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1984
Tetris | (NES)
     Cobra Command | (Mega CD)
     1942 | (Arcade)

1985
Super Mario Bros. | (NES)
     Duck Hunt | (NES)
     Gauntlet | (Arcade)

1986
Super Mario Bros. 2 | (NES)
     R.B.I. Baseball | (NES)
     Castlevania | (NES)

1987
The Legend of Zelda | (NES)
     Rad Racer | (NES)
     Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! | (NES)

1988
Contra | (NES)
     Major League Baseball | (NES)
     Rampage | (NES)

1989
Tetris | (Game Boy)
     Baseball | (Game Boy)
     Shinobi | (NES)

1990
Mega Man 3 | (NES)
     Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles | (NES)
     Super Mario Bros. 3 | (NES)

1991
Super Mario World | (SNES)
     Gradius III | (SNES)
     F-Zero | (SNES)

1992
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past | (SNES)
     Super Mario Kart | (SNES)
     Street Fighter II: The World Warrior | (SNES)

1993
Mortal Kombat | (Genesis)
     Star Fox | (SNES)
     The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening | (Game Boy)

1994
Mortal Kombat II | (Genesis
     NBA Jam | (Arcade)
     Donkey Kong Country | (SNES)

1995
Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 | (Genesis)
     NBA Jam Tournament Edition | (Arcade)
     Chrono Trigger | (SNES)

1996
Super Mario 64 | (Nintendo 64)
     Twisted Metal 2 | (PlayStation)
     Mortal Kombat Trilogy | (PlayStation)

1997
Star Fox 64 | (Nintendo 64)
     Final Fantasy VII | (PlayStation)
     Mario Kart 64 | (Nintendo 64)

1998
Crash Bandicoot: Warped | (PlayStation)
     WCW/nWo Revenge | (Nintendo 64)
     NFL Blitz | (Arcade/Nintendo 64)

1999
EverQuest | (PC)
     Final Fantasy VIII | (PlayStation)
     WWF WrestleMania 2000 | (Nintendo 64)

2000
EverQuest: The Scars of Velious | (PC)
     EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark | (PC)
     Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 | (PlayStation)

2001
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 | (PlayStation)
     EverQuest: The Shadows of Luclin | (PC)
     Grand Theft Auto III | (PS2)

2002
EverQuest: The Planes of Power | (Personal Computer)
     Grand Theft Auto: Vice City | (PlayStation 2)
     NFL 2K3 | (PlayStation 2)

2003
SSX 3 | (PlayStation 2)
     Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic | (Xbox)
     The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker | (Gamecube)

2004
ESPN NFL 2K5 | (PlayStation 2)
     Burnout 3: Takedown | (Xbox)
     Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas | (PS2)

2005
Battlefield 2 | (PC)
     God of War | (PlayStation 2)
     Tekken 5 | (PlayStation 2)

2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion | (PC)
     Final Fantasy XII | (PlayStation 2)
     The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess | (Gamecube)

2007
Mass Effect | (PC)
     Assassin's Creed | (Xbox 360)
     Rock Band | (Xbox 360)

2008
Fable II | (Xbox 360)
     Rock Band 2 | (Xbox 360)
     Prince of Persia | (Xbox 360)

2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves | (PlayStation 3)
     Dragon Age: Origins | (Xbox 360)
     Assassin's Creed II | (Xbox 360)

2010
Mass Effect 2 | (PC)
     Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood | (Xbox 360)
     Rock Band 3 | (Xbox 360)

2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim | (PC)
     Mortal Kombat | (Xbox 360)
     Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception | (PlayStation 3)

2012
The Walking Dead | (PC)
     Mass Effect 3 | (Xbox 360)
     Theatrhythm Final Fantasy | (Nintendo 3DS)

2013
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds | (Nintendo 3DS)
     Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag | (Xbox 360)
     Animal Crossing: New Leaf | (Nintendo 3DS)

2014
Dragon Age: Inquisition | (PC)
     Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor | (PlayStation 4)
     Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition | (PlayStation 4)

2015
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt | (PC)
     Assassin's Creed Syndicate | (PlayStation 4)
     Persona 4: Dancing All Night | (PlayStation Vita)

2016
Titanfall 2 | (PC)
     Uncharted 4: A Thief's End | (PlayStation 4)
     Final Fantasy XV | (PlayStation 4)

2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild | (Nintendo Switch)
     NieR:Automata | (PlayStation 4)
     Everybody's Golf | (PlayStation 4)

2018
God of War | (PlayStation 4)
     Assassin's Creed Odyssey | (PlayStation 4)
     Tetris Effect | (PlayStation 4)

2019
Control | (PC)
     Fire Emblem: Three Houses | (Nintendo Switch)
     Mortal Kombat 11 | (PlayStation 4)

2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons | (Nintendo Switch)
     Astro's Playroom | (PlayStation 5)
     Final Fantasy VII Remake | (PlayStation 4)

2021
Kena: Bridge of Spirits | (PlayStation 4)
     Halo Infinite | (Xbox Series X)
     Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | (PlayStation 5)

2022
Tunic | (Xbox Series X)
     God of War Ragnarök | (PlayStation 5)
     Horizon Forbidden West | (PlayStation 5)


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