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

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  1. YukidaruPunch

    YukidaruPunch GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 24, 2017
    I remember something similar rolled around this week on Twitter, but it was divided by years. Let's see if I can remember mine:
    2010: Vanquish, Bayonetta (western release)
    2011: Dark Souls
    2012: Hotline Miami
    2013: Rayman Legends, TLOU, Bioshock Infinite (I'm afraid to revisit this last one, but I can't deny how much I liked it back then)
    2014: Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze, Shovel Knight
    2015: Splatoon, Undertale
    2016: DOOM
    2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Willd, Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap
    2018: Dragon Quest XI (western release)
    2019: Sayonara Wild Hearts

    Some games end up missing when you put them like this, but it's good to remember past stuff.

    Also, it's a shame A Link Between Worlds came out in 2013, that was an absolutely packed year. 2014 was pretty barren in comparison (sans Nintendo's Wii U output, which was stellar), so I figure it would have been all-around better had it come out then.

    EDIT: Holy shit, Super Mario 3D World. 2013. That fucking year, I tell you.
    Last edited by YukidaruPunch, Nov 29, 2019
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  2. SANIC

    SANIC GBATemp's Sonic Fan in Residence, 後

    Jan 13, 2017
    United States
    Last Seen: Green Hill
    2010: Sonic Colors
    2011: Super Mario 3D Land
    2012: KH3D Dream Drop Distance
    2013: Super Mario 3D World
    2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo Wii U
    2015: Sonic Runners
    2016: Pokemon Sun
    2017: Breath of the Wild
    2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    2019: Team Sonic Racing
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  3. WhiteMaze

    WhiteMaze GBAtemp Maniac

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    Jun 16, 2013
    Flappy Bird.

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  4. CPG

    CPG Yes, Rico, Kaboom.

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    File Island
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  5. darksweet

    darksweet 5.. 4.. 3.. 2.. 1.. OMEGA FLARE

    Mar 15, 2009
    1. Final Fantasy XV
    2. Nier Automata
    3. Bloodstained
    4. Final Fantasy XII Zodiac Age
    5. Devil May Cry 5
  6. WiiU

    WiiU Lurking in the Shadows

    May 7, 2014
    Between worlds of Hyrule & Lorule
    2010: Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective (special mention Fallout: New Vegas)
    2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (special mention to Portal 2)
    2012: Dishonored (special mention to Kid Icarus: Uprising)
    2013: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate
    2014: Super Smash Bros. Wii U
    2015: Undertale
    2016: Dark Souls III
    2017: Super Mario Odyssey (special mention to Breath of the Wild)
    2018: God of War
    2019: Metro Exodus (I haven't played many 2019 games)
    Last edited by WiiU, Nov 29, 2019
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  7. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware

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    Nov 30, 2014
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    1. Operation Cobra - New 3DS
    2. Read Dead 1 - X360
    3. Dragon Quest 9 - DS
    4. BOTW - Switch
    5. Cubic Ninja - 3DS
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  8. SammyP6

    SammyP6 Member

    Aug 19, 2019
    in no particular order

    A hat in time
    Animal crossing new leaf
    Mario Oddysey
    Portal 2
    Monster hunter world
    Rocket League
  9. XDel

    XDel Author of Alien Breed: Projekt Odamex

    Jul 25, 2012
    United States
    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    Elsa Brain Surgery

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  10. HaloEffect17

    HaloEffect17 Hiya!

    Jul 1, 2015
    2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2
    2011: Super Mario 3D Land
    2012: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward
    2013: Pokémon X/Y
    2014: Mario Kart 8
    2015: Rocket League
    2016: Inside
    2017: Splatoon 2
    2018: Octopath Traveler
    2019: Pokémon Sword/Shield

    The reflection of this made me realize that I liked the 2000-2009 era better (shoutout to Sonic '06, amirite!), but this was a solid decade for sure.

    Last edited by HaloEffect17, Nov 29, 2019
  11. Xzi

    Xzi All your base are belong to the proletariat

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    Dec 26, 2013
    United States
    Spiraling Out
    2010: Fallout New Vegas
    2011: Batman Arkham City
    2012: Borderlands 2
    2013: Path of Exile
    2014: Dark Souls 2
    2015: The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt
    2016: XCOM 2
    2017: Divinity Original Sin 2
    2018: Super Smash Bros Ultimate
    2019: Disco Elysium

    Runners-up and notes:

    2010: Pokemon Soulsilver, Mario Galaxy 2, Bayonetta, Vanquish (good year for Nintendo and Platinum)
    2011: Marvel vs Capcom 3, Portal 2, Dark Souls, Bastion
    2012: Xenoblade Chronicles, Dishonored
    2013: Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto 5 (kind of a slow year)
    2014: Divinity Original Sin, Shadow of Mordor, Door Kickers
    2015: Bloodborne, Undertale, Nuclear Throne, Rocket League
    2016: Dark Souls 3, Stardew Valley, Titanfall 2, Owlboy, DOOM (tons of greats this year)
    2017: Nier Automata, Prey, Zelda BotW
    2018: Dead Cells, Monster Hunter World, God of War, Spider-Man, Dragonball FighterZ, The Messenger, Beat Saber (list goes on and on)
    2019: Fire Emblem Three Houses (insanely close second), Resident Evil 2, Sekiro, The Outer Worlds, Astral Chain, Luigi's Mansion 3, Slay the Spire, Apex Legends (this year has spoiled us)
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  12. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Narcissism in its existensiality

    Aug 15, 2012
    United States
    Noticing, aloof from it all
    Sorry about the years, I don't keep track. My favourites include from when I was around 11 to where I was around 17. So that's about 2010 to 2018:

    -All the Batman Arkham games except Asylum
    -Watch Dogs
    -AC Origins (the one game in 2019 I loved, but...)
    -Luigi's Mansion 3 (yeah. but I didn't finish it and took a break from it, so it does get repetitive towards the end, more of an honorable mention. I really like it though.)

    -AC Unity, an absolute treasure of a game. Story is alright yes, but I had a liking towards that french woman, I connected with Arno there. As for the game, I played it 5 times. People skim off the performance on this one, I have a well balanced PC for such cases, all it took was a 750ti and settings that I didn't get too greedy on but was still beautiful. The trick was not to get too caught up in details. It's true the game is very detailed, but the issue is people look into it much that you notice all the graphical issues. When the patches came, it's on and off. And from there it's closer to nitpicking, but there you haven't given the game a chance. ;)

    -Zelda BoTW.
    -Mario Kart 7, jesus was this game good.

    -Pokemon BW and BW 2, wow. Masterpieces.

    -God Of War on the PSP, the two, and the PS4 one. What to say other than a work of art and two blasts of a good time?

    -Kingdom Hearts BBS PSP, and DDD 3D. Don't argue, go suck your opinion up your darkness. ;O;

    I probably have others but it's already too much of my time. Thank you game devs and artists. Love you. <3
  13. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh

    Aug 17, 2015
    United States
    New Jersey
    Definitely Portal 2 and DDLC are in the top spots, those were like the 2 story-based games I really enjoyed
  14. Frankbel

    Frankbel GBAtemp Regular

    Feb 10, 2004
    Come on, people. Too many have forgotten about or not played The Witcher 3. That was a great game. Then I remember Mass Effect 2, great game too. Recently, Dragon Quest XI made me like a child 40 years old.
    These games made the difference for me.

    Mass Effect 2
    The Witcher 3
    Dragon Quest XI
  15. shano

    shano GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 27, 2012
    2010: Red Dead Redemption
    2011: Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    2012: Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition
    2013: The King of Fighters XIII: Steam Edition
    2014: Ultra Street Fighter IV
    2015: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood
    2016: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
    2017: Resident Evil 7
    2018: -
    2019: Resident Evil 2
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  16. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!

    Jan 4, 2015
    2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2
    2011: Mario Sports Mix
    2012: Torchlight II
    2013: Guacamelee! Gold Edition
    2014: Goat Simulator
    2015: Super Mario Maker
    2016: Pokémon GO
    2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
    2019: Magic the Gathering: Arena

    Wow, have I become a casual player? :wtf:
    However, this list is just honest, that's why Pokémon GO is there.
    Although I spent most of the time of all listed games on Torchlight II (PC) while still adding playtime on the Switch port now, the most outstanding game without any doubt is The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild! What a masterpiece! Thank you, Nintendo!

    As a sidenote: It's amazing, that many listed games are somehow playable on the Nintendo Switch (released 2017), either natively or a successor (Super Mario Maker) or by streaming from a PC to Switchroot Android.
    What a console! And what a community!

    Edit: Pretty cool that all games have an entry in the GBA Game Center so we can link to them.
    Last edited by lordelan, Nov 29, 2019
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  17. GalacticWarsHalloween

    GalacticWarsHalloween Member

    Oct 12, 2015
    Blue Resonance of the Memory
    The Dark Souls trilogy, TES V Skyrim, the Momodora games, Fallout New Vegas, Assassin's Creed III, Act of Aggression, Legend of Grimrock, and the Halloween Trick or Treat hidden object games.

    DANTENDO I Won year sub Edge mag 1996 hot topic digitiser

    Mar 10, 2019
    United Kingdom
    Can't people follow basic instructions it clearly says list Yr top game of each year in last decade and bloody hell thers even an example
  19. alexander1970

    alexander1970 GBAtemp allows me to be here

    Nov 8, 2018

    2010: Wii Party
    2011: The Elder Scrolls V - Skyrim
    2012: LEGO Lord of the Rings
    2013: Tomb Raider
    2014: Far Cry 4
    2015: ---------
    2016: Rise of the Tomb Raider
    2017: Dragon Quest VIII (3DS)
    2018: Dragon Quest XI
    2019: Resident Evil 2 Remake

    I am not really sure the Data is correct, but those were the Years I played it.:D

    Thank you.:)
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  20. DarthDub

    DarthDub Amateur Hacker

    Jan 26, 2016
    United States
    Your mom's basement.
    2010: Super Mario Galaxy 2, Sonic Colors (Wii)
    2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    2012: Katawa Shoujo
    2013: The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
    2014: Shovel Knight
    2015: The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
    2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    2018: Shenmue I & II (Americans didn't get to transfer their saves from I to II until this collection happened)
    2019: Kingdom Hearts III