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The Best Videogames of the Decade... So far.

Adam Burt
Adam Burt
Senior Developer 26 Sep 20192 minutes read

The Play team looks back at the 20-teen years of gaming, and picks their favourites. Everyone loves a top ten list.

Yesterday, @bombsfall on Twitter asked a question that has the industry talking:

Since then, the answers have come in thick and fast - from fans, journalists, and game developers themselves. But I wanted to know what the rest of the Etch Play crew thought, and what their picks would be, so there's only one thing for it: An impromptu blog post.

Here's our choices. Agree? Disagree? Let us know on Twitter!

Adam

Mass Effect 2
Telltale's The Walking Dead
Journey
Rocket League
Overwatch
Titanfall 2
The Stanley Parable
Hypnospace Outlaw
Super Meat Boy
Quiplash XL

(I could have included God of War and Celeste but I'm still playing through them, so reserving final judgment! Regrettably I haven't yet played The Last of Us, Obra Dinn, Undertale or Outer Wilds yet, but I expect I'll like them!)

Mass Effect 2 Boxart, tightly cropped

Joe B

Starcraft 2
Rocket League
CS:GO
Crusader Kings 2
Path Of Exile
Factorio
Binding of Isaac
Kerbal Space Program
Kenshi
Particle Fleet: Emergence

Rocket League artwork

Pete

Rocket League
CS:GO
Battlefield 1
Titanfall
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Sea of Thieves
The Division
SpeedRunners
Drawful 2
Overcooked

CS:GO Artwork

Mobin

FIFA 2017
Rocket League
CS:GO
Gang Beasts
Super Bomberman R
Need for Speed (2012)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
SpeedRunners
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

FIFA 2017 Artwork

Lawrence

Two Point Hospital
CS:GO
Crusader Kings 2
Factorio
Kerbal Space Program
Oxygen Not Included
Slay the Spire
Rimworld
Cities: Skylines
Stellaris

Kerbal Space Program artwork

Ben G

Assassins Creed: Black Flag
Skyrim
CS:GO
GTA 5
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Rocket League
Tom Clancy's The Division
Legend of Zelda: BOTW
Horizon Zero Dawn
Octopath Traveler

Breath of the Wild artwork

Ben J

Super Mario Odyssey  
Batman Arkham City
Batman Arkham Origins
Rocket League 
GTA 5 
Speed runners 
Tetris 99 
Injustice: Gods Among Us
Mario Kart 8 deluxe 
Drawful 2

Batman Arkham City artwork

What are yours?

We'd love to hear your answers, so send us your lists on Twitter.

One thing's for sure: It's been an incredible decade for games, and we can't wait to see what the 2020's will bring!

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