Why 1998 was the best year in gaming

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Posted by AhmadMetallic

tru dat

Edited by Driadon
Edit: Whoops! That'll learn me from scrolling through that too fast.
Posted by TheGreatGuero

I'm going to name some others you might want to consider adding:
Tekken 3
Resident Evil 2
1080 Snowboarding
Pokemon Blue/Red
 
Still... while looking at these games, I'm not convinced 1998 is the best. 
2001 was pretty great, with titles such as Halo, GTA3, THPS3, GT3, MGS2, DMC, SSBM, FFX, Paper Mario, Twisted Metal Black, Red Faction, Conker's Bad Fur Day, Advance Wars. 

2004 was also great, with games like GTA:SA, Half-Life 2, Halo 2, Burnout 3, Ninja Gaiden, MGS3, WoW, Metroid Prime 2, Pikmin 2, Far Cry, ESPN NFL 2K5, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay, Sid Meier's Pirates!.
 
2005 wasn't bad, and had Resident Evil 4, God of War, Guitar Hero, Shadow of the Colussus, Psychonauts, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Ninja Gaiden Black. 
 
2006 mostly sucked. 
 
2007 had plenty of stand-out games like Call of Duty 4, Halo 3, BioShock, The Orange Box, Super Mario Galaxy, Rock Band, Uncharted, World in Conflict, Skate.
 
2008 rocked with games like GTAIV, Fallout 3, Braid, MGS4, LBP, Gears of War 2, SSBB, Rock Band 2, Dead Space, Left 4 Dead, Burnout Paradise, Fable 2, Professor Layton and the Curious Village, Prince of Persia, Battlefield: Bad Company. 
 
Yeah, I think my money's on 2008.

Posted by MrCellophane

This list needs Pokemon Red/Blue. Those games spawned an entire goddamn genre and ate all of my time!

Edited by zameer

Love this list, 1998 was the year that more or less doomed me to a life of nerd-dom.

Posted by ComradeKhan

1998... wow... it was amazing!

Edited by TechHits

you make a solid case for 1998.

Posted by Kidavenger
Edited by Jahandar

I don't follow racing games, so it was off my radar, but I'll add it to the list. Thanks!

Posted by n0nametaz

Wow no kidding!

Posted by therepublicanguy

Yeah '98 was good, but so was 07

Posted by brassmarsh

@zameer: ditto

Posted by bkbroiler

This list is a great list.

Posted by Slag

There has never been another 1998

Posted by Elyk247

Soul Calibur was '99. But yeah '98 is pretty damn impressive.

Posted by Super__Sam

Great list, but you forgot the best game of all time: WCW/nWo Revenge!

Posted by Jahandar

- Added credits for games you guys have suggested, I have blind spots especially on sport/racing games, so thanks for the help!