Koku Gamer writes: "As 2009 comes to a close and 2010 is just days away, I decided to look back on the last decade (2000-2009). It was through this period of reflection that I realize that this is the decade when I really defined myself as a gamer. Sure, I played video games before then, but these last ten years are when I became a hardcore gamer that saw video gaming as more than a hobby. Thus, I'd just like to take this article to talk about the ten games that got me to this point. These aren't the games I think are the best created (although I'm sure some of them are among that elite group); these are just my personal favorite games that came out in the first decade of the 21st century."