Very soon 2009 will roll over into 2010, but besides the new year, Jan. 1 marks the beginning of a new decade.

How has the gaming climate changed in the past ten years? It’s gone from N64 to PS2 to Wii. That’s a lot of change, for only a ten-year span. But what about the games?

According to MetaCritic, a Web site that collects scores from across the review continuum, these are the twenty best-rated games of the past ten years.

1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 — 98 (Activision)
2. Grand Theft Auto IV — 98 (Rockstar)
3. Perfect Dark — 97 (Nintendo)
4. NFL 2K1 — 97 (Sega)
5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 — 97 (Activision)
6. Halo — 97 (Microsoft)
7. Metroid Prime — 97 (Nintendo)
8. Grand Theft Auto III — 97 (Rockstar)
9. Super Mario Galaxy — 97 (Nintendo)
10. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty — 96 (Konami)
11. Half-Life 2 — 96 (Valve)
12. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker — 96 (Nintendo)
13. Resident Evil 4 — 96 (Capcom)
14. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — 96 (Nintendo)
15. BioShock — 96 (2K Games)
16. The Orange Box — 96 (Valve)
17. Out of the Park Baseball 2007 — 96 (Sports Interactive)
18. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves — 96 (Sony)
19. Baldur’s Gate II: Shadows of Amn — 95 (Interplay)
20. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past [GBA] — 95 (Nintendo)

Tony Hawk sitting pretty at #1. Good show!

Source: MCV via Kotaku

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