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2001's Best Games.....the year of Xbots and Kiddie Cubes.
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Fri, 02 May 2014 16:50:02
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Here we are in 2001 and its finally time to retire the Playstation and Nintendo 64 (and Dreamcast unfortunately) and usher in a new era of hardware platforms. It was an exciting time to be a young gamer. The start of the year saw the last few gems of the old machines followed by the first few gems of the new towards the end.

Without further ADO:

  • #1: Halo: Combat Evolved

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  • #2: Grand Theft Auto 3

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  • #3: Metal Gear Solid 2

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  • #4:  Final Fantasy 10

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  • #5: Conker's Bad Fur Day

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  • #6: Phantasy Star Online

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  • #7: Silent Hill 2

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  • #8: Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance

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  • #9: Ico

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  • #10: Pikmin

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Again I had a much harder time cutting this down to 10 than I did for 2003.

Honorable Mentions:

  • Red Faction
  • Rogue Squadron 2
  • Half Life PS2
  • Devil May Cry
  • Onimusha
  • Twisted Metal Black
  • Unreal Tournament Dreamcast

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Fri, 02 May 2014 16:51:08
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Were you plotting this all out during jury duty?

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Fri, 02 May 2014 16:55:17
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gamingeek said:

Were you plotting this all out during jury duty?

LOL

Jesus. Halo: CE and GTA III alone makes this a seminal year in console gaming as a whole, beyond genres.

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Fri, 02 May 2014 17:02:00
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Yes I was.

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Fri, 02 May 2014 17:07:12
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No wonder the judge sent you off.

"Deputy, please escort that young gentleman that's mumbling incomprehensible things about Haloes and Icoes out of the premises."

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Fri, 02 May 2014 19:12:10
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edgecrusher said:

Yes I was.

Did you stuff your notes down your pants?

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Sat, 03 May 2014 00:18:10
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Pokemon Crystal. That's the only game anyone needed in 2001. God knows I spent more time with that than any other Pokemon game in the series.

Of course if you had about 120 hours to spend in 2001, you could have also spent it playing Dragon Warrior 7.

You would have been kind of bored for most of that 120 hours, but it would have filled the time.

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Sat, 03 May 2014 00:36:39
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No Paper Mario?  Dammit, I need to make my own list!

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1. Phantasy Star Online

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2. Metal Gear Solid 2

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3. Grand Theft Auto 3

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4. Devil May Cry

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5. Gran Turismo 3

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6. Smash Bros Melee

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7. The Legend of Zelda Oracle Games

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8. Paper Mario

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9. Halo

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10. Rogue Squadron 2

]Several futuristic aircraft flee an exploding, spherical structure in outer space; the game's logo appears above the scene.

Wow the hits just keep coming. What a monumental year, GTA3, Halo, PSO, DMC, MGS2 wow!  My list is so much better than Edge's, leaving out DMC, what the hell is wrong with you, or Smash Bros, or Gran Turismo 3, or Paper Mario. Come on. As for my honorable mentions, Sonic Adventure 2 at the time was one of my favorite games ever at the time but trying to play that one again is rough, Onimusha, FFX.  

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:22:58

My list would have Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:26:55
travo said:

My list would have Luigi's Mansion and Pikmin.

Never played either. Their sequels were great.

I'm adjusting the list, the zelda games should be lower.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:34:12

Anyone going to watch the new 24 tonight?

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:40:02

You would've loved both, Vader.  Both were incredible launch games.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 00:51:27
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Anyone going to watch the new 24 tonight?

I just made the thread.

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Tue, 06 May 2014 04:37:33

2001 was this good? I was only 16, couldn't buy my own stuff that often then. I remember the Oracle series and Halo, but I'm surprised that I don't remember the rest coming out that year.


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Tue, 06 May 2014 11:40:35

Ah, Conker's BFD.  We still use many a quote from that game at unappropriate times  Happy

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Tue, 06 May 2014 18:12:12

I didn't leave out DMC...its in my honorable mentions list. I liked it quite a bit, just not as much as other games that year. I've always felt DMC was a bit overrated.

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