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This is a complete list of games that were nominated and/or won the El Kadsre Game of the Year Award for Best Game.

1980s

Year Game Genre Developer Publisher Platform(s)
1987 (1st) The Legend of Zelda Action-adventure Nintendo NES
Mr. Driller Platformer Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, various
1988 (2nd) Contra Run-and-gun Konami Arcade, NES, various
Double Dragon Beat 'em up Technos Taito Arcade, NES, various
Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! Sports Nintendo NES
R-Type Shooter Irem Nintendo, Irem Arcade
1989 (3rd) Mega Man 2 Platformer Capcom NES
Super Mario Bros. 3 Platformer Nintendo NES

1990s

Year Game Genre Developer Publisher Platform(s)
1990 (4th) SimCity Simulation Maxis Various PC, various
Prince of Persia Platformer Broderbund Various Apple II, PC, various
Mr. Driller G Platformer Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, Mega Drive, various
1991 (5th) Super Mario World Platformer Nintendo Super Nintendo
The Secret of Monkey Island Adventure Lucasarts PC
1992 (6th) Street Fighter II Fighting Capcom Arcade, various
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Action-adventure Nintendo Super Nintendo
Sonic the Hedgehog Platformer Sonic Team Sega Mega Drive
Lemmings Puzzle DMA Design Various PC, various
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Adventure Lucasarts PC
1993 (7th) Wolfenstein 3D First-person shooter Id Software PC, various
Driller Engine Grand Prix Racing Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, various
Super Mario Kart Racing Nintendo Super Nintendo
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Platformer Sonic Team Sega Mega Drive
Touhou 6: The Embodiment of Scarlet Devil Shooter Team Shanghai Alice, Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, PC, various
1994 (8th) Doom First-person shooter Id Software PC, various
Day of the Tentacle Adventure Lucasarts PC
Daytona USA Racing Sega AM2 Sega Arcade, various
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening Action-adventure Nintendo Game Boy
Mortal Kombat II Fighting Midway Arcade, various
Myst Adventure Broderbund Various Various
NBA Jam Sports Midway Arcade, various
Phantasy Star IV RPG Sega Mega Drive
Sam & Max Hit the Road Adventure Lucasarts PC
Secret of Mana Action RPG Square Super Nintendo
SimCity 2000 Simulation Maxis Various Various
Touhou 7: Perfect Cherry Blossom Shooter Team Shanghai Alice, Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, PC, various
1995 (9th) Donkey Kong Country Platformer Rareware Nintendo Super Nintendo
Earthbound RPG Nintendo Super Nintendo
Final Fantasy VI RPG Square Super Nintendo
Star Wars: TIE Fighter Simulation Lucasarts PC
Super Metroid Action-adventure Nintendo Super Nintendo
UFO: Enemy Unknown Turn-based strategy MicroProse PC
Super Smash Keyboards 2 Fighting Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, PC, various
1996 (10th) Chrono Trigger RPG Square Enix Super Nintendo
Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness Real-time strategy Blizzard Entertainment Davidson & Associates PC
Wipeout Racing Psygnosis PlayStation
Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island Platformer Nintendo Super Nintendo
1997 (11th) Super Mario 64 Platformer Nintendo Nintendo 64
Pokémon Red & Blue RPG Game Freak Nintendo Game Boy
Driller Engine Grand Prix 2 Racing Drillimation Studios Namco Arcade, PC, PlayStation, Nintendo 64, Sega Saturn
Tomb Raider Action-adventure Core Design Eidos Interactive PC, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
Biohazard Survival horror Capcom

Virgin Interactive

PC, Sega Saturn, PlayStation
Quake First-person shooter Id Software PC, Sega Saturn, Nintendo 64
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