Here's five of my favorites over the past 10ish years... in no particular order.
- WarCraft III: Reign of Chaos/The Frozen Throne (I was a pretty big WarCraft/StarCraft fan before this, but this game just blew me away. I still play it regularly to this day... 8 years after it was released. Mauls rule! )
- Resident Evil 4 (Probably my most replayed game this decade... at least 10 times on the Cube... and seven more times on the Wii. This game was just stellar.)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (This was the Zelda game that I played after Ocarina [No Majora's Mask. Sorry]... and it was amazing. This game also made Ganondorf my favorite video game villain ever. That's saying something.)
- Metroid Prime (Never played a Metroid game before this... Heck, I didn't really even know what Metroid was when I booted this game up. That didn't stop this game from being a simply incredible adventure.)
- Super Mario Galaxy (Thought I saw it and played it all with Super Mario 64. I couldn't be more wrong. Super Mario Galaxy was such a breath of fresh air for me. It was all smiles, all the time. My favorite 3D platformer ever... whew!)
All of them are simply fantastic games. ^_^