The Qt3 Top 10 Games of the Decade Voting Thread

It’s fine, just make sure not to mess with the order of the top ten games right now so Scott doesn’t have to rewrite the post. So make sure you don’t vote for the following:

  1. Haha haha
  2. Just kidding
  3. It would be funny though
  4. If I. Mentioned
  5. Barbie Pony Adventure
  6. Which I don’t: even
  7. Know if it’s
  8. A real game or not
  9. But you all feel silly
  10. Just kidding you knew before you clicked

I clicked before even reading the opening sentence. Dunno what that says about it me, but it doesn’t feel positive :/

Well you shouldn’t spoil it for yourself so quickly, I hope you looked away!


Hey, the people have spoken and I can’t dissuade them. Cory’s house is large and full of his fans apparently.

Maybe give the alphabetical list one more once over to look for dupes if you have a sec:

Alphabetical List

7 Days to Die
7 Wonders
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
Age of Wonders III
Ageod’s American Civil War II
Aggressors: Ancient Rome
Alien Isolation
Android: Netrunner
Anno 1800
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
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Battlezone Gold
Bioshock 2
Borderlands 2
Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Chivalry: Medieval Warfare
Cities Skylines
City of Heroes
Civilization IV: Dune Wars
Code Names
Command Ops 2
Conan Exiles
Craft the World
Creeper World III
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
Distant Worlds
Divinity Original Sin 2
Divinity: Original Sin
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
Drox Operative
Dungeon of the Endless
Dungeons & Dragons, 5th Edition
Dungeons of Dredmor
Dynasty warriors 7 xtreme legends
Eador: Genesis
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
Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
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
Gems of War
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
Imperialism 2
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
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
League of Legends
Lego Marvel Super Heroes
Life is Strange
Lords of Waterdeep
Mad Max
Mafia III
Magic: the Gathering Arena
Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle
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
Orcs Must Die 2
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
Quadrilateral Cowboy
Rance X
Rayman Legends
Rayman Origins
Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption 2
Renowned Explorers
Return of the Obra Dinn
Rock Band 3
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
Sanctum 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Sentinels of the Multiverse
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
Shadowrun Returns
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
Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed
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
State of Decay
Stephen’s Sausage Roll
Sunless Skies
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Meat Boy
Super Mega Baseball: Extra Innings
Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery
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 Crew
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 Secret World
The Stanley Parable
The Talos Principle
The Walking Dead
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witness
The Wolf Among Us
Thea 1
Titanfall 2
Tomb Raider
Torchlight 2
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Total War: Attila
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 3
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Unity of Command
Valkyria Chronicles
Valliant Hearts- The Great War
Vermintide 2
Victoria 2
Walden, a game
War Thunder
Wargame: Red Dragon
Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War
What Remains of Edith Finch
World of Tanks
World of Tanks: Blitz
World of Warcraft: Legion
X-wing Miniatures
X3: Albion Prelude
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Xenoblade Chronicles
Yakuza 0
Yakuza 5

And last chance to make sure your votes were counted:

User Votes
User Voted for these positions
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 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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
Evil_Steve 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,
Douglas 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Enidigm 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
rei 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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HumanTon 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
geggis 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
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Mike_Cathcart 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

A quick look at me looking at the results:

The two Eador games should probably be combined. I listed Eador: Masters of a Broken World, but that game was basically a Genesis re-release with minor adjustments.

  1. SOMA - A moving, humanistic story about our longing for continuity, taking place in the most tactile, grounded environment I’ve ever encountered. One of the rare experiences that makes me appreciate my 12 years at a Christian school. There’s a point near the end of the story where I just lost it. Should I be embarrassed to admit that?
  2. Into the Breach - The tightest strategy game ever is also the best. I love how much variety it out of such a small collection of elements.
  3. Bayonetta A melee action game with an in-depth combat system and remarkable long term playability. And QTEs that are actually good. DMC 5 might have superior combat, but it doesn’t have Bayonetta.
  4. Bloodborne - Soulsborne games fascinate me. The way they present impossible combat sequences and bosses, designed to be picked apart and mastered over successive runs. No other action developer possesses From Software’s attention to detail. Bloodborne is their best game because of its menagerie of transforming weapons, its focus on melee combat, and the way its world is presented and its story unfolds.
  5. Splatoon - The sequel is superior in every way, but this is the game I’ll remember. I spent a summer playing every day. I love the vibrant theme, the unusual control scheme, and the way it makes multiplayer shooting about more than just fragging other players.
  6. Chaos Reborn - More games need to crib its asynchronous multiplayer. And its one-hit kills, and the way it mitigates randomness by letting players psych each other out.
  7. Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey - Epic length open world RPGs dominated the 2010s. I don’t have the patience for most of them. Too much filler, too many dialog trees, subpar combat. Odyssey is the exception. Kassandra, the dynamic mercenary system, the way combat remains challenging throughout, the incredible sense of scale across land and sea, trireme combat, plenty of great quests and characters, and…a story that frays towards the end. Can’t have it all. Oh, and the best, most impactful skill tree in any game, ever.
  8. Grand Theft Auto V - Three characters written for psychology nerds like me to appreciate, starring in a seamlessly told story in a giant world full of varied missions and gameplay.
  9. XCOM 2: War of the Chosen - A better match of theme to gameplay than the first game. I love how the stealth system combined with the mission timers creates a constant sense of urgency. I love the huge variety of abilities and items. And zombie missions. And the Chosen.
  10. Star Wars: Battlefront - My favorite traditional multiplayer shooter of the decade. I think the sequel is the better game now, but I spent much more time with the first one. Gorgeous rendition of the best of the original trilogy, with solid, accessible shooting for casuals like me and plenty of variety across single and multiplayer modes. And what a treat the companion app card game turned out to be.


Batman: Arkham Knight
Endless Legend - solid 4X-ing in a fascinating science-fantasy setting
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - I’ll never run out of things to do in this fighter with deep but accessible enough fighting gameplay.
Sang-Froid - Tales of Werewolves - The planning from the original Rainbow 6 meets tower defense in a Canadian werewolf story. I love it when a plan comes together.
Fallout: New Vegas - the best Fallout, but I don’t know if I’d have the patience 2010’s combat in 2020.
Agents of Mayhem - The setting and characters can be a bit bland sometimes, but the action RPG gameplay is rich, deep, and one-of-a-kind.
MASSIVE CHALICE - great eugenics gameplay, really good tactical combat, too.
Mass Effect: Andromeda - Bioware’s best combat ever, and the best Mass Effect story because of how well it fits the gameplay.

Board Games:

The 2010s are when I became passionate about board games. Why are we burying them in the middle of the video game list? There won’t be a single board game in the top 10. How about a separate list?

Android: Netrunner - Extreme assymmetry, and a brilliant realization of its hacker-vs-corp theme. Fantasy Flight’s LCG bloat couldn’t dull the shine of its brilliant core.
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game - Rise of the Runelords - I’m sure the newer sets are better, but this is the first time I encountered the mechanism of building a deck of cards across multiple sessions of a game. A revelation.
Clockwork Wars - I love how the hidden unit deployment system keeps turns fast, even with high player counts. Lush steampunk art, modular board and tech tree, great production and box. One of my favorite and most played games. Great job, @hassanlopez!

Agreed, I voted for Genesis.

Results are posted

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I will rerun the results tonight with this in mind for posterity, don’t think it will change anything though.

Especially since Genesis was a 2009 game, translated in 2012. And broken world is the ironically titled remake with tons of new bugs and crashes to desktop (and ugly artwork and lawsuits work the original author or something)

SOMA, Into the Breach, Splatoon, Chaos Reborn and Sang-Froid! Oh man, all of these were on my tentative list! fist bump

Tell me in the SOMA thread!

I’m going to run the results one last time here with the synonym for Eador and Luke_M’s late vote.

The changes to the top 20 are:
Bloodborne took Slay the Spire’s 16th place spot, which moved to 17th. Because Bloodborne moving broke a tie, Mass Effect 3 moved from tied for 17th to alone at 18th.

Ooooo, boardgames?

I added Eldritch Horror to mine. Fantasy Flight’s overall best co-op experience to date, in my opinion. The card game and Arkham Horror 3rd quickly burned us out with lack of replayability and highway robbery business models.

Since they’re not appearing this year, the forum needs to make Top 10 most disappointing/overrated/overlooked lists!

A second vote for Eldritch Horror! Bravo, sir.

What really seals it is just how simple it is while still retaining a breath of options, prioritizing, and strategies. As long as you have at least one player who knows it enough to book keep, everyone else can get by with a simple actions point reference card in front of them. “You get 2 actions. Go!”

Is this co-play as well? I would love to play that with my daughter.

Why has anyone yet to create a co-op Star Wars team game recreating all stages of the Battle for Endor?

(well they technically did with The Queen’s Gambit, which unfortunately had to be set in The Phantom Menace, which is almost as unfortunate as them blowing their one chance to fix Rebellion by setting the expansion in Rogue One).