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    Cool Top Ten Games of the 2010s

    Been seeing this a lot lately. We're diving into a new decade so let's take a look at the last ten years of gaming. List your ten favorite games released in the last decade.

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    Ohhhhh... I did not see this thread when I decided to make mine. Whoops.


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    I honestly liked how you formatted your thread better!

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    Looks like I'm going to have to start this one off.


    10.
    Catherine
    The Persona teams first foray into next gen consoles may have thrown off a few people, but the teams winning combo of awesome characters, quirky plots, and strong gameplay saw this game as a surprise hit last gen. The game follows the exploits of Vincent, a slacker programmer running away from his commitment to his long time girlfriend Katherine. When he meets a blonde bombshell named Catherine one night while having drinks, he wakes up the next morning with her in his bed, and being haunted by dreams of a terrible tower being climbed by talking sheep. Balance out Vincent's two-timing day life between the two girls in his life and his friends at the bat, while at night he faces off against the puzzle towers and its gruesome inhabitants who all want him dead. Will Vincent spurn his new mistress and come clean to his old flame? Or will he take this chance to dodge matrimony and live a carefree life with the dangerous blonde bombshell instead? This game had an awesome narrative, multiple endings, unique online features that compared your choices to other players, and some awesome block puzzles that will actually get your heart pumping. This game was quite a surprise for me, and for a lot of other people. While the changes to the Fullbody edition sound interesting, I need Atlus to learn to leave well enough alone cause the original game was pretty much on point.

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    Journey
    Art games are always the toughest sells. You either dig these types of games or you don't, and trying to explain what makes it work will either prove to be difficult, or ruin the surprise. Thatgamecompany's Journey is such a title which basically is about a wanderer revisiting the lands of their ancestors to uncover what happened to them. Sounds generic but it's pretty powerful when you finally reach the final few stages. A great musical score and visuals help cement this simple game with a unique online component and NG+. This game is also very short, but honestly its a real treasure from beginning to end. If you haven't checked it out, you really should.

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    Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    Now that I've had time to let the controversy and glow of the game die down for me, I can agree that MGSV is a problematic title. Still, I feel that this is a game of extremes much like Xenogears, when the game fails, it fails epically, but when it succeeds its almost gaming nirvana. Until Death Stranding, this was my go to "unwind game" and I'd just have fun screwing around with the missions. Kojima's established MGS mechanics blend beautifully with sandbox world design, creating a game with tons of options for the player to screw around with. The plot is a mess, but I feel we all stopped playing the series for story after MGS4 and the game does still manage to hit some powerful emotional chords throughout, even if its glued together by bat trout crazy conspiracy theories. The core game is fantastic though and has a nice feedback loop which few games can manage without serious burnt out.

    7.

    Shin Megami Tensei IV
    After waiting almost a decade, Atlus finally gives us another numbered entry in the underrated Shin Megami Tensei series which has pretty much been supplanted by the ever more popular Persona franchise. The game doesn't disappoint though, adding new mechanics to the awesome Press Turn system and giving us a beautiful 3D world and 2D battles. The plot is pretty good even if it has a tug of war nature of trying to appeal to SMT fans and Persona fans. I also apply it for trying to be more accessible for new players, and while it may be the easiest installment of the mainline games, it will still likely whoop most gamers asses.

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    Xenoblade Chronicles
    To be fair, I am overdue for a replay of this gem, I just need to fish my Wii out. Xenoblade to me embodies what I want to see out of a game, lots of creativity and enough mystery to get me to investigate it. The premise of a world built on the bodies of two dead gods is still the most intriguing of all the Xenoblade titles and the game blending of the Future-Sight ability in both its narrative and gameplay is just awesome. A great cast and a groovy musical score just seals the deal for me. If you haven't played this game yet and you love JRPGs, you owe it to yourself to check it out.

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    Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
    Course I feel Xenoblade owes a lot ot this underrated PS2 classic. The Zodiac Age adds enough changes that it pretty much feels like a different game to me and I had a complete blast going through this epic game that had restores my faith in SE back in the day and led me to this forum. If you love FFXII, you should really check this game out if you haven't already. With the exception of the difficulty curve being turned down a few notches more than I would care for, I still would consider this the definitive version of Matsuno's final contribution to the FF series.

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    Persona 5
    Need to get my praise out for this game before all of those spin-offs show up and ruin my goodwill for the game like P4. P5 was a game I was waiting for ever since I finished P4 and eager to see what else Atlus could do with the franchise. I waited almost a decade for this game, and in a rare moment of fandom, it ended up being totally worth the wait. Great premise, love the new additions to combat and the return of a few old MegaTen staples like guns and negotiations. Great cast and plot as typical of the team, and they finally got the dungeons right which had always been the series main Achilles Heel. Now that the main team is working ona new IP, it will be interesting to see what a new team will be able to do with the franchise with P6.

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    Dark Souls 3
    Now to get my new series obsession out of the way, DS3 is the end of a pretty epic trilogy of games spawned off from another underrated but fantastic PS3 game, Demon's Souls. What I love about this game is both the lore and apocalyptic setting which are beautiful to behold. Easily my favorite collection of NPCs among the souls game as well and I digged both DLC as well. It was a pretty splendid send off for the series for me. My only real gripe is that the game just feels easier than previous installments.

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    Dark Souls
    The game that started it all, Dark Souls has some of the best map/world design in a game with its incredibly interconnected setting. It takes all of the cool ideas from Demon's Souls and makes them work, adds way more customization options, and has a pretty excellent lore and setting for a dark fantasy series. It loses its footing in the last half, but still has some of the most memorable bosses and locations in the series.

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    Bloodborne
    Not a surprise if you saw my other thread. Bloodborne takes the Souls formula, takes it out of the crusty dark fantasy into a Victorian Lovecraft setting that I absolutely adore. My favorite world and setting of the Souls-like games and I love the game changing up the core combat to be more frenetic and offensive focus, kicking in my DMC roots that I've let got to waste. Stellar cast, bosses, setting, and lore. Its easily my favorite game on the PS4.

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    I've merged the threads

    Anyway:

    1. Fallout: New Vegas
    2. Stardew Valley
    3. Red Dead Redemption 2
    4. Undertale
    5. Mass Effect 2
    6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    7. Papers, Please!
    8. BioShock Infinite
    9. Nier: Automata
    10. Portal 2

    Interesting that none of the franchises that I loved going into this decade - Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Grand Theft Auto, Halo, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed and Saints Row made it into the list, especially when I was incredibly hyped for the games that were released and I enjoyed them all.

    Also yes I know, Skyrim is, well, Skyrim. But the amount of hours I've put into that game it deserves to be on the bloody list.

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    Technically the threads were different, one was the top 10 games of the decade, the other was the top game for each year in the decade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarZidane View Post
    Technically the threads were different, one was the top 10 games of the decade, the other was the top game for each year in the decade.
    It can't be undone, so let's just enjoy our new mutant baby thread until natural selection weeds it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf Kanno View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WarZidane View Post
    Technically the threads were different, one was the top 10 games of the decade, the other was the top game for each year in the decade.
    It can't be undone, so let's just enjoy our new mutant baby thread until natural selection weeds it out.
    Everything can be undone!

    ...carry on

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    I'm just gonna stay in this thread as it's too much effort to go find out what year everything released in! And my apologies to the games that probably should be on this list that I'll forget about.

    1: NieR: Automata
    2: Tales of Berseria
    3: Xenoblade Chronicles
    4: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    5: Tales of Xillia
    6: Persona 5
    7: Mass Effect 2
    8: Yakuza 0
    9: NekoPara Volumes 0-3
    10: Resident Evil 2

    Wow, no Final Fantasy on that list, and I could probably extend it to 50 games without seeing one on there. Such a shame, Square Enix really had an abysmal decade from my perspective. Still, it's been a fun 10 years, and a lot of really promising games lined up to kick off the '20s. Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy VII, Resident Evil 3, Last of Us 2 to name the obvious ones.

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    I'll just leave Falcom games out entirely for the heck of it in this list, since my list for the thread earlier this year was completely filled with Trails.

    10. Tales of Graces f
    9. The Witcher 3
    8. Final Fantasy XIV
    7. The Last of Us
    6. Yakuza Kiwami 2
    5. Xenoblade Chronicles X
    4. Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    3. Resident Evil 2
    2. Ar Tonelico Qoga
    1. Ar nosurge

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    My favorites of the decade, not necessarily the 'best' games by some critical standard (though they were all very good):

    1. Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (2010, PSP)
    2. Mass Effect 2 (2011, PS3)
    3. The Last of Us (2013, PS3)
    4. Pokemon X/Y (2013, 3DS)
    5. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2013, PS3)
    6. Fire Emblem: Awakening (2013, 3DS)
    7. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010, Wii)
    8. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017, Switch)
    9. Super Mario Odyssey (2017, Switch)
    10. Batman: Arkham City (2011, PS3)

    2013 was a very good year for games. I also notice that most of these I played before I had kids, and the other two were Nintendo games I played with them.

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    Unordered:

    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    • Super Smash Bros for Wii U
    • Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    • Rocket League
    • Dark Souls
    • Sekiro
    • Shin Megami Tensei IV
    • The Binding of Isaac
    • Battlefield: Bad Company 2

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    Mass Effect 2, Skyrim, Witcher 3, Stardew Valley, Breath of the Wild, Far Cry4/5

    I'll think more on it.


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    In no particular order:

    • Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers
    • World of Warcraft: Legion
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • The Last of Us
    • Mass Effect 2
    • The Witcher 3
    • Dragon Age Origins
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Assassin's Creed Origins


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    I doubt mine has changed since this thread was posted earlier in the year. I was pretty uncertain about it even then though. But there wouldn't be any 2019 additions to the list. I'm not even sure how many 2019 games I played, but none seemed top ten worthy.

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