Top 10 Years In Gaming History


The Top Ten

1 2007

Uncharted: Drakes Fortune in addition to all the games listed above

The year I was born

Halo 3

It's the best year of my life and gaming life. Super Mario Galaxy, Super Paper Mario and Pokémon Diamond/Pearl were the best games that year. - TheDelBel

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2 1998

My favorite game ever, metal gear solid releases this year.

The absolute peak of video gaming. Just like 1939 for cinema. Ocarina, Metal Gear Solid, Pokemons, Half Life are the basis for all their respective genres.

Pokemon, OoT, MGS, and starcraft awesome year

Fallout 2

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3 2004

i was born

This honestly should be number 1

Half Life 2, Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Ninja Gaiden, Metal Gear Solid 3, Fable, Burnout 3, Metroid Prime 2, Jak And Daxter 3, Ratchet And Clank 3, World Of Warcraft, Halo 2, The PSP And the Nintendo DS. What a year

Grand Theft Auto SA should I say more.

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4 2013

Grand Theft Auto V, TLOU, Tomb raider, Bioshock Infinite, Assassin's Creed IV and Batman just to name a few
Some of these games I still play until today

TLOU, Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, PS4

The next gen year

The Wii U came out that year and people got back into Mario again

5 2011

Literally the best games in their own respective genres. Something for everyone to love.

Skyrim, Dark Souls, Arkham City, Portal 2, Minecraft (full release), L.A. Noire, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Fight Night Champion, Mortal Kombat, Witcher 2, the Binding of Isaac, Super Mario 3D Land and Limbo. The first 3 alone make it the best year for gaming ever in my opinion.

Minecraft took the world by storm, the 3DS was like a portable IMAX theatre for video games, and who can forget Skylanders rising in popularity. This was such a good time in gaming, Anti-Gamer Gate was non existant, and Reddit was rising in popularity. - Maddox121

Batman arkham city mario galaxy 2 skyrim fifa 12 portal 2 introduced 3ds and made a good sonic game

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6 2001

The Year the Xbox was born, among many great games, Grand Theft Auto 3, Halo

Melee, Grand Theft Auto 3, And Halo Series Started - VideoGamefan5

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Introduced us to the Gamecube and the original Xbox

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7 1996

Crash bandicoot, super Mario 64... dang that’s an impressive line up

The year Super Mario 64 was released.

Along with the N64

The N64 Rivaled The PS1, The Iconic Plumber In His First 3D Game Vs The New Mascot Bandicoot - VideoGamefan5

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8 2009

This was the best! Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Uncharted 2 Among Thieves, Minecraft, Borderlands, Batman Arkham Asylum, Assassins Creed 2, killzone 2, Infamous, and many others.

Minecraft and Graal


Minecraft,.. Fellas. - ParasN2000

9 1985

Saved the industry.

Nes came out saved the gaming industry

In my opinion this is the best
before 1985 gaming wasn't doing
well not well at all since 1983 with
the awful game known as et but at
1985 we got nes and it saved gaming
industry without this year we would
not have all these video games we have

10 1999

Hey! I was born then!

It was Counter Strike's evolution! Come on counter strike fans let's put this on the top! Remember this was the start of evolution and road to Counter Strike Global Offensive!

Super Smash Bros was released, this was the start of a great series

Pac man world came out

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The Contenders

11 2017

The Switch came out and it had some great games. - TheDelBel

How is 2017 not in the top 10. 2017 should be ranked number 6

The Switch dropped with some of the best games of all time.

Nintendo Switch. All I gotta say. - Floxoll

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12 2005

The year Resident Evil 4 is released.

13 2008

This was a good year Fallout 3. Grand Theft Auto 4, Littlebigplanet, Call of Duty World at War, infamous, and many more too.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl! - TheDelBel

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Wii came out. Mario games for Wii was released. - AlphaQ

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14 1997

Final Fantasy VII, Gran Turismo, GoldenEye 007, Tekken 3, Crash Bandicoot 2, Quake II, and Tomb Raider 2 give us Great Shot too.

15 2010


Halo Reach. Enough said.

Red Dead Redemption, Mass Effect 2, Fallout New Vegas, FIFA 11, SVR 2011, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Heavy Rain, Gran Turismo 5, F1 2010 and many more. - JamesNicholls

st 21 year

16 2018 2018 (MMXVIII) is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2018th year of the Common Era (CE), the 9th year of the 2010s decade, the 18th year of the 21st century, and the 18th year of the 3rd millennium.


Fortnite got released 2017 guys. This year has God of War, RDR 2, Spider-Man Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and one of the best E3s! - Johnalove


Here's my opinion/timeline:

1999: Born
2000 - 2003: Awesome years! Best games, best movies, best music and best T.V. shows, of the early 00s
2004 - 2007: Great years! But not as good as the earlier years, but still had a great childhood.
2008 - 2012: These years were okay, Things were starting to change a lot.
2013 - 2014: Bad! Things were starting to suck.
2015 - 2016: Awful! Things were getting worse.
2017 - Present: $#! tty music, movies, T.V. shows, etc.

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17 1994

THE GALAXY IS AT PEACE... - xandermartin98

18 2014

Other than Mario Kart 8 this year was wack. - AlphaQ

19 1990

Super Mario World came out that year and it remains one of my favorite games of all time

20 1980

The year Pac man was created - Kevinsidis

21 2012

Skyrim got released 2011

Many new games were made like Mario Party 9

Skyrim people.. skyrim

22 1993
23 1987
24 2015

Mario Maker, Yoshi's woolly World

Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon was released due to 10th anniversery of the series

Undertale. That is all. - WarioAndWaluigi

Witcher 3, ac syndicate

25 2016 2016 (MMXVI) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2016th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 16th year of the 3rd millennium, the 16th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2010s decade.

Overwatch, Doom, Uncharted 4, And Pokemon Sun & Moon. - masoncarr2244

Watch dogs 2, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, mafia 3, skyrim remastered, ezio collection, nba 2k17, doom remake, dishonored 2, and firewatch.

Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, watch dogs 2
And best of all, overwatch

26 2006

The year bully scholarship edition came out

The year the Wii came out - Aha223

27 2000

Diablo 2, Deus Ex, Playstation 2, need to say more? - LeetHaterz

Majora's Mask was released and the PS2 - Lord28

The year PS2 came out. Need I say more?

The Sims

28 2003

Simpsons hit and run came out

29 1992

Are we forgetting games like a link to the past and sonic 2?

30 2002
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32 1995

Chrono trigger was released...that's it.
Sure there were other games and the ps1, but Chrono Trigger alone makes it the best.

33 1972

The birth of video games! Get this higher!

The first video game console was released, need to say more? - LeetHaterz

34 1955

Can sombody tell me why this put on here? Video games werent even invented yet at this time.

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