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Top Games of 1996

Best games of 1996 are calculated by overall game ratings and members "Top 1996 Games List". 1996 top games are calculated daily.

 

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Super Mario 64 3.92/5 Add to game list

Platform: Nintendo 64
US Release Date: 09/26/1996
JP Release Date: 06/23/1996
Genre: Action (3D Platformer)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Synopsis: Mario is invited the the castle of Princess Peach with the promise of cake - but upon arriving finds that Bowser has once again kidnapped the princess. In order to save her, Mario will have to find the Power Stars hidden in the many portraits that serve as portals to levels in order to unlock to door to stop Bowser in this 3D adventure.

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Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars 4.27/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 05/13/1996
JP Release Date: 03/09/1996
Genre: Role Playing (RPG) (Turn-Based RPG)
ESRB rating: E
Developer: Squaresoft
Publisher: Nintendo
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Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals 4.25/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 08/01/1996
JP Release Date: 11/30/-0001
Genre: Role Playing (RPG) (Turn-Based RPG)
ESRB Rating:
Developer: Neverland
Publisher: Natsume
Synopsis: Although a sequel to Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, Lufia II is actually a prequel to the events in that game. Set 99 years in the past, the hero Maxim - joined by the other " Heroes of Legend" Guy, Artea and Selan battles against the Sinistrals, god-like beings bent on world domination.

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Twisted Metal 2 4.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation
US Release Date: 10/31/1996
JP Release Date: 02/01/1997
Genre: Driving (Vehicular Combat)
ESRB rating: T
Developer: SingleTrac
Publisher: Sony
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Mega Man X3 4.08/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 1996
JP Release Date: 12/01/1995
Genre: Action (2D Platformer)
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Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
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Mortal Kombat Trilogy 5.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation
US Release Date: 1996
JP Release Date: 04/02/1998
Genre: Action (2D Fighting)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Avalanche Software
Publisher: Midway Games
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Dragon Force 5.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: Sega Saturn
US Release Date: 11/30/1996
JP Release Date: 03/29/1996
Genre: Strategy (Real-Time Strategy)
ESRB Rating: E
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Working Designs, Sega
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Resident Evil ( BioHazard ) 3.80/5 Add to game list

Platform: PlayStation
US Release Date: 03/30/1996
JP Release Date: 03/22/1996
Genre: Action (Survival Horror)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Synopsis: A secluded mansion holds a deadly secret - the Umbrella Corporation has been performing biological research that had gotten out of hand. Two S.T.A.R.S. teams are sent to investigate, with the first unit going down immediately. The Alpha team, including Jill Valentine and Chris Redfield, must now continue the investigation, but they soon realize the threat is much more dangerous then they could ever imagine.

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Kirby Super Star 3.83/5 Add to game list

Platform: Super Nintendo (SNES)
US Release Date: 09/20/1996
JP Release Date: 03/21/1996
Genre: Action (2D Platformer)
ESRB Rating:
Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
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Mortal Kombat Trilogy 4.00/5 Add to game list

Platform: Nintendo 64
US Release Date: 10/31/1996
Genre: Action (2D Fighting)
ESRB rating: M
Developer: Midway Games
Publisher: Midway Games
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