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Post by solidsnake78 on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:20 am

I love lists, so I decided I would make a list of my GOTY for every year I have been alive, a lot of these would not even make my top ten which I think is interesting -

1991- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
1992- Wolfenstein 3D
1993- Zombies Ate My Neighbors (props to MYST though)
1994- Donkey Kong Country (X-COM: UFO Defense and Master of Orion are probably technically better, but I love DKC with a passion)
1995- I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream (Marathon 2: Durandal a close second)
1996- Resident Evil
1997- Age of Empires
1998- Metal Gear Solid (What a LOADED year btw, Half-Life, Resident Evil 2, Fallout 2, Ocarina of Time, Thief: The Dark Project, Falcon 4.0, wow)
1999- System Shock 2
2000- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Thief II and Deus Ex get special mention)
2001- Metal Gear Solid 2
2002- Medieval: Total War (Another tough one, you got Morrowind and Vice City)
2003- Wind Waker (Max Payne 2 and Manhunt were this close, KOTOR a close fourth)
2004- Rome: Total War (Half Life 2 and MGS3 are amazing, but Rome is one of my top 5 favorite games of all time)
2005- Civilization IV
2006- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
2007- Mass Effect (Bioshock, any other year and it would be yours)
2008- Fallout 3 (sorry MGS4)
2009- Dragon Age: Origins
2010- Civilization V (ME2 used to hold this year, but has been surpassed by CIV5)
2011- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (This is a 2007 all over again, Human Revolution wins almost any other year. Witcher 2 aint bad either)
2012- Dishonored (First year to rival 98 IMO, Max Payne 3, Dragon's Dogma, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Endless Space, Walking Dead, Kingdoms of Amalur, and of course ME3)
2013- ATM it has to be Bioshock Infinite what a fantastic game

Well, that took an hour and a half lol.

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Post by Terramine on Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:24 am

Yeah see, I'm not going to be able to remember... and if I did. Well I don't have the motivation lol

You could've just asked for top games of all time :P

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Post by BlueLogic on Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:30 pm

Awesome list. It's going to be difficult for me to disagree with much of that, but you can be sure I'll try my best. The hard part, as you well know, is figuring out what came out when. I'm sure wikipedia has a listing by year. At least, I hope so lol. I'll edit my list in when I get a chance.

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Post by Humakt on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:20 pm

1983: King's Quest: Quest for the Crown - I guess, thought I've never actually completed it
1984: Spy vs. Spy
1985: Super Mario Bros
1986: Bubble Bobble
1987: Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards
1988: Battle Chess
1989: The Duel: Test Drive II
1990: Rampart (with three players)
1991: Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge
1992: Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis
1993: Doom (Betrayal At Krondor)
1994: Doom 2 (Jagged Alliance)
1995: Warlords 2 Deluxe (Hexen: Beyond Heretic)
1996: Fantasy General (Duke Nukem 3D, Command & Conquer: Red Alert & Heroes of Might & Magic 2)
1997: Warlords III: Reign of Heroes (Total Annihilation & Quake 2)
1998: Baldur's Gate (Half-Life)
1999: Heroes of Might & Magic 3 and Jagged Alliance 2 (Planescape: Torment, Unreal Tournament & King of Dragon Pass)
2000: Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (Deus Ex & The Operative: No One Lives Forever)
2001: Civilization III (Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal)
2002: Heroes of Might & Magic IV (Disciples II: Dark Prophecy & No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way)
2003: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne)
2004: Unreal Tournament 2004 (Half-Life 2)
2005: Civilization IV
2006: Neverwinter Nights 2 (Dark Messiah of Might & Magic)
2007: Trackmania United (Unreal Tournament 3 & Orange Box & Supreme Commander & Call of Duty 4: Modern War & Bioshock)
2008: The Witcher Enhanced Edition (Mass Effect (PC) & Left 4 Dead & Fallout 3)
2009: Dragon Age: Origins and Street Fighter IV (Mirror's Edge & Batman Arkham Asylum)
2010: Mass Effect 2 (Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty & Metro 2033 & Civilization V & Fallout: New Vegas)
2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & Batman Arkham City & L.A. Noire & Trine 2 & Dragon Age 2 & Assassin's Creed Brotherhood (PC))
2012: Mass Effect 3 (Rayman Origins & Dishonored & Transformers: Fall of Cybertron & The Walking Dead)
2013: Metro: Last Light (Civilization V BNW bears a mention even if it is DLC, Rayman Legends)

Shared podium for some of the years. In parentheses are honourable mentions.

2011 was quite a year in gaming. Probably forgot to mention lots of games.

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