game per year ive been alive

sure. i play games sometimes


Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse
Freddi Fish 2: The Case of the Haunted Schoolhouse

1996

thats right motherfucker

GoldenEye 007
GoldenEye 007

1997

i didnt play this when it was new but it still rocks. also helped me understand why everyone hates the dude who plays oddjob

Fallout 2
Fallout 2

1998

not better than fallout 1 imo but i dont like zelda, RE2, banjo kazooie or spyro so

RollerCoaster Tycoon
RollerCoaster Tycoon

1999

pretty sure i spent 40% of my childhood hiring unlimited janitors so i could make them mow the grass

Tsukihime
Tsukihime

2000

i would not recommend this to anybody but this is a bonkers VN and i cant stop thinking about it

M&M's: The Lost Formulas
M&M's: The Lost Formulas

2000 (again, baby)

its my list. check this fucking pick out. the platforming in this sucks so bad on like 30% of the levels but I played this so much as a kid that Yellow going "uh-oh" is burned into my brain like numbers on an ATM screen.

Max Payne
Max Payne

2001

The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

2002

i dont even like morrowind that much but if you think im picking the OG splinter cell or hitman 2:sa in the year 2021 you are on crack

Kirby Air Ride
Kirby Air Ride

2003

i wasnt playing many games at this time but boy i had a fucking blast rocking over to my neighbors house and doing whatever the fuck goes on in this game

Tony Hawk's Underground 2
Tony Hawk's Underground 2

2004

there are games i like better as an adult human 17 years later but playing this at my cousin's house was the first time i ever had my mind blown by a video game and i remember it like it was yesterday

Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

2005

nothing more fucked up than making me choose between NFSMW and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory

Hitman: Blood Money
Hitman: Blood Money

2006

just sit down sometime and listen to that hip hop song that plays in the tutorial level if you havent already

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

2007

single-handedly changed my taste in music so radically that i have no idea where i'd be now, given that i made some of my closest friends for years due to shared music taste

Mirror's Edge
Mirror's Edge

2008

League of Legends
League of Legends

2009

sigh

Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: Warband

2010

I have 5 different games rated either a 9 or 10 from 2010

PAYDAY: The Heist
PAYDAY: The Heist

2011

it's not the best game released in 2011 but this game and its sequel made me IRL friendships that last to this day

Diablo III
Diablo III

2012

wouldn't become a real game until reaper of souls but i dont really give a shit about that here. im not putting a dlc on this list. this game still whips and just blasting through rifts with your friends rocks

Project Zomboid
Project Zomboid

2013

i have played many 2013 games a lot more (payday 2, war thunder, warframe) but i spent so many moments in this game crying with laughter that very few other games can compare, esp not as a percentage of playtime. not even laughing at the game, but laughing with it as we use the mechanics to make a sandwich so disgusting that a character instantly becomes depressed

The Sims 4
The Sims 4

2014

they have made the same game 4 times and sure, i play it like once every six months, but when i do i am fixed to the screen for literally ten hours at a time

Yakuza 0
Yakuza 0

2015

Introduced me to what would become my favorite series. Not my favorite game in the series and is... weirdly horny, but still a good sampler of everything the series does well

VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action
VA-11 HALL-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

2016

a really tough year to pick, with several of my favorite games coming out all at once. i have tried so often to write so much about this game but i can't really do it, because I don't have the vocabulary to talk about this game in a way that captures my experience with this game that also offers only the praise it deserves. sometimes the game doesn't have to do anything spectacular to really resonate with you.

Total War: Warhammer II
Total War: Warhammer II

2017

Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4

2018

Risk of Rain 2
Risk of Rain 2

2019

Receiver 2
Receiver 2

2020

buddy if you thought i was going to shut up about the stupid gun game you are so, so wrong

Sub Rosa
Sub Rosa

2021

i havent played the most mindblowing things in 2021 yet, and the nier replicant remake doesn't get credit for the story of the original nier. speaking about the content of this game, it kidna sucks, but it's so fun to play, especially if you can recruit a friend to play with you (just honor system that shit please, dont cheat)

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