My 15 Most Important Video Games of the Decade: Full List

What follows is a the complete top fifteen list I posted over the past five days. In case anyone came to this late and wanted to just see the whole thing in one go rather than clicking around a bunch of links. The following is a top 15 list of the most important video games of the decade, not a critical or quality one. Rather, it’s the games that meant the most to me on a personal level.

Some of these were very time and place experiences that I might not readily go back to. But they all meant a lot to me at some point in this past ten years and I just wanted to share that all with everyone before I get swamped with games I never end up playing this decade.

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My Most Important Video Games of the Decade: #15 – #13

Most bloggers and news outlets really jumped the gun with this one. From as early as November, I was seeing all kinds of “X of the Decade” posts popping up. But, surely, if you’re going to rate a bunch of things from within a decade, you should wait until the decade is actually over. Because, y’know, hindsight.

Is that all one big fat piece of self justification, so I don’t feel bad about not writing my own best of the decade list around the same time? It’s certainly possible, but let’s be real, I’d written 20 articles in December listing my favourite video games and anime of just 2010, there was no way I was going to write another list for the decade and feel great about it at the same time.

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Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #2

Today I talk about the best loser. The game that almost won this little award ceremony of mine but still ultimately failed… I can’t even pretend to be serious… These games I’ve got to talk about in my top three are all games I loved. Being number two is never anything to be ashamed of. Unless you’re a crazy person. This is a game I would have happily given my number one slot to on a different year for all it’s achieved.

Wooderon Games of the Year 2018: #2

It was a real toss up between this game and the one following, I flipped them over several times before eventually settling on this order. They’re two very different games that both managed to be refreshing and transformative for their franchises. I’m probably tipping my hand a little too much there, but hell with it, you can probably guess where this is going anyway by this point.

But first:

#10: Dead Cells

#9: Into the Breach

#8: Dragon Ball FighterZ

#7: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age

#6: Forza Horizon 4

#5: Spyro Reignited Trilogy

#4: Red Dead Redemption 2

#3: Spider-Man

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