This feature was originally published on October 19, 2009

You may have noticed our extensive Best Of The 2000s series, but among all consumable goods from the last decade, no other product has been as consistently successful (and recession-proof) as the almighty video game. We should probably dig up some nifty stat to insert here, but suffice to say, video game companies continue to make shitloads of money while other industries struggle to stay up. Thank you, couch potatoes!

The 2000s saw the emergence (and subsequent death) of multiple generations of consoles as well as the advancement of video game design into a veritable art form. We waded through the titles to produce our definitive list of the 100 Best Video Games from 2000 to 2009. Grab your controller, hit start, and get ready to be mad.