1993 Game of the Year

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Here we go with one of the dynamite years in video game history, 1993.

NOMINEES
Aladdin (SNES)
Doom (PC)
Lords of Thunder (TG-16)
Mortal Kombat II (Arcade)
Street Fighter II Turbo (SNES)

Honorable Mentions
Final Fight 2 (SNES)
NBA Jam (Arcade)
Saturday Night Slam Masters (SNES)
Star Fox (SNES)
WWF Royal Rumble (SNES)

1993 Game of the Year: Street Fighter II Turbo
Runner-up: Doom

Wow. 1993. What year that was for video games and great ones at that. I played tons out of all 10 of these games at the time (only exception being Lords of Thunder) and loved every bit of it.

The Game of the Year for me was without a doubt Street Fighter II Turbo on the Super Nintendo. The first game was great on that system, but this game had everything that I felt was missing previously. It had playable bosses, same character vs. same character without the need for a code, adjustable speed, and basically two games in one with Hyper Fighting along with Champion Edition. Plus, I always liked the new color scheme for the fighters.

Doom as the runner-up is a great choice as it was the first ever first-person shooter that I played. It also interested me enough to find demos for other FPS games at the time like Wolfenstein 3D and Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold. If you have yet to experience this revolutionary game, then I highly suggest checking out one of the many ports of this game.

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