is great, the character design is great. The gameplay follows a classic RPG formula, but here it's fairly well balanced. The characters have all great back stories and side quests and the concept of time travelling is the best I've seen in any media. I've played again in 2018 and the game only grew on me, a testimony of their lasting appeal and brilliance. 

3) Hollow Knight

How this game was developed by only 3 people is a mystery. I think this is one of the rare cases that you know you played a masterpiece right in the moment you finish it. Hollow Knight made me reflect everything that is wrong with mainstream game producing, if 3 people can make this monumental artwork with over 60 hours to beat it 100% then why companies with AAA budgets can't? The OST alone is one of the best music works I listen EVER, for a metroidvania who has a VERY intense and challenging level design is incredible how many times I stopped myself only to observe their work, their paintings, their music, something that even the games with millionaire budgets doesn't make me do often. It's incredible how alive it feels, and at the same time dying. The lore is so sparingly constructed, and the secondary characters that you may end up by accident even knowing about work like real veins carved in marble, you may not notice, but when you notice you realize the grandeur of what is before you. Hollow Knight is a rare gem, a game that is there to be appreciated, rather than just played. 

2) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild

The best Switch game is a true inspiration of perfection and care. I can't explain how satisfying was to climb a mountain and then... jump it. I felt so free, so unrestrained. BOTW put me in a situation where I don't know if I will ever enjoy adventure games anymore without feeling a void in my heart that something is missing. This game has such a relaxing music, so atmospheric I feel like dreaming. It furthers proving how a beautiful art-style beats high quality detailed assets every day. In rest BOTW for me was 150 hours of a game that I legit feel sad when finished because I wasn't ready to leave Hyrule just yet.

1) Super Mario World: Yoshi's Island

And the best SNES game as well the best Nintendo game is... yes, Yoshi's Island. Our cute friend who is helping the Baby Mario to stay safe while suffer himself in the hands of so many monsters and hazards. Yoshi's Island has all elements of Nintendo's games greatness, from the quirk beautiful art to the awesome OST, who can't recognize Flower Garden? The game is VERY hard, like a true challange and have a curious gameplay with obstacles to be overcome that are nothing like the classic mario which gives our green dinosaur its own identity far beyond the title that suggests that this is a mere Mario spin off. All about this game is hilarious, but at the same time invoke a sense of urgency and daring, it's a weird combination but works flawlessly. I can't remember platforms using much of Yoshi's gameplay moves, which is not a good thing, but quite make this game even more unique. Playing it again on virtual console I realized how special this one was, and thus I'm putting here as my favorite game of all time.



My list

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 Breath of Fire 3 PS1 Capcom 1997 -3
#49 Suikoden 3 PS2 Konami 2002 -3
#48 Xenogears PS1 SquareSoft 1998 -3
#47 Final Fantasy 6 SNES SquareSoft 1994 -3
#46 Pokemon Crystal GB Game Freak 2000 -3
#45 Final Fantasy X-2 PS2 SquareSoft 2003 -3
#44 Diablo 2 PC Blizzard 2000 +3
#43 GTA: Vice City PS2 Rockstar 2002 -2
#42 Kingdom Hearts PS2 SquareSoft 2002 -2
#41 Xenosaga: Episode 1 PS2 Monolith 2002 -2
#40 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors NDS Chunsoft 2009 -2
#39 Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep PSP Square Enix 2010 -2
#38 Ghost of Tsushima PS4 Sucker Punch 2020 New!
#37 Suikoden PS1 Konami 1995 -1
#36 Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII PS3 Square Enix 2013 -1
#35 Valkyria Chronicles PS3 Sega 2008 -1
#34 Capcom vs SNK 2 PS1 Capcom 2001 -1
#33 Resident Evil 5 PS3 Capcom 2009 -1
#32 Final Fantasy X PS2 SquareSoft 2001 -1
#31 Devil May Cry PS2 Capcom 2001 -1
#30 Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward NDS Spike Chunsoft 2012 -1
#29 Megaman X4 PS1 Capcom 1997 -1
#28 Yakuza 0 PS4 Sega 2015 -1
#27 Resident Evil 2 PS1 Capcom 1998 -1
#26 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PS1 Konami 1997 -1
#25 Chrono Cross SNES SquareSoft 1999 -1
#24 Mario 64 N64 Nintendo 1996 -1
#23 Secret of Mana SNES SquareSoft 1993 -1
#22 Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64 Nintendo 1998 -1
#21 Zelda: Link’s Awakening GB Nintendo 1993 -1
#20 Final Fantasy 9 PS1 SquareSoft 2000 -1
#19 Final Fantasy Tactics PS1 SquareSoft 1997 -1
#18 Suikoden 5 PS2 Konami 2006 -1
#17 Zelda: Majora’s Mask N64 Nintendo 2000 -1
#16 Persona 4 PS2 Atlus 2008 -1
#15 Persona 3 PS2 Atlus 2006 -1
#14 Xenosaga: Episode 3 PS2 Namco 2006 -1
#13 Kingdom Hearts 2 PS2 SquareEnix 2005 -1
#12 Final Fantasy 7 Remake PS4 SquareEnix 2020 New!
#11 Shadow Hearts PS2 Aruze 2001 0
#10 Metal Gear Solid 3 PS2 Konami 2004 0
#9 Final Fantasy 7 PS1 SquareSoft 1997 0
#8 Persona 5 PS4 Atlus 2016 0
#7 Nier: Automata PS4 Square Enix 2017 0
#6 Metal Gear Solid PS1 Konami 1998 0
#5 Shadow Hearts 2 PS2 Aruze 2004 0
#4 Final Fantasy 8 PS1 SquareSoft 1999 0
#3 Resident Evil 4 PS2 Capcom 2005 0
#2 Chrono Trigger SNES SquareSoft 1995 0
#1 Suikoden 2 PS1 Konami 1999 0

Two new games added. Ghost of Tsushima and Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Though I'm not finished with the latter, but I'll place it there for now.

Last edited by Hiku - on 17 January 2021