Best And Worst of The Past Decade

Since compiling various Top 10 lists in recent weeks there was one thing that slightly bothered me with it all, and that feeling was rightly echoed by various comments from those who read them.  Not only was it extremely hard to decide what ten video games, films and albums to put in each list but I felt that ten choices simply wasn’t enough.

So, for this blog post I’ve put together what I personally consider to be the best and worse of the decade that has now just passed, hopefully including a few more titles you’d expect to see in there.  We’ll start off with video games as that’s been a talking point for a couple of people, so here are my 25 best and worse of the decade – in order this time.

My Top Games of The Decade

1. Final Fantasy IX (Playstation, 2000)

2. WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain (Playstation 2, 2003)

3. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360, 2008)

4. Football Manager 2008 (PC, 2007)

5. Final Fantasy X (Playstation 2, 2002)

6. Half Life 2 (with Episodes 1 & 2) (PC, 2004/2006/2007)

7. Tales of Vesperia (Xbox 360, 2009)

8. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Playstation 2, 2004)

9. SimCity 4 (PC, 2004)

10. Burnout 2: Point of Impact (Playstation 2, 2002)

11. Def Jam: Fight For NY (Playstation 2, 2004)

12. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC, 2006)

13. Batman: Arkham Asylum (Xbox 360, 2009)

14. Medieval II: Total War (PC, 2006)

15. GRID (xbox 360, 2008)

16. FIFA 2005 (Xbox, 2004)

17. Mario Party 2 (Nintendo 64, 2000)

18. Fahrenheit (Playstation 2, 2005)

19. Battlefield 1942 (PC, 2002)

20. The Sims 2 (PC, 2004)

21. Grand Theft Auto III (Playstation 2, 2001)

22. Mario Kart Wii (Wii, 2008)

23. Rome: Total War (PC, 2005)

24. Dragon Age: Origins (Xbox 360, 2009)

25. Sid Meiers’ Pirates! (PC, 2004)

My Worst Games of The Decade

1. Crashday (PC, 2006)

2. Looney Tunes Space Race (Playstation 2, 2002)

3. SimCity Societies (PC, 2007)

4. Showdown: Legends of Wrestling (Playstation 2, 2004)

5. Final Fantasy XII (Playstation 2, 2006)

6. The Black Mirror (PC, 2003)

7. Fantavision (Playstation 2, 2000)

8. School Tycoon (PC, 2004)

9. Luigi’s Mansion (Gamecube, 2001)

10. A-Train HX (Xbox 360, 2008)

11. Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis (Xbox 360, 2006)

12. Prey (PC, 2006)

13. Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone (PC, 2003)

14. Orphen: Scion of Sorcery (Playstation 2, 2000)

15. Alundra 2 (Playstation, 2000)

16. Zoo Tycoon 2 (PC, 2004)

17. Joint Operations: Typhoon Rising (PC, 2004)

18. Fur Fighters: Viggo’s Revenge (Playstation 2, 2001)

19. The Bouncer (Playstation 2, 2001)

20. The Simpsons Game (Playstation Portable, 2007)

21. Medal of Honour Heroes 2 (Playstation Portable, 2007)

22. MTV Music Generator 2 (Playstation 2, 2001)

23. WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007 (Playstation 2, 2006)

24. Wild Wild Racing (Playstation 2, 2000)

25. The Settlers: Heritage of Kings (PC, 2005)

My Top Films of The Decade

1. Howls Moving Castle (Anime, 2004)

2. Wall-E (Animated, 2008)

3. Gladiator (Epic, 2000)

4. The Cat Returns (Anime, 2002)

5. To End All Wars (War, 2001)

6. Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of The Black Pearl (Adventure, 2003)

7. Batman Begins (Action, 2005)

8. Zombieland (Horror/Comedy, 2009)

9. El Laberinto del Fauno (Fantasy, 2006)

10. Hot Fuzz (Comedy, 2007)

11. Ice Age (Animated, 2002)

12. Inglorious Basterds (War, 2009)

13. Spirited Away (Anime, 2001)

14. Up (Animated, 2009)

15. 28 Days Later (Horror, 2002)

16. 300 (Action, 2007)

17. The Day After Tomorrow (Disaster, 2004)

18. District 9 (Science Fiction, 2009)

19. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone (Fantasy, 2001)

20. I Am Legend (Science Fiction, 2007)

21. The Last Samurai (War, 2003)

22. Saw (Horror, 2004)

23. Taken (Action, 2008)

24. I, Robot (Science Fiction, 2004)

25. Monsters Inc (Animated, 2001)

My Worst Films of The Decade

1. The Man Who Sued God (Comedy, 2001)

2. Donnie Darko (Science Fiction, 2001)

3. Hostel (Horror, 2006)

4. Knocked Up (Comedy, 2007)

5. Elf (Comedy, 2003)

6. Saw IV (Horror, 2007)

7. Borat (Comedy, 2006)

8. Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events (Adventure, 2004)

9. Mr Bean’s Holiday (Comedy, 2007)

10. Spiderman (Action, 2002)

11. Death Proof (Action, 2007)

12. The Wrestler (Drama, 2008)

13. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgendy (Comedy, 2004)

14. Click (Comedy, 2006)

15. The Final Destination (Thriller, 2009)

16. The Incredibles (Animated, 2004)

17. Meet The Fockers (Comedy, 2004)

18. The Day The Earth Stood Still (Science Fiction, 2008)

19. Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Action, 2008)

20. The Orphanage (Drama, 2007)

21. 13 Beloved (Thriller, 2006)

22. Resident Evil: Apocalypse (Horror, 2004)

23. You, Me and Dupree (Comedy, 2006)

24. Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (Fantasy, 2005)

25. Boogeyman (Horror, 2005)

My Top Albums of The Decade

1. Alcest – Souvenirs d’un Autre Monde (Shoegaze, 2007)

2. Kalmah – The Black Waltz (Melodic Death Metal, 2006)

3.  In Vain – The Latter Rain (Progressive Death Metal, 2007)

4. Evergrey – The Inner Circle (Progressive Metal, 2004)

5. Agalloch – The Mantle (Folk Metal, 2002)

6. Explosions In The Sky – The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (Post-Rock, 2003)

7. Fozzy – Happenstance (Hard Rock, 2002)

8. King Diamond – The Puppet Master (Heavy Metal, 2003)

9. Opeth – The Roundhouse Tapes (Progressive Death Metal, 2007)

10. InMe – Overgrown Eden (Rock, 2003)

11. Destroyer 666 – Defiance (Blackened Thrash Metal, 2009)

12. Evergrey – Torn (Progressive Metal, 2008)

13. UnsraW – Abel/Kein (Visual Kei, 2007)

14. Opeth – Damnation (Progressive Death Metal, 2003)

15. Dream Theater – Black Clouds & Silver Linings (Progressive Metal, 2009)

16. Amon Amarth – Twilight of The Thunder God (Melodic Death Metal, 2009)

17. Blazing Eternity – A World To Drown In (Doom Metal, 2003)

18. Crematory – Believe (Gothic Metal, 2000)

19. King Diamond – Give Me Your Soul.. Please (Heavy Metal, 2007)

20. Machine Head – Through The Ashes of Empires (Thrash Metal, 2003)

21. Novembre – The Blue (Doom Metal, 2007)

22. Katatonia – Viva Emptiness (Doom Metal, 2003)

23. Gojira – Terra Incognita (Death Metal, 2000)

24. Isis – Wavering Radiant (Sludge Metal, 2009)

25. Secrets of The Moon – Privilegivm (Black Metal, 2009)

My Worst Albums of The Decade

1. Amoral – Show Your Colours (Power Metal, 2009)

2. Sons of Seasons – Gods of Vermin (Progressive Metal, 2009)

3. Ride The Sky – New Protection (Power Metal, 2007)

4. The Old Dead Tree – The Water Fields (Gothic Metal, 2007)

5. Metallica – St. Anger (Thrash Metal, 2003)

6. Evilion – Vanity (Gothic Metal, 2006)

7. The Gathering – Souvenirs (Gothic Metal, 2003)

8. Crematory – Revolution (Gothic Metal, 2004)

9. Born of Osiris – The New Reign (Deathcore, 2007)

10. Apse – Spirit (Post Rock, 2006)

11. Kittie – Oracle (Nu-Metal, 2001)

12. Oh, Sleeper – When I Am God (Metalcore, 2007)

13. This Providence – Who Are You Now? (Pop Rock, 2009)

14. Alien Ant Farm – ANThology (Rock, 2001)

15. Death Breath – Stinking Up The Night (Death Metal, 2006)

16. Hammerfall – No Sacrifice, No Victory (Power Metal, 2009)

17. The Haunted – The Haunted Made Me Do It (Thrash Metal, 2000)

18. The Music – The Music (Rock, 2002)

19. Slipknot – Iowa (Nu-Metal, 2001)

20. Lacuna Coil – Comalies (Gothic Metal, 2002)

21. Drowning Pool – Sinner (Nu-Metal, 2001)

22. Dagoba – Face The Colossus (Groove Metal, 2008)

23. Blinded Colony – Bedtime Prayers (Melodic Death Metal, 2007)

24. Atlanthea – Mandragora Tree (Progressive Metal, 2007)

25. Dew-Scented – Incinerate (Thrash Metal, 2007)

PC, 2004/2006/2007

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Posted on January 1, 2010, in Film & TV, Music, Video Games and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. wow you must not like comedy and horror movies. Stop being so biased. A lot of those movies wee great but you said they were the worst of the decade??? What the heck is wrong with you?

  2. Yeah jeff is right you need to be more fair when picking movies.

    • Whoah, what is wrong with you and horror/comedy movies? This list sucks and stop being a classic movie hater!

  3. WOW suckish movie and games list, my little brother can pick out better movies and games than you can.

  4. Where is the Call of Duty series??? Those are like the best games of the Decade.

  5. Out of interest, what do you consider good movies from what I consider to be bad? I appreciate your opinions and obviously titles like Borat and Spiderman could be debated I don’t understand how I can be a ‘classic movie hater.’ There aren’t any classics in there for starters, every one of those films was made within the last 10 years.

    As for disliking the comedy/horror genre that’s also not true, Zombieland, 28 Days Later, Hot Fuzz and even the first Saw movie are some of my favourites, whereas stuff like Click, You Me And Dupree and the latest Final Destination effort really do suck.

    Apologies for leaving out the Call of Duty series though, believe it or not I’ve never played one.

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