Lachlan's Games of the Years

I'm really cornering the market on stupid things that nobody asked for.

See also: Every Game I've Ever Finished

2017

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

  2. Cuphead

  3. Night in the Woods

  4. Super Mario Odyssey

  5. SteamWorld Dig 2

  6. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

  7. Puyo Puyo Tetris

  8. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

  9. Persona 5

  10. Sonic Mania

  11. Chess Ultra

2016

  1. Doom

  2. Titanfall 2

  3. Stardew Valley

  4. Overcooked

  5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

2015

  1. Kerbal Space Program

  2. Undertale

  3. Halo 5

  4. Ori and the Blind Forest

  5. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

  6. Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate

  7. Rare Replay

  8. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D

  9. Grow Home

  10. Rocket League

  11. Rayman Adventures

2014

  1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection

  2. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

  3. Puyo Puyo Tetris

  4. Mario Kart 8

  5. Far Cry 4

  6. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

  7. South Park: The Stick of Truth

  8. Shovel Knight

  9. Alien Isolation

  10. Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

  11. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes

  12. Hyrule Warriors

  13. Goat Simulator

2013

  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

  2. Rayman Legends

  3. Steamworld Dig

  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD

  5. Pikmin 3

  6. Rogue Legacy

  7. Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  8. BioShock Infinite

  9. Age of Empires II: HD Edition

  10. Rayman Fiesta Run

  11. Saints Row IV

  12. Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

  13. Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time

  14. Sonic Dash

  15. Super Motherload

2012

  1. FTL: Faster Than Light

  2. Rayman Jungle Run

  3. Halo 4

  4. Fez

  5. Black Mesa

  6. Plague Inc.

  7. Rayman 3 HD

  8. The Room

  9. Thirty Flights of Loving

  10. Kid Icarus: Uprising

2011

  1. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

  2. Minecraft

  3. Portal 2

  4. Xenoblade Chronicles

  5. Saints Row the Third

  6. Rayman Origins

  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D

  8. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

  9. Frog Fractions

  10. Batman: Arkham City

  11. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition

  12. Pullblox (Pushmo)

  13. Star Fox 64 3D

  14. Mighty Switch Force

  15. Sonic Generations

  16. Rayman 3D

2010

  1. Minecraft (Beta)

  2. Super Meat Boy

  3. Halo Reach

  4. Monster Hunter Tri

  5. Super Mario Galaxy 2

  6. VVVVVV

  7. Limbo

  8. Metroid: Other M

  9. Pac-Man CE DX+

  10. Age of Zombies

  11. Cut The Rope

  12. 007: GoldenEye

  13. Donkey Kong Country Returns

  14. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty

  15. Super Scribblenauts

  16. Sonic Colours

  17. Aliens vs. Predator

2009

  1. Metroid Prime Trilogy

  2. Plants vs Zombies

  3. Minecraft (Alpha)

  4. Pikmin 2 (New Play Control)

  5. Pikmin (New Play Control)

  6. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

  7. Batman: Arkham Asylum

  8. Halo 3: ODST

  9. New Super Mario Bros. Wii

  10. Canabalt

  11. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

  12. Trine

  13. Bit.Trip Beat

  14. Angry Birds

2008

  1. Braid

  2. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

  3. Mario Kart Wii

  4. World of Goo

  5. Guitar Hero: World Tour

  6. Gears of War 2

  7. Spore

  8. Dead Space

  9. Call of Duty: World at War

  10. Song Summoner: The Unsung Heroes

  11. Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

2007

  1. The Orange Box

  2. Halo 3

  3. Portal

  4. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

  5. Half-Life 2: Episode Two

  6. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

  7. Super Mario Galaxy

  8. WarioWare: Smooth Moves

  9. Team Fortress 2

  10. Peggle

  11. The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

  12. BioShock

  13. Prince of Persia: Rival Swords

  14. Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga

  15. The Simpsons Game

  16. Link's Crossbow Training

  17. Jetpac Refuelled

  18. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

2006

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

  2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

  3. Half-Life 2: Episode One

  4. Dwarf Fortress

  5. New Super Mario Bros.

  6. Metroid Prime Hunters

  7. Rayman Raving Rabbids

  8. Wii Play

  9. Red Steel

  10. Wii Sports

  11. Over the Hedge

  12. Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII

2005

  1. Star Wars: Battlefront II

  2. Empire Earth II

  3. Mario Kart DS

  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

  5. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved

  6. Lego Star Wars: The Video Game

  7. Shadow the Hedgehog

  8. Madagascar

  9. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

  10. Rayman: Hoodlum's Revenge

  11. Rayman DS

2004

  1. Half-Life 2

  2. Pikmin 2

  3. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

  4. Halo 2

  5. Star Wars: Battlefront

  6. Motherload

  7. Garry's Mod

  8. Counter-Strike: Source

  9. Metroid: Zero Mission

  10. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

2003

  1. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

  2. Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc

  3. Zuma

  4. The Simpsons: Hit & Run

  5. Mata Nui Online Game

  6. Beyond Good & Evil

  7. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy

  8. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

  9. Rayman 3 (GBA)

2002

  1. Metroid Prime

  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

  3. Metroid Fusion

  4. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

  5. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords

  6. Marble Blast Gold

  7. Age of Mythology

  8. Men in Black II: Alien Escape

  9. Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

  10. Star Wars: The New Droid Army

2001

  1. Pikmin

  2. Super Smash Bros. Melee

  3. Halo: Combat Evolved

  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  5. SSX Tricky

  6. Star Wars: Episode I: Battle for Naboo

  7. Sonic Adventure 2

  8. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages / Seasons

2000

  1. Rayman 2: Revolution

  2. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

  3. Rayman 2: The Great Escape (PS1)

  4. Super Smash Bros.

  5. Legoland

1999

  1. Rayman 2: The Great Escape

  2. Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings

  3. Half-Life: Opposing Force

  4. Bugdom

  5. Donkey Kong 64

  6. Aliens versus Predator

1998

  1. Half-Life

  2. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

  3. Sonic Adventure

  4. Putt-Putt Enters the Race

(The ranking between Half-Life and OoT could go either way, honestly)

1997

  1. Age of Empires

  2. Star Fox 64

  3. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter

1996

  1. Crash Bandicoot

  2. The Neverhood

1995

  1. Rayman

  2. Star Wars: Dark Forces

1994

  1. Super Metroid

  2. Donkey Kong Country

  3. SimTower

  4. The Elder Scrolls: Arena

1993

  1. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

1992

  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  2. Ecco the Dolphin

1991

  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

  2. Sonic the Hedgehog

  3. Metroid II: Return of Samus

  4. SimAnt

1989

  1. Minesweeper

1988

  1. Mega Man 2

1986

  1. The Legend of Zelda

  2. Metroid

1985

  1. Super Mario Bros.

  2. Ice Climber

  3. Gunfright

1984

  1. Tetris

1983

  1. Jetpac

  2. Lunar Jetman

  3. Atic Attac

1982

  1. Ms. Pac-Man

  2. Dig Dug

1981

  1. Galaga

1980

  1. Pac-Man

1978

  1. Space Invaders

 
By Evan-Amos [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons

By Evan-Amos [Public domain], from Wikimedia Commons