What are your top 10 Game of Decade (starting from 2010 to onwards)

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I thought Geralt was cool as fuck as a character. He's the Polish Clint Eastwood...

You have two options. Wait until I leave and try to murder Abigail... but then I'll come back. I'll slay every lice-ridden peasant... anything that moves and can't climb a tree. Or you can try to live honorable lives, clear your conscience, and start again. The choice is yours.

In fact, Geralt is what probably kept me going through all three games. The side characters were okay, or at least hot, when it came to the sorceresses.

But I thought the story in the first two games was a muddled mess. It was better in Witcher 3, but then that game just had way too many side quests (some of which were certainly well done) and an insulting amount of filler content (bandit camps and smugglers caches). The world was just way too big and a slog to explore.

And the combat/gameplay in all three games was just not very good. It got really boring and repetitive.

I will say that the graphics and art style in the 3rd game was spectacular. The world they built really looked great. Geralt looked badass.

I don't hate the Witcher 3, but overall it's a mediocre game in my book. I finished it. I'll likely never replay it.

and here was my list. so my friends what are the best 10 games you played since 2010? throughout this decade?

I no particular order:
1) Battlefield 3.
2) Halo: Reach
3) Titanfall 2
4) Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light
5) DOOM
6) Prey
7) Mass Effect 2
8) Subnautica
9) Deus Ex: Human Revolution
10) Guacamelee

So it seems I am a shooter hound through and through, as I was in the 2000s and the 90s. If there's one thing that perturbs me about my favourites it's how many of them come from studios or series that have been damaged by monetisation in subsequent releases. Mass Effect, Battlefield and Deus Ex to the point that I'm not interested in future games in the series.

It's interesting that there have still been plenty of fantastic games coming out, but that the ones I look forward to now are no longer the big tent pole franchises that used to hold my attention for months at a time, or in BF3's case for five years continuously.

Squilookle:

Kyrian007:

Squilookle:

Read it again.

I get ya, nothing this decade compares all that well with the best of the previous.

Perhaps I'm being a bit harsh- Just Cause 2 and 3 were both fantastic and Black Flag/halo Reach was the closest I ever came to buying another AC/Halo game, Far Cry 3 is undoubtedly the best in its series and the two latest Wolfenstein games deconstruct a formerly one dimensional hero in exactly the way I always wanted a modern shooter to, but nothing has really jumped out and astounded me since... well, since The Saboteur in 2009 and Mount and Blade Warband in... wait- 2010? 2010!

OK, Mount and Blade Warband it is then!

I'm with you two. I played lots of great games in the last 8 years, it's just that most of them came out in the 90s/00s. While I enjoyed plenty of games from this decade, I'm struggling to think of any I'd consider truly great. (Though, these days, I'm doing well if I play a game within 5 years of its release date, so there are plenty that interest me that I just haven't gotten around to yet.)

Portal 2 was damn good. It took the first as a solid base and added lots of cool things on top of it. The co-op levels in particular were very enjoyable and really made you think with portals. Though I think the writing wasn't quite as sharp as that of the first game.

Spec-ops: the line was a brilliant deconstruction of military shooters.

Bastion was a lot of fun. I still hear the narrator in my head sometimes.

I'm currently playing Xenoblade Chronicles and having a blast.

I've enjoyed what I've played of Cuphead so far. But, I think a lot of that is getting to play it with my friend. I'd probably find it a lot more frustrating if I attempted it solo.

Beyond that I dunno. Skyrim was ok. New Vegas was ok. Red dead redemption was ok. None of the Assassin's Creed games I played were as good as the first 2. Halo Reach wasn't nearly as good as the original trilogy. GTA V had its moments but was rather boring a lot of the time. Civ V was quite good, though IV is still my favourite. Skyward Sword was a big disappointment.

I sometimes wonder if video games just aren't for me anymore. But then I pop in an old favourite and remember just how much fun they can be.

10. Prey

I found this game to a fun pseudo-horror sci-fi game, but at the same time, that was my big gripe. The game tries to be a sci-fi game AND horror game at the same time, I felt the game had no idea what it wanted to be. Some of the equipment and powers were rather useless, and the enemy placements were all over the place. Regardless, a solid game

9. Dishonored 2

This game exceeds the first game in almost every way. The world is much bigger, you have more option to take out your target, and had multiple endings. Except from Corvo, I found all of the VA to be fantastic. Emily's new powers were really neat as well.

8. Battlefield 4 (Post-patch)

Okay, this game suffered A LOT when it first launched with bugs and glitches, but after the patches I found myself playing the game all the time with my friends. 64-player gameplay was still there and the squad-gameplay worked beautifully.

7. Skyrim

I first played this on Xbox 360. I enjoyed the vanilla game, then I moved on to the pc version. I loved the creativity and efforts of the modding community, especially ones involving quests and new areas.

6. Far Cry 3

FC3 was an enjoyable experience. The tropical islands were beautiful and I loved the open-world gameplay. Hunting was fun to as the pelts were used for upgrades, not just as a way to earn quick cash. Vaas was one of best villains at the time, and I would never forget the "Definition of insanity" monolog.

5. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag

Sure, it was less assassin and more of a pirate game, but that did not stop me from enjoying this game. The naval combat was absolutely brilliant, and I loved hunting for whales and sharks. The assassin gameplay aspect was still there and fun, but at this point, it was copied over so many games it was nothing new.

4. Overwatch

Probably the only hero-based game I liked in recent years. The game isn't perfect, but it is filled with rich lore, heroes with fully developed characters, colorful and vibrant graphics, and some of the best supports from devs I've ever seen.

3. Dark Souls

Absolutely love the brutal gameplay and the cryptic lore of the game. Once you figure out how the game works, it's not that even difficult, except for few bosses here and there.

2. GTA V

I really like this game. The social satires in the single player are played out brilliantly. Just like Skyrim, the modding community has been really active and I see crazier shit every day. I love San Andreas and Los Santos, because it is filled to the brim with details and npcs just going about the day. I love the multiplayer section as well (When someone's not going on a rampage, that is). The game modes aren't restricted to TDM, but cycling, tennis match, darts, land, air, and water races, and heist.

1. Witcher 3: Blood and Wine DLC

Since the base game has already been mentioned, I will talk about the dlc. This expansion adds so much content, it should really be considered a stand-alone game. This expansion surpasses the first dlc in many ways. There are more hours of gameplay, more characters to meet, more quests to do, and Instead of being part of vanilla maps BAW has it's own area. Toussaint is an all-new area inspired by Italian countryside, and it is quite an eye-candy. The new area ditches the grim and dark aesthetic of the base game and instead goes for more vibrant, colorful views. The sunset has never looked so beautiful, and there are amazing gorgeous views. The quests are quite impressive. No single quest feels like a chore to play through. Each quest, even the side quests, and witcher contracts adds a new entry to your index. There's even a quest that references lady of the lake from the Arthurian legend which you'll get a cool sword from. There are also tons of new monsters to slay, each requiring different tactics.

Kerg3927:
I thought Geralt was cool as fuck as a character. He's the Polish Clint Eastwood...

You have two options. Wait until I leave and try to murder Abigail... but then I'll come back. I'll slay every lice-ridden peasant... anything that moves and can't climb a tree. Or you can try to live honorable lives, clear your conscience, and start again. The choice is yours.

See I never liked Clint Eastwood. He always seemed like a parody of himself, rather than a true badass. More Leslie Neilson and less Schwarzenegger. Movies like Good/Bad/Ugly or Dirty Hairy I just can't take a single line of his dialogue seriously.

The only movie of his I liked was Gran Torino, and that's because it was a deliberate deconstruction of a war-hero trying to get over his PTSD and racism, and he's specifically not a huge, macho 'take on all comers' guy.

Silentpony:

hanselthecaretaker:
Here?s a scrounged together tentative list based only on what I?ve played, followed by what I?ve yet to play or started playing that could possibly supplant a few of the former entries:

Played:
God of War 3
Dark Souls
Dark Souls 2: SotFS
Bloodborne
Horizon: Zero Dawn
A Wolf Among Us
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
Uncharted: Lost Legacy
Darksiders
Journey

Started:
MGSV
The Witcher 3: Complete Edition
Shadowrun Returns
Deus Ex: HR Director?s Cut

Yet to Start:
Dark Souls 3
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
STALKER: CoP

How would you rate the God of war series? I've never played any of them, mostly because until now I didn't have a console they were on. I played Dante's Inferno and loved it. I assume GoW is basically that, but Greek?

What did you like about Dante's Inferno? If it was the general gameplay style then you'd probably take to the God of War series well. As for story they both delve in tragedy, and although GoW's does wear thin after so many sequels and spinoffs, as does Kratos' anger shtick, it's often offset by some quirky, sometimes dark/twisted humor.

Where it excels most is how the elements of combat, platforming and puzzling often flow nicely into one another. Then there are of course the often epic, always brutal boss battles. The chain blades are made for hack n slash, and their regular extension to the other two gameplay pillars feels natural. The way the main three entries were chained (no pun) together makes it a good trilogy to marathon.

Funny thing is that DI was released like a month before GoW3 and the inevitable comparisons and clone calls were made, but I think the stories and design were distinct enough that each IP could stand on their own. It would've been cool to see another DI, but it also worked well as a self-contained story. I'd be surprised if there were legit plans for another one.

But yeah, chances are you'll find God of War to be a fun romp. Start with the main three, and if you like them the handheld spinoffs were also remastered for PS3 and play pretty damn close to the rest. Ascension probably shouldn't have been made, but it still had its moments. The multiplayer was surprisingly well done too, but not sure how active it is anymore.

Oh man, that's hard. Depending on my mood, this list could shift significantly. I didn't realize how many good games have come out lately.

Honorable Mentions: Far Cry 3, GTA 5, Just Cause 2, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood/Black Flag, Skyrim, Undertale, and The Witcher 3

10) Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Allowed you to actually be stealthy, but kept up the quick pace of Conviction.

9) Max Payne 3
Probably the most unintentionally hilarious game I've ever played, plus the excellent shootey bits.

8) Batman: Arkham Asylum
Excellent combat, great environment, brilliant Scarecrow sections, and garbage boss fights.

7) Spec Ops: The Line
Solid, well-executed story, gameplay that's more enjoyable than most military FPSs.

6) Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition
Fun and challenging, which makes it satisfying when you beat a hard boss.

5) Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Best implementation of the Arkham combat style and the Nemesis system means you spend a lot of time telling your own story.

4) Total War: Shogun 2
It's a Total War game and it's really good and also the only one from the 2010's that I own.

3) Bastion
Excellent combat albeit with the problem that certain combinations are OP, plus a great story framework and excellent voice acting

2) Hitman
They finally remembered why Hitman: Blood Money was good and did something similar to that, while keeping the smoother movement from Absolution.

1) Call of Juarez: Gunslinger
Arcadey shooting, graphics that have held up incredibly well over the years, and an excellent mix of story and gameplay.

Silentpony:

3. Halo Reach
Best Halo game by far, with the best Multiplayer.

That is definitely almost the opposite of my opinion. I liked the story, but the multiplayer was garbage compared to 3 and 2. The random element that came with bloom, the abominably slow move speed and jump height, the ridiculous grenade radius, the poorly placed BTB spawn points, the bland palette that comes from making all the maps in Forge, etc.

Silentpony:

Kerg3927:
I thought Geralt was cool as fuck as a character. He's the Polish Clint Eastwood...

You have two options. Wait until I leave and try to murder Abigail... but then I'll come back. I'll slay every lice-ridden peasant... anything that moves and can't climb a tree. Or you can try to live honorable lives, clear your conscience, and start again. The choice is yours.

See I never liked Clint Eastwood. He always seemed like a parody of himself, rather than a true badass. More Leslie Neilson and less Schwarzenegger. Movies like Good/Bad/Ugly or Dirty Hairy I just can't take a single line of his dialogue seriously.

The only movie of his I liked was Gran Torino, and that's because it was a deliberate deconstruction of a war-hero trying to get over his PTSD and racism, and he's specifically not a huge, macho 'take on all comers' guy.

For me, that's kind of the fun of Clint Eastwood. He's ridiculous if you take him at face value, but I like parodies, so I just pretend he's parodying himself.

Well, in no particular order:

1. Arkham Series - I'm just going to put these together, despite the fact that Asylum came out in 2009. I've had a lot of fun beating on the mentally ill and less fortunate while playing as the most privileged of white boys. Arkham City is my favorite of the series, but all of the games have a special place in my heart. Now if only Rocksteady would make a Nightwing game.

2. Horizon Zero Dawn - I get to fight robot dinosaurs. I'm not entirely sure what else there is to say.

3. Shadow of Mordor - The story isn't anything special and the combat is ripped straight out of Batman, but the Nemesis System is a lot of fun to mess around with. I kind of wish the orcs were a little more difficult to take down.

4. Bulletstorm - I'm not much into shooters, but Bulletstorm was a fun game. Story wasn't all that interesting, but the weapons were fun to use and the the game encouraged killing enemies in unique ways.

5. Monster Hunter World - I've only had the game for like a week and I've had a blast with it! Taking on the various monsters, taking advantage of their weaknesses and smashing their heads in, or in my case filling them with arrows. This game is just so charming and the Palico are so adorable.

6. Transformers War for/Fall of Cybertron - I love Transformers. That is all. P.S. Fuck Michael Bay

7. Mark of the Ninja - I like stealth games. I like 2D side-scrollers. Combine them and you've got a fun game with a nice art style and decent controls.

8. Gundam Breaker 3 - The game isn't even that good, but I get to build my own giant robot! I'm a sucker for character creators and I'm sure most of my time with the game has been spent fiddling with parts and changing colors.

9. Kingdom Hearts 3 - It's guaranteed at this point. I wont even try to lie to myself.

10. Final Fantasy XV - It's heavily flawed, incomplete even, but a lot of fun to play. I enjoyed the story, the gameplay, and even the side-crap like fishing. I had a good time with it, and in the end that's all that matters.

mrdude2010:

Silentpony:

Kerg3927:
I thought Geralt was cool as fuck as a character. He's the Polish Clint Eastwood...

You have two options. Wait until I leave and try to murder Abigail... but then I'll come back. I'll slay every lice-ridden peasant... anything that moves and can't climb a tree. Or you can try to live honorable lives, clear your conscience, and start again. The choice is yours.

See I never liked Clint Eastwood. He always seemed like a parody of himself, rather than a true badass. More Leslie Neilson and less Schwarzenegger. Movies like Good/Bad/Ugly or Dirty Hairy I just can't take a single line of his dialogue seriously.

The only movie of his I liked was Gran Torino, and that's because it was a deliberate deconstruction of a war-hero trying to get over his PTSD and racism, and he's specifically not a huge, macho 'take on all comers' guy.

For me, that's kind of the fun of Clint Eastwood. He's ridiculous if you take him at face value, but I like parodies, so I just pretend he's parodying himself.

Is he really though, or is it that his work has been exploited by the constant barrage of memes and impersonations over the course of his career, because people's admiration is often nothing if not excessive.

I understand why it happens, but I think it's really just an unpleasant side effect of that level of fame. It's like Elvis impersonators. They may mean well, but Johnny Carson had a good line when he said, If life was fair, Elvis would still be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.

Just checked dates and Xenoblade Chronicles just makes the cut on date apparently so that is my choice my other favourite games are either slightly older or way older.

Been plenty of other games I have enjoyed and thought were great the last 7 and counting years but none that really stood out so much I would number them on a list.

At the moment Skyrim VR is standing out to me, game wise its good but like Oblivion only better (and still busted) but experience wise with VR its up there with one of my favourite experiences in gaming. Just not putting it on my best games list because I dont think the game itself without VR would make it on tbh.

Roughly in order:

1) Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2) Bloodborne
3) Guild Wars 2
4) Nioh
5) Super Mario Odyssey
6) Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
7) Batman: Arkham City
8) Portal 2
9) Skyrim
10) Amnesia: the Dark Descent

Edit: Oh, and honourable mention to Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds

In no particular order;
Dishonored 2, Doom16, Dragons Dogma, Dying Light, (geez, really a D decade isn't it), Monster Hunter World, Arkham City, inFamous 2. Steamworld Heist. New Vegas, Destiny (1.3 or whatever you'd call the final version of the 1st one).

Some runners up in Black Flag, Salt & Sanctuary, Brawlhalla, Mario Odyssey, Saints Row 3/4. Battle Chasers. Hob. Hollow Knight. Horizon. Most of the originals to the sequels listed.

Not actually released yet : Fortnite - Save the World. Oxygen Not Included.

Seth Carter:

Dishonored 2, Doom16, Dragons Dogma, Dying Light, (geez, really a D decade isn't it),

It's a D decade which I deduce some deem delightful. However, while I decided I desired Diablo III, I found Doom 2016 dreadfully dreary, even as I dismembered demons. Perhaps I am dishonoured by such designations, though with dread, that is perhaps my destiny. Luckily, I am not Dante, as such damnation is not desirable, and my soul is not dark.

Hawki:

Seth Carter:

Dishonored 2, Doom16, Dragons Dogma, Dying Light, (geez, really a D decade isn't it),

It's a D decade which I deduce some deem delightful. However, while I decided I desired Diablo III, I found Doom 2016 dreadfully dreary, even as I dismembered demons. Perhaps I am dishonoured by such designations, though with dread, that is perhaps my destiny. Luckily, I am not Dante, as such damnation is not desirable, and my soul is not dark.

My general summary of Diablo 3 was doing two laps through the same generic story watching my guy kill interchangeable indistinct cannon fodder by pressing the same four buttons in the same sequence from start to finish. With a rare hp sponge to slightly delay me, and a boss or two that might require me to actually move out of an extremely telegraphed area occasionally.

I always have difficulty with numbered lists and deciding what goes where, so this list isn't in any particular order. Also this is based on my personal enjoyment in the games, how they affected me on an emotional level and how often I revisit them. I also only list games I've beaten.

Also, my taste can tend to be a bit weird.

Anyway, my top ten games of the decade so far would probably be...

-Mass Effect 2
-NieR: Automata
-Shovel Knight
-Persona 5
-Zelda: Breath of The Wild
-Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
-Super Mario Odyssey
-Persona 4 Golden(it's a bit of a cheat since the original came out in 2008, but it adds enough new stuff that I think it can count)
-Gravity Rush Remastered
-Hyrule Warriors(yes, I'm serious)

And if this releases before the decade is over it'll likely be on my list.


Man it's been such a long time since I've embedded a YouTube video on this site I almost forgot how to do it.

CritialGaming:

1. THE MOTHERFUCKING WITCHER 3! (how the fuck has nobody brought this game up yet. I'm disappointed and ashamed of all of you)

I liked it enough, but in retrospect there really isn't a lot to that game gameplay-wise. The story and writing are good and it looks very pretty, but the gameplay is a clunky mix of Arkham-style counter combat and the Soulsian dodge rolling with the worst inventory management known to man (at one point I got stuck on a main quest because a book I needed to read was on the Key Items screen but not the Books and Letters screen). At the very least it's the best game in The Witcher series.

Silentpony:

Kerg3927:
I thought Geralt was cool as fuck as a character. He's the Polish Clint Eastwood...

You have two options. Wait until I leave and try to murder Abigail... but then I'll come back. I'll slay every lice-ridden peasant... anything that moves and can't climb a tree. Or you can try to live honorable lives, clear your conscience, and start again. The choice is yours.

See I never liked Clint Eastwood. He always seemed like a parody of himself, rather than a true badass. More Leslie Neilson and less Schwarzenegger. Movies like Good/Bad/Ugly or Dirty Hairy I just can't take a single line of his dialogue seriously.

Right well you need to go and watch Where Eagles Dare, like... yesterday.

Well I do love a list!

No particular order and these aren't "Best" games by any regard just games that I really enjoyed.
I have odd taste...

1) Gravity rush 2:
I think it'll be a game that I come back to a few times. Not enough series are brave enough to have a definitive ending. If they never make another GR game I'll be sad but very happy.....In a weird way.

2) NieR / Automata:
I liked the first one's world and story a bit more than Automata but that could be nostalgia talking.

3) Undertale:

4) Verde Station:
The ending absolutley blew me away.

5) Dark souls:

6) Hellblade: Senua's sacrifice:
Played through it in one sitting I enjoyed the audio tricks so much.

7) Thomas was alone:
Never have I cared more about shapes than I did for Thomas was alone.

8) Pier solar:
A little indie throwback to classic JRPGs. I've played better games of its ilk but it always come to mind.

9) Firewatch:
What a story!

10) This space reserved for Ghost of a tale: when it comes out this year...

Hmmm, seems like fun, why not.

In no particular order:

1) Doom 2016

2) Dark Souls

3) Stardew Valley

4) The St Christopher's School Lockdown

5) Dex

6) Shadowrun (All of them)

7) Divinity: Original Sin 1&2

8) King's Quest

9) Dreamfall

10) Deus Ex: Human Revolution & Mankind Divided.

Honourable mentions go to: State of Decay: Year One, Shadow Warrior, West of Loathing and Thimbleweed Park.

GTA 5

Vermintide

Total War: Warhammer

FarCry 3 and above

Starcraft 2 (Came out in 2010)

Dark Souls games

Gears of War 3 had the best Horde Mode ever and I wish for game that fully supports it.

Killer Instinct

And I don't care if its conisdered 2000s game, I fully got into World of Warcraft in the 2010s.

still haven't played the Witcher 3.

Mass Effect 2

GTA V

Undertale

Skyrim

The Last of Us

Far Cry 3

Resident Evil 7

Cuphead

Bioshock Infinite

Red Dead Redemption

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