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Title: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-11-28 13:26:56
This topic will be used for our GOTY Award!

(It is a work in progress)

For a game to be nominated, it must have come out within said year.  Jan 1 through Dec 31st of the year of the award. 

If a game came out in 2014 but had DLC in 2015, it will also be allowed to be a contender for 2015.

The goal of this topic is for us to choose the top games of each year with our combined experienced.


2000
WINNER: The Sims
Runner's Up:
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Balder's Gate II

2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-11-28 13:27:13
Reserved

You may post below.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Wolfwood on 2018-11-29 14:25:52
So are we going to have to decide for all those years?  Thinking in hindsite might be fun, heh.

For this year we actually got a good mix of games including God of War, Read Dead Redemption II, and some others I can't think off the top of my head.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Smiles2us on 2018-11-29 14:46:36
So in theory, since Minecraft keeps getting updated, it could be in the running every year since its inception?
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2018-12-01 14:45:42
Pretty easy list for 2018 of games that should be in the running.  It's the easiest to remember.

Red Dead Redemption 2
God of War
Detroit: Become Human
Shadow of the Colossus
Spider-Man
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Am I missing anything?

Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-12-02 20:42:33
No not at all.  I think we should go year by year and discuss what we think should be the game of the year. :) 
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Kiwi on 2018-12-03 00:11:18
Pretty easy list for 2018 of games that should be in the running.  It's the easiest to remember.

Red Dead Redemption 2
God of War
Detroit: Become Human
Shadow of the Colossus
Spider-Man
Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Am I missing anything?

And lets also note that the best game doesn't have to be a triple AAA game.  It can be small games too.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-03 14:02:57
I'm thinking for each year, people start putting down the games they feel deserve to be in the discussions for the top game.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-03 14:52:11
2000

The Sims
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Super Smash Brothers Melee

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
World of Warcraft
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Gran Turismo 4
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Crysis
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Call of Duty: World At War
Fallout 3

2009

Sims 3
Borderlands
League of Legends
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
Just Cause 2
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Destiny

2015

Witcher III
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Pokemon Go
Tom Clancy's The Division
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Far Cry 5
A Way Out


Lets keep adding to these lists.  This is just to start us out.  I a missing a lot and a lot of indie stuff.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-03 18:30:47
Dude that is an awesome start!!!!
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-03 19:07:27
I will add some stuff to this list.

2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-03 19:08:03
Lets keep building off these lists then start weeding out things as a group.

Do we want to choose a winner by console or maybe choose a top three each year?   I like the top three games idea.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: System423 on 2018-12-04 18:37:19
I'd say top three each year.
I'd personally include the original Dead Rising (2006) and original Dead Space (2008)
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-04 20:47:23
Thanks, I will add those.

Okay, so lets do the top three each year.  It might get too hard to pick just one.  Top vote getters maybe will be the winners.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-04 20:52:24
I will add some stuff to this list.

2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes
Dead Rising

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3
Dead Rising 2

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Spore
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out

Since I know you play Nintendo games, is this pretty accurate? Any additions in your mind? @Blurr001 and @Binkyt11
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-04 20:54:45
Looking at these list of games, it's pretty easy to see which years were weaker than others for candidates and also which years had a ton of top games.  It will be tough to narrow this down!  Should be a lot of fun.

Should we go about this by maybe starting with the first few years?  Maybe 2000 to 2003 and we each give our reasons until we narrow it down?  That will leave us for sure to let 2018 finish and us to finish all the games we want to play for 2018 or newer games that came out anytime in the years listed above.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Binkyt11 on 2018-12-04 21:20:29
I will add some stuff to this list.

2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes
Dead Rising

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3
Dead Rising 2

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Spore
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out

Since I know you play Nintendo games, is this pretty accurate? Any additions in your mind? @Blurr001 and @Binkyt11
I'd say it's pretty good! In terms of Nintendo games, I did finally try some out with a cousin the other day. One I would say is a great game this year for Nintendo was Kirby: Star Allies. It was fun to play with friends or solo. It was easy enough where anyone can get into it, but has enough challenge to keep you invested. And Nintendo has been doing wonderful with the DLC updates to it as well.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Blurr001 on 2018-12-04 21:29:07
IT hasn't been released yet but you might wanna ad Smash Ultimate for this year just in case.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-04 21:32:29
Oh very cool! I'm glad people are continuing to add to this list!  I will happily add what is mentioned above.  Get ready to help us narrow things down!
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Binkyt11 on 2018-12-04 22:05:37
IT hasn't been released yet but you might wanna ad Smash Ultimate for this year just in case.
Oh my god, it looks like it's gonna be good. In less of a year, this game has been an emotional rollercoaster of hype.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-05 00:43:37
Looking at these list of games, it's pretty easy to see which years were weaker than others for candidates and also which years had a ton of top games.  It will be tough to narrow this down!  Should be a lot of fun.

Should we go about this by maybe starting with the first few years?  Maybe 2000 to 2003 and we each give our reasons until we narrow it down?  That will leave us for sure to let 2018 finish and us to finish all the games we want to play for 2018 or newer games that came out anytime in the years listed above.

The amount of discussion is going to be intense. ;D  I think we should do a YEAR at a time.  So lets start with 2000 when we feel we have our list complete for that year.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Graymist on 2018-12-05 17:19:36
I think we should do a YEAR at a time.  So lets start with 2000 when we feel we have our list complete for that year.


2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


So of all those games for the year of 2000, I would have to narrow it down to The Sims and Driver 2 for being revolutionary.  Let me explain.  The Sims was a game that changed the world of gaming as well know it, and lesser known to people, so did the Driver series.  Driver 2 wasn't as good as Driver 1, but it was an open world that allowed players to get out of a car and explore real world cities in 3D.  Problem for Driver 2 was that a year later, Rockstar would destroy it in everyday with GTA III.  But in 2000, it was completely new.  As for the Sims, it allowed us a freedom and intimacy with a character that up to that point we'd never seen before.  Quite frankly both were revolutionary.

The other games, while good and fun, didn't do anything to revolutionize the market at the time.

Tally my votes for either The Sims or Driver 2.  If I had to choose a third it would be Counterstrike for the gameplay.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-05 20:53:40

2000  - Official Nominations

The Sims - 2
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 1
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike  - 2
Baldur's Gate II - 1
Driver 2 - 1
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


2000 was a different era.  It was closer to the 90s than the 2000s... if that makes sense.  And back then all the rage was extreme sports.  That's the time when we got snowboarding, sky diving, and skateboarding... which leads me to nominate Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.  Possibly the most FUN game of 2000.  It let you ride with the very best in a open world levels with a polish and brash sense of humor unseen at the time.  This game had a kick-can soundtrack too making your inner 90s punk want to scream and your conservative parents to freak out.

Then we have The Sims.  A game that opened up a new era of controller based games and freedom.  Not only did it spawn a franchise, but it spawned a whole new era of games.  The Sims may be looked back upon as one of the more iconic games in terms of history.  But with all that, it was also a fun game allowing the player to control their dream life.  Now playing it it seems pretty bare bones to what we can do in Sims games today, but there is a simplicity and familiarity to it that cannot be matched.  I nominate The Sims as a best of 2000 game.  The music of this game is iconic and anyone, even people who didn't play the game (who hasn't played the Sims?) would know this game's music.  It was strange almost classic 50's Americana or elevator tunes that led to many reattempts at this original games charm in future renditions.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a role playing game in a class of its own.  Nothing even came close to a RPG compared to this very long, but well written game.  In 2000, you were physically thrown into this believable world and got to play how you wanted to play it.  It was a real chance at freedom and a sense of being there that really hadn't been captured yet.  This game also had so much content and things to do.  Even to this day, this game is massive and completely relevant.  There was so much lore and depth to the game world, and a sense of polish and care put into it, that by far, this is one of the best RPG games ever made.  Don't even get me started on the stellar soundtrack.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-12-05 21:23:23
Oh wow, we have people already jumping in on this!  This is great guys.  I will try to decide my 2000 pics.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-12-05 21:28:38
I have added several new games to the list.  NEW OFFICIAL LIST.



2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Need For Speed: Underground 2
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes
Dead Rising

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3
Dead Rising 2

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Spore
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-06 00:18:02
Very good you guys!  Welcome Graymist to the party.  I will determine my top picks for 2000 here soon.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-06 17:34:34
This is fun! I'm enjoying it.  It's going to keep getting harder and harder too. Especially as we get close to games we more easily remember.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2018-12-06 22:43:05


2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


Final Fantasy IV pushed the PS One to it's limits in a truly stunning and beautiful game for the time.  It was extremely deep with a weaving story that was well worth the play.  Very story driven to make this arguably the best Final Fantasy game of all time and one of the best JRPG games out there. The craftsmanship by the creators in even just creating menus was superb. 

Spyro: Year of the Dragon was an extremely fun game that had so many elements to it, that some might think it's too varied.  But at the time it was so much fun as a platformer.  It had many different characters and challenges you could play with more worlds than ever in a Spyro game.  It's a game you pick up and just can't let go and perfectly rounded out the first Spyro trilogy series. This game was lovingly crafted and has some great music by Stewart Copeland!

The Sims is very unique and a first of its kind.  To not have this game be a game changer means you don't know gaming. ;)  Seriously.  Even if you don't like the freedom and true control you have with this game, you can't deny how revolutionary this was.  It is an addictive game that can easily burn through the hours.  You got to very basically create your own character but you also got to create the game world you play in!  Yes, you got to build your own home and purchase goods and truly live your own life.  Nothing up till this point could ever match this game.

Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-07 16:59:56

2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


My three picks are above.  I am another who is going to have to include the Sims.  It was such a game changing game (lol) and it transformed the gaming industry on what players could do with a character in terms of control and individuality.

Tony Hawk PS 2 was an amazingly addicting game that I spent way too much time playing.  It was probably the best "Pro Skater" series there was and with the inclusion of level making make it even better.

Spyro Year of the Dragon was such a perfect end to a great game series. It had so much variety and things to do and it was the best platformer of the year.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Soda on 2018-12-08 13:47:45
I am watching what you guys do.  This is very interesting to me. When I can contribute I will. :D
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-12-09 00:53:04
This is good, I will compile the nominations.  Our top picks can then be discussed further!
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-09 15:14:20
Everyone has done a thoughtful job so far on their picks.  It's exciting. :D I think right now for sure it looks like the Sims will get in. 
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2018-12-09 15:17:52
2000  - Official Nominations

The Sims - 4
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon - 2
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike  - 2
Baldur's Gate II - 1
Driver 2 - 1
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX - 1
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Rainberry on 2018-12-10 13:52:51
So after this stage, do you further discuss a true winner then a runner up and third place? ;D Make it even harder.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-11 12:10:56
I like that idea. ;D
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2018-12-12 13:42:17
I'm ready to discuss.  I think everyone who is gonna say something spoke up.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-13 13:45:23
Lets begin. 

The Sims - 4
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon - 2
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike  - 2
Baldur's Gate II - 1
Driver 2 - 1
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX - 1

This is what we have so far.  Sims seems to be a clear winner so far.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-14 13:39:14
So do we agree, that based off our number, the SIMS should be game of the year for 2000?  Or was this just nominating picks?  I think it is a great game, but it is THE GAME of the YEAR?
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2018-12-15 14:15:36
At this point no matter what Sims has to be in there.

But then we got a whole bunch tied for 2nd.

I don't think Counterstrike is game of the year material.  It may have been fun, but it mainly became good after many updates and patches and the modding community.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2018-12-16 13:08:49
I might have to agree despite initial nominations.  Counterstrike isn't probably "game of the year" worthy upon it's first release.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: FoxTail on 2018-12-18 15:46:18
I think the Sims is a deserving pick for the game of the year at least for 2000.  There was nothing quite like it up till that point.  It changed a lot of things.  I played so much of that game.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2018-12-18 16:03:31
So maybe we should choose a top three.  Should first be official game of the year then have two runner ups? 

It seems like overall the Sims will win 2000.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2018-12-28 20:33:14
And are we sure about the other two being our finalists then?
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Kiwi on 2018-12-31 15:32:55
So lets make a declaration for 2000.  Lets declare the winner.


THE SIMS.

And our runner ups are....
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2019-01-01 00:35:24
Runners up are Tony Hawk 2 and Spyro.  If no one challenges this, then this is our 2000 results.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Graymist on 2019-01-01 14:42:21
Approved.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2019-01-02 00:30:17
I approve.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2019-01-02 00:31:50
I do not approve!  I think Baulder's Gate deserves to be in more than Spyro and Tony Hawk. ;) 

I am going to make this difficult.  BGII has nothing that even came close to it in terms of a RPG.  In 2000, you were physically thrown into this believable world and got to play how you wanted to play it.  It was a real chance at freedom and a sense of being there that really hadn't been captured yet.  This game also had so much content and things to do.  Even to this day, this game is massive and completely relevant.  There was so much lore and depth to the game world, and a sense of polish and care put into it, that by far, this is one of the best RPG games ever made.  Don't even get me started on the stellar soundtrack.


I realize it's weakness to earning a spot as a "best of 2000" will be the lack of people having played it.  But let it be shown on the record I defended this game and think full-heartedly it deserves a spot.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2019-01-04 01:17:51
Well if we add in Buldar's Gate, then we need to remove Spyro or Tony Hawk... which one?  Maybe we also add Final Fantasy in this runner up instead of one of the other two? ;)
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: MasterXtreme on 2019-01-05 21:22:21
So if no one is going to fight this, I am going to replace Spyro with BG.


Final responses, make a move.  I am making it official on Sunday. ;) 
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Silverwing on 2019-01-06 16:23:36
No one is stopping you.  Maybe we should move final Fantasy over too, lol.

Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Soda on 2019-01-06 20:29:05
*Stamp of approval* 

If no one challenges adding BG, then do it. 
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2019-01-06 20:31:17
So here it is.  For the year 2000, this is our final? 

Winner: The Sims

Runner Up: Balder's Gate II
Runner Up: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2019-01-06 20:33:06
Or should we include a top three runner up?
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2019-01-06 20:34:45
If we allow three, then Spyro is that third spot.

But for now, it's official for 2000.  What you posted is official APD.  We will move to 2001 now.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2019-01-06 20:36:05
OFFICIAL

2000 PSF Game of the Year: The Sims

Runners Up:
Balder's Gate II
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2019-01-06 20:41:13
 Welcome to 2001 everyone!  Here is our list of games to choose from for game of the year!!! Choose three runner's up.

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: RainySunshine on 2019-01-06 20:44:25
Game of the year from me is for GRAND THEFT AUTO III.

Runners up will be...

Gran Turismo 3
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Soda on 2019-01-06 21:28:54
Congrats on getting the 2000 list done! 

This year has a lot of well know games and a lot of sequels. 
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Wolfwood on 2019-01-06 22:34:12
I'm fine with our 2000 pics.  I will look over 2001, but I already see some standouts, GTA III being one of them for REVOLUTIONIZING game design and shaking video gaming to it's core.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Wolfwood on 2019-01-12 00:34:14
Okay, so lets GO!  Pick 2001 games. Here's the list.

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2019-01-13 12:18:19
Game of the year from me is for GRAND THEFT AUTO III.

Runners up will be...

Gran Turismo 3
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2

My picks are these.

Game of the Year 2001 : GTA III

Ico
Metal Gear Solid 2
Gran Turismo 3
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Wolfwood on 2019-01-19 22:34:52
Those are all good.  I know ICO is a great game but I've never played it.  Everyone raves about it who've played it.  I need to watch some videos of it since I will probably never be able to play it.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: AnyPoneDrawn on 2019-01-27 18:54:33
2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X


Red is my winner for the year.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: Grapefoot on 2019-02-03 22:05:17
I can see we got a few outliers and I saw we fight hard for those outlier games and their props.

We have Ico and Pikmin as outliers.  Why are they so great?

I can speak for Ico.  It is a great game and a work of visual art.  It's very unique with a weaving story.  I recommend our game of the year judges look at some video reviews and footage of the groundbreaking game before we vote on our official finalists for the year.
Title: Re: PSF Game of The Year
Post by: FoxTail on 2019-02-06 20:30:39
I think the hands down winner for 2001 is Grand Theft Auto III.  It changed gaming forever and it was just the best game of that year.  I can't tell you how many countless hours EVEN I spent playing!  I just did random stuff not really knowing what I was doing and it was so much fun. :) 

I also liked Super Smash Bro's Melee and I remember playing Gran Turismo 3: A Spec a lot because it was my cousins fav game.  Being the typical guy he was, he taught me a ton about cars and showed me them on that game.  Being the innocent little girl taking in everything he said, I actually listened and learned to like cars myself.  I still don't have his knowledge and he was the better driver ALL the time.  But he was nice and let me have a chance sometimes.  Like I'd drive a car with 400hp and he'd drive a 49hp Fiat 500!  Lol!  But I remember this one time we each had the same cars and legit tried and so did I... and I beat him!  I BEAT HIM!  I couldn't tell if he was upset or proud I beat him from learning from him!  Nonetheless he challenged me again and blew my doors off.  But that one time.... I FELT SUPERIOR! :D 

So great memories and those are my top three picks.