The Qt3 Top 10 Games of the Decade Voting Thread

Not the dots, just the titles.

My short list was about three dozen games. I’m not even going to try and rank the top ten. The first six of the top ten are likely going to be there every time I make the list, but the last four could change.

  • Disco Elysium - There’s probably a recency bias here, but I think it would still be on the list in five years
  • Bastion - I haven’t really enjoyed any other Supergiant games, but Bastion was nearly perfect
  • Jackbox Party Pack (it’s not going to win, so I’m not going to pick a volume) - these are the best party games ever made
  • XCOM 2 - Especially with the expansion. One of the only strategy games I’ll play Ironman.
  • Crusader Kings 2 I’m pretty sure I still don’t understand how combat works in this game, but I don’t care.
  • Saints Row: The Third A delightfully crazy romp. For whatever reason, I liked 3 more than 4. I think it may have been the surprise.
  • Ascension I’m specifically talking about the iOS port, not the physical board game. This may be the game I played the most of last decade.
  • Firewatch - Firewatch worked for me and I was all-in on the story.
  • Mass Effect 2- my favorite of the 201X Bioware games, and one of the vary few games I finished more than once
  • The Witcher 3 - I still haven’t gone back for the DLC, but this was the best open world RPG I’ve played

Interestingly, none of my top 10 games were played on a console, but I don’t think any of the are PC-only.


Papers, Please
Fallout: New Vegas
Tomb Raider
Slay the Spire
Darkest Dungeon
Dishonored 2
80 Days
Life is Strange
The Walking Dead
Gone Home
Massive Chalice
Dragon Age 2
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Alpha Protocol
The Stanley Parable
West of Loathing
Invisible Inc
Deus Ex Human Revolution
Marvel Heroes
Diablo III

Tabletop highlights:
Sentinels of the Multiverse
D&D 5th Ed
Fate Core
7 Wonnders

My top played game is a game I would play when I was super depressed because it shut my brain off. It’s a runner-up, but not one of my ten favorites. Firewatch, on the other hand, was a five hour game that I absolutely loved and don’t need to play again. I have a very large number of hours in Borderlands 2 because it was a game that my friends loved and I liked playing games with them. It may be on their best list of 201X, but it sure isn’t on mine.

  1. The Last of Us
  2. Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen
  3. Battletech
  4. God of War (2018)
  5. Bloodborne
  6. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  7. Tearaway
  8. Spiderman
  9. Horizon: Zero Dawn
  10. Hohokum

It was agonizing cutting this from my list! Glad it is on someone’s! High five!

This was a narrow exclusion for me as well. Had i not put some board games in, it and OTC were likely tp make the cut.

Ah, Jackbox. I keep wishing they would take all the You Don’t Know Jack portions (and Murder Party) and condense them into one, big, proper YDKJ sequel.

Or offer all the games separately. I don’t care for all the Fibbage or drawing type games and paying extra for them when all I want is YDKJ or Murder party makes me sad.

  • XCOM2
    Everyone has said everything I could say about this game already

  • Factorio
    Games that satisfies something in me about building and production lines that I did not even know I had inside of me.

  • Warframe
    I am not good at tactical first person/third person games. But I can play this game and even use the cool movement skills like I am 20 years old again. It also happens to be the best free to play game that I have ever tried.

  • Sentinels of the Multiverse
    I love this game as both a board game and in its digital format. It takes superheroes and puts it into a card based system where each hero brings something to the table and does a tremendous job of making the hero unique thus allowing each game played to be different. One of its other accomplishments is in how it simulates the bosses who can change its level of strength as the game progresses.

  • Fire Emblem Three Houses
    One of the reasons to own a Switch

  • Code Names
    The fun we had as a family playing as different teams (boys against the girls, Old vs Young) places it on my list. It is the best word related game I have ever played where knowledge of the word is not that important but your knowledge of how other people you know will react to your clues is wonderful.

  • Battletech
    I never thought anyone could make Battletech work so well on the computer screen.

  • Gemcraft Chasing Shadows
    I love Tower Defense games and this is the Ultimate TD game. In some ways it is also my most frustrating game of the decade simply due to optimization issues (the game slows to a crawl when too many enemies are on the screen at once).

  • City of Heroes
    This was my first MMO and low and behold the game came back from the dead. I remember reading @RichVR note that the game brought him back into the fun of gaming when he was feeling down himself about computer games. I think it deserves to be here for that alone.

  • Prismata
    I really admire this game. It really accomplishes its mission of creating a Turn Based Real Time Strategy game. I keep going back to it to play every once in a while.

Honorable Mentions:
Infested Planet
I really do not like playing any type of Real Time Strategy Games. Infested Planet is the one exception. It gave me the feeling of what a true Starship Troopers game could be like.

Space Base
Best Engine Builder Board Game

C’monnnnnn drop that Witcher noise and join me in the Fate Corenation!

Also y’all makin me want to toss something out in favor of the Jackbox games. They’re so damned fun.

You just made me headsmack and realize all the joy I’ve derived from dozens of games of Codenames administrated digitally on Dave’s Qt3 Slack. Including a lot of quality hours playing with xtien <3

I think this thread leads to alot of head-smacking opportunities!

Like I could have had a V8 (this comment definitely shows my age).

Great fun. I have several versions.

Can you add a star and a space before each game title so that it becomes a bulleted list in discourse?

Is that better?

Yep, thanks!

Quick reminder: Voting closes tomorrow night! There have only been 93 votes so far. :( We can do better. Come make your voice heard.

Here is an alphabetical list of games voted for, please tell me if you see any duplicates based on name similarity (i.e. Offword Trading Company/Offworld Trading Company, or Spiderman/Marvel’s Spiderman or Zelda: Breath of the Wild/The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)

Alphabetical Game List (should have no duplicates!)

Game Name
7 Days to Die
7 Wonders
Age of Wonders III
Ageod’s American Civil War II
Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Alien Isolation
Anno 2070
Ark: Survival Evolved
Arkham Horror: The Card Game
Artemis: Starship Bridge Simulator
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
Assassins Creed 2
Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Batman: Arkham City
Battle Brothers
Battlefield 1
Battlefield 3
Battlezone Gold
Bioshock 2
Borderlands 2
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Cities Skylines
City of Heroes
Civilization IV: Dune Wars
Code Names
Command Ops 2
Conan Exiles
Craft the World
Crusader Kings II
Dale of Merchants
Dark Souls
Dark Souls II
Dark Souls III
Darkest Dungeon
Dead Cells
Dead State
Deity Empires
Desert Golfing
Desktop Dungeons
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Devil May Cry 5
Diablo III
Dien Bien Phu: The Final Gamble
Digital Combat Simulator
DIRT Rally
DiRT Rally 2.0
Disco Elysium
Dishonored 2
Divinity: Original Sin
Divinity: Original Sin 2
DmC: Devil May Cry
Dominions 4
Dominions 5 - Warriors of the Faith
Don Bradman Cricket 14
Don’t Starve
Dota Underlords
Dragon Age 2
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Dragon’s Dogma
Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
Dungeons of Dredmor
Dynasty warriors 7 xtreme legends
Eador: Masters of the Broken World
Earth Defense Force 5
Eldritch Horror
Elite: Dangerous
Empire of the Sun
Endless Legend
Endless Space
Endless Space 2
Enemy Action: Ardennes
Euro Truck Simulator 2
Europa Universalis IV
Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes
Fallout 3
Fallout 4
Fallout: New Vegas
Far Cry Primal
Fate Core
Field of Glory: Empires
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Football Manager 2015
FortressCraft Evolved
Forza horizon
Forza Horizon 4
FTL: Faster Than Light
Gary Grigsby’s War in the East
Gemcraft Chasing Shadows
God of War
Gone Home
Grand Theft Auto V
Grim Dawn
Guild Wars 2
Hadean Lands
Halo Reach
Harry Potter Hogwarts Battles
Hearts of Iron IV
Heroes of the Storm
HEXplore It
High Frontier
Holland ‘44
Hollow Knight
Horizon Zero Dawn
Hyper Light Drifter
Il-2 Battle of Stalingrad
IL-2 Sturmovik: Great Battles
Injustice 2
Into the Breach
Invisible, Inc
Jackbox Party Pack
Just Cause 2
Kentucky Route Zero
Kerbal Space Program
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Kingdom New Lands
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
L.A. Noire
League of Legends
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Life is Strange
Lords of Waterdeep
Mad Max
Mafia III
Magic: the Gathering Arena
Mario Kart 8
Mark of the Ninja
Marvel Heroes
Marvel’s Spiderman
Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 3
Massive Chalice
MechWarrior Online
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Might & Magic X: Legacy
Mini Metro
Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate
Monster Hunter: World
Mount & Blade: Warband
Napoleon: Total War
NieR: Automata
Night in the Woods
No Man’s Sky
No Retreat: The Russian Front
Offworld Trading Company
One Finger Death Punch
Opus Magnum
Ori and the Blind Forest
Out of the Park Baseball
Outer Wilds
Pandemic Legacy: Season 1
Path of Exile
Pathfinder: Kingmaker
Patrician IV
Pax Pamir 2nd edition
Pax Porfiriana
Persona 4: Golden
Persona 5
Pike and Shot:Campaigns
Pillars of Eternity
Pillars of Eternity 2
Pinball fx2
Pinball FX3
Planetside 2
Portal 2
Powered by the Apocalypse
Rance X
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption 2
Renowned Explorers
Return of the Obra Dinn
Rock Band Blitz
Rocket League
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Saints Row IV
Saints Row: The Third
Salt and Sanctuary
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Shadowrun: Dragonfall
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove
Sid Meier’s Civilization V
Sid Meier’s Civilization VI
Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure
Slay the Spire
Sleeping Dogs
Slime Rancher
Sol: Last Days Of A Star
Sorcerer King
Space Engineers
Space Rangers HD: A War Apart
Spec Ops: The Line
Spelunky HD
Spiral Knights
Splatoon 2
Star Fleet Armada Rogue Adventures
Star Trek Online
Star Wars Destiny
Star Wars: Rebellion
Star Wars: The Old Republic
Starcraft II
Stardew Valley
Stars in Shadow
Stephen’s Sausage Roll
Sunless Skies
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Meat Boy
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together
Tales from the Borderlands
Tales of Maj’Eyal
The Age of Decadence
The Banner Saga
The Barbarossa Campaign
The Dark Valley
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Last of Us
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Long Dark
The New Era
The Talos Principle
The Walking Dead
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witness
Thea 1
Tomb Raider
Torchlight 2
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Total War: Warhammer
Total War: Warhammer 2
TrackMania 2
Tribes: Ascend
Twilight Struggle
Two Point Hospital
U.S. Civil War
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Unity of Command
Valkyria Chronicles
Valliant Hearts- The Great War
Victoria 2
Walden, a game
War Thunder
Wargame: Red Dragon
What Remains of Edith Finch
World of Tanks
World of Warcraft: Legion
X-wing Miniatures
X3: Albion Prelude
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Xenoblade Chronicles
Yakuza 0

Here is a list of everyone who voted and for what places they voted for (if you voted unranked it’s just the position in your list not the rank). Please check for your vote to make sure it was registered correctly.

Example: If you voted for ten games but your list looks like

User Games voted for
arrendek 1,2,3,4,5,6,7

then it missed your last three votes.

And if your name is not on the list then it did not register a vote for you.

User vote list
User Games voted for
Scott_Lufkin 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
draxen 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
newbrof 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
AWS260 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
moss_icon 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
ArmandoPenblade 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
dionisus1122 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
anonymgeist 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
rowe33 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Gordon_Cameron 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Starflightdream 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Alistair 1,2,3,4,5,6,
rhamorim 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Ejosotoc 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Nightgaunt 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
triggercut 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Left_Empty 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
orald 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Relayer71 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Scuzz 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Infested_terran 1,2,3,4,
Matt_W 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Balasarius 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Fozzle 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
CraigM 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
delirium 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Knightsaber 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
forgeforsaken 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Analog 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Thraeg 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
kerzain 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
TimJames 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Rock8man 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Carto 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
YakAttack 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
FinnegansFather 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
easytarget 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Dissensus 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Gigglemoo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
copeknight 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
jpinard 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Profanicus 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
NuclearWinter 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Djscman 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
roguefrog 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Belisarius 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Equisilus 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
robc04 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
saracen31 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Paul_cze 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
schurem 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
tfernando 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Gordon_Bleu 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
MrGrumpy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
tylertoo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
PasqualePeluso 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Spect 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Nesrie 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
DarrenO 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Inhabitant 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
nijimeijer 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
SlyFrog 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
lordkosc 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Ex-SWoo 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
SamS 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Murph 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
wavey 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
meeper 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Kyrios 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
DennyA 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
mjgreeny75 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Aceris 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,
Cormac 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
McGuy 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
ReptileHouse 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Brooski 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
robertrossney 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Gendal 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
ledshok 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
milspec 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Soma 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
ravenight 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
HideousRex 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Tim_N 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
KWhit 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
arrendek 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Jack_Howitzer 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Richard_Holt 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Jorn_Weines 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,
Chappers 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Chris_Gwinn 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
Brad_Grenz 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
geewhiz 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Game list looks good! There are two Walking Deads, one with a season and one without. That’s all I could see.

The Walking Dead / The Walking Dead Season 1 could be duplicates?

Edit: jinx!

@Rock8man, @Kwhit, @wavey (natch)

Would it make sense for your votes just to count for “The Walking Dead” generally? I’m not even sure if they ever made a season 2, but if you’re not explicitly voting against other seasons I assume we can merge them?

Wikipedia appears to think so?

Yeah, I’m fine with that.