Best games of the decade

There are a small contingent of you out there that feel that the proper definition of a decade is at the end of 2010, you'd not only be wrong, but you'd also be personally insulting us with your wrong opinion. Thanks a lot jerk. For your consideration, please glance below and find a handy collection of GamesRadar's 2000-2010 decade features. If you still believe it should include the 2010 features, please feel free to print them out and tape them to the side of your monitior to create the illusion of your false decade definition.

Above: Spolier alert! These guys are kind of important


The sexiest new characters of the decade

The 25 best new characters of the decade

The 10 most shocking game moments of the decade

The decade's most memorable moments in gaming

The Top 7 disappointing games of the decade

The Top 20 most important games of the decade


And there you have it, an entire decade of gaming summized in a number of brilliant features from your old pals at GamesRadar! Happy new years to you all and thanks for supporting the site!

Jan 3, 2011

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  • Spybreak8 - January 5, 2011 12:29 a.m.

    It's because they didn't see that Seinfeld episode. Ohh sorry Newman, that would make your Millennial party pretty lame. Yeah one thing that is certain, the years go on and we get deeper into the hole yet the games industry is fantastic.
  • netlatnu - January 4, 2011 3:22 p.m.

    2000 was part of the 20th century, but not part of the 1900s. 2010 was part of the 201st decade, but not the '00s. You do not apply the same standards to decades as centuries because we refer to them differently. Our naming of centuries uses ordinal numbers, referring to the centuries relationship to the "beginning" of the calendar system, such as the 20th century for 1901-2000 or 1st century for 1-100. We do not refer to decades in this way (otherwise it would be the 202nd decade), but rather actually refer to them by the range of numbers in them (such as the nineties or the twenties). Since our terms for decades have no direct relationship to the year 1AD, we do not have to hold them to a technical standard that goes against common sense. Any way, Games Radar, get working on that Best Games of the 201st Decade list!
  • Lemurian - January 4, 2011 2:48 p.m.

    i guess super mario galaxy doesn't deserve to be in the top 20 even though it is the second highest rated game of all time (incase you couldn't tell i was being sarcastic)
  • philipshaw - January 4, 2011 12:48 p.m.

    Thanks for posting easy links to these
  • Kermit1970 - January 4, 2011 9:15 a.m.

    @Everyone. For my first post I'm going to nitpick. There was no year 0 so a decade starts from a year ending 1 and ends in a year ending 0
  • Jamahl - January 4, 2011 5:02 a.m.

    Yeah, garnsr is right. 2010 was the beginning of a new decade. Guess a few people missed it.
  • garnsr - January 4, 2011 3:32 a.m.

    It makes the most sense to consider 2000-2009 a decade, really. It doesn't make any difference whether AD started with the year 1, decades are separate from the whole of time. Considering 2000 to be connected to the 90's just doesn't make any sense, and overrides the sense that having 2001-2010 as the decade makes. These articles came out last year, but I don't seem to remember them. Maybe I was too drunk at the time. I guess I'll check them out now, possibly for the second time.
  • TheCakeIsaPie - January 4, 2011 3:10 a.m.

    Actually this decade started on Jan. 1st, 2011 and will end on Dec. 31st, 2020. The Gregorian Calender doesn't have a 0 A.D.
  • Pytor - January 4, 2011 3:01 a.m.

    After further reading, I'm sorry but as seen from above, '2000-2010' is ELEVEN YEARS!!! Also, click on the sexiest games characters and plz note that those editors chose 2000-2009 correctly... Eh, whatever, I love reminiscing!
  • Pytor - January 4, 2011 2:22 a.m.

    Right on BigKingBud! Don't give me that 'there was no year zero bs' GR! The whole calendar can start over right now for all I care, stupid Judeo-Christians and their self righteousness :P :)
  • NightCrawler_358 - January 4, 2011 1:25 a.m.

    Great article(s)! The PS2 was definitely the crowning achievment out of the whole decade. its too hard to decide favourite games for me. Maybe you guys could have an article with each of your favourite games of the decade, like what you did with 2010, but even bigger. That'd be very cool.
  • celticsfan645 - January 4, 2011 12:37 a.m.

    Your welcome GR
  • Lozier10 - January 4, 2011 12:15 a.m.

    Great decade, games and consoles seem to advance every day. Hope it continues to get better and better. HAPPY NEW DECADE TO ALL!!!
  • tomservo - January 4, 2011 12:03 a.m.

    What a decade it was, indeed. The new one's off to a flier as well, long may it continue. Happy New Year to all gamesradarers!
  • Robx - January 3, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    And so begins a new decade, Games Radar better stay on our side to enjoy, laugh, mock and troll the coming games. Happy new year everyone.
  • hardcore_gamer1990 - January 3, 2011 11:35 p.m.

    Here here! 2010 was the start of the new decade! :D

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