I recently noticed a favorite game of my youth, Halo, turns 20 years old this year. So I got curious and looked up what other games I loved back as a kid, to see how many are going to turn 20 in 2021. I found a lot. “What a drag it is getting old.”
I guess I should have expected this. 2001 was a big year for games. Some would even call it their favorite year in video game history. (Not me, I prefer 2004.) But even though I know the math makes sense, I’m still stunned to see games like Grand Theft Auto III and Burnout on this list. No! That’s impossible.
So here are a bunch of games that turn 20 years old this year. I’m sorry in advance.
- Unreal Tournament (Dreamcast)
- Grand Theft Auto 3
- Max Payne
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
- Final Fantasy X
- Twisted Metal Black
- Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
- Silent Hill 2
- SSX Tricky
- Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
- Return To Castle Wolfenstein
- Luigi’s Mansion
Again, I understand that things released in 2001 are now 20 years old (or soon will be) but actually writing down a list makes me feel so... old. Like I’m soon going to collapse into dust.