Since we had a lot of success with our top 20 films of the decade so far list, we decided to take a look at some of the best video games of the 2010s so far.
Of course, we will update this list more promptly early 2016 to include the games from this year, with “Bloodborne” looking really strong it may make an appearance.
With the decade half over, and a not-so-smooth transition into the next console generation, we still have some strong video games on this list. So here are the top 20 Video Games of the decade so far:
Top 20 Video Games 2010 – 2015
Red Dead Redemption
Grand Theft Auto V
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The Last of Us
Mass Effect 2
The Walking Dead: A Telltale Game Series
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Batman: Arkham City
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Dark Souls II
Super Mario 3D World
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Mario Kart 8
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Little Big Planet 2
God of War 3
SN: “Bloodborne” scores high with game critics
We are still in an odd dark period with next-generation gaming. With few outstanding exclusives on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 it’s hard not to see why the real dominant gaming device of this generation is PC.
Last year, the most advertise and anticipated game was “Destiny” which earned lukewarm reviews and didn’t make it into our top 10 for this year’s M10 Awards.
“Dragon Age: Inquisition” ended up being arguably 2014’s strongest game, which no one really expected or saw coming. This year’s early high score goes to another under-advertised game, which happens to be an exclusive for Sony – and that’s “Bloodborne.”
“Bloodborne” has earned a stunning 93 on Metacritic with 58 reviews accounted for. Other notable games that earned a 93 are “Minecraft,” “BioShock Infinite,” Fallout 3,” Soul Calibur II,” “God of War II,” and “Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell.”
92 was the highest score on Metacritic for a console game that wasn’t a remake, or an iOS game, and that went to “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” an exclusive for the Wii U.
This kind of score easily brings “Bloodborne” to the top of the “Best of 2015” list, but what can rival it? “Batman: Arkham Knight?” “Tom Clancy’s The Division?”
A lot of M10 Award categories were really close this year. 2014 was a great year for movies, video games, and television shows alike. In the end “Boyhood,” “True Detective,” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition” won the top 3 prizes.
See all our winners below listed along their competitors in bold.
Goodbye to Language
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Under the Skin
Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.
In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.
In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.
In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.
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What a bizarre year for video games. Was the first year of the next generation a success? Well, it was different.
Nintendo probably has the greatest story here. Back in March we wrote about their struggling profits and what a world without Nintendo may look like after unveiling their new console – the Wii U. BBC news had reported that Nintendo executives took pay cuts, in the 20-30% range, including president President Satoru Iwata who took a 50% pay cut after disappointing sales of the Wii U.
All of these projections implied a bleak future for one of the eldest video game company. So it feels refreshing to make an easy case that the Wii U had the best exclusive titles of 2014.