Best Games by Year

2014

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
190.3%Dark Souls IIX360, PS3, PCFrom SoftwareNamco-Bandai
289.8%The Last of Us: Left BehindPS3Naughty DogSCEA
388.4%Mario Kart 8WiiUNintendo EADNintendo
487.9%Shovel KnightPC, WiiU, 3DSYacht ClubSelf Published
587.7%Velocity 2xPS4, PS3, PSVitaFuturLabSCEA
687.6%Hearthstone: Heroes of WarcraftPC, iOSBlizzardBlizzard
787.5%The Wolf Among Us: Ep 5X360, PS3, PCTelltale GamesTelltale Games
887.4%Forza Horizon 2XONEPlayground GamesMicrosoft Studios
987.0%South Park: The Stick of TruthX360, PS3, PCObsidianUbisoft
1086.8%Diablo III: Reaper of SoulsPCBlizzardBlizzard

2013

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.0%Grand Theft Auto VX360, PS3Rockstar NorthRockstar Games
295.0%The Last of UsPS3Naughty DogSCE
392.8%Super Mario 3D WorldWiiUNintendo EADNintendo
492.6%BioShock InfiniteX360, PS3, PCIrrational Games2K Games
592.5%Fire Emblem: Awakening3DSIntelligent SystemsNintendo
691.1%Zelda: A Link Between Worlds3DSNintendo EADNintendo
790.3%The Stanley ParablePCDavey WredenSelf Published
888.9%Rayman LegendsX360, PS3, WiiUUbisoft MontipellerUbisoft
988.8%Saints Row IVX360, PS3, PCVolition, Inc.Deep Silver
1087.9%Pokemon X/Y3DSGame FreakNintendo

2012

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
192.6%JourneyPS3thatgamecompanySCE
292.2%Mass Effect 3X360, PS3, PCBioWareElectronic Arts
391.7%Xenoblade ChroniclesWiiMonolith SoftNintendo
491.5%Trials EvolutionX360RedLynxMicrosoft Studios
590.5%Borderlands 2X360, PS3, PCGearbox Software2K Games
690.4%Mark of the NinjaX360, PCKlei EntertainmentMicrosoft Studios
790.0%Guild Wars 2PCArenaNetNCSoft
889.6%DishonoredX360, PS3, PCArkane StudiosBethesda Softworks
989.5%FIFA Soccer 13X360, PS3EA Sports CanadaElectronic Arts
1089.2%XCOM: Enemy UnknownX360, PS3, PCFiraxis2K Games

2011

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
196.1%Batman: Arkham CityX360, PS3, PCRocksteadyWarner Bros.
295.2%Portal 2X360, PS3, PCValve SoftwareValve Corp.
395.2%The Elder Scrolls V: SkyrimX360, PS3, PCBethesda GamesBethesda Softworks
493.3%Zelda: Skyward SwordWiiNintendo EADNintendo
592.8%MinecraftPCMojangMojang
692.0%LittleBigPlanet 2PS3Media MoleculeSCE
791.8%Uncharted 3: Drake's DeceptionPS3Naughty DogSCE
891.5%Pushmo3DSIntelligent SystemsNintendo
991.5%Gears of War 3X360Epic GamesMicrosoft Studios
1090.7%Forza Motorsport 4X360Turn-10 StudiosMicrosoft Studios

2010

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.3%Super Mario Galaxy 2WiiNintendo EADNintendo
295.8%Mass Effect 2X360, PCBioWareElectronic Arts
394.7%Red Dead RedemptionX360, PS3Rockstar San DiegoRockstar Games
492.5%God of War IIIPS3Sony Santa MonicaSCE
592.4%Rock Band 3X360, PS3, WiiHarmonixMTV Games
692.3%Starcraft II: Wings of LibertyPCBlizzardBlizzard
791.8%Halo: ReachX360BungieMicrosoft Studios
891.5%World of Warcraft: CataclysmPCBlizzardBlizzard
991.4%Super Street Fighter IVX360, PS3, PCCapcomCapcom
1090.9%Pac-Man Championship Edition DXX360, PS3NamcoNamco-Bandai

2009

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
196.3%Uncharted 2: Among ThievesPS3Naughty DogSCE
293.6%Street Fighter IVX360, PS3CapcomCapcom
393.5%Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2X360, PS3, PCInfinity WardActivision
492.9%Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown WarsDS, PSPRockstar LeedsRockstar Games
592.3%Forza Motorsport 3X360Turn-10 StudiosMicrosoft Studios
592.2%Batman: Arkham AsylumX360, PS3, PCRocksteadyWarner Bros.
791.0%Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside StoryDSAlpha DreamNintendo
890.7%Assassin's Creed IIX360, PS3Ubisoft MontrealUbisoft
990.6%Killzone 2PS3Guerilla GamesSCE
1090.3%Dragon Age: OriginsX360, PS3, PCBioWareElectronic Arts

2008

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.1%Grand Theft Auto IVX360, PS3, PCRockstar NorthRockstar Games
294.7%LittleBigPlanetPS3Media MoleculeSCE
394.0%World of GooWii, PC2D BoySelf Published
493.5%MGS4: Guns of the PatriotsPS3Kojima Pro.Konami
593.3%Gears of War 2X360Epic GamesMicrosoft Studios
692.9%Fallout 3X360, PS3, PCBethesda GamesBethesda Softworks
792.8%Super Smash Bros. BrawlWiiSora Ltd.Nintendo
892.7%WoW: Wrath of the Lich KingPCBlizzardBlizzard
992.3%Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4PS2AtlusAtlus
1092.3%Rock Band 2X360, PS3, WiiHarmonixMTV Games

2007

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.6%Super Mario GalaxyWiiNintendo EADNintendo
296.4%The Orange BoxX360, PS3, PCValveValve Corp.
395.0%BioShockX360, PCIrrational Games2K Games
494.2%Call of Duty 4: Modern WarfareX360, PS3, PCInfinity WardActivision
593.5%Halo 3X360BungieMicrosoft Studios
692.6%God of War IIPS2Sony Santa MonicaSCE
792.3%Galactic Civilizations II: Dark AvatarPCStardockStardock
891.9%Rock BandX360, PS3, Wii, PS2HarmonixMTV Games
991.2%Mass EffectX360BioWareMicrosoft Studios
1091.0%WoW: The Burning CrusadePCBlizzardBlizzard

2006

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
194.5%The Legend of Zelda: Twilight PrincessWii, GCNNintendo EADNintendo
294.0%Gears of WarX360Epic GamesMicrosoft Studios
393.9%Company of HeroesPCRelic EntertainmentTHQ
493.8%The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionX360, PCBethesda Game Studios2K Games
593.2%Metal Gear Solid 3: SubsistencePS2Kojima ProductionsKonami
692.7%OkamiPS2Clover StudiosCapcom
792.1%Guitar Hero IIPS2HarmonixActivision
890.8%Final Fantasy XIIPS2Square-EnixSquare-Enix
990.6%Ghost Recon: Advanced WarfighterX360, PCUbisoft MontrealUbisoft
1089.4%GTR 2PCSimBin10actle Studios

2005

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
195.8%Resident Evil 4GCN, PS2CapcomCapcom
294.8%Ninja Gaiden BlackXboxTeam NinjaTecmo
393.9%Splinter Cell: Chaos TheoryPS2, Xbox, GCN, PCUbisoft MontrealUbisoft
493.6%God of WarPS2Sony Santa MonicaSCE
593.2%Sid Meier's Civilization IVPCFiraxis2K Games
693.0%Forza MotorsportXboxTurn-10 StudiosMicrosoft Studios
792.1%Guitar HeroPS2HarmonixRedOctane
891.4%Shadow of the ColossusPS2SCE Japan StudiosSCE
991.3%Mario Kart DSDSNintendo EADNintendo
1090.8%World Soccer Winning Eleven 8PS2KCETKonami

2004

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
195.5%Half-Life 2PCValveValve Corp.
295.1%Grand Theft Auto: San AndreasPS2Rockstar NorthRockstar Games
394.6%Halo 2XboxBungieMicrosoft Studios
493.3%Burnout 3: TakedownPS2, XboxCriterionElectronic Arts
593.0%World Soccer Winning Eleven 7PS2KCETKonami
692.6%Unreal Tournament 2004PCEpic GamesAtari
792.5%Ninja GaidenXboxTeam NinjaTecmo
892.2%Splinter Cell: Pandora TomorrowPS2, Xbox, GCN, PCUbisoft ShanghaiUbisoft
992.1%Metroid Prime 2: EchoesGCNRetro StudiosNintendo
1091.9%World of WarcraftPCBlizzardBlizzard

2003

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
194.5%The Legend of Zelda: The Wind WakerGCNNintendoNintendo
294.3%Star Wars: Knights of the Old RepublicXbox, PCBioWareLucasArts
393.4%NCAA Football 2004PS2, Xbox, GCNEA SportsElectronic Arts
493.2%Project Gotham Racing 2XboxBizarre CreationsMicrosoft Studios
592.7%Prince of Persia: The Sands of TimePS2, Xbox, GCN, PCUbisoft MontrealUbisoft
692.3%SSX 3PS2, Xbox, GCNEA CanadaElectronic Arts
792.3%Super Mario Advance 4: Super Mario Bros. 3GBANintendoNintendo
892.1%Madden NFL 2004PS2, Xbox, GCNEA SportsElectronic Arts
992.1%Soul Calibur IIPS2, Xbox, GCNNamcoNamco
1091.7%Call of DutyPCInfinity WardActivision

2002

#ScoreNamePlatformDeveloperPublisher
196.4%Metroid PrimeGCNRetro StudiosNintendo
294.4%Grand Theft Auto: Vice CityPS2Rockstar NorthRockstar Games
393.1%Warcraft III: Reign of ChaosPCBlizzardBlizzard
492.6%Tom Clancy's Splinter CellXboxUbisoft MontrealUbisoft
592.6%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4PS2, Xbox, GCNNeversoftActivision
692.4%Super Mario World: Super Mario Advance 2GBANintendoNintendo
791.7%The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Last & Four SwordsGBANintendoNintendo
891.7%TimeSplitters 2PS2, Xbox, GCNFree RadicalEidos
991.4%Metroid FusionGBANintendoNintendo
1091.4%Super Mario SunshineGCNNintendoNintendo

2001

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
195.6%Halo: Combat EvolvedXboxBungieMicrosoft Studios
295.3%Grand Theft Auto IIIPS2Rockstar NorthRockstar Games
395.0%Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LibertyPS2Kojima ProductionsKonami
494.5%Gran Turismo 3: A-SpecPS2Polyphony DigitalSCE
593.6%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3PS2, GCN, PSNeversoftActivision
692.7%Advance WarsGBAIntelligent SystemsNintendo
792.6%Devil May CryPS2CapcomCapcom
892.5%SSX TrickyPS2, Xbox, GCNEA CanadaElectronic Arts
992.5%Madden NFL 2002PS2, Xbox, GCN, PC, PS, N64EA SportsElectronic Arts
1091.8%Final Fantasy XPS2SquareSoftSquare

2000

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
195.6%Metal Gear SolidGBCTOSEKonami
294.9%Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2PS, DCNeversoftActivision
394.5%NFL 2K1DCVisual ConceptsSEGA
494.2%Perfect DarkN64RareNintendo
594.0%Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of AmnPCBioWareInterplay
693.6%Resident Evil Code: VeronicaDCCapcomCapcom
793.3%Final Fantasy IXPSSquareSoftSquare
892.2%Chrono CrossPSSquareSoftSquare
992.2%SSXPS2EA CanadaElectronic Arts
1092.0%Vagrant StoryPSSquareSoftSquare

1999

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
196.9%Soul CaliburDCNamcoNamco
293.7%Tony Hawk's Pro SkaterPSNeversoftActivision
393.6%Unreal TournamentPCEpic GamesGT Interactive
492.6%Super Mario Bros. DeluxeGBCNintendoNintendo
592.4%Gran Turismo 2PSPolyphony DigitalSCE
692.1%System Shock 2PCIrrational GamesLooking Glass
791.9%Sid Meier's Alpha CentauriPCFiraxisElectronic Arts
891.8%Age of Empires II: Age of KingsPCEnsemble StudiosMicrosoft
991.8%Crash Team RacingPSNaughty DogSCE
1091.7%Street Fighter Alpha 3DCCapcomCapcom

1998

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
197.6%The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of TimeN64NintendoNintendo
296.3%Tekken 3PSNamcoNamco
395.1%Gran TurismoPSPolyphony DigitalSCE
494.3%Half-LifePCValveValve Corp.
593.8%Metal Gear SolidPSKojima ProductionsKonami
692.9%StarCraftPCBlizzardBlizzard
792.8%Grim FandangoPCLucasArtsLucasArts
892.6%Resident Evil 2PSCapcomCapcom
992.6%Banjo-KazooieN64RareNintendo
1091.9%Baldur's GatePCBioWareInterplay

1997

#ScoreNamePlatform(s)DeveloperPublisher
194.6%GoldenEye 007N64RareNintendo
293.0%Castlevania: Symphony of the NightPSKonamiSCE
392.6%Colony WarsPSPsygnosisSCE
492.4%Final Fantasy VIIPSSquareSoftSquare-Enix
592.2%Dungeon KeeperPCBullfrogElectronic Arts
691.5%Soul BladePSProject SoulNamco
790.0%NFL Gameday 98PS989 StudiosSCE
889.9%The Curse of Monkey IslandPCLucasArtsLucasArts
989.7%FalloutPCBlack IsleInterplay
1089.6%CarmageddonPCSCiInterplay

1996

#ScoreNameConsoleDeveloperPublisher
196.4%Super Mario 64N64NintendoNintendo
294.6%WipeOut XLPSPsychosisSCE
393.2%QuakePCid Softwareid Software
492.5%Tekken 2PSNamcoNamco
591.7%Tomb RaiderPS, PCCore DesignEidos
691.3%Sid Meier's Civilization IIPCMPS LabsMicroPose
790.9%Command & Conquer: Red AlertPCWestwood StudiosVirgin Interactive
890.7%Wave Race 64N64NintendoNintendo
990.5%Realms of the HauntingPCGremlin InteractiveInterplay
1089.6%Dragon ForceSATSEGASEGA

NOTES

- Game scores are taken from Gamerankings.com

- Games must have at least 20 reviews to count from 2001-Present. 2000 and earlier need at least 10 reviews.

- Dates are North American only.

- Lists do not include the following:

  • Games which have been released in a previous year. (Example: BioShock was released on the X360 and PC in 2007, but on the PS3 in 2008)
  • HD collections. (Examples: God of War Collection, Prince of Persia Trilogy, ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection, Metal Gear Solid Collection)
  • Other collections of old games. (Example: Metroid Prime Trilogy)

- The best score is taken if the game has appeared on more than one platform. Grand Theft Auto IV, for example, is a 97.0% on the PS3, but only 96.7% on the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 3 version is the score taken. This is to clear the mess of multiplatform games on the list.

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