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Oh the love I have for Perfect Dark. Being able to board Air Force One than killing the president seemed so badass. Plus all the blood was awesome at the time. I truly think that game was a head of its time (mostly cause N64 couldn't handle the awesomeness at times).

P.S. I didn't play any of the other games on there. Yes, I didn't play the Sims.



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Senlis said:
I think all of their pics are deserving. Manjoras Mask was definitely a great game, even though many people complained about the time system saying "It's too different for me!". I really need to play Perfect Dark and finish Manjora's Mask. I have the feeling I will be saying that a lot with the next entries.

As for the PC getting so many pics, I guess it was just a good year for PC gaming. Too bad I don't have a list of year 2000 games to compare the list to. Hold on: [pulls up list]

Here is a list of games released in 2000:
January 31 - The Sims (PC)
February 3 - Resident Evil Code: Veronica (Japan) (DC)
February 10 - Vagrant Story (Japan) (PS1)
February 29 - Resident Evil Code: Veronica (DC)
March 21 - Thief II: The Metal Age
March 24 - Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed
March 27 - Soldier of Fortune (PC)
April 24 - EverQuest: The Ruins of Kunark (PC)
May 22 - Perfect Dark (N64)
June 1 - Evolva (PC)
June 11 - Legend of Dragoon (PS1)
June 13 - Shogun: Total War (PC)
June 25 - Deus Ex (PC)
June 29 - Diablo II (PC)
June 29 - Icewind Dale (PC)
June 30 - Homeworld: Cataclysm (PC)
July 7 - Final Fantasy IX (Japan) (PS1)
August 2 - Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.² (PC)
August 16 - Chrono Cross (PS1)
August 24 - Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion (PC)
August 26 - Dragon Quest VII (Japan) (PS1)
August 27 - The Sims: Livin' Large (PC)
September 14 - Star Trek: Voyager - Elite Force (PC)
September 19 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PS1)
September 24 - Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn (PC)
September 30 - RollerCoaster Tycoon: Loopy Landscapes (PC)
October 6 - American McGee's Alice (PC)
October 15 - Pokémon Gold and Silver (Game Boy Color)
October 21 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC)
October 25 - Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore (PS2)
October 25 - Midnight Club: Street Racing (PS2)
October 26 - The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
October 26 - Tekken Tag Tournament (PS2)
November 8 - Counter-Strike (PC retail version)
November 8 - Escape from Monkey Island (PC)
November 9 - The Operative: No One Lives Forever (PC)
November 13 - Kessen (PS2)
November 13 - Skies of Arcadia (DC)
November 14 - Final Fantasy IX (North America) (PS1)
November 16 - Sacrifice (PC)
November 16 - The Longest Journey (North America) (PC)
November 20 - Banjo Tooie (N64)
November 23 - MechWarrior 4: Vengeance (PC)
December 4 - EverQuest: The Scars of Velious (PC)
December 6 - Grandia II (DC)
December 7 - Giants: Citizen Kabuto (PC)

I guess Shogun: Total War, Banjo Tooie, Skies of Arcadia, Tekken Tag, Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force, Legend of Dragoon and Thief II could be considered for top 10.

Again...where is Shenmue and Jet Set radio?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_set_radio#Awards

And we all know the amazingness that Shenmue is...



Perfect Dark and Majora's Mask should have been higher.



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Shenmue could be considered a 1999 release because it was released at the end of the year in Japan.



list over: they already mentioned the best game of all time, Majora's Mask, see ya next decade IGN



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I thought IGN said they were just listing the top ten games every year and then we vote for the overall best games of the decade? I don't think they were putting the games in order of worst to best, but maybe I read the article wrong.



                                           

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Pokemon Gold/Silver, Grandia 2, & Skies of Arcadia should be on the list.

No love for RPGs.



Hrm, not bad. There are two games I don't like (Blizzard > Bioware!) and I'd prefer other games up on there, but this is the first list I've seen of IGN's that I don't think is complete junk.

I'm glad they give the PC so much recognition here. Counter-Strike at #1, well deserved.



arsenal009 said:

Pokemon Gold/Silver, Grandia 2, & Skies of Arcadia should be on the list.

No love for RPGs.

There's 2 RPGs on the list, not counting RPG hybrids like Dues EX.  Frankly, games like Diablo II should have been higher.

And at the risk of being lynched by the Majora's Mask fans, I'd venture to say many other games should have been on the list instead of Majora's Mask.



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Kenryoku_Maxis said:
arsenal009 said:

Pokemon Gold/Silver, Grandia 2, & Skies of Arcadia should be on the list.

No love for RPGs.

There's 2 RPGs on the list, not counting RPG hybrids like Dues EX.  Frankly, games like Diablo II should have been higher.

And at the risk of being lynched by the Majora's Mask fans, I'd venture to say many other games should have been on the list instead of Majora's Mask.

Then lynched you shall be.

Majora's Mask was my number one game for the VGC best game of all-time vote.



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