Japan is moving into the Reiwa period on May 1st, 2019, which means the Heisei period is coming to a close. With the Heisei period running from January 8th, 1989 to April 30th, 2019, Famitsu asked their readers to vote on the most memorable Heisei period games. The top 3 titles can be found below.
#3 NieR: Automata (205 Votes) – By Square Enix, released on February 23, 2017 (Heisei 29) for the PlayStation 4.
Comments from readers on NieR: Automata:
“No game has ever moved me as much.” (Male, teens)
“This game made me understand feelings that can’t be described by words.” (Female, 20s)
#2 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (209 Votes) – By Nintendo, released on March 3, 2017 (Heisei 29) for the Nintendo Switch and Wii U.
Comments from readers on The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
“It felt as if I were living in this land called Hyrule.” (Male, 20s)
“The wonders of being able to go as far as the eyes can see.” (Female, 50s)
#1 Chrono Trigger (230 Votes) – By Square Enix (Then Square), released on March 11, 1995 (Heisei 7) for the Super Famicom
Comments from readers on Chrono Trigger:
“It’s a masterpiece with everything from story, scenario, and music that has yet to fade.” (Male, 30s)
“Going on an adventure beyond time with Crono (protagonist) and the others is a memory that I’ll never forget for the rest of my life.” (Female, 30s)