Best Videogame of each Year

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1. Super Mario World (1990 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Family

While Mario and Luigi are vacationing in Dinosaur Land, Bowser kidnaps the Princess. Mario and his new dino friend Yoshi go on a mission to save her.

Director: Takashi Tezuka

Votes: 3,618

2. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (1991 Video Game)

T | Action, Family

Choose one out of eight playable characters and engage your opponents in one-on-one close quarter street combat in a series of best-two-out-of-three matches.

Stars: Johnpaul Williams, Eri Nakamura

Votes: 1,383

3. Secret of Mana (1993 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

The story of a boy who pulls out a rusty sword and is banished from Potos. He meets a girl and a Sprite. Together, they journey to gather 8 Mana seeds to save the Mana tree and stop Thanatos and his empire from taking over the world.

Director: Kôichi Ishii

Votes: 507

4. Donkey Kong Country (1994 Video Game)

K-A | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Waking to find his banana hoard clean gone, Donkey Kong sets out with his nephew Diddy Kong through jungle and cavern, past temples and reef, across pine forests, factories, and mountains to rid the island of the wicked Kremlings and reclaim his bananas.

Director: Tim Stamper | Star: Chris Sutherland

Votes: 2,114

5. Chrono Trigger (1995 Video Game)

Action, Family, Fantasy

Crono, a young boy, is thrust to adventure by destiny to destroy an oncoming threat that will destroy the world in 1999.

Directors: Yoshinori Kitase, Akihiko Matsui, Takashi Tokita, Nao Ito

Votes: 2,435

6. Crash Bandicoot (1996 Video Game)

K-A | Animation, Action, Adventure

Crash Bandicoot is on a quest to rescue his girlfriend from the evil Dr. Neo Cortex.

Directors: Andrew S. Gavin, Jason Rubin | Stars: Brendan O'Brien, Kappei Yamaguchi, Shôzô Îzuka, Mitsuru Ogata

Votes: 2,418

7. Tekken 3 (1997 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

19 years after the second King of Iron Fist Tournament, Heihachi Mishima hosts the third Tournament to attract Toshin, a God who killed the mother of his grandson, Jin Kazama.

Stars: Isshin Chiba, Alex Easley, Banjô Ginga, Daisuke Gôri

Votes: 2,271

8. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (1998 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

A young Hylian boy discovers that his destiny is to free the Seven Sages and save the land of Hyrule from the treacherous sorcerer Ganondorf.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoichi Yamada, Yoshiaki Koizumi, Shigeru Miyamoto, Tôru Ôsawa | Stars: Nobuyuki Hiyama, Fujiko Takimoto, Jun Mizusawa, Takashi Nagasako

Votes: 7,728

9. Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)

T | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

A group of students at a military academy rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.

Director: Yoshinori Kitase

Votes: 4,712

10. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (2000 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Family

After becoming the hero of Hyrule, Link stumbles into the enchanted land of Termina, where a falling moon will crush the world in three days.

Directors: Eiji Aonuma, Yoshiaki Koizumi | Stars: Fujiko Takimoto, Sachi Matsumoto, Kôji Tobe, Mari Maruta

Votes: 2,698

11. Halo: Combat Evolved (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Super-soldier John-117, Master Chief of the United Nations Space Command, must battle a genocidal alien race known as the Covenant following his violent crash-landing on Halo, an ancient and mysterious ring-world.

Director: Jason Jones | Stars: Jen Taylor, Pete Stacker, Tim Dadabo, Steve Downes

Votes: 9,325

12. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Crime

The protagonist travels by Morrowind, eastern province of Septim Empire in Tamriel. He can save it from enslavement or explore for personal purposes.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Jeff Baker, Jonathan Bryce, Lynda Carter, Linda Canyon

Votes: 2,869

13. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (2004 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A family tragedy prompts gangster Carl "CJ" Johnson to return home, only to find it overrun by crime and corruption, which he must regain control of the streets before it gets even worse.

Stars: Young Maylay, Faizon Love, Yolanda 'Yo-Yo' Whittaker, Clifton Powell

Votes: 32,466

14. Shadow of the Colossus (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A young man brings his deceased love to a forbidden land inhabited by colossal beings said to house the power to revive the dead.

Director: Fumito Ueda | Stars: Kenji Nojima, Kazuhiro Nakata, Kyôko Hikami, Naoki Bando

Votes: 3,275

15. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being freed by the Emperor of Tamriel, the hero must prevent the gates of Oblivion from spreading throughout the Empire.

Director: Todd Howard | Stars: Sean Bean, Lynda Carter, Terence Stamp, Patrick Stewart

Votes: 10,909

16. BioShock (2007 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

In 1960, a lone survivor of a plane crash named Jack discovers an abandoned underwater utopia, only to find out that the mystery behind its creation is much more sinister than he first believed.

Director: Ken Levine | Stars: John Ahlin, Greg Baldwin, Jane Beller, Susanne Blakeslee

Votes: 15,783

17. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

When the nations of the world rely upon private military companies to fight their battles for them, renegade Liquid Ocelot emerges as the head of a potent coalition of mercenary powers. Solid Snake returns to save the world once again.

Director: Hideo Kojima | Stars: David Hayter, Josh Keaton, Peter Lurie, Paul Eiding

Votes: 9,530

18. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (2009 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

After being tracked down by Harry Flynn, Nathan Drake goes on a quest for Marco Polo' lost fleet. However when things take an unexpected turn for the worst, Drake must rely on those closest to him in order to find the Cintomani Stone.

Directors: Amy Hennig, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Emily Rose, Claudia Black, Richard McGonagle

Votes: 18,498

19. Red Dead Redemption (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

A former outlaw is forced by the federal government to hunt down the members of his old gang.

Stars: Rob Wiethoff, Josh Blaylock, Sophia Marzocchi, Spider Madison

Votes: 21,198

20. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

After escaping execution, the last living Dragonborn must grow in strength and power to defeat the dragons that have once again begun to plague the land of Skyrim.

Directors: Todd Howard, Nick James Pearce | Stars: Max von Sydow, Christopher Plummer, Joan Allen, Michael Hogan

Votes: 24,340

21. Fez (2012 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Gomez lives peacefully on a two-dimensional plane. One day he receives a red fez that changes his world to three dimensions, opening up a grand vista where he can adventure about.

Director: Phil Fish

Votes: 560

22. The Last of Us (2013 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Troy Baker, Ashley Johnson, Hana Hayes, Jeffrey Pierce

Votes: 42,500

23. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Drama

Geralt of Rivia, a monster hunter for hire, embarks on an epic journey to find his former apprentice, Ciri, before The Wild Hunt can capture her and bring about the destruction of the world.

Director: Konrad Tomaszkiewicz | Stars: Doug Cockle, Denise Gough, Jo Wyatt, Jaimi Barbakoff

Votes: 16,325

24. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (2016 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

Thrown back into the dangerous underworld he'd tried to leave behind, Nathan Drake must decide what he's willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves.

Directors: Neil Druckmann, Bruce Straley | Stars: Nolan North, Troy Baker, Richard McGonagle, Emily Rose

Votes: 17,806

25. Horizon Zero Dawn (2017 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

In a primitive tribal world where strange, monstrous, animalistic machines roam the wilderness, a brave young female warrior goes on a quest to learn the truth about her mysterious origin and the state the world is in.

Director: Mathijs de Jonge | Stars: Ashly Burch, Laura van Tol, Ava Potter, JB Blanc

Votes: 7,104

26. Red Dead Redemption II (2018 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Crime

Amidst the decline of the Wild West at the turn of the 19th century, outlaw Arthur Morgan and his gang struggle to cope with the loss of their way of life.

Stars: Benjamin Byron Davis, Roger Clark, Rob Wiethoff, Cali Elizabeth Moore

Votes: 15,629



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