Greatest Games Recap

Back before Stew Over existed, I came up with a unique way to talk about our favorite games of all time. A podcast was scheduled, and Jim, Tyler, Kevin, Chas, and I decided we’d run down every year since 1985 and decide the best game from each particular year. Arguments were had, tough decisions made, copious amounts of beer consumed, and  a pretty ambitious project (27 articles in 27 weeks) finally came to an end last week.

The purpose of this post is to put links to all the articles in one place and let you catch up on any you have missed. Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

Part I: The 8-bit (NES) Era

“In my mind, Super Mario Bros. is, and probably always will be, the greatest video game ever made.” – Dave

1985: Super Mario Bros. (NES) by Dave

The competition: Included in article above

1986: Arkanoid (Arcade) by Tyler

The competition: Included in article above

1987: The Legend of Zelda (NES) by Tyler

The competition: by Dave

1988: R.B.I. Baseball (NES/Arcade) by Jim

The competition: by Chas

1989: Dragon Warrior (NES) by Chas

The Competition: by Kevin

1990: Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES) by Kevin

The Competition: by Dave

Part II: The 16 Bit (SNES/PC) Era 

“Warcraft II is the best RTS ever made.” – Chas, Chas’ mom

1991: Civilization (PC) by Jim

The Competition: by Dave

1992: Super Mario Kart (SNES) by Tyler

The Competition: by Dave

1993: Sim City 2000 (PC) by Burner

The Competition: by Chas

1994: Final Fantasy III (SNES) by Dave

The Competition: by Dave

1995: Warcraft II (PC) by Chas

The Competition: by Jim

Part III: The 64 Bit (N64/More PC) Era

“I’ve been to Chicago, New York City, Munich, Rome, Buenos Aires, Little Rock. Tristram [Diablo’s main village] has them all beat.” – Jim

1996: Diablo(PC) by Jim

The Competition: by Dave

1997: Goldeneye: 007 (N64) by Tyler

The Competition: by Chas

1998: Half-Life (PC) by Chas

The Competition: by Burner

1999: Medal of Honor (Playstation) by Kevin

The Competition: by Dave

2000: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 (Playstation) by Jim

Part IV: The Playstation 2 (and Gamecube) Era

“[I had] a 6 year love affair with the MMORPG known to gamers as simply “WoW”.” – Ed

2001: Grand Theft Auto 3 (Playstation 2) by Dave

2002: Eternal Darkness (Gamecube) by Dave

2003: Mario Party 5 (Gamecube) by Dave

The Competition: by Lisa

2004: World of Warcraft (PC) by Ed

2005: Shadow of the Colossus (Playstation 2) by Dave

Part V: The HD Era

“[Uncharted 2 is] the best game ever released on the PS3 and probably the best of this generation on any console” – Kevin

2006: Civilization IV (PC) by Burner

The Competition: by Lisa

2007: Bioshock (Xbox 360) by Dave

2008: Left 4 Dead (Xbox 360) by Jim

The Competition: by Dave

2009: Uncharted 2 (Playstation 2) by Kevin

The Competition: by Dave

2010: Limbo (Xbox 360) by Dave

The Competition: by Dave

2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii) by Lisa

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about our favorite games as much as we enjoyed talking about them and writing about them. Knowing me, this isn’t the last you’ll hear about my favorite games of the past, so stay tuned to Stew Over for more retro gaming goodness. Let us know in the comments which games we got right and which games you thought we missed!

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