Top Ten Games Of The Decade — Staff Picks

2019 has come to an end and with it a decade full of great games that made us laugh, cheer, bash our fists on the table in anger and yell obscene stuff in frustration. Today we will be selecting the ten most impactful, awesome, exciting, unique, and most importantly, fun games of the decade (in a random order, because arranging them was waaaay too difficult for us). We’re also excited to hear what your favorite titles from the last decade are. Let us know in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page.

Mike – Co-founder, Chief Editor

I picked games that I felt like I played the most over the decade as well as games that I thought personally had a huge impact on the gaming universe. Some of the games, for example with PUBG, the game itself started out as a total dumpster fire but I think its effect on the gaming community was what made it a top pick for me. It pulled a lot of people into the ‘battle royale’ frenzy that still continues. Others were masterpieces to me i.e. Breath of the Wild, Witcher 3, Mass Effect 2.

Mike’s List
  • The Witcher 3
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Fortnite
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Apex Legends

Dustin – Co-founder, Financial Manager

My list is mostly based on hype and the overall gameplay experience. I looked at different genres within gaming to pick my top 10 of the decade. The games I chose are highly regarded games within their release year. They’re mostly replayable and have created many memories for players, especially me. Technology and graphics have improved over the years but we all still reminisce on great games weve played before. 
Dustin’s List
  • The Witcher 3
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim
  • The Last of Us
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Bioshock 2
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Dying Light
  • Overwatch
Auddy – Community Manager
As a Call of Duty-fan I couldn’t help but pick multiple games from that franchise. Black Ops 4, for example, gave the battle royale genre an awesome CoD spin with Blackout. Modern Warfare on the other hand has brought some interesting changes while maintaining the MW feel. Campers, snipers and the expected lobby trash talk of old paired with some innovative ideas like the night time mode, 10v10 team death matches and the tiny 2v2 gunfights, make me feel like I won’t be putting this it down for a long time to come.
Besides shooting people in the noggin ( also, sticky grenades to the face are forever pleasing) with CoD and Halo, demons are my “thing” I guess. Everything from MTG to mmorpg. The appeal of darkness is unshakeable. Nothing like a story of possession and masses of undead things. This one has such a place in my heart that I own it for 2 systems.

Lastly, I can’t make a list without at least a few racing games. Gran Tourismo 6, for example, is just car collecting at its best. Also, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) has a special place in my heart. It’s my first NFS following Most Wanted. It kept me going with car unlocks and customization. While Most Wanted will have my heart, Hot Pursuit still held its own but was disappointing as this felt like a turning point in EA’s monetization of their games.
Auddy’s List

When I got my first job as a moody teenager (around the start of this decade) I suddenly had enough money to buy most games I wanted. That’s how I started to discover just how immersive and awesome gaming could be. Many (virtual) doors opened for me in past decade as I learned that there was more to gaming than just being the best.

Minecraft taught me that being creative is just as satisfying as winning. Skyrim showed me that magical universes existed. Mount & Blade opened my eyes to a world of modding. The Witcher 3 and Mass Effect 2 showed me just how impactful an interactive story can be. And all the games in my top ten made it clear to me that gaming is more than just a hobby; it’s a way of exploring your real life by experiencing a fake one. Games enable you to connect to people, meet new friends, learn stuff about yourself, and most importantly, have tonnes of high-stakes fun without actually risking getting your head chopped off!

Yanni’s List

Before you go, we at Game Enthusiast would like to wish you an amazing new decade full of awesome gaming experiences and real life joy to balance it all out. If you want to make 2020 the year that you join our cause, you could always join our team. Check out our Discord server for more information. Of course, you could also just hang out with us, play games, share gaming news, laugh at memes, and make fun of Yanni’s accent too. Join this part of our Discord server if you’re just looking for some good ‘ol fun.


2 thoughts on “Top Ten Games Of The Decade — Staff Picks

    1. Good pick! But for me, a sissy boy, Bloodborne was too hardcore. I loved the Bloodborne light fighting elements in the Witcher which is why I picked that one (not to mention basically everything else about that game). Anything else you would’ve picked?

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