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Shadow of the ColossusNew PlayStation 3 cover by mars_rulez | Today, 01:12 PM
Injustice 2: EnchantressNew PlayStation 4 cover by jaXen | Today, 01:12 PM
PictureBook Games: Pop-Up PursuitNew Wii credits by Kabushi | Today, 12:23 PM
FlowerworksNew Wii credits by Kabushi | Today, 12:23 PM

Just Added more

Injustice 2: Enchantress (PlayStation 4)Added by jaXen | Today, 01:12 PM
Rocksmith: All-new 2014 Edition - Green Day: Welcome to Paradise (Macintosh)Added by jaXen | Today, 01:11 PM
Rocksmith: All-new 2014 Edition - Green Day: Know Your Enemy (Macintosh)Added by jaXen | Today, 01:11 PM
Rocksmith: All-new 2014 Edition - Green Day: Jesus of Suburbia (Macintosh)Added by jaXen | Today, 01:10 PM

New Screenshots more

The Colony

Amiga

by OmegaPC777

Eindeloos

Commodore 64

by Edwin Drost

Comix Zone

Android

by OmegaPC777

JumpStart Baby

Windows

by William Howard

New Cover Art more

Shadow of the Colossus

by mars_rulez

Injustice 2: Enchantress

by jaXen

Injustice 2: Enchantress

by jaXen

Rocksmith: All-new 2014 Edition - Green Day: Welcome to Paradise

by jaXen

New Promo Art more

XCar: Experimental Racing

by MrFlibble

MDK

by MrFlibble

Zuzu & Pirates

by jaXen

Baldur's Gate

by Daedolon

New Reviews

Front cover

ESWAT: City under Siege

"SEGA's RoboCop deserves a sequel."

by chirinea on Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Front cover

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Spellbound

"A disappointment for fans of the Sabrina TV series"

by Katie Cadet on Jan 14, 2018
Front cover

The Sexy Brutale

"A refreshing new take"

by vulture on Jan 07, 2018
Front cover

Syberia

"A transitional moment for adventure games"

by krisko6 on Jan 07, 2018

MobyGames News

MobyGames Stats - 2017 edition
As per tradition, I present to you the database visualization! Made possible by the MobyGames API.

Previous editions:
June 2017 - January 2017 - January 2016 - January 2015 - January 2014 - January 2013 - January 2012 - January 2011 - January 2010 - January 2009



(Click to enlarge)

An explanation: each coloured shape in the graph represents a platform. The horizontal axis is time. The vertical axis represents the number of games released. So the height of a shape on a given point in time indicates the number of games released for that platform that year. The total height of the graph on a given point in time shows the total releases that year.

[All data taken from MobyGames. Of course, the graph is only as complete as our database is - meaning we currently undercount some new digital game platforms like PC/Mac, digital console, and iOS/Android since we don't 'scrape' those databases automatically - and the dropoff in 2015 and 2016 is because we're still entering newer games into the database. Come help us if you can!]
Submitted by vedder (26280) on Jan 12, 20186 comments
Guess the game logos this MobyGames logo is made from?
Regular MobyGames contributor Pseudo_Intellectual has posted his latest puzzle, as follows:

"It's been a while since I hit you fine folks with a round of my little game, but I hope that it takes you a few more minutes to guess the game-related source of all these letters than it did last time"



The existing forum thread has some correct guesses but there's still quite a few missing letters!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1755) on Jan 06, 20185 comments
An official merry Xmas/happy holidays from MobyGames!
Honestly, MobyGames is mainly YOU all - contributors and readers - but from myself, Reed (owner) and Tracy Poff (coder), as well as all the site admins and approvers, thanks for your great work on MobyGames over the last 12 months.

We've added over 15,000 games this year - likely an all-time record - and are doing a good job of keeping up on console digital releases, as well as filling in the blanks with Game & Watch handhelds, mainframe games and more.

Our goals for 2018? Keep up the good work, keep giving researchers and non-profits access to our API, and try to get some neater visualizations of our data live as we keep working on a revamped website. Happy Xmas!
Submitted by Simon Carless (1755) on Dec 24, 20179 comments
What was the favorite game you played in 2017?
Well, it's almost the end of 2017, so rather than ask 'what was your favorite game of the year?', I know that a lot of MobyGames contributors and readers don't necessarily play, uh, new games.

So here's the alternative question - what's the best game that you played during 2017, whether old or new, and why? (And a happy upcoming holidays to you all!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (1755) on Dec 17, 201726 comments
Reminder: MobyGames has an API that you can use!
For those who didn't spot it - yes, MobyGames has an API that you can use for non-profit, non-commercial purposes.

Here's more information about it and how to access it, if you're interested. (And we do have a commercial license if you need to use it that way too!)
Submitted by Simon Carless (1755) on Dec 09, 20170 comments

View past news.

Tip Of The Day

To see the total number of games in the database, click the word "Database Stats" in the left frame on the main page. The resulting screen will have the number of games next to the word "Games".   more tips

Current MobyGoal

2500 Wii Games (39%)

39% Complete

We need 39 more Wii games documented to complete this goal!

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Last Guardian: Jūkyō no Shugosha
PC-98 version released. (Japan)
1996
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Windows 3.x version released. (Worldwide)
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