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My 04-06 List of Retro Plays

On 06/15/2024 at 11:05 AM by KnightDriver

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A list of games I'd like to revisit in order of Metacritic score for the years 2004-2006 with some notes.

Half-Life 2 - I've played both console versions on Xbox and Xbox 360. Don't have it anymore.

Halo 2 - I waited in line outside Gamestop at midnight release with Mad Krammer in '04.  

Gears of War - I discovered this series in the summer of 2011 as GoW 3 was about to be released. I have the Ultimate Edition on Xbox Series S. 

Oblivion - I got it with my Xbox 360 summer of 2006 from Dell Computers. I've never finished it.

Burnout 3: Takedown - Spiritual successor to Destruction Derby 2 imo. I have the first three. 

God of War - Always a reason to own a Playstation. I have original disc and in PS3 collection. 

Okami - Remembered always with God Hand as two games I loved for Playstation in '06.

Metroid Prime 2 - I've always had it but barely played it. 

Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal - Own it as part of PS3 collection. Would like PS2 version. 

Advance Wars: Dual Strike - Still own it in the box. The first reason I wanted a DS. 

Pikmin 2 - Owned on Wii. I guess I sold my Gamecube version as it's worth some $ now. 

Burnout Revenge - Exists on OG Xbox, Xbox 360 and digitally for XSS. I've played it a lot.
Call of Duty 2 - Used as a showcase for the graphics on Xbox 360 back in '05. I'd revisit it. 

Dragon Quest VIII - My first Dragon Quest game. Mad Krammer and I dug in deep on the PS2.
Metroid Zero Mission - I still own it on GBA. Loaded it up today on a DS Lite to play again. 

Jade Empire - I just bought the digital version for $3 on my Xbox Seres S.
Far Cry - I played it on OG Xbox, Xbox 360 and now as Far Cry Classic on XSS.
Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay - Great looking game I used to own.
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 - I just got it. Includes some interesting tactical commands. 

F.E.A.R. - Still looking for the 360 version I used to own but digital is available I think.
Psychonauts - I still own the OG Xbox version. Excited to revisit it. 

Oddworld Stranger's Wrath - I still own this for OG Xbox. Need to finish it. 

Sid Meier's Pirates - Mad Krammer and I have played this to death on all Xboxes. 

Paper Mario Thousand Year Door - I have the remake now, just need to get to it. 

That's my selections from the first four pages on Metacritic. All are at or above an 87 rating. It's a lot and I can think of more that I played back then that probably didn't rise as high critically. 



Cary Woodham

06/16/2024 at 08:18 AM

Okami was my GOTY for 06.

Metroid Prime 2 is great but it sure is hard.  One of the few Metroid games I can't beat.

The Ratchet and Clank PS2 games are some of the best 3D platforming of that generation.

Metroid Zero Mission is a fine remake, even if I didn't like the little stealth section they added at the end.

Best part of Psychonauts was the humor.  That's why I stopped playing the sequel because we live in a world now where everyone is afraid to offend anyone so humor suffers because of it.  Psychonauts 2 was missing a lot of humor.

I'm still currently enjoyed the Thousand Year Door remake.  


06/21/2024 at 01:21 PM

I saw Zero Mission just got annouced for the subscription service on the recent Nintendo Direct. 

I didn't finish Psychonauts 2 either. Even the first one I didn't finish. 

I'm quickly piling up a backlog for Switch. I may get Luigi's Mansion 2 and add to it further. 

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