Cubed3's 2016 Gaming Anniversaries Recap

By Az Elias 30.12.2016

The Cubed3 team has been extremely busy throughout 2016, bringing readers reviews and features in celebration of the anniversaries of so many iconic franchises, individual titles and consoles. Milestones are being passed left, right and centre, with old-school games series, in particular, reaching important landmark years. We've been doing our utmost to acknowledge and celebrate these moments, whilst having a little bit of fun in bringing content to your screens. With so much covered this year, though, some of that may have slipped under the radar of many. Don't fear! This handy little recap will link each and every piece of 2016 gaming anniversary goodness our staff delivered, so be sure to check out the reviews, favourite lists, and much more below.

Don't forget: Next year is also going to be a big one for many franchises, but we have you covered with this comprehensive list of 2017 gaming anniversaries. Look forward to plenty more celebratory content throughout 2017 from Cubed3. Onto the recap!


The Legend of Zelda 30th Anniversary

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Full page of 30th anniversary coverage for The Legend of Zelda.

Reviews
The Legend of Zelda (NES)
Zelda II: The Adventure of Link (NES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past / Four Swords (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (Game Boy)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Nintendo 64)
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time / Master Quest (GameCube)
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (Nintendo 64)
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Anniversary Edition (DS)
Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U)
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD (Wii U, Second Opinion)

Articles
Top 10 The Legend of Zelda Games
Top 15 Items
Top 15 Bosses
Top 15 Dungeons
Top 5 Ganon Battles
Top 5 Japanese Adverts
Top 20 Box Arts
Top 10 Cosplays
Top 5 Companions
Beyond Hyrule: The Best Zelda-Likes and Clones
Top 10 Cameos
Top 25 Music Tracks
Top 5 Masks
Top 10 Moments
Worst 6 Moments
Top 30 Characters

Game Boy Advance 15th Anniversary

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Top 15 Game Boy Advance Games
Top 15 Overlooked Game Boy Advance Games
Stuck in Japan: 15 of the Best

Resident Evil 20th Anniversary

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The Cubed Table: Reminiscing About Resident Evil

Animal Crossing 15th Anniversary

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Reflecting on Animal Crossing

Final Fantasy XI (Xbox 360) 10th Anniversary

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Final Fantasy XI Soundtrack Review

Revolution Software 25th Anniversary

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Interview Special with Charles Cecil

Quake 20th Anniversary

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Reviews
Quake (PC)
Quake II (PC)
Quake III Arena (PC)
Quake 4 (PC)

Sonic 25th Anniversary

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Reviews
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Mega Drive)
Sonic 3 & Knuckles (Mega Drive)
Sonic CD (PS3)
Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast)

Articles
Top 10 Sonic the Hedgehog Games
Worst 5 Sonic the Hedgehog Games
Top 25 Music Tracks

Donkey Kong 35th Anniversary

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Reviews
Donkey Kong Country (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 2 (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country 3 (SNES)
Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze (Wii U)

Articles
Top 10 Donkey Kong Games
Top 25 Music Tracks

Final Fantasy IV 25th Anniversary

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The Defining RPG: A Final Fantasy IV Retrospective

Metroid 30th Anniversary

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Reviews
Metroid (NES)
Metroid II: Returns of Samus (Game Boy)
Super Metroid (SNES)
Metroid Fusion (GBA)
Metroid Fusion (GBA, Third Opinion)
Metroid Prime (GameCube)
Metroid: Zero Mission (GBA)
Metroid: Other M (Wii)

Articles
Top 5 Metroid Games
Character Profile: Samus Aran
Top 25 Music Tracks

Devil May Cry 15th Anniversary

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Reviews
Devil May Cry (PS2)
Devil May Cry 2 (PS2)
Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening - Special Edition (PS2)
Devil May Cry 4 (PS3)
DmC: Devil May Cry (PS3)

GameCube 15th Anniversary

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Top 20 GameCube Games

Silent Hill 2 15th Anniversary

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Reviews
Silent Hill (PS)
Silent Hill 2 (PS2)
Silent Hill 3 (PS2)

Castlevania 30th Anniversary

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Reviews
Castlevania (NES)
Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (NES)

Articles
Top 10 Castlevania Games

Tomb Raider 20th Anniversary

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Reviews
Tomb Raider (1996) (PS)
Tomb Raider II (PS)
Tomb Raider III (PS)
Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation (PS)
Tomb Raider: Chronicles (PS)
Tomb Raider: The Angel of Darkness (PC)
Tomb Raider: Legend (PC)
Tomb Raider: Anniversary (PC)
Tomb Raider: Underworld (PC)
Tomb Raider (PC)
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (PS4)
Lara Croft Go (PS Vita)
Lara Croft Go (PS4)

PlayStation 3 10th Anniversary

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Top 20 PlayStation 3 Games

Wii 10th Anniversary

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Top 20 Wii Games


We hope you have enjoyed our gaming anniversary content through 2016. Be sure to read up on the big franchises and platforms celebrating milestones in 2017 right here, and look forward to more anniversary features and reviews for many of these from Cubed3 next year!

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