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Best year of the Generation

What was the best year of the generation?

  • 2014

    Votes: 6 3.1%
  • 2015

    Votes: 39 19.9%
  • 2016

    Votes: 8 4.1%
  • 2017

    Votes: 71 36.2%
  • 2018

    Votes: 29 14.8%
  • 2019

    Votes: 4 2.0%
  • 2020

    Votes: 39 19.9%

  • Total voters
    196

.Pennywise

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2014
PT (Silent Hill) - Destiny - Titanfall - Bayonetta 2 - Dark Souls II - Dragon Age: Inquisition - Far Cry 4 - Alien Isolation - Divinity Original Sin - The Evil Within - The Banner Saga - Diablo III Reaper of Souls - Assassin's Creed Unity - Broken Age - Child of Light - Borderlands the Pre-Sequel - Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor - South Park: The Stick of Truth - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - more...

2015
Fallout 4 - Bloodborne - Batman: Arkham Knight - The Witcher 3 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Evolve - Dying Light - Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Dirt Rally - Cities Skylines - Battlefield: Hardline - Axion Verge - Mortal Kombat X - more...

2016
Firewatch - Titanfall 2 - Final Fantasy XV - Dark Souls III - Dishonored 2 - DOOM - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Battlefield 1 - Uncharted 4 - Far Cry Primal - Inside - Adr1ft - Abzu - Civilization VI - The Banner Saga 2 - The Last Guardian - Overwatch - Dead by Daylight- more...

2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Destiny 2 - Cuphead - Horizon: Zero Dawn - Super Mario Odyssey - Resident Evil 7 - Assassin's Creed Origins - Nier Automata - PUBG - Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Prey - The Evil Within 2 - Nioh - For Honor - Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus - Crash n'Sane Trilogy - Sonic Mania - Hellblade - more...

2018
God of War - Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Into the Breach - Spider-Man - Celeste - Dragon Ball FighterZ - Hitman 2 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Far Cry 5 - Gris - Frostpunk - Detroit Become Human - Battlefield V - Return of the Obra Dinn - A Way Out - Battletech - more...

2019
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Call of Duty Modern Warfare - Death Stranding - Control - Resident Evil 2 - The Outer Worlds - Devil May Cry V - Apex Legends - Jedi Fallen Order - Mortal Kombat 11 - Gears 5 - Outer Wilds - Disco Elysium - A Plague Tale Innocence - Borderlands 3 - CTR Nitro Fueled - Metro Exodus - more...

2020
Half-Life: Alyx - Animal Crossing New Horizons - The Last of Us II - DOOM Eternal - Cyberpunk 2077 - Final Fantasy VII Remake - Ghost of Tsushima - Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Fall Guys - Tony Hawk 1+2 - Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Spider-Man Miles Morales - Nioh 2 - MS Flight Simulator - Crash Bandicoot 4 - Streets of Rage 4 - Dreams - Resident Evil 3 - Star Wars Squadrons - Wasteland 3 - Gears Tactics - Demon's Souls - more...
 
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Umbral

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I had to vote 2015 because of Bloodborne, but 2019 had so many games that were my kind of games.
 
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2017 was absolute insanity with Breath of the Wild alone. I've seen the runner ups for GotY for 2017 like Yakuza 0, Nier Automatia, Hollow Knight and Divinity Original Sin 2 at times called solid qualifiers for Game of the Generation or at the very least masterpieces that would easily earn GotY in other years.

2019 is the other year that really stood out. Also missing Ace Combat 7.

2020 is missing 13 Sentinals. In a gaming sense it actually has been a really solid year.
 
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Hugare

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2015 was dope, but I'll have to go with 2020

FF VII R, TLOU 2, GoT, Ori, Demons Souls, Cyberpunk

Any of these would be GOTY in many of the past years, and we had them on the same year
 
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2014
PT (Silent Hill) - Destiny - Titanfall - Bayonetta 2 - Dark Souls II - Dragon Age: Inquisition - Far Cry 4 - Alien Isolation - Divinity Original Sin - The Evil Within - The Banner Saga - Diablo III Reaper of Souls - Assassin's Creed Unity - Broken Age - Child of Light - Borderlands the Pre-Sequel - Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor - South Park: The Stick of Truth - The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth - more...

2015
Fallout 4 - Bloodborne - Batman: Arkham Knight - The Witcher 3 - Assassin's Creed Syndicate - Evolve - Dying Light - Dragon Ball Xenoverse - Dirt Rally - Cities Skylines - Battlefield: Hardline - Axion Verge - Mortal Kombat X - more...

2016
Firewatch - Titanfall 2 - Final Fantasy XV - Dark Souls III - Dishonored 2 - DOOM - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Battlefield 1 - Uncharted 4 - Far Cry Primal - Inside - Adr1ft - Abzu - Civilization VI - The Banner Saga 2 - The Last Guardian - Overwatch - Dead by Daylight- more...

2017
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Destiny 2 - Cuphead - Horizon: Zero Dawn - Super Mario Odyssey - Resident Evil 7 - Assassin's Creed Origins - Nier Automata - PUBG - Divinity: Original Sin 2 - Prey - The Evil Within 2 - Nioh - For Honor - Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus - Crash n'Sane Trilogy - Sonic Mania - Hellblade - more...

2018
God of War - Assassin's Creed Odyssey - Into the Breach - Spider-Man - Celeste - Dragon Ball FighterZ - Hitman 2 - Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Far Cry 5 - Gris - Frostpunk - Detroit Become Human - Battlefield V - Return of the Obra Dinn - A Way Out - Battletech - more...

2019
Sekiro Shadows Die Twice - Call of Duty Modern Warfare - Death Stranding - Control - Resident Evil 2 - The Outer Worlds - Devil May Cry V - Apex Legends - Jedi Fallen Order - Mortal Kombat 11 - Gears 5 - Outer Wilds - Disco Elysium - A Plague Tale Innocence - Borderlands 3 - CTR Nitro Fueled - Metro Exodus - more...

2020
Half-Life: Alyx - Animal Crossing New Horizons - The Last of Us II - DOOM Eternal - Cyberpunk 2077 - Final Fantasy VII Remake - Ghost of Tsushima - Ori and the Will of the Wisps - Fall Guys - Tony Hawk 1+2 - Assassin's Creed Valhalla - Spider-Man Miles Morales - Nioh 2 - MS Flight Simulator - Crash Bandicoot 4 - Streets of Rage 4 - Dreams - Resident Evil 3 - Star Wars Squadrons - Wasteland 3 - Gears Tactics - Demon's Souls - more...
2017 for Gravity Rush 2
 

Rickyiez

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You didn't include Persona 5 in 2017 (worldwide release)

Nier Automata, P5, HZD, RE7, EW2, BOTW. Indeed one hell of a year.

But I'm still choosing 2015 for Bloodborne :messenger_kissing_smiling:
 

SlimySnake

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I think 2018 and 2020 are probably tied for me. Gow, RDR2 in one year was easily the hardest goty decision for me. Spiderman, detroit were fantastic goty calibur titles too.

FF7, TLOU2, GoT, Cyberpunk, Demon souls and Miles all launching in one year is pretty nuts. Warzone is pretty phenomenal as well.

2015 was no slouch. mgsv, witcher 3 and bloodborne. rise of tomb raider was excellent too.

2019 was great as well. sekiro, re2, death stranding, days gone, jedi fallen order and control all in one year is pretty nuts.

But i think it will come down to gow/rdr2/spiderman vs tlou2/ff7/cybperunk and i think 2018 takes it.
 

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2020 - Three Myths Came To Reality

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Half Life Alyx
Demon's Souls Remake

Plus new console launches the PS5 and XSX. Can't beat that.
 
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Type_Raver

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2017.

It had Zelda BotW, Mario Odyssey and Xenoblade Chronicles 2.
Enjoyed Horizon Zero Dawn though not at the same heights of the others.
 
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Eternal21

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2020. We got the Last of Us II. That was the only thing I was looking forward to, and it delivered 110%.
 

LordBlodgett

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2015 by a mile. Bloodborne and The Witcher 3 in one year, nuff said.
Both of those were amazing, but the rest of the year was slim pickings. 2017 or 2020 take my vote, just due to the sheer quantity of great games. 2016 is a dark horse in my mind though. I loved Titanfall 2, Dark Souls III, Dishonored 2, DOOM, and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. I also really enjoyed Uncharted 4, Final Fantasy XV, and dead by daylight.
 

Men_in_Boxes

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2017.

Overwatch and Fortnite released.

PUBG and BotW too.

In a pretty lackluster gen, that year brought it.
 

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2015 was one of my favorite years in gaming ever.

Witcher 3, Ori and Blind Forest, Dying Light, Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront, Until Dawn, Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, Mortal Kombat X, MGS V, Just Cause 3, Undertale, Life is Strange, Xenoblade Chronicles X

Also the year Tekken 7 hit arcades in Japan fwiw
 
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2015, easily. Bloodborne, Witcher 3 and Fallout 4 🙂

2020 is very strong too though with TLOU2 and Cyberpunk..

But this list really reminds me of how disappointing this generation has been to me. Very few classics
 
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eastcoastkody

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2017 for quality. 2020 for quantity.

2014 in hindsight was pretty good. At the time it didn't seem so. But Destiny & TitanFall were kinda great eventually. And Shadow of Mordor. And nobody played bayonetta 2, but it was apparently top tier.

im sure 2015 will get lots of votes due to overrated bloodborne and witcher 3 luv, when Mortal Kombat X is probably the best game on that list.
 
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I think 2018 and 2020 are probably tied for me. Gow, RDR2 in one year was easily the hardest goty decision for me. Spiderman, detroit were fantastic goty calibur titles too.

FF7, TLOU2, GoT, Cyberpunk, Demon souls and Miles all launching in one year is pretty nuts. Warzone is pretty phenomenal as well.

2015 was no slouch. mgsv, witcher 3 and bloodborne. rise of tomb raider was excellent too.

2019 was great as well. sekiro, re2, death stranding, days gone, jedi fallen order and control all in one year is pretty nuts.

But i think it will come down to gow/rdr2/spiderman vs tlou2/ff7/cybperunk and i think 2018 takes it.

i think 2020 wins it on sheer quantity alone, but 2018 wins overall quality for me with GOW being my game of the gen

the latter half of this gen was on fire though

still waiting to play Cyberpunk but when it gets patched that may make it count as a 2021 game lol
 
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Josemayuste

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All of 'em.

 

eastcoastkody

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i voted 2017. Because BOTW might be the best videogame of all time. And Super Mario Odyssey was too good.

but i better stop looking at that list. Because i will want to change my vote when i remember how much i hated PUBG and Destiny 2 at launch
 
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Moonjt9

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2017 was absolutely bonkers in the amount of great games that came out. I mean come on new Zelda and new Mario not to mention so many others. Crazy year.
 
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Apart from 2014 and 2018 (which were just 'very good'), I don't think there's a single year which hasn't been absolutely amazing in terms of quality titles.

A HUGE step up from the PS3/X360 drought imo.

But if I have to choose... 2017 or 2019 would win.

EDIT: Voted 2019. It may not be the most popular opinion, but that year gave us:

- RE2
- A Plague Tale: Innocence
- Control
- Metro: Exodus
- Sekiro
- Death Stranding
- Pathologic 2
- Devil May Cry V
 
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1. 2017 - BOTW, Mario, Horizon Zero Dawn, Nier Automata, Persona 5 (outside Japan), Destiny 2, Cuphead, Hellblade
2. 2020 - Animal Crossing, Persona 5 Royal (outside Japan), Cyberpunk, Flight Simulator, Doom Eternal
3. 2015 - Bloodborne and Witcher 3
 
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Woopah

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2017 for me. Hollowknight, Cuphead, Horizon BOTW and Mario Odyssey were all amazing.
 

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2018 by a long shot. The year my favorite game of all time came out (RDR2) and a dream came true with a proper Spidey title... coupled with games I loved like God of War and Detroit Become Human.

I fear we wont have another one of these blockbuster years for a long time. Until the next R* title I guess.