Make way for the return of my retro Game of the Year series with 1998.
Note: You may very well disagree with some of my choices, but that’s why it’s a good list.
1998 Game of the Year: Half-Life
Runner-up: Metal Gear Solid
I must be honest here. I don’t so much think Half-Life is great for just itself. The modification potential was what won me over at the time. Most people remember mods such as Counter-Strike, Team Fortress Classic, and Day of Defeat. The latter two which I enjoyed more so than CS. However, there’s countless other mods that were well done and fun to play. I remember have lots of fun playing Front Line Force, Vampire Slayer, and Natural Selection among others.
Metal Gear Solid being my runner-up is still a solid place to be (pun possibly intended). I only played through it once so far and only didn’t get into the second game because I followed it up too close to finishing this one. I recommend picking up the Essential Collection. It’s the best way to experience this ground breaking game at the best price.