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Rank Title Platform(s) Developer Year of Release YoY
#50 Batman: Arkham City PS3 Rocksteady Studios 2011 -6
#49 God of War  PS4 Santa Monica Studio 2018 NEW
#48 Portal 2 PC Valve 2011 +1
#47 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Switch Bandai Namco, Sora ltd. 2018 -11
#46 Super Metroid SNES Nintendo R & D1 1994 -1
#45 Command & Conquer PC Westwood Studios 1995 -10
#44 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PS3, PS4 Naughty Dog 2009 -7
#43 Suikoden II PS1 Konami 1998 -2
#42 A Plague Tale: Innocence PS4 Asobo Studio 2019 NEW
#41 Grandia II PC Game Arts 2015 =
#40 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd PC Nihon Falcom 2017 NEW
#39 Lost Odyssey Xbox 360 Mistwalker 2008 +1
#38 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch Nintendo EPD 2017 +1
#37 Enslaved: Odyssey to the West PS3 Ninja Theory 2010 -3
#36 Okami PS2, PS4 Clover Studio 2007 -5
#35 Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3 Level-5 2013 -3
#34 Kingdom Hearts 2 PS2 Square Enix 2006 -6
#33 Tales of Berseria  PS4 Bandai Namco Studios 2017 NEW
#32 Stardew Valley PC ConcernedApe 2016 NEW
#31 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES Nintendo R & D4 1991 -1
#30 Journey PS3, PS4 Thatgamecompany 2012 -1
#29 Total Annihilation PC Cavedog Entertainment 1997 -2
#28 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III PS4 Nihon Falcom 2019 +5
#27 Final Fantasy VII Remake PS4 Square Enix 2020 -1
#26 Yakuza 0 PS4 Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio 2017 -1
#25 Persona 4 PS2 Atlus 2009 -1
#24 Grandia PS1 Game Arts 2000 -1
#23 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel  PS3, PS4 Nihon Falcom 2016 -2
#22 Hollow Knight PC, PS4 Team Cherry 2017 =
#21 Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater PS3 Konami 2012 -6
#20 The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II PS3, PS4 Nihon Falcom 2016 +18
#19 Nier: Automata PS4 PlatinumGames 2017 +1
#18 Final Fantasy VII PS1 Squaresoft 1997 =
#17 Final Fantasy VI SNES Squaresoft 1994 =
#16 Horizon Zero Dawn PS4 Guerrilla Games 2017 +2
#15 Final Fantasy VIII PS1 Squaresoft 1999 -1
#14 Dark Souls II PS3 FromSoftware 2014 -1
#13 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PS4 Naughty Dog 2016 -1
#12 The Last of Us PS3 Naughty Dog 2013 -1
#11 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky PC Nihon Falcom 2014 -4
#10 Final Fantasy X PS2, PS3 Squaresoft 2002 =
#9 Dark Souls III PS4 FromSoftware 2016 =
#8 Bloodborne PS4 FromSoftware 2015 =
#7 The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC PC Nihon Falcom 2015 +9
#6 Shadow of the Colossus PS2, PS3, PS4 Team Ico 2006 =
#5 Valkyria Chronicles PS3 Sega 2008 =
#4 Dark Souls PS3, PS4 FromSoftware 2011 =
#3 Freespace 2 PC Volition 1999 =
#2 The Legend of Dragoon PS1 Sony Japan Studio 2001 =
#1 Final Fantasy IX PS1 Squaresoft 2001 =

Last edited by Darashiva - on 31 December 2021

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#50

God of War 3

Playstation 3

#49

Persona 5: Royal

Playstation 4

#48

Final Fantasy 14

PC

#47

Resident Evil 4

Playstation 2

#46

Super Mario Odyssey

Nintendo Switch

#45

Super Mario Galaxy 2

Nintendo Wii

#44

Final Fantasy XII

Playstation 2

#43

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Playstation 4

#42

Nier Automata

Playstation 4

#41

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 

Playstation 2

#40

Super Smash Brothers

Nintendo 64

#39

Street Fighter 2

Arcade

#38

Uncharted 4

Playstation 4

#37

The Last of Us

Playstation 3

#36

God of War (2018)

Playstation 4

#35

Goldeneye 007

Nintendo 64

#34

Assassin's Creed 2

Playstation 3

#33

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Playstation 3

#32

Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo Switch

#31

Xenoblade Chronicles 2

Nintendo Switch

#30

Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

Playstation 3

#29

Sonic 2

Sega Genesis

#28

Kingdom Hearts

Playstation 2

#27

Metal Gear Solid 4

Playstation 3

#26

Mass Effect 2

Playstation 3

#25

Pokemon Red/Blue

Nintendo Game Boy

#24

Uncharted 2

Playstation 3

#23

Grand Theft Auto 5

Playstation 3

#22

Halo 2

Microsoft Xbox

#21

Gran Turismo 4

Playstation 2

#20

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Playstation 4

#19

Starcraft

PC

#18

Diablo 2

PC

#17

Metal Gear Solid 3

Playstation 2

#16

Xenogears

Playstation 1

#15

Fallout 3

Playstation 3

#14

Super Mario Bros 3

NES

#13

Xenoblade Chronicles

Nintendo Wii

#12

Final Fantasy 4

Super Nintendo

#11

Megaman 2

NES

#10

Super Mario 64

Nintendo 64

#9

Witcher 3

Playstation 4

#8

Shadow of the Colossus

Playstation 2

#7

Super Mario Galaxy

Nintendo Wii

#6

Final Fantasy 6

Super Nintendo

#5

Zelda Ocarina of Time

Nintendo 64

#4

Donkey Kong Country 2

Super Nintendo

#3

Chrono Trigger

Super Nintendo

#2

Final Fantasy 7

Playstation 1

#1

Final Fantasy X

Playstation 2

Last edited by Iveyboi - on 23 December 2021

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Rank Title Platform(s) Year
#50 Toy Story 3 PS3 2010
#49 Super Mario Sunshine GC 2002
#48 Papers Please PC 2013
#47 Resident Evil PC 2002
#46 Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune PS3/PS4 2007
#45 Superhot VR PCVR 2016
#44 Before Your Eyes PC 2021
#43 Mario Kart Wii Wii 2008
#42 Halo 3 PC 2007
#41 Animal Crossing: New Leaf 3DS 2012
#40 Stardew Valley PC 2016
#39 Mario Party 8 Wii 2007
#38 The Witch's House PC 2012
#37 FNAF Help Wanted PCVR 2019
#36 Resident Evil 2 Remake PC 2019
#35 Undertale PC 2015
#34 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 2017
#33 Golf With Your Friends PC 2016
#32 The Wolf Among Us PC 2013
#31 Pokemon X & Y 3DS 2013
#30 Super Meat Boy PC 2010
#29 DOOM PC 2016
#28 Sonic Generations PC 2011
#27 Game Dev Tycoon PC 2012
#26 Crash Bandicoot PC 1996/2017
#25 Celeste PC 2018
#24 LEGO Lord of the Rings PC 2012
#23 Mario Party 2 N64 2000
#22 Resident Evil Village PC 2021
#21 Portal PC 2007
#20 Batman Arkham Asylum PC 2009
#19 The Jackbox Party Pack 7 PC 2020
#18 Super Mario 3D Land 3DS 2011
#17 Mario Party Superstars Switch 2021
#16 The Walking Dead: The Final Season PC 2018-2019
#15 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PS4 2016
#14 Journey PC 2012
#13 Mario Kart 8 Wii U/Switch 2014
#12 The Stanley Parable PC 2013
#11 Tomodachi Life 3DS 2014
#10 The Henry Stickmin Collection PC 2020
#9 Mario Party 6 GC 2004
#8 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves  PS3/PS4 2009
#7 Left 4 Dead 2 PC 2009
#6 The Walking Dead PC 2012
#5 Resident Evil 7 PC 2017
#4 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
#3 The Beginner's Guide PC 2015
#2 Minecraft PC 2011
#1 Portal 2 PC 2011
Last edited by TheWalrusCaesar - on 31 December 2021

Good thing I remembered to actually get this thing done today.

Rank Game Platform Year
#50 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Switch 2017
#49 Spider-Man PS4/PS5 2018/2020
#48 Gradius V PS2 2004
#47 Halo 3 Xbox 360 2007
#46 Mega Man 11 Xbox One 2018
#45 Shadow of the Colossus PS2/PS4 2005/2018
#44 Halo 3: ODST Xbox 360 2009
#43 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GameCube 2003
#42 Metroid Dread Switch 2021
#41 Halo 2 Xbox 2004
#40 New Super Mario Bros. Wii Wii 2009
#39 New Super Mario Bros. U Wii U 2012
#38 River City Ransom NES 1990
#37 Ori and the Blind Forest XBO/XBS 2015
#36 Ori and the Will of the Wisps XBS 2020
#35 Mega Man 9 Xbox 360 2008
#34 Resident Evil 2 Remake XBO 2019
#33 Doom (reboot) PS4/XBO 2016
#32 Mario Kart 8 Wii U/Switch 2014
#31 Halo: Reach Xbox 360 2010
#30 Contra NES 1988
#29 Final Fantasy VII PS1 1997
#28 Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! NES 1987
#27 Sonic the Hedgehog Genesis 1991
#26 Super Mario Odyssey Switch 2017
#25 Mega Man 3 NES 1990
#24 Soul Calibur Dreamcast 1999
#23 Gradius III SNES 1991
#22 Mega Man X SNES 1994
#21 Donkey Kong Country SNES 1994
#20 F-Zero SNES 1991
#19 Super Mario Bros. 2 NES 1988
#18 Mega Man NES 1987
#17 Perfect Dark N64 2000
#16 Tetris Game Boy 1989
#15 Star Fox 64 N64 1997
#14 Blaster Master NES 1988
#13 Super Mario Bros. NES 1985
#12 BioShock Xbox 360 2007
#11 Mario Kart 64 N64 1997
#10 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
#9 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Genesis 1992
#8 Mega Man 2 NES 1989
#7 Super Mario World SNES 1991
#6 Final Fantasy IV SNES 1991
#5 Super Metroid SNES 1994
#4 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES 1992
#3 Halo: Combat Evolved Xbox 2001
#2 Super Mario 64 N64 1996
#1 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 1990
Last edited by Shadow1980 - on 02 January 2022

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Honorable mentions:

55 - Bravely Default (3DS)

54 - Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (DS)

53 - Dark Cloud 2 (PS2)

52 - Jak & Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (PS2)

51 - Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

The top 50:

Rank Game Platform(s) Developer
50 Tales of Graces f PS3 Namco Tales Studio
49 Tales of Symphonia GC Namco Tales Studio
48 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe NS Nintendo EPD
47 Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars WII VC Squaresoft
46 Paper Mario WII VC Intelligent Systems
45 ICO PS2 Team Ico/Japan Studio
44 Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening PS2 Capcom
43 Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and The Conquerors Expansion PC Ensemble Studios
42 Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep PSP Square-Enix
41 Kingdom Hearts III PS4 Square-Enix
40 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past WII VC Nintendo EAD
39 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX GBC Nintendo EAD
38 Super Mario 64 WII VC Nintendo EAD
37 Ōkami WII Clover Studios/Ready At Dawn (Wii port)
36 Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions PSP TOSE/Square-Enix
35 Final Fantasy X PS2 Squaresoft
34 Pokémon HeartGold DS Game Freak
33 Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time PS3 Insomniac Games
32 Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana PS4 Nihon Falcom
31 Super Mario Galaxy WII Nintendo EAD
30 Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch PS3 Level-5
29 Final Fantasy VII PS3 Squaresoft
28 Super Mario Galaxy 2 WII Nintendo EAD
27 Suikoden II PS3 Konami
26 Pokémon Platinum DS Game Freak
25 Kingdom Hearts PS2 Squaresoft
24 Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door GC Intelligent Systems
23 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds 3DS Nintendo EAD
22 The World Ends With You DS Jupiter/Square-Enix
21 Metroid Prime GC Retro Studios
20 Final Fantasy IX PS3 Squaresoft
19 Final Fantasy XII PS2 Square-Enix
18 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker GC Nintendo EAD
17 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess WII Nintendo EAD
16 Kid Icarus: Uprising 3DS Project Sora
15 Super Mario Odyssey NS Nintendo EPD
14 Kingdom Hearts II + Final Mix PS2/PS4 Square-Enix
13 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword WII Nintendo EAD
12 Final Fantasy VI WII VC Squaresoft
11 Tales of Vesperia PS4 Namco Tales Studio
10 The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask WII VC Nintendo EAD
9 Shadow of the Colossus PS2 Team Ico/Japan Studio
8 Tales of the Abyss PS2 Namco Tales Studio
7 Hades NS Supergiant Games
6 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time WII VC Nintendo EAD
5 Chrono Trigger WII VC Squaresoft
4 NieR: Automata PS4 Platinum Games
3 Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King PS2 Level-5/Armor Project
2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NS Nintendo EPD
1 Xenoblade Chronicles WII Monolith Soft.

VC = Virtual Console version

Last edited by Link_Nines.XBC - on 05 January 2022

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Position Game Generation  YOY The platform I played on
50 Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow 7 -1 3DS
49 Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride 4 -1 3DS
48 Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse  3 -1 Wii U Virtual Console
47 Puyo Puyo Tetris 8 -2 Switch
46 Mega Man 3 3 -2 Wii Virtual Console, Switch
45 Kid Icarus: Uprising 8 -1 3DS
44 Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 7 -1 Switch
43 Super Mario Bros 3 -1 Wii Virtual Console
42 Pikmin 3 8 -18 Wii U
41 Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin 7 +0 3DS
40 Octopath Traveler 9 -2 Switch
39 Resident Evil 2 (2019) 8 NEW Xbox One
38 Fire Emblem Fates 8 +2 3DS
37 Xenoblade Chronicles X 8 +2 Wii U
36 Bravely Default 8 +1 3DS
35 Super Smash Bros for Wii U 8 -18 Wii U
34 Super Metroid 4 +2 Wii Virtual Console
33 Super Mario World 4 -8 Wii Virtual Console
32 New Super Mario Bros Wii 7 -16 Wii
31 Final Fantasy V 4 +4 GBA
30 Castlevania: Symphony of the Night 5 +4 Xbox One
29 Super Castlevania IV 4 +2 SNES Mini
28 Super Mario Bros 3 3 +4 Wii Virtual Console
27 Metroid Prime  6 +3 Wii
26 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 4 +3 Wii Virtual Console
25 Fire Emblem: Awakening 8 +8 3DS
24 Bravely Second: End Layer 8 +4 3DS
23 The Legend of Zelda 3 +4 Wii Virtual Console
22 Paper Mario: Thousand Year Old Door 6 +4 Gamecube
21 Metroid 3 +2 Wii Virtual Console
20 Zelda II: Adventure of Link 3 +1 Wii Virtual Console
19 Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia 7 +3 3DS
18 Xenoblade 7 +1 Wii
17 Pokemon Black 7 +3 DS
16 Civilization IV 6 -1 PC
15 Final Fantasy IV 4 +3 Wii Virtual Console
14 Kirby Super Star Ultra 7 -1 DS
13 Pokemon Black 2 7 +1 DS
12 Punch Out (2009) 7 +0 Wii
11 Final Fantasy  3 +0 Wii Virtual Console
10 Xenoblade 2 9 +0 Switch
9 Civilization II 5 +0 PC
8 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 9 +0 Switch
7 Super Mario Galaxy 7 -1 Wii
6 Final Fantasy VI 4 +1 Wii Virtual Console, SNES Mini
5 Pikmin  6 -1 Gamecube, Wii
4 Pokemon Soul Silver 7 +1 DS
3 Pikmin 2 6 -1 Wii
2 Super Smash Bros Ultimate 6 +1 Switch
1 The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past 4 +0 SNES Mini, Wii Virtual Console

Breakdown by Generation

3rd - 8 
4th - 9
5th - 2
6th - 5
7th - 13
8th - 9
9th - 4

By Decade (Original Release in NA)
80's - 5
90's - 14
00's - 13
10's - 17

Last edited by killeryoshis - on 09 December 2021

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Rank Game Year System Developer / Publisher YoY
1 NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139… 2021 Xbox Series X Toylogic/Square Enix NEW
2 Chrono Trigger 1995 SNES Square 0
3 Persona 5 Royal 2020 Playstation 4 Atlus 0
4 Persona 3 FES 2007 Playstation 2 Atlus 0
5 Super Metroid 1994 SNES Nintendo 0
6 NieR: Automata 2017 Xbox One Platinum Games/Square Enix 0
7 The World Ends With You Final Remix 2018 Switch Square Enix NEW
8 Valkyria Chronicles 2008 Switch Media Vision/SEGA NEW
9 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 2019 Xbox One From Software/Activision -2
10 Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance 2013 Xbox One Platinum Games/Konami -2
11 Astral Chain 2019 Switch Platinum Games/Nintendo -2
12 Metroid Dread 2021 Switch Nintendo NEW
13 Serious Sam The First Encounter 2001 PC Croteam/GoD Games -3
14 Serious Sam The Second Encounter 2002 PC Croteam/GoD Games -3
15 Serious Sam 4 2020 PC Croteam/Devolver Digital -3
16 Tales Of Arise 2021 Xbox Series X Bandai Namco NEW
17 Blaster Master Zero 3 2021 Xbox Series X Inti Creates NEW
18 Blaster Master Zero 2021 Xbox Series X Inti Creates NEW
19 Need For Speed Most Wanted 2005 Xbox 360 EA Black Box/EA -6
20 Mega Man X 1993 SNES Capcom -6
21 Doom 1993 PC id Software -6
22 Doom 2: Hell On Earth 1994 PC id Software/GT Interactive -6
23 Final Fantasy VI 1994 SNES Square -6
24 Persona 4 Golden 2012 Playstation Vita Atlus -6
25 Valkyria Chronicles 4 2018 Xbox One SEGA -6
26 Final Fantasy Type-0 HD 2015 Xbox One Square Enix -6
27 Cyber Shadow 2021 Xbox Series X Mechanical Head Studios/Yacht Club Games NEW
28 Scarlet Nexus 2021 Xbox Series X Tose/Bandai Namco NEW
29 Doom 64 2020 Xbox One Nightdive/Bethesda -7
30 Doom Eternal 2020 Xbox One id/Bethesda -4
31 Final Fantasy XV 2016 Xbox One Square Enix -4
32 Doom 2016 Xbox One id/Bethesda -4
33 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain 2015 Xbox One Kojima Productions/Konami -4
34 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim 2019 Playstation 4 Vanillaware/Atlus NEW
35 Borderlands 2009 Xbox One Gearbox/2K -5
36 Celeste 2018 Xbox One Matt Makes Games -5
37 Fire Emblem: Awakening 2012 Nintendo 3DS Intelligent Systems/Nintendo -5
38 Devil May Cry V Special Edition 2020 Xbox Series X Capcom NEW
39 Code Vein 2019 Xbox One Bandai Namco -6
40 Bayonetta 2009 Xbox One Platinum Games/SEGA -5
41 Contra Hard Corps 1994 Sega Mega Drive Konami -17
42 Fire Emblem Three Houses 2019 Switch Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo/Nintendo -6
43 Super Mario Odyssey 2017  Switch Nintendo -6
44 Super Mario World 1990 SNES Nintendo -6
45 Shantae and the Pirate's Curse 2016 Xbox One WayForward -3
46 Undertale 2021 Xbox Series X Toby Fox/8-4 NEW
47 Katana Zero 2019 Xbox One Askiisoft/Devolver Digital -26
48 Halo 2 2004 Xbox One Bungie/Microsoft Studios -8
49 Narita Boy 2021 Xbox Series X Studio Koba/Team 17 NEW
50 Touhou Luna Nights 2018 Xbox One Team Ladybug/Playism -7

Last edited by derpysquirtle64 - on 31 December 2021

 

This list is by no means intended as an objective evaluation of any game's merits. It's simply an honest assessment of how much that game has meant to me. I LOVED this year and last year too in gaming, so there are quite a few new additions to this year's list for my part. In fact, I loved so many new games that I couldn't quite justify squeezing all of them into the 50, but there were others not listed here that came close. Platform-wise, I like to keep my tables short, sweet, and (...more or less...) to the point so they're readable, so I'll be continuing my tradition of just listing my favorite platform on which to play each game. I'm also just gonna go ahead and do the whole list now since, let's be honest, pretty much nobody cares about my preferences anyway and nobody would guess them in the corresponding thread because nobody's even played 20% of them prolly. With that said...

Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!
Beetlejuice!

Rank Game Preferred Platform
50 There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension Switch
49 Mission: It's Complicated PC
48 Deathloop PlayStation 5
47 That Dragon, Cancer PC
46 The Shrouded Isle Switch
45 Final Fantasy VI Super NES
44 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PlayStation 5
43 Psychonauts 2 Mini-Fridge
42 NieR: Automata PlayStation 4
41 INSIDE Switch
40 The Artful Escape Mini-Fridge
39 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night PlayStation 4
38 Streets of Rage 4 Switch
37 This War of Mine Switch
36 Okami Switch
35 Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Switch
34 The Stanley Parable PC
33 Pony Island PC
32 Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Mini-Fridge
31 Ori and the Blind Forest Switch
30 Returnal PlayStation 5
29 Undertale Switch
28 Untitled Goose Game Switch
27 Gato Roboto Switch
26 Cadence of Hyrule Switch
25 It Takes Two PlayStation 5
24 Freedom Planet Switch
23 Night in the Woods Switch
22 A Short Hike Switch
21 Death Stranding PlayStation 5
20 Portal 2 PlayStation 3
19 Portal PlayStation 3
18 ScourgeBringer Switch
17 Hades Switch
16 Kentucky Route Zero Switch
15 Papo & Yo PlayStation 3
14 Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor PC
13 What Remains of Edith Finch Switch
12 Spiritfarer Switch
11 Celeste Switch
10 Crypt of the NecroDancer PC <-- dance pad!!
9 Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Switch
8 Uncharted: The Lost Legacy PlayStation 4
7 Chop Suey PC
6 Knights and Bikes Switch
5 Super Metroid Super NES
4 Gone Home Switch
3 Butterfly Soup PC
2 The Last of Us PlayStation 4
1 The Last of Us Part II PlayStation 4

Most anticipated titles:

As Dusk Falls
Open Roads
Stray
Metroid Prime 4
Perfect Dark (remake)

Will be on next year's list: Solar Ash

Last edited by Jaicee - on 06 December 2021

RANK GAME PLATFORM YEAR
50 Elite Beat Agents Nintendo DS 2006
49 Omori PC 2020
48 Golf Story Nintendo Switch 2017
47 The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Nintendo 64 2000
46 Pokémon Sun/Moon Nintendo 3DS 2016
45 Persona 5 PlayStation 4 2017
44 SimCity 4 PC 2003
43 Goemon's Great Adventure Nintendo 64 1999
42 Super Paper Mario Wii 2007
41 Portal Xbox 360 2007
40 Wii Sports Resort Wii 2009
39 Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U 2014
38 Mother 3 Game Boy Advance 2006
37 Blast Corps Nintendo 64 1997
36 Deltarune PC 2018
35 Banjo-Kazooie Nintendo 64 1998
34 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Nintendo Switch 2019
33 Undertale PC 2015
32 Animal Crossing: New Leaf Nintendo 3DS 2013
31 Pikmin 3 Wii U 2013
30 Super Monkey Ball 2 Nintendo GameCube 2002
29 FTL: Faster Than Light PC 2012
28 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DS 2009
27 Pokémon X/Y Nintendo 3DS 2013
26 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 1990
25 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds Nintendo 3DS 2013
24 Metroid Dread Nintendo Switch 2021
23 Civilization 4 PC 2005
22 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Nintendo Switch 2018
21 Animal Crossing Nintendo GameCube 2002
20 Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling PC 2019
19 Terraria PC 2011
18 Stardew Valley PC 2016
17 Pokémon Black/White Nintendo DS 2011
16 The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker Nintendo GameCube 2003
15 Animal Crossing: New Horizons Nintendo Switch 2020
14 Minecraft PC 2009
13 Mario Kart 8 Wii U 2014
12 Super Mario World SNES 1991
11 Super Mario Sunshine Nintendo GameCube 2002
10 Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door Nintendo GameCube 2004
9 Super Mario 3D World Wii U 2013
8 Splatoon Wii U 2015
7 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 2007
6 Splatoon 2 Nintendo Switch 2017
5 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii 2010
4 Banjo-Tooie Nintendo 64 2000
3 Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 1996
2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch 2017
1 Super Mario Odyssey Nintendo Switch 2017
Last edited by StarDoor - on 09 January 2022

This was not an easy list and depending on the day I might rank some other games above or below others. Also entirely possible I've missed something.

Most anticipated games coming out in the rest of 2021 or 2022: 

  1. Halo Infinite (XS)
  2. Starfield (XS)
  3. Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (XS)
  4. Dying Light 2 (XS)
  5. Pokémon Legends: Arceus (NS)
Rank Title Platform(s)
#50 Star Fox 64 N64
#49 Mario Kart 64 N64
#48 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild NS
#47 Resident Evil 2 Remake XOne
#46 Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee NS
#45 Saints Row 3 PC
#44 Saints Row IV PC
#43 Fable 3 X360
#42 Gears of War X360
#41 Gears of War 3 X360
#40 Halo Wars X360
#39 The Outer Worlds XOne
#38 Borderlands 3 XS
#37 Diddy Kong Racing N64
#36 Control XOne
#35 Fable XB
#34 Ninja Gaiden 2 X360
#33 Gears 5 XOne
#32 Ori and the Blind Forest XOne
#31 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe NS
#30 Pokemon Sword/Shield NS
#29 Halo 3 ODST X360
#28 Gears of War 2 X360
#27 Super Mario Galaxy Wii
#26 Stars: Knights of the Old Republic XB, PC
#25 Sonic Mania XOne, NS
#24 Ninja Gaiden Black XB
#23 Doom 2016 XOne
#22 Assassin's Creed Origins XOne
#21 Grand Theft Auto V X360, PC
#20 Alan Wake X360, PC
#19 Portal 2 X360, PC
#18 Left 4 Dead 2 X360, PC
#17 Ori and the Will of the Wisps XOne
#16 Assassin's Creed 2 X360
#15 The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion X360
#14 Fable 2 X360
#13 Super Mario Odyssey NS
#12 Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow GBC
#11 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Gen
#10 Doom (1993) PC
#9 The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim XS, PC
#8 Borderlands 2 X360, PC
#7 Halo Reach X360
#6 Red Dead Redemption 2 XOne
#5 Halo 3 X360
#4 Minecraft PC, X360, XOne, XS
#3 Sonic 3 & Knuckles Gen
#2 Super Mario 64 N64
#1 Halo: Combat Evolved XB
Last edited by trunkswd - on 27 December 2021

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