Video Game of the Year: A Year-by-Year Guide to the Best, Boldest, and Most Bizarre Games from Every

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Video Game of the Year breaks down the 40-year history of the world’s most popular art form—one game at a time.

Pong. The Legend of Zelda. Final Fantasy VII. Rock Band. Fortnite. Animal Crossing: New Horizons. For each of the 40 years of video game history, there is a defining game, a game that captured the zeitgeist and left a legacy for all games that followed. Through a series of entertaining, informative, and opinionated critical essays, author and tech journalist Jordan Minor investigates, in chronological order, the most innovative, genre-bending, and earth-shattering games from 1977 through 2022.


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