What year had the most good games out?

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What year had the most good games out?

Post by DPrinny » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:07 am

A few games turned 15 this year (Nights, Duke 3d, Panzer dragoon 2, Mario 64 also fifa 96 and Batman the arcade came but dont hold them against it).

It got me thinking (very dangerous) what year had the most amount of great games out.

Not counting re-releases or ports.

So far I got 1996
Death Tank, Dragon force, Duke Nukem 3D., Fighters Megamix, Final Doom, Guardian Heroes, House of the dead, Last Bronx, Metal slug, Panzer Dragoon 2, Quake, robopit (I liked it), Saturn Bomberman, Sexy Paraoduis, Shining holy ark, Sonic 4, Street fighter alpha 2, Mario 64, Virtua fighter 3, Wipeout 2097, Soul edge, Scud race, Resident evil, Pilot wings 64, Pokemon, Neo turf masters, Mario kart 64, Nights

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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by jdanddiet » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:20 am

1986:-
Alien Highway, Batman, Bomb Jack, Cobra, Contact Sam Cruise, Dan Dare, Deactivators, Dandy, Druid, Dynamite Dan 2, Fat Worm, Ghostngoblins, Green Bert, Heartland, Jack the Nipper, Knight Tyme, Light Force, Rebelstar, Ping Pong, Quazatron, Saboteur, Spindizzy, The Great Escape, Thrust, Turbo Esprit, Uridium, Who Dares Wins 2, 180, Agent X, Firelord, StarStrike 2
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by Roo » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:35 am

1998 for my money:

Ocarina of Time; Banjo-Kazooie; F-Zero X; Half Life; Metal Gear Solid; Klonoa; Door To Phantomile; Resident Evil 2; Tekken 3; Spyro The Dragon; Sonic Adventure; Gran Turismo; Burning Rangers; Turok 2: Seeds of Evil; Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped; Grim Fandango; Colin McRae Rally; HotD 2; Snowboard Kids; Rakuga Kids; WCW/NWO Revenge; WWF Warzone; ISS 98; 1080 Snowboarding; Tetris DX; Yoshi's Story...
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by Liamh1982 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:45 am

'99?

Hydro Thunder, NBA 2K, Power Stone, Ready 2 Rumble, SoulCalibur, Mario Golf, Fatal Fury F-Contact, King of Fighters R2, Neo Turf Masters (NGPC), Sonic Pocket Adventure, Beetle Adventure Racing, The New Tetris, SW Episode I Racer, Bloody Roar 2, Gran Turismo 2 (still the best one!), ISS Pro Evolution (the real start of my love affair), Street Fighter Alpha 3, V-Rally 2.

And that's just in my hoard of games!

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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by che_don_john » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:45 am

I know it's not particularly retro, but I loved what 2005 gave us. Games that I personally enjoyed were:

Battlefront 2
Devil May Cry 3
Dungeon Siege II
F.E.A.R.
God of War
GTA Liberty City Stories
Jade Empire
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King Kong
Knights of the Old Republic II
Lumines
Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath
Perfect Dark Zero
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
Psychonauts
Resident Evil 4
Shadow of the Colossus
The Warriors
TimeSplitters Future Perfect

I'm was tempted to just simply say "2004 - Half Life 2" and leave it at that, but changed my mind out of fear of exposing myself as a snobbish HL fanboy...
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by ncf1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:38 am

1986 for me was the greatest gaming year ever.

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Post by DreamcastRIP » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:15 am

1986: OutRun (arcade machine) and, erm, some other stuff.
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by Nemesis » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:12 pm

jdanddiet wrote:1986:-
Alien Highway, Batman, Bomb Jack, Cobra, Contact Sam Cruise, Dan Dare, Deactivators, Dandy, Druid, Dynamite Dan 2, Fat Worm, Ghostngoblins, Green Bert, Heartland, Jack the Nipper, Knight Tyme, Light Force, Rebelstar, Ping Pong, Quazatron, Saboteur, Spindizzy, The Great Escape, Thrust, Turbo Esprit, Uridium, Who Dares Wins 2, 180, Agent X, Firelord, StarStrike 2
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by AmigaJay » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:41 pm

1991 - Lemmings....well that should be reason enough! but I've found some more!

Arcade - Streetfighter 2, Sunset Riders, Splatterhouse 2
Megadrive - Road Rash, Sonic The Hedgehog, Toejam & Earl, Streets Of Rage, Wonderboy In Monster World, Rolling Thunder 2
Super Nintendo - Super Mario World, F-Zero, Legend Of Zelda, Pilotwings, Super Castlevania IV
Amiga - As said Lemmings, Jimmy Whites Snooker, Hunter, F1-GP, Lotus 2, Moonstone, Populous 2, Supercars 2, Vroom

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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by sirclive1 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:04 pm

I'd go for 1984 .
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by Trixta » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:31 pm

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Post by DigitalDuck » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:44 pm

jdanddiet wrote:1986:-
Alien Highway, Batman, Bomb Jack, Cobra, Contact Sam Cruise, Dan Dare, Deactivators, Dandy, Druid, Dynamite Dan 2, Fat Worm, Ghostngoblins, Green Bert, Heartland, Jack the Nipper, Knight Tyme, Light Force, Rebelstar, Ping Pong, Quazatron, Saboteur, Spindizzy, The Great Escape, Thrust, Turbo Esprit, Uridium, Who Dares Wins 2, 180, Agent X, Firelord, StarStrike 2
, OutRun, Dizzy, Enduro Racer, Alex Kidd, Bubble Bobble, Joust 2, Wonderboy, Bounder, 720°, Arkanoid, Super Sprint.

Jeez, if you're going to talk about the greatest year in game history at least mention the best games.
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by snowkatt » Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:49 pm

2004 and 1996
1997 had quite a few good ones as well as did 2005
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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by sebadude » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:19 pm

Not sure about *most* games out, but in terms of significance it would be 1991 for me, mainly for Sonic the Hedgehog, Streets of Rage, Street Fighter 2 and Lemmings.. and the anticipation of Creatures 2 on the C64 :)

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Re: What year had the most good games out?

Post by fredghostmaster » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:23 pm

No doubt about this at all. 1986. The year gaming peaked.

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