My Games of the Year (1977-Present)

A list of all my Game of the Year winners from 1977 onwards. I chose 1977 as the starting year as it was the year in which the Atari Video Computer System (2600) was originally released, and although there was consoles before the VCS I regard Atari's legendary system as the first 'proper' console because it is the one upon which all modern systems are still based today.

Rank Game Release Date GameSpot Score Widdowson91's Score
1

Combat

1977 Game of the Year

8
2

Space Invaders

1978 Game of the Year

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9.5
3

Adventure

1979 Game of the Year

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9
4

Pac-Man

1980 Game of the Year

9
5

Donkey Kong

1981 Game of the Year

9
6

Pitfall!

1982 Game of the Year

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7

Jetpac

1983 Game of the Year

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9
8

Elite

1984 Game of the Year

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9
9

Space Harrier

1985 Game of the Year

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10

Castlevania

1986 Game of the Year

9
11

The Legend of Zelda

1987 Game of the Year

9.5
12

Ninja Gaiden (Arcade)

1988 Game of the Year

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13

Mega Man 2

1989 Game of the Year

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9
14

Super Mario Bros. 3

1990 Game of the Year

10
15

Super Mario World

1991 Game of the Year

9.5
16

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

1992 Game of the Year

9
17

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (1993)

1993 Game of the Year

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9.5
18

Final Fantasy VI

1994 Game of the Year

10
19

Chrono Trigger

1995 Game of the Year

10
20

Super Mario 64

1996 Game of the Year

10
21

Final Fantasy VII

1997 Game of the Year

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10
22

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

1998 Game of the Year

10
23

SoulCalibur

1999 Game of the Year

10
24

Pokemon Gold / Silver / Crystal Version

2000 Game of the Year

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9.5
25

Halo: Combat Evolved

2001 Game of the Year

10
26

Metroid Prime

2002 Game of the Year

10
27

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2003 Game of the Year

9.5
28

Half-Life 2

2004 Game of the Year

10
29

Resident Evil 4

2005 Game of the Year

9.5
30

Okami

2006 Game of the Year

9
31

Super Mario Galaxy

2007 Game of the Year

9.5
32

Fallout 3

2008 Game of the Year

9
33

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

2009 Game of the Year

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34

Super Mario Galaxy 2

2010 Game of the Year

9
35

Portal 2

2011 Game of the Year

9.5
36

The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series

2012 Game of the Year

9
37

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

2013 Game of the Year

9
38

Bayonetta 2

2014 Game of the Year

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