Every GameSpot Game Of The Year (1996-2020)

تم نشره في 2020/12/26
GameSpot has been around for a very long time, here is a video with every game we have every awarded with GameSpot's Game of the Year.
Since the late '90s, GameSpot has awarded Game of the Year to the one game each year that stood above the rest. After crowning our Game of the Year 2020, we decided to look back on our history and reflect on every game we decided was the best of the best.
From classics like Diablo and The Sims and blockbuster action titles like Resident Evil 4 and Gears of War, to peaceful meditations like Journey and competitive shooters like Overwatch--our GOTY award is an annual celebration of the diverse experiences video games can offer us.
Here's every game we've awarded Game of the Year in GameSpot's entire history.
0:00 Introduction
0:28 Diablo (1996)
0:50 Total Annihilation (1997)
01:13 The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time(1998)
01:30 Grim Fandango (1998)
01:48 Soulcalibur (1999)
02:05 Everquest (1999)
02:21 Chrono Cross (2000)
02:39 The Sims (2000)
02:58 Grand Theft Auto 3 (2001)
03:13 Serious Sam First Encounter (2001)
03:31 Metroid Prime (2002)
03:51 The Legend of Zelda: The Winder Waker (2003)
04:11 World of Warcraft (2004)
04:33 Resident Evil 4 (2005)
04:51 Gears of War (2006)
05:15 Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
05:41 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
06:08 Demon's Souls (2009)
06:29 Red Dead Redemption (2010)
06:52 The Elder Scroll V: Skyrim (2011)
07:10 Journey (2012)
07:33 The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (2013)
07:51 Shadows of Mordor (2014)
08:09 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (2015)
08:27 Overwatch (2016)
08:47 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
09:10 Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
09:34 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019)
10:01 Half-Life: Alyx (2020)

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  • It's sad that 2013 went to link but not TLOU or GTA 5. Like I get you like Zelda games but really?

  • I'm not normally nostalgic, but a video of entirely all top games throughout these years is making my eyes water

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  • This is the perfect example why people loathe Gamespot.

  • A list with 3 Zelda game and no uncharted or last of us?

  • 2013 Zelda??? If thats not an attempt to say ur different idk what it is... Common we all know GTA5 or TLOU were not only the best games of 2013, as well of the decade period

  • Say something! Anything!

  • You guys had video games back in the 90s ?! Cool.

  • Metal Gear Solid 3 or GTA should have won in 2004.

  • This video rushed me through 2 decades of emotions! Phew!!

  • There are some ballsy picks here. I remember how much shit Journey got when it got GOTY. Time proved GS right that time

  • So many zelda games on this list

  • I don’t see how paper Zelda is better than The Last of Us

    • I guess you didn't play it if you can't see that.

  • Final Fantasy VII???(1997) Metal Gear Solid???(1998) Super Mario Galaxy 2???(2010) Persona 5???(2017 NA) God Of War???(2018) The Last Of Us?(2013) Halo Combat Evolved(2001)

  • hearing The Sims theme just gave me all the feels!

  • Ocarina of Time truly is the GOAT.

  • How did Halo 3 not get GOTY in 2007???

  • Buying many of these games over the years: Ridiculously expensive. Enjoying these games over the years: PRICELESS

  • Its weird that only Half-life alyx won goty out of the other Half-life games

  • The fact there’s no the last of us or god of war or uncharted in this list but zelda is up there for like 4 times just shows how shit gamespot was

    • @Gautham 1999 exactly they had put lot of effort into story snd the world but neglected the gameplay component. God of war is the game which took all components snd built an extraordinary game.

    • @Mohammad Hifzan rdr2 didn't change A LOT from 1...gow did and they changed it into something even better with amazing character development too...besides arthur some of the other characters had a lit of flaws...In gow baldur,mimir,atreus,freya all had great character development

    • @Mohammad Hifzan dude it became one shooting gallery after another with no purpose at all at one point man....alsi they didn't give a lot of attention to the other characters too..also i think they should've put more innovative quests/missions

    • You seriously think god of war is better than rdr2? You're even shittier.

  • I agree with all of these except for WoW beating Half-Life 2 in 2004.

  • Damn, you guys have made some poor choices over the years.

  • Halo 3 should have been for 2007

  • Now this is a very... unique list for sure.

  • Some narration would've been nice.

  • God of war in 2018 instead and you’re golden

  • They chose Serious Sam over Halo Combat Evolved!!? Are you..serious?

  • Now I feel old.

  • Imagine choosing resident evil 4 over Halo 2, or super Mario galaxy over Halo 3 😂😂

  • MGS4 still looks great 😢

  • I like how the 1990's is now so long ago that it's being referred to as the late 1900's instead of just the 90's lol.

  • Very fine list but I wished to see one Mass Effect or Uncharted game.

  • Gamespot: If it's a zelda game it's game of the year.

    • Not all the time, didn't happen in 2006 or 2011.

    • No shit it’s one of the best franchises of all time

  • Dang no halo love 😭

  • Legend of Zelda winning over the last of us and bioshock Infinite?

    • And assassin's creed origins

  • lol overwatch

  • Man every time I hear Wind Wakers sound track I get butterflies in ny stomach. Just instantly transfers me back to when I was 12. Also Metroid Prime still looks amazing.

    • Wind Waker had such an incredible soundtrack. Just an incredible game all around really.

  • Wow they didnt mention about doom eternal of the gaming of the year.

    • Cause it’s not for everyone and it’s reviewing channel “so if the casual game can’t enjoy it” it doesn’t t get to compete, which is fair

  • I dig how you guys have 4.5M subs, but your vids RARELY get over 40k views...

  • Fan of Zelda detec

  • no mass effect, bioshock, the last of us, god of war. wtf

  • Gamespot lost me when they went from PC GOTY, to PC AND console GOTY's, and then a "Game of the Year" that could be console OR PC. despite the formats being totally different! In the last 7-8 years AAA console games have won the majority of the awards, as that's where Gamespot thinks the money is!!!!

  • Gamespot is better then ign

  • Iv been playing games before 1996 and skyrim isn't the game of the year it's the game of my life

  • Sekiro have no rights to be there. Hands Down the worst of the From Software "souls" games.

    • Got your ass handed to you by the ogre?😂😂

  • I would replace shadow of mordor with uncharted 4

  • GET SO MANY FIFA 19/20 & 21 MODS ON MY CHANNEL! UP TO 2000 NEW FACES ADDED IN THE GAME, 200 NEW BOOTS, SO MANY REAL NEW TATTOOS, 2020/21 KITS AND FULL UPDATE ETC!l

  • I'm so glad that half life alyx is getting what it deserves

  • I.... Never played any of these 🙈

  • This video proves how gamespot used to be a a credible critic. The recent reviews of all major titles are just jokes with a unjustified low score for click bait. ( we can't name the reviewer because it would amount to harassment according to gamespot). The rise and fall of gamespot reviews should be the title.

  • Alright, alright, you like Zelda. Got it!

    • Hey people love there Zelda games

    • Seriously tho, a link between worlds over GTA V and last of us? Okayyyy

  • Ocarina of time❤❤❤❤❤

  • Some legendary games on this list. Any regrets? What year did FFVII come out and what beat it?

    • @Ashley Thomas thanks all. Hindsight being 20/20 and all, can anyone tell me how Total Annihilation fairs over FFVII?

    • FFVII came out in 1997 and got beat by Total Annihilation.

    • 97 I think.

  • list was perfect till overwatch won goty for 2016

  • Love the list. Its the best out there

  • i saw grim fandango and clicked right away

  • How is half life for 2020? 🤣 that game is ass

  • Late 1900s to today but then starts list in 1996... Was really looking forward to seeing Industrial Revolution on the list! A true classic

  • No way RDR2 is 2 years old holy shit

  • Many crimes committed between 1996 and 2001, where are the fantastic games from Squaresoft among other immortal PS1 classics? Tragic. With exception of GTA III and Chrono Cross, all the winners at that time aged extremely badly, they were overrated at the time.

  • Just a thought would you guys consider having Jonathan on for hunt showdown the reloads are slow and seem very realistic just a thought

  • I love the winder waker

  • Honestly not sure how Bioshock 1 never got goty

    • well it won most for that year. i dont think anything in that year can match bioshock lol

  • Grim fandango???? In 1998 !!

  • Excellent list! Chrono Cross, Diablo and Zelda are one of my favorite franchises!

  • Oot came out and pc gamers cried lmmfao pathetic

  • Had no idea GameSpot was my age, lol.

  • The Witcher 3, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mass Effect Trilogy are my favourite ones ever. But Witcher 3 with it's expansions was and still is a priceless gaming experience.

  • Besides 2014

  • very superficial and unfair to other great games, disliked !

  • Late 1900s? Too soon, man

  • Lots of zelda fans at gamespot xD all these titles here are good but no gta v, half life 1/2, uncharted 4, last of us and so many other titles

  • OMG, this list is pathetic, no PS ex: without any *Syphon Filter, Tenchu, Prince of Persia, Uncharted, Last of Us* etc. Btw. 4 me Until Dawn in 2015

  • Zelda over gta 5 I'm done that's just bs

  • Wow over gta sa are you kidding

  • Looking back. Would you say Gears really deserved it? Was there any other games you would have preferred?

    • I tried Gears of War (first one) a few years ago and couldn’t get into it. I think it’s just because it started/perfected third person mechanics, but by today’s standards, it’s become a bit dated. Some of my fav films are similar, can’t blame a game for being the grandpa of the genre and feeling dated I think.

  • Damm its 5 years that the Witcher 3 was released it feels like yesterday i still play it its still a amazing game doesn’t matter how many times I finished it

    • Witcher 3 is a great game no doubt, why does everyone overrate the experience? If the repetitive combat and a annoying crafting system wasn’t bad enough its story was a bit underwhelming compared to heavy hitters like Game of Thrones

    • On the day when I finish the Witcher 3, they may patch the Cyberpunk up.

    • Starting it for the first time. Internet explorer gamer here.

    • Yeah and It still unbeatable in my book, what a masterpiece.

    • Feels way longer ago than 5 years to me actually, kinda strange

  • Glad to see Grim Fandango on here

  • oh man... when that diablo soundtrack started... Also... Grim Fandango! So amazing!

  • This list is a hell of alot more accurate than the game awards thats for sure.

    • Taste can neither be accurate nor inaccurate because it is subjective

    • Lol, the game awards were established in 2014 and this list is exactly the same except for 2014, 2018 and 2020. and for good reason too since Dragon Age: Inquisition in 2014 was way better than Shadow of Mordor and God of War is on par with RDR2. I say biased on previous years the game awards got it more accurate than gamespot.

  • Mass Effect 2?

  • Resident Evil 4, what an amazing game 😍

    • Yes it was and hopefully they do the same great job with the remake!

  • Really? Serious sam over Halo Combat Evolved?

    • serious sam is better than halo but as the other guy said gta 3 won against halo in the console goty.

    • Serious Sam was PC though and Halo Combat Evolved was only on Xbox in 2001 so they weren't up for the same award. From 1998 to 2001 GameSpot gave separate GOTY awards for console and PC games. So it was actually Grand Theft Auto 3 that beat Halo in 2001 for the console GOTY award.

  • lmao at 2013 pick

  • so many Nintendo games

  • Wait I'm confused. AR-one was alive in 1997??

  • Amazing that Half Life 2 didn’t get game of the year. Or the original

    • @M. L. When did you play it? It was one of the most revolutionary FPS ever made.

    • @M. L. compared to other first person shooters in 1998?

    • That's because this is in essence a console fanboy channel. Baldur's Gate 2 didn't make this list... That is only the most influential RPG of all time. So, this whole list is in essence bogus and is from the POV of casual console gamers, dominated by Zelda games, which surely are nice and all, but are very far from the best Video Games.

    • The original was the most overrated game I ever played.

  • Umm... you spelled final fantasy 7 wrong 😑

  • In my eyes Red dead redemption 2 might be the best game ever made.

    • @Michael '1st round exit' Jordan the ps3 was so much better than xbox 360 i dont know what you’re getting on about

    • @Peabrain Statistically and logically they are they always have been and I've owned every Sony console since the PS1 compared to 360 the PS3 was nowhere near also the XB1 was leagues ahead of PS4 in almost everything besides exclusives same with the PS5 but the XSX is actually getting better exclusives now because of Phil Spencer.

    • @Michael '1st round exit' Jordan they arent shut up

    • @Eweezy8004 Nope on Series X the PS5 has the same problems Sony consoles are underpowered

    • I have it but played an hour. My ps4 might blow up, maybe I’ll try on ps5

  • Where are my favorite games from the last 24 years?

  • You know each time a new Red Dead game comes out it’s gonna snag that game of the year right from its fucking heels.

    • @Bladelores Twilight Princess as well.

    • There have been two RDR games, actually 3 if you count Revolver and that one didn't get it. Zelda winning game of the year basically every time is way more impressive. Except for Skyward Sword.

    • But god of war snagged the 2018 goty

  • Ocarina of time. Greatest game of all time

  • 4:33 GOD, I LOVE THIS GAME!

    • "What are you buying?"

    • Omg that music...might start RE4 again

    • Personally for me it is the greatest game of all time. Alongside the original KOTOR.

    • I TOUGHT THE SAME THING WHEN IT APPEARED

    • Didn't expect anything out of it and was blown away at the time. I hâte the horror genre too.

  • Whenever you feel like you're doubting yourself, just remember that neither masterpiece Vice City or San Andreas won game of the year

    • @CrysisCore20 I don't think that's what he's saying whatsoever.

    • Are you seriously saying RE4 and Wind Waker didn’t deserve it?!

  • I really like that there is no commentary, just short clips from the games.

  • Thank God GameSpot's game of the year is not an official award.

  • Sony games earned the most GOTYs of the year 6 times, the most of any publisher ever 2009: Uncharted 2 2013: The Last of Us 2016: Uncharted 4 2018: God of War 2019: Death Stranding 2020: The Last of Us Part II

    • @Ashley Thomas Fixed it.

    • @M M Ah, didn't realise you were talking about GOTY from many different publications. I think you did mix up the years of God of War and Death Stranding though.

    • @Ashley Thomas I said the games which earned the most GOTYs and my list is correct, you're talking about The Game Awards which is only one GOTY out of the total.

    • Death Stranding wasn't GOTY 2019, it was Sekiro. God of War was 2018 as well and 2016 wasn't Uncharted 4 it was Overwatch.

    • You’re embarrassing.

  • Once upon a time GameSpot was the place I looked up to for reviews, but nowadays, sigh, I hope they soon improve their quality and get back to old glorh

  • My favorite: Witcher 3

  • Only reason Nintendo games gets a high ratings is a nostalgia of so-called game journalists growing up with nes