Vote for the forum's Game of the 2010s Decade!

  • Please people. I urge you to play, remember & vote for two indie darlings along with all your big boys: Return of the Obra Dinn and Hotline Miami. Easily among the best games of the decade. Simple yet unique ideas enhanced with fantastic soundtracks in both cases.

    Spoiler: they'll be on my list, so back me up if you can. That's all I'm saying about this whole process at this point. Time to form a list!

  • I've narrowed it down to just 35 games and it is absolutely agonizing deciding which ones to get rid of, since I absolutely loved every single game on the list.

  • I feel like I had to leave out a lot of indies despite loving them. When it came to deciding between them and "AAA" games that I loved though, not many made the cut.

    Another thing that helped me make the final few cuts was to keep only one game per series. It's not a hard rule I set for myself as I have a couple exceptions, but I felt less bad about cutting a few games when I knew their series as a whole were already represented in my list through another entry.

    But yes, I agree, it was extremely agonizing.

  • By the way, you can all take your time for this one, I'll leave the votes open until at least the end of July (unless somehow everyone's done voting earlier than that). And I'll give you a heads-up at least a week before I close the votes.

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    The Big One, will take my time and really let this one cook.

  • I wanted to shout out more indies too but It's the best of the best. I had to make some tough cuts.

    @Axel If you want, I could share the thread on Discord?

  • Excellent. Sending my votes in now. While it's understandably going to be a solid wait, just having the voting open gives my HYPE! Also, it's pretty wild I have a personal GOTY in my HMs, and it wouldn't have even made the cut if Dishonored 2 and Wolfenstein: The Old Blood could have qualified.

  • I didn't really have that hard of a time narrowing down my list but then that's probably just because all my previous lists were riddled with games didn't make the cut so by the time I picked all the games left that I thought were actually GOTD material (and not just "hey this is ok I guess") there were only a few cuts that needed to be made.

  • My list is in. I also did one per series to get from 22 to 20.

    @Axel If you don't mind, I will promote this voting on Cup of Jones.

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    HM was awesome, too bad sequel didn't live up to it.

  • I also want to give shoutouts to Outer Wilds and Pyre. Both of them offer unique game design and incredibly compelling narratives. If you haven't played them already, I heartily recommend them.

  • I just want to say that I STILL disagree with not allowing Persona 4 Golden in 2012. My Persona 5 vote moved up about 4 slots because of Royal because I know we won't allow it in our GOTY this year for the same BS reasons.

    *Edit: not trying to sound like I'm criticising the decision making process, or people involved. I just don't like the outcome

  • @Shoulderguy @ffff0 Yes, feel free to share this anywhere you'd like!

  • This list is so compromised like even Hollow Knight is missing and that game is like top 3 of the decade.

  • You made me play Kill Your Babies and it made me feel bad.

  • @otos Yeah, it would have made my list if it was eligible. The problem is not many people played it the year it came out, as it was only on PC and only became popular through word-of-mouth. I'm sure Silksong will get its deserved spotlight!

  • Put my list in

  • Got some work and kill'n of babies to do.

  • And now I'm done and I feel appropriately bad.

  • Is it possible to wait at least until end of summer?