[Game of the Decade] RESULTS IN OP

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edited January 2018 in Games and Technology
A special thanks to MCC for hosting this foray into madness. And to everyone who helped assemble the nominations list.
RESULTS:

The full results– showing the exact number of voters who ranked each game first, second, third place etc– can be found here. In the meantime, the final results were:
  1. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004> (4893)
  2. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000> (3859)
  3. Portal (PC, 360) <2007> (3809)
  4. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004> (3594)
  5. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007> (3340)
  6. Deus Ex (PC, PS2) <2000> (3052)
  7. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> (2906)
  8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> (2776)
  9. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005> (2598)
  10. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [Throne of Baal] (PC) <2000> (2495)
  11. Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 360) (2492)
  12. Bioshock (360, PS3, PC) <2007> (2450)
  13. Team Fortress 2 (PC, 360) <2007> (2417)
  14. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007> (2413)
  15. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> (2206)
  16. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003> (2176)
  17. Dragon Age: Origins [Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep] (360,PC,PS3) <2009> (2069)
  18. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos [Frozen Throne] (PC) <2002> (2066)
  19. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) <2001> (2049)
  20. Civilization 4 [Warlords, Beyond the Sword] (PC) <2005> (1927)
  21. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) <2000> (1914)
  22. Halo (XBOX, PC) <2001> (1754)
  23. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360, PS3, PC) <2009> (1669)
  24. Counter-Strike (PC) <2000> (1634)
  25. Left 4 Dead (PC, 360) <2008> (1594)
The numbers in parentheses are the final scores each game got under the poll’s ranking system. Thanks if you voted, and some more elaborate analysis of the results (plus an explanation of the scores) can be found below.

SUPERLATIVES

Game of the Decade
    Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004>
    Hindsight Game of the Year:
    • 2000- Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000> [Decade #2]
    • 2001- Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) <2001> [Decade #19]
    • 2002- Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> [Decade #15]
    • 2003- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> [Decade #8]
    • 2004- Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) [Decade #1, Year #1]
    • 2005- Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> [Decade #7, Year #1]
    • 2006- Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion [Knights of Nine, Shivering Isles] (PC, PS3, 360) <2006> [Decade #32, Year #3]
    • 2007- Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007> [Decade #3, Year #1]
    • 2008- Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 360) [Decade #11, Year #1]
    • 2009- Dragon Age: Origins [Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep] (360,PC,PS3) <2009> [Decade #17, Year #2]
    Top System Exclusives:
    • N64- 21. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) <2000>
    • GC- 15. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002>
    • PS1- 43. Final Fantasy IX (PS1) <2000>
    • GBA- 120. Golden Sun (GBA) <2001>
    • DS- 69. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (DS) <2005>
    • PSP- 256. Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core (PSP) <2008>
    • PS2- 9. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005>
    • XBOX- 159. Jet Set Radio Future (XBOX) <2002> (Halo was #22, but appeared on PC)
    • PS3- 31. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) <2009>
    • 360- 116. Fable 2 (360) <2008>
    • PC- 2. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000>
    • Dreamcast- 129. Shenmue (DC) <2000>
    • DOWNLOAD ONLY- 52. Braid (360*, PS3*, PC*) <2008>
    TOP RPG
      2. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000>
    TOP FPS
      1. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004>
    Best Indie Game
      52. Braid (360*, PS3*, PC*) <2008>
    Best Franchise (Avg Rank)
      Warcraft Two games, #4 and 18; Average rank 11
      Top Game Without a 1st Place Vote
        23. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360, PS3, PC) <2009> [#1 2009]
      Worst Game with a single 1st Place Vote
        385. Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria (PSP) <2006> [#56 2006]
      Worst Game Of That Someone Voted For
        459. Half-Minute Hero (PSP) <2009> [#87 2009]
      Best Mario game:
      • 14. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007>
      Best Zelda game:
      • 16. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003>
      Best Halo game:
      • 22. Halo (XBOX, PC) <2001>
      Best MGS game:
      • 26. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) <2004>
      Best Final Fantasy game:
      • 28. Final Fantasy X (PS2) <2001>
      Best GTA game:
      • 36. Grand Theft Auto 4 [Lost and the Damned, Ballad of Gay Tony] (PC, PS3, 360) <2008>
      Best Pokemon game:
      • 50. Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal (GBC) <2000>
      ALTERNATE SCORING METHODS
      All explanations courtesy of MCC.
      The rankings listed above are based on what was originally intended to be an approximation of Condorcet voting, but which I’m told is actually closer to the Borda count. In my Borda-ish voting method, each vote cast for a game gives that game a certain number of points. If someone ranks a game #1, that game gets 20 points. If they rank it #2, the game gets 19 points. If they rank it #3 the game gets 18 points… and so on. I have a script that checks a couple of alternate ways of ranking the same data, though.

      First Past the Post
      Only 1st place votes count
      1. Deus Ex (PC, PS2) <2000> (57)
      2. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004> (34)
      3. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004> (34)
      4. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [Throne of Baal] (PC) <2000> (31)
      5. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000> (26)
      6. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) <2000> (22)
      7. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005> (21)
      8. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos [Frozen Throne] (PC) <2002> (21)
      9. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007> (14)
      10. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007> (14)
      11. Portal (PC, 360) <2007> (14)
      12. Halo (XBOX, PC) <2001> (13)
      13. Team Fortress 2 (PC, 360) <2007> (12)
      14. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> (10)
      15. Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind [Tribunal, Bloodmoon] (PC, XBOX) <2002> (9)
      16. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) <2001> (9)
      17. Counter-Strike (PC) <2000> (9)
      18. Civilization 4 [Warlords, Beyond the Sword] (PC) <2005> (9)
      19. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> (9)
      20. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> (8)
      21. Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 360) (8)
      22. Rock Band 2 (360, PS2, PS3, Wii) <2008> (7)
      23. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3) <2009> (7)
      24. Ico (PS2) <2001> (6)
      25. Call of Duty 2 (PC, 360) <2005> (5)

      Approval
      “Approval” vote, where nothing is counted except the number of votes a game received (i.e. a first-place and a twentieth-place ranking count the same– all the matters is if the game was on someone’s list).
      1. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004> (271)
      2. Portal (PC, 360) <2007> (242)
      3. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000> (211)
      4. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007> (196)
      5. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004> (189)
      6. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> (177)
      7. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> (176)
      8. Bioshock (360, PS3, PC) <2007> (173)
      9. Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 360) (156)
      10. Deus Ex (PC, PS2) <2000> (149)
      11. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007> (148)
      12. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003> (142)
      13. Team Fortress 2 (PC, 360) <2007> (142)
      14. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005> (142)
      15. Dragon Age: Origins [Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep] (360,PC,PS3) <2009> (133)
      16. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> (131)
      17. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos [Frozen Throne] (PC) <2002> (125)
      18. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) <2001> (125)
      19. Batman: Arkham Asylum (360, PS3, PC) <2009> (123)
      20. Civilization 4 [Warlords, Beyond the Sword] (PC) <2005> (122)
      21. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [Throne of Baal] (PC) <2000> (122)
      22. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) <2000> (109)
      23. Left 4 Dead (PC, 360) <2008> (107)
      24. Halo (XBOX, PC) <2001> (107)
      25. Counter-Strike (PC) <2000> (104)

      Instant Run Off Vote
      1. Half-Life 2 [Episodes 1 and 2] (PC, 360) <2004> (271)
      2. Portal (PC, XBOX) <2007> (242)
      3. Diablo II [Lord of Destruction] (PC) <2000> (211)
      4. Mass Effect [Bring Down the Sky, Pinnacle Station] (PC, 360) <2007> (196)
      5. World of Warcraft [Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King] (PC) <2004> (189)
      6. Deus Ex (PC, PS2) <2000> (149)
      7. Resident Evil 4 (GC, PS2, Wii) <2005> (177)
      8. Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (XBOX, PC) <2003> (176)
      9. Fallout 3 [Operation: Anchorage, The Pitt, Broken Steel, Point Lookout, Mothership Zeta] (PC, PS3, 360) (156)
      10. Shadow of the Colossus (PS2) <2005> (142)
      11. Bioshock (360, PS3, PC) <2007> (173)
      12. Super Mario Galaxy (Wii) <2007> (148)
      13. Metroid Prime (GC) <2002> (131)
      14. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC) <2003> (142)
      15. Team Fortress 2 (PC, 360) <2007> (142)
      16. Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn [Throne of Baal] (PC) <2000> (122)
      17. Dragon Age: Origins [Stone Prisoner, Warden's Keep] (360,PC,PS3) <2009> (133)
      18. Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos [Frozen Throne] (PC) <2002> (125)
      19. Super Smash Bros. Melee (GC) <2001> (125)
      20. Civilization 4 [Warlords, Beyond the Sword] (PC) <2005> (122)
      21. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64) <2000> (109)
      22. Halo (XBOX, PC) <2001> (107)
      23. Counter-Strike (PC) <2000> (104)
      24. Left 4 Dead (PC, 360) <2008> (107)
      25. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS2) <2004> (99)

      Voting Phase: This phase has ended.
      The voting process will be the same as mcc's Game of the Year polls, with the exception that each ballot will be allowed 25 games. You will have to make incredibly hard choices that will try your soul and rock the fiber of your being. Do not be dissuaded, however, as the cream will rise.

      Remember, you are voting on the the entire game experience, including any expansions, DLC, or official patches that added to the game. Essentially the Warchest, Ulitmate or Director's Cut of each game. For ease, all major retail additions for a title have been added to its listing. You may also take into account any ports, for example the Wii controlled edition of Resident Evil 4 can be used in your decision to rank Resident Evil 4.
      Nominations Phase: This phase has ended.
      How was this list originally compiled?

      Every year that MCC ran a Game of the Year thread, from 2004-2009, the top 30 games were automatically added to the nominations list. For 2000-2003, Gamerankings and Metacritic were utilize a class from each year of the 30 best games.

      What is the criteria for Ports, and Expansions?

      Ports: For better or worse, all ports of a game are compiled into one title for that game, pending the original game was released during the decade as well. For example, Pokemon Fire Red and Leaf Green were omitted due to being a port of a game from 1996. Comparatively, Resident Evil 4 Wii is considered to be the same as Resident Evil 4 for the purposes of this list. As long as the majority of the plot remains unaltered, we will consider them one and the same.

      Expansions and DLC: Any expansions or DLC available for a title produced during the past 10 years is considered part of the entire experience. World of Warcraft and its expansions are considered one complete package.

      Can you add <Title of Game Here>?

      No. You're too late, Starfox.

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      • AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Looks like a pretty swell nominations list to me.

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      • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        I am dissapointed that Little King's Story is not in there, but I can accept the rule that only the top 30 games of a year are added. Otherwise, pretty good list.

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      • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
        edited January 2010
        Ampix wrote: »
        I am dissapointed that Little King's Story is not in there, but I can accept the rule that only the top 30 games of a year are added. Otherwise, pretty good list.

        Read the OP again.

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      • SpannerXSpannerX Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        No Tribes 2? For shame!

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      • BlurblBlurbl -_- Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Damn, 10 years is a long time. I'm sure there's going to be one or two games that I loved but I've forgotten.

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      • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood My baby's in there someplace She crawled right inRegistered User regular
        edited January 2010
        snaaaaaaake eaterrrrrrrrrrrr

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      • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        SpannerX wrote: »
        No Tribes 2? For shame!

        Is now. Also, sleep time for me, so don't expect an update for a couple hours.

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      • KuratosuKuratosu Registered User
        edited January 2010
        This is going to be epic.

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      • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Ampix wrote: »
        I am dissapointed that Little King's Story is not in there, but I can accept the rule that only the top 30 games of a year are added. Otherwise, pretty good list.

        Read the OP again.

        What did I miss?

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      • PurpleMonkeyPurpleMonkey Why so derp? Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        List needs Super Monkey Ball 1 & 2
        Tekken Tag Tournament
        Freedom Fighters
        Mercenaries

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      • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
        edited January 2010
        Ampix wrote: »
        Ampix wrote: »
        I am dissapointed that Little King's Story is not in there, but I can accept the rule that only the top 30 games of a year are added. Otherwise, pretty good list.

        Read the OP again.

        What did I miss?

        This is a nomination thread. If you miss a game on the list, you can nominate it here. Unless you have already done that, but I didn't get that impression from your post.

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      • AmpixAmpix Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Ampix wrote: »
        Ampix wrote: »
        I am dissapointed that Little King's Story is not in there, but I can accept the rule that only the top 30 games of a year are added. Otherwise, pretty good list.

        Read the OP again.

        What did I miss?

        This is a nomination thread. Everything goes. If you miss a game on the list, you can nominate it here. Unless you have already done that, but I didn't get that impression from your post.

        I did not miss that, I just said that I accepted the rule that only the first 30 of a year get accepted. If a game came below the first 30 places, how much chance would it make against all the games that came above it? All that would do is clutter the list.

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      • fragglefartfragglefart Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        For me it would be something from the Rock Band / Guitar Hero stable but I have no idea which one.

        I mean Rock Band 2 is the best guitar/drums/mic game but man I played the Hell out of GHII.

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      • Alfred J. KwakAlfred J. Kwak Registered User
        edited January 2010
        Ampix wrote: »
        I did not miss that, I just said that I accepted the rule that only the first 30 of a year get accepted. If a game came below the first 30 places, how much chance would it make against all the games that came above it? All that would do is clutter the list.

        Personal preferences and all then I guess, but I for example nominated Risen, and that's now on the list. It came out at 96 something in this year's GOTY poll, now how many votes will that game get in the end? Well, I don't care, it's a great game an belongs on my GOTD list.

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      • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Man, a lot happened in this decade. I can't believe the best game came out in the very first year.

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      • Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Deus Ex is almost certainly going to get my vote.

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      • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Mace1370 wrote: »
        Deus Ex is almost certainly going to get my vote.

        I didn't realize BG2 came out this decade but... JCD <3<3<3

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      • NevaNeva Registered User
        edited January 2010
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

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      • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Neva wrote: »
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

        ...what?

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      • Fleck0Fleck0 Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Neva wrote: »
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

        ...what?

        yeah, HL2 was great, but it wasn't my savior. Heck The Sims 2 came out a few months earlier and set crazy sales records for the time

        edit: WoW came out a week after

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      • JarsJars Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Advance Wars 2.. or Advance Wars: dual strike. Fuck.

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      • Mace1370Mace1370 Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Fleck0 wrote: »
        Mace1370 wrote: »
        Deus Ex is almost certainly going to get my vote.

        I didn't realize BG2 came out this decade but... JCD <3<3<3

        I'm currently listening to the orchestral theme. Over... and over... and over...

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      • NevaNeva Registered User
        edited January 2010
        Neva wrote: »
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

        ...what?

        It was my way of saying HL2 is amazing, mainly because it's the reason so many amazing games exist. The L4D games, TF2, CSS, Portal, Garry's Mod, (to a lesser extent, games like Vampire Bloodlines) and a ton of other user made mods. I feel that HL2 was very important to gaming this decade.

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      • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Fine.
        I'm nominating Little King's Story for it, because it will be in my top 10, regardless of whether it stands a chance or not.

        Baldur's Gate 2 had better win, though.

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      • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON IndiaRegistered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Neva wrote: »
        Neva wrote: »
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

        ...what?

        It was my way of saying HL2 is amazing, mainly because it's the reason so many amazing games exist. The L4D games, TF2, CSS, Portal, Garry's Mod, (to a lesser extent, games like Vampire Bloodlines) and a ton of other user made mods. I feel that HL2 was very important to gaming this decade.

        Joss Whedon got his start in television writing working on Roseanne, without which we wouldn't have Firefly, but this doesn't make Roseanne the show of the decade. If George Lucas hadn't made a ton of money with American Graffiti, we wouldn't have Star Wars or Indiana Jones, but that doesn't make American Graffiti the movie of the decade.*



        *Actually it's an awesome movie but you see my point.

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      • NevaNeva Registered User
        edited January 2010
        Neva wrote: »
        Neva wrote: »
        I'd like to remind everyone that video games came very close to dying out completely until Halflife 2 came along and saved everything.

        ...what?

        It was my way of saying HL2 is amazing, mainly because it's the reason so many amazing games exist. The L4D games, TF2, CSS, Portal, Garry's Mod, (to a lesser extent, games like Vampire Bloodlines) and a ton of other user made mods. I feel that HL2 was very important to gaming this decade.

        Joss Whedon got his start in television writing working on Roseanne, without which we wouldn't have Firefly, but this doesn't make Roseanne the show of the decade. If George Lucas hadn't made a ton of money with American Graffiti, we wouldn't have Star Wars or Indiana Jones, but that doesn't make American Graffiti the movie of the decade.*



        *Actually it's an awesome movie but you see my point.

        That's not really the same thing.

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      • -Tal-Tal Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        I think even if we didn't have any Source games, the industry would be a considerable ways from dying out completely.

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      • RakaiRakai Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Should Gears of War then win because it lead to Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge, Bioshock, Batman:AA and Shadow Complex?

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      • nathanaelnathanael Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Rakai wrote: »
        Should Gears of War then win because it lead to Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge, Bioshock, Batman:AA and Shadow Complex?
        I hadn't thought of that.

        Gears of War is my game of the decade for the above listed reasons.

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      • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        I know that you've been gathering nominations for a while, but only having a day and a half from when this thread started to finalize nominations seems awfully short. And will we have more than 20 slots to vote? I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't even begin to think about the current generation, much less the whole decade, without at least 50.

        Also, it's kind of odd to have Wolfenstein: Enemy territory on the list instead of Return to Castle Wolfenstein?

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      • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Spoit wrote: »
        I know that you've been gathering nominations for a while, but only having a day and a half from when this thread started to finalize nominations seems awfully short. And will we have more than 20 slots to vote? I don't know about anyone else, but I couldn't even begin to think about the current generation, much less the whole decade, without at least 50.

        Also, it's kind of odd to have Wolfenstein: Enemy territory on the list instead of Return to Castle Wolfenstein?

        To be fair, I think the nominations list (with all the ones I'm about to add) is incredibly solid as it stands (or will stand when I add another 50 titles that I got PMed, but you're more than welcome to want to throw more esoteric titles on it. :P

        I was considering asking mcc to allow 30 votes instead of the normal 20, due to the size and notoriety of the list. 50 is far too many choices, as it is 1/8 of the list and you have to account for people not wanting to sort a list of 50 titles for 3 hours.

        I expect an incredible discrepancy in the voting results in either case.

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      • eelektrikeelektrik Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Although not likely in my top 5, I hope to see SSX 3 and Civilization IV do well.

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      • EvilBadmanEvilBadman DO NOT TRUST THIS MAN Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        I will be updating the nominations list to match the GAME (system) [DLC] <Year> format and add all PMed games later this evening, while at work.

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      • UnbreakableVowUnbreakableVow Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        So if it's being done similar to mcc's, then...we have to pick a Top 20?

        Or are we just choosing one?

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      • -SPI--SPI- Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Rakai wrote: »
        Should Gears of War then win because it lead to Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge, Bioshock, Batman:AA and Shadow Complex?

        Should then Kill.Switch win because it lead to gears of war?

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      • RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Here's the PM I just sent.

        Pac-Man: Championship Edition (360) - 2007
        Titan Quest (PC) [Immortal Throne] - 2006
        Siren (PS1) - 2004
        Defense Grid (PC) - 2008
        Half-Minute Hero (PSP) - 2009
        Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 - 2008

        Pac-Man:CE is there because it's perfect, Siren is there because I can't nominate Siren 2 (only in Europe & Asia), and Half-Minute Hero is there because I really really liked it. The other 3 are there by virtue of being the best their genres currently have to offer (hack & slash RPG, dual stick shmup, and tower defense).

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      • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Man, 30 is going to be impossible for me. Heck, just checking the PC games that were on the list, I sent in 10 more nominations

        Star Wars: Republic Commando (PC/Xbox) <2005>
        Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield (PC) [Athena Sword, Iron Wrath] <2003>
        World in Conflict (PC) [Soviet Assault] <2007>
        Mechwarrior 4: Vegance (PC) [Black Knight, Mercenaries] <2000>
        Peggle (Pretty much everything) [Nights] <2007>
        King's Bounty (PC) [Armored Princess] <2008>
        Hitman: Blood Money (PC, Xbox, 360, PS2) <2006>
        SWAT4 (PC) <2005>
        Arcanum: of Steamworks & Magick Obscura (PC) <2001>
        Stalker: Shadows of Chernobyl (PC) <2007>

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      • DixonDixon Screwed...possibly doomed CanadaRegistered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Do games from 2000 count?

        Cause I mean Diablo 2 and the LoD expansion that came out in 2001 have stolen more time from my life then anything else.

        It's still installed on my computer now

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      • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Diablo 2 is on the list, yes
        And man, Sooo many great games in 1999 that just missed the cutoff. Seriously, I think that 99-00 is the best back to back year combo for games

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      • Fig-DFig-D Registered User regular
        edited January 2010
        Voting is going to be so hard. It's like you're asking me to pick a favorites among my children, you monster.
        Ok, fine, I love little Majora's Mask more than the rest of my children. But picking the top spots after him is going to be really hard!

        EDIT: Question: Street Fighter III Third Strike was released in arcades in 1999, but the home version of the game was released in the year 2000. If it qualifies then I'd like to nominate it, but it it gets lumped together with the earlier SFIII titles (relesed in '97 for arcades and '99 for Dreamcast) then I'll understand it no being included.

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