Top 25 Games of the Decade (2000-2009) – Day 17

Top 25 Games of the Decade
(2000-2009) #

GameZone celebrates the end of a
glorious decade of gaming

The end of
the decade is upon us and it’s time to revisit the landscape of gaming that
began in 2000 with the launching of the PlayStation 2 and is now ending in 2009
with three viable console platforms in the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii.

Over the
next 25 days, GameZone will be bringing our readers the “Top 25 Games of the
Decade.” Considering how many games released in the past ten years, it was an
exhausting process to narrow down our initial list of more than 200 games to the
top 25.

Factors that
played a large part for titles that made the cut included: initial impact,
lasting impact, longevity, “standing the test of time”, popularity, advancements
in the genre, and much more.  It wasn’t easy picking and choosing between our
favorite children, but we feel the games that made our list are representative
of the decade that was.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence (2006)

Publisher: Konami
Developer: Kojima Productions
Platforms: PlayStation 2

GameZone Review:


In 2004, Konami and Kojima
Productions released the popular Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. A year and a
half later, they perfected the formula and fixed their mistakes by delivering
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence, the enhanced version of the third entry in the

What exactly did Subsistence do
right? Well, to start off, it included an improved camera and an online
multiplayer mode. These two additions, coupled with the updated versions of
Metal Gear and Metal Gear Solid 2, helped push Subsistence over the edge with

The addition of online gaming
finally gave Metal Gear fans the ability to square off against their friends in
capture-the-flag and deathmatch variations. The Metal Gear community responded
positively and it was huge success for Kojima to introduce multiplayer to the
previously single-player only franchise.


Giving gamers more control of the
camera, Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence was exactly what fans wanted – it
delivered more freedom and fewer restrictions to create the perfect Metal Gear
experience. As usual, the rest of the graphical features were fantastic with:
impressive artwork, unique character models and exciting environments to

Keeping up with typical Kojima
tradition, the cut scenes were beautifully shot. A cinematic title to the core,
Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence is a must-have title for any gaming collection.

“Metal Gear Solid 3 was a
fantastic game as it was, but with all the additions included in Subsistence
just pushes it over the top,” Rob Watkins,


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#23 –
Gears of
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#21 –
The Elder
Scrolls III: Morrowind.
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#20 – Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec. Find the story
#19 – Final Fantasy X. See the story
#18 – Ico. See the story
#17 – Bioshock. See the story
#16 – The Sims. See the story
#15 – Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2. See the story
#14 – Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. See the story
#13 – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. See the story
#12 – Super Mario Galaxy. See the story
#11 – Halo: Combat Evolved. See the story
#10 – Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. See the story

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For our #8 Game of the Decade,
Nintendo brought forth an evolution of one of their classic titles that made a
huge impact in its genre.