The 31 Most Important Video Game Moments Of The '00s
From Wii Sports to Resident Evil IV... NOTE: Only one game per series has been allowed, or the list would go on forever. Also: spoilers.
Max Payne (2001). Going into a Bullet Time dive and ruining someone's day.
God Of War (2005). Killing a Minotaur.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003). Doing fancy gymnastics at the top of an unfeasibly high building.
Wii Sports (2006). Nailing a strike.
Deus Ex (2000). Getting all meta.
Gran Turismo 3 (2001). Cooing at the graphics.
Diablo 2 (2000). Reaching some utterly ridiculous level.
The Sims 3 (2009). Having an affair with the maid.
Final Fantasy XII (2006). Watching the cutscenes.
Sega (2003 onwards). Not releasing a console.
Shadow of the Colossus (2006). Seeing your first colossus and getting on its tits.
Uncharted 2 (2009). Helicopter rooftop attack lunacy.
Mass Effect (2007). Confronting the villain you've been stalking for ages and - oh.
Assassins Creed 2 (2009). Going to Venice and stabbing people.
World of Warcraft (2004). Not letting this happen.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (2006). Doling out sword-based justice from the back of a horse.
Gears of War (2006). Cleaving a Locust's head open with a chainsaw.
TimeSplitters 2 (2002). Going back in time to 1895 and climbing up Notre Dame.
Call of Duty 4 (2007). Getting burned to a crisp in a nuclear explosion.
Fallout 3 (2008). Fighting a Super Mutant Behemoth.
Red Dead Redemption (2010). Use the Buffalo Rifle.
Silent Hill 2 (2001). Realising you might not be the hero in all this (pt 1).
Half Life 2 (2004). Gravity gun lols.
Metal Gear Solid 2 (2001). Creeping around an oil rig.
Arkham Asylum (2009). Finding Jim Gordon dead.
Portal (2007). Fighting a conflicted Artificial Intelligence that thinks you're really rather naughty.
Mario Galaxy (2007). Smacking Bowser upside the head in three dimensions.
Halo (2001). Pwning some n00bs.
Bioshock (2007). Realising you might not be the hero in all this (pt 2).
Resident Evil IV (2005). Finding that everything isn't what it seems in the Spanish village.
Grand Theft Auto III (2001). Going wherever you wanted for the first time.
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