1997 was a great year for gamers – List of hottest games of 1997

First of all, shut up. Second of all, I played all these games when you were kneehigh to a grasshopper, you little whippersnapper, so don’t sass me when I get all nostalgic as I look over this list. At least, I would look over this list, if I could just find my damn trifocals… for my other trifocals.

GameSpot has put together a list of what they consider to be the top 26 games of 1997. Now I hardly even remember 1997, but I sure as hell don’t remember some of these games. Alundra? Is that even real?

Other games, like Goldeneye 007 and Final Fantasy VII, stand out as absolute classics and got hours upon hours (some would say months upon months, and we call those people ‘Honest’) of gameplay on my now retired old consoles.

Typical advertisement for games back in the day (When I was young I’m not a kid anymore) – Image courtesy of RetroWaste

Some games, like Theme Hospital, are getting a second life thanks to services like Origin’s On The House, that gives away free games, playable via Origin.

Check out the full list here, or via the links on the names below. Or just stop reading this and go play one of them, nerd.

The games, in order that they appear on the list, are:

Final Fantasy VII
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
GoldenEye 007
Star Fox 64
Parappa the Rapper
The Curse of Monkey Island
Age of Empires
Mario Kart 64
Sonic R
Mega Man Legends
Duke Nukem 64
Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee
Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
Sid Meier’s Gettysburg!
Theme Hospital
Ultima Online
Mortal Kombat 4
Diddy Kong RacingDiddy Kong Racing
Yoshi’s Story
Tomb Raider 2
Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Total Annihilation

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