Merriam-Webster's online dictionary defines the word pinnacle as "the highest point of development or achievement." Which brings GamerHelp to the point of this article: Detailed within are GameHelp's picks for the titles that represent the "highest point of development or achievement" for their respective genres. These pinnacle games are titles that any gamer can safely point to as the shining example of how a game can, and should, be made. If more titles tried to reach the high bar that these games set, the world would truly be a better place.
The 18 genres are: Action, Adventure, PC RPG, Console RPG, RTS, MMO, TBS, Sport, Racing, Single-Player FPS, Multiplayer FPS, Puzzle, Casual, Fighting, Shoot 'Em Ups, Survival Horror, Rhythm, and Light Gun.