2002 Game of the Year

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Note: You may very well disagree with some of my choices, but that’s why it’s a good list.

NOMINEES
Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance
Medal of Honor: Frontline
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Ratchet & Clank
WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth

2002 Game of the Year: Medal of Honor: Frontline
Runner-up: Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance

As far as the Medal of Honor series on consoles goes, Frontline was the best at the time and still holds up really well today. The control layout is a little different than in today’s FPS games, but it still works well. It also has a slower pace, but that doesn’t mean it feels sluggish. Shooting is fairly deliberate yet feels right for this game. I would recommend Frontline to anybody looking for a top-notch MoH game!

I consider Harmony of Dissonance a combination of the older Castlevania style (whip attacks/sub-weapons) with the newer Symphony of the Night style (castle exploration). It’s a very solid game in the series that I think only suffers from a bunch of locked doors making for not always knowing where to go. Still worth your time, though.

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