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View Poll Results: Top 10 Games of the Last Decade
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Gamecube) 15 9.68%
Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) 32 20.65%
Devil May Cry (PS2) 2 1.29%
Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) 2 1.29%
Half-Life 2 (PC/Xbox) 12 7.74%
Metroid Prime (Gamecube) 12 7.74%
Halo: Combat Evolved (Xbox) 10 6.45%
Resident Evil 4 (Multiple Platforms) 16 10.32%
Grand Theft Auto III (Multiple Platforms) 30 19.35%
World of Warcraft (PC) 9 5.81%
Other: Explain 15 9.68%
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

The last 10 years of gaming have shaked the gaming world with outstanding
releases and iconic new characters. But only a few can be called the "Top 10"


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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

"Only a few can be called the top ten", you say?

Not a bad list, but I'd have rather not seen Halo on there at all, or World of Warcraft as number one.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

How so?
Halo changed the industry dramatically.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

You may not like them but Halo and WoW are huge games of this decade. Has any other game done as well as WoW? Think of how many millions of people play it around the world even though it's subscription based.
Halo is hard to deny as well. It may not be the biggest seller ever but there's no denying the immense popularity it has.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

So you're saying that Halo did the most for first person shooters, and that it was a top ten game? I can see it on the list, because of how many people liked it, but only at nine or ten.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

I think Halo made FPS mainstream so yeah it was a huge contribution to the FPS industry. It sounds like you are bias because you hate the game. Ignore how you feel about it personally and look at the way it changed things.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

No, it's not just my hate of the game, I just didn't think it was anything special, even in terms of it's impact.

World of Warcraft just isn't really a 'number one' kind of game. It is simply good, like Double Dragon.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

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No, it's not just my hate of the game, I just didn't think it was anything special, even in terms of it's impact.
It doesn't matter what you think, it did have a huge impact. I agree it wasn't ground breaking or anything but that changes nothing.

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It's like you're completely ignoring the domination that is WoW. No other game can even come close to the amount of people playing and paying for the service. I don't even like WoW but I can accept that it's an undeniable top game of this decade. Name another game that did better?
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

most of the list was mediocre.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

the only issues i have is with re4 being at number 3 and devil may cry being on the list at all. i would argue that either fallout 3 or oblivion should be in the devil may cry slot. shadow of the collessus is an amazing choice.

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don't hate because top gear didn't make the list, every game on that list is fantastic

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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

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devil may cry being on the list at all.
I didn't watch the video so I missed this. I agree, what's so special about it? I can't think of anything that would make it best of anything.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

So, you can say Devil May Cry shouldn't have been on the list, but I can't say Halo shouldn't be on the list?
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

sure you can say that, i will say you are wrong and all that.

devil may cry is a good game, but lets face facts. it is a button masher. halo had a major impact on the video game industry. may fps mainstream, plus gave the xbox its legs to stand up on.

i would say that a game that is both innovative and successful would be a better selection for that list, oblivion/fallout 3 (you can mix and match those titles), guitar hero, the sims, would all be a better choice than dmc.

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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

I asked why Devil May Cry was on the list. After watching the video I can see their point but I don't agree with it.

You can say w/e you want about the list but Halo and WoW are two huge games that are obviously a big impact on gaming. I think to say otherwise you have to have some bias, like I have with DMC.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

i would also add that either wii fit or wii sports could appear in place dmc. they have had a much, much bigger impact in light of 1. innovation with motion control, 2. the audience they bring to the table.

i get that part of the reason behind dmc is also the volume of dmc clones that have been released which is good, because it stands as a marker to its legacy, but that legacy still falls well short of the top ten.

every other game on that list i can see on being on a top 100 of all time list, dmc doesn't make a top 100 list, so how can you possible have it on this top ten list.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

I can see the point about DMC making the list. It's not something I'm into so I can't accurately judge it's worthiness.
About the DMC clones, WoW has many more examples of that. Pretty much every MMO has copied it and some even advertise that way.
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

WoW didn't do anything that hasn't been done before.
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Yeah I guess it's so wildly popular because people are just stupid?
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

I don't think Halo belongs on this list.


Here's why:
Halo didn't really do anything for first person shooters. It just did something for consoles, but not really that much. Halo was a generic first person shooter, but one of the best you could find on a console at that time. But it did nothing PC games hadn't been doing for years. LAN parties were nothing new, co-op campaigns were nothing new, it had all been done before. I'll admit that Halo made it super mainstream, but so what? I don't think it affected gaming's progression much at all.
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Yeah I guess it's so wildly popular because people are just stupid?
You called them stupid, not I. I simply stated that WoW has accomplished nothing new in the field of MMORPGs.

Enjoying a game doesn't make someone stupid. Why would you think that way?
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I assume that's what you mean because you didn't give any real reasons.

WoW changed the MMO scene dramatically and made it accessable for millions of people who never played MMOs before. It blows Everquest and all the others out of the water. That being said I've never played or and I don't really like it.
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I've never played WOW, but being popular doesn't necessarily make something different or interesting. The Spice Girls sold more records than your favorite band. So think about that.
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But it's popular because of how good it is. It's very user friendly, it allows for solo or group play, has many options to pay for the service, constant updates both free and fee, highly involved devs and they advertise well. It's a well made game by a great company and they market towards the casual and hardcore gamer. It deserves the number 1 spot for sure. It may not be innovative for gameplay(although people would argue that) but it's innovative for gaming in general.
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WoW changed the MMO scene dramatically and made it accessable for millions of people who never played MMOs before.
People had difficulty accessing EverQuest and Ultima Online?
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Re: Gametrailers: Top 10 games of the decade.

I don't see why Devil May Cry doesn't deserve a place on this list, it created a brand new
genre that is still being imitated today in God of War, Ninja Gaiden, or Bayonetta.
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