HF Retro Game of the Year - 2001 - GTA III Wins!

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Game of the year back in 2001?

Poll closed Monday at 4:57 PM.
  1. Devil May Cry

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. Final Fantasy X

    4.2%
  3. Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

    1.4%
  4. Grand Theft Auto III

    31.9%
  5. Halo: Combat Evolved

    27.8%
  6. Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Max Payne

    1.4%
  8. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of LIberty

    2.8%
  9. Paper Mario

    2.8%
  10. Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    4.2%
  11. Runescape

    6.9%
  12. Sid Meier's Civlization III

    1.4%
  13. Silent Hill 2

    1.4%
  14. Super Smash Bros. Melee

    13.9%
  1. SniperHF

    SniperHF Stickiness Administrator

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  2. No Fun Shogun

    No Fun Shogun 34-38-61-10-13-15

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    GTA3 for me.

    Was my biggest "recent" whoa moment in gaming and essentially the game that changed me from being an JRPG fan to being an open world/sandbox fan.
     
  3. 50 Sheas of Grey

    50 Sheas of Grey Registered User

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    Halo: CE for me. Close call between that and GTA 3, RuneScape, and Smash Bros.

    Halo: CE was the complete package for me. A great campaign and compelling storyline that had a lot of replayability, co-op play, very clever artificial intelligence, amazing split-screen and system link multiplayer with a variety of modes and objective game types, amazing map design for multiplayer, a control scheme that was revolutionary at the time which every subsequent FPS was modelled after, etc.

    It was arguably the first 'great' (I use that word facetiously as the PC master race will likely take offence) console FPS that has aged quite well. Goldeneye would be considered, but that control scheme was horrible and the game overall did not age well.
     
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    Voted runescape but it was 50/50 for me between that and ssbm. Such an amazing fighting game that i still play for at least an hour every day
     
  5. bambamcam4ever

    bambamcam4ever 107 and counting

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    Voted Halo, expecting GTA to win like every open-world game on this forum, regardless of how well or poorly they've aged.
     
  6. tacogeoff

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    Sid Meier's Civlization III for me. I put so many hours into that game. \

    second would be GT3 or GTA3. Wasn't into Halo back then.
     
  7. Painful Quandary

    Painful Quandary One is not Amused

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    Too bad Arcanum isn't a choice, I would have voted for that.
     
  8. Commander Clueless

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    Melee for me. Only one on the list I played extensively.
     
  9. Gardner McKay

    Gardner McKay You had to be there

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    Posted in the other thread suggesting to add it to the poll. How does one of the greatest MMO's (Diablo 2) of all time not make it on here??

    Went with FFX. Probably should have went with Gran Turismo 3. Played the hell out of both games.
     
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    Full disclosure: I was in college from 1999-2003, and this was the period of my life I was least into gaming. I was completely out of console gaming and played very few PC games.

    I did play and enjoy Return to Castle Wolfenstein though, both the single and multi-player, so I voted for that. I spent a ton of time playing the original Wolfenstein 3D as a kid, so I was thrilled that the franchise was re-booted. I played the multiplayer over a local network with my college buddies. We played like two things - either RtCW or Unreal Tournament.

    So I have a fondness for both of those games because I associated them with college late nights.
     
  11. The Nuge

    The Nuge Some Say...

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    It’s a 2000 release.


    I’m having a hell of a time deciding. I voted FFX, but changed it to RuneScape. Now I’m tempted to change again to GTA3, or back to FFX
     
  12. Gardner McKay

    Gardner McKay You had to be there

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    The expansion was 2001. That was essentially what took diablo from popular to the booming success. Only reason I was asking.

    GTA3 is another one. I may have to change my vote to that. So many good games that year.
     
  13. SniperHF

    SniperHF Stickiness Administrator

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    We have not done expansions in the retro votes. Complicates things.
    I think we have had a few expansions in the yearly votes but those were decided via poll. They all ended up losing anyway.
     
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    2001! Look at it!
     
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    MetalheadPenguinsFan Disco Is Dead!!!

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    GTA III for me AINEC
     
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    I got more fun out of Melee than pretty much any other game I've ever played.
     
  17. WarriorOfGandhi

    WarriorOfGandhi Was saying Boo-urns

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    for me, this is Halo by a mile. The series has gotten progressively worse and worse so it's easy to forget just how great the original game was. Fantastic campaign (library notwithstanding), lots of variety in multiplayer, beautiful imagery and music, and some really funny jokes sprinkled throughout. Halo was a game that understood fun and provided it in spades. So, so, so many great nights spent running to grab the rockets/sniper rifle/overshield/tank. The ability to play one game on two televisions blew my mind when I first saw it.
     
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    RTCW.

    It was the first shooter that I played that moved towards team-based objectives as opposed to the extremely repetitive DM and TDM modes.

    Coupled with classes and decent maps, it took FPS to a different level IMO.
     
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    Soooo clunky.

    I liked the idea of Arcanum more than the execution.
     
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    That's why I liked it too, but have to say that I also played a lot of Unreal Tournament around this time, which came out two years earlier than RtCW and also featured a variety of different multiplayer game modes (Capture the Flag, Assault, Domination) that featured different team-based objectives.
     
  21. Big McLargehuge

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    It almost feels weird remembering how huge Halo was when I was getting into high school, considering it's not something I've enjoyed since high school...but the original was an absolute game-breaker for console FPS and dominates my memories of being 15.
     
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    Didn't remember 2001 as being so loaded with all time greats.

    Voted for GTA3.
     
  24. 542365

    542365 Schwartz Be With You

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    I always understood this as voting for the game we enjoyed the most in that year, not necessarily which one has aged the best.

    For me I have to go with GTA3. My friends and I had to log 1,000hours into that game. We only had one friend who owned a PS2 at the time and we'd all pile into his house and take turns until we died. We might have completed half the game in that time. We would always just screw around and cause mayhem. It was unbelievably fun.

    Went back and beat it rather recently and it still holds up. Still quite a bit of fun.
     
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    vote Grand Theft Auto III
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