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Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby TheLastBlade » 22 Jun 2012 02:19

What is your favorite games from the last 12 years or now? (It can only be one if you don't want to make a long list)

-SSBB: Still have loads of fun with this game no matter WHAT people say.
-King of Fighters XIII: This game got everything right and did everything better than what Capcom is currently doing. Most balanced Fighting game you'll ever find this generation.
-Deus Ex Human Revolution: My personal game of the year 2011
-MGS Peace Walker: It has the MGS stuff that has been criticized... YET I DON'T KNOW WHY I LOVE IT!
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby dkanddiddy » 22 Jun 2012 12:52

i'd have to say the original Paper Mario or Pokemon Gold/Silver/Crystal are my favorite games in the 2000-2001 range.
for newer games (2008-2012), Mario Kart 7 is really fun, and so is Super Smash Bros. Brawl. I'm still playing Brawl right now because I only have 5-6 trophies left to get, and only 5-10 stickers and then I'd have the game 100% done!
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby CrispyGoomba » 22 Jun 2012 13:15

There's no way I can narrow it down to just 1 game. And if I took the time to make a list, that would probably take all day. But in short, my favorite game of all time is Superman 64... :lol:
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Fluffernutter » 22 Jun 2012 13:33

For brevity, I won't include games on non-Nintendo systems.
    Super Smash Bros. (all of them :D )
    Fire Emblem (Blazing Sword)
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
    Pokemon G/S/C
    Pokemon Snap
    Paper Mario and Paper Mario: TTYD
    Baten Kaitos: Eternal Wings and the Lost Ocean
    LoZ: Wind Waker
    NBA Street Vol. 2 (lolz)
    Ghost Trick
    Apollo Justice
    Super Mario Galaxy (both)
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby nintenfan1456 » 22 Jun 2012 13:41

for me, its-

1.The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
2.Super Mario Galaxy 2
3.Mario Kart 7
4.Mario Tennis Open
5.Super Mario 3D Land
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby AadmM » 22 Jun 2012 15:10

I'll try to keep this short...

• Luigi's Mansion
• Super Mario Sunshine
• Pokémon G/S/C and B/W
• Pokémon Stadium/Stadium 2
• LoZ: The Wind Waker
• Metroid Prime trilogy
• Super Smash Bros. series
• Super Mario Galaxy/Galaxy 2
• Donkey Kong Country Returns
• LoZ: Skyward Sword

But of course that's just a handful of memorable experiences I've had in the past 12 years :P
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby HammerGalladeBro » 22 Jun 2012 15:34

There are a lot of games I like, but to be brief, mines would be (not in any particular order):
    Pokémon Stadium 1 & 2
    Super Mario Sunshine
    Luigi's Mansion
    Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal and HeartGold/SoulSilver
    Super Smash Bros. Brawl
    Metroid Prime: Trilogy
    Magical Starsign
    Elite Beat Agents
    Kirby Air Ride
    Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
    Kirby Super Star Ultra
    Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
    Mario & Sonic at the Olympic WInter Games DS (lulz)
    Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
    Tetris DS
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Sailing_Day » 22 Jun 2012 22:30

I could make a huge, huge list, but I'll keep it as short as possible.

On Ninty systems:
-Conker's Bad Fur Day
-The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
-The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
-Metroid Prime
-Resident Evil 4
-Mother 3
-Fire Emblem (GBA)
-Super Mario Galaxy
-Golden Sun/The Lost Age
-Pokemon G/S/C
-Pokemon R/S/E
-Tales of Symphonia

On other systems:
-The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
-Half-Life 2
-Portal 2
-World of Warcraft (Vanilla) (eat it)
-Final Fantasy IX
-Kingdom Hearts II
-Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
-The Sims 2
-Dragon Quest VIII
-Devil May Cry 3
-Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Hamr » 22 Jun 2012 23:25

Best game and one honorable mention from each year.

2000: Metal Slug 3
Runner-up: Majora's Mask

2001: Devil May Cry
Runner-up: Phantasy Star Online

2002: Contra: Shattered Soldier
Runner-up: Panzer Dragoon Orta

2003: Metal Arms: Glitch in the System
Runner-up: PN03

2004: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Runner-up: Pikmin 2

2005: Ninja Gaiden: Black
Runner-up: Phantom Dust

2006: God Hand
Runner-up: Baten Kaitos: Origins

2007: Kororinpa: Marble Madness
Runner-up: Mario Galaxy

2008: Ninja Gaiden 2
Runner-up: None.

2009: Little Kings Story
Runner-up: New Super Mario Bros. Wii

2010: Sin and Punishment 2
Runner-up: Vanquish

2011: Serious Sam 3
Runner-up: Rayman Origins

2012: None.
Runner-up: None.

Being the best years, 2000 and 2010 were the hardest in terms of only picking just one honorable mention. So many worthy titles.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby JimLink » 23 Jun 2012 07:15

Perfect Dark
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem
Metroid Prime
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
Resident Evil 4
Final Fantasy 4 Advance
Pokemon Emerald
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance
Wii Sports
Super Mario Galaxy
Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Monster Hunter Tri
Dragon Quest IX
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Xenoblade Chronicles
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Radiant » 23 Jun 2012 11:52

Easy, almost every single one of my favorite games is from the first few years of the 2000's (US release dates):

Animal Crossing GCN
The Sims 2 (PC)
Super Smash Bros. Melee
Pokemon Crystal
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Paper Mario

There's a very basic list of my top favorites.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby StarStabbedMoon » 23 Jun 2012 16:16

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Chrono Cross
Metroid Prime
The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
Metroid: Zero Mission
Shadow of the Colossus
Super Mario Galaxy
Shadow Complex
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby KittyKat13 » 23 Jun 2012 20:47

There have been a LOT of good games in the past 12 years, but my absolute favorite is The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby bunny-cow » 23 Jun 2012 22:00

To make it short, these are the only games that make me giddy and smile when I think about them:
+Super Mario Galaxy 1&2
+A Boy and His Blob (hug button just melts me!)
*I think it's their aesthetics and colorful worlds that link them to that "Disney/Pixar Magic" for me.

These games come close to that feeling:
+Mario Kart DS
+Eternal Darkness
+Super Smash Bros. Melee/Brawl
+Rayman Origins
+Baten Kaitos
+Tales of Symphonia
+Mario and Luigi 1
+Paper Mario 2
+Metroid: Zero Mission
+Mario Party 4 (fond memories)
+Soul Calibur 2
+Space Channel 5 Part 2
+Jet Set Radio Future
+Pokemon B/w
+Elite Beat Agents
+Shadow of the Colossus
+Plus many more escaping my mind right now.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby HammerGalladeBro » 24 Jun 2012 01:32

Dammit! How could I forget about Conker's Bad Fur Day? That game is a real classic.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Eternal Rain » 25 Jun 2012 00:03

Hope ya don't mind Hamr, but I'm pretty much gonna copy your idea for making a list. :P

Best game: Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Runner up: Banjo-Tooie

Best game: Smash Bros. Melee
Runner up: Pikmin

Best game: Metroid Prime
Runner up: Kingdom Hearts

Best game: Wind Waker
Runner up: Jak II

Best game: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door
Runner up: Ratchet and Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Best game: Resident Evil 4
Runner up: Legend of Zelda: Minish Cap

Best game: Kingdom Hearts II
Runner up: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

Best game: Super Mario Galaxy
Runner up: Metroid Prime 3

Best game: Okami
Runner up: No More Heroes

Best game: Assassin's Creed II
Runner up: Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

Best game: Sonic Colors
Runner up: Mario Galaxy 2

Best game: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Runner up: Super Mario 3D Land

2012 (year's only half over so this will likely change)
Best game: Xenoblade Chronicles
Runner up: Rhythm Heaven Fever
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby CM30 » 03 Jul 2012 20:03


Can't remember


Wario Land 4. One of my favourite games ever.

Mario Kart Super Circuit. I really liked how you could unlock all the SNES tracks in this one, and tried to get three stars in everything. Also, the one game I actually got to try multiplayer in that's on a handheld system.

Pokemon Gold and Silver: My favourite Pokemon game


Luigi's Mansion. I loved this game, liked the somewhat realistic looking haunted house and am kind of upset no later Mario game could match it in this respect. Had nice music too.

Super Smash Bros Melee. God I used to play this game for ages. Never did get all the trophies though.

Super Mario Sunshine. Found it a weaker Mario game, but I still played it for years on end and loved messing around in the levels.


Mario Kart Double Dash: Pretty fun game

Mario and Luigi Superstar Saga: I think I actually got this prior to the official release date somehow. Still, it was a great game.

Legend of Zelda The Wind Waker. Great game with great music and memorable locations and characters. Didn't have that much of a problem with the island theme personally.


Super Mario 64 DS. People hated this, but I must have spent more time playing this game than a lot of others in my life.

Paper Mario the thousand year door: My first Paper Mario game, and a great game.

Legend of Zelda The Minish Cap: Was a fun game to play. Thought Vaati was a pretty neat villain.


Mario Kart DS. It introduced Airship Fortress and Waluigi Pinball, which is damn well good enough for me.

Mario and Luigi Partners in Time. What, I liked this game. Was a bit linear, but I loved the story and characters and the music in it.


New Super Mario Bros


Super Mario Galaxy. Probably one of my favourite games of all time this one, it made me buy the Wii.


Mario Kart Wii. Spent hours playing this with friends.

Super Smash Bros Brawl. Loved the game and it kept me playing for years due to me trying to beat all difficulty levels, get all trophies and generally do everything. Stage Builder was nice too.


New Super Mario Bros Wii. Was a fun game, even if it wasn't massively ambitious. And hey, it had Koopalings!


Super Mario Galaxy 2. Not as fun as the original, but I still enjoyed every minute of this, and feel it has some of the best music in the Mario series.

Donkey Kong Country Returns: Good old fashioned 2D platforming, with actual effort put into it unlike the New Super Mario Bros games.


Super Mario 3D Land. Didn't have a lot of replay value, but it was fun.

Zelda Ocarina of Time 3D. Made me appreciate Ocarina of Time having not played it in the Nintendo 64

Mario Kart 7. Great tracks and gameplay, and I loved playing the game online.


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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Devil_Rising » 09 Oct 2012 06:56

That does make it easier, seeing as how most of my favorite games are from the 80s and early 90s.

So, 2000-2012 eh? Here goes:

Pikmin - I prefer the open-structure of 2, but do NOT like the forced underground missions, so I guess I prefer 1.

Okami - Wii version, for the controls.

NSMB Wii - I put it right up there with 3 and World.

Tekken 5 - Best Tekken since 3, and one of the best console port packages I've ever seen, with the arcade inclusions.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl - Outshined Melee in every possible fashion, and had a great story mode (I thought).

Metroid Prime 3/Trilogy - I like the series as a whole, but I enjoyed 3 the most.

Wave Race: Blue Storm - Did everything the great N64 one did, but better.

Super Mario Galaxy - Liked the first much better than the second, except slippery Luigi.

Super Paper Mario - Guess I'm the oddball, but I really liked this one the best out of the series. Great game.

Kirby Epic Yarn/ Return to Dreamland - I honestly enjoyed both of these games a lot, though I guess I'd give the edge to Dreamland, just on the basis that it's the first console "old school" Kirby game in years.

Zelda: Twilight Princess - Hands down, still the best 3D action game I've played, and my fav. 3D Zelda game.

Of course, that was just home console retail games. There are certainly some portable and digital ones, but I'll just leave it at that.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby YoshiRider123 » 09 Oct 2012 08:03

Paper Mario
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney: Trials and Tribulations
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Xenoblade Chronicles
Donkey Kong Country Returns
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario Kart 7
Fire Emblem
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Pokémon White Version

My list was originally much longer, but I didn't want to be the oddball with a giant list, so I tried shortening it.
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby NanamiGamerGrl17 » 17 Nov 2012 09:32

Megaman Battle Network series
AC 2
Persona 4
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Re: Favorite Games of 2000-12

Postby Mirr0rR3flection » 19 Nov 2012 11:56

My favorites

Super Mario Sunshine
Luigi's Mansion
Mario Kart Double Dash
Billy Hatcher And the Giant Egg
Mario Party 7
Paper Mario The Thousand Year Door
The Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask
Super Mario Galaxy (love & hate it)
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Mario Kart Wii
Resident Evil Revelations
Kingdom Hearts 3D
Kingdom Hearts BBS FM
Mario Kart 7
Mario & Luigi Super Star Saga
Pokemon Silver
Pokemon Diamond
Pokemon Emerald
Pokemon Platnium
Pokemon FireRed
Pokemon SoulSilver
Pokemon Colosseum
Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness
The World Ends With You
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 days
Sonic Adventure
Sonic Adventure 2 battle
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