Best Video Game CGI by Year

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1.
Astron Belt (1983 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
 
2.
Silpheed (1986 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Takeshi Miyaji
 
3.
Time Traveler (1991 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Arcade game from Dragon's Lair co-creator Rick Dyer that tried to emulate holographic imagery. Marshal Gram is brought through time to save galactic princess Kyi-La and stop mad scientist Vulcor before he tears the fabric of space-time.
Director: Mark E. Watson
 
4.
V.R.: Virtua Racing (1992 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Director: Yu Suzuki
 
5.
Myst (1993 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Thrown onto an island without a clue as to what's going on or what is supposed to be done, the player must solve the mysteries of the island of Myst.
 
6.
Battle Arena Toshinden (1994 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
The first Battle Arena Toshinden video game.
 
7.
D (1995 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Director: Kenji Eno
 
8.
Resident Evil (1996 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Something bizarre is happening in Raccoon City. People are being eaten with no clue why. S.T.A.R.S....
 
9.
Final Fantasy VII (1997 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.6/10 X  
A former soldier from an evil company joins a mercenary clan to fight the company he once served.
 
10.
Xenogears (1998 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Young warrior and artist Fei Fong Wong sets off on a journey that tests his faith as well as courage as he is suddenly thrown into a battle where no one is who they seem.
 
11.
Final Fantasy VIII (1999 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A group of mercenaries rescue a mysterious girl, who some say is the sorceress who wants to govern the universe.
 
12.
Fear Effect (2000 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Fear Effect follows the adventure of three mercenaries:Hana,(an ex-prostitute) Glas, (the tough American) and Deke (the sadistic Aussie)...
 
13.
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A scientist makes a last stand on Earth with the help of a ragtag team of soldiers against an invasion of alien phantoms. (106 mins.)
 
14.
Resident Evil (2002 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A special police squadron encounters the undead wandering around a mansion.
 
15.
Final Fantasy X-2 (2003 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Convinced that Tidus is still alive, Yuna embarks on a quest to find him.
Director: Motomu Toriyama
 
16.
Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII (2006 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set a few years after Final Fantasy VII : Advent Children, this PS2 game tells the tale of Vincent Valentine.
 
17.
Gran Turismo 4 (2004 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
 
18.
Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An ex-mercenary is forced out of isolation when three mysterious men kidnap and brainwash the city's children afflicted with the Geostigma disease. (101 mins.)
 
19.
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (2007 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
This game appears to take place around the events of Nibelheim outlined in Last Order: Final Fantasy VII.
Director: Hajime Tabata
 
20.
Street Fighter IV (2008 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
 
21.
Final Fantasy XIII (2009 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In a futuristic city, a group of adventurers must fight the government forces controlled by an alien force to stop its plan to destroy the world.
 
22.
Final Fantasy XIV (2010 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Nobuaki Komoto
 
23.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (2011 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
After a shadowy black ops team kidnaps several scientists security manager Adam Jensen was sworn to protect, he must harness the power of his new-found cybernetic augmentations to save their lives.
 
24.
Hitman: Absolution (2012 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
After assassinating his former handler, Diana, Agent 47 goes on a mission on her request to track down a young girl named Victoria. Meanwhile, his own employers hunt him and an arms manufacturer, Blake Dexter, pursues Victoria as well.
 
25.
Tomb Raider (2013 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Armed with only the raw instincts and physical ability, Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story into the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from a frightened young woman to a hardened survivor.
Director: Noah Hughes
 
26.
Final Fantasy XV (2016 Video Game)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
After fleeing his home city of Insomnia, young prince Noctis embarks on a journey with his closest friends to reclaim his throne.