Games Of The Year

gotyThough I update this list annually, an individual page is far easier to find than poring through posts to find them. So, here is my annual GotY list!!!

Year GotY New IP GotY
2021 Deathloop [Same]
2020 Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla Ghost Of Tsushima
2019 Demon’s Tilt [Same]
2018 God Of War Astro Bot: Rescue Mission
2017 Resident Evil VII: Biohazard Horizon: Zero Dawn
2016 Uncharted 4 Overcooked (?)
2015 Metal Gear Solid V Bloodborne
2014 Shadow Of Mordor [Same]
2013 Tomb Raider Guacamelee!
2012 Borderlands 2 The Walking Dead
2011 Portal 2 Torchlight
2010 Red Dead Redemption Darksiders
2009 Uncharted 2 Borderlands
2008 Metal Gear Solid 4 LittleBigPlanet
2007 Uncharted [Same]
2006 Gears Of War [Same]
2005 Resident Evil 4 God Of War
2004 Metal Gear Solid 3 [???]
2003 DoDonPachi: Dai-Ou-Jou [???]
2002 Resident Evil REmake Ikaruga
2001 Grand Theft Auto III [???]
2000 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 SSX
1999 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater [Same]
1998 Metal Gear Solid Spyro The Dragon
1997 Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night [???]
1996 Street Fighter Zero 2 Tomb Raider

In several years, I simply could not find a new IP to throne. It happens. Sequels rule the world, as we know.

It’s worth noting that 2010’s Red Dead Redemption was a toss-up with Super Mario Galaxy 2. Both are pretty much perfect 10s in my book. Four MGS games? Three Uncharted and RE games topping this list! And Borderlands is on there twice too. Pretty cool!

Update – February 2018
I picked up Bloodborne this winter and while it hasn’t dethroned MGSV, it has usurped Rocket League as the best new IP of 2015.

Update – January 2021
Since getting a PSVR, my New-IP entry for 2018 has shifted from Dead Cells to Astro Bot: Rescue Mission. This game is so good that it may even rival the mighty God Of War as the best of the year.