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« Reply #15 on: 2018-12-04 20:54:45 »

Looking at these list of games, it's pretty easy to see which years were weaker than others for candidates and also which years had a ton of top games.  It will be tough to narrow this down!  Should be a lot of fun.

Should we go about this by maybe starting with the first few years?  Maybe 2000 to 2003 and we each give our reasons until we narrow it down?  That will leave us for sure to let 2018 finish and us to finish all the games we want to play for 2018 or newer games that came out anytime in the years listed above.
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« Reply #16 on: 2018-12-04 21:20:29 »

I will add some stuff to this list.

2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes
Dead Rising

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3
Dead Rising 2

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Spore
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out

Since I know you play Nintendo games, is this pretty accurate? Any additions in your mind? @Blurr001 and @Binkyt11
I'd say it's pretty good! In terms of Nintendo games, I did finally try some out with a cousin the other day. One I would say is a great game this year for Nintendo was Kirby: Star Allies. It was fun to play with friends or solo. It was easy enough where anyone can get into it, but has enough challenge to keep you invested. And Nintendo has been doing wonderful with the DLC updates to it as well.
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« Reply #17 on: 2018-12-04 21:29:07 »

IT hasn't been released yet but you might wanna ad Smash Ultimate for this year just in case.
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« Reply #18 on: 2018-12-04 21:32:29 »

Oh very cool! I'm glad people are continuing to add to this list!  I will happily add what is mentioned above.  Get ready to help us narrow things down!
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« Reply #19 on: 2018-12-04 22:05:37 »

IT hasn't been released yet but you might wanna ad Smash Ultimate for this year just in case.
Oh my god, it looks like it's gonna be good. In less of a year, this game has been an emotional rollercoaster of hype.
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« Reply #20 on: 2018-12-05 00:43:37 »

Looking at these list of games, it's pretty easy to see which years were weaker than others for candidates and also which years had a ton of top games.  It will be tough to narrow this down!  Should be a lot of fun.

Should we go about this by maybe starting with the first few years?  Maybe 2000 to 2003 and we each give our reasons until we narrow it down?  That will leave us for sure to let 2018 finish and us to finish all the games we want to play for 2018 or newer games that came out anytime in the years listed above.

The amount of discussion is going to be intense. ;D  I think we should do a YEAR at a time.  So lets start with 2000 when we feel we have our list complete for that year.
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« Reply #21 on: 2018-12-05 17:19:36 »

I think we should do a YEAR at a time.  So lets start with 2000 when we feel we have our list complete for that year.


2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


So of all those games for the year of 2000, I would have to narrow it down to The Sims and Driver 2 for being revolutionary.  Let me explain.  The Sims was a game that changed the world of gaming as well know it, and lesser known to people, so did the Driver series.  Driver 2 wasn't as good as Driver 1, but it was an open world that allowed players to get out of a car and explore real world cities in 3D.  Problem for Driver 2 was that a year later, Rockstar would destroy it in everyday with GTA III.  But in 2000, it was completely new.  As for the Sims, it allowed us a freedom and intimacy with a character that up to that point we'd never seen before.  Quite frankly both were revolutionary.

The other games, while good and fun, didn't do anything to revolutionize the market at the time.

Tally my votes for either The Sims or Driver 2.  If I had to choose a third it would be Counterstrike for the gameplay.
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« Reply #22 on: 2018-12-05 20:53:40 »


2000  - Official Nominations

The Sims - 2
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 - 1
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike  - 2
Baldur's Gate II - 1
Driver 2 - 1
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


2000 was a different era.  It was closer to the 90s than the 2000s... if that makes sense.  And back then all the rage was extreme sports.  That's the time when we got snowboarding, sky diving, and skateboarding... which leads me to nominate Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2.  Possibly the most FUN game of 2000.  It let you ride with the very best in a open world levels with a polish and brash sense of humor unseen at the time.  This game had a kick-can soundtrack too making your inner 90s punk want to scream and your conservative parents to freak out.

Then we have The Sims.  A game that opened up a new era of controller based games and freedom.  Not only did it spawn a franchise, but it spawned a whole new era of games.  The Sims may be looked back upon as one of the more iconic games in terms of history.  But with all that, it was also a fun game allowing the player to control their dream life.  Now playing it it seems pretty bare bones to what we can do in Sims games today, but there is a simplicity and familiarity to it that cannot be matched.  I nominate The Sims as a best of 2000 game.  The music of this game is iconic and anyone, even people who didn't play the game (who hasn't played the Sims?) would know this game's music.  It was strange almost classic 50's Americana or elevator tunes that led to many reattempts at this original games charm in future renditions.

Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn is a role playing game in a class of its own.  Nothing even came close to a RPG compared to this very long, but well written game.  In 2000, you were physically thrown into this believable world and got to play how you wanted to play it.  It was a real chance at freedom and a sense of being there that really hadn't been captured yet.  This game also had so much content and things to do.  Even to this day, this game is massive and completely relevant.  There was so much lore and depth to the game world, and a sense of polish and care put into it, that by far, this is one of the best RPG games ever made.  Don't even get me started on the stellar soundtrack.
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« Reply #23 on: 2018-12-05 21:23:23 »

Oh wow, we have people already jumping in on this!  This is great guys.  I will try to decide my 2000 pics.
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« Reply #24 on: 2018-12-05 21:28:38 »

I have added several new games to the list.  NEW OFFICIAL LIST.



2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX

2001

Grand Theft Auto III
Gran Turismo 3:  A Spec
Ico
Pikmin
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Devil May Cry
Super Smash Brothers Melee
Halo: Combat Evolved
Final Fantasy X

2002

Kingdom Hearts
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
NASCAR: Dirt To Daytona
The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4
Super Mario Sunshine
The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker
Super Mario Sunshine
Metroid Prime
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Age of Mythology
NCAA Football 2003
Madden NFL 2003
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

2003

Call of Duty
Beyond Good And Evil
Sim City 4
Midnight Club II
Need For Speed: Underground
Tony Hawk's Underground
Madden NFL 2004
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
SSX 3

2004

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Halo 2
Katamari Damacy
Red Dead Revolver
Rome: Total War
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Test Drive: Eve of Destruction
Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal
Need For Speed: Underground 2
World of Warcraft
Burnout 3: Takedown
The Sims 2
Half-Life 2
Pikmin 2
Gran Turismo 4
NASCAR Thunder 2004
Fable

2005

Civilization IV
God of War
Shadow of the Colossus
Guitar Hero
Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Resident Evil 4
NASCAR 2005: Chase For The Cup
Kingdom Hearts II

2006

Gears of War
Saints Row
Microsoft Flight Simulator X
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Bully
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Okami
The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion
Medieval II: Total War
Company of Heroes
Dead Rising

2007

Portal
God of War II
Bioshock
Super Mario Galaxy
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Gears of War
Crackdown
Team Fortress 2
Mass Effect

2008

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Little Big Planet
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Valkyria Chronicles
Burnout Paradise
Chrono Trigger
Call of Duty: World At War
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Fallout 3
Dead Rising 2

2009

Sims 3
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Borderlands
League of Legends
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Assassin's Creed II
Forza Motorsports 3
Spore
Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
InFamous

2010

Red Dead Redemption
Gran Turismo 5
ModNation Racers
Just Cause 2
Alan Wake
Civilization V
God of War III
Fallout: New Vegas
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
Super Mario Galaxy 2
God of War III
Mass Effect 2
Halo: Reach
Mass Effect 2

2011

Minecraft
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Forza Motorsport 4
L.A. Noire
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Batman: Arkham City
Portal 2
DiRT 3

2012

Far Cry 3
Borderlands 2
Diablo III
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sleeping Dogs
Assassin's Creed III
Journey
Dishonored
Okami HD
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

2013

The Last of Us
Grand Theft Auto V
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Papers, Please
Europa Universalis IV
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
Rayman Legends
Total War: Rome II
Gran Turismo 6
Hotline Miami

2014

Dark Souls II
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Sims 4
Far Cry 4
Watch Dogs
Shantae and the Pirate's Curse
Destiny
Super Smash Bros For WII U

2015

Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Project Cars
Cities: Skylines
Splatoon
Just Cause 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Bloodborne
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Grand Theft Auto V (PC)
Undertale
DiRT Rally

2016

Forza Horizon 3
Civilization VI
Watch Dogs 2
The Witcher III: Blood and Wine
Mafia III
Firewatch
Overwatch
Uncharted 4: a Thief's End
Stardew Valley
Hitman
Dark Souls III
Hearts of Iron IV
Pokemon Go
Titanfall 2
American Truck Simulator
Tom Clancy's The Division
Planet Coaster
NBA 2K17
Doom

2017

Gran Turismo Sport
Crash Bandicoot N' Sane Trilogy
Splatoon 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Forza Motorsport 7
Horizon Zero Dawn
Super Mario Odyssey
Fortnite
Playerunknown Battlegrounds
Cuphead
Assassin's Creed Origins
Persona 5

2018

God of War
Red Dead Redemption II
Forza Horizon 4
Spyro Reignited
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Detroit: Become Human
Just Cause 4
Tetris Effect
Far Cry 5
A Way Out
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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« Reply #25 on: 2018-12-06 00:18:02 »

Very good you guys!  Welcome Graymist to the party.  I will determine my top picks for 2000 here soon.
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« Reply #26 on: 2018-12-06 17:34:34 »

This is fun! I'm enjoying it.  It's going to keep getting harder and harder too. Especially as we get close to games we more easily remember.
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« Reply #27 on: 2018-12-06 22:43:05 »



2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


Final Fantasy IV pushed the PS One to it's limits in a truly stunning and beautiful game for the time.  It was extremely deep with a weaving story that was well worth the play.  Very story driven to make this arguably the best Final Fantasy game of all time and one of the best JRPG games out there. The craftsmanship by the creators in even just creating menus was superb. 

Spyro: Year of the Dragon was an extremely fun game that had so many elements to it, that some might think it's too varied.  But at the time it was so much fun as a platformer.  It had many different characters and challenges you could play with more worlds than ever in a Spyro game.  It's a game you pick up and just can't let go and perfectly rounded out the first Spyro trilogy series. This game was lovingly crafted and has some great music by Stewart Copeland!

The Sims is very unique and a first of its kind.  To not have this game be a game changer means you don't know gaming. ;)  Seriously.  Even if you don't like the freedom and true control you have with this game, you can't deny how revolutionary this was.  It is an addictive game that can easily burn through the hours.  You got to very basically create your own character but you also got to create the game world you play in!  Yes, you got to build your own home and purchase goods and truly live your own life.  Nothing up till this point could ever match this game.

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« Reply #28 on: 2018-12-07 16:59:56 »


2000

The Sims
Deus Ex
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2
Spyro: Year of the Dragon
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Counterstrike
Driver 2
Paper Mario
Final Fantasy IX


My three picks are above.  I am another who is going to have to include the Sims.  It was such a game changing game (lol) and it transformed the gaming industry on what players could do with a character in terms of control and individuality.

Tony Hawk PS 2 was an amazingly addicting game that I spent way too much time playing.  It was probably the best "Pro Skater" series there was and with the inclusion of level making make it even better.

Spyro Year of the Dragon was such a perfect end to a great game series. It had so much variety and things to do and it was the best platformer of the year.
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« Reply #29 on: 2018-12-08 13:47:45 »

I am watching what you guys do.  This is very interesting to me. When I can contribute I will. :D
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