My Favourite Game For Every Year I’ve Been Alive

.. Well, this is a tricky question.

Trust the Well-Red Mage to come up with such a big subject! I’ve been gaming for quite a long time now, but I don’t know whether I’ve even played a game for each year of my life. Nonetheless, I’ll give this a bash – the rules are simply to post a game that came out in each year since my birth, and it’s my favourite one rather than the one I think was the best or the most influential or anything else. Since I can’t remember off the top of my head which games came out in which years, I’ll be using Wikipedia’s ‘years in gaming’ pages (which are fun to read through and just watch the lists getting longer and longer) and hope it doesn’t omit anything too important!

Check out a couple of the other answers to this question, by the way; I’m sure there are more, but I’ve recently seen Adventure Rules and Dragon’s Tea Party post responses which are probably much more betterly thought out-ened than mine.

This will make some people angry (at least, it makes people at my work angry sometimes), but I was born in 1994. So let’s get started! (By the way, lots of other peoples’ answers will have lots of images and full-on descriptions of each game, but I’m kind of pressed for time so I’m literally just going to list ’em. Sorry!)

1994. Donkey Kong Country

1995. Chrono Trigger

(Honourable mentions to Star Wars Dark Forces, EarthBound, Yoshi’s Island, Rayman and Worms. Good year, apparently!)

1996. Pokémon Red and Green

1997. Final Fantasy VII

1998. Legend Of Zelda – Ocarina of Time

1999. Pokémon Snap

2000. TimeSplitters

2001. Crazy Taxi

2002. Kingdom Hearts

2003. Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

2004. Spider-Man 2

2005. Kingdom Hearts II

(Sorry, Resident Evil 4 and Star Wars Battlefront II.)

2006. Final Fantasy XII

2007. BioShock

2008. Mirror’s Edge

2009. Batman: Arkham Asylum

2010. Civilisation V

2011. The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

2012. The Walking Dead

2013. BioShock Infinite

2014. Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

2015. Rise of the Tomb Raider

2016. The Last Guardian

2017. Horizon Zero Dawn

2018. Kingdom Hearts III. Please. 

.. please.

11 comments

  1. Why would people be angry that you were born in 1994? That seems silly to me. Also even though you were only three when it came out, you knew FFVII was the best game to come out in 1997, so I consider you young, but wise, my friend 😀 Wait, am I supposed to shake my fist and complain about “them damn millennials!” or whatever that is *pfft* I’m on the cusp of that being an 80s baby, or perhaps I just have my foot in two worlds. Gen Y and Millennial. Your list looks solid to me, and I still seem to be the reigning oldest blogger of the ones I’ve seen post this, whereas you might be the youngest 🙂

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