There was a number of great games to be released in 1996. I don’t require the games to be played at the time of release to be considered for nomination. However, this time I did play all 11 games that I chose. The final list of five were played quite a bit. Here they are.
1996 Game of the Year: Duke Nukem 3D
Runner-up: Twisted Metal 2
At the time I only rented Twisted Metal 2, but I had lots of fun with it. I even played as the boss Minion with the help of the GameShark. I eventually did buy the game and I still own that copy today.
Other games that could have been nominated: Disruptor, Loaded, Metal Slug, Mortal Kombat Trilogy, Resident Evil, and Strife.