Top 10 Games of 1992

My quest to release a top 10 list for every year I’ve been gaming continues with my top 10 games of 1992. 

If you want to get caught up the series you can find parts 1, and 2 down below.

1990 list

1991 list

10. Streets of Rage II

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Streets Rage II was one of those games that my brother and I played for hours way back in the day. Streets of Rage II is my favorite game in the series and if you’ve never played it I highly recommend it. It’s a really fun game to play in short burst.

9. Mortal Kombat

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The game that started a legendary franchise comes in at number 9. I love the fighting genre. Back in the day if you weren’t a Street Fighter fan that meant you were most likely a Mortal Kombat fan. No fighting game did what Mortal Kombat did. It was ultra violent and inspired future fighting games to follow in it’s shadow.

8. Super Mario Kart

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Here’s another classic game. Mario Kart is probably my favorite racing game of all time and it all started with Super Mario Kart. This game is amazing and, like most snes games, it’s aged very well. The gameplay, soundtrack, and characters are amazing.

7. Breath of Fire

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Back in the day Capcom actually made really good games. Breath of Fire is one of the best games Capcom has ever made and it’s also aged really well. If you love the traditional turn based combat without all of the flashy bullshit that we get in modern games today then you’ll love Breath of Fire.

6. Dragon Quest V

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Dragon Quest is one of the first RPGs I’ve ever played. When I look back on it today I have very fond memories of it. It’s a great game that’s aged well and is still fun to play today. Looking back on this game makes me want to buy the 3DS version. I think I’ll do that :).

5. The Magical Quest Starring Mickey Mouse

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The Magical Quest is such a good game. This is arguably the best Mickey Mouse game ever made. The gameplay is great, the power ups are amazing, the boss fights are great, and the graphics are good too. I played through this game so many times as a child and it was magical for me. I highly recommend this one.

4. Shining Force

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Nintendo had Fire Emblem while Sega had Shining Force. Shining Force will never be as good as Fire Emblem, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a great game. Shining Force is basically a Fire Emblem game with a different story, and characters. You can upgrade your characters after they reach a certain level, buy new equipment, and recruit new party members. The only difference is there’s no permadeath. Shining Force is a really great game that has some of the biggest maps I’ve ever played on.

3. Kirby’s Dreamland

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Kirby’s very first game is number 3 on my list. Kirby’s Dreamland is a very basic game, but it’s so much fun. It feels like a arcade game and that’s one of the reasons why I enjoy it so much. Kirby is adorable, but packs a mean punch. In this game you’re basically just swallowing enemies and spitting them out at each other. It’s fun, designed well, and had some pretty memorable moments for me when I was a kid.

2. Super Mario Land 2

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Super Mario Land 2 revolutionized platform gaming on the Gameboy. You would think that the first game in the series would have done that, but Super Mario Land took it to new heights. This is also the game that Wario was born!

1. Sonic The Hedgehog 2

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I knew this game was getting the top spot before I even started making the list. I can’t think of a game that I had more fun playing on the Sega Genesis than this one. Sonic 2 was the first Sonic game that had multiplayer. I would let my brother play as Tails while I used Sonic and together we beat the living crap out of Eggman over, and over again. I have no idea how many hours we have in this game, but I do know one thing. It’s by far the best game that released in 1992.

Everyone’s list is different and I would love to know your favorite games of 1992.

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Author: Drakulus

I'm a hardcore gamer that enjoys every type of genre there is. I'm also a father of four kids, two girls and two boys, and love to write about whatever pops into my head.

6 thoughts on “Top 10 Games of 1992”

    1. Man I completely forgot that Wolfenstein was around back then :].

      Mario Kart was amazing and has continued to grow as a series since then. It’s amazing that so many Nintendo IPs have stood the test of time and are still successful today.

  1. 1992 was quite the year for games! Your list is pretty good, especially with Sonic the Hedgehog 2 there. Though I didn’t play it when it came out (had a SNES), I have come to respect it. Super Mario Kart is my top game for that year, though Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins were also noteworthy.

    1. I was a pretty lucky kid. I had a SNES, and Genesis to play games on. So I had access to awesome games on both platforms.

      As far as my list goes I think it came out pretty well. I wanted to add more games, but I was pretty happy with the finished list after I cut some other games out at the last minute.

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