Every GameSpot Game of the Year
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1998 | The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Grim Fandango
Note: Through the years 1998-2001, GameSpot gave Game of the Year awards for both Console and PC.
Score: 10 | Review Date: November 23, 1998 | Written by: Jeff Gerstmann
"The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is the real thing. This is the masterpiece that people will still be talking about ten years down the road. This is the game that perfectly exhibits the 'quality not quantity' mantra that Nintendo has been touting since the N64 was released. In a word, perfect. To call it anything else would be a bald-faced lie." Read the full review.
Score: 9.3 | Review Date: October 30, 1998 | Written by: Ron Dulin
"The one real problem with Grim Fandango is that the end comes too soon. This isn't because it's too short (it should take most a good two- to three-dozen hours), but because the designers have created a rich world that you won't want to leave, filled with memorable characters that are hard to say goodbye to. Don't be surprised if you're sad when it's over." Read the full review.