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    Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    Check out my favourite games of the last decade and don't forget to tell us yours...
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    Nice list... but you are clearly missing Diablo 2

    For me, i keep coming back to Civ 4 (B.T.S.) time and again too.
    Battlefield 2?
    Oh, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 mixed the Battlefield above with that 0h-so-awesome John Williams music, and a little bit of X-Wing v Tie Fighter that worked well multiplayer.
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    Quote Originally Posted by MSIC View Post
    Nice list... but you are clearly missing Diablo 2

    For me, i keep coming back to Civ 4 (B.T.S.) time and again too.
    Battlefield 2?
    Oh, and Star Wars Battlefront 2 mixed the Battlefield above with that 0h-so-awesome John Williams music, and a little bit of X-Wing v Tie Fighter that worked well multiplayer.
    Embarassing as it is to admit, I've never played Diablo 2.

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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    My favourites over the past 10 years are as follows :

    Mafia
    Tron 2.0
    Soul Reaver 2
    Bioshock
    Unchartered 1&2
    Batman AA
    Doom 3
    Sacred
    Shadowman
    Silent Hill 2
    Call of Cthulhu Dark Corners of the Earth
    Guild Wars Prophecies
    Need For Speed Most Wanted
    Fable 1&2
    Judge Dredd
    Assassins Creed 1&2

    Theres a few others but I can't think of them at the minute!

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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    Have to include GTA Vice city in the list. Great voiceovers, brilliant music and radio stations and the settings(like the scarface house etc) were great. It had one of the best atmospheres of any game I've played in a long time as gave a real feeling of the 80's.
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    PC
    Call of Duty 2 & 4
    L4D
    STALKER
    FEAR
    Far Cry
    DOOM III
    Prototype
    Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines
    XIII
    Unreal & UT2
    World of Warcraft
    Black & White
    Guild Wars
    Neverwinter Nights
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Sims

    Wii
    Madworld
    Raving Rabbids
    Wii Fit
    House of the Dead: Overkill
    MarioKart
    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex Edition
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    Family Trainer
    Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    battlefield 2
    Sims 2
    PES1-5
    FIFA 09
    GTA VC
    MGS 1,2, 4
    Shenmue 1 and 2(favourite game of all time)
    crazi taxi
    soul calibure
    Gtr evo
    Forza 2
    zelda: orcharine of time N64
    Guild Wars
    Unchartered 1&2
    Bioshock
    Arma 2

    btw, I've never played Diablo 2.

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    Champ Manager 4
    Shenmue 1/2
    HL2 / CS:S
    Fallout 3
    Fable 2
    GTA4
    Assasins Creed
    EVE Online
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    Quote Originally Posted by j.o.s.h.1408 View Post
    battlefield 2
    Sims 2
    PES1-5
    FIFA 09
    GTA VC
    MGS 1,2, 4
    Shenmue 1 and 2(favourite game of all time)
    crazi taxi
    soul calibure
    Gtr evo
    Forza 2
    zelda: orcharine of time N64
    Guild Wars
    Unchartered 1&2
    Bioshock
    Arma 2

    btw, I've never played Diablo 2.
    Forgot about Shenmue, classic!

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    Silent Hill 2
    Civilization 4
    Batman - Arkham Asylum
    Shenmue
    Rez
    Resident Evil 2 & 4
    Half Life 2
    Metal Gear Solid 2, 3 & 4
    Portal
    GTA 3 & 4
    Tony Hawks 2
    Gran Turismo 3
    Eternal Darkness
    Dead Space
    KOTOR
    Far Cry
    IL2 1946

    I'm probably missing a few, the last three/four years have been especially good

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    battlefield 2
    KOTOR
    Stalker
    COD 4 MW
    GTA 3
    Final fantasy 10
    Counter strike/Source
    shenmue 1/2 awesome games (still got 2 for the xbox/ 360)
    Assassins creed 1/2
    Forza motorsport 2 and 3
    Batman arkham asylum
    FAr Cry
    tony hawks 3


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    Battlefield 2
    Call of duty 4
    Morrowind
    Oblivion
    Unreal tournament 2003/2004
    Diablo 2
    Mechwarrior 4/mercenaries

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    Also add to the list
    Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 1 and it's additional packs

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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    These are the games that stood out for me in the 2000's, I've bolded out those which meant the most to me. If I had to choose one game which defined my decade of gaming, it would easily be Counter-Strike, though I now haven't played it for many years.

    2000 - Banjo Tooie (the N64's swansong for me) (N64)
    2000 - Tony Hawks 2 (PS2)
    2001 - Jak and Daxter: The Precursor's Legacy (PS2)
    2001 - Counter-Strike (1.0 to 1.6) - for about the whole of 2000, 2001 and 2002, this was pretty much all I ever played online...
    2002 - Battlefield 1942 - this eventually took over from CS as my online game of choice
    2002 - Medal of Honour: Allied Assault
    2003 - Prince of Persia: Sands of Time (PS2)
    2003 - Beyond Good and Evil (PC)
    2005 - Battlefield 2
    2006 - Battlefield 2142
    2006 - Zelda: Twilight Princess
    2006 - Psychonauts (PC) - absolute classic, the last great 3D cartoon adventure.
    2007 - Mario Galaxy
    2008 - Mario Kart Wii

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    Batman Arkham Asylum
    F.E.A.R.
    Shogo: MAD*
    Rogue Squadron 3D*
    UT2004
    Jedi Knight: Outcast and Academy
    Dawn of War 1
    Dead Space
    Bioshock
    Audiosurf
    FFX on PS2
    SSX Tricky on PS2
    Mario Galaxy on Wii

    *just within 10 years, hopefully

    Edit: I'm going to add three very special gaming moments:
    1. Seeing Unreal for the first time, the introductory bit with the castle, and the first level with the mist in the pipes, and thinking WOW. THIS is what I got a 3d card for. It kicked Quake 2 into a cocked hat, as the expression goes.
    2. Playing Half Life for the first time. Specifically, the geniune fright which a lot of people I know all experienced when, near that huge fan that you have to activate, a face crab jumps up at you out of a lower level air vent. Yeah, you know the bit I mean.
    3. Loading and playing the HL2 demo, looking at the graphics and just being absolutely blown away. The distance they lifted the bar was phenomenal. Doom 3 was already out by then, IIRC, which looked nice in a cartoony way, but the level of detail in HL2 was just something else.
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    Re: Features - Best Games Of The Last Decade: The Nicest of the Noughties

    HL2
    Call of Duty4
    L4D & L4D2
    DOOM III
    Unreal Tournament 2004
    Return to Castle Wolfenstein
    Society's to blame,
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