Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

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This is it. All voting has closed and our staff have to deal with the choices that have been made. It has been VERY hard deciding the top 10 games of the last decade, but the truth is they are all no. 1.

5. Bioshock (PC, 2007)


Developer: 2K Boston (now Irrational Games)
Publisher: 2K Games
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

All the time we're told that original IPs with compelling narratives and unique individual game design don't sell. Bioshock blew that stupid idea out of the water (pun intended). A modern update to System Shock with heavy influence from the works of Ayn Rand, Bioshock seemed doomed to fail - but it didn't. Now Irrational are one of the biggest developers around and Bioshock Infinite is the Best Game of E3 2011. It all comes down to two things - the heartbreaking Big Daddy/Little Sister partnership, and THAT TWIST.

4. Fallout 3 (PC, 2008)


Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

When Bethesda resurrected the Black Isle project Van Buren in July 2004 after Interplay dissolved the project, few could have expected the game we received. Mixing the style of open ended, first-person RPG we’ve seen in The Elder Scrolls with the intricacies of the classic originals, Fallout 3 became one of the most engaging and entertaining RPGs of the decade. On offer is an interesting story, plenty of Karma choices to influence every decision you make, and a bucket-load of downloadable content taking you to new areas and giving you more quests. Fallout 3 is certainly a game to keep with you to kill time in Vault 101.

3. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC, 2006)


Developer: Bethesda Game Studios
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

The Elder Scrolls series is notorious for its well-crafted flavour of cRPG. Oblivion let the gamer step into a fantasy world and explore its open environments in the most immersive gaming experience the RPG genre has ever offered. It's only fault may be the dull main plot, but there's a lot more to do outside of it! When you are 80 hours into a game and have barely touched the sides, you know something special has happened. We could honestly tell you more stories of our time spent in Tamriel than your grandfather could of "the good old days".

2. Mass Effect 1 & 2 (X360, 2007 & 2009)

(as part of the Mass Effect trilogy)
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

The Mass Effect series is probably the most grandiose space opera known to gamers. A vast universe is offered for players to get to grips with; filled with planets to discover, alien species and companions to recruit. The action-oriented gameplay mixes with RPG elements to create a highly enjoyable experience. A choice-driven narrative held our interest from the start and has never let go. We cannot wait to engage in the next part of the story with Mass Effect 3.

1. Half Life 2 (PC, 2004)


Developer: Valve Corporation
Publisher: Valve Corporation
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 10 to 1

If this were to truly represent the game, there would be no words here, merely just crowbar sized holes in the background. Everyone’s favourite mute, Gordon Freeman, returned in 2004 in a sequel to the smash hit Half-Life, that managed to improve upon the original game in every possible way. Using the versatile and effective Source Engine, players could take advantage of the advanced physics by using the Gravity Gun - quite possibly the best weapon in the history of games. With an engaging story told not by hand-holding cutscenes but by piecing dialogue and hints together, Half-Life 2’s dystopian Earth welcomes many new members to the resistance in City 17 to this day, selling over 12 million copies and spawning two episodic expansions, with a third sought by all. Half-Life 2 is certainly a game to be remembered for years to come as a pinnacle of gaming.


It's all over. Thank goodness. Do you agree, disagree, or are all kind of meh about our list? Tell us below, we insist. Thank you very much for staying with us all week, we hope you have enjoyed the list, because it's damn near killed us trying to put it together.

With love from the Hooked Gamers team.