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Flodgy

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#1 10 years ago

Filtered using the following sets: Minimum of 10 Reviews / Votes All ESRB Rating

2000

  1. Unreal Tournament
  2. Deus Ex
  3. The Sims
  4. Sacrifice
  5. Half-Life: Counterstrike
  6. Thief II: The Metal Age
  7. Everquest: The Ruins of Kunark
  8. Diablo II
  9. Homeworld
  10. Homeworld: Cataclysm

2001

  1. IL-2 Sturmovik
  2. Black & White
  3. Max Payne
  4. Civilization III
  5. Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
  6. NASCAR Racing 4
  7. Dark Age of Camelot
  8. Return to Castle Wolfenstein
  9. Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition
  10. Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis

2002

  1. Grand Theft Auto III
  2. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  3. Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  4. No one Lives Forever 2: A spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
  5. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
  6. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
  7. Mafia
  8. Age of Mythology
  9. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  10. Neverwinter Nights

2003

  1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  2. Championship Manager 4
  3. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  4. Call of Duty
  5. Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
  6. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
  7. NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
  8. Rise of Nations
  9. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  10. Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

2004

  1. Half-Life 2
  2. Unreal Tournament 2004
  3. World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
  4. World of Warcraft
  5. Rome: Total War
  6. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
  7. The Sims 2
  8. Far Cry
  9. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005
  10. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005

2005

  1. Civilization IV
  2. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  3. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  4. Battlefield 2
  5. Psychonauts
  6. Guild Wars
  7. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006
  8. F.E.A.R.
  9. Silent Hunter III
  10. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

2006

  1. Company of Heroes
  2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  3. GTR 2
  4. Medieval II: Total War
  5. Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords
  6. Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
  7. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
  8. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007
  9. half-Life 2 Episode One
  10. Guild Wars Factions

2007

  1. The Orange Box
  2. Bioshock
  3. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  4. Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar
  5. Team Fortress 2
  6. World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  7. Crysis
  8. Half-life 2: Episode 2
  9. Portal
  10. World in Conflict

2008 (So far)

  1. Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor
  2. Mass Effect
  3. GRID
  4. Sins of a Solar Empire
  5. Sam & Max Episode 205: What's new Beelzebub?
  6. Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs
  7. Audiosurf
  8. Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008
  9. Sam & Max Episode 202: Moai Better Blues
  10. Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead

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This list is a result of me looking for a new game to play, however, I've found it interesting observing the trends and changes in what people prefer. An example: look at 2008, there is a massive return of casual games, holding spots 5, 6, 7, 9 and 10, and the only more mainstream titles holding the top 4. It is also important to note that none of these are pure FPS titles.

What do you guys think?

EDIT: Would be good to note that this was done using Game Rankings - Video Game Reviews, Release Dates, Cheat Codes which base their results off Movie Reviews, Music Reviews, TV Show Reviews, Game Reviews, Book Reviews - Metacritic.com




DawnOfDiablo666

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#2 10 years ago

Well, If your looking for a really good RTS, then you should buy Medieval 2. Though it is really difficult at times on the campaign, but still alot of fun in multiplayer.




Flodgy

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#3 10 years ago
DawnOfDiablo666;4546962Well, If your looking for a really good RTS, then you should buy Medieval 2. Though it is really difficult at times on the campaign, but still alot of fun in multiplayer.

I already own Medieval 2, as I stated this thread however is not a 'recommend me something to buy', but rather an observation of the trends and popular titles each year, and the manner in which they change.




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#4 10 years ago

No BF1942? Odd..

Good list besides that.




DawnOfDiablo666

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#5 10 years ago
This list is a result of me looking for a new game to play

Sorry, that statement seemed like you needed a suggestion on what game to buy up above.




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#6 10 years ago

Why is Oblivion there?




Flodgy

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#7 10 years ago
Ihaterednecks;4546989Why is Oblivion there?

Because reviewers are in love with the game. I disagree with pretty much every article regarding that game, but hey, Metacritic and GameRankings are lists composed entirely of professional reviews of the game.




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#8 10 years ago

I enjoyed the game, by itself, it was a mindless bit of killing, but it doesn't belong there. Compared to Morrowind and the past games, it's like . . Daikatana.




Flodgy

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#9 10 years ago
Ihaterednecks;4547004I enjoyed the game, by itself, it was a mindless bit of killing, but it doesn't belong there. Compared to Morrowind and the past games, it's like . . Daikatana.

Which is why you mod the living hell out of the game. ;) Even then though, it becomes pretty unstable. Hopefully Bethesda doesn't make Fallout 3 like that..

Just observing the list again, It seems there is a trend of an RTS, FPS, and some kind of RPG in at least each one, as well as a sport title in the majority. Good to see that one genre doesn't completely take ahead of the rest.




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#10 10 years ago

Yes, I do that too. Makes it much better. Though extremely unstable.

Nice to Deus Ex up there.




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