Top 10 Years In Gaming History

The Top Ten
1 2007

Team Fortress 2, Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Portal, Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect, Half Life 2: Episode 2, The Witcher, Assassin's Creed, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, God of War II, The Simpsons Game, Drawn to Life, Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga - the list just goes on!

Super Mario Galaxy, Team Fortress 2, Super Smash Bros Brawl, Call of Duty 4, Halo 3, and so much more.

Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, and Super Smash Bros Brawl were the highlights

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

2 1998

Ocarina of Time
Banjo Kazooie
Grim Fandango
Pokemon Red & Blue
Baldur's Gate
Metal Gear Solid
Mario Party
F-Zero X
Resident Evil 2
NFS Hot Pursuit
Panzer Dragoon Saga
Rainbow Six
Spyro the Dragon
Parasite Eve
Bloody Roar
Crash Bandicoot 3
Dead Or Alive
Gran Turismo
Vigilante 8
1080 Snowboarding
Body Harvest
Rogue Squadron
ISS 98
Gex: Enter the Gecko
Rockstar Games

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.

Half Life, Metal Gear Solid, Banjo-Kazooie, Fallout 2, StarCraft, Baldur's Gate, Xenogears, Grim Fandango, Resident Evil 2, Spyro the Dragon, Thief, F-Zero X, Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, Tomb Taider 3, Need for Speed 3 - and so much more

Let's also not forget the Gameboy Light and Gameboy Color was released this year

3 2004

1. The greatest handheld of all time, The Nintendo DS was available in tech stores and online stores.

2. Roblox was made but only in it’s Alpha stage. (It was also named DynaBlocks at the time but then they changed the name to Roblox)

3. The PSP is released.

Grand Theft Auto San Andreas and some great games, honestly every game was great in 2004. But 10 years later in 2014 its sucked hell.

This honestly should be number 1

Grand Theft Auto SA should I say more.

4 2013

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

The next gen year

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

5 1996

The year Super Mario 64 was released.

Along with the N64

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

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

6 2011

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.

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

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

7 1985

The year Super Mario saved gaming for people to enjoy ever since.

The year the industry was saved, thanks Nintendo.

Nes came out saved the gaming industry

Saved the industry.

8 2001

A ton of great gamecube games. Luigi's Mansion, Mario Kart Double Dash, Melee. Sonic Adventure on dreamcast. Those were my favorites. Other awesome games were GTA3 and halo. Xbox was released.

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

Introduced us to the Gamecube and the original Xbox

Xbox. Enough said.

9 1997

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

10 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.

Fallout new Vegas amazing fallout game

New Super Mario Bros. Wii

Minecraft and Graal

The Contenders
11 2017

2017 is without a doubt the best year in all of gaming for me (until another year detrones it). The ammount of great games that came out this year is outstanding. Zelda Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Hollow Knight, Crash N Sane Trilogy, Super Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, A Hat in Time, Doki Doki Litterature Club, Sonic Mania, Metroid Samus Returns, and even Pokemon USUM which I really liked. Simply put, this year was amazing for video games, and I haven't even played all of them.

Literally every console brought their all this year, including the release of the Switch, the biggest resurgence of a company in between consoles. BOTW, Mario Odyssey, Cuphead, Sonic Mania, RE7, Wolfenstein 2, Persona 5, PUBG, Horizon Zero Dawn, NieR Automata, Doom, Hollow Knight

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy, Nintendo Switch, Super Mario Odyssey, Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, so many great games especially for Nintendo!

Oops added this twice because I didn't know there was a 2nd page. Anyways Nintendo Switch is released. YAAY!

12 2005

The year ROBLOX was published online only as a beta release.

The year Resident Evil 4 is released.

Mario Kart DS was an awesome mario kart

Animal crossing wild world Mkds

13 2010

Red Dead Redemption, Halo Reach, Super Mario Galaxy 2, Mass Effect 2, Fallout: New Vegas, StarCraft 2, Call of Duty: Black Ops, BioShock 2, Super Meat Boy, God of War 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Civilization 5, Dead Rising 2, Alan Wake, Gran Turismo 5, No More Heroes 2, Red Steel 2, Bayonetta, Sonic & Sega: All Stars Racing, Metro 2033, Skate 3, and a hell of a lot others

I love this year because halo reach came out


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.

14 2008

Super Smash Bros, Mario Kart wii, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto 4, Call of Duty World at war. And this is only one of the many awesome games on this year.

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

Saints Row 2, Grand Theft Auto IV, Call of Duty WaW, Left For Dead are the standouts for me

Wii came out. Mario games for Wii was released.

15 1999

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

Hey! I was born then!

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.

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.

That year isn't even that good as of right now. Sure we were given Kirby Star Allies, God of War (2018) and Far Cry 5, but F O R T N I T E is literally eclipsing the love of these games, especially the game that aren't released yet like The Last of Us: Part II and Spyro: Reignited Trilogy. Oh well, I hope E3 2018 will turn out to be brilliant like 2017.

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!

Rdr2, God of War, Spider-Man, Ac Odyssey, Far cry 5, Detroit become human... seriously do I have to say anything else

17 1994


18 2014

Other than Mario Kart 8 this year was wack.

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

21 2006

The year bully scholarship edition came out

The year the Wii came out

On September 1st of this year, ROBLOX has it’s final release online after finishing it’s late beta stage in early 2006.

Dead Rising, Bully, Half-Life 2: Episode One, Flatout 2 and Wii.

22 1987

The 16-bit generation of Console Games existed

23 1993

The most legendary console war between the SNES and the Genesis. The SNES won the console war, by the way.

24 2015

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

Mario Maker, Yoshi's woolly World

Undertale. That is all.

Witcher 3, ac syndicate

25 2012

Skyrim, Dishonored, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, Hotline Miami, Walking Dead, Kid Icarus: Uprising, the list goes on.

Many new games were made like Mario Party 9

Don't forget new super Mario bros 2!

Skyrim got released 2011

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