Not half good

When IGN speaks, the games industry tends to listen. As the world’s largest video games site, its opinion tends to carry some weight, so when they make a pronouncement on the best games of the past decade it’s a good idea to take note and revise any opinions you once had. If you disagree you are officially WRONG. Anyway, IGN has decided that Half-Life 2 was the best game of the 00s, with the original third-person GTA popping up in fifth place.

It’s notable that non sports games have made the list, not even Pro Evolution Soccer, which revolutionised football sims in a way that will probably never happen again, and the less said about their choice of films the better, frankly. Tolkien and superheroes, eh? Damn geeks.

‘The Best Of The Decade champions the very best of what has been a spectacular ten years for video games,’said IGN UK Editor-in-Chief Alex Simmons. ‘When we compile the list for 2020 we expect the nature of the winning games to have evolved almost beyond recognition, with the advent of 3D and new motion controls promising an exciting future for our readers.

‘We’re very keen to see where the next wave of popular movies is going to take us in the new decade,’ said Chris Tilly, UK Entertainment Editor of IGN.com. ‘Our IGN audience are games enthusiasts who also love movies so they clearly enjoy the huge effects that come with new technology developments in cinema and big-hitter, big-screen movies.’

  1. Half-Life 2
  2. Shadow Of The Colossus
  3. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic
  4. Grand Theft Auto III
  5. Super Mario Galaxy
  6. Counterstrike
  7. Fallout 3
  8. Okami
  9. Battlefield 1942
  10. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
MOVIES (for some reason we've only been given nine here)
  1. The Dark Knight
  2. The Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King
  3. Casino Royale
  4. Spider-Man 2
  5. Batman Begins
  6. The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring
  7. Almost Famous
  8. 300
  9. Spider-Man

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