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Old 04-20-09, 05:48 AM   #1
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Default rise and fall of the games industry in 13 years (1996-2008)

rise and fall of the games industry in 13 years

Gamespot Top Rated PC Games Reviews up 9.0 Fluctuations in the 13 years(1996-2008)




[1996 up 9.0][19]
Bad Mojo Horror Action Adventure 9.0 Review Feb 29, 1996
Magic Carpet 2: The Netherworlds Action 9.0 Review Sep 8, 1996
Star Control 3 Strategy 9.0 Review Aug 31, 1996
You Don't Know Jack Sports Trivia / Game Show 9.0 Review Sep 30, 1996
You Don't Know Jack Volume 2 Trivia / Game Show 9.0 Review Nov 30, 1996
Close Combat Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.1 Review Jun 30, 1996
Flash Point Korea: AH-64D Longbow Helicopter Sim 9.1 Review Nov 30, 1996
Descent II Action 9.2 Review Feb 29, 1996
Civilization II Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.2 Review Feb 29, 1996
Chaos Overlords Sci-Fi Turn-Based Strategy 9.2 Review Apr 30, 1996
Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal Real-Time Strategy 9.2 Review Apr 30, 1996
Terra Nova Space Combat Sim 9.2 Review Feb 29, 1996
NASCAR Racing 2 Stock Car Racing 9.2 Review Nov 30, 1996
Circle of Blood Adventure 9.2 Review Sep 30, 1996
Quake Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.3 Review May 31, 1996
Chessmaster 5000 Action 9.4 Review Jul 31, 1996
Command & Conquer Red Alert Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.5 Review Oct 31, 1996
Grand Prix II Formula One Racing 9.5 Review Jun 30, 1996
Diablo Action Role-Playing 9.6 Review Nov 30, 1996

[1997 up 9.0][13]
Longbow 2 Helicopter Sim 9.0 Review Nov 30, 1997
Quake II Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Nov 30, 1997
Seven Kingdoms Strategy 9.0 Review Nov 30, 1997
The Curse of Monkey Island Adventure 9.0 Review Oct 31, 1997
Dungeon Keeper Real-Time Strategy 9.0 Review Jun 26, 1997
Close Combat: A Bridge Too Far Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.1 Review Sep 30, 1997
Links LS 1998 Edition Golf Sim 9.1 Review Jun 30, 1997
NHL 98 Ice Hockey Sim 9.2 Review Sep 30, 1997
Dark Reign: The Future of War Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.2 Review Aug 31, 1997
EF2000 v2.0 Jet Sim 9.2 Review Aug 31, 1997
Sid Meier's Gettysburg! Real-Time Wargame 9.3 Review 1997
Total Annihilation Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.3 Review Sep 30, 1997
Chessmaster 5500 Action 9.4 Review Oct 31, 1997

[1998 up 9.0][22]
Red Baron 3D WWI Flight Sim 9.0 Review Oct 31, 1998
NFL Blitz Football 9.0 Review Sep 30, 1998
The Operational Art of War, Vol. 1 Strategy 9.0 Review May 31, 1998
F1 Racing Simulation Formula One Racing 9.0 Review Mar 31, 1998
WWII Fighters WWII Flight Sim 9.0 Review 1998
Railroad Tycoon II Business Strategy 9.1 Review Oct 31, 1998
Total Air War Jet Sim 9.1 Review Oct 31, 1998
Links LS 99 Golf Sim 9.1 Review Oct 31, 1998
Delta Force Modern Tactical Shooter 9.1 Review Sep 30, 1998
Independence War Space Combat Sim 9.1 Review Aug 31, 1998
Jack Nicklaus Online Golf Tour Golf Sim 9.1 Review May 31, 1998
Might and Magic VI: The Mandate of Heaven Computer Role-Playing 9.1 Review Apr 30, 1998
Starcraft Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.1 Review Apr 1, 1998
Starcraft: Brood War Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.1 Review Nov 30, 1998
Thief: The Dark Project Fantasy Action Adventure 9.1 Review Nov 30, 1998
Close Combat III: The Russian Front Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.2 Review Dec 31, 1998
Baldur's Gate Computer Role-Playing 9.2 Review Nov 30, 1998
FIFA 99 Soccer Sim 9.2 Review Oct 31, 1998
F-15 Jet Sim 9.2 Review Feb 28, 1998
Myth II: Soulblighter Real-Time Strategy 9.3 Review Nov 30, 1998
Grim Fandango Adventure 9.3 Review Sep 30, 1998
Half-Life Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.4 Review Oct 31, 1998

[1999 up 9.0][19]
Heavy Gear II Mech Sim 9.0 Review May 31, 1999
NHL 2000 Ice Hockey Sim 9.0 Review Aug 31, 1999
Planescape: Torment Role-Playing 9.0 Review Nov 30, 1999
NASCAR Legends Stock Car Racing 9.0 Review Oct 31, 1999
Half-Life: Opposing Force Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Oct 31, 1999
FIFA 2000: Major League Soccer Soccer Sim 9.1 Review Sep 30, 1999
Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings Historic Real-Time Strategy 9.1 Review Sep 30, 1999
Flight Unlimited III Flight Simulation 9.1 Review Sep 30, 1999
Seven Kingdoms II: The Fryhtan Wars Strategy 9.1 Review Jul 31, 1999
Worms Armageddon Strategy 9.1 Review May 31, 1999
Jack Nicklaus 6: Golden Bear Challenge Golf Sim 9.1 Review Mar 31, 1999
Heroes of Might and Magic III Strategy 9.1 Review Feb 28, 1999
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri Sci-Fi Turn-Based Strategy 9.1 Review Jan 31, 1999
MiG Alley Jet Sim 9.2 Review Nov 30, 1999
Quake III Arena Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.2 Review Dec 2, 1999
Rayman 2: The Great Escape 3D Platformer 9.3 Review Oct 31, 1999
Battlezone Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.4 Review Sep 8, 1999
FreeSpace 2 Space Combat Sim 9.4 Review Sep 30, 1999
NASCAR Racing 3 Stock Car Racing 9.4 Review Aug 31, 1999

[2000 up 9.0][11]
Descent 3 Action 9.0 Review Jun 14, 2000
Giants: Citizen Kabuto Sci-Fi Shooter 9.0 Review Dec 6, 2000
FIFA 2001 Major League Soccer Soccer Sim 9.0 Review Oct 30, 2000
Enemy Engaged: RAH-66 Comanche Versus Ka-52 Hokum Helicopter Sim 9.0 Review Jul 31, 2000
Superbike 2001 Motorcycle Racing 9.1 Review Oct 9, 2000
Combat Mission: Beyond Overlord Real-Time Wargame 9.1 Review Jun 1, 2000
The Sims Virtual Life 9.1 Review Jan 31, 2000
Baldur's Gate II: Shadows of Amn Computer Role-Playing 9.2 Review Sep 24, 2000
The Operative: No One Lives Forever Modern First-Person Shooter 9.3 Review Nov 9, 2000
The Longest Journey Adventure 9.3 Review Nov 16, 2000
Unreal Tournament Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.5 Review Oct 25, 2000

[2001 up 9.0][12]
Wizardry 8 Role-Playing 9.1 Review Nov 14, 2001
Dark Age of Camelot Fantasy Online Role-Playing 9.1 Review Sep 1, 2001
NASCAR Racing 4 Stock Car Racing 9.1 Review Feb 6, 2001
Clive Barker's Undying Fantasy First-Person Shooter 9.1 Review Feb 21, 2001
Return to Castle Wolfenstein Historic First-Person Shooter 9.2 Review Nov 20, 2001
Civilization III Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.2 Review Oct 30, 2001
NHL 2002 Ice Hockey Sim 9.2 Review Sep 17, 2001
Max Payne Modern Shooter 9.2 Review Jul 23, 2001
IL-2 Sturmovik WWII Flight Sim 9.2 Review Nov 18, 2001
FIFA Soccer 2002 Soccer Sim 9.3 Review Oct 29, 2001
Flight Simulator 2002 Flight Simulation 9.3 Review Oct 22, 2001
Black & White Real-Time Strategy 9.3 Review Mar 26, 2001

[2002 up 9.0][16]
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 Skateboarding 9.0 Review Mar 28, 2002
Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Mar 26, 2002
Freedom Force Action Role-Playing 9.0 Review Mar 24, 2002
Medal of Honor Allied Assault Historic First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Jan 20, 2002
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 Golf Sim 9.1 Review Oct 31, 2002
FIFA Soccer 2003 Soccer Sim 9.1 Review Nov 2, 2002
Combat Mission: Barbarossa to Berlin Real-Time Wargame 9.1 Review Oct 29, 2002
Syberia Adventure 9.1 Review Sep 1, 2002
Serious Sam: The Second Encounter Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.1 Review Feb 4, 2002
Age of Mythology Real-Time Strategy 9.2 Review Nov 1, 2002
Madden NFL 2003 Football Sim 9.2 Review Aug 12, 2002
Neverwinter Nights Computer Role-Playing 9.2 Review Jun 16, 2002
No One Lives Forever 2: A Spy in H.A.R.M.'s Way Modern First-Person Shooter 9.3 Review Sep 30, 2002
Mafia Historic Action Adventure 9.3 Review Aug 28, 2002
Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Real-Time Strategy 9.3 Review Jul 3, 2002
Grand Theft Auto III Modern Action Adventure 9.3 Review May 20, 2002

[2003 up 9.0][9]
Homeworld Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.0 Review Mar 4, 2003
Call of Duty Historic First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Oct 29, 2003
Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne Modern Shooter 9.0 Review Oct 14, 2003
Halo: Combat Evolved Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Sep 30, 2003
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 Golf Sim 9.2 Review Sep 22, 2003
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne Real-Time Strategy 9.2 Review Jul 1, 2003
Freedom Fighters Modern Tactical Shooter 9.3 Review Oct 1, 2003
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Modern Action Adventure 9.3 Review May 12, 2003
Rise of Nations Historic Real-Time Strategy 9.3 Review May 20, 2003

[2004 up 9.0][11]
Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots Historic Real-Time Strategy 9.0 Review Apr 27, 2004
Wik and the Fable of Souls 2D Platformer 9.0 Review Sep 14, 2004
Rome: Total War Historic Real-Time Strategy 9.1 Review Sep 22, 2004
World Soccer Winning Eleven 7 International Soccer Sim 9.1 Review Apr 9, 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow Modern Action Adventure 9.1 Review Mar 23, 2004
Sid Meier's Pirates! Strategy 9.2 Review Nov 22, 2004
Half-Life 2 Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.2 Review Nov 16, 2004
Far Cry Modern First-Person Shooter 9.2 Review Mar 23, 2004
The Chronicles of Rid****: Escape From Butcher Bay Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.3 Review Dec 8, 2004
Unreal Tournament 2004 Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.4 Review Mar 16, 2004
World of Warcraft Fantasy Online Role-Playing 9.5 Review Nov 23, 2004

[2005 up 9.0][6]
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Modern Action Adventure 9.0 Review Jun 7, 2005
Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 Historic First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Mar 15, 2005
F.E.A.R. Modern First-Person Shooter 9.1 Review Oct 17, 2005
Guild Wars Role-Playing 9.2 Review Apr 26, 2005
Battlefield 2 Modern Tactical Shooter 9.3 Review Jun 21, 2005
Civilization IV Historic Turn-Based Strategy 9.4 Review Oct 25, 2005

[2006 up 9.0][5]
GTR 2 GT / Street Racing 9.0 Review Sep 29, 2006
Company of Heroes Historic Real-Time Strategy 9.0 Review Sep 13, 2006
Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords Sci-Fi Turn-Based Strategy 9.0 Review Feb 21, 2006
Diner Dash Puzzle 9.1 Review Jan 12, 2006
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Role-Playing 9.3 Review Mar 20, 2006

[2007 up 9.0][9]
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Modern First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Nov 5, 2007
Gears of War Sci-Fi Shooter 9.0 Review Nov 6, 2007
BioShock Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Aug 21, 2007
Portal Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Oct 9, 2007
Galactic Civilizations II: Dark Avatar Sci-Fi Turn-Based Strategy 9.1 Review Feb 14, 2007
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Fantasy Online Role-Playing 9.2 Review Jan 16, 2007
Crysis Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.5 Review Nov 13, 2007
The Orange Box Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.5 Review Oct 10, 2007
World in Conflict Real-Time Strategy 9.5 Review Sep 18, 2007

[2008 up 9.0][8]
Sins of a Solar Empire Sci-Fi Real-Time Strategy 9.0 Review Feb 4, 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV Modern Action Adventure 9.0 Review Dec 2, 2008
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Fantasy Online Role-Playing 9.0 Review Nov 13, 2008
World of Goo Puzzle 9.0 Review Oct 17, 2008
Dead Space Sci-Fi Shooter 9.0 Review Oct 20, 2008
Fallout 3 Role-Playing 9.0 Review Oct 28, 2008
Crysis Warhead Sci-Fi First-Person Shooter 9.0 Review Sep 16, 2008
Mass Effect Action Role-Playing 9.0 Review May 28, 2008



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Old 04-20-09, 06:31 AM   #2
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This list and reviews are ridiculous! 2000 for example was the year of some legendary games: Diablo 2, Sacrifice, Shogun: Total War, Icewind Dale, Deus Ex, Earth 2150, Warlords Battlecry...
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Old 04-20-09, 06:37 AM   #3
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Gamespot... it's official that they get cash for good reviews. And what you trying to prove by reviews? Too many things changed, now it's hard to make great innovating game. And reviews say nothing to me, sorry I can judge on my own. Better ban him he smells like posting ads.
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gamespot reviews points are a joke.

i would like to see revenue chart. this includes online sales. and on avg a pc game costs a lot less...at least in aus it is.
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Old 04-20-09, 07:42 AM   #5
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and y does oblivion has 9.3...?
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Old 04-20-09, 08:57 AM   #6
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They where spot on with Terra Nova - 9.2 at least. I loved that game. Good old Looking Glass Studios.
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Old 04-20-09, 10:01 AM   #7
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Since when did pc = game industry? It's known that the PC Platform is in a slump, acouple gems here and there but its not like it was early 2000 and in the 90's.
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It's known that the PC Platform is in a slump, acouple gems here and there but its not like it was early 2000 and in the 90's.
Here is one guy's explanation for why that is the case.
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Old 04-20-09, 10:17 AM   #9
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I'm not really sure what that graph is representing. I guess it shows that Gamespot is getting tougher with their review process. This one graph doesn't really paint big enough picture to even have merit.

I'd like to see the graph of 8.0 - 9.0 reviews to see how that has changed. Maybe a lot of games that might have gotten a 9 ten years ago no longer now get an 8 instead.
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Old 04-20-09, 10:21 AM   #10
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Talk about using irrelevant information to reach a conclusion...
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Here is one guy's explanation for why that is the case.
Good read, I actually agree with him in someway. I remember being able to play NFS1-3 without issue... heck even EQ ran smooth on my old K6.
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Here is one guy's explanation for why that is the case.
I think this guy has a good point. I also think it has to do with severe genre limitations. There was a time when action, fighting, and sports games were made (and sold) for the PC. Somewhere in the late 90's, people forgot that you use game pads on PCs and end users started complaining about how certain genres were "unplayable" on the PC.
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