As we approach the end of 2004 (surely a vintage year for gaming) it seems that most if not all of the major titles have now been released. So how about peoples views on what their top three games of the year have been: Some contenters : Half Life 2 Halo2 Metroid Prime 2 Farcry Pro Evo 4 GTA:SA The Sims 2 Football Manager 2005 Rome Total War Pikmin 2 Star Wars Battlefront Burnout 3 Outrun 2 World of Warcraft Everquest 2 Doom 3 There were obviously stacks of other great games but the above are a list of what come to mind for me: Personally my top 3 are : Pro Evo 4 Half Life 2 Halo 2 Pro evo 4 is my personal choice of GOTY although games like HL2 and Halo2 probably deserve the title more (I just love Pro evo!). The X-Box Live addition to PES4 (although poorly implemented) is heaven for me and although I don't really think Konami deserve applauding for such a lazy X-Box conversion they do need to be applauded for producing a game that is incredibly playable and feels every last bit like real football. Half Life 2 stunned me from the off, sucked me in and wouldn't let go until i'd finished it (although my initial desire to play through the game again on Hard has been put aside in favour of PES4 and Halo2 - for now!). Graphically it is so real and at times you forget that you are playing a game! The story is also way above the usual drivel that you normally get from an FPS title and the games atmosphere drew me in further and had me checking everything and ducking behind cover to draw breath in combat! No other recent FPS (apart from Halo 2) has immersed me to the level that HL2 did with intellegent AI, clever use of sound, real emotion shown on the faces of the people you meet and the the way the whole game is designed (the imposing tower always in sight and the video screens & loud speakers churning out messages which become more & more aimed at Freeman) all made the experience less of a game and took the game to a higher plane! Halo2 - The way online gaming should always be, set's the benchmark for everyone else who is trying to produce an online experience!! After some minor teething problems the game now runs flawlessly in online more with quick matchmaking, no (or little) lag and some great levels & game types available. Add to this a great 1 player (and 2 player co op game) and you have a package that would always be game of the year in any other year than this. Personally i'd put this and HL2 about even and it's only really my personal love for Pro Evo that stops either of these games being my game of the year!