These are rankings of my favourite experiences.

My Top Games of 2022

  1. Elden Ring (From Software) [JPN]
  2. Marvel Snap (Second Dinner, Nuverse) [USA/CHN]
  3. The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur) [AUS]
  4. Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid) [UK/USA]
  5. STEPN (Find Satoshi Lab) [AUS]
  6. Stray (Blue Twelve Studio) [FRA]
  7. Stacklands (Sokpop) [NLD]
  8. Card Shark (Nerial) [UK]
  9. Potionomics (Voracious Games) [USA]
  10. RPG Time: The Legend of Wright (DeskWorks) [JPN]
  11. Forward: Escape the Fold (Two Tiny Dice) [FRA]
  12. Shotgun King: The Final Checkmate (Punkcake Delicieux) [FRA/ESP]
  13. Strange Horticulture (Bad Viking) [UK]
  14. Circadian Dice (Shuffle Up Games) [SWE]
  15. Endoparasitic (Narayana Walters) [USA]
  16. Furry Fury (Demibug) [POL]
  17. A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive) [TWN/USA]
  18. Skyweaver (Horizon Blockchain Games) [CAN]
  19. Please, Touch the Artwork (Thomas Waterzooi) [BEL]
  20. Hook 2 (Maciej Targoni) [POL]

Wife’s Top Games of 2022

  1. Elden Ring (From Software) [JPN]
  2. Potionomics (Voracious Games) [USA]
  3. Immortality (Sam Barlow, Half Mermaid) [UK/USA]
  4. Gordian Quest (Mixed Realms, Swagsoft) [SGP]
  5. STEPN (Find Satoshi Lab) [AUS]
  6. Strange Horticulture (Bad Viking) [UK]
  7. Forward: Escape the Fold (Two Tiny Dice) [FRA]
  8. Card Shark (Nerial) [UK]

My Top Games of 2021

  1. It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios) [SWE]
  2. Splinterlands: Chaos Legion (Jesse Reich, Matthew Rosen) [USA]
  3. Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games) [CAN]
  4. Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio) [JPN]
  5. Hades (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  6. Twelve Minutes (Luis Antonio) [USA]
  7. Life Is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine) [USA]
  8. Little Nightmares II (Tarsier Studios) [SWE]
  9. Last Stop (Variable State) [UK]
  10. Maquette (Graceful Decay) [USA]
  11. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Insomniac Games) [USA]
  12. Dungeon Encounters (Square Enix, Square Enix Europe) [JPN/UK]
  13. Unpacking (Witch Beam) [AUS]
  14. Mario Party Superstars (ND Cube) [JPN]
  15. Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (Snoozy Kazoo) [USA]
  16. Qomp (Stuffed Wombat, Clovelt, Miroko, Britt Brady) [AUT/ESP/NLD/USA]
  17. Toodee and Topdee (Diet Zribi) [ISR]
  18. Fate of Kai (Trylight Game Studio) [ARG]
  19. I Am Fish (Bossa Studios) [UK]
  20. Behind the Frame (Silver Lining Studio) [TWN]
  21. Just Dance 2022 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune, Ubisoft Shanghai) [FRA/USA/CHN]
  22. What the Dub?! (Mark Zorn, Kurt Wojda, Wide Right Interactive) [USA]
  23. Rain on Your Parade (Unbound Creations) [USA]
  24. Lost Words: Beyond the Page (Sketchbook Games, Fourth State) [UK]
  25. Minit Fun Racer (JW, Kitty, Jukio, and Dom) [NLD/FIN/DEU]
  26. Wildfire Swap (Ryan Kubik, Wes Mueller, Drew Gingerich) [USA]
  27. Sizeable (Sander Ambroos, Business Goose Studios) [BEL]
  28. Balancelot (Anvil Bird Interactive) [FIN]
  29. Xuan Yuan Sword 7 (DOMO Studio, Softstar) [TWN]
  30. Kill It with Fire (Casey Donnellan Games) [USA]

Wife’s Top Games of 2021

  1. Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games) [CAN]
  2. It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios) [SWE]
  3. Hades (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  4. Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio) [JPN]
  5. Splinterlands: Chaos Legion (Jesse Reich, Matthew Rosen) [USA]
  6. Twelve Minutes (Luis Antonio) [USA]
  7. Last Stop (Variable State) [UK]
  8. Mario Party Superstars (ND Cube) [JPN]
  9. Xuan Yuan Sword 7 (DOMO Studio, Softstar) [TWN]
  10. Unpacking (Witch Beam) [AUS]

My Top Games of 2020

  1. Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) [JPN]
  2. There Is No Game (Draw Me a Pixel) [FRA]
  3. Slay the Spire (Mega Crit Games) [USA]
  4. Carto (Sunhead Games) [TWN]
  5. Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions) [USA]
  6. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic) [UK]
  7. Astro’s Playroom (Team Asobi, SIE Japan Studio) [JPN]
  8. The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  9. The Pedestrian (Skookum Arts) [USA]
  10. What the Golf? (Triband) [DNK]
  11. Moving Out (SMG Studio, DEVM Games) [AUS/SWE]
  12. Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games) [USA]
  13. Maneater (Tripwire Interactive, Blindside Interactive) [USA/CAN]
  14. Twin Mirror (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  15. Signs of the Sojourner (Echodog Games) [USA]
  16. The Procession to Calvary (Joe Richardson) [UK]
  17. Coffee Talk (Toge Productions) [IDN]
  18. Dreams (Media Molecule) [UK]
  19. HoloVista (Aconite) [USA]
  20. Disc Room (JW, Kitty, Terri, Dose) [NLD/BRA/USA]
  21. Solitaire Conspiracy (Bithell Games) [UK]
  22. Batu Ta Batu (EZ Software Development) [NLD]
  23. Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft San Francisco) [FRA/USA]
  24. The Suicide of Rachel Foster (Daedalic Entertainment) [DEU]
  25. Chicken Police (The Wild Gentlemen) [HUN]
  26. Table Manners (Echo Chamber Games) [UK]
  27. Kuukiyomi: Consider It (G-Mode) [JPN]
  28. Orwell’s Animal Farm (Nerial) [UK]
  29. Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games) [IND]
  30. Snakeybus (Stovetop Studios) [USA]

Wife’s Top Games of 2020

  1. Slay the Spire (Mega Crit Games) [USA]
  2. Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch Productions) [USA]
  3. There Is No Game (Draw Me a Pixel) [FRA]
  4. XCOM: Chimera Squad (Firaxis Games) [USA]
  5. Twin Mirror (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  6. HoloVista (Aconite) [USA]
  7. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic) [UK]
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo EPD) [JPN]
  9. Just Dance 2021 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft San Francisco) [FRA/USA]
  10. Moving Out (SMG Studio, DEVM Games) [AUS/SWE]

My Top Games of 2019

  1. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) [JPN]
  2. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Telltale Games, Skybound Games) [USA]
  3. Return of the Obra Dinn (Lucas Pope) [USA]
  4. A Plague Tale: Innocence (Asobo Studio) [FRA]
  5. Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo) [SWE]
  6. Ape Out (Gabe Cuzzillo) [USA]
  7. Devotion (Red Candle Games) [TWN]
  8. Untitled Goose Game (House House) [AUS]
  9. Hollow Knight (Team Cherry) [AUS]
  10. Mutazione (Die Gute Fabrik) [DNK]
  11. Heave Ho (Le Cartel Studio) [FRA]
  12. Dicey Dungeons (Terry Cavanagh) [UK]
  13. Control (Remedy Entertainment) [FIN]
  14. Cuphead (Studio MDHR) [CAN]
  15. Baba Is You (Hempuli) [FIN]
  16. Kine (Gwen Frey) [USA]
  17. Songbird Symphony (Joysteak Studios) [SGP]
  18. Concrete Genie (Pixelopus) [USA]
  19. Felix the Reaper (Kong Orange) [DNK]
  20. Vacation Simulator (Owlchemy Labs) [USA]
  21. Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix) [JPN]
  22. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo EPD) [JPN]
  23. Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  24. Kind Words (Pop Cannibal) [USA]
  25. Tools Up! (The Knights of Unity) [POL]
  26. Telling Lies (Sam Barlow, Furious Bee) [UK]
  27. Life Is Strange 2 (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  28. Tick Tock: A Tale for Two (Other Tales Interactive) [DNK/SWE]
  29. My Friend Pedro (Dead Toast Entertainment) [SWE]
  30. Trüberbrook (BTF, Headup Games) [DEU]

Wife’s Top Games of 2019

  1. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red) [POL]
  2. Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Intelligent Systems, Koei Tecmo) [JPN]
  3. The Walking Dead: The Final Season (Telltale Games, Skybound Games) [USA]
  4. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software) [JPN]
  5. Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo EPD) [JPN]
  6. Chinese Parents (Moyuwan Games) [CHN]
  7. Heave Ho (Le Cartel Studio) [FRA]
  8. Tick Tock: A Tale for Two (Other Tales Interactive) [DNK/SWE]
  9. Just Dance 2020 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  10. Untitled Goose Game (House House) [AUS]

My Top Games of 2018

  1. God of War (Santa Monica Studio) [USA]
  2. Life Is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine) [USA]
  3. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red) [POL]
  4. Beat Saber (Beat Games) [CZE]
  5. Yakuza 6: The Song of Life (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio) [JPN]
  6. Tacoma (Fullbright) [USA]
  7. Spider-Man (Insomniac Games) [USA]
  8. Gris (Nomada Studio) [ESP]
  9. Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games, Team 17) [UK]
  10. Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream) [FRA]
  11. Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio) [JPN]
  12. Tiny Bubbles (Pine Street Codeworks) [USA]
  13. Dead in Vinland (CCCP) [FRA]
  14. Frostpunk (11 Bit Studios) [POL]
  15. Donut County (Ben Esposito) [USA]
  16. Celeste (Matt Makes Games) [CAN]
  17. Wandersong (Greg Lobanov) [CAN]
  18. The Gardens Between (The Voxel Agents) [AUS]
  19. Gorogoa (Buried Signal) [USA]
  20. Super Mario Party (ND Cube) [JPN]
  21. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales (CD Projekt Red) [POL]
  22. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco Entertainment, Sora) [JPN]
  23. Batman: The Enemy Within (Telltale Games) [USA]
  24. Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level-5) [JPN]
  25. A Way Out (Hazelight Studios) [SWE]
  26. Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Toronto) [CAN]
  27. Just Dance 2019 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  28. The American Dream (Samurai Punk) [AUS]
  29. Think of the Children (Jammed Up Studios) [AUS]
  30. Minit (JW, Kitty, Jukio, and Dom) [NLD/FIN/DEU]

Wife’s Top Games of 2018

  1. God of War (Santa Monica Studio) [USA]
  2. Beat Saber (Beat Games) [CZE]
  3. Tiny Bubbles (Pine Street Codeworks) [USA]
  4. Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream) [FRA]
  5. Gris (Nomada Studio) [ESP]
  6. Dead in Vinland (CCCP) [FRA]
  7. Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games, Team 17) [UK]
  8. Frostpunk (11 Bit Studios) [POL]
  9. Just Dance 2019 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  10. A Way Out (Hazelight Studios) [SWE]

My Top Games of 2017

  1. Persona 5 (Atlus) [JPN]
  2. What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow) [USA]
  3. Prey (Arkane Studios) [FRA]
  4. Pyre (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  5. Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games) [NLD]
  6. Battle Chef Brigade (Trinket Studios) [USA]
  7. Ultimate Chicken Horse (Clever Endeavour Games) [CAN]
  8. South Park: Fractured but Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco) [USA]
  9. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory) [UK]
  10. Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules) [AUT]
  11. Detention (Red Candle Games) [TWN]
  12. The Surge (Deck 13 Interactive) [DEU]
  13. Snipperclips Plus (SFB Games) [UK]
  14. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  15. Dreamfall Chapters (Red Thread Games) [NOR]
  16. Blackwood Crossing (Paper Seven) [UK]
  17. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Telltale Games) [USA]
  18. Statik (Tarsier Studios) [SWE]
  19. Superhot (Superhot Team) [POL]
  20. Nier: Automata (Platinum Games) [JPN]
  21. Nioh (Team Ninja) [JPN]
  22. That’s You! (Wish Studios) [UK]
  23. The Sims 4 (Maxis) [USA]
  24. The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood) [USA]
  25. Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  26. Black & White Bushido (Good Catch, Ground Shatter) [UK]
  27. Knowledge Is Power (Wish Studios) [UK]
  28. NBA Playgrounds (Saber Interactive) [USA]
  29. Undertale (Toby Fox) [USA]
  30. 1-2-Switch (Nintendo EPD) [JPN]

Wife’s Top Games of 2017

  1. Battle Chef Brigade (Trinket Studios) [USA]
  2. Persona 5 (Atlus) [JPN]
  3. Pyre (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  4. Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Milan, Ubisoft Paris) [ITA/FRA]
  5. What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow) [USA]
  6. The Walking Dead: A New Frontier (Telltale Games) [USA]
  7. That’s You! (Wish Studios) [UK]
  8. Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  9. Nioh (Team Ninja) [JPN]
  10. The Sims 4 (Maxis) [USA]

My Top Games of 2016

  1. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  2. XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games) [USA]
  3. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes (Pop Cap Games) [USA]
  4. Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  5. Tricky Towers (Weird Beard) [NLD]
  6. Overcooked (Ghost Town Games, Team 17) [UK]
  7. Firewatch (Campo Santo) [USA]
  8. Unravel (Coldwood Interactive) [SWE]
  9. Inside (Playdead) [DNK]
  10. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal) [CAN]
  11. Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst (EA DICE) [SWE]
  12. The Witness (Thekla) [USA]
  13. Tharsis (Choice Provisions) [USA]
  14. Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  15. Surgeon Simulator: Experience Reality (Bossa Studios) [UK]
  16. Dark Souls III (From Software) [JPN]
  17. Salt and Sanctuary (Ska Studios) [USA]
  18. √Letter (Kadokawa Games) [JPN]
  19. Headlander (Double Fine Productions) [USA]
  20. Doom (Id Software) [USA]
  21. Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix) [JPN]
  22. Batman: The Telltale Series (Telltale Games) [USA]
  23. Push Me Pull You (House House) [AUS]
  24. Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs) [USA]
  25. Virginia (Variable State) [UK]
  26. Pony Island (Daniel Mullins Games) [CAN]
  27. Manual Samuel (Perfectly Paranormal) [NOR]
  28. Abzû (Giant Squid Studios) [USA]
  29. Severed (Drink Box Studios) [CAN]
  30. Stikbold! (Game Swing) [DNK]

Wife’s Top Games of 2016

  1. XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games) [USA]
  2. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  3. Just Dance 2017 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Pune) [FRA/IND]
  4. Overcooked (Ghost Town Games, Team 17) [UK]
  5. Plants vs. Zombies: Heroes (Pop Cap Games) [USA]
  6. Darkest Dungeon (Red Hook Studios) [CAN]
  7. Civilization VI (Firaxis Games) [USA]
  8. Life Is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  9. Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios) [UK]
  10. Tharsis (Choice Provisions) [USA]

My Top Games of 2015

  1. Soma (Frictional Games) [SWE]
  2. Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios) [UK]
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red) [POL]
  4. Rocket League (Psyonix) [USA]
  5. Bloodborne (From Software) [JPN]
  6. Her Story (Sam Barlow) [UK]
  7. The Beginner’s Guide (Everything Unlimited) [USA]
  8. Wasteland 2 (InXile Entertainment) [USA]
  9. Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios) [USA]
  10. Broken Age (Double Fine Productions) [USA]
  11. Limbo (Playdead) [DNK]
  12. Hatoful Boyfriend (PigeoNation) [JPN]
  13. Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime (Asteroid Base) [CAN]
  14. Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games) [USA]
  15. Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (Steel Crate Games) [CAN]
  16. The Vanishing of Ethan Carter (The Astronauts) [POL]
  17. Until Dawn (Supermassive Games) [UK]
  18. Pneuma: Breath of Life (Deco Digital, Bevel Studios) [UK]
  19. Tembo the Badass Elephant (Game Freak) [JPN]
  20. I Am Bread (Bossa Studios) [UK]
  21. Just Dance 2016 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan) [FRA/ITA]
  22. Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (The Chinese Room) [UK]
  23. Super Exploding Zoo! (Honeyslug) [UK]
  24. Grow Home (Ubisoft Reflections) [UK]
  25. Apotheon (Alientrap) [CAN]

My Top Games of 2014

  1. The Talos Principle (Croteam) [HRV]
  2. South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment) [USA]
  3. Infamous: First Light / Second Son (Sucker Punch Productions) [USA]
  4. This War of Mine (11 Bit Studios) [POL]
  5. Transistor (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  6. The Wolf Among Us (Telltale Games) [USA]
  7. The Banner Saga (Stoic) [USA]
  8. Little Big Planet 3 (Sumo Digital) [UK]
  9. Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses) [USA]
  10. The Evil Within (Tango Gameworks) [JPN]
  11. Wolfenstein: The New Order (Machine Games) [SWE]
  12. Just Dance 2015 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft Milan) [FRA/ITA]
  13. Road Not Taken (Spry Fox) [USA]
  14. Dark Souls II (From Software) [JPN]
  15. Screencheat (Samurai Punk) [AUS]
  16. Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Ubisoft Montpellier) [FRA]
  17. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith Productions) [USA]
  18. Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal) [CAN]
  19. Kitty Powers’ Matchmaker (Magic Notion) [UK]
  20. Never Alone (Upper One Games) [USA]

My Top Games of 2013

  1. BioShock Infinite (Irrational Games) [USA]
  2. The Last of Us (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  3. The Walking Dead (Telltale Games) [USA]
  4. Tearaway (Media Molecule) [UK]
  5. The Yawhg (Damian Sommer, Emily Carroll) [CAN]
  6. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (Starbreeze Studios) [SWE]
  7. Rayman Legends (Ubisoft Montpellier) [FRA]
  8. Hotline Miami (Dennaton Games) [SWE]
  9. The Swapper (Facepalm Games) [FIN]
  10. Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Pop Cap Games) [USA]
  11. Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream) [FRA]
  12. Gone Home (Fullbright) [USA]
  13. Guacamelee! (Drink Box Studios) [CAN]
  14. Resogun (Housemarque) [FIN]
  15. Remember Me (Dontnod Entertainment) [FRA]
  16. Puppeteer (SIE Japan Studio) [JPN]
  17. The Stanley Parable (Galactic Cafe) [USA]
  18. Dead Space 3 (Visceral Games) [USA]
  19. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (Level-5) [JPN]
  20. Sportsfriends (Die Gute Fabrik) [DNK]

My Top Games of 2012

  1. Mass Effect 3 (BioWare) [CAN]
  2. Far Cry 3 (Ubisoft Montreal) [CAN]
  3. Catherine (Atlus) [JPN]
  4. Spec Ops: The Line (Yager Development) [DEU]
  5. Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal) [CAN]
  6. Journey (That Game Company) [USA]
  7. Fez (Polytron Corporation) [CAN]
  8. Sleeping Dogs (United Front Games) [CAN]
  9. XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games) [USA]
  10. Hitman: Absolution (IO Interactive) [DNK]
  11. Dishonored (Arkane Studios) [FRA]
  12. Diablo III (Blizzard Entertainment) [USA]
  13. Vessel (Strange Loop Games) [USA]
  14. Lollipop Chainsaw (Grasshopper Manufacture) [JPN]
  15. The Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow) [USA]

My Top Games of 2011

  1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal) [CAN]
  2. Portal 2 (Valve Corporation) [USA]
  3. Batman: Arkham City (Rocksteady Studios) [UK]
  4. Mass Effect 2 (BioWare) [CAN]
  5. Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games) [USA]
  6. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  7. Dragon Age II (BioWare) [CAN]
  8. L.A. Noire (Team Bondi) [AUS]
  9. Little Big Planet 2 (Media Molecule) [UK]
  10. Dark Souls (From Software) [JPN]
  11. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Game Studios) [USA]
  12. Shadows of the Damned (Grasshopper Manufacture) [JPN]
  13. Bastion (Supergiant Games) [USA]
  14. Infamous 2 (Sucker Punch Productions) [USA]
  15. Trine 2 (Frozenbyte) [FIN]

My Top Games of 2010

  1. Heavy Rain (Quantic Dream) [FRA]
  2. BioShock 2 (2K Marin) [USA]
  3. Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian Entertainment) [USA]
  4. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Ninja Theory) [UK]
  5. Mafia II (2K Czech) [CZE]
  6. God of War III (Santa Monica Studio) [USA]
  7. Sports Champions (San Diego Studio) [USA]
  8. Darksiders (Vigil Games) [USA]
  9. Demon’s Souls (From Software) [JPN]
  10. Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix) [JPN]
  11. Dead Nation (Housemarque) [FIN]
  12. Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light (Crystal Dynamics) [USA]
  13. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Ubisoft Montreal) [CAN]
  14. Dante’s Inferno (Visceral Games) [USA]
  15. Thomas Was Alone (Bithell Games) [UK]

My Top Games of 2004-2009

  1. BioShock (Irrational Games) [USA]
  2. Fallout 3 (Bethesda Game Studios) [USA]
  3. Dead Space (Visceral Games) [USA]
  4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  5. World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment) [USA]
  6. Age of Empires III (Ensemble Studios) [USA]
  7. Mass Effect (BioWare) [CAN]
  8. Mirror’s Edge (EA DICE) [SWE]
  9. Portal (Valve Corporation) [USA]
  10. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Rocksteady Studios) [UK]
  11. Plants vs. Zombies (Pop Cap Games) [USA]
  12. Dragon’s Age: Origins (BioWare) [CAN]
  13. Little Big Planet (Media Molecule) [UK]
  14. Braid (Number None) [USA]
  15. Assassin’s Creed II (Ubisoft Montreal) [CAN]
  16. Infamous (Sucker Punch Productions) [USA]
  17. World of Goo (2D Boy) [USA]
  18. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (Naughty Dog) [USA]
  19. Trine (Frozenbyte) [FIN]
  20. Flower (That Game Company) [USA]

My Top Films of 2022

  1. Everything, Everywhere, All at Once (Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert) [USA]
  2. Turning Red (Domee Shi) [USA]

My Top Films of 2021

  1. Belle (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  2. The Mitchells vs. the Machines (Michael Rianda) [USA]

My Top Films of 2020

  1. Tenet (Christopher Nolan) [UK/USA]
  2. Soul (Pete Docter) [USA]
  3. Palm Springs (Max Barbakow) [USA]
  4. Onward (Dan Scanlon) [USA]
  5. Eurovision Song Contest (David Dobkin) [USA]

My Top Films of 2019

  1. Joker (Todd Phillips) [USA]
  2. El Camino (Vince Gilligan) [USA]
  3. Parasite (Joon-ho Bong) [KOR]
  4. The Farewell (Lulu Wang) [USA/CHN]
  5. Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi) [USA/NZL]

My Top Films of 2018

  1. Paul, Apostle of Christ (Andrew Hyatt) [USA]
  2. Searching (Aneesh Chaganty) [USA]
  3. Ralph Breaks the Internet (Phil Johnston, Rich Moore) [USA]
  4. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA]
  5. Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham) [USA]

My Top Films of 2017

  1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Martin McDonagh) [USA/UK]
  2. The Shape of Water (Guillermo del Toro) [USA]
  3. Get Out (Jordan Peele) [USA]
  4. Baby Driver (Edgar Wright) [USA/UK]
  5. Coco (Lee Unkrich) [USA]

My Top Films of 2016

  1. Hacksaw Ridge (Mel Gibson) [USA/AUS]
  2. Arrival (Denis Villeneuve) [USA]
  3. Lion (Garth Davis) [AUS/UK]
  4. A Silent Voice (Naoko Yamada) [JPN]
  5. Moana (Ron Clements, John Musker) [USA]
  6. Your Name (Makoto Shinkai) [JPN]
  7. Zootopia (Byron Howard, Rich Moore) [USA]
  8. Snowden (Oliver Stone) [USA/DEU]
  9. The Founder (John Lee Hancock) [USA]
  10. Train to Busan (Sang-Ho Yeon) [KOR]

My Top Films of 2015

  1. Spotlight (Tom McCarthy) [USA]
  2. Ex Machina (Alex Garland) [UK]
  3. Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman) [USA]
  4. Inside Out (Pete Docter) [USA]
  5. Eye in the Sky (Gavin Hood) [UK]

My Top Films of 2014

  1. Whiplash (Damien Chazelle) [USA]
  2. Interstellar (Christopher Nolan) [USA/UK]
  3. Birdman (Alejandro González Iñárritu) [USA]
  4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (Matt Reeves) [USA]
  5. Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) [USA]

My Top Films of 2013

  1. Why Don’t You Play in Hell? (Sion Sono) [JPN]
  2. About Time (Richard Curtis) [UK/USA]
  3. 12 Years a Slave (Steve McQueen) [UK/USA]
  4. Enemy (Denis Villeneuve) [CAN/ESP]
  5. Her (Spike Jonze) [USA]

My Top Films of 2012

  1. The Dictator (Larry Charles) [USA]
  2. Wolf Children (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  3. Wreck-It Ralph (Rich Moore) [USA]
  4. Les Misérables (Tom Hooper) [UK]
  5. Moonrise Kingdom (Wes Anderson) [USA]

My Top Films of 2011

  1. The Descendants (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  2. A Separation (Asghar Farhadi) [IRN]
  3. We Need to Talk About Kevin (Lynne Ramsay) [UK/USA]
  4. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Rupert Wyatt) [USA]
  5. Source Code (Duncan Jones) [USA]

My Top Films of 2010

  1. The Book of Eli (Albert & Allen Hughes) [USA]
  2. Inception (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  3. Confessions (Tetsuya Nakashima) [JPN]
  4. Super (James Gunn) [USA]
  5. Toy Story 3 (Lee Unkrich) [USA]

My Top Films of 2009

  1. Moon (Duncan Jones) [UK]
  2. City of Life and Death (Chuan Lu) [CHN]
  3. Summer Wars (Mamoru Hosoda) [JPN]
  4. Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino) [USA]
  5. Avatar (James Cameron) [USA]

My Top Films of 2008

  1. Departures (Youjirou Takita) [JPN]
  2. Love Exposure (Sion Sono) [JPN]
  3. Wall·E (Andrew Stanton) [USA]
  4. Burn After Reading (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA/UK]
  5. The Dark Knight (Christopher Nolan) [USA/UK]

My Top Films of 2007

  1. No Country for Old Men (Joel & Ethan Coen) [USA]
  2. Lars and the Real Girl (Craig Gillespie) [USA/CAN]
  3. Son of Rambow (Garth Jennings) [FRA/UK]
  4. There Will Be Blood (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  5. Superbad (Greg Mottola) [USA]

My Top Films of 2006

  1. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris) [USA]
  2. This Is England (Shane Meadows) [UK]
  3. Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer) [USA]
  4. Kenny (Clayton Jacobson) [AUS]
  5. Borat (Larry Charles) [USA/UK]

My Top Films of 2005

  1. Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  2. Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman) [USA]
  3. V for Vendetta (James McTeigue) [UK]
  4. Sin City (Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez) [USA]
  5. The Weather Man (Gore Verbinski) [USA]

My Top Films of 2004

  1. Kamikaze Girls (Tetsuya Nakashima) [JPN]
  2. Survive Style 5+ (Gen Sekiguchi) [JPN]
  3. The Passion of the Christ (Mel Gibson) [USA]
  4. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright) [UK/FRA]
  5. Mysterious Skin (Gregg Araki) [USA]
  6. Howl’s Moving Castle (Hayao Miyazaki) [JPN]
  7. The Incredibles (Brad Bird) [USA]
  8. Team America: World Police (Trey Parker) [USA]
  9. The Butterfly Effect (Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber) [USA]
  10. I, Robot (Alex Proyas) [USA]

My Top Films of 2003

  1. Big Fish (Tim Burton) [USA]
  2. 21 Grams (Alejandro González Iñárritu) [USA]
  3. Kill Bill (Quentin Tarantino) [USA/JPN]
  4. Oldboy (Chan-Wook Park) [KOR]
  5. Bruce Almighty (Tom Shadyac) [USA]

My Top Films of 2002

  1. City of God (Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund) [BRA]
  2. Solaris (Steven Soderbergh) [USA]
  3. The Pianist (Roman Polanski) [UK/POL]
  4. Minority Report (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  5. Punch-Drunk Love (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]

My Top Films of 2001

  1. Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki) [JPN]
  2. Amélie (Jean-Pierre Jeunet) [FRA]
  3. Visitor Q (Takashi Miike) [JPN]
  4. Monsters, Inc. (Pete Docter) [USA]
  5. Vanilla Sky (Cameron Crowe) [USA]

My Top Films of 2000

  1. Gladiator (Ridley Scott) [UK/USA]
  2. Brother (Takeshi Kitano) [JPN/USA]
  3. Memento (Christopher Nolan) [USA]
  4. Requiem for a Dream (Darren Aronofsky) [USA]
  5. American Psycho (Mary Harron) [USA]

My Top Films of 1995-1999

  1. The Truman Show (Peter Weir) [USA]
  2. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  3. Election (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  4. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan) [USA]
  5. The Matrix (Lana & Lilly Wachowski) [USA]
  6. Citizen Ruth (Alexander Payne) [USA]
  7. Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson) [USA]
  8. Fight Club (David Fincher) [USA]
  9. Gattaca (Andrew Niccol) [USA]
  10. Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick) [USA/UK]
  11. Braveheart (Mel Gibson) [USA]
  12. American Beauty (Sam Mendes) [USA]
  13. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont) [USA]
  14. Office Space (Mike Judge) [USA]
  15. Trainspotting (Danny Boyle) [UK]
  16. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant) [USA]
  17. Seven (David Fincher) [USA]
  18. Casino (Martin Scorsese) [USA]
  19. Face/Off (John Woo) [USA]
  20. Dangerous Minds (John N. Smith) [USA]

My Top Films of 1990-1994

  1. Terminator 2 (James Cameron) [USA]
  2. Léon: The Professional (Luc Besson) [FRA]
  3. Schindler’s List (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  4. Pulp Fiction (Quentin Tarantino) [USA]
  5. Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont) [USA]
  6. To Live (Yi-Mou Zhang) [CHN]
  7. Forest Gump (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  8. Edward Scissorhands (Tim Burton) [USA]
  9. Leap of Faith (Richard Pearce) [USA]
  10. Heart and Souls (Ron Underwood) [USA]
  11. Dances with Wolves (Kevin Costner) [USA]
  12. Death Becomes Her (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  13. Jurassic Park (Steven Spielberg) [USA]
  14. Life Is Beautiful (Roberto Benigni) [ITA]
  15. Groundhog Day (Harold Ramis) [USA]
  16. Dumb and Dumber (Peter & Bobby Farrelly) [USA]
  17. Goodfellas (Martin Scorsese) [USA]
  18. Husbands and Wives (Woody Allen) [USA]
  19. Point Break (Kathryn Bigelow) [USA]
  20. White Men Can’t Jump (Ron Shelton) [USA]

My Top Films of 1980-1989

  1. Full Metal Jacket (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  2. Back to the Future (Robert Zemeckis) [USA]
  3. Brazil (Terry Gilliam) [UK]
  4. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  5. A City of Sadness (Hsiao-Hsien Hou) [TWN]

My Top Films Prior to 1980

  1. The Godfather: Part I + II (Francis Ford Coppola) [USA]
  2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (Stanley Kubrick) [USA]
  3. Roman Holiday (William Wyler) [USA]
  4. The Devil’s Playground (Fred Schepisi) [AUS]
  5. Fiddler on the Roof (Norman Jewison) [USA]
  6. Lawrence of Arabia (David Lean) [UK/USA]
  7. Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola) [USA]
  8. Psycho (Alfred Hitchcock) [USA]
  9. Tokyo Story (Yasujiro Ozu) [JPN]
  10. (Federico Fellini) [ITA]
  11. Gone with the Wind (Victor Fleming) [USA]
  12. 12 Angry Men (Sidney Lumet) [USA]
  13. The Exorcist (William Friedkin) [USA]
  14. Rashomon (Akira Kurosawa) [JPN]
  15. Citizen Kane (Orson Welles) [USA]
  16. To Kill a Mockingbird (Robert Mulligan) [USA]
  17. My Fair Lady (George Cukor) [USA]
  18. Ikiru (Akira Kurosawa) [JPN]
  19. Casablanca (Michael Curtiz) [USA]
  20. Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica) [ITA]