Games of the Decade - 2000's
So after making a Game of the Decade List for the 2010's, I got the fever to do more. Especially since I wanted to test an assertion I made in the previous list that the 2010's were slightly better than the 2000's for me. Turns out, it's really hard to tell even moreso than I initially thought, 2007-2009 were not quite as weak as I remember them being, though. They were very top heavy years upon analysis (at least for me) so my memory wasn't totally off.
So the 2000's might actually have the edge over the 2010's especially once you get down to comparing around 35-55 ranks. Or it could be that I just haven't played as many AAA 2010 titles to really make this an equal comparison
So let's go back a decade further shall we?
Some notable themes in the 2000's was the normalization and dominance of the 3d/Polygonal gameplay that was just nascent in the 90's. Genres such as FPS and Open world games went from novel and niche to dominant. As well as online multiplayer becoming a larger and larger factor as the decade progressed. It also served as the twilight of the JRPGs. While the genre is still with us today, it's not ever present force it once was. Perhaps as a result of that I found myself playing more and more western developed games than I ever had.
DISCLAIMERZ: Like with any of these lists, there's always gonna be stuff you missed, forgot or just didn't get to play. While I haven't finished everything in this list (nearly all of them tho and nothing less than 75%), these are all games I feel I've spent enough time with to at least feel they deserve placement on the list.
I also already notice major omissions in this list and will likely need to adjust it when I feel less tired.
Inspired by @liquiddragon's best of the 2010's list
Other lists from me in this series