19. Perfect Dark (2000)
The year 2000 was a strange one for Nintendo: They were nearing the end of the N64 life cycle and prepping to launch the disc-based Gamecube. Rare, developer of GoldenEye 007, was itching to replicate their success, and they debuted Perfect Dark. A high-drama, plot-heavy story featuring an intergalactic war between an alien race and the humans who are in bed with them. The upside to its release was that it served as the FPS swan song of the console, delivering one of the most in-depth multi-player experiences around for a non-Internet-enabled gaming system. The downside is that gamers had to wait another five years for the fully-realized prequel to hit Xbox consoles.