These are the ten best games of the decade, dammit

We grew tired of seeing others post their top games of the decade. So here's VentureBeat's votes for the ten best. Take the reader poll and vote for your own favorite.

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FiftyFourPointTwo4223d ago

I stopped reading when I saw Halo above Uncharted 2.

OmarJA-N4G4223d ago


Tr10wn4222d ago

Halo 1>Halo 2>Uncharted 2>Halo 3 sorry but is the truth

-Alpha4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

I know UC2 fans are going to flip out after seeing Halo over Uncharted 2, but I don't mind calling Halo CE the best game of the decade (though I would award the PC version the honor) considering how solid the game was and how much it affected the rest of the upcoming decade. Would call it the best of the decade personally? Not sure-- ten years is a lot of time for competition to grow and adapt and the feat of coming out early in the decade and staying relatively high is amazing enough.

I completely disagree with putting MW2 up there. CoD4 was a breath of fresh air and was actually fairly competitive, and though MW2 is great fun it isn't as well tuned as CoD4 was (hacks, glitches, AR's dominating EVERYTHING, etc)

Though Wii Sports sold a ton I don't include it as one of the pinnacles of the decade either. I know it's your personal list, so that makes me want to blog my own list.

Where is Shadow of the Colossus? Grand Theft Auto? Why is #4 an honorable mention but not any of the one's from last gen?

The BS Police4223d ago

Alot of terrible choices on this list but Halo 1 took it's rightfull spot.

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Skip_Bayless4223d ago

Just vote for Uncharted 2. Come on N4G lets do our work. We must erase all non-believers.

pansenbaer4223d ago

"So here’s my favorite games of the past 10 years and my reasons for liking them so much."

It doesn't really look like its in a particular order (yes I see 1-10) But most people that do a 'best 10 games' list, if they are ordering them, go from 10 to 1. Just an observation.

Stinger_2094223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

woah woah hold the phone where's gta 3 or san anderas those were 100 times than gta 4.
Mw2, wii sport shouldn't be there mgs4 and killzone 2 should. Article fail= author retard

MVGeneral4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

Im a fan of Uc2 but this list is bad really really bad

where is:
Any Metal Gear Solid Games
Fallout 3
Mario Galaxy
Resident evil 4
Gran turismo
Grand theft auto
Cmon games that changed genres and took risks not rehashes.

Mw2 is a rehash
Halo is deserved on that list but not #1.
Wii sports ahahahahaha

Bury this immediately

Jaces4223d ago

"I am a believer in the cult of Master Chief."

I couldn't take the list seriously after reading that bit.

ico924223d ago

MGS 4 ? mario galaxy ? metroid prime ? san andreas ?

Anorexorcist4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

No MGS4 or Grand Theft Auto III

MGS4 was such an amazing conclusion to such an iconic game character and gaming franchise that has been around longer than the franchises linked to all of the 10 ten picks. It's omission is seriously F'ed up! The author is very short-sighted.

I would certainly argue that Grand Theft Auto III had, AT THE VERY LEAST, just as much of an impact on the industry as Halo did.

The list continues to fail with the inclusion of Wii Sports at #8

"This game (Wii Sports) is one of the most important in the history of games because it showed off what the Wii could do."

Well Killzone 2 showed off what the PS3 could do. Why wasn't that included as well?

The author is all over the place with this list, and for the most part he is in all the wrong places. Mission: Failed!

haqshot4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

1. World of Warcraft
2. Half-Life 2
3. Counter-Strike
4. Halo series
5. Call of Duty series
6. The Sims series
7. Guitar Hero series
8. Grand Theft Auto series
9. Super Mario Galaxy
10. Uncharted 2 or God of War series

By the way, I hate Halo. Absolutely can't stand it. People complain about Wii being casual, but if Wii is the casual console then Halo was the casual FPS. That game takes no skill. It's only on this list because I can't deny its impact in bringing tons of crybaby 10 year olds to console online multiplayer.

#1 and #2 on this list are completely non-negotiable. World of Warcraft IS the game of the decade, and no game has had a bigger impact this decade on the popular FPS genre than Half-Life 2.

ReservoirDog3164223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

I think it's somewhat possible that this guy likes FPS games...

jadenkorri4223d ago

also written by a 10 year old... I'm serious, why you ask, "SIMS", let alone his honorable list, in it Final Fantasy VII, that was released in 1997 NA, let alone WTF is "". If even updated it and didn't even correct the bees thing.

vhero4222d ago

As much as I hate Halo for literally "milking" the market the first game deserves the praise and deserves to be one of the games of the decade definitely. Modern Warfare 2 should definitely NOT be on that list maybe the first one should but not the sequel as its basically the same game with additions. Obviously though a 360/shooter fan wrote the article so whatever.

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KiRBY30004222d ago

when there is absolutely not a single PS2 game in the list. nice job failing. this list is nothing but a bunch of popular franchises.

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Myst4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

Ah that's rude of me, anyway at least U2 made it and Halo. I don't know about two call of Duties needing to be put on a list though was their that much of a change from each one? Not really a fan so I can't really say as to what it has done.

Also I'd say some of the honorable mentions should be up there on the top ten, but that's just me. To each their own I suppose.

whothedog4223d ago (Edited 4223d ago )

OMG what a horrible horrible list, all games from this gen pretty much too, I don't think so. Guitar Hero? Two Call of Duty's? I mean they might be good but sh*t. This is the worst list of lists I seen so far.

Wii Sports over SOTC, KOTOR?!

Nac4223d ago

I too was wondering where KotOR was!!

shutupandplay4223d ago

Anybody see the "honorable mentions?" Those are WAAAAAAY better than the winners.

Chitown712914223d ago

1). LittleBigPlanet
2). Shadow of Colussus
3). Halo 1
4). Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
5). Metal Gear Solid 4
6). Half Life 2
7). God of War
8). The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
9). Uncharted 2
10). Call of Duty: Modern Warfare