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The Best Games of the Decade (2000-2009)

It is the beginning of a new decade!! To celebrate the new year and the new decade, the nerDy Word has composed a list of the best games of the decade. The categories and all nominees were voted on by a panel of ten gamers of various ages. This list was challenging to compile and there were a lot of heated debates upon many of the nominees and winners. Each catagory started with a much larger list of nominees and were narrowed down to the top 3 votes, with some exceptions to certain categories. Said exceptions will be noted by the nominee for clarification. All ties were broken by voting again for the remaining titles. Some votes were overturned by persuasion during debate. The order of winners are no particular order.

RPG

  1. Final Fantasy 10
  2. Oblivion
  3. Mass Effect

Action/Adventure

  1. God Of War
  2. Metal Gear
  3. Devil May Cry

*special mention for Grand Theft Auto 3 because everyone agreed that it was too hard of a decision and that it deserves to be on the list*

Racing

  1. Burnout
  2. Mario Kart Wii
  3. Grand Turismo

FPS

  1. Unreal
  2. Halo
  3. Half Life 2

Best Console

  1. PS2

RTS

  1. Age of Empire
  2. Civilization
  3. Starcraft

Most Original Game

  1. Okami
  2. Flower
  3. Rez

Most Revolutionary

  1. Guitar Hero
  2. Half Life 2
  3. DDR

Puzzle

  1. Portal
  2. Lumines
  3. Geometry Wars

Most Influential Game

  1. Halo
  2. CounterStrike
  3. Guitar Hero

Fighting Game

  1. Super Smash Brothers
  2. Street Fighter 3
  3. Guilty Gear Series

Most Memorable Characters

  1. Snake
  2. Kratos
  3. Master Chief

MMO

  1. WoW
  2. FF11
  3. Phantasy Star Universe Online

Music Game

  1. Rock Band
  2. Guitar Hero