GBAtemp Exclusive What were your favorite games from this past decade?

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Nov 28, 2019.


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    As 2019 comes to a close, so does the decade. The past ten years have provided some of the best that gaming has ever had to offer, beginning with the tail-end of the seventh generation, and closing out right as companies have announced successors to their eighth generation hardware. What better way to celebrate the end of a decade than reminiscing and remembering some of the best of the best?

    So, that begs the question; what were your top ten favorites games that released from 2010 all the way to 2019? We’ll be taking a community vote, to figure out the GBAtemp community’s essential and most-loved video games from this decade.

    To clarify, games that were given a re-release or cosmetic remaster shouldn’t be considered. For example, Valkyria Chronicles released originally in 2008, but received a PC port in 2014, and a 1080p remaster for the PlayStation 4 in 2016. Neither of these newer versions of the game added new content, outside of graphical improvements, and are essentially the same game with a new coat of paint. If, however, a game was ported to a new engine, remade from the ground-up, or had substantial changes made or content added (Ratchet & Clank, Fire Emblem: Shadows of Valentia, etc) then it’s fair game. If you're confused as to when a game released, you can always check its release date on Wikipedia! (note: count the initial release date in the west, not a delayed PC port that came out the following year, or localizations that released one year in NA, but multiple years later in EU/AU).

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    This gives us a chance to have some fun, discussing some of our favorite games, explaining why we loved them, while reflecting on the previous decade. Then we can pit all the years against each other, to figure out which Pokemon game is going to win this vote, because let's face it, Pokemon always wins! Have fun!
    Discussion (147 replies)
  1. gamefan5

    gamefan5 Kid Icarus Uprising connoiseur

    Aug 29, 2010
    Somewhere in this Earth
    Has there ever been a year 0?


    Top 10:

    LoZ: Botw
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Kid Icarus Uprising
    Fire Emblem: Awakening
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Octopath Traveler
    Rayman Legends
    Disgaea 5
    Last edited by gamefan5, Nov 28, 2019
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  2. darkherobrine4u

    darkherobrine4u Advanced Member

    Mar 27, 2019
    Radiant historia was cool (even if i didnt finished the last chapter)
    Danganronpa v3 was one of the best vn ever
    I dunno if it counts but saya no uta was localised in 2013 if it counts then its the best game of this decade!
    One shot and ib are the best rpg maker games
    Persona 5 was the best rpg of this decade but its not as good as 3 and 4
    And lastly little big planet 3 beacuse of the all cool things that community made
    Edit: i forgot about ghost trick ghost detective, Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors and last window secret of the cape west also now there 10 games on my list :)
    Edit 2: now remember even more games! Quantum Conundrum, antichamber, deadly preminition, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise and no more Heroes 2 ,Sonic generations, bayonetta, driver San Francisco, murdered soul suspect,Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments, Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey,puppeteer ps3, Tokyo jungle, Steins;Gate,Dante's Inferno and many many many more!
    Last edited by darkherobrine4u, Nov 29, 2019
  3. andzalot55

    andzalot55 I'm very delicious. mmmm.

    Nov 14, 2014
    Mc Donalds.
    Witcher 3
    Devil May Cry 5
    Neptunia VII/VIIR
    Senran Kagura Estival Versus
    Kingdom Hearts 3
    Azure Striker 1 & 2
    Luminous Avenger iX
    Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
    Monster Hunter World
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  4. masagrator

    masagrator The developper

    Oct 14, 2018
    2010: Mafia 2
    2011: Portal 2
    2012: Far Cry 3
    2013: BioShock Infinite
    2014: Valiant Hearts
    2015: Witcher 3
    2016: Persona 5
    2017: NieR Automata
    2018: Octopath Traveler
    2019: God Eater 3 (only game from 2019 that I've finished :D)

    I hate myself because I would want to bring at least 3 games to each one (except 2019), but I've decided to choose games that I remember the most.
    Last edited by masagrator, Nov 29, 2019
  5. CPG

    CPG Yes, Rico, Kaboom.

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    File Island
    Overwatch was the best team based fps, with TF2 coming in an extremely close 2nd.
    Digimon world cybersleuth and bowser's inside stories are my favourite RPG.
    and my favourite game overall was either Undertale, Minecraft or Overwatch.
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  6. relauby

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    2010: Deadly Premonition
    2011: Catherine
    2012: Persona 4 Golden
    2013: Papers, Please
    2014: Wasteland 2
    2015: Rocket League
    2016: Doom
    2017: What Remains of Edith Finch
    2018: God of War
    2019: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
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  7. Pokem

    Pokem GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 22, 2016
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    Let’s see... out of everything, the game I’ve had the most fun playing this decade is probably Danganronpa V3.
    As much as I don’t like how the story turned out, I love the gameplay.

    I also love the Tomb Raider reboot by Square Enix
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  8. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

    Feb 20, 2010
    2010: God of War 3
    2011: Portal 2
    2012: Telltale Walking Dead
    2013: The Last of Us
    2014: Mario Kart 8
    2015: Metal Gear Solid V
    2016: Final Fantasy XV
    2017: Zelda Breath of the Wild
    2018: God of War
    2019: Kingdom Hearts 3
  9. SANICspeed

    SANICspeed Member

    Apr 8, 2019
    in the order I like them best(to lazy for years):

    Lethal League Blaze
    Portal 2
    Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    Hollow Knight (can't wait for Silksong tho)
    Enter the Gungeon
    Astral Chain
    Shovel Knight
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  10. 1MiinMofo

    1MiinMofo GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 29, 2019
    Rocksmith 2014 Remastered
    Rock Band 3
    Super Mario Galaxy 2
    Xenoblade Chronicles
    Just Dance 4
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    Donkey Kong Country Returns
    Kirby's Epic Yarn
    Red Steel 2
    Rayman Origins

    Great decade!
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  11. Sinon

    Sinon "AutumnWolf!"

    Sep 15, 2015
    Costa Rica
    -Nier Automata
    -Kirby Planet Robobot
    -Hollow Knight
    -Xenoblade Chronicles X
    -A Hat In Time (Boop!)
    -Xenoblade Chronicles
    -Gravity Rush
    -Gravity Rush 2
    -Shovel Knight
    -Luigi's Mansion 2/Dark Moon
    -Luigi's Mansion 3
    -Kid Icarus: Uprising
    -Super Mario Galaxy
    -Super Mario Galaxy 2
    -The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
    -Ghost Trick: Phantom detective
    -Ori & The Blind Forest
    -Xenoblade Chronicles 2
    -Project Zero/Fatal Frame 2 Wii Edition
    -Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    -Donkey Kong Country Returns and Tropical Freeze
    -Dragon Quest XI

    And finally...


    SUPER MARIO BROS 2 and KNACK 2!:toot:

    Nah jk... or am I? :tpi:
    Last edited by Sinon, Nov 29, 2019
  12. RedoLane

    RedoLane GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 16, 2016
    Too many!

    Jokes aside, i don't really have top favorites from most years(as far as i remember), so i'll just write whatever's in my mind:

    2010: Donkey Kong Country Returns
    2011: Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
    2012: SSX(for PS3)
    2013: Ni No Kuni
    2014: Freedom Planet
    2015: Evoland 2
    2016: Doom(reboot)
    2017: Sonic Mania
    2018: Dragon Quest XI
    2019: Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    Last edited by RedoLane, Nov 29, 2019
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  13. hybrid -x1

    hybrid -x1 GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 28, 2009
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    -No More Heroes 1 & 2 (Wii)
    -Destiny 1 (PS4)
    -Dark Souls 3 (PS4)
    -BloodBorne (PS4)
    -Animal Crossing; New Leaf (3DS)
    -PokeMon X/Y (3DS)
    -Red Dead Redemption 2 {Campaign ONLY} (PS4)
    -Sonic Mania (Switch)
    -Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 1 & 2 (PS4)
    -Miiverse (Wii U)

    AND waaaaaaaaaay to many more to list. Comments above mine have posted a vast amount of my favorites though!

    Edit; My account is 10 years old today? Damn oh damn. I joined because of the amazement of Smash Bros Brawl customs and mods which lead me into the Wii Homebrew scene :P
    Last edited by hybrid -x1, Nov 29, 2019
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  14. Issac

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    Oh dear... I will have to think really hard about which games I've even played and from which year they were :o
    And since I haven't really played all that many games, maybe my picks will be odd in some people's eyes ^_^
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  15. Uiaad

    Uiaad GBAtemp's resident guinea pig

    Dec 23, 2008
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    @Issac don't worry mate, i know my picks will be pretty odd in most people's eyes lol
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  16. SexySpai

    SexySpai xdddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd

    Jun 16, 2018
    United States
    your mom lol
    2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2
    2011: Kirby's Return to Dream Land
    2012: uh honestly idk this year was kinda lame for me
    2013: Kirby Triple Deluxe
    2014: Super Smash Bros for Wii U (fuck 3ds)
    2015: Undertale + Super Mario Maker
    2016: Kirby Planet Robobot
    2017: Sonic Mania + Cuphead
    2018: Kirby Star Allies + Mega Man 11
    2019: Super Smash Bros Ultimate (close enough to 2019 as i can get)

    Here's to another 10 years of gaming!
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  17. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 12, 2014
    Man, I can barely think of games that defined the last decade for me (even though I enjoyed playing a good amount of them, it didn't feel as exciting as the stuff from before 2010), but I sure as hell can list a lot of abominations that I wouldn't dare to play, even if I was paid in gold for doing so.

    Just to name a few of them:

    Star Wars Battlefront 2
    Mass Effect 3 and Andromeda
    Duke Nukem Forever
    Fallout 76
    Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5
    Umbrella Corps
    Metroid Prime Federation Force
    Agents of Mayhem
    Any new Need For Speed game

    God of War (might be an unpopular opinion, but to me it's just a The Last of Us clone with awfully slow gameplay)
    Last edited by Axido, Nov 29, 2019
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  18. ignare

    ignare GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 9, 2019
    United States
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
    Zero Time Dilemma
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  19. m_babble

    m_babble Elder Phantom

    Dec 12, 2004
    United States
    Hotline Miami
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    Shovel Knight
    Super Mario Odyssey
    Hollow Knight
    Dream Daddy
    Blaster Master Zero
    Ape Out
    Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night
    Dragon Quest XI S
    The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    Pony Island
    Kirby: Planet Robobot
    River City: Tokyo Rumble
    Super Mario 3D World
    Alan Wake
    Max Payne 3
    Killer Queen
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  20. CeeDee

    CeeDee Oh, fishsticks. I'm nauseous...

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    not in any particular order, but:

    Minecraft, Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove, UNDERTALE, Breath of the Wild, Hat in Time, Sonic Mania Plus, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Maker 2, Splatoon 2

    Wanted to do a yearly list but some years were pretty dead and 2017 had too many.
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