The EZA Community Top 20 Best of 2005!



  • The score totals that didn't make the Top 20 really has some quality games in there too:

    • Condemned, Mercenaries, Fight Night Round 2, Guitar Hero, GT4, F.E.A.R, Smackdown vs Raw 2006, Sly 3.

    Some of those are classics as well IMO.

    I hope we go back and play some of these after this countdown.

    Thanks for organizing @Shoulderguy



  • Respect for the other guy who voted for Jak X!

    It was "only" and HM but I really love this game. Wish it made the list.



  • My picks are:

    1. Shadow of the Colossus
    2. SWAT 4
    3. Star Wars Republic Commando
    4. God of War

    HMs:

    • The Matrix Path of Neo
    • Guitar Hero
    • Killer 7
    • Psychonauts

    SOTC isn't even my favorite Ueda game, but I respect it a lot. Especially with that goddamn soundtrack, one of the best in gaming for sure.

    It's clear that the recent top whatever lists that we do have less people participating as time goes on, so everybody's votes now became like at least 2 times more valuable. Shout out to y'all for being so important AND having good taste.



  • Shadow of Colossus I've only played the PS4 remake, so it might be unfair but I imagine apart from the performance it should be about the same, if not better. For instance I prefer the original "dirty" visuals. It's one of the greatest games ever made. If I had played it at release it would had blown my mind, for sure.

    Resident Evil 4 I played very little of, and just in the last couple of years. Played it for a while and quickly dropped it. Honestly disliked everything about it.



  • My Votes!
    1: Pokemon Emerald
    2: Resident Evil 4
    3: Super Mario Strikers
    4: Mario Kart DS

    Honorable Mentions

    • Jak X Combat Racing
    • Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness
    • Need for Speed Most Wanted
    • Ratchet Deadlocked

    Can't believe I forgot God of War...



  • For whatever reason I had Republic Commando as a 2002 game, and I don't know how I got my wires crossed there. Updated my wrap-up post with thoughts on it because it wouldn't have cracked my honorable mentions, but still, I wanted to make sure I talked about it above.



  • @Shoulderguy -when do you think the 2004 GOTY post will go up?



  • @jdincinerator I'll start accepting votes for the 2004 GOTY in a few days if that's okay with everyone.





  • Hubey with the SOCOM and Battlefield love. Feels good.