Time for another Flashback Friday article! You don't want to miss this one. We are just past the half way point for this decade, the 2010s. This article takes from all of our Game of the Year articles, but instead of looking at the best games of one year, we're looking at the best games of the previous decade, the 2000s! More specifically, we're looking at all games from the years 2000-2009.
It was an interesting decade with a lot of experimentation and change, with many changes being for the worse primarily toward the end of the decade. Still, 2007 stands out as one of the best years in gaming history with many great releases.
The awards given out are the same as the ones we use for Game of the Year, although some will be excluded since it's too hard to choose a single game for some of these awards. Also, expansions and even mods that equate to a whole game (like Natural Selection
mod or Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer
expansion) are now eligible for awards. We're even including a few new awards! These new awards may even be included in future game of the year articles. But for now, go on to the next page to continue reading.
Special thanks to InfaRedd, aka Valkayria for the basic idea behind this article.
: Dragon Age: Origins
: Electronic Arts
: PC / Mac / XBOX 360 / PlayStation 3
We were considering excluding this award because there were numerous amazing soundtracks in games from the 2000s. But we were able to agree on a winner, and that winner is Dragon Age: Origins
(2009). That's a huge win for Inon Zur and BioWare. Dragon Age: Origins is a dark fantasy game and the soundtrack is absolutely perfect, including some of the best individual tracks we've ever heard in a game (and no, we aren't doing that award since it's too hard to pick one) like the main theme, Ferelden at War, and I am the One.
- Neverwinter Nights 2: Mask of the Betrayer (2007)
- Neverwinter Nights 2: Storm of Zehir (2008)
- Neverwinter Nights 2: Mysteries of Westgate (2009)
- Neverwinter Nights (2002)
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind (2002)
- Neverwinter Nights 2 (2006)
- The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (2006)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords (2004)
- Penumbra (2007-2008)