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AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 01:44 AM)
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Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 3

Runners up
Halo 2
Half-Life 2

Console Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 3

Runners up
Halo 2
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Handheld Game of the Year: Metroid Zero Mission

Runners up
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Astro Boy: Omega Factor

PC Game of the Year: Half-Life 2

Runners up
World of Warcraft
Unreal Tournament 2004

Game Boy Advance Game of the Year: Metroid Zero Mission

Runners up
The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap
Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Nintendo DS Game of the Year: Super Mario 64 DS

Runners up
Wario Ware Touched
Feel the Magic XX/XY

PSP Game of the Year: Ridge Racer

PlayStation 2 Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater

Runners up
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Katamari Damacy

Xbox Game of the Year: Halo 2

Runners up
Ninja Gaiden
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Gamecube Game of the Year: Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Runners up
Pikmin 2
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

RPG of the Year: Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door

Runners up
Tales of Symphonia
World of Warcraft

Stealth Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 3

Runners up
Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes
Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow

FPS of the Year: Halo 2

Runners up
Half-Life 2
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Racing Game of the Year: Burnout 3: Takedown

Runners up
Rallisport Challenge 2
Need For Speed Underground 2

Sports Game of the Year: Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (Winning Eleven 8)

Runners up
Football Manager 2005
ESPN NFL 2K5

Fighting Game of the Year: Dead or Alive Ultimate and Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (TIE)

Runner up
Guilty Gear XX#Reload

Platforming Game of the Year: Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal

Runners up
Sly 2
Jak 3

Action Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Runners up
Ninja Gaiden
Astro Boy: Omega Factor

Strategy Game of the Year: Pikmin 2

Runners up
Rome: Total War
Sid Meier's Pirates!

Adventure Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Runners up
The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within

Music Game of the Year: Donkey Konga

Runners up
Taiko: Drum Master
Technic Beat
Last edited by AniHawk; 12-20-2004 at 08:31 PM.
Wario64
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(12-20-2004, 01:46 AM)
Nice job
Deku Tree
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(12-20-2004, 01:46 AM)
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Great List. Nice Job.

So WoW would be MMO of the year?
Goreomedy
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(12-20-2004, 01:47 AM)
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Thanks for the effort, AniHawk.

Interesting results. Hopefully it turns even more of the apprehensive on to at least trying out Snake Eater.
Solid
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(12-20-2004, 01:49 AM)
Nice going Ani.

Sports Game of the Year: Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (Winning Eleven 8)

Amir0x
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(12-20-2004, 01:49 AM)
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yay Pikmin 2 and Pro Evolution Soccer 4!

Nice job on the whole process, Anihawk.
Firest0rm
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(12-20-2004, 01:50 AM)
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Better re-edit your list and put in Rome Total Wars as Best PC strategy game. OR ELSE.
Chipopo
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(12-20-2004, 01:53 AM)
This was way, way way way better then my GOTY threads. Please accept this basket filled with "props" good sir.
duckroll
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(12-20-2004, 02:18 AM)
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Great job Anihawk! That's some great work you put in. While I'm sad that Minish Cap didn't beat out Zero Mission, I guess it should also be noted that Minish Cap isn't even out in the US yet, so that's a good representation. I don't think anyone can dispute this list on GAF, because it truly IS representative of what the overall forums thinks, and if anyone says it's not, the question would be why didn't he/she vote? :lol
AlphaSnake
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(12-20-2004, 02:21 AM)
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Ahh...MGS3 gets the props it deserves. *plays through MGS2 and MGS3 once more*
Bog
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(12-20-2004, 02:29 AM)
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KOTOR 2 got screwed by its late release.
Triumph
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(12-20-2004, 02:37 AM)

Originally Posted by Bog

KOTOR 2 got screwed by its late release.

Yup. It was my goty, that's for damn sure.
Defensor
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(12-20-2004, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 3

The work here is done.
Rhindle
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(12-20-2004, 02:44 AM)
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That's damn fine list in all respects.

Assuming you fix the obvious typographical error - KOTOR 2 is actually spelled out "Knight of the Old Republic 2: Sith Lords" not "Metal Gear Solid 3." I know quite a few people on the board make this error, so don't feel bad Anihawk.
yoshifumi
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(12-20-2004, 03:03 AM)
damn nice work compiling all that.
Brandon F
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(12-20-2004, 03:07 AM)
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It seems I really need to get off my duff and play more MGS3. When last our hero left off, he had just earned the croc hat and was slinking under some electric fences.
Mrbob
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(12-20-2004, 03:10 AM)
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Final Standing below.
Last edited by Mrbob; 12-20-2004 at 04:21 AM.
6.8
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(12-20-2004, 03:12 AM)
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FPS of the Year: Halo 2

Runners up
Half-Life 2
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

:)
SantaC
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(12-20-2004, 03:56 AM)
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Great work anihawk.
AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 04:19 AM)
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Final Standings
1. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater - 613
2. Halo 2 - 492
3. Half-Life 2 - 467
4. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - 441
5. Ninja Gaiden - 338
6. Metroid Prime 2: Echoes - 337
7. Katamari Damacy - 280
8. Pikmin 2 - 223
9. Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door - 221
10. Burnout 3: Takedown - 201
11. Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - 170
12. Tales of Symphonia - 151
13. World of Warcraft - 150
14. Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords - 146
15. Metroid Zero Mission - 142
16. Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal - 114
16. Unreal Tournament 2004 - 114
18. Gradius V - 104
19. Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - 89
20. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes - 76
21. The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap - 74
22. Fable - 70
23. The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Adventures - 58
24. Astro Boy: Omega Factor - 52
25. Super Mario 64 DS - 51
26. Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - 50
27. Donkey Konga - 49
28. Shadow Hearts: Covenant - 47
30. Rome: Total War - 46
30. Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow - 46
32. Sid Meier's Pirates! - 45
33. Far Cry - 42
34. Wario Ware Twisted - 41
35. Ace Combat V - 38
36. Rallisport Challenge 2 - 37
37. Psi-Ops - 36
38. Star Ocean: Till the End of Time - 33
39. Dead or Alive Ultimate - 32
39. Outrun 2 - 32
39. Street Fighter Anniversary Collection - 32
42. Pokemon Leaf Green/Fire Red - 31
43. Mario vs. Donkey Kong - 30
44. Onimusha 3 - 28
45. The Sims 2 - 27
46. Donkey Konga - 26
47. Need for Speed Underground 2 - 25
48. Thief: Deadly Shadows - 24
49. Red Dead Revolver - 23
50. Football Manager 2005 - 22
50. Mega Man Anniversary Collection - 22
50. Phantom Brave - 22
53. Alien Hominid - 20
54. La Pucelle: Tactics - 19
54. Sly 2 - 19
55. RE4 Demo - 18
56. Doom 3 - 17
56. ESPN NFL 2K5 - 17
56. Growlanser Generations - 17
56. Guilty Gear X2#Reload - 17
56. Mario Golf Advance - 17
61. Madden 2005 - 16
61. Mario Power Tennis - 16
63. Baten Kaitos - 15
63. Viewtiful Joe 2 - 15
65. Jak 3 - 14
65. Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines - 14
65. Winning Eleven 7 - 14
68. Advance Guardian Heroes - 13
68. Prince of Persia: Warrior Within - 13
70. Final Fantasy XI - 12
70. Hitman Contracts - 12
72. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories - 11
72. Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders - 11
72. Tribes Vengeance - 11
75. The Bard's Tale - 10
75. James Bond: Everything or Nothing - 10
75. Silent Hill 4 - 10
78. ESPN NHL 2K5 - 9
78. Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles - 9
78. Mario Party 6 - 9
78. Mega Man X8 - 9
82. Shining Force: Resurrection of the Dark Dragon - 8
82. Taiko: Drum Master - 8
82. Technic Beat - 8
82. Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War - 8
82. X-Men Legends - 8
87. Breath of Fire Dragon Quarter - 7
87. Everquest 2 - 7
87. Full Spectrum Warrior - 7
87. Initial D ver 3 - 7
87. Kirby & the Amazing Mirror - 7
87. Monster Hunter - 7
87. NBA Live 2005 - 7
87. Otogi 2 - 7
87. Phantom Dust - 7
87. Pokemon Emerald - 7
87. Rumble Roses - 7
87. Wario Ware DS - 7
87. Baldur's Gate: Dark Alliance II - 7
100. Beyond Good & Evil - 6
100. Dragon Quest VIII - 6
100. ESPN College Hoops 2K5 - 6
100. FIFA Soccer 2005 - 6
100. Metal Slug 3 - 6
100. Star Wars Battlefront - 6
106. Bubble Bobble Old & New - 5
106. Call of Duty: United Offensive - 5
106. Def Jam: Fight for NY - 5
106. Espgaluda - 5
106. Fire Emblem - 5
106. Ridge Racer PSP - 5
106. WarioWare Inc.: Mega Party Game$ - 5
114. Fatal Frame 2 - 4
114. Fight Night 2004 - 4
114. Mortal Kombat Deception - 4
114. Pokemon Colosseum - 4
114. Pop n Music 10 - 4
114. R-Type Final - 4
120. Blood Will Tell - 3
120. CounterStrike: Source - 3
120. Forbidden Siren - 3
120. Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle Earth - 3
120. Outlaw Golf 2 - 3
120. River City Ransom EX - 3
120. Second Sight - 3
120. Sonic Heroes - 3
128. Battlefield Vietnam - 2
128. Blasterball 2 - 2
128. Carve - 2
128. Evil Genius
128. Feel the Magic XY/XX - 2
128. Killzone - 2
128. Legend of Stafy 3 - 2
128. Maximo vs. Army of Zin - 2
128. Metal Slug Advance - 2
128. Neo Contra - 2
139. Final Fantasy I & II: Dawn of Souls - 1
139. Mega Man Battle Network 4 - 1
139. Pool Paradise - 1
139. Resident Evil Outbreak - 1
139. Sonic Advance 3 - 1
139. Spider-Man 2 - 1
139. The Suffering - 1
139. Tony Hawk's Underground 2 - 1
139. Xbox Live Arcade - 1
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Mrbob
how can the baaasheep
enjoy the shootbang?
(12-20-2004, 04:21 AM)
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Sweet Gaiden slices its way into the top 5! :D
rastex
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(12-20-2004, 04:54 AM)
Awesome job Anihawk. This is a damn sweet list and will act as a great guide for me on the games to play during the break.
AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 05:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by Rhindle

That's damn fine list in all respects.

Assuming you fix the obvious typographical error - KOTOR 2 is actually spelled out "Knight of the Old Republic 2: Sith Lords" not "Metal Gear Solid 3." I know quite a few people on the board make this error, so don't feel bad Anihawk.

:lol

KOTOR 2 was my GOTY. MGS 3 was second. A lot of people had MGS 3 as #2 and 3 with some lesser knowns as #1.

Thanks to who stickied this thread and locked the last, too. :)
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duckroll
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(12-20-2004, 05:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by Mrbob

Sweet Gaiden slices its way into the top 5! :D

Like the true ninja it is! By 1 point too, I guess Samus really needs that speed upgrade. :lol
fallout
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(12-20-2004, 06:20 AM)
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The vote was rigged! Rigged I say! Samus was poisoned with dioxin!

Heh, seriously though, nice work AniHawk.
Kabuki Waq
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(12-20-2004, 06:28 AM)
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People who voted for Street Fighter Anniversary Collection above GG:XX should be shot.

I mean really WTF guys ?


Ninja Gaiden should have won action game....i always considered GTA more of an adventure game the action in GTA has always sorta been mediocre.


Otherwise these have been the best awards ever.
Dilbert
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(12-20-2004, 06:34 AM)
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Great work! Thanks for putting this together...
AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 06:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by -jinx-

Great work! Thanks for putting this together...

You're welcome.

Now for someone to take credit for all of this work and post it on the main site. Huzzah!
buck naked
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(12-20-2004, 06:58 AM)
Nice work on the awards.

A few games from 2003 and a few games listed multiple times on the 'Final Standings' list though.

I shed a tear for Def Jam Fight for New York.
AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 07:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by buck naked

Nice work on the awards.

A few games from 2003 and a few games listed multiple times on the 'Final Standings' list though.

I shed a tear for Def Jam Fight for New York.

Could you list the ones you saw please? The duplicates need to be added together.

I thought Mario & Luigi and others from 2003 came out in 2004 in Europe, that's why I listed them. I'll remove them though.
BuddyC
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(12-20-2004, 07:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by AniHawk

Now for someone to take credit for all of this work and post it on the main site. Huzzah!

It's tempting, but we've got our own GOTY list in the works, though I believe yours may be more, how to say, accurate, in the end (MGS3 isn't even an option in Best Overall).
Pedigree Chum
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(12-20-2004, 07:24 AM)
I agree with 90% of that. GAF is right on the mark.
AniHawk
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(12-20-2004, 07:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by BuddyChrist83

It's tempting, but we've got our own GOTY list in the works, though I believe yours may be more, how to say, accurate, in the end (MGS3 isn't even an option in Best Overall).

I never knew you worked on the main site.
FortNinety
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(12-20-2004, 07:28 AM)
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Wow, nice to see Katamari rank so well!
JackFrost2012
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(12-20-2004, 08:17 AM)
It's amazing that a board as full of psychotic yahoos as GAF could produce such a reasonable, agreeable list! Seems a hell of a lot better than most sites' lists. (Most of whom LEAVE OFF MGS3 as a GOTY award which is just stupid and dumb.)
Anyanka
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(12-20-2004, 08:18 AM)
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Yay for MGS3. I should start a new game this week.
buck naked
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(12-20-2004, 08:21 AM)

Originally Posted by AniHawk

Could you list the ones you saw please? The duplicates need to be added together.

I thought Mario & Luigi and others from 2003 came out in 2004 in Europe, that's why I listed them. I'll remove them though.

Duplicates:

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - 15
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - 9

Dead or Alive Ultimate - 30
Dead or Alive Ultimate - 9

Curious:

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - 50
Winning Eleven 7 - 14

2003:

Project Gotham Racing 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Fire Emblem
Fatal Frame 2
Socreges
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(12-20-2004, 08:24 AM)
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What the shit! I don't remember seeing a voting thread.

Oh well. Practically EVERY winner would have been my vote, so it works out nonetheless.

MGS3 + PES4 + Metroid:ZM = :D
DDayton
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(12-20-2004, 09:54 AM)
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Was there a voting thread?
Solid
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(12-20-2004, 11:14 AM)
http://www.ga-forum.com/showthread.php?t=28027

It was Sticky for a while.. Dunno how you guys missed it :P
Socreges
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(12-20-2004, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by Deepthroat

http://www.ga-forum.com/showthread.php?t=28027

It was Sticky for a while.. Dunno how you guys missed it :P

Probably because it was a sticky, actually. I manage to unconsciously tune them out.
robojimbo
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(12-20-2004, 11:34 AM)
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What's this? An awards list I completely agree with? Bear's driving? How can this be?!
Kiriku
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(12-20-2004, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by buck naked

Duplicates:

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - 15
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - 9

Dead or Alive Ultimate - 30
Dead or Alive Ultimate - 9

Curious:

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - 50
Winning Eleven 7 - 14

2003:

Project Gotham Racing 2
Beyond Good & Evil
Fire Emblem
Fatal Frame 2

I believe Mario & Luigi was also a 2003 game, at least according to gamefaqs:

"Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga 11/17/03 NA
Mario and Luigi Nintendo 11/21/03 EU
Mario and Luigi Nintendo 11/21/03 JP"

Also, Fatal Frame 2 was released for PS2 in Europe during 2004. The Director's cut of the same game was released for Xbox in 2004 in US and Japan.
worldrunover
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(12-20-2004, 01:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by Socreges

Probably because it was a sticky, actually. I manage to unconsciously tune them out.

Same here.

Nice list though, Pretty accurate. Hooray for Burnout 3 love!
DarienA
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(12-20-2004, 01:26 PM)
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Wow congrats to MGS3 I really need to crack the plastic off my copy and get started on it....
Speevy
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(12-20-2004, 01:31 PM)
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I'm glad Pikmin 2 won strategy game of the year. Well-deserved if you ask me. :)
Miburou
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(12-20-2004, 01:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by buck naked

Curious:

Pro Evolution Soccer 4 - 50
Winning Eleven 7 - 14

WE8 hasn't been released in North America yet, and I only got to play the import a little bit, and the slow down was kind of off-putting, so I voted for WE7.
MrPing1000
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(12-20-2004, 01:38 PM)
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Its Official, GAF has more sense than any game magazine. Pretty damn good list
Broshnat
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(12-20-2004, 02:12 PM)
Nice to see a lack of EA love in amongst all that lot.

It's just a shame that the end of year sales charts won't look the same...
jarrod
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(12-20-2004, 02:25 PM)
Pretty great list actually. Yay Gaf!

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