This is a list of games that I have played or enjoyed or recognize as being important in either the history of gaming or at least in the history of MY experience with gaming.

Ratings are mostly scored between all choices that year. As such, a more competitive year will have a higher score bar than other years.

Before 1982
Pong @:88
Tank @:88
Breakout @:88
Space Invaders @:88
Asteroids @:88
Galaxian @:79
Centipede @:88
Defender @:79
Missile Command @:75
Mystery House @:75
Pac-Man @:82
Zork: The Great Underground Empire - Part I @:
Donkey Kong @:88
Frogger @:79
Galaga @:75
Ms. Pac-Man @:75
Qix @:82
1982
BurgerTime @:
Dig Dug @:
Donkey Kong Jr. @:
Joust @:
Moon Patrol @:
Paratrooper @:
Popeye @:
Q*bert @:
Robotron: 2084 @:
Space Duel @:
Tron @:
1983
Alley Cat @:
Elevator Action @:
Lode Runner @:
Mario Bros. @:
Moon Bugs @:
Spy Hunter @:
Star Wars @:
1984
1942 @:
Balloon Fight @:
King's Quest: Quest for the Crown @:
Paperboy @:
Spy vs. Spy @:
1985
Duck Hunt @:
Excitebike @:
Gauntlet @:
Ghosts 'n Goblins @:
Ice Climber @:
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne @:
Spacewar! @:
Super Mario Bros. @:
Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar @:
Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? @:
1986
Arkanoid @:
Batman @:
Bubble Bobble @:
Gauntlet II @:
Gradius @:
Jackal @:
Kid Icarus @:
King's Quest III: To Heir Is Human @:
Metroid @:
Might and Magic Book One: The Secret of the Inner Sanctum @:
Reader Rabbit @:
Space Quest: The Sarien Encounter @:
Tetris @:
The Black Cauldron @:
1987
Bomberman @:
Castlevania @:
Contra @:
Death Sword @:
Double Dragon @:
Dungeon Master @:
Friday the 13th @:
Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards @:
Life Force @:
Maniac Mansion @:
Mega Man @:
Mike Tyson's Punch Out!! @:
Operation Wolf @:
Police Quest: In Pursuit of the Death Angel @:
Sid Meier's Pirates! @:
Skate or Die! @:
Space Quest II: Vohaul's Revenge @:
The Faery Tale Adventure @:
The Legend of Zelda @:
1988
Adventure Island @:
Battle Chess @:
Blades of Steel @:
Ghouls 'n Ghosts @:
Ice Hockey @:
King's Quest IV: The Perils of Rosella @:
Leisure Suit Larry Goes Looking for Love (in Several Wrong Places) @:
Metal Gear @:
Might and Magic II: Gates to Another World @:
Police Quest II: The Vengeance @:
Robocop @:
Super Mario Bros. 2 @:
T&C Surf Designs: Wood & Water Rage @:
1989
A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia @:
Altered Beast @:
Bad Dudes @:
Castle of the Winds @:
Chaos Strikes Back @:
DuckTales @:
Faxanadu @:
Golden Axe @:
Ironsword: Wizards & Warriors II @:
Legend of the Red Dragon @:
Leisure Suit Larry III: Passionate Patti in Pursuit of the Pulsating Pectorals @:
Mega Man 2 @:
Ninja Gaiden @:
Populous @:
Prince of Persia @:
Quest for Glory I: So You Want To Be A Hero @:
SimCity @:
Space Quest III: The Pirates of Pestulon @:
Street Rod @:
Super Solvers: Midnight Rescue! @:
Super Spike V'Ball @:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles @:
The Adventures of Bayou Billy @:
Zero Wing @:
1990
Chip N' Dale: Rescue Rangers @:
Commander Keen 1-3 @:
Dr. Mario @:
Eye of the Beholder @:
Falcon's Eye @:
Final Fantasy @:
Hugo's House of Horrors @:
Jones in the Fast Lane @:
King's Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder! @:
Lemmings @:
Little Nemo: The Dream Master @:
Magic Sword @:
Mega Man 3 @:
Michael Jackson's Moonwalker @:
Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos @:
Quest for Glory II: Trial By Fire @:
Rampart @:
Skate or Die 2: The Search for Double Trouble @:
Smash TV @:
Solar Jetman: Hunt for the Golden Warpship @:
StarTropics @:
Stunts @:
Super Mario Bros. 3 @:
Super Solvers: OutNumbered! @:
Super Solvers: Treasure Mountain! @:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Arcade Game @:
The Amazing Spider-Man @:
The Immortal @:
The Secret of Monkey Island @:
Wing Commander @:
Yankee Trader @:
1991
ActRaiser @:
Battletoads @:
Captain America and the Avengers @:
Castle of Dr. Brain @:
Conquests of the Longbow: The Legend of Robin Hood @:
Crystal Caves @:
Darius Twin @:
Duke Nukem @:
Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon @:
Final Fantasy IV @:
Final Fight @:
Gobliiins @:
Gorillas @:
Gradius III @:
Hugo 2: Whodunit? @:
Joe & Mac @:
King of the Monsters @:
Leisure Suit Larry 5: Passionate Patti Does a Little Undercover Work @:
Mega Lo Mania @:
Micro Machines @:
Might and Magic III: Isles of Terra @:
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge @:
Nibbles @:
Out of This World @:
Paperboy 2 @:
Police Quest III: The Kindred @:
Scorched Earth @:
Sid Meier's Civilization @:
Sim Ant @:
Sonic the Hedgehog @:
Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers @:
Star Trek: 25th Anniversary @:
Street Fighter II @:
Street Rod 2: The Next Generation @:
Super Castlevania IV @:
Super Ghouls 'n Ghosts @:
Super Mario World @:
Super R-Type @:
Super Smash T.V. @:
The Adventures of Willy Beamish @:
The Simpsons: Bart vs. the Space Mutants @:
The Simpsons: The Arcade Game @:
TradeWars 2002 @:
Wing Commander II: Vengeance of the Kilrathi @:
1992
Contra III: The Alien Wars @:
Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf @:
Disney's Aladdin @:
Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty @:
EGATrek @:
Gobliiins 2: The Prince Buffoon @:
Hugo 3: Jungle of Doom @:
King's Quest VI: Heir Today, Gone Tomorrow @:
Lagoon @:
Lethal Enforcers @:
Mario Paint @:
Might and Magic IV: Clouds of Xeen @:
Oregon Trail Deluxe @:
Planets: The Exploration of Space @:
Quest for Glory III: Wages of War @:
Super Adventure Island @:
Super Double Dragon @:
Super Mario Kart @:
Super Solvers: Treasure Cove! @:
Super Valis IV @:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time @:
The Legend of the Mystical Ninja @:
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past @:
The Lost Vikings @:
The Simpsons: Bart's Nightmare @:
Wolfenstein 3D @:
X-Men (arcade game) @:
1993
Alone in the Dark @:
Betrayal at Krondor @:
Cannon Fodder @:
ClayFighter @:
Doom @:
Duke Nukem II @:
Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom @:
E.V.O.: Search for Eden @:
Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor @:
Final Fight 2 @:
Freddy Pharkas: Frontier Pharmacist @:
Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers @:
Goblins Quest 3 @:
Jungle Strike @:
Kirby's Adventure @:
Leisure Suit Larry 6: Shape Up or Slip Out! @:
Maniac Mansion: Day of the Tentacle @:
Mega Man X @:
Merchant Prince @:
Microsoft Flight Simulator 5.0 @:
Might and Magic V: Darkside of Xeen @:
Mortal Kombat @:
Myst @:
Pirates! Gold @:
Pocky & Rocky @:
Police Quest IV: Open Season @:
Rock N' Roll Racing @:
Sam & Max Hit the Road @:
Secret of Mana @:
Shadowrun @:
SimCity 2000 @:
Solar Winds I & II @:
Space Quest V: The Next Mutation @:
Star Fox @:
Star Trek: The Next Generation: Future's Past @:
Star Wars: Rebel Assault @:
Star Wars: X-Wing @:
Super Caesars Palace @:
Super Mario All-Stars @:
Super Ninja Boy @:
Syndicate @:
The 7th Saga @:
The Even More Incredible Machine @:
The Incredible Machine @:
Tiny Toon Adventures: Buster Busts Loose @:
Usurper @:
Vegas Stakes @:
Wing Commander: Armada @:
Zombies Ate My Neighbours @:
1994
Alone in the Dark 2 @:
Blackthorne @:
Boppin' @:
Cannon Fodder 2 @:
Donkey Kong Country @:
Doom II: Hell on Earth @:
Earthworm Jim @:
Final Fantasy VI @:
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders @:
Illusion of Gaia @:
Jagged Alliance @:
Jazz Jackrabbit @:
Jurassic Park @:
Jurassic Park (Arcade) @:
Ken Griffey, Jr. Presents Major League Baseball @:
Killer Instinct @:
King Arthur's World @:
Knights of the Round @:
Little Big Adventure @:
Magic Carpet @:
Mortal Kombat II @:
NASCAR Racing @:
Norse by Norse West: The Return of the Lost Vikings @:
One Must Fall: 2097 @:
Panzer General @:
Pocky & Rocky 2 @:
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame @:
Puzzle Bobble @:
Quarantine @:
Quest for Glory IV: Shadows of Darkness @:
R-Type III: The Third Lightning @:
Raptor: Call of the Shadows @:
Rise of the Triad: Dark War @:
Star Wars: TIE Fighter @:
Super Metroid @:
Super Punch-Out!! @:
System Shock @:
The Incredible Machine 2 @:
The Settlers @:
Theme Park @:
Transport Tycoon @:
Ultima VIII: Pagan @:
Warcraft: Orcs & Humans @:
Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger @:
Worms @:
X-COM: UFO Defense @:
1995
Alone in the Dark 3 @:
Area 51 @:
Chrono Trigger @:
Command & Conquer @:
Crusader: No Remorse @:
Descent @:
Destruction Derby @:
Discworld: The Trouble With Dragons @:
Earthbound @:
Exile I: Escape from the Pit @:
Exile II: Crystal Souls @:
Final Fight 3 @:
Full Throttle @:
Heroes of Might and Magic: A Strategic Quest @:
Machiavelli: The Prince @:
Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds @:
MechWarrior 2: 31st Century Combat @:
Mordor: The Depths of Dejenol @:
Space Empires II @:
Space Quest 6: The Spinal Frontier @:
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire @:
Super Adventure Island II @:
Super Speed @:
Terminal Velocity @:
The Incredible Machine 3 @:
Transport Tycoon Deluxe @:
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness @:
Wing Commander IV: The Price of Freedom @:
X-COM: Terror from the Deep @:
Zoop @:
1996
Baldies @:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert @:
Crusader: No Regret @:
Descent II @:
Destruction Derby 2 @:
Diablo @:
Duke Nukem 3D @:
Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara @:
Fantasy General @:
Heroes of Might and Magic II: The Succession Wars @:
Leisure Suit Larry: Love for Sail! @:
Lords of the Realm II @:
Master of Orion II: Battle at Antares @:
Metal Slug @:
Pokémon @:
Quake @:
Sid Meier's Civilization II @:
SimCopter @:
Star Control 3 @:
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars @:
Syndicate Wars @:
The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall @:
The Settlers II @:
Tomb Raider @:
1997
Betrayal in Antara @:
Blood @:
Dungeon Keeper @:
Exile III: Ruined World @:
Fallout @:
Final Fantasy VII @:
GoldenEye 007 @:
Grand Theft Auto @:
Harvest Moon @:
House of the Dead @:
Interstate '76 @:
Mario Kart 64 @:
Quake II @:
Scarab @:
Shadow Warrior @:
Space Empires III @:
Star Fox 64 @:
Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II @:
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter @:
SubSpace @:
The Curse of Monkey Island @:
The Faery Tale Adventure 2 - Halls of the Dead @:
Theme Hospital @:
Total Annihilation @:
Ultima Online @:
Warpath 97 @:
Worms 2 @:
X-COM: Apocalypse @:
Yoda Stories @:
1998
Airline Tycoon @:
Baldur's Gate @:
Breath of Fire III @:
Delta Force @:
Descent: FreeSpace - The Great War @:
Die by the Sword @:
Dune 2000 @:
Fallout 2 @:
Get Medieval @:
Half-Life @:
Heretic II @:
King's Quest: Mask of Eternity @:
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven @:
Parasite Eve @:
Quest for Glory V: Dragon Fire @:
Return to Krondor @:
Starcraft @:
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time @:
The Settlers III @:
Time Crisis 2 @:
Unreal @:
Vigilante 8 @:
X-COM: Interceptor @:
1999
Age of Empires II @:
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings @:
Asheron's Call @:
Counter-Strike @:
Crusaders of Might and Magic @:
Delta Force 2 @:
Descent 3 @:
Discworld Noir @:
Dungeon Keeper 2 @:
EverQuest @:
Final Fantasy VIII @:
FreeSpace 2 @:
Grand Theft Auto 2 @:
Gruntz @:
Heroes of Might and Magic III @:
Jagged Alliance 2 @:
Might and Magic VII: For Blood and Honor @:
Planescape: Torment @:
Quake III Arena @:
Rollercoaster Tycoon @:
SimCity 3000 @:
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance @:
Super Smash Bros. @:
System Shock 2 @:
The Longest Journey @:
Tony Hawk @:
Unreal Tournament @:
2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn @:
Chrono Cross @:
Deus Ex @:
Diablo II @:
Dynasty Warriors 2 @:
Gauntlet: Dark Legacy @:
Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim @:
Mechwarrior 4: Vengeance @:
Might and Magic VIII: Day of the Destroyer @:
Nox @:
Perfect Dark @:
Space Empires IV @:
Star Trek: Armada @:
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask @:
The Sims @:
2001
Airline Tycoon First Class @:
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura @:
Cosmic Rift @:
Dark Age of Camelot @:
Empire Earth @:
Grand Theft Auto III @:
Halo: Combat Evolved @:
Merchant Prince II @:
RuneScape @:
Sid Meier's Civilization III @:
Star Trek: Armada II @:
Stronghold @:
Super Monkey Ball @:
Super Smash Bros. Melee @:
The Settlers IV @:
X-COM: Enforcer @:
2002
Airline Tycoon Evolution @:
Animal Crossing @:
Disciples II: Dark Prophecy @:
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City @:
Metroid Prime @:
Might and Magic IX: Writ of Fate @:
Neverwinter Nights @:
Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood @:
Star Wars Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast @:
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrorwind @:
Timesplitters 2 @:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell @:
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos @:
2003
Airline Tycoon Deluxe @:
Call of Duty @:
EVE Online @:
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! @:
SimCity 4 @:
SOCOM II: U.S. Navy SEALs @:
Soulcalibur II @:
Space Empires: Starfury @:
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic @:
Time Crisis 3 @:
2004
Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II @:
Battlefield Vietnam @:
Cave Story @:
EverQuest II @:
Garry's Mod @:
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas @:
Half-Life 2 @:
Halo 2 @:
Port Royale 2 @:
Sid Meier's Pirates: Live the Life @:
Star Wars: Battlefront @:
Tales of Symphonia @:
The Sims 2 @:
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines @:
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War @:
World of Warcraft @:
2005
Call of Duty 2 @:
Dofus @:
Empire Earth II @:
Guitar Hero @:
Knights of Honor @:
N @:
Sid Meier's Civilization IV @:
Star Wars: Battlefront II @:
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory @:
2006
Battlefield 2142 @:
Chromehounds @:
Company of Heroes @:
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic @:
DEFCON @:
Dwarf Fortress @:
Empires @:
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords @:
Gears of War @:
Guitar Hero II @:
Neverwinter Nights 2 @:
New Super Mario Bros. @:
PoxNora @:
Resistance: Fall of Man @:
Shadowgrounds @:
Space Empires V @:
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion @:
The Guild 2 @:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess @:
Titan Quest @:
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade @:
2007
Aquaria @:
BioShock @:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare @:
Depths of Peril @:
Europa Universalis III @:
Forza Motorsport 2 @:
Halo 3 @:
Mass Effect @:
Portal @:
Rock Band @:
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl @:
Shadowgrounds Survivor @:
Super Stardust HD @:
2008
Crysis @:
Dead Space @:
Defense Grid: The Awakening @:
Fallout 3 @:
Galcon @:
Gears of War 2 @:
Grand Theft Auto IV @:
King's Bounty: The Legend @:
Left 4 Dead @:
N+ @:
Race Driver: GRID @:
Rock Band 2 @:
Sacred 2: Fallen Angel @:
Sins of a Solar Empire @:
Space Siege @:
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 @:
2009
Altitude @:
Arma II @:
Battleswarm: Field of Honor @:
Borderlands @:
Castle Crashers @:
Darkfall @:
Dawn of Discovery @:
Dragon Age: Origins @:
Empire: Total War @:
F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin @:
Fat Princess @:
Gratuitous Space Battles @:
Killing Floor @:
Left 4 Dead 2 @:
Magic: The Gathering - Duels of the Planeswalkers @:
Majesty 2 @:
Metal Drift @:
Minecraft @:
Saira @:
Section 8 @:
Swords & Soldiers @:
The Sims 3 @:
Trine @:
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II @:
Zombie Driver @:
2010
Alan Wake @:
Alien Swarm @:
Aliens vs. Predator @:
Amnesia: The Dark Descent @:
ArcaniA - Gothic 4 @:
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood @:
BioShock 2 @:
Breath of Death VII @:
Call of Duty: Black Ops @:
Costume Quest @:
Desktop Dungeons @:
Drakensang: The River of Time @:
Dungeon Defenders @:
Eschalon: Book II @:
Flotilla @:
Global Agenda @:
Greed Corp @:
Guns of Icarus @:
HOARD @:
Jolly Rover @:
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light @:
Mass Effect 2 @:
Mount & Blade: Warband @:
Napoleon: Total War @:
Plants vs. Zombies @:
Protect Me Knight @:
R.U.S.E @:
Revenge of the Titans @:
Serious Sam HD: The Second Encounter @:
Sid Meier's Civilization V @:
Star Trek Online @:
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty @:
Super Meat Boy @:
The Settlers 7: Paths to a Kingdom @:
2011
Airline Tycoon 2 @:
Anno 2070 @:
Anomaly Warzone Earth @:
Avadon: The Black Fortress @:
Bastion @:
Blocks That Matter @:
Bloodline Champions @:
Brawl Busters @:
Bunch of Heroes @:
Capsized @:
Delve Deeper! @:
Deus Ex: Human Revolution @:
Dragon Age II @:
Drakensang 2: Phileassons Secret @:
Dungeons of Dredmor @:
Dwarfs!? @:
E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy @:
Echo Bazaar @:
Eufloria @:
Grotesque Tactics 2 - Dungeons and Donuts @:
Iron Grip: Marauders @:
Jamestown @:
Killzone 3 @:
L.A. Noire @:
Magic: The Gathering - Tactics @:
Magicka @:
Might & Magic Heroes VI @:
Nuclear Dawn @:
Orcs Must Die! @:
Portal 2 @:
Realm of the Mad God @:
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad @:
Renegade Ops @:
Rise of Immortals @:
Rochard @:
Rusty Hearts @:
Space Pirates and Zombies @:
Team Fortress 2 @:
Terraria @:
The Binding of Isaac @:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim @:
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings @:
Trine 2 @:
2012
Borderlands 2 @:
Crusader Kings II @:
Deadlight @:
Titan Attacks @:
2013
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen @:
2014
The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth @:
2015
Besiege @:
2016
DOOM (2016) @:
2017