Video Game of the Year: A Year-by-Year Guide to the Best, Boldest, and Most Bizarre Games from Every Year Since 1977


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Breaking down the 40-year historical past of the world’s hottest artwork type, one online game at a time

Pong. The Legend of Zelda. Last Fantasy VII. Rock Band. Fortnite. Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For every of the 40 years of online game historical past, there’s a defining recreation, a recreation that captured the zeitgeist and left a legacy for all video games that adopted. By way of a collection of entertaining, informative, and opinionated vital essays, creator and tech journalist Jordan Minor investigates, in chronological order, the modern, genre-bending, and earth-shattering video games from 1977 by means of 2022. Minor explores improvement tales, vital reception, and legacy, and in addition appears at how gaming intersects with and finally influences society at massive whereas reveling in how uniquely and delightfully weird even essentially the most well-known video games are typically.

From portly plumbers to armor-clad area marines and the speedy rodents in between, Video Recreation of the 12 months paints particular person portraits that, as a complete, give readers a stronger appreciation for the colourful selection and long-lasting impression of this contemporary, thrilling, and massively widespread artwork type. Illustrated all through with retro-inspired imagery and that includes contributions from dozens of main trade voices, together with New York Instances bestselling creator Jason Schreier (Blood, Sweat, and Pixels; Kotaku), Max Scoville (IGN), Rebekah Valentine (IGN), Blessing Adeoye Jr. (Kinda Humorous), and Devindra Hardawar (Engadget), this year-by-year anthology is a loving reflection on the world’s hottest artwork type.
            
Featured Video games: 1977 – Pong; 1978 – Area Invaders; 1979 – Velocity Freak; 1980 – Pac-Man; 1981 – Donkey Kong; 1982 – Pitfall!; 1983 – Dragon’s Lair; 1984 – Tetris; 1985 – Tremendous Mario Bros.; 1986 – Dragon Quest; 1987 – The Legend of Zelda; 1988 – Mega Man 2; 1989 – SimCity; 1990 – The Secret of Monkey Island; 1991 – Sonic the Hedgehog; 1992 – Wolfenstein 3D; 1993 – NBA Jam; 1994 – Tremendous Road Fighter II Turbo; 1995 – Donkey Kong Nation 2; 1996 – Tremendous Mario 64; 1997 – Last Fantasy VII; 1998 – Metallic Gear Stable; 1999 – System Shock 2; 2000 Counter-Strike; 2001 – Halo: Fight Advanced; 2002 – Grand Theft Auto: Vice Metropolis; 2003 – The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker; 2004 – World of Warcraft; 2005 – Resident Evil 4; 2006 – Wii Sports activities; 2007 – Rock Band; 2008 – Spore; 2009 – Uncharted 2; 2010 – Tremendous Meat Boy; 2011 – Minecraft; 2012 – Telltale’s The Strolling Lifeless; 2013 – Melancholy Quest; 2014 – Future; 2015 – The Witcher 3; 2016 – Pokémon Go; 2017 – Fortnite; 2018 – Tremendous Smash Bros. Final; 2019 – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice; 2020 – Animal Crossing: New Horizons; 2022 – The Stanley Parable: Extremely Deluxe

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A year-by-year guide to the best, boldest, and most bizarre games from every year since 1977

The Secret of Monkey IslandThe Secret of Monkey Island

NBA JamNBA Jam

Sonic the HedgehogSonic the Hedgehog

Final Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VII

World of WarcraftWorld of Warcraft

TetrisTetris

Writer ‏ : ‎ Harry N. Abrams (July 11, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback ‏ : ‎ 296 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1419762052
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1419762055
Merchandise Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.82 kilos
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 7.6 x 1.15 x 9 inches

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