GAME OF THE DECADE AWARDS!
After over a dozen hours at working, tallying, and gathering, I have finally come to the conclusions of the awards! What games are worthy of being named The Greatest Games of the Decade?
First up is the smallest award, the Hardest Game of the Decade!
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Worst Voice Acting of the Decade!
In a time where people like Mark Hammil and Steve Blum voice act in video games, Capcom shows that it can still do over the Street Fighter II movie and get terrible voice actors. Now not all of them were bad, but the majority of voices in this game were annoying and unfitting to the characters. Let’s all thank God for Japanese subtitles.
Best Story of the Decade
Nintendo showed us 6 years ago that no matter how cartoony the visuals and characters, the story that is told in a game like Wind Waker can still be as mature as a hyper-realistic game like its sequel, Twilight Princess.
Best Multiplayer of the Decade (not an FPS)
Honestly, who wasn’t expecting this? Super Smash Bros. Brawl is the pinnacle of the party! There are so many options and customizations to be found that you could spend 300 hours playing this game with friends and not get bored (not at the same time of course =P). There’s a decent online experience, plus co-op in nearly everything!
Best FPS of the Decade
Half-Life 2 completely owned with its amazing physics, created by the Havok Engine. Though the multiplayer is nonexistant in the original game and its episodes, the literally hundreds of mods for the game with completely original levels, enemies, and weapons expand the game to somewhere that hasn’t been seen anywhere else besides the original Doom and Halo CE, and some versions do indeed have multiplayer (yay). It is is indeed worthy of its award.
Most Underrated Game of the Decade
There were tons of votes in this category, but ALL of them were unique, so I had to actually break the tie. No More Heroes for the Wii was Suda51’s biggest success of all time, but that isn’t saying all that much, as his other games are ones like Contact and Killer7. Its sequel releases on January 26th in Noth America, so buy the original while you can, so you can experience this amazing… experience. Unless you’re squeamish, in which this is definitely wrong for you.
Most Overrated Game of the Decade
We all love FPSes, as all males love to play them and shoot each other in ruthless deathmatches. When Call of Duty: Modern Warfare was released in 2007, it caused all the guys that used to have LAN Parties when they were 20-smethings to find Xbox Live and get back into FPSes. But who knew that only two year later, the fans of the game would become SO rabbid that they couldn’t stop talking about Call of Duty?
Most Influential Game of the Decade
Guess how much of a landslide this won by? I think all gamers that played in the 90s can attest that the whole industry had changed after this Juggernaut was released with the Xbox back in 2001. Not bad for a game that was originally an RTS.
And now the award you’ve been waiting for…
BEST GAME OF THE DECADE!
10th- Banjo-Tooie (2001, N64)
9th- Metal Gear solid 4 (2008, PS3)
8th- Super Mario Galaxy (2007, Wii)
7th- Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, GCN)
6th- Shadow of Colossus (2005, PS2)
Frankly, I wasn’t at all expecting this game to win. But the public has decided, and therefore, it is. The first game was industry-changing, but this game took years and years to develop. PEople were starting to worry whether it’d be another Duke Nukem Forever, and second games usually weren’t the best, either. But Valve delievered, and this became one of the most critically successful games of all time, especially after the Orange Box was released in 2007. Now go play Half-Life 2!
My pick for best game was Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I thought that nothing else captured the essence of the nostalgia-filling, forced story mode, digital distribution, and extreme overload of content that was the main part of this decade in gaming. Now only if the online part was better, huh? (Brawl 2 FTW!)
So how’d you perceive the awards to be? Were they right or not, in your opinion? Comment below, to voice you opinion, and then answer this bonus question for a chance at up to $100 cash:
What was the most dissapointing game you’ve played this decade? Like how Avatar: The Game was hyped up as a great game based on a great movie, and then ended up failing worse than Space Chimps: The Game. Please don’t use that example though =P