December 8, 2012

2012 Retro Awards: Per Game Genre

Aight. I showed my list of top 50 games. Now I would like to list the best games of all time, winners by genre. I promise to get to the runner's up list sometime after this post! One game cannot take more than one category. In parenthesis, AT means "all time" rank.

Here are the categories:

Action Adventure 
[Gold]  The Legend of Zelda, A Link to the Past (AT 1)
[Silver] The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time (AT 3)
[Bronze] The Legend of Zelda, Majora's Mask (AT 4)

Hybrid RPG
[Gold] The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (AT 3)
[Silver] Borderlands 2 (AT 19 )
[Bronze] Fallout New Vegas (AT 37)

[Gold] Asteroids (AT 49)
[Silver] Space Invaders (AT 78)
[Bronze] no recipient

[Gold] Soul Calibur IV (AT 38)
[Silver] Gundam Battle Assault 2 (AT 60)
[Bronze] Gundam Battle Assault (AT 66)

Sim, Craft Fighter
[Gold] Ace Combat 02 (AT 40)
[Silver] Super Strike Eagle (AT 76)
[Bronze] Air Diver (AT 87)

FPS (first person view shooter)
[Gold] Perfect Dark (AT 23)
[Silver] Goldeneye 007 (AT 39)
[Bronze] Left 4 Dead 2 (AT 46)

Sim, Mecha
[Gold] Armored Core: For Answer (AT 13)
[Silver] Armored Core 2: Another Age (AT 32)
[Bronze] Armored Core 4 (AT 44)

[Gold] Super Mario Bros. 3 (AT 5)
[Silver] Super Metroid (AT 7)
[Bronze] Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (AT 9)

[Gold] Tetris (AT 31)
[Silver] Puyo Puyo (AT 33)
[Bronze] Dr. Mario (AT 73)

[Gold] Gran Turismo 3 (AT 16)
[Silver] Super Mario Kart (AT 34)
[Bronze] Top Gear 2 (AT 41)

RPG (role playing game)
[Gold] Pokemon 1st Generation (R/B/Y) (AT 55)
[Silver] no recipients.
[Bronze] no recipients.

RTS (real time strategy)
[Gold] Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings (AT 18)
[Silver] Age of Empires III (AT 25)
[Bronze] Company of Heroes (AT 36)

Shoot 'em up 
[Gold] Urban Strike (AT 43)
[Silver] Desert Strike: Return to the Gulf (AT 45)
[Bronze]: Twisted Metal (AT 56)

Sim, General
[Gold] Simcity 3000 (AT 47)
[Silver] Simcity (AT 61)
[Bronze] The Sims (AT 68)

[Gold] NBA Jam (AT 8)
[Silver] Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (AT  12)
[Bronze] Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005 (AT 24)




2012 Worst Games of All Time:
[Golden Poo] E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (W#1)
[Silver Poo] Jungle Fever (W#2)
[Bronze Poo] Dark Castle (W#3)

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