Best Video Games of the 2000s

We take a look at what I think are some of the best and most memorable games of the 2000s.

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47 Comments

  1. Hunt77 on January 18, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    A nice look at the past, played several of them, I just so happened to replay San Andreas just now. It’s an awesome game in the true meaning of the word, I can’t dislike it even tho I don’t care about gangsta’ culture or some of the design directions that would become even stronger in the coming games. It’s such a huge game with so much fun stuff to do and the story was ultimately quite clever, something the GTA games from before was lacking. It might hold up pretty well too as I had little issue playing it despite how old it is now.



  2. Bouabdellah Ghanem on January 18, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    pop games , splinter cell games , nfs , ff 12 n chaos legion , devil may cry …ect



  3. DrRESHES on January 18, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    my life was all around the pc in the 00s,
    even when i got the ps2 i lost interest easily, because i was a little snob that even MGS3 sucked for me but that’s because i loved MGS1.

    in 00s i never in my life played a single JRPG, never heard of one and never played one, and also regular RPG’s (for the most part) like the elder scrolls and fable. the closest i had was Diablo 2, and Diablo 1 on PS1, which also never had a single JRPG OR RPG.

    my list included of:
    Diablo 2
    sims with every couple of months with almost all the DLC’s
    C&C
    Counter Strike
    Max Payne 1 & 2
    Civilization 3
    also Commandos 2
    Serious Sam TSE
    COD 1 & 2 were both amazing
    NFS U1 & NFSMW were the best.
    Stronghold
    Onimusha 1 and 3
    Jedi Academy still the best star wars any thing.
    All the Classic Silent Hills and Ace Combat serieses. that i missed.
    Hitman 1 & 2
    Ultima Online i think the only fantasy rpg that i got and i got the most of it.
    all the GTA’s since 2 to SA were amazing
    Mafia
    postal 2 was a lot of sadistic fun
    DMC3 & 4 were amazing
    Rome Total War
    SEA DOGS OR CORSAIR WAS THE FIRST 3D WORLD AND OCEANIC OPEN WORLD GAME IN THE YEAR 2000
    Sacred 2
    Severance Blade of Darkness came before Dark Souls.
    RE4 was fun
    Swat 4 ( Swat 3 is my fave)
    Stubs the zombie is a game that no one played.
    Dead rising was a game i craved for so long
    crysis bioshock and cod 4 were one state of playing.
    Stalker Team fortress 2 also.
    Assassi ‘s creed 1 was great at the time
    L4D Far cry 2 dead space… at that time games came and went, and ther sequels.
    and Half Life 2.

    But for me there is ONE game topples everyone and that is Jagged Alliance 2 for me it came not in 1999 but when the russian localization was finished in 2001 and since then nothing comes close to the raw experience and Turn Based Strategy aspect like this Best Flawed Masterpiece of all time!!!



  4. Lovro Dvorski on January 18, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Love your videos <3 like my comment or I’ll commit sewer side



  5. Flexsor on January 18, 2021 at 5:33 pm

    This guy sound like the "Narrator" if you know what I’m saying



  6. Nomado on January 18, 2021 at 5:34 pm

    :O 40 seconds ago? I was about to sleep and now I have to watch this.



  7. EraticaI on January 18, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Really enjoy your videos, probably the most "comfy" youtuber.



  8. Mouse Man on January 18, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    YSN, have you played the Gravity Rush games? They’re not from the 00s but I was just curious. They happen to be some of my favorite games of the previous decade but only so many people really talk about it.



  9. Gentleman Gamer on January 18, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Monster Hunter Freedom Unite deserved to be on this list.

    As well as Motorstorm and Ridge Racer 7.



  10. Javier Santos on January 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    SONIC ADVENTURE 2 !!!!!!!!
    I know the franchise doesn’t have a good reputation anymore, but who cares, Sonic games are amazing.

    Except 06 🙁



  11. Michael A Burns on January 18, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Super Smash Bros Melee + Brawl
    Pokemon series
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    Kingdom Hearts Series haven’t played Final Fantasy series yet
    Sonic Adventure series 1+2
    Star Fox Assault
    Quite a bit of genres I love.



  12. Gavin Brewer on January 18, 2021 at 5:40 pm

    17:25 YSN is Trve Kvlt Black Metal fan confirmed?



  13. Suite Life of Dio Brando on January 18, 2021 at 5:41 pm

    My top 5 games from 2000-2010 were
    1. Persona 4
    2. SMT DDS games
    3. Tales of the Abyss
    4. F Zero GX
    5. Super Smash Bros Melee



  14. Micaiah the Otaku Gamer [HybridAngelZero] on January 18, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    Ah, the 2000s were such an odd time in gaming, two games that came out in 2006, for example, could feel like they were a whole universe away from each other.
    That said, I do have quite a few favorites from this time, including:
    Pokémon Gold/Silver/Crystal
    The World Ends With You
    Final Fantasy IX
    Kingdom Hearts 2
    Megaman Legends 2
    Persona 4
    Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
    Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow
    Marvel vs Capcom 2
    Ōkami
    Tales of Symphonia, Legendia, Abyss and Vesperia
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
    Pokémon Puzzle League
    Disgaea 2
    …and there are probably a dozen or so more that just aren’t popping into my head



  15. nie interere on January 18, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    diablo 2?



  16. PhantomIX on January 18, 2021 at 5:44 pm

    Halo 3 anyone?



  17. Michirin on January 18, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    My 2000s gaming experience mostly boils down to GBA and Wii cuz that’s all I had…
    Anyway, some of my favourite games from the decade are (in no particular order):
    Super Mario Galaxy and Sunshine, the Warioware games (namely Inc. and Smooth Moves), Iridion II, the Densetsu no Stafy GBA games, Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch: Pichi Pichitto Live Start, Capcom Vs. SNK 2, Mother 3, Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, Dragon Ball Advanced Adventure, Mario Party Advance (no, seriously), Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth, the Summon Night Swordcraft Story games, the New Super Mario Bros. games, Zelda Minish Cap…

    It’s worth noting that this list isn’t including remakes and re-releases



  18. Arbteron on January 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Your new intro sucks. Bring back the old one!



  19. Fandus on January 18, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    GTA Vice City, San Andreas, NFS Underground I and II, Mafia, Pokemon Emerald, Leaf Green, New Super Mario Bros DS, Team Fortress 2, Witcher, Medal of Honor games…etc.



  20. knicksfan4life100 on January 18, 2021 at 5:49 pm

    I dont know why but I absolutely LOVE the fact you mentioned black metal in your video. Would love to hear what some of your favorite bands are!



  21. Lettmon on January 18, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    I love Commandos (1998) but I could never get into the second game no matter how many times and how hard I tried.



  22. Bob Tom on January 18, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Ok-a-me? OR Ok-Ah-Me?…



  23. TheLazyWanderer on January 18, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Top 10 for me would be:

    10. Asterix & Obelix XXL/Olympic Games (2004-2008)
    9. Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
    8. Quake 3/4 (2000 – 2005)
    7. The Sims 2 and 3 (2005, 2009)
    6. SimCity 4 Deluxe (2003?)
    5. Garry’s Mod (2007)
    4. GTA San Andreas/IV (2004, 2008)
    3. Half-Life 2 (2004)
    2. Need For Speed Most Wanted (2005)
    1. The Legend of Heroes: Trails In The Sky (the entire trilogy) (2004-2007, localised in 2014-2017)



  24. MaSTeR ChIeF BLANK on January 18, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    the only game that I liked is the open-world crash bandicoot game where you can explore through about 60 dimensions but it hasn’t gotten a remaster and I have forgotten the name of the game so I cant search it up on google because it comes up with every crash bandicoot game



  25. skyknight0408 on January 18, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    As a German I would like to ask, have you ever played Gothic 1 or 2?



  26. adippful on January 18, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    2000s? I guess there’s Metal Gear Solid 3, Need for Speed Underground 2, GTA San Andreas, Shadow Hearts Covenant, Disgaea 2, Dragon Ball Budokai 3, The Sims 2, Persona 3, Command and Conquer : Generals, Warcraft 3 The Frozen Throne, Devil May Cry 3, Burnout 3, Doom 3, Dragon Quest 8…man those was such a blast



  27. Hell Raiser on January 18, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    NFS HP2 on ps2, CoD4, Ghost Recon 2, Morrowind, Diablo 2 lod, World of Warcraft, Ace Combat 6, C&C Generals, The Witcher, Gears of War, Splinter Cell, Simpsons Hit & Run, Burnout 3 Takedown, Time Splitters 3, Resident Evil 4, Fallout 3, Dawn of War

    most important: DEUS EX



  28. Jeremy Kountz on January 18, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    2 of my top 3 favorite games of all time come from the 2000s. Those being GTA San Andreas and The Simpsons Hit & Run. The other one would be Fallout New Vegas, but that game came out in 2010. Other games i loved from the 2000s would be:

    Left for Dead 2
    Road Trip Adventure
    Fallout 3
    Tony Hawk Underground 2
    Saints Row 2
    Total War Medieval 2
    Sims 3
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 1 and 2
    Need for Speed Most Wanted
    The Simpsons Game
    Scarface: The World Is Yours
    The first Cars Video Game
    Mercenaries Playground of Destruction
    and many more that wasn’t named above.



  29. ChaoSun1 on January 18, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    Some of my favorite games from the 2000’s are:
    Hearts of Iron 2
    Europa Universalis 3
    Company of Heroes
    Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
    Gran Turismo 4
    Sega Rally Revo
    Dragon Quest 8
    Just Cause
    Grand Theft Auto 3
    Ikaruga (thanks my brother that got me that at Dreamcast)
    Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
    Pokemon Emerald
    Titan Quest
    Age of Mythology
    Sonic Adventure 2
    x3: Terran Conflict



  30. avant on January 18, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I grew up playing the ps2 went the ps 3 and my fav games were BO 1,Tony hawk,pimp my ride,and need for speed.



  31. Douglas PS on January 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    My favorites are problably the Xenosaga Series



  32. Robert Trujillo on January 18, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    This was a fun video. I enjoyed the classic star wars; battlefront games as well.



  33. Maximillion Roivas on January 18, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Just a short list of some of my fave 2000s games:

    Halo 1, 2 & 3
    Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow & Chaos Theory
    Phantasy Star Online: Episode 1 & 2 Plus
    WWF No Mercy
    WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain
    Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes & Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Dragon Age: Origins
    Mass Effect
    Conker’s Bad Fur Day
    Perfect Dark
    The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask, Wind Waker & Twilight Princess
    Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
    TES3: Morrowind & TES4: Oblivion
    Devil May Cry series
    Shinobi
    Ninja Gaiden: Black
    SpyHunter (PS2)
    Resident Evil CODE: Veronica X, RE Remake, RE Zero & RE4
    Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem
    Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines
    Armed and Dangerous
    Red Steel 2
    Rygar: The Legendary Adventure
    CastleVania: Aria of Sorrow
    Champions Of Norrath: Realms Of EverQuest
    Spider-Man 2
    Saints Row 2
    GTA: Vice City & GTA: San Andreas
    Rumble Roses
    Tomb Raider Legend
    Deadly Creatures
    Final Fantasy 9, FFX, FFX-2 & FF12
    God Of War 2
    Gears Of War
    Silent Hill 2, Silent Hill 3 & Silent Hill 4: The Room



  34. NismoRacer 00 on January 18, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    You can use Widescreen Fixes for NFS games from Underground to Carbon same with GTA games from 3 to SA, just letting you know but you’re a great YouTuber



  35. Shiny Neko on January 18, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    What are your thoughts on the new VVVtunia trailer?



  36. DR360WHO on January 18, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    Fantastic, well though out and delivered content, really enjoying your channel as you cover pretty much all I like, Senran Kagura and the fan service as they say, thanks to yourself I watched the Neptunia anime and now playing the games



  37. Kevin Aquino on January 18, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Oblivion and Fable 2 were my life during the mid 2000’s



  38. mengutimur on January 18, 2021 at 6:14 pm

    This video s way too sexy…



  39. Malleus1655 on January 18, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    For me it’s Sudeki (2004) – not the best of games but it was fun.



  40. Haldyr S. Telvanni on January 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    I’d add Persona 3/4 games and Dragon Quest 8 to the already mentioned Morrowind and Oblivion. Morrowind being the most impactful with all the open world scenery and interactions.

    Also just remembered Icewind Dale 2, the customization in the game and all the dialogue was something else. To this day I still think the opening Targos chapter is the strongest out of most games I played.



  41. Vicius on January 18, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Need For Speed : Most Wanted 2005 ?



  42. Cutie Nepgear on January 18, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    My favorite games of the 2000s

    Super Mario Sunshine
    Super Smash Bros. Melee
    Sonic Adventure 2
    Tales of the Abyss
    Metroid Prime
    Star Fox Assault
    Zelda Wind Waker
    Pacman World 2
    Resident Evil 4
    Soulcaliber 2
    Mario Kart DS
    Mario Party 4
    Okami



  43. Tom Shatt on January 18, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    This is my list.
    Gran turismo 3 and 4
    Motorstorm, Pacific rift, and arctic edge
    Atv offroad fury 1,2,3, and 4
    Wipeout fusion, pure, pulse, hd/fury(yes I actually like wipeout fusion)
    Forza motorsports 1, 2, and 3
    God of war 1,2 and the psp games
    Metroid prime 1 and 2
    Xenosaga 1,2, and 3
    Final fantasy x
    Damn I can keep going.

    Edit:
    sons of Liberty, snake eater, and guns of the Patriots.
    Tales of symphonia (how could I forget this?)
    Jak and daxter
    Ratchet and clank
    Sly cooper
    So many amazing games in the 2000s.



  44. FLASHARCADER on January 18, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, Jak and Daxter trilogy, Ratchet and Clank, Red Dead Revolver, Manhunt, Red Faction, Manhunt 2, War of the monsters.



  45. The One on January 18, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    "most people my age were at school"
    The best time to play multi



  46. Dorin R. on January 18, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    As ”NFS” series I prefer ”NFS Porsche”. Then, ”SimCity”, ”Traffic Giant”, ”Battlefield Vietnam”, ”Oblivion”, ”Black and White 1 and 2”, ”Diablo 2”, also ”Driver”, ”Tony Hawk Pro skater”, ”The Sims”, ”Indiana Jones” and many more games from that era.



  47. stefisking on January 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    good video we have a lot in common ^^