Best Games by Critic Score

Year Game Platform Critic Score
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch 95
  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U 95
2016 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Windows 92
  Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PlayStation 4 92
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
2014 Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One 96
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 95
2012 Journey PlayStation 3 93
  Ōkami PlayStation 3 93
2011 Chrono Trigger Wii 96
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 Clifford the Big Red Dog: Phonics Windows 94
  Halo: Combat Evolved Macintosh 94
2002 Metroid Prime GameCube 96
2001 Grand Theft Auto III PlayStation 2 95
2000 Metal Gear Solid Game Boy Color 94
  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 Street Fighter II Turbo SNES 94
  Super Mario All-Stars SNES 94
  Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle DOS 94
1992 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 96
1987 Head Over Heels Commodore 64 93
1986 Alter Ego Commodore 64 96
  Gauntlet ZX Spectrum 96
1985 Elite ZX Spectrum 96
1984 Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 95
  Elite BBC Micro 95
1983 Donkey Kong Atari 8-bit 94
1982 Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 93
1981 Ice Hockey Atari 2600 88
  Yars' Revenge Atari 2600 88
  Kaboom! Atari 2600 88
1980 Space Invaders Atari 2600 88
1977 Combat Atari 2600 82