Throwback Thursday: My Favorite Games of the Year for 1981-2013

While everyone is talking about their pick for 2014’s Game of the Year, I’ve decided to share what my picks are for GotY for each of the other 32 years of my lifetime. It was a very interesting exercise that I recommend everybody try. You find yourself being really surprised at some of your picks, as well as frustrated by how many of your favorite games have to be left out because they were released during years with an especially high concentration of quality titles. Share your lists below!
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1981: Defender (Arcade)

1982: Dig Dug (Arcade)

1983: Lode Runner (PC)
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1984: King’s Quest (PC)

1985: Super Mario Bros. (NES)

1986: Rampage (Arcade)
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1987: The Legend of Zelda (NES)

1988: Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

1989: Baseball Stars (NES)
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1990: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)

1991: Final Fantasy II (IV) (SNES)

1992: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
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1993: The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Game Boy)

1994: Super Metroid (SNES)

1995: Chrono Trigger (SNES)
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1996: Twisted Metal 2 (PS1)

1997: Final Fantasy VII (PS1)

1998: Metal Gear Solid (PS1)
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1999: Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (PS1)

2000: Skies of Arcadia (DC)

2001: Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
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2002: Metroid Prime (GC)

2003: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Xbox)

2004: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
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2005: Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

2006: Bully (PS2)

2007: BioShock (X360)
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2008: Fallout 3 (X360

2009: Assassin’s Creed II (X360)

2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
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2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

2012: Dishonored (X360)

2013: The Last of Us (Ps3)
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4 thoughts on “Throwback Thursday: My Favorite Games of the Year for 1981-2013

    1. 2004 was one of the tougher calls. Chronicles of Riddick, Burnout 3, MGS3, and Ratchet & Clank 3 were all deserving of the top spot. But ultimately I kind of did the Oscars thing of giving it to San Andreas sort of on behalf of the entire PS2 GTA trilogy. Half-Life 2 also came out that year, but I didn’t think it was fair to consider that for MY list since I didn’t actually play that until the X360 version a few years later

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