By now you've probably seen our Eurogamer Lifetime Top 10, and we stand by it - albeit shuffling our feet, looking at each other nervously and occasionally wondering aloud where the hell Super Mario Galaxy is, among other things.
But as is so often the case, you've put us to shame. Last week we invited you to submit your top 10 games released since Eurogamer was born on 4th September 1999, and you responded in numbers that I cannot access because I'm writing this in a hotel in Seattle, but which I'm told were pretty amazing.
The result is the list you see below, topped by the news that your favourite game in the whole of Eurogamer's lifetime is Half-Life 2. You all have your own views, but if we asked you to elect a symbol of what has made us sob, scream and cackle with delight in the first 10 years of the site's existence, we couldn't be happier with your collective choice.
Thank you, for the umpteenth time, for reading Eurogamer, and thank you for contributing to our birthday. I don't know about the boys and girls back in the UK, but I've off to track down some form of dead cow and a celebratory beer. Happy birthday Eurogamer. Thank you to everyone. It's been better than Halo.
Update: Hot off the press, I have reaction from the mighty Valve to your titanic vote. While I was catching up with Chet Faliszek about Left 4 Dead 2, I asked whether he had a nice message to offer in response to the great honour you've bestowed upon him and his fellows. "No," he said. "I'm still bitter about you guys beating us in the Left 4 Dead 1 Versus match."
"Nah, that's really cool," he added. "Obviously so much of what we've done has come from that, and what we learned doing that. That's really cool to see. I started here three weeks after that got released. So I had nothing to do with it. I just rode the wave." It's all been downhill since then.
|1||Half-Life 2||Valve||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|2||Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare||Infinity Ward||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|3||Resident Evil 4||Capcom||GameCube, PS2, Wii|
|4||Shadow of the Colossus||Sony||PS2|
|5||Fallout 3||Bethesda Softworks||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|6||Deus Ex||Ion Storm||PC, PS2|
|7||BioShock||2K Boston||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|9||Portal||Valve||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|10||World of Warcraft||Blizzard||PC, Mac|
|12||Super Mario Galaxy||Nintendo||Wii|
|13||Mass Effect||BioWare||PC, Xbox 360|
|14||Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic||BioWare||PC, Xbox|
|15||The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion||Bethesda Softworks||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|18||Grand Theft Auto IV||Rockstar North||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|19||Grand Theft Auto: Vice City||Rockstar North||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|20||Baldur's Gate 2||BioWare||PC|
|21||Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots||Kojima Productions||PS3|
|22||Planescape Torment||Black Isle Studios||PC|
|23||Halo 3||Bungie||Xbox 360|
|24||Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater||Kojima Productions||PS2|
|25||God of War||Sony Santa Monica||PS2|
|26||Final Fantasy X||Square Enix||PS2|
|27||Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||Rockstar North||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|29||Uncharted: Drake's Fortune||Naughty Dog||PS3|
|30||Sid Meier's Civilization IV||Firaxis Games||PC|
|31||Grand Theft Auto III||Rockstar North||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|32||Metal Gear Solid||Konami||PSone|
|33||Beyond Good & Evil||Ubisoft||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|34||The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker||Nintendo||GameCube|
|35||Left 4 Dead||Valve||PC, Xbox 360|
|37||Psychonauts||Double Fine||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|38||Silent Hill 2||Konami||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|39||Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time||Ubisoft Montreal||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|40||Team Fortress 2||Valve||PC, PS3, Xbox 360|
|41||Gears of War||Epic Games||PC, Xbox 360|
|42||Unreal Tournament||Epic Games||PC, PS2, Dreamcast|
|43||The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind||Bethesda Softworks||PC, Xbox|
|45||Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty||Konami||PC, PS2, Xbox|
|46||Shenmue 2||SEGA||Dreamcast, Xbox|
|48||Gears of War 2||Epic Games||Xbox 360|
|50||Rez||UGA||Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox 360|
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