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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 8:59:45 AM
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Best Game of the 2010s so far?(2010-2018) - Results (0 votes)
League of Legends
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Overwatch
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Undertale
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Mass Effect 2
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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
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Grand Theft Auto 5
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Fortnite
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Pokemon Go
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Super Smash Bros for Wii U
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What has been the game of the decade so far?(2010-2018)

For me, even though it was released in 2009, it has to be League of Legends. It has had the greatest impact on the decade, was the most influential. Really was the game that thrust esports into the mainstream, you even see Esports ads and highlights on ESPN now.

1) League of Legends
2) Overwatch
3) Grand Theft Auto 5
4) Undertale
5) Pokemon Go

I think this is what I would go with.

Games not in the poll(was limited to 10) that I would include are:

The Witcher 3
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Journey
Dark Souls
The Last of Us
Hearthstone
Dota 2
Xenoblade Chronicles
Persona 5
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MZero11
10/12/18 9:00:25 AM
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Persona 5
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 9:04:55 AM
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MZero11 posted...
Persona 5


think its top 10 worthy? Maybe I shoulda put it on the list.
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shane15
10/12/18 9:05:07 AM
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It's amazing how overlooked the Yakuza series is. Anyway i vote Yakuza 0.
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ninkendo
10/12/18 9:06:04 AM
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 9:07:21 AM
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ninkendo posted...
Red Dead Redemption


really? I saw my brother play through that game... it seemed good not great.
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Evillordexdeath
10/12/18 9:08:52 AM
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Dark Souls
LetsGoPikachu25
10/12/18 9:11:09 AM
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The answer is obvious Breath....

Which redefined 2 genres and for that matter redefined what a great game is.

But the fact the probable second wasn't even LISTED says a lot about you.
th3l3fty
10/12/18 9:12:13 AM
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La-Mulana
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 9:13:28 AM
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LetsGoPikachu25 posted...
The answer is obvious Breath....

Which redefined 2 genres and for that matter redefined what a great game is.

But the fact the probable second wasn't even LISTED says a lot about you.


wait what's the 2nd one? Persona 5?
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MZero11
10/12/18 9:16:57 AM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
MZero11 posted...
Persona 5


think its top 10 worthy? Maybe I shoulda put it on the list.


Best game of the decade and 2nd best all time! Although none of my top 4 are on the list...

Persona 5
Final Fantasy XV
Dragon Quest XI
Nier Automata

Not sure what I would put at #5 though
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LetsGoPikachu25
10/12/18 9:19:18 AM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
LetsGoPikachu25 posted...
The answer is obvious Breath....

Which redefined 2 genres and for that matter redefined what a great game is.

But the fact the probable second wasn't even LISTED says a lot about you.


wait what's the 2nd one? Persona 5?


Odyssey.

And if you need further extrapolating on WHICH Odyssey you are a lost cause anyway.
neonreaper
10/12/18 9:28:17 AM
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Skyrim. Then a bunch of the multiplayer shooters and arena games. Then Zelda.
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malyg
10/12/18 9:38:02 AM
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Xenoblade Chronicles
Axl_Rose_85
10/12/18 9:39:00 AM
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Abstain due to mostly terrible poll options
STElNER
10/12/18 9:39:26 AM
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i voted for ME2 but my feeling is RDR is the most common answer
VeryInsane
10/12/18 9:44:05 AM
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When it comes to gaming significance and influence its probably either Skyrim or Minecraft
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Dark Silvergun
10/12/18 9:45:27 AM
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Dark Souls II - Original PS3 Release predating Scholar of the First Sin version.
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Ashethan
10/12/18 9:49:30 AM
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Grand Theft Auto V.

Persona 5 would get it if the cast had a bit more chemistry and you didn't have a cat telling you to go to bed early every time you wanted to do something. Still a great game, though.
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TheCodeisBosco
10/12/18 9:56:12 AM
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Super Mario Odyssey always gets snubbed from these. :(
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NeoElfboy
10/12/18 10:02:01 AM
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From that list, Undertale. A game that both has things to say and is damn good at saying them. Gameplay's fun too as a bonus.

My own list is probably something like:

-Fire Emblem Fates
-Undertale
-Kid Icarus: Uprising
-Super Mario 3D World
-Nier Automata
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swordz9
10/12/18 10:04:11 AM
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Of the stuff Ive played Overwatch and it isnt even close
KujikawaRising
10/12/18 10:08:22 AM
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A Hat in Time needs more love.

Your list is terrible.
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MrSmartGuy
10/12/18 10:13:05 AM
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A poll is a really dumb way to go about this. That's basically asking "out of the thousands of fantastic games, of which any could be your favorite, pick one of these 10 that are really popular on not-GameFAQs".

My vote goes to Bloodborne.

Honorable mentions:
Super Mario Odyssey
Uncharted 3
Danganronpa 2
Horizon: Zero Dawn
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 10:13:38 AM
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TheCodeisBosco posted...
Super Mario Odyssey always gets snubbed from these. :(


what's dat?
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Johnbobb
10/12/18 10:14:09 AM
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Journey
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SuperNiceDog
10/12/18 10:14:09 AM
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swordz9 posted...
Of the stuff Ive played Overwatch and it isnt even close


Overwatch is a fantastic game.
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LetsGoPikachu25
10/12/18 10:16:02 AM
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SuperNiceDog posted...
TheCodeisBosco posted...
Super Mario Odyssey always gets snubbed from these. :(


what's dat?


The second best game of the fucking decade...
banananor
10/12/18 10:16:09 AM
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VeryInsane posted...
When it comes to gaming significance and influence its probably either Skyrim or Minecraft

minecraft is a good call

in terms of broad popularity, i'd put minecraft and skyrim up there

in terms of influence on the industry, i'd put minecraft and demon's/dark souls up there

and it's true, league of legends probably has to be on those lists as well. minecraft vs. LoL?
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banananor
10/12/18 10:16:54 AM
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but if we're talking quality/whether you'd put them on a 'must play' list, all bets are off
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TexasZea
10/12/18 10:22:42 AM
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overwatch or the witcher 3 probably

also a nuanced shoutout to portal 2
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Girugamesh
10/12/18 10:31:54 AM
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Skyrim from the poll

I think my actual vote would be for Dark Souls.

Also good:
Mass Effect 2
Bloodborne
Witcher 3
Persona 5
Nier Automata
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ninkendo
10/12/18 10:41:24 AM
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Red Dead Redemption was so good that it trumped Super Mario Galaxy as my game of the year for 2010 which I never would have thought possible. Most people agreed it was the best game of last-gen

Still rockstars best game to date
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LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 10:46:19 AM
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ninkendo posted...
Red Dead Redemption was so good that it trumped Super Mario Galaxy as my game of the year for 2010 which I never would have thought possible. Most people agreed it was the best game of last-gen

Still rockstars best game to date


Quite confident if you took all the game of the years across the spectrum of last gen that Skyrim or DA Inquisition would win amongst most people.

But RDR is the best Rockstar game ever unquestionably.
XIII_rocks
10/12/18 10:47:01 AM
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Idk

Maybe Mass Effect 3 for me
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MrSmartGuy
10/12/18 10:50:37 AM
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I'd take GTA5 over RDR easy tbqh.

Not saying RDR wasn't good, because it was great, but I dunno where this wave of people saying it's game-of-the-gen started coming from a few years ago.
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CasanovaZelos
10/12/18 11:05:19 AM
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I've been trying to tackle the top 100 of this top 1000 list I found; I find there are quite a few obvious picks there that are missing in this poll.

Here's the list:
http://playthatgame.co.uk/?action=mainlist

Here are the 2010s games in the top 100:
1. Mass Effect 2 (#15 all-time)
2. Red Dead Redemption (#20)
3. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (#21)
4. The Last of Us (#25)
5. Portal 2 (#28)
6. Minecraft (#31)
7. Grand Theft Auto V (#35)
8. The Witcher 3 (#47)
9. Dark Souls (#50)
10. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (#64)
11. Journey (#66)
12. The Walking Dead (#75)
13. Batman: Arkham City (#82)
14. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#88)
15. Overwatch (#97)

I think all 15 of these are worthy to varying levels, though I'd probably skip over the ones that are obviously revisiting old formulas when discussing the one 'big' game. (And Minecraft is in this weird zone of really being from 2009 but officially released in 2011 or something...)

To me, the ones that have left the biggest impact (as far as influencing future game design) seem to be Dark Souls and The Walking Dead, perhaps Journey. But I think the latter two are key examples of having more impact than truly being great games in themselves, as I'd easily argue that they have been outdone by their followers (Life is Strange and Edith Finch, for example).

So, for me, the answer is likely Dark Souls. While it's following Demon's Souls' formula, it did it to greater success and wider discussion. To be an era-defining work, something has to be both boundary-pushing and at the top of its field, and I think Dark Souls is the clearest example. A lot of the rest are just varying takes on the idea of 'open world,' which makes it harder to really narrow down to just one.
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STElNER
10/12/18 11:08:03 AM
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CasanovaZelos posted...
1. Mass Effect 2 (#15 all-time)
2. Red Dead Redemption (#20)


wow can we go back to my post a second
ninkendo
10/12/18 11:09:52 AM
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STElNER posted...
i voted for ME2 but my feeling is RDR is the most common answer

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GranzonEx
10/12/18 11:10:04 AM
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Witcher 3 > GTAV > RDR

people tend to forget that GTAV came out last gen
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LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 11:11:15 AM
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MrSmartGuy posted...
I'd take GTA5 over RDR easy tbqh.

Not saying RDR wasn't good, because it was great, but I dunno where this wave of people saying it's game-of-the-gen started coming from a few years ago.


I dont think its even top 3.... but its god damn in the running (and definitely better than anything GTA ever did).

One thing right off the bat is last gen was pretty damn horrible for Nintendo. And thats something that ALWAYS has something high for best game of the gen easy, many times outright winning it. The amount of amazing games on SNES, N64, GCN, is staggering, and while the Wii didnt have tons, the ones it did have (Galaxy) are some of the best games ever made. Last gen their best game was a handheld in Link Between Worlds. And their best console game was probably Tropical Freeze. It should be obvious that that isnt winning game of gen any time soon. And filling that hole N left.... shitty Indy games....

So yeah, its easy to see why RDR is considered one of if not the best. Its going against terrible shit like Undertale and that stupid game where you sweep dust...
LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 11:13:03 AM
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GranzonEx posted...
Witcher 3 > GTAV > RDR

people tend to forget that GTAV came out last gen


No.... they probably just remember it wasnt that good.
GranzonEx
10/12/18 11:14:01 AM
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none of your Nintendo games are that good
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LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 11:15:01 AM
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GranzonEx posted...
none of your Nintendo games are that good


Hilarious, troll...
ninkendo
10/12/18 11:15:43 AM
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GTA V is very good but your mileage varies based on each character like Franklin is nowhere near as good as Michael or Trevor

But RDR I find John Marston to be better than all of them and the story was great from beginning to end with one of the best endings ever
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ninkendo
10/12/18 11:16:47 AM
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LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 11:18:07 AM
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ninkendo posted...
GTA V is very good but your mileage varies based on each character like Franklin is nowhere near as good as Michael or Trevor

But RDR I find John Marston to be better than all of them and the story was great from beginning to end with one of the best endings ever


The ENDING of RDR is better than literally every moment combined of 3, Vice City, San Andreas, IV and V.

RDR just kills it.
CasanovaZelos
10/12/18 11:23:00 AM
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RDR is in this weird position for me where I feel like I didn't adore it as much in the process of playing it, but I think about it in retrospect a lot more than a lot of other, similar games?

It probably is just what I said above, by the time I played RDR, no matter how great it was, I had the same type of experience many times before. So even if I can recognize it as one of the best open world games, that doesn't hit me as hard as something like Dark Souls which feels entirely fresh.

Same thing with FPS games when I look through that list for the 2000s. Halo 2 and 3 being there just feels excessive, even if they clearly were both huge and had a lot of impact on their own.
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LetsGoSquirtle7
10/12/18 11:29:38 AM
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CasanovaZelos posted...
RDR is in this weird position for me where I feel like I didn't adore it as much in the process of playing it, but I think about it in retrospect a lot more than a lot of other, similar games?

It probably is just what I said above, by the time I played RDR, no matter how great it was, I had the same type of experience many times before. So even if I can recognize it as one of the best open world games, that doesn't hit me as hard as something like Dark Souls which feels entirely fresh.

Same thing with FPS games when I look through that list for the 2000s. Halo 2 and 3 being there just feels excessive, even if they clearly were both huge and had a lot of impact on their own.


Halo 2 being on any top 100 list that isnt top 100 worst is certainly excessive.

Halo 2 is a bad game. Please understand, Im not saying Halo 2 wasnt a good game, nor am I saying Halo the series is bad. I am saying its an ACTUAL bad game. Not mediocre, not disappointing, bad. Combat Evolved is one of the best (maybe the best) FPS ever and 3 was a very very good game in its own right.

2 is shit.
MrSmartGuy
10/12/18 11:33:51 AM
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If I want to play a story-driven game, I'm not looking at Rockstar to deliver on that. RDR is definitely the best story they've ever told, but the bar for that is not set high.

I play Rockstar games to fuck around with the world, and RDR is....... decent with that? I recall having a blast lassoing people and dragging them around on my horse a lot. Beyond that, the stuff I remember most fondly is that guy on youtube that kept getting glitched people in his game, like that amazing donkey lady video.

In GTA5, I spent a good hour one time walking down the sidewalk, then jumping into moving cars in front of cops so they would pull the driver out and kill them. I loved hijacking bulldozers and picking up other people's cars and driving them down the road. There's just so much you can do to fuck with the rules of that game's world. I spent mutliple full days doing stupid shit that didn't make me any money or progress anything in the game whatsoever, just to make myself laugh, and it was a blast. And you could do a lot of that stuff online with friends.

When I look back on both games, I tend to remember the story in RDR as my favorite part, but I didn't have as much fun with that as I did with all my favorite parts of any of the GTA games.
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