Games of the Decade - 2010's
Like with any of these lists, there's always gonna be stuff you missed, forgot or just didn't get to play. While I haven't finished everything in this list (nearly all of them tho), these are all games I feel I've spent enough time with to at least feel they deserve placement on the list. There are some bangers I left off because I feel I need to revisit further and there's a few that are included despite brief playtimes because I just know they speak to me already.
as the decade comes to a close, figured it'd be fun to take a snapshot of how I feel at the moment.
for me I think this past decade of games might have been slightly better than the one prior. It's a tough call as 2000-2006 were some of the best years in games. But this decade only had a couple of weak years (maybe just one really in 2014) and imo had greater diversity in terms of which genres were cranking out hits. It's academic really. Every decade of games has been pretty darn great so far.
Some notable themes in this decade was the rise of online multiplayer, it certainly changed how and what I play fundamentally. I'm more social now in my gaming adulthood than I've ever been. It feels....healthier.
The return of 2d and pixel games to the mainstream thanks the Indie game revolution. As a guy raised on platformers that made me pretty happy. I'm honestly stunned how many "metroidvania" type games of some sort are on here
And the general increased availability of games from all eras. Never in history has it been so easy and affordable to play games from any time period. It's easy to take for granted and easy to forget.
Inspired by @liquiddragon's list