Best Video Game Graphics by Year

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1.
Tennis for Two (1958 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
 
2.
Spacewar! (1962 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Slug
 
3.
Computer Space (1971 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
 
4.
Pong (1972 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Two players play a video version of table tennis. The first to score 11 points wins.
 
5.
Astro Race (1973 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
6.
Speed Race (1974 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
7.
Gunfight (1975 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
 
8.
Fonz (1976 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
9.
Fisco 400 (1977 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
10.
Space Invaders (1978 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The object of the game is to shoot the alien invaders and keep them off the ground.
 
11.
Radar Scope (1979 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
 
12.
Rally-X (1980 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
 
13.
Turbo (1981 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
 
14.
Pole Position (1982 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Race your Indy car around the Fuji course before the timer runs out. The first run is the qualifying...
 
15.
Bega's Battle (1983 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
 
16.
Punch-Out!! (1984 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Bronx kid Little Mac is trained by ex-boxer "Doc" Louis so he may gain a name for himself in the World Video Boxing Association, in hopes he can fight the legendary Mr. Dream.
 
17.
Space Harrier (1985 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
18.
OutRun (1986 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
You must race your Ferrari through various unique locations in order to reach checkpoints. While playing, the player can choose which route to take and has a choice between one of three different music themes.
 
19.
After Burner (1987 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An arcade flight simulator that lets you (the player) pilot an F-14 Tomcat. You must destroy oncoming enemy aircraft's in order to advance through each level.
 
20.
Top Landing (1988 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
21.
Winning Run (1989 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
22.
Galaxian³ (1990 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
23.
Starblade (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Hajime Nakatani
 
24.
V.R.: Virtua Racing (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
25.
Virtua Fighter Remix (1993 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
26.
Ridge Racer (1993 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
 
27.
Virtua Fighter 2 (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Tadashi Ihoroi
 
28.
Virtua Cop 2 (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Virtua City is in trouble, and Detective Janet Marshall, has joined up with the VCPD Special Investigations Unit to stop all criminals...
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
29.
Virtua Fighter 3 (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
 
30.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stars: Steve Blum
 
31.
Sonic Adventure (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Sonic is back in 128 bits and must save the world again from his evil nemesis Dr. Eggman.
 
32.
Shenmue (1999 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
Ryo, a respected Japanese student sees his father killed in front of his own eyes. He sets out to find the man in charge of his fathers death and the mystery of who and why?
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
33.
The Bouncer (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The Mikado Special Forces kidnaps Dominique Cross and it is up to the three bouncers of the bar, Fate: Sion Barzahd, Volt Krueger, and Kou Leifoh to rescue Dominique and put an end to the Mikado Group international megacorporation.
 
34.
Dead or Alive 3 (2001 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The third Dead or Alive game in the series.
 
35.
Virtua Fighter 4 (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
 
36.
OutRun 2 (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Sega's follow up to the 1986 arcade hit OutRun. Race though several courses inspired by some of the most beautiful locations from around the world, while driving one of eight different licensed Ferraris.
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
37.
Doom³ (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A demonic invasion at Union Aerospace Corporation's Mars Research Facility has left only you and a handful of survivors with the chance to fight your way to safety.
 
38.
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon (2005 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
You play an elite commando for a unique covert operations unit hunting for a mysterious fugitive who commands a clone army while mysterious things occur around you.
Director: Craig Hubbard
 
39.
Gears of War (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Mankind's epic struggle for survival against a dominating Locust Horde, a nightmarish race of creatures that surface from the planet's vortex.
 
40.
Crysis (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Sent in to investigate an alien meteor crash, Nomad must fight through the North Korean Army which has also arrived, only to discover North Korea is the least of their worries.
Director: Cevat Yerli
 
41.
Warhead (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
set during the original events of crysis,following the assault on the north Korean harbour,psycho splits...
Director: Steven Bender
 
42.
Shattered Horizon (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
43.
Metro 2033 (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Man has fallen, struggling to survive within Moscow's metro. In the face of a new mysterious threat young Artyom must leave his home station for the first time, making a dangerous journey to the legendary Polis to enlist their help.
 
44.
Crysis 2 (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Set 3 years after the original game. Fight the aliens, following the protagonist in a new type of jungle; New York, the urban jungle.
 
45.
Far Cry 3 (2012 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
While skydiving, Jason Brody and his friends land on an island overrun by pirates, where Jason is torn between fighting for the Rakyat resistance and rescuing his friends.
Director: Laurent Bernier
 
46.
Crysis 3 (2013 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Prophet is forced to save New York City from CELL after the alien invasion in Crysis 2 (2011).
 
47.
Far Cry 4 (2014 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
To fulfil his mother's dying wish, Ajay Ghale travels to Kyrat to scatter her ashes. Before he can accomplish this, though, he must end a civil war between the Golden Path and Min's forces.