The Game Boy: My Favorite Games of the Decade, Part One

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majorsuave

My top ten games: (in no particular order).

 

Dark Age Of Camelot (sank so many hours there...)

GTA Vice City

Half-Life 2

Fallout 3

Mass Effect

Battlefield 1942

GTAIV

Portal

Dragon Age Origins 

Age of Empires 2 (while it was released late 1999, I played it mostly starting in 2000)

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DBsantos77

1. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion

2. The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind

3. HALO: Combat Evolved

4. Splinter Cell 1 & 3

5. The Orange Box (Is this like...+5?Lol)

6. Star Wars: KOTOR

7. GRID

8. GTA IV

9. Fallout 3

10. Left for Dead

I love Bethesda..:O

-Santos

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Ace of Spades

I thought it was Jet Set Radio? Anyways this was the 1st game my cousin got for his 1st gen Xbox. This game was the shit!

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DBsantos77

 I could've sworn that was Jet Set Radio too! I actually have that game still, my bros play it like no tomorrow still. Lots of fun.

-Santos

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mpcrsc562

Jet Grind Radio was the shizzle! Absolutely loved that game.

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DRAGONWEEZEL

There are many I'd mention that probably aren't in this decade.  (BRE, L.O.R.D.,C&C Renegade (Hey, did you play it?  it was cool for it's time), Descent, Counterstrike)

/end flashback

I'm getting older, when Counterstrike was on steam the other day for $5 I was like, hey let's d/l this and see what it's like now.  (I stopped playing sometime during Beta .7ish?  I don't remember, but it was roughly 1999ish...)

I was expecting new maps, and some kind of automated favorites for the buy menu.
What I found out was, de_Aztec and DE_dust were exactly the same, just lit and textured better, and that I now suck at counterstrike because there are so many people who didn't stop playing it 10 years ago like I did.

TF2

OMG how can "Orange box" not be there?  

Portal, HL2, TF2, Two2?

 

UT:

And though UT is "last decade"  Unreal Tournament II was for me, the awakening into what FPS gaming should be like.  It pulled me away from Quake.  I found it more fun in every aspect than Quake, yet I was alone. With UT2K4, it was a time before WoW.  Things were simpler then. No matter how many MMMM MONSTER kills I got on Faceing worlds... it didn't matter because soon, they would be mostly bots.

I still fire up UT3 now and then just to see if I can find a server w/ "REAL" people playing it.  I usually cap the board, then bail because no one CAN play it now.  In my opinion the WAR mode was hands down one of the most fun games I'd ever played. P.S.  It's the engine that runs many of the cool games we now play: Gears of War 2, Batma: Arkham Asylum, Bioshock 1 & 2,Mass Effect, Borderlands, and more.

WOW:

WoW stole too many years of my life, with NO rewards.  Except, there was this... strange attachment to a fictional character that was a benevolent extension of myself.  I accomplished a lot in game.  Did tons of PvP, yet I never really liked it, unless I was in a guild.When  I wasn't in a guild,  I was always just pulled by curiosity.  What happens next?  What's over there? I pulled in new content as fast as they made it, and then... (Hint: Dude, Where's my car: Drive through scene)

  I belonged to many guilds, but despite how much gold I funneled to their gold banks, they would always collapse. X-men, eX X-men (after a suit actually changed a guild name).   I played it to the exclusion of all other games, and nothing has been better for me since I quit.  Except I can't quit you.  My subscription, though expired for over a year now, still holds the remnants of my character, LS One on Rexxar, I logged off one day, and never logged back in.  Maybe the next expansion pack?  or maybe LS1 will die, all alone, a silent hero of Azeroth, with only a ton of screen-shots to be remembered by?

Left 4 Dead:

I resisted this one for as long as I could.  Bought it for a lan-party, and was actually a little grossed out.  Three weeks later L4D2 came out and I now routinely get nightmares of zombies.  Smokers behind cars, boomers around corners.  

For some sick reason, I LIKE IT! 

But I'm not allowed to play it w/ my 7.1 surround sound because it grosses out my wife! Now if Pugs could just learn to stick together, and only move as fast as the slowest person on the team (P.S. not me)

Batman, AA:

Why didn't I buy into this game before?  I should have spent the extra $ to get it sooner.  This game is so much fun! I just started playing it because Steam had the whole Eidios pack for like $49 or something.  WOOT!  Fun challenges, riddles, and more!  I just hope the end let's me drive the bat-mobile.  (please don't spoil).

TF2:

And it comes full circle though.  I can't get away from TF2.  Why?  Idk, maybe it's the pleasure of sniping when not being stabbed by a spy.  Maybe it's coming home from a long hard day at work and burning people.  (nothing tastes better than roasted medic w/ a side of Heavy)  Maybe it's the MPC/PCG experience?  Maybe it's because they keep improving it. The recent Soldier vs. Demo war was SO fun.  Special Halloween maps, and tons of mini events make the value of this game through the roof.  My only request....can we get it on a new engine?

Either way, it's become to me "old faithful" where I go when I'm not in the mood to play other games, let's face it, there's just no dominating a player in Batman, and if everyone doesn't use a mike in L4D well...

Game Over

 

 

 

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ThunderBolt

Unreal Tournament
Unreal Tournament 2004
Half-Life 2 + episodes
Doom 3
Return to Castle Wolfenstein
Company of Heroes
Supreme Commander
Battlefield 2
Call of Duty 4
Dragon Age Origins
Oblivion
Fallout 3
Far Cry 2
Tower Defense TD Pro
Need For Speed Most Wanted
GRID
DiRT 2
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Day of Defeat
Command & Conquer Generals
FEAR
Brothers in Arms
Warcraft 3
Diablo 2 + Lord of Destruction
... I know I missed some.

Games I have refused to play:
World of Warcraft - pay2play?  f*** outta here
Modern Warfare 2 - no dedicated server, VAC over PB, no mod support, match-making, steam.  no thanks

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tomastaz

Do realize that PB does not support 64 bit OS

 

 

 

All your base are belong to us!

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Trooper_One

Don't forget the first Call of Duty - that game blew me out of my chair literally!

 Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory MP was lots of fun too!

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nmanguy

For part 2, please remember that Deus Ex came out in 2000 :)

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sirphunkee

Does anybody know which Peggle board that is in the screenshot above?  I thought I'd played them all (hundreds of times), but that one doesn't look familiar...in fact, the whole layout (borders, colors, etc) looks a little odd...

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Peanut Fox

That's from the WOW version of Peggle

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DoctorX

Mine was Diablo2.  It came out in 2000 and i STILL play it.   Very few games have been that endearing.... except maybe Torchlight... but that is Diablo2.5.

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DBsantos77

 Haha, Love 'ol RavenHolm, I did scream through that level. First time I played HL2 and first time I was scared to ****! Lmao

-Santos

Teh Rig:

AMD Phenom II X4 720 (Unlocked to 965 Black Ed. @ 3.6 Ghz 1.47v.)
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HIS HD5850 @ 1 Ghz/1.2 Ghz!!! 1.25v

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