Pick the Year for our next Retro GOTY!



  • 2002 looks fun.



  • Objectively the best year in gaming, 1996.



  • 2004 or 2013

    I don't have many favorites for 2001, 2002 or 2003. I just wasn't playing many video games around that time. I'm good with any other years.



  • the year 1978



  • I'd be happy with

    • 2006, the last days of PS2, and the next gen is pushing through
    • 2009, it's been 10 years, some of my all-time favourites there
    • 2013, let's just go backwards from the years we've already gone through


  • 2007 would be great. I remember it being lauded as the best year for gaming at the time.



  • 1993 ye!



  • @sentinel-beach I also like 2013. Then we can fix the atrocity that was Last of Us beating GTA V.



  • We can go a variety of ways and they would all be entertaining:

    2013 - I've had this in my mind for awhile, especially since it's a year I would actually have a substantial list.

    2006/2007 - I wrote a thesis about these concurrent years for gaming in the U.S., so going back to revisit either one of these years would personally be fun for me. Plus, each of these years had many excellent games.

    1997/1998 - I've argued several times the power of a year ending in 7 being a standout one for games, and my favorite game of all time is in that group so, that would be fun. Plus 98 always gets lauded as the greatest year ever, so that would be fun to see how we deliberate. All that said, I'm concerned I probably wouldn't have enough experience to field a full list for either year, but if either of these get selected, we'll see.

    If none of these are picked, that's cool too. I just love participating in these things and want to try to contribute when it starts!



  • I think 2013 would be interesting, both because of GTA V vs. The Last of Us, but also because it's a quite recent year that probably most people have played a fair number of games from



  • Thanks for your replies, looks like 2013 is on top. If we do this one now, I'll make sure to do an older year around September.

    I'm on holiday next week so I'll make a post when I return and we can start voting!



  • @axel Looking forward to it! Have a great vacation!



  • We're gonna need more spots for 2013. So many good games that I've played from that year. A bunch of excellent, even.



  • Yeah I'm down to solidify a certain game as the definitive GOTY in 2013.



  • I'm ready for my GOTY to get zero votes outside of my own while a few 7s and 8s win it all. Wouldn't be the first time I guess.



  • I might sit this one out. There's like 40 games from that year I'd like to play but I have no plans on playing any of them soon.



  • Damn, I just compiled a shortlist of 2013 games to add to my future post to help you guys out and... there's a LOT more good games from 2013 than I expected!

    I just counted and I've played 25 from that year! And I liked almost all of them. This is gonna be heartbreaking. I can't wait!



  • @axel I am ready to do some depraved things to make sure the Star Trek reboot game wins.



  • I've counted up to 11. Already ordered them and I gotta say: the two big areas for me is deciding what to keep as an honorable mention and what to leave off entirely, in addition to getting the order of 3-6 right. I'm locked in on what my numbers 1 and 2 are, in addition to knowing a specific game to put completely OFF my list, but everything in between is interesting to look at. I'm actually confident 9-10 of my 11 played games will actually make the final cut, but we'll see.



  • I would really like to do 2005, it'd be fun to do one from that era that we haven't touched yet.