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! game of the year
() a slightly conflicting rating
S a game which I played while streaming to at least one active participant
SP / MP single and multiplayer components scored separately
Ex partial episodic game season
VR a virtual reality game, most likely played on Valve Index

Start-of-year at bottom.

2021

Gunfire Reborn                          *****
Roboquest                               ***
Satisfactory                            *****
Heat Signature                          ***
Enter the Gungeon                       ***
Borderlands 3                           *****
Torchlight 2                            ****
Pummel Party                            ***
Deep Rock Galactic                      ***
Valheim                                 ****

A strong year again at last. Many great games competing from the GotY title!

2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps           *****
Far Cry New Dawn                        ***
Warhammer - The End Times: Vermintide 2 ****
RiftBreaker (demo)                      ***
DeMagnete VR (demo) (VR)                ****
Arcanium (demo) (VR)                    **
Superhot VR (VR)                        ****
Minecraft: Roguelike Dungeons and A...  *****
Arizona Sunshine (VR)                   ***
Beat Saber (VR)                         *****
Deep Sky Derelicts                      ***
Arietta of Spirits (demo)               ****
Train Valley 2                          ****
Bridge Constructor Portal               **
Alien Swarm: Reactive Drop              ***
Civilization VI                         *****
Terraria                                ****
World War Z (2019)                      *****
Remothered: Tormented Fathers           ***
N++                                     ***
Slay the Spire                       !  *****
Minecraft: RAD                          ***

The year started with something unexpected. Slay the Spire was able to get the title of GotY without any other new games even getting the chance to prove themselves. Except maybe Minecraft, but it's too addictive for its own good. Continued Destiny 2. Some good games overall, but still the year feels quite lackluster.

2019

Minecraft (FTB Revelation 3)            ****
Raft                                    ****
Dicey Dungeons                       !  ****
Broken Age                              ***
Frostpunk                               ****
The Wild Eight                          ***
Need For Speed Payback                  *
Regions of Ruin                        (****)
Tricky Towers                           ***
Outlast 2                               ****
Quantum Break                          (**)
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus        ***

Continuing this year, I've kept playing lots of Destiny 2 and it has gotten better and better, and would easily earn the GotY title had I started it this year. The game is starting to get stale, though. Otherwise regrettably few new games were featured, with Dicey Dungeons snatching the title of GotY with a tight margin.

2018

Subnautica (S)                       !  *****
Dungreed                                ***
Destiny 2                               *****
To The Moon                             ***
The Awesome Adventures of Captain S...  ***
Overcooked                              ****
Helldivers (revisit)                    *****
Grand Theft Auto V                      ***
SOMA (S)                                *****
Spelunky                               (**)

For some reason I played only very few games this year. I was quite unsure if any game would really be worthy of the GotY award, but finally Subnautica easily earned it during the last few weeks of the year! Incredible depth[1] in gameplay and tech tree. Serene, mysterious and yet at times very anxiety inducing.

2017

Homefront: Revolution (trial)           **
Valley                                  ****
Caveblazers                             *****
INSIDE                                  ****
HELLDIVERS                              ***
Titanfall 2 (MP, revisit)               *****
Titanfall 2 (SP)                        *****
Life is Strange: Before the Storm       *****
Prey                                 !  *****
Magicka 2                               ***
Rise of the Tomb Raider                 *****
Need for Speed (2015)                   ****
Fallout 4                               *****
The Turing Test                         ****
Tom Clancy's Wildlands                  ***
Skyrim (Special Edition, revisit)       *****
Shadow Warrior 2                        *****
DOOM (SP)                               *****

2016

The Stanley Parable                     *****
Firewatch                               ***
Path of Exile (revisit)                 *****
Overwatch                            !  *****
Mirai                                   **
The Longest Journey                     ****
Shadow Warrior (2013)                   *****
Block N Load                            ****
Battlefield Hardline                    ***
Payday 2                               (**)
The Long Dark                           *****
Republique Remastered E1,2              ***
Renegade Ops                            ***
Gone Home                               ***
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Com...  ***
Minecraft: Story Mode E1-4              ****
DOOM Open Beta (MP)                     ***
Soul Axiom                              **
Sunless Sea                             **
Rocket League                           ****
Warhammer - The End Times: Vermintide   ****
Dying Light The Following               ****
The Beginner's Guide                    ***
Need for Speed Rivals                   ****
Reassembly                              ***(**)
The Walking Dead S1 E1                  ***

2015

Zombi                                   **
Kholat                                  ****
Ori and the Blind Forest                *****
Wolfenstein: The Old Blood              ****(*)
Hearthstone                             ****
Remember Me                             **
The Talos Principle                     *****
Life is Strange                      !  *****
Banished                                ***½
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter           ****
Far Cry 4                               ****½
Tales from the Borderlands E1,2         ****
Tomb Raider Anniversary                (***½)
Dying Light                             *****

2014H2

A Dark Room                             ****
Wolfenstein: The New Order              *****
Fez                                     ****
Firefall                                **
Bioshock Infinite DLCs                  *****
Crysis 3                                **
Tomb Raider (2013)                   !  *****
Robocraft                               ****
  1. Oh, I'm so punny :D