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Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year*
#50 Wii Sports Resort Wii Nintendo 2009
#49 Castlevania II: Simon's Quest NES Konami 1987
#48 Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis Sega 1991
#47 Shadowgate NES ICOM Sim. 1987
#46 Warlords Atari 2600 Atari 1981
#45 Star Wars: X-Wing PC LucasArts 1993
#44 Castlevania 3: Dracula's Curse NES Konami 1989
#43 GoldenEye 007 N64 Rare 1997
#42 Baseball Stars NES SNK 1989
#41 The Curse of Monkey Island PC LucasArts 1997
#40 Golf Story Switch Sidebar Games 2017
#39 Blaster Master NES Sunsoft 1988
#38 What Remains of Edith Finch XB1 Annapurna 2017
#37 Super Mario Odyssey Switch Nintendo 2017
#36 Civilization VI PC Firaxis Games 2016
#35 Star Wars: TIE Fighter PC LucasArts 1994
#34 Oxenfree PC Night School Studio 2016
#33 Rollercoaster Tycoon PC MicroProse 1999
#32 NHL '94 Genesis EA Sports 1993
#31 SimCity 2000 PC Maxis 1993
#30 The Outer Worlds XB1 Obsidian 2019
#29 Super Mario Bros 3 NES Nintendo 1990
#28 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order XSX Respawn 2019
#27 Mike Tyson's Punch Out NES Nintendo 1987
#26 Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar NES FCI/Pony Canyon 1990
#25 Deus Ex PC Ion Storm 2000
#24 Tetris Effect: Connected XSX Enhance Games 2020
#23 Tecmo Super Bowl NES Tecmo 1991
#22 Ori and the Blind Forest PC Moon Studios 2015
#21 The Legend of Zelda NES Nintendo 1987
#20 SimCity 4 PC Maxis 2003
#19 Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker GC Nintendo 2003
#18 Civilization III PC Firaxis Games 2001
#17 Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii Nintendo 2006
#16 Ori and the Will of the Wisps XSX Moon Studios 2020
#15 Half-Life PC Valve 1998
#14 Metroid Dread Switch Nintendo 2021
#13 SteamWorld Dig 2 Switch Image & Form 2017
#12 Super Metroid SNES Nintendo 1994
#11 Super Mario Galaxy Wii Nintendo 2007
#10 Portal PC Valve 2007
#9 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES Nintendo 1992
#8 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii Nintendo 2010
#7 Hades Switch Supergiant Games 2020
#6 Nier: Automata XB1 PlatinumGames 2017
#5 Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch Nintendo 2017
#4 Half-Life 2 PC Valve 2004
#3 Hollow Knight Switch Team Cherry 2017
#2 Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time N64 Nintendo 1998
#1 Portal 2 PC Valve 2011

* - USA release date

Last edited by kenjab - on 31 December 2021

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Rank Title Platform(s) Year
#50 Tetris Gameboy 1989
#49 Battlefield 4 PS4 2013
#48 Quest 64 Nintendo 64 1998
#47 Folklore PS3 2003
#46 The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III Xbox Series X 2015
#45 Pokemon X 3DS 2013
#44 Super Street Fighter II Super NES 1994
#43 Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Xbox Series X 2018
#42 The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim PS3, Xbox One X 2011, 2016
#41 Ninja Gaiden NES 1988
#40 Warhammer: Chaosbane Xbox Series X 2019
#39 Dragon Ball Z:Sagas GameCube 2005
#38 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 1990
#37 Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance  Xbox 2002
#36 Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom PS3 2006
#35 Luigi's Mansion GameCube 2001
#34 Brutal Legend PS3 2009
#33 Super Mario World Super NES 1990
#32 Rocket League PS4 2015
#31 Max Payne Xbox 2001
#30 Double Dragon NES 1988
#29 Devil Dice PS1 1998
#28 Final Fantasy XV Xbox One X 2016
#27 Mario Cart 64 Nintendo 64 1997
#26 Halo 3 Xbox 360 2007
#25 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super NES 1992
#24 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Xbox 360 2006
#23 Halo 2 Xbox 2004
#22 Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 1996
#21 The Legend of Zelda NES 1986
#20 Borderlands 3 Xbox Series X 2020
#19 Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link NES 1988
#18 Player Unknown's Battlegrounds Xbox One X 2017
#17 Halo: Combat Evolved Xbox, Xbox One X, Xbox Series X 2001,2014
#16 Borderlands 2 PS3 2012
#15 Sacred 2: Fallen Angel PS3 2012
#14 Fallout 4 Xbox One X 2015
#13 Yakuza: Like a Dragon Xbox Series X 2020
#12 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 2017
#11 Champions: Return to Arms PS2 2005
#10 Champions of Norrath PS2 2004
#9 Borderlands Xbox 360,PS3, Xbox One X, Series X 2009, 2019
#8 Silent Hill PS1 1999
#7 Shadow Man Dreamcast 1999
#6 No Man's Sky PS4 2016
#5 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II PS2, Xbox 2004
#4 Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance PS2, Gamecube 2001
#3 Minecraft PS4, Xbox Series X 2011
#2 Diablo III PS3, PS4, Xbox One X, Series X 2013
#1 The Elder Scrolls Online PS4, Xbox One X 2015

Four new games entered my top 50 this year:

Yakuza Like a Dragon in 13th

Borderlands 3 in 20th

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr in 43rd

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing III in 46th

Also added more platforms to a few games that I replayed this year.

Last year I was able to post one a day for the countdown, but this year will be more hectic for me so I decided to post them all.  

Last edited by DroidKnight - on 20 November 2021

...to avoid getting banned for inactivity, I may have to resort to comments that are of a lower overall quality and or beneath my moral standards.

Rank Game Year System Developer
50 Dawn of War 1 + expansions 2004 PC Relic Entertainment
49 Splatoon 2 2017 NS Nintendo
48 The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time 2003 GC Nintendo
47 Far Cry 3 2012 PC Ubisoft
46 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast 2002 PC LucasArts
45 Sonic Colours 2010 Wii Sega
44 The Legend of Zelda A Link Between Worlds 2013 3DS Nintendo
43 Star Wars Battlefront 2 (original) 2005 PC LucasArts
42 Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare 1 2007 PC Infinity Ward
41 Metal Gear Rising Revengeance 2013 PC Platinum Games
40 Pokemon Trading Card Game 2000 GB Hudson Soft
39 Zoo Tycoon+ expansions 2001 PC Blue Fang Games
38 Star Wars Battlefront (original) 2004 PC LucasArts
37 Kirby and The Amazing Mirror 2004 GBA Nintendo
36 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas PC
35 Portal 2 PC
34 Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Bue/Red Team GBA
33 Pokemon X/Y 3DS
32 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe NS
31 Wii Sports Wii
30 Megaman Zero 1 GBA
29 Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald GBA
28 Doom 2016 PC
27 Serious Sam The First Encounter PC
26 Pokemon FirRed/Leafgreen GBA
25 Might and Magic Clash of Heroes DS
24 Sonic Adventure DX Director's Cut PC
23 Fire Emblem Blazing Sword GBA
22 Fallout 3 PC
21 Unreal Tournament 2004 PC
20 Super Smash Brothers Ultimate NS
19 Tetris GB
18 Danganrompa. Trigger Happy Havoc PC
17 Danganrompa 2 Goodbye Despair PC
16 Age of Mythology + Titans expansion PC
15 Sonic Rush DS
14 Chrono Trigger DS
13 Megaman Zero 3 GBA
12 Serious Sam The Second Encounter PC
11 Fire Emblem The Sacred Stones GBA
10 Fire Emblem Awakenig 3DS
9 The Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker GC
8 Grand Theft Auto Vice City PC
7 Shadow of the Colossus PS2
6 Katawa Shoujo PC
5 Megaman Zero 4 GBA
4 The Elder Scrolls Skyrim PC
3 Age of Empires II + The Conquerors Expansion PC
2 Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal GB
1 Pokemon Black/White DS
Last edited by Darwinianevolution - on 30 December 2021

You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
#50 World of Warcraft PC Blizzard Entertainment 2004 0
#49 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of stuff PS4 Square Enix 2017 NEW
#48 Super Mario RPG SNES Square 1996 NEW
#47 Super Mario Bros 3 Nintendo   Nintendo 1988 +2
#46 Star Fox 64  Nintendo 64  Nintendo 1997 +1
#45 Mega Man X SNES Capcom 1993 +1
#44 Fire Emblem: Awakening Nintendo 3DS Nintendo  2012 -1
#43 Super Mario Galaxy  Wii Nintendo 2007 -6
#42 Shovel Knight: Teasure trove PS4 Yacht Club Games 2014 0
#41 Pokemon X/Y Nintendo 3DS Game Freak 2013 NEW
#40 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PS3 Bethesda 2011 +1
#39 Breath of Fire IV PS1 Capcom 2000 0
#38 Pokemon Gold/Silver Game Boy Color  Game Freak 2000 -15
#37 Ys8: Lacrimosa of Dana PS4 Nihon Falcom 2016 +1
#36 Seiken Dentetsu 3(Secret of Mana2) SNES Square 1995 +4
#35 Super Metroid SNES Nintendo 1994 -2
#34 Super Mario World  SNES Nintendo 1991 +2
#33 Final Fantasy Tactics PS1 Square 1997 +2
#32 Donkey Kong Country 3 SNES
#31 Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES
#30 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the stuff PS3
#29 Castlevania: Lords of Shadows PS3
#28 Final Fantasy IX PS1
#27 Dark Souls 3 PS4
#26 Dragon Quest VI: Realms of stuff snes
#25 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of stuff PS2
#24 Final Fantasy 7: Remake part 1 PS4
#23 Uncharted 4 PS4
#22 Suikoden 3 PS2
#21 Horizon Zero Dawn  PS4
#20 Breath fo Fire 2 SNES
#19 Mario Kart 8/Deluxe N Switch
#18 God of War 4 PS4
#17 Witcher 3: Wild Hunt PS4
#16 TLO Zelda: A link to the past SNES
#15 Castlevania Symphony of the Night PS1
#14 The Last of Us PS3
#13 Uncharted 2 PS3
#12 Suikoden 5 PS2
#11 Ogre Battle 64  Nintendo 64
#10 Hollow Knight  PS4
#9 TLO Zelda: Ocarina of time Nintendo 64
#8 Final Fantasy 7 PS1
#7 Bloodborne PS4
#6 Final Fantasy 12/Zodiac Age PS2
#5 Nier Automata PS4
#4 Monster Hunter World/Iceborne PS4
#3 Final Fantasy 6 SNES
#2 Suikoden 2 PS1
#1 Chrono Trigger SNES

Honorary Mentions - Last year I put like 50 games as HM because to be honest the last 10 spots of the top50 are the hardest for me, theres a lot of good candidates and this year I was feeling strongly about the ones I have, so this year im gonna keep the HM list short. 

  • Megaman X2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • SMW2: Yoshi’s Island
  • Dead Space
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake
Last edited by Jpcc86 - on 21 December 2021

Rank Title Platform(s) Year
#50 XCOM 2 PS4 2016
#49 Wipeout HD PS3/PS4 2008
#48 Sly Cooper PS3 2002
#47 The Outer Worlds XBO 2019
#46 Batman Arkham Knight PS4 2015
#45 Borderlands 2 PS4/PC 2012
#44 Tomb Raider (2013) PS3/PS4/PC/XBO 2013
#43 The Sims 4 PC/PS4 2014
#42 Dragon Age Origins X360 2009
#41 Civilization VI PC/Switch 2016
#40 Forza Horizon 3 PC 2016
#39 Grand Theft Auto 5 PC/PS3/PS4 2013
#38 Far Cry 5 PC 2018
#37 Rocket League PC/PS4 2015
#36 Terraria PC/PS4/PS3/Vita 2011
#35 Minecraft PC/PS4 2011
#34 Zelda BOTW Switch 2017
#33 Mass Effect Andromeda PS4 2017
#32 Crash Bandicoot 4 XSX 2020
#31 Mario Party 6 Gamecube 2004
#30 Spyro 2 PS1/PS4/XBO 1999
#29 Fallout 3 PC/X360 2008
#28 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
#27 Spider-Man PS4 2018
#26 Mario Kart Wii Wii 2008
#25 Dragon Age Inquisition PS4 2014
#24 Rayman Origins Vita/PS3/PC 2011
#23 Mario Party Superstars Switch 2021
#22 Witcher 3 PS4 2015
#21 Stardew Valley PS4/PC 2016
#20 Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 2017
#19 Fallout 4 PS4/XBO 2015
#18 Super Mario 64 N64 1996
#17 Ratchet & Clank 2 PS2/PS3/Vita 2003
#16 Skyrim PC/Switch 2011
#15 Jak & Daxter PS2/PS3 2001
#14 Ocarina of Time 3DS 1998
#13 Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch 2020
#12 Rayman Legends Vita/PS4 2013
#11 Ratchet & Clank (2016) PS4 2016
#10 Persona 4 Vita 2008
#9 God of War (2018) PS4 2018
#8 Crash Bandicoot 3 PS1 1998
#7 Spyro the Dragon PS1 1998
#6 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 2017
#5 Crash Bandicoot 2 PS1 1997
#4 Mario Kart 8 WiiU/Switch 2014
#3 Persona 5 PS4 2016
#2 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow GB 1996
#1 Crash Team Racing PS1/PS4/XBO 1999

Last edited by Zippy6 - on 30 December 2021

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Rank Game Year System Developer YOY
50 Mario Kart: Double Dash!! 2003 GCN
49 Super Mario Odyssey 2017 NS
48 The Legend of Zelda 1987 NES
47 Devil May Cry 2001 PS2
46 Metroid Dread 2021 NS
45 Portal 2 2011 X360
44 Shadow of the Colossus 2005 PS2
43 Beyond Good & Evil 2003 GCN
42 Super Mario 3D World 2013 WiiU
41 Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008 Wii
40 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker 2003 GCN
39 Halo 2 2004 Xbox
38 GoldenEye 007 1997 N64
37 Final Fantasy VII 1997 PS1
36 Banjo-Tooie 2000 N64
35 Demon’s Souls 2009 PS3
34 Metroid: Zero Mission 2004 GBA
33 Metal Gear Solid 1998 PS1
32 The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind 2002 Xbox
31 Super Street Fighter II 1994 SNES
30 Super Mario Galaxy 2007 Wii
29 Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence 2006 PS2
28 Psychonauts 2005 Xbox
27 Tomb Raider 1996 PS1
26 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 2013 3DS
25 Ori and the Will of the Wisps 2020 XOne
24 Perfect Dark 2000 N64
23 The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 2000 N64
22 SoulCalibur 1999 DC
21 Ico 2001 PS2
20 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 1998 N64
19 BioShock 2007 X360
18 Super Mario Galaxy 2 2010 Wii
17 Chrono Trigger 1995 SNES
16 Metroid Prime 2002 GCN
15 Banjo-Kazooie 1998 N64
14 Super Mario World 1991 SNES
13 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 NS
12 StarCraft 1998 PC
11 Super Metroid 1994 SNES
10 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 1992 SNES
9 Super Mario Bros. 3 1990 NES
8 Xenoblade Chronicles 2012 Wii
7 Half-Life 2 2005 Xbox
6 Super Mario 64 1996 N64
5 Final Fantasy VI 1994 SNES
4 Resident Evil 4 2005 GCN
3 Halo: Combat Evolved 2001 Xbox
2 Deus Ex 2000 PC
1 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2017 NS
Last edited by Veknoid_Outcast - on 01 January 2022

~ S.Peelman's Top 50 Best Video Games of All Times 2020: ~

Another year, another top 50 list. These are S.Peelman's most favorite games of all-time. Games can be on this list simply because they are excellent and made an impression on me due to quality, but they can also be here because they gave me countless hours of fun, or had a deeper impact on myself as a person or as a gamer. The very best games did all of those things, and that is worth a lot.

When a game spans multiple consoles, only those on which I played the game are mentioned, alongside the system a game originally released on if I never played it there. The year of release is based on the PAL releases of the original game, which really only really makes a difference in a handful of older games. This year there are four (4) games that return (R) to the list, and five (5) newcomers (*). This means that nine (9) games are different compared to last year. Most of the rest of the list has been shuffled to suit my updated feelings about all these games.

# Title Genre Platform Year YoY Guessed by
50 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords Role-playing game PC 2005 R unguessed
49 Soccer Sports NES 1987 = Darashiva
48 Duck Hunt Lightgun shooter NES 1987 v1 Darashiva
47 RiMe Adventure SW 2017 * unguessed
46 Child of Light Role-playing game WiiU 2014 * Mnementh
45 Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (Crash Bandicoot: Warped) 3D platformer PS1 1998 R UnderwaterFunktown
44 Pokémon Blue Version Role-playing game GB 1999 = Zippy6
43 Virtua Tennis Sports DC 2000 R Zippy6
42 Star Wars Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire Rail shooter Mac, PS1 1995 ^4 coolbeans
41 Star Wars: Dark Forces First-person shooter Mac 1995 * coolbeans
40 Resident Evil: Revelations Survival horror 3DS 2012 R Mnementh
39 Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Real-time strategy PC 2001 ^3 unguessed
38 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Rhythm PS3 2007 = TruckOSaurus
37 Wolfenstein 3D First-person shooter Mac 1994 ^2 Mnementh
36 Super Metroid Action platformer SNES, WiiU 1994 v1 GoOnKid
35 SimTower Construction & Management Simulation Mac 1993 v5 kenjab
34 Medieval II: Total War Turn-based strategy PC 2006 * Farsala
33 Metroid Fusion Action platformer GBA, 3DS 2002 v2 Kakadu18
32 Rome: Total War Turn-based strategy PC 2004 ^4 Farsala
31 MotoCross Madness Racing PC 1998 v11 coolbeans
30 Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness Real-time strategy Mac 1996 * The_Liquid_Laser
29 SoulCalibur Fighting DC 1999 v1 GoOnKid
28 The Operative: No One Lives Forever First-person shooter PC 2000 ^4 Darashiva
27 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Adventure SNES, GBA 1992 ^2 The_Liquid_Laser
26 Super Mario Galaxy 3D platformer Wii 2007 ^1 drbunnig
25 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Third-person shooter PS3 2009 = Machina
24 Call of Duty First-person shooter PC 2003 ^2 coolbeans
23 Mega Man 2 Action platformer NES 1990 ^1 The_Liquid_Laser
22 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Adventure N64, GC, 3DS 2000 v1 The_Liquid_Laser
21 Astérix (Asterix: The Gallic War) Turn-based strategy PS1 1999 v6 Darashiva
20 GoldenEye 007 First-person shooter N64 1997 v1 drbunnig
19 Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast First-person shooter PC 2002 ^4 unguessed
18 SimCity 3000 Construction & Management Simulation PC 1999 ^4 unguessed
17 Prince of Persia Action platformer Mac, Mobile 1989 ^1 drbunnig
16 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Adventure GC, Wii, WiiU 2006 ^1 Link_Nines.XBC
15 Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64) Rail shooter N64, 3DS 1997 v1 TruckOSaurus
14 Kula World (Rollaway) Puzzle platformer PS1, PS3 1998 v2 drbunnig
13 Super Mario Bros. 3 2D platformer NES, SNES, GBA 1991 ^3 TruckOSaurus
12 MediEvil Adventure PS1, PS4 1998 ^1 Darashiva
11 Theme Hospital Construction & Management Simulation PC 1997 = drbunnig
10 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Adventure WiiU, SW 2017 = Platina
09 SimCity 4 Construction & Management Simulation PC 2003 = The_Liquid_Laser
08 Mario Kart 64 Racing N64 1997 = Darashiva
07 RollerCoaster Tycoon 2 Construction & Management Simulation PC 2002 v1 The_Liquid_Laser
06 Anno 1602 (1602 A.D.) Construction & Management Simulation PC 1998 ^1 The_Liquid_Laser
05 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Adventure GB/C, 3DS, SW 1993 = The_Liquid_Laser
04 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island 2D Platformer SNES, GBA, 3DS 1995 = drbunnig
03 Super Mario 64 3D Platformer N64, DS 1997 Vinther1991
02 Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Role-playing game PC, Mobile 2003 coolbeans
01 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Adventure N64, GC, 3DS 1998 Kakadu18

Honourable mentions:

Great games, but not enough to make it into the list. Some have in years past, but have since fallen out, some come in and out, and some have never been featured. Some honourable mentions of last year have made it into the main list this year or have disappeared entirely and there's some new ones.

  • Age of Empires
  • Age of Mythology
  • Anno 1404
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Crazy Taxi
  • Dynamite Cop
  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones
  • Game #14: Gunfighter
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
  • Missile Command
  • Professor Layton & Pandora's Box
  • SimCity 2000
  • Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
  • Star Wars Shadows of the Empire
  • Step-On-It
  • Super Mario 3D Land
  • Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Platform statistics:

Under here are some statistics like the amount of games from the main list by platform (counted by a game's original platform only) for each platform I own. The number of games in a "franchise" includes all games regardless of genre or sub-series.

Nintendo   Sony   Others   Decades  
Nintendo 4 Playstation 4 Philips Videopac G7000 0 1970s 0
Super Nintendo 3 Playstation 3 2 Atari 2600 0 1980s 2
Nintendo 64 6 Playstation 4 0 1990s 27
Gamecube 1 Playstation Vita 0 Windows PC 14 2000s 17
Wii 1 Mac OS 6 2010s 4
WiiU 1 SEGA   Franchises (3 games or more)
Switch 1 Mega Drive 0 Mobile 0 The Legend of Zelda 6
GameBoy/Color 2 Dreamcast 2 Star Wars 6
GameBoy Advance 1     Mario 5
DS 0 Sim 3
3DS 1      

List statistics:

Here are some statistics from the main list like most featured genre, or highest new game. "Median game" means this is the 'middle game' by age in the list; there's as much games newer as there are games older in the list.

  • Best Year: 1998; 6 titles.
  • Best Decade: '90s; 27 titles.
  • Median Game by Release Date:  The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Nintendo 64/GameCube/Nintendo 3DS, 11 December 1998, #1

  • Most Featured Genre: Adventure; 8 titles.
  • Most Represented Platform: Windows PC; 14 titles (inc. Mac 20 titles). Nintendo 64; 6 titles.
  • Most Represented Generation: 5th; Nintendo 64+PlayStation+GameBoy/Color and Windows PC+Mac (of equivalent era); 17 titles.
  • Number of Genres in List: 18 genres.
  • Number of Franchises in List: 32 franchises.

  • Most Featured Publisher: Nintendo (including subsidiaries); 18 titles.
  • Most Featured Franchise: The Legend of Zelda; 6 titles, Star Wars; 6 titles.
  • Most Featured Game-(sub-)series: The Legend of Zelda; 6 titles.

  • Oldest Game: Soccer, Nintendo NES, 1987, #49
  • Newest Game: RiMe, Nintendo Switch, 2017, #47
  • Number of new or returning games: 9 titles.
  • Highest Newcomer: Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness, Macintosh, 1996, #30
  • Highest Re-Entry: Resident Evil: Revelations, Nintendo 3DS, 2012, #40

  • Unchanged compared to last year: 13 titles
  • Largest climb compared to last year: +4 places; Multiple (4) titles.
  • Largest drop compared to last year: -11 places; MotoCross Madness, Windows PC, 1998, #31
  • Highest placed dropped game from last year: Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire, Nintendo 64, 1997, #33 (2020)

    Correct guesses:

    Here will be a ranking of people's correct guesses in the Discussion Thread, and number of games that went unguessed. These will be added up each time someone correctly guesses a next entry in the list.

    The_Liquid_Laser 8
    Darashiva 6
    drbunnig 6
    coolbeans 5
    Mnementh 3
    TruckOSaurus 3
    Zippy6 2
    Farsala 2
    GoOnKid 2
    Kakadu18 2
    UnderwaterFunktown 1
    kenjab 1
    Machina 1
    Link_Nines.XBC 1
    Platina 1
    Vinther1991 1
    Unguessed 5
    Last edited by S.Peelman - on 02 January 2022

    Rank Title Platform Developer Year
    #50 No More Heroes Wii Grasshopper Manufacture 2007
    #49 Xenogears  PlayStation Square 1998
    #48 Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch Nintendo EPD 2017
    #47 Shovel Knight Wii U  Yacht Club Games  2014
    #46 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Super Nintendo  Nintendo EAD  1991
    #45 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Xbox 360  PlatinumGames 2013
    #44 Pikmin  Nintendo GameCube Nintendo EAD 2001
    #43 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare  Xbox 360  Infinity Ward 2007
    #42 Final Fantasy VII  PlayStation 2 Square 1997
    #41 Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Wii Retro Studios 2007
    #40 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii  Nintendo EAD  2011
    #39 Gears of War  Xbox 360  Epic Games 2006
    #38 Xenoblade Chronicles Wii  Monolith Soft  2010
    #37 Astral Chain Nintendo Switch PlatinumGames 2019
    #36 Batman: Arkham City Xbox 360  Rocksteady 2011
    #35 Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Nintendo GameCube  Retro Studios 2004
    #34 Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Blacklist  Xbox 360  Ubisoft Toronto 2013
    #33 Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Nintendo Switch Nihon Falcom 2019 (2021 in NA)
    #32 Assassin's Creed II  Xbox 360  Ubisoft Montréal 2009 
    #31 Rayman Legends Wii U  Ubisoft Montpellier 2013
    #30 The Wonderful 101  Wii U  PlatinumGames 2013
    #29 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag  Wii U  Ubisoft Montréal 2013
    #28 Pikmin 3  Wii U Nintendo EAD  2013
    #27 Deus Ex: Human Revolution  Wii U  Eidos Montréal 2011
    #26 The Witcher III: Wild Hunt Nintendo Switch CD Projekt Red 2015
    #25 Bayonetta  Xbox 360 PlatinumGames  2009
    #24 Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age  Nintendo Switch Square Enix  2017
    #23 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Nintendo Switch Monolith Soft 2017
    #22 Gears of War 2 Xbox 360  Epic Games 2008
    #21 Child of Light  Wii U  Ubisoft Montréal  2014
    #20 The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo GameCube  Nintendo EAD 2002 (2003 in NA)
    #19 Batman: Arkham Asylum Xbox 360 Rocksteady  2009
    #18 Metroid Prime Nintendo GameCube  Retro Studios 2002
    #17 DOOM (2016) Nintendo Switch id Software 2016
    #16 BioShock  Xbox 360  Irrational Games 2007
    #15 Metroid Dread  Nintendo Switch MercurySteam 2021
    #14 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana  Nintendo Switch Nihon Falcom 2016 (2017 in NA)
    #13 Bayonetta 2 Wii U PlatinumGames  2014
    #12 DOOM Eternal Nintendo Switch id Software  2020
    #11 Super Mario 3D World Wii U  Nintendo EAD Tokyo 2013
    #10 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Switch Intelligent Systems and Koei Tecmo 2019
    #9 Final Fantasy IX  PlayStation Square  2000 
    #8 Gears of War 3 Xbox 360 Epic Games 2011
    #7 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U  Nintendo EPD  2017
    #6 Super Metroid Super Nintendo Nintendo R&D 1 1994
    #5 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Wii  Nintendo EAD  2006
    #4 Xenoblade Chronicles X  Wii U  Monolith Soft 2015
    #3 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings PC Ensemble Studios  1999
    #2 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Nintendo GameCube Intelligent Systems 2004
    #1 Pikmin 2 Nintendo GameCube Nintendo EAD  2004
    Last edited by Metallox - on 18 November 2021

    My bet with The_Liquid_Laser: I think the Switch won't surpass the PS2 as the best selling system of all time. If it does, I'll play a game of a list that The_Liquid_Laser will provide, I will have to play it for 50 hours or complete it, whatever comes first. 

    1 Chrono Trigger SNES
    2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U / Switch
    3 Super Smash Bros. Brawl Wii
    4 StarCraft: Brood War PC
    5 Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES
    6 Final Fantasy VII PS1
    7 Diablo II: Lord of Destruction PC
    8 Metroid Prime GC
    9 Resident Evil 4 GC
    10 Final Fantasy VI SNES
    11 Metal Gear Solid PS1
    12 Super Mario 64 N64
    13 Final Fantasy X PS2
    14 Final Fantasy IV SNES
    15 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii
    16 Super Metroid SNES
    17 Hades Switch
    18 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS
    19 Overwatch PC
    20 Hollow Knight Switch
    21 Donkey Kong Country Returns Wii
    22 Super Mario Odyssey Switch
    23 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night PS1
    24 Secret of Mana SNES
    25 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES
    26 Super Mario 3D World Wii U / Switch
    27 Mario Kart: Double Dash GC
    28 Super Mario World SNES
    29 Resident Evil 2 PS1
    30 Diablo III: Reaper of Souls PC
    31 Donkey Kong Country SNES
    32 Celeste Switch
    33 Super Mario Galaxy Wii
    34 Resident Evil 2 (2019) PS4
    35 Tekken Tag Tournament PS2
    36 Mario Kart 64 N64
    37 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3
    38 Super Castlevania IV SNES
    39 Metroid Dread Switch
    40 Tenchu: Stealth Assassins PS1
    41 Mega Man X4 PS1
    42 Tales of Arise PC
    43 Super Punch Out!! SNES
    44 Battletoads NES
    45 Resident Evil 5 PS3
    46 Ori and the Will of the Wisps PC
    47 Devil May Cry 5 PS4
    48 Resident Evil Village PC
    49 Mega Man 2 NES
    50 Ultra Street Fighter 4 PC

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    Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year YoY
    #50 Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag Wii U Ubisoft 2013 -20
    #49 The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap Gameboy Advance Nintendo 2004 -20
    #48 Portal PC Valve 2007 -20
    #47 Portal 2 PC Valve 2011 -20
    #46 Underhero Switch

    Paper Castles Games

    2018 -20
    #45 Luigi's Mansion GameCube Nintendo 2001 New
    #44 Dragon Quest 11 Switch Square Enix 2007 -19
    #43 Donkey Kong Country 2 SNES Nintendo/Rare 1995 -19
    #42 Super Mario 64 N64 Nintendo 1996 -19
    #41 Final Fantasy 7 Switch Square Enix 1997 New
    #40 Super Mario World SNES Nintendo 1990 -18
    #39 Advance Wars GBA Nintendo 2001 New
    #38 Super Paper Mario Wii Nintendo 2007 New
    #37 Batman: Arkham Asylum PC WB Interactive 2009 -16
    #36 Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Switch Nintendo 2017 -16
    #35 Lego City Undercover Wii U TT Games 2013 -16
    #34 Animal Crossing New Horizons Switch Nintendo 2020 -16
    #33 Dragon Quest 1 Switch Square Enix 1986 New
    #32 Luigi's Mansion 3 Switch Nintendo (now owns Next Level Games) 2019 New
    #31 Warcraft 2 PC Blizzard 1995 New
    #30 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch Nintendo 2017 -14
    #29 Shovel Knight Wii U Yacht Club Games 2014 -14
    #28 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Switch Nintendo 2017 -14
    #27 The Outer Worlds PC Private Division (Xbox Games) 2019 -14
    #26 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor PC WB Interactive 2014 -14
    #25 Pokemon Diamond/Pearl/Platinum DS Gamefreak 2006 New
    #24 Red Alert 2 PC Westwood 2000 New
    #23 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow GB Gamefreak 1996 New
    #22 Super Smash Bros. N64 Nintendo 1999 New
    #21 Halo 4 PC Microsoft 2012 New
    #20 Star Fox 64 N64 Nintendo 1997 -10
    #19 Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Switch Ubisoft 2017 -10
    #18 Mario Kart 64 N64 Nintendo 1996 New
    #17 Mario Kart Doubledash GameCube Nintendo 2003 New
    #16 007 Goldeneye N64 RARE 1995 New
    #15 Advance Wars 2 GBA Nintendo 2003 New
    #14 Mario Kart Wii Wii Nintendo 2008 New
    #13 Celeste Switch Matt Makes Games 2018 -5
    #12 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Wii Nintendo 2011 -5
    #11 Hyrule Warriors Switch Nintendo 2014 -5
    #10 Prey PC Microsoft 2017 New
    #9 Halo 2 PC Microsoft 2004 New
    #8 Warhammer: Total War PC SEGA 2016 -4
    #7 Banjo Tooie N64 Rare 2000 New
    #6 Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II GameCube Factor 5 2001 New
    #5 Pokemon Silver/Gold/Crystal GBC The Pokemon Company 2000 New
    #4 Super Smash Bros. Melee GameCube Nintendo 2001 New
    #3 Bug Fable Switch Dangen Entertainment 2019 0
    #2 Batman: Arkham City Wii U WB Interactive 2011 0
    #1 Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door GameCube Nintendo 2004 0
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