Happy New Year everybody that has stuck with us as we enter into our sixth year. The growth has been steady, there have been ups and downs but most of all we have made lots of friends and we are thankful for your continued readership.
The Best Reviews
So here are the best and worst read articles of the year.
These stats all pretty fascinating to me, it was nice to see 1942 surge up the charts with stats going crazy in October and then consistently performing well since, so that is my tip for a top 5 of reviews next year.
The FIFA World Cup gave a nice boost to all the Football reviews helping FIFA International make the chart.
One major surprise was Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell dropping off a cliff. Back In March it was looking like it would be troubling the top 3 after 18 months of solid progress and increasing popularity, however in April the views simply stopped, and went on to receive about 8 views for the rest of the year.
It wouldn’t be a review of the year if we didn’t include the stinkers now would it? These 10 reviews got less than 20 views collectively… So yeah. They bombed to fuck didn’t they!
Let’s be honest though, those games are all pretty meh. Except Outlast. I demand you read Scrambles review of Outlast!
Turns out nobody likes it when we do Zombie games, so maybe avoid those in future.
These are the best performing new articles of the year!
Last of Us looked the shoe in for top review of the year in September, but a late interest in all things arcade saw some plucky almost obscure titles surge to the top. I think the massive boobies on the Barbarian box probably helped a lot…
The best of the best
Finally, here is our top 10 of everything.
Guess who is going to start doing clickbait-ey articles on Fallout and Light Gun games to artificially boost our ratings.
My Favourites of the year
|1||Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. Konami (1997) PlayStation|
|2||Top 30 Light Gun Games|
|3||Dark Souls. From Software (2011) Xbox 360|
|4||Zombies Ate My Neighbors. LucasArts/Konami (1993) Super Nintendo|
|5||Bucky O’Hare. Konami (1992) Nintendo|
My Top 30 Light Gun games really was a labour of love. I don’t think you’ll ever appreciate my love for such a simple form of gaming. Dark Souls makes the list as it is the only game I have repeatedly played this year often to the detriment of time to keep the site going.
And let’s hope Zombies isn’t struck by our Zombie curse next year.
Well that’s all thanks for a great year and see you all in 2019.