10. Spyro: Year Of The Dragon (October 11, 2000) The third entry into the well-loved Spyro series, Year of the Dragon is generally regarded as being the best of the bunch. The graphics were - by comparison with its contemporaries - extremely crisp and this was matched by the highly enjoyable third-person platforming. All of this was complemented by a surprisingly engaging story, too: 14 years on and much like his major competitor Crash Bandicoot, the Spyro franchise seems to be all but abandoned; the little purple dragon's spirits may be raised by the fact that he placed higher on this list than Crash. 9. Diablo II (June 29, 2000) To those of the many fanatics who still play Diablo II, it may be an undesirable reminder that their favourite game hit the shelves nearly a decade-and-a-half ago. Even though it isn't ranked as one of the greatest games ever like its predecessor, you still cannot dismiss the influence of Diablo II. Some 11 million users still log in to Battle.net to play the game and continue doing so despite the release of Diablo III a year and a half ago. If it isn't broken, don't fix it, eh?