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The Ten Ton Hammer MMOG Decade Awards 2001-2010

Updated Sat, Apr 06, 2013 by B. de la Durantaye



After we finished up last year's Best of 2009 awards we knew that this year we wanted to do things a little differently. The end of the decade has come, and if we look back over the last ten years between 2001 and 2010 a lot of signifcant things have happened in the MMOG industry. Heck, the genre was only really recognized in 1997 or 1999 (depending which game you consider the first MMOG).

So throughout the year the staff at Ten Ton Hammer has been giving a lot of consideration to the games we've played over the past decade. There's no denying we've seen the genre evolve into something that has become much larger than anyone may have thought possible last millenium.

So which games have really made their mark? There are a lot of MMOGs out there now. We have 421 of them listed on Ten Ton Hammer alone. But over the past decade some of those games have really impacted the industry in one way or another. We've considered each element and have come up with a short list of eight awards for this decade. There's no doubt we could have had 100 more awards, but this ain't a seven hour Academy Award Marathon. This is about recognizing excellence in the past 10 years and celebrating that excellence.

While we would have loved to have been able to include all MMO games for award consideration, only games or expansions that were released between 2001 and 2010 were eligible.

For your convenience each award has been set up on its own page with an easy drop-box navigation. So, skip to the award of your choice, or flip through each page. It's all up to you. Let's celebrate the MMOG Decade Awards at Ten Ton Hammer.


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