Top 50 games of the decade: A commentary



While looking for images of anthropomorphized versions of the new pokemon with their tits out, we stumbled upon some clickbait. Not just any clickbait, metacritic showing us a definitive fact based, unbiased top 50 games of the 2010's:

1. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, 2010) 97
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch, 2017) 97
3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4, 2018) 97
4. Grand Theft Auto V (PlayStation 4, 2014) 97
5. Super Mario Odyssey (Switch, 2017) 97
6. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, 2010) 96
7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Xbox 360, 2011) 96
8. The Last of Us (PlayStation 3, 2013) 95
9. The Last of Us Remastered (PlayStation 4, 2014) 95
10. Red Dead Redemption (Xbox 360, 2010) 95
11. Portal 2 (Xbox 360, 2011) 95
12. God of War (PlayStation 4, 2018) 94
13. Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, 2011) 94
14. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D (3DS, 2011) 94
15. BioShock Infinite (PC, 2013) 94
16. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (Xbox 360, 2010) 93
17. Divinity: Original Sin II (PC, 2017) 93
18. Super Mario 3D World (Wii U, 2013) 93
19. Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (PC, 2010) 93
20. Persona 4 Golden (PlayStation Vita, 2012) 93
21. Persona 5 (PlayStation 4, 2017) 93
22. Mass Effect 3 (Xbox 360, 2012) 93
23. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (PlayStation 4, 2015) 93
24. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii, 2011) 93
25. Rock Band 3 (Xbox 360, 2010) 93
26. Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PlayStation 4, 2016) 93
27. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Switch, 2018) 93
28. INSIDE (Xbox One, 2016) 93
29. Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One, 2018) 92
30. God of War III (PlayStation 3, 2010) 92
31. Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception (PlayStation 3, 2011) 92
32. Bloodborne (PlayStation 4, 2015) 92
33. Celeste (Switch, 2018) 92
34. Super Street Fighter IV (PlayStation 3, 2010) 92
35. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PlayStation 4, 2015) 92
36. Undertale (PC, 2015) 92
37. Fire Emblem: Awakening (3DS, 2013) 92
38. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (PlayStation 4, 2018) 92
39. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U, 2014) 92
40. Journey (PlayStation 3, 2012) 92
41. Xenoblade Chronicles (Wii, 2012) 92
42. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch, 2017) 92
43. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection (PlayStation 3, 2011) 92
44. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (PC, 2016) 92
45. LittleBigPlanet 2 (PlayStation 3, 2011) 91
46. Overwatch (PC, 2016) 91
47. Bayonetta 2 (Wii U, 2014) 91
48. Forza Horizon 3 (Xbox One, 2016) 91
49. Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers (PC, 2019) 91
50. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Definitive Edition (Switch, 2019)

Richie: 
I LIEK THE DUBBLE ONES!
  • The Last of Us x2
  • Divinity: Original Sin II x2
Play count: 16 off that list, that's also eight twentyfifths, which is roughly how much of my massive dick your mom can take.

Cunzy: Now, we all know the issues with a crowd sourced list. It's dumb. It's like putting together a list of best fruit, or favourite socks. However, every now and then it's useful to pull the wang out to measure it against the communities' wang and see just how weird and misshapen our is (we share genital appendages) by comparison.
Play count: 9! What an alternative darling I am!

Richie: I mean they are great, and you know they will be, but you have to draw the line somewhere, So you have to choose and say, "Nah I wont play this", better the time sink you know, right?
And you choose your reasons, you skim an article, and find the thing that is slightly wrong and then activate your inner drama queen to say "OMG that is not a game I want to play I cant believe they dont have Fred Durst doing the voice of the main character" or something equally nuts. And there is plenty of them on that list that I simply refuse to play for these reasons. And I guess that's fine? Time is finite, I cant go back ten years and play all of the PS3 games I never played? Can I?


Cunzy: GUILTY CONFESSIONS, A.K.A those games you know are great but just never got around to: Mario Odyssey, LoZ (the whole franchise), Red Dead (series), Mass Effect (series), Persona (series), Divinity (series), Souls (series)... where do I hand my gamer card back?

Richie: Also Overwatch... Do people actually play it, or is that there just because people fiddle with their genitalia to fund cosplay camgirls?

Cunzy: Yes, watch me throat this widowmaker dildo on my stream now.

Richie: So do we disagree with this list? Well, to be fucking honest I'm not going to research it myself, I'm not sure I have played much more than 50 games this year, as far as i can recall, I played a lot of Diablo 3 and Fallout/Skyrim... but yeah I'm sure the above is good... Actually fuck that, Games of the decade for me are...
  1. Every iteration of pokemon that came out in the last 10 years, X/Y, Sun/Moon, Black/White, Sword/Shield, Flaps/Scrotum.
  2. Skyrim SNOW VIKING DRAGON SHOUTING
  3. Animal Crossing, Shake the tree for Nook.
  4. Lego Everything, play, collect, repeat
  5. Hyperdimensions Neptunia. Ultra Japanese anthropomorphised consoles as Anime girls. Vert is best Waifu. 
  6. Fallouts So many plus expansions, Chandler as a bad guy is special. 
  7. Diablo 3, Clicky loot loot 
  8. WoW Classic, because... 
  9. FFXIII-2, Timetravel-bocolina 
  10. Tomodatchi Life, Make your friends on the DS into miis, interact with them, cry alone at night
  11. Smash Bros. Repeatedly main Peach till she becomes top tier, yaay
  12. Jackbox games, All Gems, probably the best multiplayer gaming actually this decade. 
  13. Doki Doki Literature Club, MO-NI-KA
  14. Batmanzes, grapple glide
  15. Southparkgames, play the stories you have watched and add a weak RPG element.
  16. Dragon Ages-s, Way better than mass effect
  17. Every Naruto game. Like lego, but with anime ninjas
  18. Barrel Scrape: the game, where you frantically look at your steam collection for the games you have most played, and check the dates of your 360 games to see if they fall into this category
I played 18 games it seems?

Cunzy: *gasps for air*, wipes synthetic jizz from Lollipop Chainsaw skirt. Ten years is a long time. Here's my top 18 games of the decade.
  1. Silent Hill Shattered Memories 2010 Silent Hill without the combat and all the more psychologically chilling because of it. Great setting, theme and story. One I regularly come back to and still brick myself. 
  2. Endless Ocean 2 2010 Expanding on the first one in every way, shame there aren't more nature lovin' games in this ilk. 
  3. Monster Hunter Tri 2010 The only one in the series to have kept my attention despite it being the 'wrong one' according to many in the MH community. 
  4. Lost Planet 2 2010 Probably one of the games with the most comprehensive couch co-op mode and ridiculous bosses to team up against. Absolutely bonkers story, giant monsters and jetpacks. What more do you need?
  5. Dead Rising 2 2010 I wasn't too bothered with DR3 and DR4 despite absolutely loving the first game. They seem to have crossed the line between goofy but po-faced and just silly apocalypse zombie killing. DR2 arguably gives you a playground more memorable than Willamette and stays on the 'serious' side. 
  6. Dead Space 2 2011 One of my favourite gaming franchises I think, excellently built world that is complemented by the tie in anime, comics and spin-off games.  
  7. Resident Evil Revelations 2012 It was a good decade for Resident Evil with almost every game seeing multiple ports, re-releases and remasters. It's a close call between Resident Evil 2 and Revelations on the Nintendo 3DS for my favourite of the decade but this one really got it's biohazardous talons-with-eyes into us especially raid mode. Revelations 2 is fantastic co-op but the raid mode side of things isn't as fluid as the original Revelations. Criminally, aside from a brief VR foray into Resident Evil 7, we errr didn't play it. 
  8. The Last Story 2012 Oh, I fell in love with this game and despite the small geography of Lazulis City it felt like a living city with many surprises tucked away. Great soundtrack to boot. 
  9. Fire Emblem Awakening 2013 Another series that had a rock solid decade starting with Awakening then the rest of the 3DS trilogy, an excellent Warriors game and even Heroes wasn't too bad. Although Fire Emblem Three Houses is the superior game, it's the cast and the support system pioneered by Awakening that has this in my top 18. 
  10. Tomb Raider 2013 Sometimes the context in which you play a game is as important as the game itself. A weekend in 2013 with fellow Tomb Raider fans blasting through this excellent and long awaited reboot is fondly remembered.
  11. Last of Us 2013 It's hard to put a finger on just one thing that makes this game phenomenal but there's not been much like it since. 
  12. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2013 There were some great LEGO games this decade from opposites LEGO Worlds and LEGO Dimensions to movie tie-ins and a strong series of games based on the Marvel and DC comics. The Marvel trilogy in particular was outstanding. 
  13. Everyone's Gone to the Rapture 2015 With age, the more energetic games can leave me wheezing with exhaustion just thinking about playing them and EGttR is a perfect respite from the shootbang games. Honestly, I'd be keen to play more games just like this. The English countryside setting in particular made it extra special. 
  14. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe 2017 Honestly, who actually puts Mario Kart on their top games list? Well thinking about it and looking at play records it's probably the perfect couch multiplayer game but with a real challenging depth to those looking to break records and get a hold of those elusive gold kart components. 
  15. Splatoon 2 2017 Cheating slightly here by including Splatoon 2 and the Octo Expansion as one entry. I'm really not a huge fan of the central competitive gameplay of Splatoon, although I've put in the hours, but the single player side of things are a worthy first person puzzler(?) in their own right. 
  16. Into the Breach 2018 When the options paralysis sets in, which is often, I just spin up Into the Breach. Three hours and a few runs later I'll question why I don't play this game even more often. Hundreds of hours in and still challenges to do, runs to try. 
  17. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate 2018 Part game, part nerdy love letter to gaming, part video game museum. 
  18. Pokemon Sword and Shield 2019 Okay as Richie pointed above any of the pokemon mainline series could have filled this slot but the last one makes most sense. Twas also a good decade for the spinoffs. I enjoyed Pokemon Conquest a huge deal, put an embarrassing amount of time into Quest as well as Picross, Rumble, Duel, Go and mystery dungeons. 
And there we have it, lists, we'll be back at some point in the future with more lists, perhaps with a list spanning the last 2 decades, to present you with our Game of the Century (spoilers, it's SSX Tricky). Also if anyone has a word to describe my above rant about the act of proactively dismissing something despite knowing it will be good to avoid committing to the time sink, please let me know. We live in a time of labels, there must be a word for this!

Love and where do you even start with persona!

Richie + Cunzy X


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