Boss Rush Banter: What Was the Best Year in Gaming?

As gamers, we hear this phrase often: “It’s a great time to be a gamer.” There are a number of reasons why someone might say this–maybe they are saying it because of the games that were recently released or about to be released. Or maybe they are referring to the launch of new consoles, kicking of a brand new generation. Whatever the reason, the result is the same: gamers usually have it really good. Which begs the question: what was the best year in gaming history?

I’m a Nintendo fan, so for me the best year had to be 2017. Just take a look at what we were treated to just four years ago, and not just from Nintendo:

  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
  • Splatoon 2
  • Arms
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
  • Metroid: Samus Returns
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Resident Evil: Biohazard

That’s not to mention the fact that Nintendo’s groundbreaking hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch, also released that year. Man, what a fantastic year for gaming.

Maybe for you it was 1998 or 1999, at the height of the Nintendo 64, PlayStation era. Maybe it was in the early 80s with the rise of arcade games or the late 80s with the advent of at-home console gaming. Honestly, there are so many years that were just a who’s who of gaming greats; it’s hard to just pick one. With that being said, if you had to pick one year, which year would it be and why? Let us know in the comments below or join the conversation in our Boss Rush Discord!

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