5. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
4. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
3. Shadow of the Colossus
2. Metroid Prime
Speaking of the combat, it's awesome. You've got your variety of weapons to take into all kinds of combat situations. The native lifeforms of Tallon IV will come at you in many different way. Of course, nothing beats taking on fleets of space pirates, the game's only true intelligent opponents. Oh, and there are the awesome fights against the chozo ghosts. Those still give me the chills. To top it all off, Metroid Prime is full of some of gaming's greatest boss fights, finishing off with and epic battle against the Metroid Prime.
Another success is how well the exploration gameplay was translated into three dimensions. Without a doubt, the elements that made its predecessors unique and fun are preserved in Metroid Prime. There are a variety of beautiful worlds to explore, secrets to uncover, and enhancements to gain so you can explore even further.