2003 Year in Review

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posted 1/19/2004 by The GN Staff
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It's that time of year again, the time when we look back at what we played over the last year and see which game CD's spent more time outside their case than inside. 2003 was a great year for gamers with the release of a new Zelda game, more Grand Theft Auto mayhem, some decent Star Wars games, and a host of other solid titles.

Rather than do a generic game of the year thing, we've asked each staffer to provide us with their top three games of the year. This provides a little more breadth since each reviewer has their own tastes and one person’s instant classic is the next persons set of instant classics. Without further adieu here are our lists.

Dave Gamble – Staff Writer
Microsoft Flight Sim 2004 With the improvements in graphics, weather modeling, and ATC interaction, MS2004 has become a good way to practice instrument flying procedures.

EA Sports F1 Challenge 99 - 02 Great graphics, highly believable physics, best-of-breed force feedback, and free, easy expansion via third party mods makes F1C my racing sim of choice.

Americas Army Operations best multiplayer action I've ever seen, and at an unbelievable price: free!


Charles Husemann - Editor in Chief
Prince of Persia - The first game to make me actually enjoy running and jumping puzzles. With tight controls, excellent moves, and amazing graphics this game was a pleasant surprise from Ubi.

Knights of the Old Republic - This game single handedly renewed my faith in the Star Wars franchise and RPG games. The open ended ness of the game and the change to be an absolute asshole made this one of the best Xbox games of the year.

Desert Combat I know this is just a mod to an existing game but I logged more hours of Desert Combat this year than I would care to admit. The development team kept updating the game with new weapons, vehicles, and maps while working out the balance issues.
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