2004 was definitely a great year for PC games. We saw some much expected games finally released after years of waiting, some unexpected games that really surprised us, and a crap load of sequels. We also saw plenty of games that disappointed us, and even those games will get their deserved recognition. 2004 sure was a busy year for PC games, and that just makes it harder for us to pick the best of the best.
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This past year has greatly been a crowded one in the world of PC games. Not that the developers still can’t come up with original ideas, but 2004 was completely overwhelmed with sequels. We saw sequels like Half-Life 2, Need For Speed Underground 2, The Sims 2, Rome: Total War, DOOM 3, Spider-Man 2, Everquest II, and plus some new expansion packs that just added to the already full list of games. So obviously this has been a great year for PC games for just about all the genres, but now let’s get to the point of how we do things here at PC Games Source when it comes to our Game of the Year awards.
Many publications have a ton of different awards to give out, but we like to keep it as simple as possible. First, we get straight to the point and tell you which game we think was the absolute best of 2004. Then we kick it off with the six most popular genre awards including the Best of Action, Adventure, RPG/MMORPG, Strategy, and finally Driving. Last of all, we finish it with some special awards including Best of Graphics, Sound/Music, Storyline, Use of a License, Expansion, Surprise, Most Over-Hyped Game, Most Wanted, and finally we top it off by telling you which game sucked the most with our Worst Game of the Year Award.
In our Game of the Year Awards we always try to pick what we believe to be the best games that truly define the meaning of the genre they are in. Then we just throw them all together and come up with one game to rule them all. You may agree with our awards, or you may not, but either way we hope you enjoy what we have come up with. Do keep in mind that with so many games being released over the past year it really isn’t a piece of cake to choose a winner for each category. However, we do believe that our decisions reflect the best of this past year. So, without further interruption, check out our top picks for 2004 by selecting the awards on the right panel. Enjoy!