David Tierney writes: "1995 marked the downfall of the monumental Nintendo versus Sega console war, as Sega's Saturn was rushed out in North America and flopped miserably. Meanwhile, Sony thrust themselves bravely forward with the release of the PlayStation. Elsewhere, Nintendo broke their silence by releasing the specifications for the Nintendo Ultra 64 (later dropping the Ultra).
In terms of games, the 16-bit era started to reach its climax as 3D games took their first steps, leaving console gamers facing a hardware transition. The games that came out in 1995 truly reflect the position of the industry, and echo the trends that we tend to experience between console generations. Twenty years on, we take a look back at some of the best games of 1995."