With the decade wrapping up, it's inevitable that our minds start to turn to how the past 10 years went. That means thinking about which games were the best, most influential and had the deepest personal impact on us.
I haven't really had a chance to properly sift through my recollections and memories of 10 years' worth of gaming to come to any final conclusion, but I did jump into review-tracking sites Game Rankings and Meta Critic to see what the aggregators said.
While some of the highest reviewed games seem about right for the years, some are just, well, bizarre. Here look for yourself. I created both of these lists searching for highest review scores for the year using the default settings on both sites.
Game Rankings 2000: Metal Gear Solid for the Game Boy Color 2001: Halo: Combat Evolved for the Xbox 2002: Metroid Prime for the GameCube 2003: Grand Theft Auto Double Pack for the Playstation 2 2004: Half-Life 2 for the PC 2005: Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube 2006: Out of the Park Baseball 2007 for the PC (zelda twilight) 2007: Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV for the Playstation 3 2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for the Playstation 3
Metacritic 2000: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 for the Playstation 2001: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the Playstation 2 2002: Metroid Prime for the GameCube 2003: Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker for the GameCube 2004: Half-Life 2 for the PC 2005: Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube 2006: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess for the GameCube 2007: Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii 2008: Grand Theft Auto IV for the Xbox 360 2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves for the Playstation 3
Obviously not the best way to choose a winner, and it certainly doesn't take into account, or at least properly way, impact and innovation.
Which games do you think should make the list of top 10 of the decade? If you're on Twitter hop on over there and post your own picks using #gamesofthedecade to help trend the topic.