Games of the Decade 2010-2019 - other sites thread.

Thanks for this list, I’ve only played 11 of these. And out of those 11, I even enjoyed 3 of them.

I doubt I’ll try Towerfall Ascention though, I think that’s a multiplayer-only game.

So, Polygon has continued this feature of the games of the decade to look at other things about the various games we had over the last decade.

Here’s one I enjoyed reading this morning, looking back at the decade of Fallout games:

And here’s one I’m going to read next about the new genres that defined this decade:

Well , it seems I dislike 3 of the 9 new genres.

Like:
DCCG
Clicker Games
Looter Shooter
Survival
Souls-like
Walking Sims

Dislike:
Auto Battlers
Battle Royale
VR light gun games

At least you have an opinion! I never played any entry in those genres. Well excepting Dark Souls, which isn’t a Souls-like but the best game ever. That’s not a genre.

Wait a minute, you have never played a walking sim / clicker game / card collector game?

Well I played Brendon Chung’s game, which could be placed in the Walking Sim thing if they weren’t so unique. As for the others, nope: I can hardly play mouse games, and I hate games with IAPs.
Ah, @Chappers made me play Paratopic, so I indeed played at least one walking sim. Wait, that was a driving sim, mostly.

From the Survival Games, I played Don’t Starve. And I love it. I just love it.

I love Souls-likes. So far I haven’t tried one that I didn’t like.

Battle Royales: I’ve only played Call of Duty black ops 4’s Blackout mode, and I never got a single kill, but I did love that game. It reminds me a little of playing GTA IV online, with all the civilians turned off. It’s just you and some other people in a vast area, and they’re out to kill you. And they do. Scary stuff. It’s the closest games have gotten to true horror.

Looter Shooters: I really enjoyed Destiny and the original Borderlands. They were both short and sweet, and I even liked doing the daily missions in Destiny as a long term way to play until they made changes to encourage me to buy expansions. Nope. So yeah, I could see going back to looter shooters if possibly they can be as good as Destiny in single player.

Walking Simulators: I really enjoyed Gone Home and Firewatch. And I still think about them from time to time. I think it’s a great way to use the medium of games to tell a linear story. I’m currently playing Edith Finch, and really enjoying that one too.

I haven’t tried the other new genres.

What the heck is an auto-battler? Does it play itself? Anyone seen my teeth?

edit: it amuses me that the term ‘walking simulator’ has been effectively wasted on a certain sub-genre of adventure game, when along comes Kojima who has created an honest-to-god walking simulator.

I don’t like any of those new genres! Does that officially make me old now? If so, get off my lawn!

I also never played Minecraft and have zero interest in it. Potentially related: I also hate – no, despise crafting in games, and only play games with crafting if they have enough other stuff in it that I like, too.

And is it me or are all of these top-whatever lists always very light when it comes to strategy games? (Haha, I nearly wrote “real” games. I’ll go away now.)

Pretty much. It’s games like Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics.

Think you meant 3 of 9.

86. KIM KARDASHIAN: HOLLYWOOD*

Really, Polygon?

And just a few spots below XCOM 2

Ah fixed it! Maths and counting are hard!

Random reviewer audio started when I loaded that page, but then when I reloaded it didn’t so umm? Ok!

Shit. Mass Effect 1 was LAST decade.

Woah, A Way Out made the list! I was really looking forward to that game but then it came out and got tepid reviews. But this tells me that someone somewhere liked it enough that they thought it was one of the best games of the decade! Nice! Time to put it back on the wishlist after all.

Edit: Putting Just Cause 3 in the list instead of Just Cause 2 is a bizarre choice though. I checked and Just Cause 2 came out in March 2010, so it’s eligible.

Really? A Way Out is one of the best? Friend of mine talked me into playing that and I enjoyed it up until the end when it became a total ripoff of well, I won’t say which movie, but a pretty big movie. Kind of ruined the whole experience for me.

Guess I gotta make time for The Sexy Brutale.

20: Botanicula
19: Pony Island
18: Holedown
17: Rain World
16: VVVVVV
15: To the Moon
14: Thomas Was Alone
13: The Unfinished Swan
12: Nidhogg
11: Wilmot’s Warehouse
10: Dead Pixels
9: Sundered
8: Kingdom Two Crowns
7: The Swapper
6: Linelight
5: Pyre
4: Monolith
3: Escape Goat 2
2: Transistor
1: The Sexy Brutale

Given my game playing (lack) habits, I find it funny that I’ve played a greater percentage of these overlooked games than most of the ‘top’ lists.

At 6/20

Heh yep I am at 9/20.