Yoshi's GotY
See Also: Yoshi's Videogame Log - Complete
See Also: Yoshi's Videogame Log - Summary
See Also: Yoshi's Videogame Log - Chronological

See Also: Yoshi's Videogame Collection

* This list contains no remakes (unless a whole reimagining) and is ordered by US release date (or JP if no US release)
Last Updated 2017/12/31

Yoshi's Top 10 GAME OF THE YEAR Awards - By Decade

All Time2010s
1. Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask (N64)
2. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
3. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
4. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
5. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
6. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (XB360)
8. Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (GB)
9. Super Mario 64 (N64)
10. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
1. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
3. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
4. Grand Theft Auto V (XB360)
5. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
6. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
7. Ori and the Blind Forest (PC)
8. Portal 2 (PC)
9. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (NS)
10. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
2000s1990s1980s
1. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
2. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)
3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
4. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
5. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
6. Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA)
7. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)
8. Grand Theft Auto IV (XB360)
9. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
10. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
2. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)
3. Super Mario 64 (N64)
4. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
5. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
6. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
7. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
8. Super Mario World (SNES)
9. Suikoden (PSX)
10. Pokemon Red & Blue (GB)
1. Legend of Zelda (NES)
2. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
3. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
4. Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished - Omen (Multi)
5. Final Fantasy (NES)
6. Metroid (NES)
7. Sweet Home (FC)
8. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
9. Adventures of Lolo (NES)
10. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)

Yoshi's Top 10 GAME OF THE YEAR Awards - By Year

20192018201720162015
1. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (NS)
2. Metroid: Samus Returns (3DS)
3. Super Mario Odyssey (NS)
4. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (NS)
5. Sonic Mania (Multi)
6. Bye-Bye BoxBoy! (3DS)
7. Golf Story (NS)
8. Fast RMX (NS)
9. Splatoon 2 (NS)
10. Has-Been Heroes (NS)
1. BoxBoxBoy! (3DS)
2. Lumo (Multi)
3. I and Me (PC)
4. Pokemon Sun & Moon (3DS)
5. PlayStation VR Worlds (PS4)
6. Super Mario Run (Mob)
1. Ori and the Blind Forest (PC)
2. Yoshi's Woolly World (Wii U)
3. BoxBoy! (3DS)
4. Rocket League (PC)
5. Legend of Zelda: TriForce Heroes (3DS)
6. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse (Wii U)
7. Splatoon (Wii U)
8. Super Mario Maker (Wii U)
9. You Must Build A Boat (Mob)
20142013201220112010
1. Mario Kart 8 (Wii U)
2. Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)
3. Shovel Knight (Multi)
4. Ultimate NES Remix (3DS)
5. Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (Wii U)
6. Aqua Kitty - Milk Mine Defender (PC)
7. Polarity (PC)
8. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U)
9. About Love, Hate and the other ones (PC)
10. Back to Bed (PC)
1. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U)
2. Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
3. Grand Theft Auto V (XB360)
4. Rogue Legacy (PC)
5. Hammerwatch (PC)
6. Pokemon X & Y (3DS)
7. Electronic Super Joy (Multi)
8. One Finger Death Punch (XB360)
9. The Bridge (Multi)
10. 140 (PC)
1. Kid Icarus: Uprising (3DS)
2. New Super Mario Bros. U (Wii U)
3. Sine Mora (Multi)
4. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
5. New Super Mario Bros. 2 (3DS)
6. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
7. Nintendo Land (Wii U)
8. 10000000 (Mob)
1. Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
2. Portal 2 (PC)
3. Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
4. Mario Kart 7 (3DS)
5. Rayman Origins (Wii)
6. Pushmo (3DS)
7. The Binding of Isaac (PC)
8. Frogger 3D (3DS)
9. Bit.Trip Flux (Wii)
10. Super Monkey Ball 3D (3DS)
1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
2. Pokemon Black & White (NDS)
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
4. VVVVVV (PC)
5. Super Meat Boy (PC)
6. Limbo (Multi)
7. Bit.Trip Runner (Wii)
8. Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii)
9. Mega Man 10 (Multi)
10. Worms Reloaded (PC)
20092008200720062005
1. Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP)
2. Punch-Out!! (Wii)
3. Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (NDS)
4. New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)
5. Bit.Trip Beat (Wii)
6. Half-Minute Hero (PSP)
7. Worms 2: Armageddon (XBLA)
8. Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
9. Left 4 Dead 2 (XB360)
10. Bit.Trip Void (Wii)
1. Grand Theft Auto IV (XB360)
2. Tales of Vesperia (XB360)
3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
4. Kirby Super Star Ultra (NDS)
5. Mirror's Edge (PS3/XB360)
6. Mega Man 9 (Wii)
7. Burnout Paradise (Multi)
8. Mario Kart Wii (Wii)
9. Dokapon Kingdom (Wii/PS2)
10. Castle Crashers (XB360)
1. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
2. Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (NDS)
3. Super Paper Mario (Wii)
4. Portal (PC)
5. Halo 3 (XB360)
6. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade (PC)
7. WarioWare: Smooth Moves (Wii)
8. Aegis Wing (XB360)
9. Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (XB360)
10. Wii Play (Wii)
1. Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (GCN/Wii)
2. Mother 3 (GBA)
3. Pokemon Diamond & Pearl (NDS)
4. Gunbound (PC)
5. Marble Blast Ultra (XBLA)
6. Kirby: Squeak Squad (NDS)
7. New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
8. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP)
9. Wii Sports (Wii)
10. Final Fantasy XII (PS2)
1. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (PS2)
2. Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)
3. Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
4. Mario Kart DS (NDS)
5. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Multi)
6. Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)
7. Animal Crossing: Wild World (NDS)
8. Guitar Hero (PS2)
9. Gunstar Super Heroes (GBA)
10. Gran Turismo 4 (PS2)
20042003200220012000
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
2. Half-Life 2 (PC)
3. Legend of Zelda: Four Sword Adventures (GCN)
4. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (GCN)
5. Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
6. Cave Story (Multi)
7. World of Warcraft (PC)
8. Super Mario 64 DS (NDS)
9. Halo 2 (XBOX)
10. N (PC)
1. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GCN)
2. Beyond Good & Evil (GCN)
3. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (GBA)
4. Ikaruga (GCN)
5. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (GBA)
6. Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town (GBA)
7. Kirby Air Ride (GCN)
8. Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)
9. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX)
10. Final Fantasy X-2 (PS2)
1. Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade (GBA)
2. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
3. Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire (GBA)
4. Super Mario Sunshine (GCN)
5. Animal Crossing (GCN)
6. Super Monkey Ball 2 (GCN)
7. Star Fox Adventures (GCN)
8. Burnout 2: Point of Impact (PS2)
9. Wipeout Fusion (PS2)
10. Ratchet & Clank (PS2)
1. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
2. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages (GBC)
3. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
4. Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons (GBC)
5. Worms World Party (PC)
6. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GCN)
7. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (PS2)
8. Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
9. Halo: Combat Evolved (XBOX)
10. Luigi's Mansion (GCN)
1. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
2. Paper Mario (N64)
3. Final Fantasy IX (PSX)
4. Perfect Dark (N64)
5. Pokemon Gold & Silver (GBC)
6. Diablo II (PC)
7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PSX)
8. Jet Grind Radio (DC)
9. Driver 2 (PSX)
10. Mario Party 3 (N64)
19991998199719961995
1. Worms Armageddon (PC)
2. Monster Rancher 2 (PSX)
3. Super Smash Bros. (N64)
4. Pokemon Gold & Silver (GB)
5. Counter-Strike (PC)
6. Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! (PSX)
7. Harvest Moon 64 (N64)
8. Gran Turismo 2 (PSX)
9. Mario Golf (N64)
10. Mario Party 2 (N64)
1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (N64)
2. Pokemon Red & Blue (GB)
3. Half-Life (PC)
4. Final Fantasy Tactics (PSX)
5. Mario Party (N64)
6. Gran Turismo (PSX)
7. Spyro the Dragon (PSX)
8. Cruis'n World (N64)
9. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (PSX)
10. Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA (N64)
1. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (PSX)
2. GoldenEye 007 (N64)
3. Intelligent Qube (PSX)
4. Monster Rancher (PSX)
5. Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
6. Diddy Kong Racing (N64)
7. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
8. PaRappa the Rapper (PSX)
9. Star Fox 64 (N64)
10. NFL Blitz (N64)
1. Super Mario 64 (N64)
2. Suikoden (PSX)
3. Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (SNES)
4. Kirby Super Star (SNES)
5. Civilization II (PC)
6. Mario Kart 64 (N64)
6. Donkey Kong Country 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble (SNES)
7. Cruis'n USA (N64)
8. Twisted Metal 2 (PSX)
9. Diablo (PC)
10. Kirby's Block Ball (GB)
1. Chrono Trigger (SNES)
2. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island (SNES)
3. Donkey Kong Country 2: Diddy's Kong Quest (SNES)
4. Worms (PC)
5. Twisted Metal (PSX)
6. Wipeout (PSX)
7. Mario's Super Picross (SNES)
8. Rayman (PSX)
9. Kirby's Dream Land 2 (GB)
10. Mario's Tennis (VB)
19941993199219911990
1. Final Fantasy VI (SNES)
2. Super Metroid (SNES)
3. Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
4. Illusion of Gaia (SNES)
5. Donkey Kong (GB)
6. Monster World IV (GEN)
7. Sonic 3 & Knuckles (GEN)
8. Wario Land: Super Mario Land 3 (GB)
9. Disney's Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers 2 (NES)
10. Mega Man X (SNES)
1. Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GB)
2. Battletoads in Battlemaniacs (SNES)
3. Gunstar Heroes (GEN)
4. Kirby's Adventure (NES)
5. Battletoads & Double Dragon (NES)
6. Fire 'n Ice (NES)
7. Doom (PC)
8. Star Fox (SNES)
9. Disney's Aladdin (GEN)
10. SimCity 2000 (PC)
1. Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
2. Bucky O'Hare (NES)
3. Final Fantasy V (SNES)
4. Super Mario Kart (SNES)
5. Soul Blazer (SNES)
6. Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins (GB)
7. Panic Restaurant (NES)
8. Little Samsom (NES)
9. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (GEN)
10. Mega Man 4 (NES)

1. Super Mario World (SNES)
2. Final Fantasy IV (SNES)
3. Metal Storm (NES)
4. Tecmo Super Bowl (NES)
5. Scorched Earth (PC)
6. Battletoads (NES)
7. Street Fighter II: The World Warrior (ARC)
8. Civilization (PC)
9. Sonic the Hedgehog (GEN)
10. Bomberman (PC)
1. Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
2. Crystalis (NES)
3. Final Fantasy (NES)
4. Bad News Baseball (NES)
5. Final Fantasy III (NES)
6. Mega Man 3 (NES)
7. Smash TV (ARC)
8. Dr. Mario (NES)
9. Railroad Tycoon (PC)
10. Snow Bros (ARC)
19891988198719861985
1. Sweet Home (FC)
2. Adventures of Lolo (NES)
3. Mega Man 2 (NES)
4. Tetris (GB)
5. SimCity (Multi)
6. Tecmo Bowl (NES)
7. DuckTales (NES)
8. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (NES)
9. Super Mario Land (GB)
10. Minesweeper (PC)
1. Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
2. Super Mario Bros. 2 (NES)
3. Ice Hockey (NES)
4. R.C. Pro-Am (NES)
5. Final Fantasy II (NES)
6. R.B.I. Baseball (NES)
7. Contra (NES)
8. Double Dragon (NES)
9. Blaster Master (NES)
10. Ninja Gaiden (NES)
1. Legend of Zelda (NES)
2. Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished - Omen (Multi)
3. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (NES)
4. Metroid (NES)
5. Kid Icarus (NES)
6. Street Fighter (ARC)
7. Mega Man (NES)
8. BreakThru (NES)
9. Solomon's Key (NES)
10. Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh (ARC)
1. Arkanoid (NES)
2. Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels (NES)
3. Bubble Bobble (NES)
4. Gauntlet II (Multi)
5. Rampage (Multi)
6. Labyrinth: The Computer Game (PC)
7. 720° (Multi)
8. Out Run (Multi)
9. Rolling Thunder (C64)
10. Sky Kid Deluxe (ARC)
1. Super Mario Bros. (NES)
2. Duck Hunt (NES)
3. Gauntlet (ARC)
4. Excitebike (NES)
5. Ice Climber (NES)
6. Wrecking Crew (NES)
7. Baseball (NES)
8. Paperboy (ARC)
9. Ghosts 'n Goblins (ARC)
10. Gyromite (NES)