Top 40 Games From 2004

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23. Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen

These reimaginings of the first generation Pokémon games were intriguing enough to get me back into the series again after abandoning it post-Silver and Gold. The improved graphics, 200 additional monsters and new game regions meant experiencing Pokemon Red for the first time again. At 14, it meant nostalgia for my first handheld game ever. That, my friends, is difficult to pull off for someone already so young, and Pokemon FireRed/LeafGreen was just magical enough to pull it off.