The end of the decade is upon us and it's time to revisit the landscape of gaming that began in 2000 with the launching of the PlayStation 2 and is now ending in 2009 with three viable console platforms in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.
Over the next 25 days, GameZone will be bringing our readers the "Top 25 Games of the Decade." Considering how many games released in the past ten years, it was an exhausting process to narrow down our initial list of more than 200 games to the top 25.
Factors that played a large part for titles that made the cut included: initial impact, lasting impact, longevity, "standing the test of time", popularity, advancements in the genre, and much more. It wasn't easy picking and choosing between our favorite children, but we feel the games that made our list are representative of the decade that was
If there's one thing Half-Life 2 was able to convey better than any other first-person shooter it would be the perfect atmosphere alongside with the chilling mood it set.
The Havok physics engine provided a huge boost with its modifications that were packaged in with the Source Engine. This fact alone gave Half-Life 2 one of the more robust weapons in recent memory - aptly titled the gravity gun.