Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11


Can you feel it? Nervous? Excited? We hit the top 20 and have some absolutely fantastic titles for your consideration. No joke, the next batch of ten may induce a coma from the overload of gaming ecstasy we are about to deliver.

Oddly enough, as we considered the games for the top 20 the arguments quietened down just a touch and we stopped clobbering each other with bloodied baseball bats for just a moment. The reason was because we had all realised that of the remaining 20 games left to discuss, we didn't mind the order they were put in so much as they are all equally worthy of the very top spot. No matter which way round we ordered them, the majority were still quite happy.

Needless to say, if you want us to list some phenomenal games for you to play, look no further than the next two pages. If you haven't played any one of these then we certainly recommend going back and purchasing any of these, there will be no regrets, we promise. As usual, if you have missed the earlier parts of the list, click here for entries 30-21.

20. Battlefield 2 (PC, 2005)

Developer: DICE
Publisher: EA Games
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

Battlefield 2 used the traditional Battlefield formula and refined it into an experience that perfectly combined vehicle and infantry play. While mods helped to popularize the original Battlefield experience, the sequel stood soundly on its own legs. With an awe inspiring soundtrack and absolutely gorgeous graphics, Battlefield 2 well deserves its top 50 spot.

19.Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3, 2009)

Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

While Drake's Fortune was an admirable piece of gaming amnesty - returning the platforming genre to a more familiar quality - it is Uncharted 2: Among Thieves that defines what a modern platformer should be. Oh, lest we forget there were also those merely adequate shootout sections - they're not the best but they got our blood pumping at least. Perhaps not quite as much as the sight of Chloe's backside though. In fact, forget the engaging storyline, the excellent platforming set-pieces and the gorgeous environments; Among Thieves belongs here just for allowing us to behold the most curvaceous of behinds.

18. Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox, 2005)

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Publisher: Ubisoft
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

The Tom Clancy franchise has delivered over two dozen games in the last decade but Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory is without question the most revered. Splinter Cells hero, Sam Fisher, has lost some esteem in this console generation but in 2005 he was at the top of his game in this third-person action stealth title with more gadgets than James Bond and a story worthy of the silver screen.

17. Resident Evil 4 (PS2, 2005)

Developer: Capcom
Publisher: Capcom
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

With scary as hell chainsaw-wielding maniacs, and etched in our brains boss fights, Resident Evil 4 is still one of the best horror games of the decade. Is it that you must stop to shoot your gun? Or perhaps that you are afraid to get a single scratch on pretty little Leon? Throughout the entirety (and it's a long one), this game kept gamers on the edge by finding new ways to make the player vulnerable. Even today, Resident Evil 4 stands as a must play.

16. Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2, 2002)

Developer: Rockstar North
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Top 50 Games Of The Last Decade: 20 to 11

Oh, Grand Theft Auto. The series has had such a good running this decade, it's impossible to ignore. The heavily-influenced-by-Scarface Vice City makes our list due to the phenomenal 80's soundtrack and gorgeous matching aesthetic. Tearing around the streets in a Sabre Turbo while listening to 'Video Killed The Radiostar' and shooting hawaiian-shirt wearing tourists had a certain appeal to it. Not to mention that Vice City sported a load of bikini-wearing beauties, allowed players to rampage with a chainsaw and hockey mask, and included Dennis Hopper voicing a porn film director! Say what?