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    Game of the Year (1990-2015)
    • 1990 - Super Mario World
      1991 - Zelda: A Link to the Past
      1992 - Sonic the Hedgehog 2
      1993 - Zelda: Link's Awakening
      1994 - Donkey Kong Country
      1995 - Chrono Trigger
      1996 - Super Mario 64
      1997 - Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
      1998 - Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      1999 - Pokemon Gold/Silver
      2000 - Zelda: Majora's Mask
      2001 - Super Smash Bros. Melee
      2002 - Metroid Prime
      2003 - Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
      2004 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
      2005 - Resident Evil 4
      2006 - Gears of War
      2007 - Super Mario Galaxy
      2008 - Grand Theft Auto IV
      2009 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
      2010 - Mass Effect 2
      2011 - Portal 2
      2012 - Borderlands 2
      2013 - The Last of Us
      2014 - Mario Kart 8
      2015 - Fallout 4
    • I'm an indecisive, so I'll list 3 per year. To be honest when compiling this list I felt that I excluded way too many great games and felt bad about it, but what the hell, let's do this.

      My list:

      1990
      Super Mario World
      The Secret of Monkey Island
      Wing Commander

      1991
      The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
      Final Fantasy IV
      Monkey Island II: LeChuck's Revenge

      1992
      Super Mario Kart
      Dune II
      Sonic The Hedgehog 2

      1993
      Doom
      Myst
      Mega Man X

      1994
      Super Metroid
      Super Street Fighter II Turbo
      SimCity 2000

      1995
      Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
      Chrono Trigger
      Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest

      1996
      Super Mario 64
      Resident Evil
      Pokemon Red/Blue

      1997
      Final Fantasy VII
      The Curse of Monkey Island
      Ultima Online

      1998
      The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      Metal Gear Solid
      Starcraft

      1999
      Age of Empires II: Age of Kings
      Planescape: Torment
      System Shock 2

      2000
      The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
      Diablo II
      Deus Ex


      2001
      Super Smash Bros. Melee
      Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
      Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura

      2002
      The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
      The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
      Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

      2003
      Knights of the Old Republic
      Star Wars Galaxies
      Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town

      2004
      World of Warcraft
      Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
      Half-Life 2

      2005
      Resident Evil 4
      Knights of the Old Republic II: Sith Lords
      Shadow of the Colossus

      2006
      Hitman: Blood Money
      The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
      The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

      2007
      Super Mario Galaxy
      Bioshock
      Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

      2008
      Fallout 3
      Mass Effect
      The Witcher

      2009
      Minecraft
      Dragon Age: Origins
      Borderlands

      2010
      Super Mario Galaxy 2
      Fallout: New Vegas
      Mass Effect 2

      2011
      Deus Ex: Human Revolution
      Total War: Shogun 2
      Dark Souls

      2012
      Xenoblade Chronicles
      FTL: Faster Than Light
      XCOM: Enemy Unknown

      2013
      DOTA 2
      Tomb Raider
      The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

      2014
      Shovel Knight
      LISA
      Legend of Grimrock II

      2015
      Kerbal Space Program
      Rocket League
      Evoland 2: A Slight Case of Spacetime Continuum Disorder (placeholder until I play The Witcher 3)

      Bonus GOTY midway into 2016:
      XCOM 2

      Special "JP the Neurotic" Award for Worst Game of the Decade:
      Dragon Age II
      "Can't post that on a Christian forum."
    • It will be an inconsistent list to me since I don't really have "GOTYs" from the early 90s. I was very young up until the late 90s and the SNES era was never my favorite. Then when you get to the late 90s and early 00s I have so many favorites it's hard to keep them straight. Beyond that, some years are strong, most are not, which you'll see me pedaling the same series because they're the only thing I even saw worth purchasing. My first favorite game is SMW2: Yoshi's Island. Plus I associate some games with years they weren't released. Paper Mario I associate with late 2001, for example.

      1995: Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island
      1996: Super Mario 64 (and Pokemon Red/Blue, although I didn't play them until 1999)
      1997: Mario Kart 64
      1998: The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
      1999: Pokemon Gold/Silver
      2000: Paper Mario/The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
      2001: Pokemon Crystal/Super Smash Bros. Melee
      2002: Animal Crossing GCN
      2003: Golden Sun The Lost Age
      2004: The Sims 2/Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
      2005: Kingdom Hearts II
      2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Special mention to Pokemon D/P, which I didn't play until 2008)
      2007: The Sims 2 Seasons (this EP is so awesome it deserves its own spot)
      2008: Mario Kart Wii
      2009: The Sims 3/Pokemon HG/SS
      2010: Pokemon Black/White and Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
      2011: N/A (I don't remember anything released this year lol)
      2012: Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance
      2013: Animal Crossing New Leaf and Pokemon X/Y
      2014: Mario Kart 8
      2015: Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer

      If a Mario Kart game or Animal Crossing spin-off won, it doesn't say too much good about the year for me. Just sayin'. =P Although Mario Kart 8 and HHD were great games for what they were.

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    • I started playing games when I was like 4, so it will have to be from 1998.

      1998 - Crash Bandicoot Warped (didn't own a N64 back then yo)
      1999 - Spyro 2
      2000 - Spiderman PS1
      2001 - Dokepon Monster Hunter GBA
      2002 - Pokemon Sapphire
      2003 - Grand Theft Auto Vice City
      2004 - Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
      2005 - Shadow of the Colossus
      2006 - Twilight Princess
      2007 - Super Mario Galaxy
      2008 - Grand Theft Auto IV
      2009 - Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
      2010 - Fallout New Vegas
      2011 - Skyrim
      2012 - Dishonoured
      2013 - GTA V
      2014 - Was I even alive this year??
      2015 - Witcher 3
    • Please Understand wrote:

      2000 was a ridiculously good year for gaming. Forgot that's also when the original Sims released. Should have put a Sims game on there, perhaps The Sims 3 instead of Borderlands.
      The early 2000s were such an amazing time for video games! Either that or I was just at the ripe age to enjoy them without being too critical. I just love so many games from 2000-2002.

      Choose any The Sims game except for The Sims 4. The Sims 3 had issues, but at least it did a lot of great things to set itself apart from the past titles. The Sims 4 doesn't do very much of that.
    • Please Understand wrote:

      2003 was a disgrace, though, relatively speaking. I had to actually research to find some games I enjoyed from that year, lol. Other than KotOR, that is. I haven't played Golden Sun 2.

      I don't much disagree. In my initial edits of my post I had 2003 as a N/A year, but then thought that Golden Sun deserves a mention. Although really just barely, as I always found those games to be a little on the frustrating side for me personally.
    • Man this is a hard one but hear it goes.

      1990- Super Mario world
      1991- Zelda link to the past
      1992-Sonic 2
      1993- Star fox
      1994- Sonic 4
      1995- DK 2
      1996- DK3
      1997- Golden eye 007
      1998- Zelda ocarina of time
      1999- Tony hawk
      2000- Zelda Majors mask
      2001- Madden 02
      2002- Tony hawk pro skater 4
      2003- Madden 04
      2004- Tony hawk underground 2
      2005-Ultimate Spider-Man
      2006- Zelda TP
      2007- Ratchet and clank tools of destruction
      2008-Rock band 4
      2009- Batman Arkham aslyum
      2010- DK returns
      2011- Batman Arkham city
      2012-
      2013- Rayman legends
      2014- DK tropical freeze
      2015- Batman Arkham knight
      2016- Ratchet and clank

      I couldn't come up with any thing in 2012
    • Ty. wrote:

      Is this your personal list?
      I mean, that's all it can be. :3

      MY LIST!! Might need more than one choice for certain years, lol.

      1998 - Half Life | Resident Evil 2
      1999 - Final Fantasy VIII | System Shock 2.
      2000 - Deus Ex.
      2001 - Metal Gear Solid 2 | Final Fantasy X
      2002 - Metroid Prime | Wind Waker (Nintendo cleaning up)
      2003 - Jak 2 | GTA: Vice City
      2004 - (How the fuck do I pick ONE GAME for this year???) Metal Gear Solid 3 | Half Life 2 | Far Cry | GTA: San Andreas
      2005 - Resident Evil 4
      2006 - Neverwinter Nights 2 | Final Fantasy XII
      2007 - (OKAY SO THIS YEAR IS LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO PICK ONE OF) Halo 3 | Mass Effect | Bioshock | Call of Duty 4 | STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl | The Orange Box (totally not cheating by picking this)
      2008 - Grand Theft Auto IV | Left 4 Dead
      2009 - Dragon Age: Origins | Assassin's Creed 2
      2010 - Mass Effect 2 | Civilization V
      2011 - Deus Ex: Human Revolution | Skyrim | Dark Souls
      2012 - Mass Effect 3 | The Walking Dead | Mark of the Ninja | Spec Ops: The Line
      2013 - The Last of Us | Wolf Among Us | Dota 2 | Bioshock: Infinite | Grand Theft Auto V
      2014 - Shovel Knight | Alien Isolation | Divinity: Original Sin | Wasteland 2
      2015 - The Witcher 3 | Metal Gear Solid V | Life Is Strange
      2016 - (SO FAR...) Doom | Deus Ex: Mankind Divided | Witcher 3: Blood & Wine

      some years are so stacked! :( God damnit. And I still missed out some games! Lol.
      :: makes the :3 face a lot ::





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    • Sneak peak of Ty's GOTY list he sent me:

      TOP SECRET GOTY LIST
      2003 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2004 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2005 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2006 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2007 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2008 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2009 - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
      2010 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2011 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2012 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2013 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2014 - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun
      2015 - Lara Croft GO
      :: makes the :3 face a lot ::





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