I took a long break from top 10 list, but they’re back and I’m still on a quest to drop a top 10 list for every year that I’ve been gaming. Here’s my top 10 games of 1995!
10. Mortal Kombat 3
Mortal Kombat 3 gave us the biggest roster of characters we’ve ever had in the series at that point. We got characters like Smoke, and Kabal. I remember winning every match with Smoke because it was easy to cheese people with him back then. Mortal Kombat 3 was fun and I used to play this game with brother and sister for hours.
9. Donkey Kong Country 2
I remember being disappointed because I couldn’t choose Donkey Kong in this game when I was kid. Now that I’m much older I can look back at how great this game really is. This game introduced us to Dixie Kong and her and Diddy went on a quest to rescue Donkey Kong. It’s a good game and one of the best ones to release in 1995.
8. Panzer Dragoon
Panzer Dragoon is an old favorite of mine. Sega hit gold when they released this game and it’s future sequels. I loved playing this over and over when I was a kid and I enjoy playing it’s sequels now. If you haven’t played this game you should. It’s really good.
7. Tales of Phantasia
The first Tales of game released in 1995 and it was one hell of a new IP. I’m not a huge Tales of fan. I haven’t played every game in the series and I have no problem ranking this as one of the best games I’ve played in the series.
6. Hexen: Beyond Heretic
Hexen was one of the first gory games I ever played. I grew up on Super Mario and Sonic and had no idea that a game could get so violent before I played this one. My brother and I loved this game and enjoyed playing through multiple times.
5. Mega Man 7
Mega Man 7 is a bit different. You can’t choose what boss to try and beat in this game. It all plays out for you like a traditional game and it’s focus on the story is a welcome change of pace in my opinion. Mega Man 7 isn’t the best game in the series, but it’s one and worth playing. It looks really nice too and has aged pretty well.
4. Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
Super Mario World is the best Mario game ever made. Nintendo had huge shoes to fill with it’s sequel and they didn’t disappoint. It’s not as good as the original game, but it doesn’t have to be. I got to play as Yoshi carrying baby Mario around on his back. That shit was fun and that’s enough for me.
3. Dragon Quest VI
I didn’t play Dragon Quest VI until many years after it’s release. I played through an emulator with an English patch and I really enjoyed it. It’s an underrated gem.
2. Chrono Trigger
Many people consider this game to be the pinnacle of JRPGs. I’m not one of them, but I do consider it a great game though. Chrono Trigger was ahead of it’s time and gave me many hours of enjoyment.
1. Tetris Attack
Where do I start with this game? Should I tell you that I put over 200 hours in this as a kid? Should I say that it’s the best form of Tetris ever made? This game is still fantastic. The gameplay is fantastic, the characters are great, and playing locally is great. It’s a fun game with a fantastic soundtrack and stars Yoshi as the main character. I love how this game went with the other guys in the Mario universe instead of your usual setup of characters.
And that wraps up my top 10 games of 1995! What are your favorite games from 1995?