Video games have come a long, long way in the 30 years since the 8-bit days of NES and Game Boy. Gaming hardware evolved rapidly, new genres and styles of play emerged, and video games entered the mainstream like never before. Thousands of incredible adventures have been released in the past three decades, but which ones are the best?

Popular Japanese publication Famitsu recently set out to answer that question by polling their readers. After tallying votes from more than 7,100 Japanese fans, Famitsu narrowed it down to the top three. In first place, SNES classic Chrono Trigger reigns supreme with 230 votes. The runners-up are both much more modern titles. In fact, they both released in 2017. With 209 votes and 205 votes, respectively, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Nier Automata took second and third.

Did Famitsu’s readers make a good call, or are there games more deserving to be called the best in three decades? Let us know your all-time favorites in the comments below!

Source: Famitsu (via Japanese Nintendo)

Ben Lamoreux


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