Games of the Decade (2010s)
This list is far from final, I just wanted to put it up somewhere in a semi-fixed order so I can stop fussing over it and get on with my life. There's still dozens of games from the last ten years I need to get around to, especially for 2017-2019, but I'm happy enough with what I have here so far.
Agree, disagree, make your own; it's all good. The only thing that matters is that it's
a country mile better than Polygon's list a celebration of what made the last ten years so great for games.
(Only rule: One game per series. If a second "runner up" game from the same franchise would've also appeared on this list without this rule, I mention it.)
(For funsies, here's a quick list of games - one per year of all the 2010s - that could also be on this list once I've finally played them: Kirby's Epic Yarn ('10), Catherine ('11), Tokyo Jungle ('12), The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel ('13), Sunset Overdrive ('14), Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE ('15), Watch Dogs 2 ('16), Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus ('17), Dragon Quest XI ('18), and The Outer [Worlds/Wilds] ('19).)
(Oh yeah, and here's my individual GOTY lists for the past ten years with reviews/details: