The 15 most influential games of the decade

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  1. VVoltz
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    Here is the list.
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  2. outgum

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    I took a guess before i looked, and the things i got right were GTA, Halo, (i thought halo 3 , just because it was the latest), WoW and Sims.


    I dont think brain age should be in there O_O
     
  3. MarkDarkness

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    Sounds right up to the 8th place. Then it doesn't make sense.
     
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  5. Elritha

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    Most of the titles in the list I would have guessed. There were a few like Bejeweled and Brain Age that surprised me. I certainly wouldn't agree entirely with that list.
     
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    wonder why portal only get the 15th place, but the more i wonder about bejeweled in the list. and happy farm, didn't even hear of the game until yet:.
     
  7. Guild McCommunist

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    Some thoughts...

    - Wii Sports ISN'T in the top 5? Granted the game was mediocre but it essentially was the pivotal game that started the trend known as "casual gaming". It made gaming no longer a boys club of gamers. It's changed gaming as it is today and as it will be for the future.
    - Erm, Resident Evil 4 anyone?
    - Halo 2? Granted Halo 1 is gigantic but Halo 2 broke records, as well as really changed up console gaming online. Hell, Halo 2 started professional gaming! Halo 3 did break Halo 2's records but it just didn't introduce the same change and revolutionary aspects as Halo 2.

    The list would be better if it was the '90's.
     
  8. Satangel

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    Brain Age was like the first game that appealed to a massive audience and was the first game that actually made learning a bit fun.
     
  9. MarkDarkness

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    Yeah... apparently they forgot that EVERY action game that came after it tried to emulate its look & feel.
     
  10. Guild McCommunist

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    Well, it mainly just changed survival horror completely. It captured the fear and resources of a survival horror game but made it action oriented so it could appeal to a larger crowd. Not to mention it just gets better and better with each port (Gamecube was the basic one, PS2 had Ada Wong missions, Wii had unique controls and Ada Wong missions).

    And Brain Age, along with Wii Sports, is one of the titles to break into the casual scene. My dad is a rather casual gamer and he loves this game, he keeps it on his cart a lot.
     
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    This, come on the other Halo's are great but this game was just excellent. The multiplayer was excellent and the campaign was incredible, I spent so much time jumping around on the rooftops of Old Mombassa and luring banshees into a tunnel to get the scarab gun.

    Anyway I was hoping to see Half Life 2 higher up on that list, and maybe even Crysis on that list because it might not have been that good as a game but it introduced technology that required much better computer specs that most people had at the time. Also where the hell was War3? Or maybe even Gmod?

    This list is ok, but needs to be reworked.
     
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    Surprised Call of Duty or a Mario game didn't make the list.
     
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    I guess Call of Duty would work. Ever since they changed the genre of war shooters to a modern day settings we've seen so many other ones trying to mimic it.

    And why Mario? Super Mario Sunshine was quite honestly mediocre, and while Super Mario Galaxy was a great game, it just didn't have the impact SM64 did. All the other spin-offs of Mario were just spin-offs. And NSMB (both the DS and Wii versions) aren't influential. Whoop-di-do, Nintendo, you cornered a genre you've had cornered since the 1980's. Congratulations, here's some balloons. Even then, NSMB games just aren't as good as classic SMB games. SMB3 this ain't.
     
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    I want to see Call of Duty 2 on that list right this instance. Also where is Tekken or some racing game.
     
  17. Panzer Tacticer

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    WRONG is very correct.

    Influential in what way?

    I personally think Civilization IV was a shit load more of an impact than most of that listed crap.
    And next year people will still give a damn about playing it too.

    I think the myriads of craptastic Nintendo DS Pet/Imagine fucking refuse have been quite influential. Certainly influenced me to not buy a single fucking DS game till I have had a chance to download it first and allow it to prove it isn't yet another goddamned piece of trash.

    Nintendo can make nice hardware, but clearly they are only interested in churning out as many games with their label on it as possible.
    Pity they couldn't get some decent titles on the Wii, a great hardware idea, with nothing much to play on it.

    I think World of Warcraft has had an impact. Not sure if it has been 100% good, but hey I suppose it is a lesser of evils. My son plays it all day long, but his cock hasn't been checking out the local girls like my brother's sons have been. He's a grand father twice now (unplanned eh) not me [​IMG] I can wait.

    Games haven't really been too radical in the last decade.
    In wargaming, the best of wargaming was all released in 97-99.
    Steel Panthers, it's not new and still one of the big draws.
    Combat Mission, still a strong name.
    Close combat series, still a major player.
    The Operational Art of War, still a major name in wargaming.
    All of those have been revamped and re released.

    Heroes of Might and Magic has been something I still consider great. Old idea, new programming.
    Civilization continues to be impossible to replace.

    MMOs are really just the same idea with new graphics layered on.
    Games like Dragon Age are really just the same experience with new graphics.
    No one has really fundamentally offered anything actually NEW in gaming in 10 years.
    Only the hardware has significantly evolved.

    In 97-99 we were lucky to have a 586 system. The OS was still mostly a new thing for Windows. CDs were still revolutionary.
    Today I can hold more power in my pocket.
    A laptop is several orders of magnitude more impressive than even 2005.
    We have monitors that are casually the size of widescreen televisions of the 90s.
    Consoles are pretty close to being desktops.

    But are games, nah, don't waste my time claiming our games are so awesome.
     
  18. soulx

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    Agree. Nintendo got it's self into this mess by licensing crap games like the Imagine series and such.

    More money. They don't give a crap about the gamer. Only profit. More games with their label, more money.
     
  19. Jackreyes

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    Lol, at least 2 people have questioned Happy Farm being on the list.
    Did you not read the description? It explains its inclusion quite clearly.