Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator

You needed killin'

The A.V. Club presents its 15 best vidya-games of the decade.

It's a fine list, a solid list, a list with which I have little to no quarrel. Here's my top 20 (absolutely reflecting my own tastes, which explains the general lack of team shooters, racing games, Madden, platformers, Japanese RPGs, MMORPGs, and anything made by Microsoft):

1. Grand Theft Auto III, Rockstar, 2001
2. The Sims, EA Games, 2000
3. Rock Band, EA Games/MTV Games, 2007
4. BioShock, 2K Games, 2007
5. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision, 2007
6. Grand Theft Auto IV, Rockstar, 2008
7. Katamari Damacy, Namco, 2004
8. The Orange Box, Valve/EA Games, 2007
9. Fallout 3, Bethesda Softworks, 2008
10. Civilization III, Infogrames/Aspyr, 2001
11. Wii Sports, Nintendo, 2006
12. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Rockstar, 2004
13. Fight Night: Round 3, EA Sports, 2006
14. Left 4 Dead, Valve, 2008
15. Ninja Gaiden, Tecmo, 2004
16. FIFA 09, EA Sports, 2008
17. Shadow of the Colossus, Sony Entertainment, 2005
18. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Activision, 2001
19. Silent Hill 2, Konami, 2001
20. NBA 2K2, Sega, 2001

When will we ever get a truly great baseball sim? And has any studio/label/publisher put out as much consistently good work this decade than Rockstar Games?

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