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


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    @Lotias it was necessary. the point i made was that instead of racing, puzzle, platforming, fighting, or any other genre, @Black-Cell enjoys games with guns and ending life, sometimes replacing humans for monsters. Are most developers not creative enough to design a game without these elements? What does it mean that murder simulators like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto are so popular today? Is the industry geared towards re-destruction as opposed to recreation?

    You've halted discourse and made my first comment fruitless.

    Please restore the original text and remove censorship from the way you serve the community in the capacity of a moderator

    L&R Lotias



  • @david-berishaj my friend, for some reason i hate GTA series and COD.

    I like good games with good quality.

    most of these games are might be shooters but incredibly varied and different from each other.



  • Red Dead Redemption
    Mass Effect 2
    Yakuza 0
    Portal 2
    The Witcher III
    Sleeping Dogs
    Persona 5
    Persona 4 Golden
    The Last of Us
    Divinity: Original Sin II

    I feel like I've got a pretty good mix of the three important video game genres in here: Shooty, Stabby, and Punchy.



    1. Dark Souls
    2. AM2R - 'Another Metroid 2 Remake'
    3. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    4. Legend of Grimrock
    5. Shadow Warrior (2013)
    6. Shadowgate (2014)
    7. Kid Icarus: Uprising
    8. Shovel Knight
    9. Shadowrun: Dragonfall
    10. MegaMan Unlimited

    (Straight remakes/remasters excluded.)

    I'm going to disclaim that I have a lot of post 2010 games that I need to get around to. I'm eyeing a dozen games that I'm eager to play and which I predict could take over these slots (like, I'm sure if I was totally caught up with Zelda, Souls, Etrian Odyssey and Touhou they'd all make it), but at the moment these are my top 10.



  • I'll answer in two years.



  • This is a great idea @Black-Cell and you have a great list!

    For me, I would probably give Honorable Mentions to two games: Ori and the Blind Forest and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood. Ori is the absolute most beautiful game (artistically speaking) I've ever played and while the Old Blood is an expansion, it was shorter, more focused, and had slightly more enjoyable stealth sections with a more grounded arsenal than New Order.

    My top 10 from the last eight years, one month and 13 days are:

    10.) Dishonored 2: Dishonored is an underrated franchise in the grand scope of gaming and the sequel is the best of the three in the series. The ability to play between one of two characters, each having unique abilities, provides slight twists in perspective of the story. The level design is some of the best I've played and many of the missions provide fun challenges, not only in the main objective, but side missions as well. Also, there are unique aspects to levels like the Clockwork Mansion, and the Timepiece. On top of all of this, there's still the Chaos system, allowing you to be as merciful or as bloody as you see fit. No other game on my list really embraces the "play your way" style Dishonored 2 does.

    9.) Batman: Arkham Knight: Say what you will about the tank, the fact the true ending is locked behind needing to do everything pertaining to the Riddler, and

    the Knight being Jason Todd,

    but it is the best looking, largest, and most diverse (in terms of missions and cast) Batman game ever. It took some getting used to, but eventually there was nothing I loved doing more than flying around Gotham in the Batmobile, climbing to the highest tower and gliding around, and hanging out at the Police Station. Sometimes, I just want to take it all in and not worry about the narrative. And this game does the best at that.

    8.) Batman: Arkham City But when I DO want to focus on the narrative, Arkham City does it better. The most engaging of the premises, memorable moments and fights (Looking at you Mr. Freeze and Joker), Arkham City was not too big, not too small, introduced me to an assortment of Batman lore, and most importantly for me, really cemented my fandom of Rocksteady's Batman games and Batman in general... (Ok, so Christopher Nolan's movies kind did a lot of that, but still, in the games space? No better Batman).

    7.) Horizon: Zero Dawn: I've already recently touched on why this is my 2017 GOTY in the appropriate thread (which is now in the Hall of Fame!), but an even SHORTER description: I found everything to be really enjoyable: World, Characters, Combat, Story, Machines, Systems, etc. So instead of retreading all of that, on to #6.....

    6.) Mass Effect 2 Believe it or not, I actually prefer Mass Effect to both 2 and 3, but this thread is about this decade.... Anyway, I loved the greater story arc and how 2 incorporated your ME 1 Shepard. Locations, while many of them were corridors, were still appealing to look at. Being as good or bad as you want, woo whomever you wished, and having an end sequence that STILL makes me nervous, not matter how much I know that I did and chose everything right, speaks to the incredible design of this game. My one criticism is the crew was WAY too big. ME2 would still be a great game if you cut HALF of the party members. There are teammates that, while cool, I never took into the field unless it was their loyalty mission.

    5.) Portal 2 While the original Portal really en-kindled a love for puzzles in gaming for me, the sequel is better every conceivable way. An actual story, the wonderful performances of Stephen Merchant and J.K. Simmons, inventive puzzles involving not only portals but gels as well, plus a thought-provoking ending, I don't think I'll come across a better puzzle game for me (Yes I completed the Witness, and while I get its appeal, there are things about it that make me not so high on it.)

    4.) DOOM (2016) To say a franchise is revived from development hell is the perfect way to describe what is the best FPS I've played this decade. Yes, the multiplayer isn't all that great, but Snapmap is underrated and the campaign knows what it is and is perhaps the most fun I've ever had in a shooter. I love the look, feel, and absolute unapologetic, in your face, "this is about one thing: Killing demons in the most brutal fashion possible" gameplay that only DOOM can provide. I'm really excited for what might come next as this proved DOOM can be awesome and on top of the genre when it once was the ruler of it.

    3.) Ratchet & Clank (2016) I did state a little bit ago that Ori was the most beautiful artistic game I've played, but this is a really close second. Being a fan of the series for so long and being disappointed with four of the previous six games, this was a return to form the franchise desperately needed. Looking at this game is such a treat, with a funny story and bonkers weapons. My lone criticism is some locations from the original game didn't make it in, and I'm kind of bummed that all of them weren't re-imagined, but in context of the story, a couple places wouldn't make sense. Anyway, this and DOOM are probably the best games where I can unplug my brain and just lose myself in the act of gameplay.

    2.) The Last of Us If you couldn't tell I love story, you should by now, as this game stays with me. It's pull-no-punches presentation, the themes touched on (both directly and implied), pacing, world-building, and characters, The Last of Us is perhaps (as of right now, but soon won't be) the best singular story I've encountered in gaming. But for overall narrative however...

    1.) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End No game released since January 1, 2010 has provided me with more satisfaction. This is the most beautiful game from a "realistic" standpoint I've seen, couple with a great story, Uncharted was always a fun adventure. But A Thief's End is in a class all on its own, primarily off of the performances of the game's cast. The one criticism that applies both to The Last of Us and Uncharted is immersion-breaking A.I., but for me, it's not a big deal. So Ellie or Sam respectively is able to run behind a clicker/guy making noise, but doesn't get caught. All the better for me. Regardless, the sense of closure and fitting conclusion at the end of Uncharted 4 coupled with the entire preceding adventure of both the game and the series catapult it to my favorite game of the last eight plus years.



  • It was too hard for me to number them, so I just a list of my ten favourites in any order. I started to do some write ups on each one, but just got tired -.-". I'll hopefully go back and edit some comments in later.

    Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep

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    Ghost Trick

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    Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC & SC

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    Xenoblade Chronicles

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    Final Fantasy XIII-2

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    Deadly Premonition

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    Gone Home

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    Dreamfall Chapters

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    Fatal Frame 5: Maiden of Blackwater

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    Prey

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  • @sheria

    it seem like you really really like Prey. you dont put FPS games in top list especially if it includes tons of JRPGs.

    I just wish its combat and enemy design were much better.

    Cant wait for System Shock Reboot and of course 3. if prey can be worthy successor. system shock reboot which will be more deeper will blow everything out of water.



  • Oooh, this is tough.

    (This is in order of Release, not in order of preference. I didn't include re-releases, otherwise Okami HD, Persona 2, Persona 3, Persona 4, the Ace Attorney Trilogy, the Katamari Games, and Psychonauts would be on this list.)

    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Nintendo Land
    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Pikmin 3
    Pokemon X&Y
    Mario Kart 8
    Persona Q
    Fire Emblem Fates: Conquest
    Persona 5



  • It should be noted that I haven't played that many new releases, especially in the last couple years. Been playing older stuff lately.

    -Deadly Premonition
    -Harmony Summer Hardpack Tape 11-in-1
    -Portal 2
    -Super Hexagon
    -Max Payne 3
    -Papers Please
    -Jazzpunk
    -VVVVVV
    -Gunpoint
    -FTL



  • In no order

    Batman Arkham City
    Tomb Raider
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
    Sleeping Dogs
    RE 7
    Dead Space 2
    Forza Horizon
    The Walking Dead Season 1
    Dead Island
    DOOM



  • Rawr! Timid top 10 threads... Everyone who doesn't rank their choices won't get a chocolate chip cookie (nor a +1). Gotta sweeten the pot. (^_<)〜☆

    Also: Where's the Souls-bros at? I can't be the poster child for Souls advocacy when I'm so behind with the series.



  • Oh god! This is actually way more difficult than how I first imagined it. So let's try this.

    Also I consider this to be a list of my FAVORITE games of the decade.The quality is still a big part of it but if it was the list of the best games it would be completely different. Also this list will probably be completely different at the end of 2018, so... please be excited?

    1. Divinity original sin 2
    2. Dark souls 3
    3. Xenoblade Chronicles
    4. Valley
    5. Rime
    6. Skyrim
    7. Brothers: A tale of two sons
    8. Civilization 6
    9. The Talos principle
    10. Ori and the blind forest


  • I've just realised I need to hand my weeb card in & how conservative my taste really is. My list as follows, all 10 games in joint 1st place.

    Witcher 3. Game of the Year Edition
    Mass Effect 2
    Dishonoured. The Definitive Edition
    Deus Ex. Human Evolution
    Life is Strange
    Metro Redux
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Last of Us
    Tomb Raider (2013)
    Final Fantasy 15.

    I tried to keep it one game per series to make my list less boring. Honourable mentions. Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Dishonered 2,Death of the outsider & Rise of the Tomb Raider.


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    I've decided I dont want to rank my 10 games, but Rather just list them as they all are really good in its own ways. These are 10 games, but all in just a list

    1. Mass Effect 2
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    2. The Last of Us
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    3. Life is Strange
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    4. Elders Scroll V: Skyrim
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    5. Titanfall 2
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    6. Nier Automata
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    7. Horizon: Zero Dawn
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    8. Journey
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    9. Bioshock: Infinite
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    10. Starcraft 2
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    In no particular order:
    Dead Space 2
    Bloodborne
    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls
    Smash 4 WiiU
    Tribes Ascend (in it's prime)
    Wipeout HD/Fury/2048/Omega Collection
    Burnout Paradise
    Final Fantasy XIV
    Gravity Rush
    Max Payne 3

    Games that are also in my top ten but aren't on that list because top tens are bullshit:
    Dishonoured
    Sleeping Dogs
    Street Fighter V
    Motorstorm Apocalypse
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Basically whatever the latest incarnation of Worms is
    Code of Princess



  • My own favorites, Not necessarily the best (although they clearly are the best) games.

    1. Bloodborne
    2. Dark Souls
    3. Persona 5
    4. Yakuza 0
    5. Witcher 3
    6. Super Mario Odyssey
    7. Dark Souls 3
    8. Breath of the Wild
    9. The Last of Us
    10. Titanfall 2

    Pretty tough list to make, and i keep feeling like i'm forgetting something, but whatever. When i've put some distance between myself and It, i have a strong feeling the remake of Shadow of the Colossus is going to fit snugly into my list somewhere. Maybe Monster Hunter: World too...



  • From 10 to 1:

    LA Noire
    Civilization V
    Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
    Persona 5
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    The Stanley Parable
    Batman: Arkham City
    Mass Effect 2
    Persona 4 Golden
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Pretty sure i'm forgetting some games here. Anyways nice to see some love for Human Revolution in the op, i love this game to pieces, played through at least 6 times.



  • 10 The Last of Us
    9 Persona 5
    8 Hotline Miami
    7 Stardew Valley
    6 Shovel Knight
    5 Dragon's Dogma
    4 Nier Automata
    3 Red Dead Redemption
    2 Dark Souls
    1 Bloodborne



  • Dark souls
    Demon's souls
    Witcher 3
    Trails in the sky FC/SC
    Xenoblade chronicles

    after this im kinda stuck