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    Default What was the best year for gaming?

    While doing some research for another thread, I found myself interested in which year was the best for gaming. This year certainly is measuring up to be a cracker of a year. I feel last year was not a good year for gaming at all, though last year was the year that South Africa finally got the Xbox One, which made my day.

    And that is another point to think about. Do you see a good year for gaming to be solely based on the games launched, or would things like consoles, hardware and other elements make a difference in your opinion.

    My personal favourite year for gaming was 2011. It was the year that I really got back into gaming as a hobby, and a time where I actually started following gaming news and stories. I would say that this year is a very close second.

    But my opinion of Best year for gaming would go to 2007. With Mass Effect, Crysis, COD MW1, GTA San Andreas, Halo 3, Assassins Creed, Unreal Tournament 3 and more, it surely set the gaming world alight.

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    1993 - The year Doom was released

    followed closely by 1998 when Half-Life was released

    Followed by 2004 aka the year of Half-Life 2

    It was downhill from there

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    When was Half-Life 2 released?

    There have been many years with many great releases in those years. I really cannot pick any particular one.


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    Wow, this is a tough one, I can't really decide, but I'll go with 1997:

    Some notable mentions:

    • Dungeon Keeper
    • Fallout
    • MDK
    • Carmageddon
    • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter
    • Hexen II
    • Ultima Online
    • Grand Theft Auto
    • Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee
    • Riven
    • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II
    • Quake II
    • The Curse of Monkey Island
    • Age of Empires
    • GoldenEye 007
    • Total Annihilation

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    2008 was the best gaming year for me (only had the X360 then).

    Mirror's Edge
    Prince of Persia
    Gears of War 2
    Grand Theft Auto IV
    Far Cry 2
    Dead Space
    Fable II
    Battlefield: Bad Company
    Braid

    Other notable releases:

    Fallout 3
    LittleBigPlanet
    Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    Rock Band 2

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    Would rather ask: what is your best gaming year so far?
    2015 is proving to have some strong contenders...

    But before we see the end of this year.. 2009 is so far the best for me.
    Only PC titles in no particular order (actually, in the order that I can remember them):
    - Dragon Age: origins
    - Left 4 Dead 2
    - nananananana Batman : Arkam Asylum
    - Borderlands
    - Wolfenstein
    - Trine
    - Killing floor
    - Mirror's Edge
    - Prototype
    - Last Remnant (still want to finish this eventually)
    - Street Fighter 4
    - NBA 2K10 (Death of NBA live)

    Probably some more noticeable mentions, but my memory is fading

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    I'll have to go with 1999. Some of my favourite releases of that year.

    • SimCity 3000
    • Final Fantasy VIII
    • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
    • EverQuest
    • Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
    • Descent 3
    • Counter-Strike
    • Dungeon Keeper 2
    • Outcast
    • System Shock 2
    • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
    • Homeworld
    • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    • Grand Theft Auto 2
    • Medal of Honor
    • Ultima IX: Ascension
    • Unreal Tournament
    • Quake III Arena
    • Planescape: Torment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reavs View Post
    I'll have to go with 1999. Some of my favourite releases of that year.

    • SimCity 3000
    • Final Fantasy VIII
    • Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri
    • Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance
    • EverQuest
    • Baldur's Gate: Tales of the Sword Coast
    • Descent 3
    • Counter-Strike
    • Dungeon Keeper 2
    • Outcast
    • System Shock 2
    • Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
    • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
    • Homeworld
    • Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings
    • Grand Theft Auto 2
    • Medal of Honor
    • Ultima IX: Ascension
    • Unreal Tournament
    • Quake III Arena
    • Planescape: Torment
    To think I played, and loved, most of those games and they're 16 years old now. Yikes!
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