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Best Games of All-Time 1985-1998

1. Metal Gear Solid, PS (1998, Konami)
2. Ninja Gaiden II, NES (1990, Tecmo)
3. Legend of Zelda, NES (1987, Nintendo)
4. Final Fantasy III, SNES (1994, Square Soft)
5. Tomb Raider, PS (1996, Eidos)
6. Tomb Raider II, PS (1997, Eidos)
7. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, N64 (1998, Nintendo)
8. Super Mario Bros., NES (1985, Nintendo)
9. Super Mario Bros. 3, NES (1990, Nintendo)
10. Panzer Dragoon Saga, SATURN (1998, Sega)
11. ActRaiser, SNES (1991, Enix)
12. Chrono Trigger, SNES (1995, Square Soft)
13. Crystalis, NES (1990, SNK)
14. Wario Land, VIRTUAL BOY (1995, Nintendo)
15. StarTropics, NES (1990, Nintendo)
16. Super Metroid, SNES (1994, Nintendo)
17. Super Mario 64, N64 (1996, Nintendo)
18. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, SNES (1992, Nintendo)
19. Final Fantasy II, SNES (1991, Square Soft)
20. Resident Evil 2, PS (1998, Capcom)
21. Resident Evil, PS (1996, Capcom)
22. GoldenEye 007, N64 (1997, Nintendo)
23. Mega Man 3, NES (1990, Capcom)
24. Maniac Mansion, NES (1990, Jaleco)
25. Zombies Ate My Neighbors, SNES (1993, Konami)
26. Shadowrun, SNES (1993, Data East)
27. Blackthorne, SNES (1994, Interplay)
28. Battletoads, NES (1991, Tradewest)
29. Dragon Warrior IV, NES (1992, Enix)
30. Wild Arms, PS (1997, Sony)
31. Metal Gear, NES (1988, Konami)
32. Young Merlin, SNES (1994, Virgin)
33. Illusion of Gaia, SNES (1994, Nintendo)
34. Road Runner’s Death Valley Rally, SNES (1993, Sunsoft)
35. Treasures of the Deep, PS (1997, Namco)
36. Blast Corps, N64 (1997, Nintendo)
37. Bomberman, SATURN (1997, Sega)
38. Sonic CD, SEGA CD (1993, Sega)
39. Secret of Mana, SNES (1993, Square Soft)
40. Castlevania II: Simon’s Quest, NES (1988, Konami)
41. Contra III: The Alien Wars, SNES (1992, Konami)
42. Super Ghouls and Ghosts, SNES (1991, Capcom)
43. Super Mario Bros. 2, NES (1988, Nintendo)
44. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link, NES (1988, Nintendo)
45. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, GB (1993, Nintendo)
46. The Lost Vikings, SNES (1993, Interplay)
47. The Lost Levels (S. Mario All-Stars), SNES (1993, Nintendo)
48. Bionic Commando, NES (1988, Capcom)
49. Strider, GENESIS (1990, Capcom)
50. Flashback, GENESIS (1993, U.S. Gold)

Top Games 1990-1997

TOP GAMES OF 1997
1. Tomb Raider 2
2. GoldenEye 007
3. Wild Arms
4. Treasures of the Deep
5. Blast Corps
6. Bomberman (Saturn)
7. Crash Bandicoot 2
8. Doom 64
9. Final Fantasy 7
10. Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee [sic]
11. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
12. Albert Odyssey
13. Shipwreckers!
14. Diddy Kong Racing
15. Castlevania: SotN
16. Harvest Moon
17. Riven
18. Parappa the Rapper
19. International Superstar Soccer
20. NFL Game Day 98

TOP GAMES OF 1996
1. Super Mario 64
2. Tomb Raider
3. Resident Evil
4. Shadows of the Empire
5. Crash Bandicoot
6. Dragon Force
7. Donkey Kong Country 3
8. Nights
9. Mr. Bones
10. Tetris Attack
11. Tekken 2
12. Legacy of Kain
13. Super Mario RPG
14. Madden NFL 97
15. Tecmo’s Deception

TOP GAMES OF 1995
1. Chrono Trigger
2. Wario Land (Virtual Boy)
3. Donkey Kong Country 2
4. Super Mario World 2
5. Secret of Evermore
6. Lunar: Eternal Blue
7. Panzer Dragoon Zwei
8. Ogre Battle
9. Twisted Metal
10. Warhawk

TOP GAMES OF 1994
1. Final Fantasy III
2. Super Metroid
3. Donkey Kong Country
4. Blackthorne
5. Young Merlin
6. Illusion of Gaia
7. Sonic and Knuckles
8. Sonic 3
9. Shining Force II
10. Bugs Bunny Rabbit Rampage
11. Super Return of the Jedi
12. Breath of Fire
13. Mega Man X
14. Mega Man 6
15. Earthworm Jim

TOP GAMES OF 1993
1. Zombies Ate My Neighbors
2. Shadowrun
3. Road Runner’s Death Valley Rally
4. Secret of Mana
5. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
6. Aladdin
7. The Lost Vikings
8. Sonic CD
9. Super Mario All-Stars (Lost Levels)
10. Super Empire Strikes Back
11. Star Fox
12. Street Fighter II Turbo
13. Flashback

TOP GAMES OF 1992
1. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
2. Contra III: The Alien Wars
3. Dragon Warrior IV
4. Sonic 2
5. Shining Force
6. Krusty’s Fun House
7. Super Mario Kart
8. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior

TOP GAMES OF 1991
1. ActRaiser
2. Final Fantasy II
3. Battletoads
4. Super Mario World
5. Sonic the Hedgehog
6. Mega Man 4
7. Super Castlevania IV
8. Super Ghouls ‘n’ Ghosts
9. Toejam and Earl
10. Metroid II: Return of Samus

TOP GAMES OF 1990
1. Ninja Gaiden II
2. Super Mario Bros. 3
3. Crystalis
4. StarTropics
5. Mega Man 3
6. Maniac Mansion
7. Strider
8. Final Fantasy
9. Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse
10. Ys Books I and II

Top Games 1985-1989

TOP GAMES OF 1989
1. Ghouls and Ghosts
2. Mega Man 2
3. Legendary Axe
4. Bonk’s Adventure
5. Bomberman

TOP GAMES OF 1988
1. Super Mario Bros. 2
2. Zelda II: The Adventures of Link
3. Bionic Commando
4. Metal Gear
5. Phantasy Star

TOP GAME OF 1987
The Legend of Zelda

TOP GAME OF 1985
Super Mario Bros.