Not only is it the last day of 2009, it’s the last day of the first decade of the 21st Century. This was the decade I started my adult life, and ironically, reignited my childhood love of gaming. My favorite game of the last ten years? Well to be fair, there’s so much I haven’t played. But from what I have, it’s a tie for me between World of Warcraft and Portal. Below is a roundup of various gaming sites’ top games of the aughts. The consensus? Looks like I really need to try Half Life 2. What were your favorite games of the last ten years?
Crispy Gamer’s Game of the Decade, and runners up, as voted by readers.
Wired’s 15 Most Influential Games of the Decade.
Kotaku’s 20 Best Rated Games of the Decade, according to Metacritic. Surprising, and makes me a little more skeptical of aggregate scores.
Crunchgear’s PC Games and Console Games of the Decade.Adam Sessler’s A Decade of Gaming.