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Top 10 Games of the Decade (2010-2020)

Discussion in 'Arcade' started by Keishin, Nov 3, 2019.

  1. Keishin

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    End of the year means end of the decade.

    Honorable Mentions: Witcher III, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Skyrim, Devil May Cry 5, The Wolf Among Us,

    10. Zero Time Dilemma (2016)
    - When you take the best of VLR and condense it to a more manageable game you got one of the top 10 games of the decade.
    9. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)
    - One of the most memorable beginning and ending sequences for any game ever. Kojima had a touch that no one can replicate.
    8. Persona 5 (2016)
    - Even when the story drags to hell all the time for no reason the boss fights still feel legit. Akechi fight was the best boss fight in the Persona series akin to the Demi-Fiend boss fight. It took all the usables I had to barely beat him.
    7. Digimon World Next Order (2016)
    - Digimon World 1 on PS1 is one of my favourite and most nostalgic games (along with 2003 from Digimon). Turn that into a current gen game with remastered soundtrack and +1 digimon to care for and I'm in there.
    6. Telltale's The Walking Dead (2012)
    - This game was so good that when I got to the momma's dinner party I told about that shit to my friend and he's been playing this junk series for like 4 years even after I dropped out.
    5. Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy (2013)
    - I used to GRIND the Professor Layton games. Although Unwound Future (2008) has the best written story in the series, I hold Azran Legacy at a pretty high level despite its rushed ending because of its worldbuilding and use of more main characters than the previous games as well as the fact that the game starts the same way the other games in the series end with grand stuff happening right off the bat. It's a good game to end the second trilogy with.

    4. Ace Attorney 6: Spirit of Justice (2016)
    - Spirit of Justice is also the last game of a second trilogy and it shares a lot of similarities with Azran Legacy as well (supernatural stuff happening more than previously and the game feels like Atlantis animated film or something). The game has a lot of far too slow pacing instead of rushing but other than that the build up to the plot twists was done much better than previously in the main series. The way how you slowly get towards the truth however just feels intriguing. When the game ending hits you just feel like "wow. fucking hell." This game sadly doesn't have interesting antagonists.

    3. Last Window: The Secret of Cape West (2010)
    - Very enjoyable game. This just leaves the player with a message.

    2. Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (2017)
    - Although the story in DQVIII: Journey of the Cursed King was better, this isn't far from it. DQXI has some fantastic presentation of the scenes and each of the cast gets fleshed out very well. Worldbuilding is fantastic as always and the journey feels right. The game doesn't feel like a rip-off, you get all your money's worth in one go, play the game and then just are left with a fulfilled feeling.

    1. Miles Edgeworth Investigations 2 (2011)
    - Take half a dozen of the best AA villains and put them in a game with pacing and plot twists flying off the rails. In this game you don't investigate and go to court to talk about what you've already seen, no, here you investigate and have to shoot at all cylinders immediately. The game never stops and Edgeworth is ridiculously impressive here. I finished the fan translation right before AA6 so the downgrade was noticeable from Edgeworth to Wright.
    GK2 is the greatest game of the decade.
     
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    I assume that the absence of the preeminent masterpiece of the decade, Nier: Automata, is some sort of jest. :brolmes
     
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  3. Keishin

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    Nier Automata is the Tohsaka Rin or Emma Wattson of gaming.
    Why no say Dark Souls 2
     
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    this is not a good list
     
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    wait are we supposed to post our own lists or just tell OP that his list is dumb?
     
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    You put Persona 5 over 4 Golden. :ohlord
     
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    Give more space to current gen games . Otherwise id also put FFX/X-2 remaster etc.
     
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    In no particular order since deciding one will be a war in my brain.

    1. Skyrim
    2. GTA 5
    3. Uncharted 4* - I played U2 this decade, if it counts I will put it over 4.
    4. Bloodborne
    5. Dark Souls 3
    6. Horizon Zero Dawn
    7. Spiderman 2018
    8. Sekiro
    9. RDR2* - Still haven't finished this one
    10. God of war 2018
     
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    FIFA 10
    FIFA 11
    FIFA 12
    FIFA 13
    FIFA 14
    FIFA 15
    FIFA 16
    FIFA 17
    FIFA 18
    FIFA 19
     
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    Okay this is pretty hard. There are a few great ones I just never got around to playing (RDR2, RE2, Mario Odyssey and Galaxy 2, Dragon Quest 11, Horizon Dawn Zero, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Fire Emblem 3H, Outer Worlds, Persona 4G.)

    None of these are perfect, but they left an impact on me. In no particular order:

    ToZ: Breath of the Wild (2017)
    Persona 5 (2017)
    Nier: Automata (2017)
    Fallout: New Vegas (2010)
    Nine hours, Nine persons, Nine doors (2010)
    Portal 2 (2011)
    Xenoblade Chronicles (2012)
    Bravely Default (2014)
    Virtue's Last Reward (2012)
    Tales of Berseria (2017)

    Honorable mention: Radiant Historia, Mass Effect 2, Sakura Wars: So Long My Love, Stella Glow, LoZ: Link's Awakening, and Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice. (I really should get around to playing the Edgeworth spin-offs.)
     
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    In no particular order:

    Xenoblade Chronicles 1
    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles X
    Breath of the Wild
    Splatoon 2
    Kid Icarus Uprising
    Gravity Rush 2
    Bloodborne
    Monster Hunter 4 U
    Fire Emblem Awakening

    Love the Xenoblades, obviously. They're all flawed but very beloved epics that I hold very close to my heart, but 1 was the least flawed of them all. Can't wait to see what improvements the Definitive Edition will make to make it my GotD list for the next decade as well. Breath of the Wild had some absolutely magical moments I won't forget anytime soon. Splatoon 2 has a great feel to it even moreso than the first and is always a blast to play. Kid Icarus was full of great characters and crazy twists and had tons of content and things to unlock. And it was absolutely hilarious. Gravity Rush 2 was a dream to play, flying around everywhere and it had a very charming cast of characters, led by the wonderful MC Kat. Bloodborne I often found playing infront of family and friends, so there was lots screaming and raging and laughing and it was always tons of fun. MH4U was perfection of the classic MH formula. FE Awakening didn't have much in terms of plot, lore or strategy, but the combination of the matchmaking mechanics and the time travelling war orphans finally meeting their parents made for a very compelling and emotional experience. Craziest part was is that despite it making up a good chunk of the game's content, nearly all of that was purely optional.

    Honorable mentions - Dragon Quest 11, Mario Odyssey, Bravely Default, Etrian Odyssey IV, Persona 5, Red Dead Redemption 2, SMT IV, Rune Factory 4, Doom, Fire Emblem 3H, Mario 3D World, Monster Hunter Genarations Ultimate, Astral Chain, Bayonetta 2, A Link Between Worlds, Vanquish and Skyward Sword.

    Of them all, DQ11 is the closest to being in the top 10. And it's placement is not solid cause I just beat it and haven't been able to stew on it for as long as the others.
     
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    persona 4 was mid
     
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    1. Fall out new vegas
    2. Football manager 2012
    3. Total war: Shogun 2
    4. Skyrim
    5. Saint's Row 3
    6. Mass effect 2
    7. Call of duty Black ops 1
    8. Call of duty MW 2
    9. Far cry 3
    10. Shadow fight 2
     
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    P4 is definitely the most balanced persona game, 10 floors for an arc is ideal, not that tartaros or p5 shit
     
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    Yakuza 0
    The Last Of Us
    Far Cry 3
    Zero Escape 999
    Arkham Knight
    DB FighterZ
    GTA 5
    Sonic Mania
    Sniper Elite 4
    Yakuza Kiwami
     
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    I’m mostly into Nintendo, so that will very much show in my list.

    1. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    2. Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    3. Pokémon Black/White
    4. Pokémon Black 2/White 2
    5. Persona 5
    6. Ace Attorney: Spirit of Justice
    7. Pokémon X/Y
    8. Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
    9. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    10. Super Mario Odyssey

    Persona 5 and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey are my introductions to those series. Yes, I very much want to play P4G but I haven’t had a consistent income since playing P5 to even be able to think about purchasing a Vita.

    Also total Pokémon overkill, I know. And that’s funny considering how much the last three years of Pokémon has been so bad.
     
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    Buy Digimon Cyber Sleuth, CS Hacker's Memory and Next Order
     
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    Thread talks shit but Last Window, Ace Attorney 6 and Investigations 2 are top tier shit.
     
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    1. bloodborne
    2. dragon's dogma: dark arisen
    3. dark souls
    4. super smash bros ultimate
    5. gta 5
    6. blasphemous
    7. borderlands 2
    8. nier: automata
    9. dark souls 2/3
    10. skyrim

    :pepesmoke
     
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    In no order:
    Nier: Automata
    Yakuza 0
    Red Dead Redemption
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Detroit Become Human
    God of War
    The Last of Us
    Persona 5
    A Way Out
    Mass Effect 2
     
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    - Assassin's Creed Origins + Odyssey
    - Total War, Warhammer 2 + 3 Kingdoms
    - Nier Automata
    - Breath Of The Wild
    - Ys VIII
    - Pokemon Go
    - TERA (2012 - 2015)

    I think the most overrated games are Witcher 3 and Nier Automata. Even though Nier is on my list, it's not like it was a mind blowing experience I just really liked the combat and 2B was an awesome character. As for the Witcher 3... I seriously don't understand why people love this so much, the only think I really enjoyed in the game was Gwent.
     
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    I have a hard time believing you don't understand the love around The Witcher 3 when Breath of the Wild and AC Origins/Odyssey is on your list, which by the way both those AC games were heavily influenced by TW3.
     
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    DOOM 2016 definitely deserves to be in the top 10 list
     
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    Other than being open world they are barely anything like the witcher 3.
     
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    Combat, world building, story-telling/quest structure, leveling/skill trees, I could name off a bunch. Or the directors out of the Montreal studio that worked on the games literally saying TW3 influenced the open-world RPG direction the series took.

    But that doesn't answer my question, you have the two newest AC titles on your list, which were influenced by TW3, and yet you don't understand the buzz around it? Have you played it? I actually quite enjoyed the two newest AC games, as someone who absolutely hated the series there for awhile.

    I think both AC Origins/Odyssey and TW3 have great worlds, but if I were to compare quest structure, dialogue choices/options, and overall storytelling TW3 is superior.
     
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    I can't hate you for having 2 AA games in your top 4. Still gotta play Investigations 2.
     
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    you have ds3, sekiro and bb but not ds1? wait, have you not played it yet? :hm
     
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    No, I haven't. I had always find it hard to play old games.

    I was looking forward to that remastered but they half-assed it .

    If they made a remake in the future, I will pick it up.
     
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