Features: Games of the Year

Every year brings a plethora of games to play, but which ones stand out above the rest? Every year, we put our collective heads together to decide what the greatest games of the past 12 months were.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2018

01/12/19 A huge selection of must-play games in 2018 had us simultaneously excited and overwhelmed, but if one is to be overwhelmed, being buried in excellent games is the way to go. We celebrate 2018 with a site-wide list of our favorites plus your own Readers' Choice picks, a near-record-setting 14 lists of editors' personal favorites, and special editions of two of our podcasts.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2017

01/23/18 2017 had more must-play titles across every genre than most years in recent memory. That so many of them would be RPG, adventure games, and visual novels works out well for us! As always, we have Editors' Awards, full Category Awards (with new awards this year), and are featuring year in review editions of both Random Encounter and Retro Encounter.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2016

01/03/17 Our annual celebration of The Year Final Fantasy XV Finally Released also includes many other games, across both our personal Editors' Awards, sitewide Category Awards, your Readers' Choice awards, and special editions of both Random Encounter and Retro Encounter.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2015

01/08/16 Editors' Awards and sitewide Category Awards are joined with two special edition podcasts, and, for the first time, integrated Readers' Choice winners in every category.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2014

01/08/15 New categories and more staff picks for a year full of strong contenders.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2013

01/02/14 No clear winners. Every game battled to win each award.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2012

01/08/13 A year of diverse winners, but just two RPGs battle for top honors.

RPGFan's Games of the Year 2011

01/08/12 A year with plenty of strong contenders... and maybe not the one you think that wins.

RPGFan's Games of 2010

01/13/11 It's finally time to unveil the best of the 2010 crop.

RPGFan's Games of 2009

01/13/10 The games of 2009 gave us a lot of love. Now, we give the love back.

RPGFan's Games of 2008

01/11/09 You've guessed at what we would pick. Prepare to be proven wrong ... maybe.

RPGFan's Games of 2007

01/11/08 The top games of 2007, as chosen by nine RPGFan editors.

RPGFan's Games of 2006

01/01/07 The top RPGs of 2006 in eight different categories.

RPGFan's Games of 2005

01/06/06 RPGFan's Games of 2005. Honest.

RPGFan's Games of 2004

01/01/05 RPGFan's Games of 2004.

RPGFan's Games of 2003

01/01/04 Our yearly rundown of the year's best RPGs.

RPGFan's Games of 2002

01/01/03 The top 10 games of 2002, according to RPGFan staff. Also, see each editor's own top 5.

RPGFan's RPGs of 2001

01/04/02 RPGFan staff voted on their favorite RPGs of 2001. These lists were then compiled to form an overall Top 10 list. Check out which RPGs were the winners and losers this last year.

RPGFan's RPGs of 2000

01/14/01 RPGFan staff voted on their favorite RPGs of 2000. These lists were then compiled to form an overall Top 10 list. Check out which RPGs were the winners and losers this last year.

The Games of 1999

01/13/00 The editors have compiled our top games of 1999. Check out our choices and our reasons. You're in for a good read!

1998 RPG Awards

05/11/98 The results of the 1998 RPG Awards program, held in May and June.
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