Filtered using the following sets: Minimum of 10 Reviews / Votes All ESRB Rating
- Unreal Tournament
- Deus Ex
- The Sims
- Half-Life: Counterstrike
- Thief II: The Metal Age
- Everquest: The Ruins of Kunark
- Diablo II
- Homeworld: Cataclysm
- IL-2 Sturmovik
- Black & White
- Max Payne
- Civilization III
- Baldur's Gate II: Throne of Bhaal
- NASCAR Racing 4
- Dark Age of Camelot
- Return to Castle Wolfenstein
- Shogun: Total War Warlord Edition
- Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
- Grand Theft Auto III
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
- No one Lives Forever 2: A spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003
- Age of Mythology
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Neverwinter Nights
- Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
- Championship Manager 4
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Call of Duty
- Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell
- NASCAR Racing 2003 Season
- Rise of Nations
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne
- Half-Life 2
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International
- World of Warcraft
- Rome: Total War
- The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay
- The Sims 2
- Far Cry
- Worldwide Soccer Manager 2005
- Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2005
- Civilization IV
- Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
- Battlefield 2
- Guild Wars
- Worldwide Soccer Manager 2006
- Silent Hunter III
- Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30
- Company of Heroes
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
- GTR 2
- Medieval II: Total War
- Galactic Civilizations II: The Dread Lords
- Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade
- Worldwide Soccer Manager 2007
- half-Life 2 Episode One
- Guild Wars Factions
- The Orange Box
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar
- Team Fortress 2
- World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
- Half-life 2: Episode 2
- World in Conflict
2008 (So far)
- Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor
- Mass Effect
- Sins of a Solar Empire
- Sam & Max Episode 205: What's new Beelzebub?
- Sam & Max Episode 204: Chariots of the Dogs
- Worldwide Soccer Manager 2008
- Sam & Max Episode 202: Moai Better Blues
- Sam & Max Episode 203: Night of the Raving Dead
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
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.
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.
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.
Why is Oblivion there?
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.
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.
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.
Yes, I do that too. Makes it much better. Though extremely unstable.
Nice to Deus Ex up there.