10 streaming games that define the 2000s

The nineties were defined by new standards and stars[1]; The decade of 2000 is progress and creativity. For some reason, the games on this list changed the way video games were viewed and set new standards for their successors. In some cases, the listed game is fantastic, and in others, it is extremely innovative. The rules of this list are simple: for the sum of the games, the industry and what they did to us. I try to include only one version of each set and skip sequels, but if it fits the rules, then I'll add it to the list.

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The nineties were defined by new standards and stars[1]; The decade of 2000 is progress and creativity. For some reason, the games on this list changed the way video games were viewed and set new standards for their successors. In some cases, the listed game is fantastic, and in others, it is extremely innovative. The rules of this list are simple: for the sum of the games, the industry and what they did to us. I try to include only one version of each set and skip sequels, but if it fits the rules, then I'll add it to the list.

And keep in mind that this list is my personal opinion. You can disagree, but don't be bitter about it.

First of all, I should say that in the list I wrote earlier about the nineties, I got some good suggestions about what other games could have been on that list. I must honestly say that I wish I could, but I cannot put more than 10 games in this list.

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10 . Bioshock

Sometimes a game is listed because it's great, sometimes it's listed because it was the beginning of a series whose sequels have moved forward with the same order. Bioshock is a combination of every friend. For many, it is one of the best games of the decade. However, I have nothing to do with this topic for now and I will go to the main topic.

What effect did it have on the industry? BioShock did two important things for the gaming world. First, it was the first new collection [in the 2000s] to attract attention. It was something new and creative without seeming pretentious. The crooked feel that the game gave it made it stand out from its contemporaries while also giving it a sixties steampunk feel. Second, it showed that in the world of online multiplayer games where internet connections are always important, you can still make great offline single player games. Telling a great story that draws people in can always be fun, and we don't always have to see online battles between hundreds of players and massive weapons. The point is simple and should not be forgotten: a good game should always feel good to player 1 [referring to controller #1 in usually old multiplayer games] and that is more important than anything else.

Was it a good game? Personally, I didn't play it much and I can't answer that. But it is not only remembered as one of the best games of its year, but also of the decade. 100% worth playing. But not so much that I put it above the rest of the list.

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9. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Before you say "Why isn't Vice City on the list?" I have to say that although that game was also epoch-making and I don't deny it, but if you ask yourself this question, you will understand why I chose this version. Any type of crime you can imagine can be done in this game, and that's only half the story.

How did it affect the industry? If you play Vice City If you have done it, you know that it has not changed much. The more crimes you commit, the more you attract the attention of the law, and the more cops come after you. But no, it wasn't because of these things that it became the most famous game of PlayStation 2. San Andreas is here because, like Unreal Tournament, you can throw endless mods into the game (which, of course, cause more trouble than good). This refers to the Hot Coffee mod, where the player was supposed to be able to watch and even play the sexual act that he is never going to see on the screen. This mod caused the E.S.R.B to change the game's age rating from M [seventeen and over] to AO [adults only]. As far as I know, this is the first time a game's age rating has been changed after launch, and the first time there's been an uproar over something that was done post-launch that the company wasn't involved in.

Was it a good game? Many people like GTA, but I don't. I understand why they love this game, but I don't really like these crime-oriented games. Since the game is open world, it naturally goes for these things, but it's not something I like.

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8. Kingdom Hearts

One game that I know is going to make a lot of noise because it's on the list. It doesn't make sense to put it on this list for those who are looking forward to Kingdom Hearts 3 (and please release it this year) [this list was published before this version was released]. But this version also does three things, two of which are positive and the other negative.

What effect did it have on the industry? Licensed games are extremely rare unless they are a close connection or an adaptation. be a movie or any comic book. These days we see a lot of fighting games adapted from anime, but in that decade it was the first time that a The licensed game turned out so awesome. Second, it gave a very good Disney feel (without, at least according to my definition, always feeling like "Saving the Princess"). It is true that the princes are part of the game, but not so much that you say "oh, what a girly game!". Third, although many will attack him for saying it, it showed that Square Enix doesn't want to deliver what we want at all. This game had so many side versions and side points that they were not even included in the official version of Kingdom Hearts. It's as if Square Enix wanted to avoid the work all the time; Electronic Arts The game before Electronic Arts was fashionable.

Was it a good game? Pretty much better than all the Final Fantasy games that came out in the 2000s. There was an outpouring of emotions in this story and despite all the weird things we saw on the screen, the gameplay was very neat. My only complaint is that it put the characters of Final Fantasy in the sub-parts of the story and not the main one. Granted, this game is about Disney and their universe, but I would have preferred to be on my team and alongside him instead of fighting Squall at the beginning of the game.

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7. Dance Dance Revolution Extreme

Sometimes you have to admit: home video games just can't feel the same as the arcade machines. Until now, the game was the first and last rhythmic game that could not be played outside of its special arcade machine and at home. I'm sorry if the arcade machines in your neighborhood didn't have this game.

What effect did it have on the industry? They implemented the idea of bringing gamers to the feet of devices from the early to mid-90s. But unlike those who worked with a joystick, in Dance Dance Revolution you have to stand on a metallic pad that has four different directions and tap the necessary directions in accordance with the rhythm of the music. In this game, you had to stand with your feet [instead of your hands] and this idea was ignored by many games of that time. Moreover, the metal pad was strong enough to bear the weight for a long time. On the contrary, in domestic versions, the pads are different and have a bad soft feeling, which is not like the non-domestic version. It's one of those few games that you can't replicate at home, no matter how hard you try. I mean exactly, Wii Fit!

Was it a good game? Yes, it's probably one of the top 10 arcade games of all time, but I wouldn't say it's up to Pac-Man or Donkey Kong. You have to give it time to like it. Before you play, you should understand the idea and know that this is not a game that you can enjoy by sitting on a chair and lounging. You can easily find it at almost any anime or gaming convention.

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6. Counter-Strike

In 1999, two anonymous students created material for Half-Life, which was released in 2000 as an independent game called Counter-Strike, and not only changed the face of first-person shooters, but also gave a new face to It gave competitive shooters that are still very popular among esports.

How did it affect the industry? Counter-Strike's approach to competitive multiplayer was different from other games of its time. There were no high-speed cartoon deathmatches and instead, we had a slower and more tactical shooter. Counter Strike was not the first game of this style, but no one could make a gameplay as addictive as Counter Strike, which is still popular after almost 20 years. Even its later versions like Counter-Strike: Global Offensive on Steam have been able to have a million players at the same time. We rarely see a game that can still be so popular after a decade.

Was it a good game? Half life fans will probably enjoy this game, especially because Counter Strike is built with the same engine. This first-person shooter, even its 2000 version, still has busy servers, and with the help of an active community and many materials that have been offered to it, it is still standing.

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5. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4

It was a tough decision because I was torn between which anime game to put on this list and I didn't know if Disgaea or Persona deserved better. Both are popular, but I think Persona is more. After all, we had a ton of anime games in the 2000s, so picking one is harder than you might think.

How did it affect the industry? Japanese RPGs usually mean slaughter. And go ahead. But this one focused more on building relationships between people than just fighting. The characters had different characteristics and the emphasis was more on doing different tasks than fighting. At the same time, the world around you was constantly changing in response to your actions. Apart from all these, among all the anime games in the 2000s, Persona was the most popular. Persona proved It is possible to make games with the theme of Japanese anime and become popular in other parts of the world; It was so popular that it spawned several spin-offs, one in the fighting genre and another in an anime series. we come. The game itself was definitely worth experiencing in its time, but the problem was that it was forced and it took two hours before I felt like I was doing something special. So if you love these slow, story-driven games, then yes, it's worth it. If not, go for a more exciting game.

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4. Mario Party 2

The first version of Mario Party was hollow. A selfless solo that you had to constantly use analogs to do. It was so bad that Nintendo even gave the injured a pair of protective gloves because most of the time you had to work with the analog instead of using your fingers. But if you solve all these problems and get to the second version, you will see a gem that has no equal.

What effect did it have on the industry? Unlike the previous version, which mostly had an immature and incomplete design. Mario Party 2 was the perfect product and proved that social games still have something to say and are viable. I wanted to replace Super Smash Bros. I'll list Melee, but Mario Party 2 was the first proper family game. Nintendo made a few more games from this series, but it was the second version that set a new standard. Even Sega's attempt with Sonic Shuffle and Microsoft's attempt with Fuzion Frenzy could not compete with Mario Party and the new genre that entered the games.

Was it a good game? One hundred percent! By far, it's the best game you can play with the family, and no one can beat it. Mario Party 3 was mediocre, 1 was bad, 4 was good, but none of them entertained me like #2. Even now they don't get boring. Oh, how we got on our nerves every time Bowser hit that big final blow...

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3. Halo: Combat Evolved

The top three games on this list are clear. In any order we arrange them, it is still correct [and there is no difference between them]. But if I were to choose the most influential ones on the industry, unfortunately Hilo should sit a little higher on the list. Don't get me wrong, that doesn't mean it hasn't done something worthwhile.

What impact did it have on the industry? The first Xbox had just arrived and needed something to stand out from other consoles. stand out In this regard, various shooters were released for it, both first-person and third-person. But Hilo was one of those games that stood head and neck above the rest. The graphics were fantastic and a testament to the power of the Xbox hardware. Also, only two weapons could be carried at the same time, so it was impossible to carry all weapons at once and without doing anything they would become stronger over time. Each weapon was used for a specific task, some for close combat and some for distant combat. So you had to use your weapons in the best possible way to win each stage.

Was it a good game? It can be said that Hilo was one of the best, if not the best, games ever made. The release time (game launch) was released for a console. The big problem was that it didn't use Xbox Live support and we had to wait until Halo 2 to finally see this feature. That's why I say Super Mario 64 is without a doubt the best game ever. Which one is better will be discussed for a long time.

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2. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Once again, I have to say that the top three games on the list are fine in any order you put them. Call of Duty 3 had a good multiplayer section, but it was very ordinary. All you had to do was play the doctor and keep the others alive and get promoted. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare has come and taken the role of a doctor and put you in a kill-not-to-be-killed scenario. It was so that we forgot how many sub-versions were born from another sub-version related to World War II.

What effect did it have on the industry? In the world of online and multiplayer games that They didn't focus much on action (with the exception of the Unreal Tournament series), Call of Duty 4 not only had multiplayer action, but also several other important features. In Hilo, you could only carry two weapons at the same time, but Call of Duty 4 lets you choose the weapons you want from the start, instead of finding enemies' weapons on the ground. So you can pick up a shotgun and a sniper right from the start without having to search. When you were done destroying soldiers, you could help your teammates with various items. This feature was improved in the future Call of Duty, but you could see the cornerstone of this style of games in this version.

Was it a good game? Although many people complain today, but Call of Duty Duty 4 was one of the best games ever when it was released It was... and then Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 came along and took online multiplayer to a whole new level. You can argue about this as much as you want, but there is no way that when this game was released you thought it was bad or boring or had any other negative qualities.

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1. World of Warcraft

It's still hard to rank the top three, but choosing the top of the list was harder than any list I've ever made. So what are the most epoch-making games, apart from two of the best games of all time? The first is the work that brought MMORPGs to the fore and breathed a new spirit into them. Just the number of hours that people, including myself, have spent on this game is far more than any other game in the entire history of the industry.

What impact did it have on the industry? Of all the MMORPGs that was released, World of Warcraft set a new standard in every way. The Warcraft series, which was once an RTS game, already had a proper history written for its world, and players entered the world with World of Warcraft, which this time was combined with role-playing. Although this is not a small thing, but the number of people who played this game at the same time and the record it set made it sit at the top of the list. After some time, this game became simpler so that newcomers can easily enter its world. These days, it's completely possible to advance a large part of the game alone, and if you want to do battles with other people, you will be connected to them in a few minutes (instead of wanting to look for a group and be delayed for hours or even days). You can still join a guild and get a bunch of perks. Consider that 15 years later, many people are still playing this game, and a work that has stood the test of time proudly deserves to be at the top of the list.

Was it a good game?

strong> When I first started it, there was a big problem. A reviewer once wrote that "No newcomers can enter its world" and that was the biggest problem of World of Warcraft at that time: newcomers could not easily enter a world that had been around for a long time and had seen many changes. These days, of course, playing the game alone is easier for beginners. Its expansion packs add good new content, but I think they oversimplified the game's role-playing system. Now you have to upgrade only one branch between the skill branches instead of upgrading several branches and combining them. But aside from the gameplay, it's still a good time to have. In my opinion, the best part is not only its online and social aspect, but its vast world and many choices. It doesn't matter what race or class you have chosen, because advancing the game is never limited to a certain way.

1. Star Power: A term that the author uses in another article and gives his own definition of it, which means that in the nineties we no longer judged games by their cover art, but the industry had grown so big that the games made noise. and different magazines write about them and the decision criteria of the players become more advanced. (M)

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