Best of the Decade: Video Games

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FULL LIST: Techland’s top video games of the 2000s.

It’s not easy to go back through 10 years of gaming and choose just 10 titles to represent the best video games of the decade. (See the other “best of the decade” lists here).

Especially since Lev, Peter and I have different tastes; we went back and forth on games we personally loved and the ones we thought were some of the most influential titles. Titles that, without their existence, our new favorite games wouldn’t even exist.

(More on Techland: Top 10 Video Games of 2009)

And think about it — we’ve been through about as many consoles in as many years. Just this decade alone we got the GameCube, the Wii, the PlayStation 2, the PlayStation 3, the Xbox, the Xbox 360, the Game Boy Advance, the DS, the PSP, the iPhone and iPod Touch. Not to mention the myriad of browser-based games and Facebook games.

When we started thinking about this list, there were over 50 titles in it. Now, after much struggling and debate, we’ve painfully whittled it down to just 10.

So with blood, sweat, and even some tears (sorry Peter), here’s:

FULL LIST: Techland’s top video games of the 2000s.

More on Time.com:

Cover Story: The Decade From Hell

Tech Buyer’s Guide 2009

The 50 Best Inventions of 2009

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