IGN's Top 10 Videogames of 2002.
kingdom hearts... good times, good times...
This list wasn't as good as the 2001 one from yesterday, if only because of the lack of Jet Set Radio Future!!! Oh, and MORROWIND. This list is blasphemy without the best game in the Elder Scrolls series.
Metroid Prime. Serious gaming gold. I love when developers take big risks like that, even though they usually don't end well, Metroid Prime is simply one of the best games I've played. Loved the tight controls, amazing graphics, spectacular music, and overall a damned good game. You can't forgot the awesome title screen too...
Wow, just looking at games from 10 years ago, it amazes me the HUGE leap in the technical aspect. Imagine another 10 years from now.
This list also lacks ICO.
@Rock Bottom, ICO was on the 2001 list
What?! If I remember correctly, only the Japanese version came out in 2001, cause I remember playing the Japanese version, but never got to read any English reviews until 2002... Just checked, na version was in 2001. :(
Kingdom Hearts FTW! Now, Nomura, all you have to this gen is make a next-gen console KH game and fans will be happy.
Good times with Battlefield 1942 here.. at the 15 fps my computer could run it at.
Was the first game I bought for my PS2. At first I thought FF + Disney would never work, then I played the game on a friends PS2. The next day I bought a PS2 and Kingdom Hearts. Best RPG last gen imho. Edit: Best RPG last gen with the exception of Kingdom Hearts 2. The sequel surpassed the first in every way. @MJ: I'm playing the game right now. The reaction command system is hard to master. And some of the reaction commands for some of the enemies aren't very effective so you have to pick and chose when the reaction command is most effective. I think it put a little more strategy and new elements into the game. Some of the boss battles in KH2 just wouldn't have been that epic without the reaction command.
Yeah It kinda did but Kingdom Hearts 1 had more platforming elements from what I remember and Kingdom Hearts 2 combat changed to triangle happy button masher - which was a let down and felt more linear than KH1, imo. You are right in some way but it felt gimmicky as its only on certain enemies and different animation, to be honest I haven't touched KH2 for 2+ years so this is only based on memory.
It's called Dark Cloud 2 and that's my personal favorite RPG
agreed dude! push triangle button mash in the KH2 killed it for me! I finished KH around 4 times but never once finished KH2 although my PS2 stopped reading disc at the time also contributed to this but I've never been bothered! I prefer combat system like the 1st but with some new moves but no, they went with GoW-style finishing moves which is highly unnecessary IMO! in the 1st KH, I felt so satisfied when finishing a battle but the 2nd? not so much. I might give KH2 another try though but if and only if KH3 is coming!
Same thing :) MY favorite game still to date.
im pretty sure NOMURA will announce KH3 E3
but chances are he isn't going to do that. Chances are he's going to talk more about Final Fantasy Versus XIII at this years E3.
Versus is more likely to get attention this year since it has been in development for years and XIII has been released then.
FFX wasnt on 2000, 2001, i tought it would be on 2002 list. But no. Come on, not even on the top 10? Anyway i miss KH :( one of my favorite games of all time. We need a KH3.
Yeah, I thought it may be in the 2002 list since it also came out in 2002 in some parts of the world, and since it was no where to be found on the 2001 list. But... no. Are you kidding me IGN? No FFX? It's easily my favorite game of all time, I can't believe it didn't make the top 10. No game had ever really gotten me into the story and feel so attached to the characters. Plus, the graphics and CGI were amazing for that time, and the gameplay was phenomenal. Hell, the CGI for FFX can easily compare to the graphics of some of the best games of today, it just looked amazing.
No game, period, has ever made me feel involved in the story or made me feel attached to the characters in any way. Movies and TV, yes. Games, no. I believe part of the problem with games as a story telling medium is that the story gets drawn out too long, due to gameplay, to keep most peoples attention long enough to tell it effectively. Gameplay takes focus away from the story and puts it on how to get to the next part of the story. Ironic.
Only game to make me cry :)
Metroid Prime was my 1st (and so far last) metroid game but i was blown away Splinter Cell and Battlefield 1942 FTW and a sprinkle of Vice City (major understatement) for extra FRESHHH!
...you played Splinter cell on PC. Since I doubt you had an Xbox and it looked absolutely awful on PS2, the least powerful and most failure prone console of last generation. Luckily it had the games though. Otherwise it would have been a total failure like the PS3. At least the PS3 is somewhat reliable hardware wise anyway. EDIT: Not sure what my intention was with this post. Perhaps I just had to poke the bear. Pun intended!
Well NOMURA said he is working on a new titles same series, every body wants FF7 REMAKE, i do but i rather have my KH3. AND yea why isnt FF10 up there?
Nomura already confirmed in an interview that FFVII remake isn't happening. So I am almost %100 positive that it's KH3
I played the ps2, xbox, and PC version. But the xbox version was my favorite because of the custom music, pretty graphics and no QWERTY. See Droids you were the first ones on beta testing games in video game history. We Bots are second :3
A bit disappointed they didn't give nº1 to metroid prime, I thought it was a given. Good list otherwise, I'm particularly happy about Eternal Darkness being there.
oops, i'm dumb. Nevermind...
Kingdom Hearts is way too high. Annoying camera, terrible controls, stupid story, etc. No where near the top ten.
WHERE IS MAFIA????!?!!?! the pc version of mafia is one of the best games i've ever played
Hoping Dark Cloud 2 is on for 2003
Some good stuff there.
Eternal Darkness was an excellent game. Its a diamond in the rough. A lot of people don't know about the game. It is one of the best games last gen. Vice City, Ratchet & Clank, and Metroid Prime are other stand outs...love those games.
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