10 of the Best Games Over the Last Decade: 2010-2020
A simple question: what are 10 of the best games produced in the last 10 years? Learn more on BootyBingo website. While the question is straightforward, the answer is far from easy. In the 10 year window from 2010 to 2023 gaming has traveled light-years. What we once thought was cutting edge is now cringeworthy. Yet, while some things change for the better others remain classics.
So, here are our 10 games of the last 10 years. You are going to disagree, but that’s why gaming is so wonderful – and we love a good debate! To avoid being too contentious, we deliver these games in no particular order!
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher games are so successful that Netflix turned it into a television program – and we are sure there are many women (and men) grateful for the sight of Henry Cavill in the lead role. We chose the third version of the game as it builds on what was brilliant in the first two but with some extra RPG magickal. In this game, we follow Geralt of Rivia as he tries to find and save his adopted daughter, Ciri.
This is a vast open-world game with literally hours upon hours of gameplay.
2. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
While not all the Assassin Creed games hit the mark, this pirate-themed RPG is worth a look. It carries on with the same themes and characters as before but now Edward James Kenway is a privateer. During the starting scenes, the character switches to become a full-blown pirate and the fun really begins.
While the game is still in its parkour roots, exploring the set pieces from on high, there is a lot of naval combat and a much better story to improve the excitement levels. This is our favorite game in what is a classic franchise.
We will keep this brief… as this is an obvious choice. However, the sheer majesty of imagination it took to create this sandpit game still astounds us. It set a high bar in world creation that no-one has yet matched.
4. Gone Home
Gone Home is less well known in gaming but a classic in the genre of walking simulators. It is set in an abandoned home that appears quite ordinary, except the whole family has disappeared. Your role in the game is to walk through the scene and investigate the clues to solve the mystery.
While this sounds two-dimensional and low in action, you’d be surprised. This is a game that should be played with a virtual reality headset and motion sensors and then you will feel what immersive gaming is like. Remember, these are games from the last 10 years – while the action-orientated fast pace action of Assassin’s Creed was great for the consoles of the time, Gone Home is a more subtle development made for VR and XR.
5. Remains of Edith Finch
‘Remains of Edith Finch’ follows the same thread as Gone Home. It is another walking simulator and again is much better viewed through a VR headset. Again you explore a house and the surrounding areas and see shrines and memorials of deceased relatives that build to reveal a mystery at the heart of the game.
You need to get into these sorts of games, as we predict they will become much more common. The idea is to bring the passive world of the Hollywood film into a three-dimensional, interactive world where the gamer controls the narrative.
6. Batman: Arkham City
The Batman games are amazing and Arkham City is improved for being an open-world game that leaves you to explore and happen upon your battles. Previous Batman games were tightly devised narratives not much removed from platform games. However, this one is rich in environmental detail.
7. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
As true gaming geeks, we love the Zelda franchise of games. We love this game the most as you are given choice as to what challenges to undertake and how to complete them. There are multiple paths and tools, which means you can play the game many times and get many different outcomes. This game, for us, has become the benchmark of open-world game design – we think it will be hard to beat.
8. Pokemon Go
While it might not have been everybody’s favorite way to spend a day, the Pokemon Go game revolutionized the way the consumer thought about games. The use of augmented reality allowed for little Pokemon to appear everywhere and the user moved around to catch them. This led to some strange moments with people walking into rivers – but this is all part of the fun – right?
The game of catch and collect was so simple but so addictive. It goes to show that big immersive open worlds are all well and good, but sometimes we just want things to be straightforward and addictive.
9. Angry Birds
Talking about straightforward and addictive… angry birds. Who knew that firing birds out of a slingshot to destroy forts would be a thing. Not only are the angry birds a phenomenon but the bad piggies definitely deserve their place on the roll call of stars. Don’t ask us why this game was so popular that it spawned an animated film – but it did – and the game also wasted countless hours of most people’s lives. It was, in short, a phenomenon.
10. Doodle Jump
And then there was Doodle Jump, where you controlled a monster that shot bullets out of its trunk and killed baddies while dodging obstacles. Do we need to say more?