Your favourite games of the decade?

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  1. Sander 001

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    The decade is about to end so what were your favourites? I only have a PS4 so mine are all PS4 except for a couple last generation games
    In no specific order:

    Portal 2
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    GT5
    Red Dead Redemption
    Overwatch
    Battlefield 1
    Crypt of the Necrodancer
    God of War
    Miami Hotline
    Journey
     
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    Thanks for including Portal 2 there, what a game!!
     
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    Battlefield 4 - it was messy at launch but it came around eventually. The bf series has become a bit **** imho.

    Skyrim - played this way too much and bought it multiple times for different platforms. 10/10 game for me, pretty much perfect for its time.

    Gt Sport - best game on console when it comes to online racing.

    Motorsport manager - very addictive with some very interesting mods available.

    Civilization 5 - most addictive game ive owned. The mods are awesome too.
     
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  4. GTV0819

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    Since I still only have the PS3 until now, these are some favorite games of mine.

    GT5
    GTA V
    Saints Row 4
    Soulcalibur IV
    Soulcalibur V
    Sleeping Dogs
    Bully

    I wish I had more games but I barely play anymore. Still, a nice throwback whenever I get to play rarely.
     
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    I'm just going with what games I've played the most, to me anyway, what defines a favorite is most likely what you have played the most.

    Skyrim- Played extensively on 3 different platforms (360, One, and now PC), still playing it too

    Minecraft- spent thousands of hours creating

    Metal Gear Solid 4- Yes the story is straight up convoluted, typical Kojima style, but the story was as good as they get despite stepping all over itself at times.

    TDU2- Everyone seemed to hate it, but I was able to set up the controls to where it actually handled good enough to enjoy the game. I completed 100% of the game, bought all of the cars in the game, plus extras and every piece of property, plus did all of the extra stuff. The maps are still larger than any of the Horizon games, and it was on a last gen platform, come on Playground Games, give us a big map with FH5.

    Elite Dangerous- Still playing this one thousands of hours later

    Forza Horizon 3- I have 4 but still play this game too, loved the Hot Wheels DLC, most fun I've had in a driving game since GT3
     
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    Dirt 3
    Grid Autosport
    GT6
    Dirt Rally
    WRC7
    SLRE
    Life is Strange & it's Prequel
    Forza Horizon
    Forza Motorsport 4
     
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  7. gregc

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    Most of mine are recent, because VR has been a genuine gamechanger for me. In no particular order...

    GTAV
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Project CARS 2
    Lone Echo
    Beat Saber
    Vader Immortal series
    No Man's Sky
    A Fisherman's Tale
     
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  8. Mr Fahrenheit

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    I played bunch of games over the decade and loved most of them, but if I had to choose my absolute favorites, it'd be these -


    Driver: San Francisco (2011)
    It's an utterly unique racing game with such an outrageous concept, but it's executed with so much aplomb and energy that you can't help but get invested in it. It's like how listening to bangin' tune makes you want to sing or dance along to it. Loved every single moment of this game.

    Yakuza 0 (2015)
    Yakuza 0's blend of seriousness, wackiness, and occasional heartwarming moment elevates this game miles above its peers. Guaranteed to make you thrilled, make you laugh, and maybe make you shed some manly tears.

    Portal 2 (2011)
    Not much to say, other than that it's a perfectly executed puzzle game. It's difficult to find any fault with it unless you go into super-nitpick territory.

    Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (2012)
    My high school years were spent trying to find the best racing line through the tracks and trying (badly) to beat the expert AIs. It's ridiculously good kart racer, and it easily gives Mario Kart run for its money.

    Undertale (2015)
    It's an excellent story with bunch of character-building details strewn about. It's unconventional, and it's even controversial for some, but I think it deserves to be played at least once.


    Honorable mentions to: Forza Horizon 2, FTL: Faster Than Light, Mass Effect 2, DiRT 3, Papers, Please.

    I wish I could play those games right about now. I'm too busy at the moment, so I'm just getting these out of my system by writing about them.
     
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    Just Cause 2
    Driver: San Francisco
    Forza Motorsport 4
    Skate 3
    Gran Turismo 5

    All of them were released in 2010 or 2011. Don't play much anymore, so that makes sense.
     
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    1. GTAV- Countless people have already said everything about this game better than I can. Anymore I mainly do the stunt races inline, but still the most diverse game on the market.
    2. GT5- Hundreds of replays saved from online dirty racing lobbies, and many more from online time and drift trials. I started racing with and against so many players that have made an impact since then that while the game itself isn't as nostalgic as GT4, the experiences I had with others certainly is.
    3. NBA 2K12- The peak before the fall to the 0.7 out of 10 meta score rated 2K20. Online servers worked well. The MyPlayer mode wasn't too grindy. The unique to their era legend challenges were a great addition. There were no major exploits that made parts unfair. Most importantly it didn't have microtransactions and promote gambling in an E rated game.
    4. Driveclub- Far from the best car list and not necessarily diverse gameplay but it is the only game I've played where I wanted to continue mainly to look at it longer. GT Sport has slightly better car models, but to this day nothing comes close to how detailed and beautiful the tracks in Driveclub are.
    5. Skate 3- I admit, i play it mainly for the glitches, but I've done this for this franchise since the Skate 2 demo. There is no other game out there that is glitched in all the right ways.
     
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    Beyond Two Souls
    Gran Turismo 5
    LIMBO
     
  12. crooky369

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    All of these I've played loads of:

    Gran Turismo Sport
    Gran Turismo 5
    Metal Gear Solid TPP / Ground Zeroes
    Mario Kart 8
    Driver: San Francisco (Great shout)
    Fallout 4
    Forza Horizon
    Forza Horizon 3
    F1 2016
    Project Cars
    Grand Theft Auto V

    I only seem to like racers and open world games!
     
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    Do you prefer WRC7 to WRC8?
     
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    I wouldn't necessarily say that, I just haven't played WRC8 enough yet to put it in such a list. I got it on release but due to being busy irl & the fact that I kinda got stuck trying to win the first stage of Turkey in the WRC2 class, (due to it being so hard!), I've stopped playing it for awhile.

    WRC7 though, it just clicked with me, a fantastic, diverse, (stage wise), game.
     
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  15. FT-1

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    My top two are my favourite franchises:

    Forza Horizon - If I had to pick my game of the decade, it would be the original since it pioneered the festival scene which other franchises are basing their arcade racing games off. Furthermore, thanks to the One X patch, FH1 is arguably now one of the best looking games originally released on a 7th generation console. As for sequels, they have been offering even more diversity and post-launch support for FH4 has been superb.

    Life Is Strange - Fantastic series with characters you can bond with and place yourself into their shoes. I just finished playing the final episode of Season 2 yesterday and I thought the story was a masterpiece. One area where the previous games fell short is essentially having two choices at the end where prior decisions made little impact. Crucially, decisions made back in the first episode and beyond all matter and made the whole experience worthwhile.

    Honorable mentions:
    Grand Theft Auto V - Can't expand more on other people's reasons, but no game has been more diverse this decade.
    Sleeping Dogs - Criminally underrated. The environment feels very authentic and the hand-to-hand combat is amazing.
    Gran Turismo 6 - Plenty of content to enjoy and post-launch support was great. The Sierra Time Trial gets my vote for best free expansion of the decade.
    DiRT 3 - It was really hard between picking this and DiRT Rally 2.0 for my favourite Codies title of the decade, but this edges it because it has a better career mode structure and more disciplines.
    Need For Speed Heat - I know, very early days but the day/night mechanic is so well implemented and that is enough to Heat to secure a spot on my list.
    Assoluto Racing - My Mobile racing game of the decade. Not only the best physics I've experienced, the graphics are gorgeous and the presentation has a retro Gran Turismo vibe.
     
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    In no particular order:

    Gran Turismo 5
    Gran Turismo 6
    Need For Speed Most Wanted 2012
    Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    Forza Horizon 3
    Forza Horizon 4
    Pokemon X/Y
    Driver San Francisco
    The Sims 4
    Fire Emblem Awakening
    Test Drive Unlimited 2
     
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    No games released in this decade have captured my imagination in the same way that GT4, Midnight Club 3, Test Drive Unlimited, Need For Speed Underground 2 did. However, several games have given me a lot of enjoyment over the last decade:

    Driveclub
    Gran Turismo 5
    Gran Turismo 6
    Gran Turismo Sport
    Project Cars
    Project Cars 2
    Dirt 3
    Dirt Rally
    Grid Autosport
    Need For Speed 2015
    Need For Speed Heat
     
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    2010-2019, in no particular order:
    - Journey (PS3): not even a good game based on usual criterias, but if i have 3 hours left to live in my old days, i would seriously consider spending that time replaying Journey.
    - Rocket League: the most addictive game i ever played. I used it once in order to keep me awake at night five hours waiting for a lunar eclipse.
    - No Man's Sky (PC) : pretty buggy game, but my time counter shows 348 hours of play and i enjoyed most of it.
    - Portal 2
    - The Division 1 & 2 (i played them in solo only)
    - The Red Dead Redemption serie (i'm not fond of the gameplay, but i'm a contemplative player and RDR is perfect for that)
    - Batman Arkham City (perfect design on every part, the production level is top notch)
    - Mario Galaxy 2 : one good game mechanic idea per level, that's pure Nintendo's magic.
    - Skyrim : i can't remember an other game that continuously surprised me over more than 150 h (game counter shows 590h!?). I started to play The Elder Scrolls serie in 1994 and i spent way more time in Skyrim than in the 4 previous games together.
    - Now, how am i supposed to fit those games in my last slot: Slay The Spire, Just Cause 2, N++ (the only game that made me feel being a ninja), Far Cry 3, Heartstone, Middle-earth Shadow of Mordor, Civilization V, Forza Horizon serie and GT Sport ?


    Being a player for more than 40 years, I should also mention VR as a whole, across multiple games, as the most refreshing thing i experienced since the arrival of the first PlayStation.

    Do you even try non-racing games, sometimes? :lol:
     
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    Nope, racing games are my life. The only games I've played in the last decade that aren't racing games have been Call of Duty Black Ops 3, Fallout 4, GTA V and FIFA 16. I actually played GTA V for quite a long time; I should've put it on the list:lol:
     
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    For me it would be:

    Battlefield 3
    Battlefield 1
    Call of Duty Black Ops 1
    The Crew 1
    DiRT 3
    DiRT Rally 2.0
    Forza Horizon 1
    Forza Motorsport 4
    Gran Turismo 5
    Grand Theft Auto V
    Grid Autosport
    Need for Speed Heat
    Project Cars 1
    Wolfenstein The New Order
     
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    Forza Horizon 1 - So satisfying to be able to enjoy decent sim physics in an open-ended context for once! What a breath of fresh air, yet to be matched, since the series wandered off into accessibility-land.

    Guild Wars 2 - Clever cooperative design, engaging combat, breathtaking scenery, and an incredible abundance of things to discover off the beaten path.

    Rain World - Groundbreaking hardcore platformer that simulates a perilous post-apocalyptic ecosystem, in which you play a creature near the bottom of the food chain. You don't get stronger; you get wiser. Adorable; haunting; exhilarating; terrifying. Seriously clever design that makes it an extraordinarily evergreen title.

    Starbound - A great stab at procedural generation, covering an impressive number of bases. An ideal multiplayer game with friends or your significant other, which is how we invested hundreds of hours in it.

    Xenoblade Chronicles - Homecoming for the JRPG genre after a very rough decade in the '00s, from a developer who, at the time, seemed the least likely candidate for it. As the story goes, Nintendo was the right partner for Monolith Soft to make it happen.

    Xenoblade Chronicles X - One-of-a-kind marriage of the Xenoblade formula with mecha, a still-unbelievable huge seamless open world, and a dash of multiplayer. A love letter to Monolith Soft's early work. Weird, nerdy, and flawed, and I love it.

    Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    (+ Torna: The Golden Country) - Proof that Monolith Soft can keep going. Almost everything about it is 10/10, and it connects with me like very few games ever have. Final Fantasy is dead; long live Xenoblade. :)
     
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    Skyrim, The Division, GTAV.
     
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    In PC, I used to play these games; Counter Strike 1.6, Half-Life, Wacraft III, Starcraft, Red Alert 2 and some MOBA games like League of Legends, as well as Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) 2. Fun times, indeed.
     
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    Hmm. This'll be a hard one. So many games over the course of 10 years. Maybe I'll break it down into categories.

    Best Racing (Sim): Gran Turismo Sport - Hands down the best online experience in a console racer this generation. Probably the best post-launch support of any game I've seen period as well. A huge improvement over it's PS3 predecessors in presentation, sound and physics as well. Some of the most realistic and best-playing original tracks of all time too.

    Best Racing (Arcade): Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) - This was the peak of the NFS series for me, I loved playing as a cop in this high-octane thrill ride. Amazing sounds, perfect arcade handling. Not to mention varied gameplay and environments.

    Best Racing (Party): Wipeout Omega Collection - Superb visuals, better gameplay than Mario Kart in my opinion, so it just edges it out.

    Best Shooter/FPS: Battlefield 4 - Just utter carnage. So many moments that look like they came straight from a movie that happen during actual gameplay. Good gunplay, good teamwork.

    Best Shooter/TPS: Mass Effect 2 - The definitive game in the series, this is the Empire Strikes Back of video games. Everything here is expertly crafted and you'll come to care for all the characters and the plot in no time at all. I don't consider this an RPG and more of a true Shooter.

    Best Platformer: LittleBigPlanet 2 - The nostalgia from this game is incredible. Just days of wasting away making my own levels. The single player story mode is also the best in the series.

    Best Action: Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time - Tools of Destructions was an amazing game but this one capped off the trilogy perfectly. Easily my favourite R&C game. The story is great, the guns are great, the atmosphere is great, the music is great. Everything is just great. It came out in the last months of 2009, but I didn't play it until after Christmas so it's on the list.

    Best RPG (Mainstream): The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Probably one of the best games ever made period. I love how simplistic and easy to digest it seems on the surface, yet how deep the mechanics and lore actually are. You can really be whoever you want in this game and get lost in the countless interesting side-quests, which is excellent. This spot could have gone to The Witcher 3, but I found that game much more difficult to grasp than Skyrim, so that took some of the enjoyment away for me.

    Best RPG (Obscure): The Alliance Alive HD Remaster - A small-scale game from Japan with no voice acting makes for a charming retro-RPG experience akin to the old Final Fantasy games. Couple that with a decent soundtrack, handpainted visuals, and you have yourself one interesting turn-based RPG on the Switch.

    Best Fighting: Super Smash Brothers: Ultimate - Easily the most ambitious and huge fighting game ever made. The amount of content here is astounding. Gameplay revisits some fan-favourite inputs from Melee and has a competitive vibe which is perfect for some couch tourneys with the guys.

    Best Puzzle: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - Why put this here? The answer is simple, there are so many challenging puzzles in this game that it can take you a while to fully complete it. I've always considered Zelda games more puzzle-oriented than being more of a true RPG or action game.

    Best Pokémon: Omega Ruby - A remake of one of my first Pokémon games. A pleasure to play through it again with modern visuals and mechanics.

    Best Game I Thought I Would Hate: Dark Souls III - Skyrim beat it out for best RPG, so I made this category just for Dark Souls. Played through it multiple times by now and had a blast overcoming the challenges and delving into the community surrounding it.

    Best Game I Wish I Owned: Halo Reach - Played this so much at my friend's house. Firefight and the Forge world were where it was at. Tonnes of fun. Now that it's out on PC, maybe my fortunes will change.

    Best Mobile: Crash Drive 2 - Strange arcade racer that has you traverse several landscapes completing challenges. The Tank update was crazy but lots of fun to waste time with nonetheless.

    Runner-Ups:
    - The Witcher 3 - an amazing world but somewhat difficult to grasp mechanics
    - Gran Turismo 5 - Tonnes of content, lackluster difficulty and sound
    - Gran Turismo 6 - A polished GT5, centuries of content as well
    - Mario Kart 8 - Doesn't top Omega for this Sony Pony.
    - Super Smash Bros. 4 - Worse than Ultimate, unbalanced as well
    - No Man's Sky - Best comeback of the year
    - LittleBigPlanet 3 - Disappointing story, more creative options than 2
    - Assetto Corsa (PS4) - Amazing physics and competitive AI, lacklustre visuals
    - Project CARS 2 (PS4) - Unrivaled atmosphere, not the best physics, buckets full of bugs and glitches
    - Mass Effect 3 - horrible ending, polished gameplay
    - Battlefield 1 - Not enough content to stay interesting
    - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) - amazing presentation and story, let down by campers
    - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered - Best COD for local play, nostalgia blast as well
    - Pokémon Black 2 - Best sprite work in the series, great autumn soundtrack.
    - Titanfall 2 - Best Sci-Fi shooter, let down by lack of content and support. Short but sweet story mode.
     
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    Bloodborne. Hands down. The single greatest game of like, ever. But that is just my opinion.
     
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    Just my big personal list not in any order.

    Stardew Valley
    Nier: Automata
    The Witcher 3
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Zelda: Breath of The Wild
    Astral Chain
    Splatoon 2
    Life is Strange
    SteamWorld Dig 2
    Moonlighter
    Borderlands 2 and 3
    Spider-man PS4
    The Outer Worlds
    Fallout: New Vegas
    Skyrim
    Doom 2016
    Battlefield 3
    Call of Duty: MW3
    Titanfall 2
    Sunset Overdrive
    Driveclub
    Gran Turismo 5
    Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010

    I could probably list more but these were just the most memorable for me this decade. :cheers:
     
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    Dark Souls
    Bloodborne
    Sekiro
    Dark Souls 3
    GT Sport
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    The Witcher 3
    The Last of Us
    God of War
    Portal 2

    But there a lot more that I loved playing.
     
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    mine are grand theft auto, need for speed and tom clancy ghost recon
     
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    I know I said bloodborne, but I totally forgot about Goat simulator
     
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    While I liked Witcher 2, Witcher 3 is probably one of the best games I've ever played so that's at the top of my list for this decade.

    Also on my list:
    Euro Truck Simulator 2 and it's American cousin
    Crusader Kings II
    Stardew Valley
    Mass Effect 2 and to some degree, the 3rd one as well
    Skyrim
     
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