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Best Games by Critic Score

Year Game Platform Critic Score
2020 Final Fantasy VII: Remake PlayStation 4 94
2019 Photographs iPad 95
  Photographs iPhone 95
2018 Red Dead Redemption II Xbox One 95
2017 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Nintendo Switch 96
  The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Wii U 96
2016 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine Windows 93
  Uncharted 4: A Thief's End PlayStation 4 93
2015 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Xbox One 95
2014 The Last of Us: Remastered PlayStation 4 96
  Grand Theft Auto V Xbox One 96
2013 Rayman Legends Wii U 94
  Grand Theft Auto V Xbox 360 94
2012 The World Ends with You: Solo Remix iPhone 94
  Persona 4 Golden PS Vita 94
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 95
  Grand Theft Auto IV Xbox 360 95
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
  Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Windows 93
  Halo: Combat Evolved Macintosh 93
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
  Final Fantasy VII PlayStation 95
1996 Donkey Kong Land 2 Game Boy 93
  Super Mario 64 Nintendo 64 93
1995 Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island SNES 95
1994 Super Metroid SNES 93
  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 Tecmo Super Bowl NES 93
  The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past SNES 93
  Lemmings Amiga 93
1990 Rainbow Islands ZX Spectrum 93
  Sid Meier's Railroad Tycoon DOS 93
1989 Carrier Command ZX Spectrum 95
1988 Super Mario Bros. 3 NES 96
1987 Head Over Heels Commodore 64 93
1986 The Pawn Commodore 64 93
1985 Elite ZX Spectrum 96
1984 Knight Lore ZX Spectrum 93
  Pitfall II: Lost Caverns Atari 2600 93
1983 Ms. Pac-Man Atari 2600 94
  Donkey Kong Atari 8-bit 94
1982 Frogger Atari 2600 92
1981 Ice Hockey Atari 2600 88
  Kaboom! Atari 2600 88
1980 Space Invaders Atari 2600 88
1977 Combat Atari 2600 82