Favorite games released in 2001-2005!

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#1 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (548 posts) -

These are my 18 favorite games released in the years of 2001-2005:

1. Resident Evil 4
2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
3. Metroid Prime
4. Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door
5. Star Wars Rogue Leader: Rogue Squadron II
6. Civilization IV
7. Pikmin 2
8. Civilization III
9. Burnout Revenge
10. Pro Evolution Soccer 4
11. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
12. Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
13. God of War
14. The Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap
15. WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
16. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
17. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
18. Pro Evolution Soccer 5

What are yours?

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#2 Posted by mastermetal777 (3215 posts) -

Wow, I kind of agree with most of those choices. Also, props for not including Half-Life 2 by default like all the fanboys of the game are prone to doing.

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#3 Edited by Glitter (355 posts) -
  • Megaman Battle Network (2001)
  • Megaman Battle Network 2 (2002)
  • Megaman Battle Network 3 Blue (2003)
  • Megaman Battle Network 4 Red Sun (2004)
  • Megaman Battle Network 5 Team Protoman (2005)
  • Sonic Advance (2001)
  • Sonic Advance 2 (2003)
  • Sonic Advance 3 (2004)
  • Sonic Battle (2004)
  • Megaman Network Transmission (2003)
  • Megaman X6 (2001)
  • Rayman Advance (2001)
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#4 Edited by Renegade_Fury (19638 posts) -

Not in order:

  • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy
  • Rogue Leader
  • KOTOR
  • Republic Commando
  • Age of Mythology, AOM: Titans
  • Halo CE, Halo 2
  • Sonic Adventure 2, Advance, Rush
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • GunValkyrie
  • Ikaruga
  • Giga Wing 2
  • Power Stone 2
  • NFL 2K5
  • Gunstar Super Heroes
  • Mega Man X8, Zero 1-4
  • Soul Calibur II
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Metroid Prime 1-2, Fusion, Zero Mission
  • F-Zero: Maximum Velocity, GX
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past + Four Swords
  • CoD 1
  • AAO
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Fable
  • DBZ: The Legacy of Goku 1-3, Supersonic Warriors
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#5 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (14585 posts) -

Half-Life 2 easily number 1...

Also Halo 1/2 & KOTOR.

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#6 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

Jak & Daxter and Ratchet & Clank

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#7 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (548 posts) -

@mastermetal777: I'm glad you liked it =) I didn't play Half-Life 2 when it was first released and I recently play it for a few hours and didn't enjoyed very much. I found the story boring/uninteresting and the gameplay a bit too repetitive for my taste. Thanks for your contribution!

@glitter: Wow! You really love Megaman and Sonic games don't you? Thanks for your contribution =)

@Renegade_Fury: Great list! I didn't play most of those games. XD I only played the Sigma edition of Ninja Gaiden on PS3, that's why it's not in my list, but it's one of my favorite games of all time! Thanks for your contribution =)

@hrt_rulz01: As I said before, I didn't play Half-Life 2 when it was first released and I recently play it for a few hours and didn't enjoyed very much. Halo games are also overrated in my humble opinion from what I've seen of other people playing them. Thanks for your contribution =)

@behardy24: Thanks for your contribution =)

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#8 Posted by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

Just started playing Valkyrie Chronicles, and that game seems to also have a "home" system implant in it and it's also a great game.

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#9 Edited by Behardy24 (5324 posts) -

@bruno_fmenedes said:

@behardy24: Thanks for your contribution =)

No problem =)

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#10 Posted by zeroyaoi (2450 posts) -

@glitter: Rockman fan! :D

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#11 Posted by Tokeism (2365 posts) -

2001

  • Black & White
  • Max Payne
  • Pokémon Crystal
  • Halo: Combat Evolved

2002

  • Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  • Age of Mythology

2003

  • Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Homeworld 2
  • The Simpsons: Hit & Run
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne

2004

  • Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Halo 2
  • Half-Life 2
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords

2005

  • Star Wars: Republic Commando
  • Black & White 2
  • Star Wars Battlefront 2
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#12 Edited by CTR360 (8410 posts) -

ninja gaiden resident evil 4 doom 3 half life 2 GTA SA MGS 3 prince of pesia sand of time max payne max payne 2 halo CE GTA3 GTA vice city GT3 jack and daxter zelda WW resident evil remake resident evil zero halo 2 return to wolfstein sudeki fable PGR 2 rallisport challenge 2 jade empire the chronickles of ridick oddworld munch odyssey oddworld stranger

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#13 Edited by microtrony (25 posts) -

Deus Ex

Neverwinter Nights

SW:Kotor

Homeworld 2 (not really sure about this one if it's in the given timespan)

EveOnline

Civ3

NeedForSpeed

Arcanum

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#14 Posted by final_lap (388 posts) -
  • 2001 - Ace Combat 4
  • 2001 - Sonic Adventure 2 / Sonic Adventure 2 Battle
  • 2005 - Midnight Club 3 Dub Edition
  • 2005 - Pursuit Force

Simpsons Hit and Run is good. Megaman Network Transmission is surprisingly good. F-Zero GX is overrated but nevertheless very good. Mega Man X6 got better with age. It's the most intense game in the series.

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#15 Posted by mastermetal777 (3215 posts) -

@final_lap: As much as I love the Mega Man X series, X6 was one of the weaker ones IMO. The biggest faults were the insanely complex level design and the convoluted storyline.

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#16 Posted by thecruzan (105 posts) -

2001

Conker's Bad Fur Day

GTA III

Halo: CE

Super Smash Bros. Melee

2002

Sonic Adventure 2

Super Mario Sunshine

Animal Crossing

Kingdom Hearts

Ratchet & Clank

007: Nightfire & Agent Under Fire

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2003

True Crime: Streets of LA

Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando

Soul Caliber II

Dynasty Warriors 4

2004

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

GTA: San Andreas

DBZ: Budokai 3

Halo 2

Super Mario 64 DS

2005

Pokemon Emerald

GTA: Liberty City Stories

Ratchet: Deadlocked

Mario Kart DS

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Animal Crossing: Wild World

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#17 Edited by final_lap (388 posts) -

@mastermetal777 said:

@final_lap: As much as I love the Mega Man X series, X6 was one of the weaker ones IMO. The biggest faults were the insanely complex level design and the convoluted storyline.

One of the major problems in X6 is that some areas required you to die until you lose all your lives, which is incredibly shitty design. Other than that it was no more or less complex than the levels in all the other Mega Man X games.

I see nothing wrong with the storyline. Also I just noticed you didn't even say the story was bad, just that it was convoluted, but I would argue that rarely a game is ruined by having a convoluted storyline. (if such a thing is even possible) If you're gonna start criticizing a game's storyline you might as well criticize it for its graphics as well, which is a much bigger issue in X6 than the story is.

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#18 Posted by mastermetal777 (3215 posts) -

@final_lap: I found navigating most of the levels confusing and/or infuriating, with special mention towards the awful design of Blaze Heatnix's level. I can't really say anything bad about the graphics though. It's the same damn thing as X4 and X5 in terms of art style and sprite usage. And all of the other X games had relatively straightforward stories by comparison, so I can call it a negative over consistency.

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#19 Edited by Pikminmaniac (11194 posts) -

I guess it would look something like this

-Pikmin

-Pikmin 2

-Metroid Prime

-Metroid Prime 2 Echoes

-The Legend of Zelda the Wind Waker

-Beyond Good and Evil

-Dragon Quest VIII

-Super Smash Bros. Melee

-Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga

-Pokemon Sapphire

These are the games that really stood out in that time frame

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#20 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (633 posts) -

max payne, all halo's, fatal frame, morrowind, tony hawk 4, splinter cell 1/2 and chaos, kotor 1/2, sands of time, riddick, doom3, burnout3, san andreas, half-life 2, psychonauts and condemned to name a few.

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#21 Edited by lumzi32 (376 posts) -

Halo: Combat Evolved

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (aka kotor aka best game ever)

Dead or Alive 3

Rallisport Challenge

Splinter Cell

Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

Onimusha Warlords

Ninja Gaiden

Virtua Fighter 4 Evo

Soul Calibur 2

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II The Sith Lords

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#22 Edited by Rookerman (27 posts) -

Final Fantasy X

God Of War

Baldurs Gate Dark Alliance

Splinter Cells

Star Wars Knights Of Old Republic

GTA

Lots of different RPGS

Black

Genji

Champions of Norrath

Onimusha.

List goes on

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#23 Edited by Ballroompirate (25872 posts) -

I'd have to go with

  1. MGS3
  2. Warcraft 3 + The Frozen Throne
  3. Kotor 2
  4. Kotor
  5. RE4
  6. WoW
  7. LoZ WW
  8. Jak 2
  9. RE Outbreak
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#24 Edited by final_lap (388 posts) -

@mastermetal777: Blaze Heatnix's level is almost entirely linear.

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#25 Posted by TheRealTimeplitter (25 posts) -

Timesplitters 2 i think was 2002 and still one of my favorite games ever! Love it!

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#26 Edited by gameofthering (11100 posts) -

--------2001--------

  • Headhunter ------------------- (DC)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 ---------- (DC)
  • Grand Theft Auto 3 --------- (PS2)
  • Jak and Daxter -------------- (PS2)
  • Pokemon Silver ------------- (GBA)

--------2002--------

  • Super Smash Bros Melee --------- (GC)
  • Resident Evil (REmake) ------------ (GC)
  • Sonic Adventure 2 : Battle ---------- (GC)
  • Turok : Evolution ----------------------- (GC)
  • Timesplitters 2 ------------------------- (PS2)
  • Grand Theft Auto Vice City --------- (PS2)
  • 007 Nightfire --------------------------- (PS2)
  • Dragonball Z : Budokai ------------- (PS2)

--------2003--------

  • Dragonball Z : Budokai 2 ---------------------------(PS2)
  • Midnight Club 2 ----------------------------------------(PS2)
  • Jak 2 ----------------------------------------------------- (PS2)
  • Ghosthunter -------------------------------------------- (PS2)
  • Dragonball Z : The Legacy of Goku 2 ---------- (GBA)
  • Mario Part 5 ------------------------------------------- (GC)
  • Sonic Advance 2 ------------------------------------- (GBA)

--------2004--------

  • Dragonball Z : Budokai 3 -------------------- (PS2)
  • Need for speed : Underground 2 ---------- (PS2)
  • Burnout 3 : Takedown ------------------------- (PS2)
  • Jak 3 ----------------------------------------------- (PS2)
  • Half-Life 2 ---------------------------------------- (PC)
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY ------------------------ (GC)
  • Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas ---------- (PS2)
  • Sonic Advance 3 ------------------------------ (GBA)
  • Counter Strike : Source --------------------- (PC)

--------2005--------

  • WarioWare : Touched ------------------------- (DS)
  • Super Mario 64 DS ---------------------------- (DS)
  • Ridge Racer ------------------------------------- (PSP)
  • Resident Evil 4 ---------------------------------- (GC)
  • Timesplitters : Future Perfect --------------- (PS2)
  • Call of Duty 2 ------------------------------------ (X360)
  • Need for Speed : Most Wanted ------------(X360)
  • Medievil : Resurrection ---------------------- (PSP)

That was really difficult trying to remember all the games and dates. I've probably forgot about a few.

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#27 Posted by final_lap (388 posts) -

@gameofthering said:

That was really difficult trying to remember all the games and dates. I've probably forgot about a few.

favslist.com has the year displayed for each game (and you can rank the games)

It is a site you might be interested in.

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#28 Posted by Jag85 (10800 posts) -

2001

  • Devil May Cry
  • Final Fantasy X
  • Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X
  • Shadow of Memories
  • Shenmue II
  • Silent Hill 2
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • SSX Tricky
  • Super Smash Bros: Melee
  • WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It

2002

  • Burnout 2: Point of Impact
  • Ever 17: Out of Infinity
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Justice for All
  • Resident Evil
  • Suikoden III

2003

  • A Blurred Line 2.1
  • Mario Kart: Double Dash
  • Need for Speed: Underground
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

2004

  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Clannad
  • Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride
  • Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
  • Fable
  • Fate/Stay Night
  • Gran Turismo 4
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
  • OutRun 2 SP
  • Prince of Persia: Warrior Within
  • World of Warcraft

2005

  • Burnout Revenge
  • Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Rogue Galaxy

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#29 Edited by judaspete (2031 posts) -

This time period is when most of my favorite games were made. Everyone's made some great lists, but I didn't see anyone put F-Zero GX. That in my opinion is the best racing game ever made.

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#30 Posted by slakkmichael (32 posts) -

Halo Combat Evolved and Halo 2.

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#31 Posted by mastermetal777 (3215 posts) -

How in the world did everyone forget Viewtiful Joe?

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#32 Posted by chaplainDMK (7004 posts) -
  • Tribes 2
  • Battlefield 1942
  • Battlefield 2
  • Sim City 4
  • Anno 1503
  • Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
  • Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • Half-Life 2
  • Ghost Recon 2
  • Il-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles
  • Sheep
  • RollerCoaster Tycoon 2
  • Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones

Probably missed some, whatever :D

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#33 Posted by AgeThe6 (179 posts) -

Ps2

  • Devil May Cry 3
  • Metal Gear Solid 2 and 3
  • God of war 1
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
  • Mortal kombat deadly alliance

GC

  • Resident Evil 4
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Super Smash Bros: Melee
  • Resident Evil
  • Pikmin

Xbox

  • Doom 3
  • Halo Combat Evolved
  • Halo 2

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#34 Edited by garfield360uk (20381 posts) -

@bruno_fmenedes:

Yes, somebody who loves PES4 as much as I did. A friend and I once played a couple of hours in the practice mode at taking free kicks with Roberto Carlos to see who would score first. Good times.

In general a lot of great titles being mentioned here. I will add Conflict Desert Storm as one of the games I loved, great couch co-op game, that and Halo at a friends was what pushed me into buying the original Xbox.

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#35 Edited by Sandmand12 (49 posts) -

ROME TOTAL WAR! in 2004

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#36 Posted by judaspete (2031 posts) -

@mastermetal777: Viewtiful Joe! Good call sir.

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#37 Posted by udUbdaWgz1 (633 posts) -

i love these types of threads, lol.

i didn't realize that my gamecube resident evil and eternal darkness fall in this time category. i'll have to replay re4 sometime soon and i can't put it on this list since i considered it overrated at the time. resident evil 4 SHOULD BE the "test of time" article, lol.

nothing more rewarding than playing both of those games without cheating and figuring em out on your own.

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#38 Posted by Senor_Kami (8529 posts) -
  • Civilization 4
  • Phantom Dust
  • Knights of the Old Republic II

Those are in my top 3. Probably the right order as well. The rest are in no order:

  • NBA Street 2
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Knights of the Old Republic
  • Prince of Persia: Sands of Time
  • School Days
  • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Golden Sun
  • Capcom vs SNK 2
  • NFL 2K5
  • Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)
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#39 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (548 posts) -

@Tokeism: Great list! I haven't played most of those games XD Thanks for you contribution =)

@CTR360: A little confusingly written but great list anyway! Thanks for your contribution =)

@microtrony: Yes, Homeworld 2 was released in 2003. Good list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@final_lap: Thanks for your contribution =)

@thecruzan: Great list! Glad to see Wind Waker in there! Thanks for your contribution =)

@Pikminmaniac: Short but awesome list! Thanks for your contribution =)

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#40 Posted by bruno_fmenedes (548 posts) -

@udubdawgz1: You really love your Halo's ;) Thanks for your contribution =)

@lumzi32: Great variety on your list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@rookerman: Great variety on your list also! Thanks for your contribution =)

@Ballroompirate: Good list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@gameofthering: Great list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@Jag85: Awesome list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@chaplainDMK: Good list!Thanks for your contribution =)

@agethe6: Great list! Thanks for your contribution =)

@Garfield360UK: Yes PES 4 was an awesome game! It completely changed the way we played soccer games and made them much more thrilling! Thanks for your contribution =)

@udubdawgz1: I'm glad you enjoyed it! I agree there's nothing more rewarding then that =) Thanks for your contribution!

@Senor_Kami: I never played KOTOR, but with so many mentions of it here I really have to try it out! Good list! Thanks for your contribution =)