Is 2023 The Best Year For Games This Generation? (And Maybe Ever?)

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This article caught my eye, I was surprised that all these games released in the same year. I don't have a switch and I could have sworn Dead Space and Jedi Survivor came out last year and I played them late :snoop:


Spider-Man, Alan Wake, and Zelda debate the best year in games.


The last time the deck felt this stacked was 2017. We got The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. We got Dishonored: Death of the Outsider and Uncharted: Lost Legacy, Divinity Original Sin 2 and Persona 5, Cuphead and Pyre, Hollow Knight and Dead Cells, Night in the Woods and What Remains of Edith Finch, Fortnite and PUBG. The list goes on: Horizon Zero Dawn, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, Destiny 2, Resident Evil 7, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, and Nier Automata. Just an incredible year top to bottom.

It reminds me of when Dota 2 and League of Legends both came out in 2013. That was arguably the next high-water mark prior to 2017. It also delivered Grand Theft Auto V, The Last of Us, Super Mario 3D World, Crusader Kings II, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Gone Home, The Stanley Parable, Metro: Last Light, and a bunch more. Still, 2023 comfortably beats 2013. There might not be entirely new genres that will recalibrate the market for years to come, but I would take this year’s top 10 over 2013’s any day.

Start going farther back and the comparisons get much dicier. When it comes to rankings of rankings, the years that most often get thrown around are 2011, 2010, 2007, 2004, 2001, 1998, 1997, 1994, and 1993. Of these, I’d argue the frontrunners have to be 2007, 2004, 1998, and 2001, in that order. The farther back in time these comparisons go, the bigger a role played by nostalgia and rose-colored glasses. People’s picks will vary wildly based as much on legacy as anything else.

Still, my god, 2007: Super Mario Galaxy, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Guitar Hero 3, Rock Band, BioShock, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, Uncharted, Portal, Team Fortress 2, Crysis, and STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl. Does 2023 stand a chance? Maybe.
 

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Gen? Maybe so far. Ever? U huffin whatever glue Gizmo on
 

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Definitely the best year this gen so far and one of the GOAT years for game releases. :ohlawd:
 

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1998 will forever hold that crown. MGS and Legend of Zelda: OoT dropping less than 30 days apart, on top of a ton more dope titles on the N64 and PS1 that year will forever make me a gamer.

2023 is pretty damn close, though.
 

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FF VII
LOZ OoT
Goldeneye 007
MSG
Tekken 3
Resident Evil 2
Street Fighter 3
Baldur’s Gate

And that’s just a few
 
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