Best Games by Critic Score

Year Game Platform Critic Score
2016 Dark Souls III PlayStation 4 91
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Xbox One 94
  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Xbox One 94
  The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Windows 94
  Grand Theft Auto V Windows 94
2014 Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One 97
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 95
2012 Ōkami PlayStation 3 99
2011 Chrono Trigger Wii 99
2010 Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii 96
2009 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 95
  The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask Wii 95
2008 Grand Theft Auto IV PlayStation 3 96
2007 Super Mario Galaxy Wii 96
2006 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess GameCube 95
  Super Mario 64 Wii 95
2005 Resident Evil 4 GameCube 95
  Resident Evil 4 PlayStation 2 95
2004 Half-Life 2 Windows 94
  Halo 2 Xbox 94
  Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas PlayStation 2 94
2003 Project Gotham Racing 2 Xbox 93
  Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Xbox 93
  Rockstar Games Double Pack: Grand Theft Auto Xbox 93
  Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Xbox 93
  Halo: Combat Evolved Macintosh 93
2002 Metroid Prime GameCube 96
2001 Grand Theft Auto III PlayStation 2 95
2000 NFL 2K1 Dreamcast 94
  Perfect Dark Nintendo 64 94
1999 SoulCalibur Dreamcast 96
1998 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Nintendo 64 97
1997 Gran Turismo PlayStation 95
1996 Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams... SEGA Saturn 93
  Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy 93
  Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 93
  Sid Meier's Civilization II Windows 3.x 93
1995 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island SNES 95
1994 Final Fantasy III SNES 93
  Samurai Shodown II Neo Geo 93
1993 NHL '94 Genesis 94
  Street Fighter II Turbo SNES 94
  Super Mario All-Stars SNES 94
  Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle DOS 94
1992 Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Genesis 93
  Links 386 Pro DOS 93
  Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss DOS 93
1991 Lemmings Amiga 94
1990 Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon DOS 94
  Wing Commander DOS 94
1989 Tetris Game Boy 94
1988 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 95
1987 Head Over Heels Commodore 64 94
1986 Alter Ego Commodore 64 96
  Gauntlet ZX Spectrum 96
1985 Elite ZX Spectrum 96
1984 Elite BBC Micro 95
1983 Frogger Atari 2600 90
  Exodus: Ultima III Commodore 64 90
1982 Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 92
1981 Yars' Revenge Atari 2600 88
1980 Space Invaders Atari 2600 88
1977 Combat Atari 2600 80