By Dakota Ahouse
Millions of people from around the world enjoy playing video games, whether it be retro or next generation titles. The 2010 decade had some of the best-selling video games. As we begin into 2020, let’s take a look at the top 10 video games of the 2010 decade according to gamers.
10. Fallout: New Vegasis
Fallout: New Vegasis a post-apocalyptic role-playing game by Bethesda Game Studios where the player is a courier trying to find out who tried to murder him or her. The game takes place in the Mojave Desert near a futuristic Las Vegas. The game gave me Oblivion nostalgia based on the mechanics. The gameplay, however, was difficult to handle. The bosses were hard to defeat. The story could be confusing for people who are new to the Fallout franchise. The game is available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation 3 for $10-15 depending on the system.
9. Far Cry Primalis
Far Cry Primal is a game by Ubisoft Montreal where the player is a caveman named Takaar. The game focuses on conquering and survival. The player can tame beasts from the Ice Age, such as the Sabretooth Tiger and Mammoths. The game pits the player against two types of enemies: the Izila and Udam. I loved the game and its mechanics taken from the other previous Far Cry titles. However, the game can get boring and repetitive after the endgame. It is available on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 for $20-30 depending on the system.
8. Far Cry 4
Far Cry 4 is a game by Ubisoft where the player is a man named Ajay Ghale, who is pitted into a civil war between the Golden Path and the Pagan Min regime in the fictional Himalayan country of Kyrat. The game’s mechanics are like its predecessor, Far Cry 3. The game’s story is interesting, and the open world is massive. The only thing I would complain about is that the game forces you to pick a side instead of choosing your own path. The game is available on PC, Xbox and PlayStation for $20-30 depending on the system.
Outlast is a first-person survival horror game by Red Barrels. The player is an investigative journalist named Miles Upshur, who attempts to uncover the truth about Mount Massive Asylum. The story has many twists and turns, such as becoming insane and losing a few fingers. The music makes my heart beat rapidly when I’m being chased. The voice acting is phenomenal; it sets the mood and tone of the game and its theme. The game is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch for $20.
Doom is a game that was made in 2016 by id Software and published by Bethesda. The player is an unknown man called Doom Guy, or the Doom Slayer. The game has many weapons and power up to destroy the demons of Hell. The story behind the game is phenomenal. The game franchise caused controversy for years, but that doesn’t stop fans from playing it. The game is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 for $20-60 depending on the system.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrimis a fantasy role-playing game by Bethesda Game Studios where the player is known as the Dragonborn. The game and the story behind it are excellent, but it could use some major improvements. The glitches in the game are either annoying or hilarious. Players can enhance the game through modifications. The game is full of endless fun and players from around the world enjoy it. The game is available on PC, Xbox, PlayStation and the Nintendo Switch for $20-60.
4. Luigi’s Mansion 3
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a video game created by Nintendo. The player is Luigi, the younger brother of Mario. Unlike its predecessors, the game takes place in a massive hotel where the player can hunt ghosts and collect money. Each floor of the hotel contains a unique boss. The goal of the game is to find Luigi’s friends and escape the hotel. I absolutely love the game because, unlike its predecessors, the game has an all-new cooperative feature where the second player can play as Gooigi. The story is entertaining, and the game mechanics are like its predecessors where you shine a light to capture ghosts. The game is exclusively on the Nintendo Switch for $60.
3. Portal 2
Portal 2 is a science-fiction puzzle game made by Valve. It’s the successor of Portaland the player takes the role of Chell once more. This time, the game has a new character named Wheatley who helps the player to escape Aperture Science. The game’s antagonist in the first part is an artificial intelligence named GLaDOS, who was the original antagonist of the first game. I love the game and its humorous story and cooperative mode. The game is available on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for $10-20.
2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is a game made by Nintendo. The protagonist is a warrior named Link whose sole purpose is to protect Princess Zelda from evil. The game design and graphics are unforgettable, and the characters and enemies are well thought out. I loved the game because of its world design and combat mechanics. The game is exclusive to the Wii U and Nintendo Switch for $60
1. Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
Super Smash Brothers Ultimate is the best game of the 2010 decade. The game pits characters from a variety of games to fight each other. It is popular among e-tournaments and casual gamers. I love this game because it gives me nostalgia from playing Super Smash Brothers Brawlwhen it came out for the Wii. The game mechanics are simple, and I would recommend anyone to play Smash Ultimate. The game is exclusive to the Nintendo Switch for $60.
Video games have fascinated people from all over the world. These games are highly recommended for those looking for adventure and fun.