Top 10 Best Video Games: 2000-2010

Top 10 Best Video Games: 2000-2010

In the aftermath of an E3 that was all about new console hardware and myriad technological innovations from motion controls to 3D gaming and cloud computing, you may be forgiven for temporarily forgetting: It’s still all about the games.

And while publishers are largely content to play it close to the vest and stick with predictable sequels and tie-ins given the current state of the economy, let’s level. Plenty of great reasons to keep thumbs waggling still had insiders buzzing, from Gears of War 3 to Rage, Fallout: New Vegas, Civilization V, Portal 2 and Metal Gear Solid Rising – each among the year’s top 10 best bets for video game fans.

Still, no matter how much you’re looking forward to fondling your Kinectimals or exploring the magic of true freedom of choice in Deus Ex: Human Revolution, realize. Few of these titles and technologies would exist if it weren’t for the pioneering efforts of several games which weren’t just cutting-edge for their day, but also proved to be the unlikely torchbearers for an entire industry. As part of our ongoing series of featured columns on CNN, we’re presenting a look at back at the last decade’s best and most influential games. Read it and see if you agree with our 10 picks, then be sure to write in with your own. From Half-Life 2 to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Counter-Strike, given dozens of other equally worthy choices to pick from, there’s certainly plenty of room for expansion.

The Top 10 Video Games of the Past Decade – CNN

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