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EWB's favourite games of the 2000's - Voting Thread

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Darnez FC 2017    272

Better late than never!

I think it's time to find out what games from the noughties (that sounds weird) are the favourites of EWB. Any game released from January 1st 2000 to December 31st 2009 are eligible.

Voting instructions shamelessly stolen from my 90's voting thread:

Voting instructions and other tidbits:
- Vote for 15 games. Less is fine. More is not.
- Your number 1 vote will receive 15 points, number 2 will receive 14 points, and so on until number 15 which will receive 1 point. Vote accordingly.
- Your voting criteria is completely up to you - as long as the game was released within the determined time period.
- Put the game name (full name please, no abbreviations) first and then in brackets put the console it was released for. If the game was released for multiple consoles put down the console you played it on.

And now, my list:
 

1. Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords (Xbox)

2. Banjo-Tooie (Nintendo 64)

3. Pokemon Gold/Silver (Gameboy)

4. Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360)

5. Jade Empire (Xbox)

6. Star Wars - Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

7. Mass Effect (Xbox 360)

8. Soul Calibur 2 (Xbox)

9. Halo 3 (Xbox 360)

10. WWE Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain (PS2)

11. Super Smash Bros Brawl (Wii)

12. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Gamecube)

13. WWF No Mercy (Nintendo 64)

14. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (Xbox)

15. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)

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Troy    2,338

1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
3. Grand Theft Auto IV (XB360)
4. Fallout 3 (XB360)
5. Pokemon Emerald (GBA)
6. WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain (PS2)
7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
8. Left 4 Dead (XB360)
9. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS2)
10. Gears of War 2 (XB360)
11. Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2)
12. Halo 3 (XB360)
13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (XB360)
14. WWF No Mercy (N64)
15. Tony Hawks Underground 2 (PS2)

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OctoberRavenO    3,771

1. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GCN) - Absolute classic that, had it been marketed properly, wouldn't be quantified with "cult" status. Groundbreaking mechanics (and not just the sanity effects which by themselves were phenomenal), fascinating lore and storyline, and memorable characters (even for having little screentime Xel'lotath remains one of my favorite villains of all time). Pretty much THE reason I got a GameCube was for this game. And the only reason I still have one.

2. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2)- 500 edit slots, endless possibilities, and the best match simulation of any video game ever.

3. City of Heroes (PC)- One of the most open character creators of all time, a lovingly crafted world, absolutely fun to play and the Virtue server was hands down one of the greatest online communities I've ever been in. Absolute masterpiece that was killed off far before it's time.

4. Persona 4 (PS2)- It was hard to decide which I liked better, this, 2, or 3. In the end I chose the one with my favorite storyline, and favorite character (Naoto Shirogane).

5 Total Extreme Warfare 2005 (PC)- Only because TEW10 doesn't count. Still a better overall experience than EWR was.

6. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)- Best story of an MGS game and second best play experience behind 5.

7. Vampire: The Masquerade: Bloodlines (PC)- Probably the most obscure game on my list. Amazing storyline, wonderfully sculpted characters and atmosphere, and warts and all, one of the best first-person RPGs ever created. If only Activision didn't treat this as a cash grab. It's a shorter, but more fulfilling, experience than more recent games (such as the Bethesda RPGs) and that's why it's this high up on this list.

8. Battletech: Firestorm (Arcade)- First time I went to Dave and Busters in Miami, I saw this and was in awe. Then I played it and was in more awe. I WAS PILOTING A MOTHERFUCKING MECH IN A MOTHERFUCKING COCKPIT. I was legit sad when they removed the pods and to this day while i still occasionally go to D&B (the food's good) the magic kind of died for me when I saw the empty space where the game used to be.

9. Ogre Battle 64: Knights of Lordly Caliibur (N64)- The last great N64 game. Never beat it, but I fully intend to one day.

10. Fallout 3 (PS3)- Only because New Vegas was too late. Still a great experience.

11. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)- While the later games were all better, this was just too much fun not to include on this list. I loved every bit of it. Yes, even the final stage.

12. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (PS3)- I play fighting games for the story. And few have a richer story than BlazBlue.

13. Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS2)- My favorite of the GTA series. Probably because of my Miami bias, tbf.

14. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (PC)- KOTOR2 had better gameplay but this had a better story (the plot twist making less than zero sense aside) and pacing. Lightsabers should never be strength based though. Just saying.

15. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GBC)- The best Pokemon game. Shame emulation cannot replicate the IR feature of the GBC.

Honorable Mentions: Guilty Gear XX (PS2), UFC Undisputed (PS3), Animal Crossing (GCN), Police 911 (Arcade), You Don't Know Jack (Flash Reboot) (PC), EWR 4.2 (PC)

Edited by OctoberRavenO

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Bobfoc    3,311

I'll have a think about this and put something together later. It's nice to see a voting thread I feel knowledgeable enough about to vote in.

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Naitch    1,482

1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (360)

2. Sly 2: Band of Thieves (PS2)

3. Pokemon Gold (GBC)

4. GTA: San Andreas (PS2)

5. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 (360)

6. Pro Evolution Soccer 2006 (PS2)

7. Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (PS2)

8. Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)

9. The Godfather (PS2)

10. Civilization IV (PC)

11. Uncharted (PS3)

12. GTA IV (PS3)

13. Halo 3 (360)

14. Fight Night Round 3 (360)

15. Call of Duty 2: Big Red One (PS2)

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GoGo Yubari    26,403

only allowing one installment per series. Apologies to like three other GTA games.

1. Super Smash Bros. Melee (Gamecube)

2. GTA: San Andreas (PS2)

3. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GameBoy)

4. Rock Band 2 (XBox 360)

5. Gitaroo Man (PS2)

6. City of Heroes (PC)

7. Mario Kart DS (Nintendo DS)

8. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice For All (Nintendo DS)

9. Guitar Hero 2 (PS2)

10. Dragon Age: Origins (XBox 360)

11. Fallout 3 (XBox 360)

12. WWF No Mercy (N64)

13. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBox)

14. Katamari Damacy (PS2)

15. Final Fantasy IX (PSX)

honorable mentions: Osu! Tatakae! Ouendan, Mass Effect, Saints Row 2

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Slogger    483

1. NASCAR Racing 2003 Season (PC)
2. Pokemon Gold/Silver (GBA)
3. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360)
4. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Xbox 360)
5. NCAA Football 2006 (PS2)
6. Rainbow Six: Vegas (Xbox 360)
7. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360)
8. Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain (PS2)
9. Smackdown vs Raw 2007 (Xbox 360)
10. EWR 4.2 (PC)
11. Mass Effect (Xbox 360)
12. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
13. NFL Street 2 (PS2)
14. Need for Speed: Underground 2 (PS2)
15. Gears of War (Xbox 360)

Top 7 or so is heavily influenced by the amount of hours I put into each game, Also interesting how many 360 games show up before my switch to the PS3 in '11.

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TheWho87    1,504

I limited to one game per series to give chance to other titles

1. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2)
3. Perfect Dark (N64)
4. Resident Evil 4 (GC/PS2)
5. Hitman: Blood Money (PS2)
6. Pokemon HeartGold / SoulSilver (DS)
7. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS)
8. Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) - Although my experience was on the 3DS HD version.
9. Burnout Revenge (PS2)
10. TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (PS2)
11. The Orange Box (PC)
12. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem (GC)
13. Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)
14. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition Remix (PS2)
15. Black (PS2)

 

I would include a Guitar Hero/Rockband game but they all tend to blur into one.

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Tyrone    1,620

1. Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS2)
2. Batman Arkham Asylum (360)
3. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2)
4. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
5. Marvel Ultimate Alliance (360)
6. NBA Street Vol. 1 (PS2)
7. Scarface: The World is Yours (PS2)
8. Left 4 Dead (360)
9. WWE Day of Reckoning 2 (Gamecube)
10. Conker's Bad Fur Day (N64)
11. The Simpsons: Hit & Run (PS2)
12. Def Jam: Fight for NY (Gamecube)
13. Banjo-Tooie (N64)
14. Viewtiful Joe (Gamecube)
15. Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 (PS2)

Edited by Tyrone
Redoing list

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OctoberRavenO    3,771

Edited mine to do the "one per franchise" thing too. I consider EWR and TEW seperate franchises, though.

EDIT- HOW THE FUCK DID I FORGET CITY OF HEROES

Edited by OctoberRavenO

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Ruki    3,349

Yay! I am glad I'm not the only person who voted for something in the Persona series. 

 

1. Persona 4

2. Persona 3

3. Final Fantasy IX

4. Metal Gear Solid 3

5. GTA: San Andreas

6. Fallout 3

7.Elder Scrolls: Oblivion

8. Final Fantasy X

9. Mass Effect

10. Civilization IV

11. Hitman: Blood Money

12. Dragon Age: Origins

13. Super Smash Bros. Melee

14. Portal

15. GTA4

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RPS    11,123

 

  1. The Sims 2
  2. Half Life 2
  3. Grand Theft Auto III 
  4. Left 4 Dead 2
  5. Super Mario Galaxy 
  6. Fallout 3
  7. Timesplitters 2
  8. Perfect Dark
  9. Little Big Planet
  10. Conker's Bad Fur Day
  11. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  12. Team Fortress 2
  13. SSX
  14. Pikmin 
  15. Civilization IV
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Bobfoc    3,311

1. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

2. Rock Band 2

3. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

4. Batman: Arkham Asylum

5. Portal

6. Shadow of the Colossus

7. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

8. Civilization IV

9. Bioshock

10. XIII

11. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

12. Super Mario Galaxy

13. Condemned: Criminal Origins

14. WWF Smackdown 2: Know Your Role

15. Silent Hill 2

 

I've probably forgotten something obvious. Consider this a placeholder list until I come to my senses.  

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GoGo Yubari    26,403
1 hour ago, OctoberRavenO said:

Edited mine to do the "one per franchise" thing too. I consider EWR and TEW seperate franchises, though.

EDIT- HOW THE FUCK DID I FORGET CITY OF HEROES

It was the last thing on my list I thought of too, even though I definitely poured more hours into it than anything else on there. I think even though MMOs are video games, my mind doesn't really classify them with non-MMOs at all.

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OctoberRavenO    3,771
19 minutes ago, GoGo Yubari said:

It was the last thing on my list I thought of too, even though I definitely poured more hours into it than anything else on there. I think even though MMOs are video games, my mind doesn't really classify them with non-MMOs at all.

Yeah, that may have been my thing too, though CoH was the only MMORPG I spent any significant time playing (Tried WoW. Didn't like.)

Also fuck NCSoft for using Statesman as the mascot of their MOBA. As if I needed another reason to hate them. NEVER FORGIVE (#ForeverVirtue)

Edited by OctoberRavenO

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GoGo Yubari    26,403

god, yeah, that pissed me off. How tone-deaf.

I tried WoW as well and it didn't work for me. TOR did for a year or so, but mostly as a single-player experience.

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arwrestling    227

1. WWF SmackDown!: Know Your Role

2. The Sims

3. Civilization IV

4. Twisted Metal Black

5. Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance

6. WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes The Pain

7. Def Jam Vendetta

8. Final Fantasy X-II

9. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

10. Batman: Arkham Asylum

11. Mortal Kombat: Deception

12. Guitar Hero II

13. Final Fantasy IX

14. Hot Shots 3

15. Tomb Raider Chronicles

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OctoberRavenO    3,771
2 hours ago, GoGo Yubari said:

god, yeah, that pissed me off. How tone-deaf.

The only way it could have been worse if they used people like Ghost Widow or Positron, given the devs whose avatars were pretty much kept things going after Statesman's dev left and were among those fired for the holidays. ...Which they probably have in the game, but I don't play MOBAs and won't play an NCSoft one.

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Rocky    1,790
  1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Xbox)
  2. Killing Floor (PC
  3. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
  4. Sims 2 (PC)
  5. Grand Theft Auto Vice City (PS2)
  6. Grand Theft Auto III (PS2)
  7. WWF No Mercy (N64)
  8. Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (PS3)
  9. LMA MAnager 2005 (PS2)
  10. Football Manager 2008 (PC)
  11. NFL2K5 (Xbox)
  12. Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth (PS2)
  13. RAW 2 (Xbox)
  14. Shenmue II (Xbox)
  15. Need for Speed Underground 2 (PS2)
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Fudge    457

1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2)
2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (360)
3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)
4. Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain (PS2)
5. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2)
6. Scarface: The World Is Yours (PS2)
7. Bully (PS2)
8. Smackdown vs RAW 2007 (PS2)
9. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360)
10. The Simpsons: Hit and Run (PS2)
11. Grand Theft Auto IV (360)
12. Championship Manager 01/02 (PC)
13. Assassin’s Creed II (360)
14. EWR 4.2 (PC)
15. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (PS2)

 

14 hours ago, Bobfoc said:

 

6. Red Dead Redemption

 

RDR was released May 2010.

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Jasonmufc    4,812
  1. MGS3: Snake Eater (The first game that genuinely made me feel depressed the game was done.)
  2. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (The first great Star Wars game of the 00s, KOTOR2 had a better story but its flaws hard to look past)
  3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (The finest open world game made, it blew my mind that such a huge world could exist in a game, and I loved every second of it.)
  4. Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain (First wrestling game I ever got, played it to bits and I still boot it up from time to time.)
  5. Def Jam: Fight for New York (For me, the best fighting game on PS2 bar none. Back when the Hip Hop hype was real, teen me loved this game, same with HCTP I play this game still from time to time.)
  6. NBA Street V3 (Never played V2 which people love, so this to me is the best 'street' title made, with NFL Street second.)
  7. Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix (The ultimate street racing game, period. The car selection is huge, the customization is extremely deep.)
  8. Forza 3 (Loved this game, really nurtured my love for racing game more than GT3 did years prior.)
  9. Gran Turismo 3 (First real racing game I sunk my teeth into. That Trueno was the best starter car ever!, loved tuning a car to go 300kmh on the test circuit!)
  10. Skate 2 (Since Skate 3 is a few months too young, Skate 2 is on this. And arguably this game was better than 3, too. Finest skating game ever made.
  11. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (The best spy game ever. Sure, I picked MGS3 but that game is too batshit insane to really fall into the spy game. Chaos Theory took everything that was great of the Splinter Cell series, and made it better. Added a great storyline with great voice acting, and is still the best Splinter Cell game made.)
  12. SSX: On Tour (First/Only SSX game I played, love every bit of it. Just so good!
  13. Fallout 3 (Fallout was back, and it was epic! Doesn't hold up as well as some games, but it's a landmark revival of a landmark franchise!)
  14. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (Skate 2 is the best skating game ever made, THPS3 put skating (both games and real life) on the map. First THPS I played, and it was the best possible start!)
  15. Assassins Creed 2 (Improved upon a lacklustre first game by adding a gorgeous world, great gameplay, and a legendary main character!)

Honourable mention: Mass Effect 2 (27 days too young!), GTA3 (First great open world game), Guitar Hero 3 (Best rhythm game), and more.

* Will probably revive the order of the games when I got more time.

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Azazel    1,350

1. Skies of Arcadia (Dreamcast) - Still my favorite game ever
2. Pokemon Fire Red/Leaf Green (GBA)
3. Warcraft III (PC)
4. Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn (Wii)
5. Ogre Battle 64 (N64)
6. Suikoden III (PS2)
7. Time Spillters: Future Perfect (Xbox)
8. Diablo II (PC)
9. Valkyria Chronicles (PS3)
10. Dead Rising (Xbox 360)
11. Gears of War 2 (Xbox 360)
12. Disgaea 2 (PS2)
13. Final Fantasy X (PS2)
14. Soul Calibur (Dreamcast)
15. Smackdown Here Comes The Pain (PS2)

Can I count Ogre Battle 64?  It was released in Japan in 1999 but in North America in 2000. 

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OctoberRavenO    3,771
5 hours ago, Azazel said:

 

Can I count Ogre Battle 64?  It was released in Japan in 1999 but in North America in 2000. 

I too would like a ruling on this @Darnez FC 2017

Edited by OctoberRavenO

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Darnez FC 2017    272
6 hours ago, Azazel said:

Can I count Ogre Battle 64?  It was released in Japan in 1999 but in North America in 2000. 

This is fine :)

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