Ocarina of Time, Half-Life, MGS, Starcraft, Resident Evil 2, Pokemon, Xenogears
Crash 3, Banjo Kazooie, FO2, Baldur's Gate, Grim Fandango, Panzer Dragoon Saga, Tekken 3, Alundra, King of Fighters 98, and many many more.
Suidoken II also came out that year I do believe. So when you say...
And 98? You mean 2007.
Nah, I definitely meant 1998. I was old enough to experience both years to their fullest, and played almost every great game from both of those years. But 2007 was virtually as good and the point could easily be argued, sure. I suppose it would make for a future poll discussion after this one. Up here, 2007 might win, as I'm not sure everyone here was old enough to be able to buy games at their leisure back in 1998.
Most sandbox video game will automatically garner my interest.
OP, how could you leave off SimCity?
You know, I didn't forget, but I was running out of room and thought "Yeah, I bet nobody gives a shit about Simcity up here anymore" so I stand corrected because at least two of you wanted it. Same goes for Company of Heroes II to whomever said it. I suppose I could of taken The Last Guardian off, since it's very possible that it won't ship in 2013, but I thought it would have a shitton of votes and support.