2005 was what many would call the final push of the current console generation. Regardless of where the year ranks on your list of gaming annuals, many great titles hit store shelves, home consoles, portables, and PC's alike in 2005. Without further adu, let us introduce Joystiq's 2005 game guide as selected by our team of bloggers.

Be sure to also check out our top hidden gems of this generation along with the greatest hits roundup for gamers on a budget. It's good to be a gamer.

Ludwig Kietzmann's Picks:

  • Lumines (PSP)

  • Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath (Xbox)

  • Resident Evil 4 (GCN)

  • Psychonauts (Xbox)

  • Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

Ross Miller's Picks:

  • Ape Escape (PS2)

  • Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat (GCN)

  • King Kong (All)

  • Super Monkey Ball Deluxe (Xbox)

Adams Briscoe's Picks:
  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

  • Mario Kart DS

  • Perfect Dark Zero (360)

  • Burnout Revenge (PS2)

  • Conker: Live and Reloaded (Xbox)

Chris Grant's Picks:
  • Resident Evil 4 (GCN)

  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

  • We Heart Katamari (PS2)

  • God of War (PS2)

  • Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

Vladimir Cole's Picks:

  • Geometry Wars (360)

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)

  • Metroid Pinball (DS)

Conrad Quilty-Harper's Picks:

  • F.E.A.R. (PC)

  • X-Plane 8.21 (Mac/PC/Linux)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (PS2/Xbox/PC)

  • Mario Kart DS (DS)

Dan Choi's Picks:

  • Burnout Revenge (PS2/Xbox)

  • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (GBA)

  • Capcom Classics Collection (PS2/Xbox)

  • Guitar Hero (PS2)

  • Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (Xbox)

James Ransom-Wiley's Picks:
  • Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (Xbox)

  • Mercenaries (Xbox)

  • Far Cry Instincts (Xbox)

  • Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

  • Resident Evil 4 (PS2)

  • Lumines (PSP)

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)

  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (GBA)

Blake Snow's Picks:

  • Zelda: Minish Cap (GBA)

  • Resident Evil 4 (GCN)

  • Shadow of the Colossus (PS2)

  • Nintendogs (DS)

  • Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

Ben Striegel's Picks:
  • Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS)

  • WarioWare: Twisted (GBA)

  • The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (GBA)

  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (GCN)

  • Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (DS)

Raffy Espiritu's Picks:

  • Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP)

  • Lumines (PSP)

  • Indigo Prophecy (Xbox)

  • Psychonauts (Xbox)

  • Resident Evil 4 (GCN)

Ed Stasick's Picks:
  • Kameo: Elements of Power (360)

  • Call of Duty 2 (360)

  • Nintendogs (DS)

  • Tiger Woods 2006 (PSP)

  • Half-Life 2 (Xbox)

  • Advance Wars Dual Strike (DS)

Jennie Lees's Picks:
  • World of Warcraft (PC, European release)

  • Fahrenheit/Indigo Prophecy (PC)

  • City of Villains (PC)

  • Halo 2 Multiplayer Map Pack (Xbox)

  • Nintendogs (DS)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

Today in Joystiq: December 30, 2005