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#10: Resident Evil 4

Action-Adventure
2005

Resident Evil 4 is probably going to end up in the top 10 games when I finally finish compiling everyone's list (and no, I'm not even halfway done counting yet so it's just a hunch). And it will do so because it's one of those games that revolutionized the industry, and has impacted it ever since its release in early 2005. It breathed new life into a series that was beginning to show its age and lack of growth. And it didn't just breathe new life into its own series, but the entire genre that it was a part of. But while being innovative and groundbreaking are all fine and dandy, the fact remains that Resident Evil 4 is a brilliant game. The tension, the controls, the pace, the bosses, the fear, the cheese-tastic one liners... it all comes together to create a game that sits atop of the mountain when it comes to design, ideas, and overall greatness. So with my top 10, I introduce a game that deserves all the praise it has earned over these last 10 years.