Best of the Last Decade [2000 - 2010]: Action-Adventure (Round 1)

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Best Action Adventure Game of the Last Decade

Poll closed Jan 13, 2013.
  1. The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask [2000] [Action-Adventure] [N64]

    26.3%
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess [2006] [Action-Adventure] [NGC]

    15.8%
  3. The Legend of Zelda: Windwaker [2003] [Action-Adventure] [NGC]

    42.1%
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons/Ages [2001] [Action-Adventure] [GBC]

    21.1%
  5. Metal Gear Solid 2 [2002/2003] [Action-Adventure] [PS2]

    10.5%
  6. Metal Gear Solid 3 [2004] [Action-Adventure] [PS2]

    47.4%
  7. Beyond Good and Evil [2003] [Action-Adventure] [MPFM]

    10.5%
  8. Splinter Cell [2003] [Action-Adventure] [MPFM]

    5.3%
  9. Assassin's Creed II [2009] [Action-Adventure] [MPFM]

    26.3%
  10. Red Dead Redemption [2010] [Action-Adventure] [MPFM]

    21.1%
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  1. Sterling
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    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Hello GBAtempers, welcome to Sterling's rendition of: Best of the Last Decade. I'll be your host so come on in. Today we have some major contenders for the top title in the Action adventure slot. Since the new polling system only allows 10 options, we'll be doing this in rounds. The top 3 will be sent to the final round, then the top 3 of the next round, and so on and so forth. If you'd like to suggest more contenders, visit this topic and make your choice known! When we get more choices we'll continue each session in more rounds. Please only vote for games you have played.

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  2. emigre

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    True facts Bruv.
     
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    I've never played a MGS game. That's probably the reason I didn't vote for them.
     
  4. emigre

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    Being serious, wouldn't sticking to one entry per IP be a better idea? Otherwise there's potential oversaturation of a particular IP like with LoZ in this list.
     
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    Only a single LoZ Title will be able to progress. Well two since I'll differentiate between 2D and 3D. If necessary I'll do a tie breaker.
     
  6. Gahars

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    Right, but it's still blocking other, potentially worthy games from making the list in the first place.

    Also, this list seems to be way too broad. I mean, having Splinter Cell and MGS sharing a list with the Legend of Zelda? And Red Dead Redemption? I know that genres can be somewhat malleable things, and difficult to pinpoint exactly, but it can be narrowed down more than this.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

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    Well can't wait for Wind Wanker to win.

    Gonna vote for MGS3 though since it's the best game on the list.
     
  8. Flame

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    Red dead never got released on the PC, because of that if i could i would deVote red dead.

    but im going to vote for twilight princess.
     
  9. Master Mo

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    I would love to see BG&E win, because it is that good but I think Wind Waker is over all the best of those games.
     
  10. Flame

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    you know what ill vote for anything expect red dead....
     
  11. Qtis

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    Does that make a game bad? It's not like everything has to be on the PC. Give the consoles some slack :I
     
  12. Foxi4

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    Why so many LoZ games? I can think of a whole lot of Action Adventure games outside of the ones mentioned that I like a whole lot (suggestions below).
    It would also be much better if we voted on an IP basis rather than on particular games to avoid the domination of "game-spamming" IP's, making chances of each IP in the poll relatively even.

    Out of the ones mentioned, I voted Metal Gear Solid 1+2, but as I said, the list is quite incomplete.
     
  13. siliconmessiah

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    I am not surprised that Wind Waker competes with MGS 3 here.

    My vote goes to MSG 3, mostly because I haven´t really played Wind Waker (bought it two years ago, but I forgot about it and it just got laying there). I hope to play through it next year.

    Wind Waker got a lot of critizism when it was released, but it really has been shown love during the later years. I have always thought it´s been looking amazingly fun to play!
     
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    I'm surprised no one insisted on Shadow of the Colossus.

    Also DMC3, Vanquish, and MadWorld.
     
  15. DS1

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    Yes!
    Going by this list, it's MGS3 by far, Beyond Good and Evil had a few boring/glitchy bits (the 'stealth' parts?), despite otherwise being a classic.

    Still, Okami is my favorite by a loooooooooooooooong shot. It would easily replace every Zelda title up there. Also no DMC3? The game that was so good that the internet has absolutely lost its **** over a character redesign?
     
  16. Sterling
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    Remember guys I'll be having 3 rounds with this round only progressing 5. There's still plenty of time to add games in on this genre. Since I can't add every magical game in the genre to the list I asked GBAtemp for help. I got about half of these suggestions from you guys, but I've barely played half of them. Instead of waiting for another month or so for suggestions that may never come, I decided to go ahead and do a poll to try and energize the community to help more. I had exactly 10 entries in the Action-Adventure genre (listed on GameFAQs). If LoZ having two potential entries is that bad, I might as well just say it's one. The Oracle games are different enough to me that would differentiate them between the other LoZ titles anyway.
     
  17. Daemauroa

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    though i have already voted for RDD, I was asking myself, wasn't metal gear solid 4 also released before 2010?
    so, that game should be on the list too, not that it was better than MSG 2... but, just in case...
     
  18. Sterling
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    Remember the polling system only allows 10 options. I'll add it to the list for the next round.
     
  19. Daemauroa

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    oh, I have never realized that, oh well, then it will be like more of a tournament? like the winners of each round again in one big poll and then there will be voted for the best?
     
  20. Sterling
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    Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

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    Top 5 in this poll will make it to the semi final round. There will be 3 rounds each with 5 winners. The semi finals will have 3 winners/5 and then the finals will have a top 3.

    EDIT: Actually, I might as well make this a top 3 will reach the finals. Since there'll only be 3 rounds anyway.