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Game of the Decade 2010-2019

by RPGWatch, 2020-03-02

Here is the top 50 of the Game of the Decade voting for the decade of 2010-2019 as voted by our members.

First Place: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

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Ranking at the top is The Witcher 3, which also won the Game of the Year award in 2015.

The Witcher 3 has been improved upon in the add-ons that became available after the game was released. The result not only reminded us exactly how an RPG should be made, and what we want in one, but it's shown us what CDPR can do in an open-world setting. In other words, it's exactly what we asked for, and hopefully it can be translated into a new Game of the Decade candidate in Cyberpunk 2077.



Second Place: Divinity: Original Sin 2, Pathfinder: Kingmaker, Skyrim

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A total of three games ended at a second place

Divinity Original Sin 2 was Game of the Year in 2017 and like The Witcher 3, it has won awards by the wagon load from all manner of gaming websites and magazines. The visuals, the art, the voice overs and the soundtrack are all of very high quality and what they've learned will hopefully also bring us a new Baldur's Gate game contending with CDPR for a game in the next Game of the Decade.



In 2018 the isometric role-playing game Pathfinder: Kingmaker was Game of the Year. Although a buggy release, the game has improved a lot and is the closest thing to a modern Baldur's Gate with some kingdom management in it as well. The game features great character creation, challenging RTwP-combat, interesting party members, a good story with many choices and consequences. With a new game coming, the future looks good for those who liked Pathfinder: Kingmaker.


Skyrim won Game of the Year in 2011. For so many, the sheer enormity of content in a huge open world is utterly compelling. They aren't perfect but like no other games, the Elder Scrolls games allow players to live in a fantasy world and it comes with plenty of mods to continue playing the game, probably until a next game will be released in the Elder Scrolls series.



The complete ranking

The following table shows the results of the voting by our members.

Game of the decade 2019-2020
1 The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 65%

Divinity: Original Sin 2
Pathfinder: Kingmaker

Divinity: Original Sin
Fallout: New Vegas
Wasteland 2
8 Pillars of Eternity 26%
9 Pillars of Eternity: Deadfire
The Age of Decadence
12 Elex 19%
13 Dragon Age: Inquisition
Drakensang: The River of Time
Kingdom Come Deliverance
Mass Effect 2
The Witcher 2
18 Dark Souls
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Fallout 4
Lords of Xulima
Shadowrun: Dragonfall
Torment: Tides of Numenera
24 Battle Brothers
Disco Elysium
Might & Magic X Legacy
Shadowrun: Hong Kong
X-Com 2
29 Alpha Protocol
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
King's Bounty: Crossworlds
Legend of Grimrock
Mass Effect 3
The Outer Worlds
Shadowrun Returns
Dark Souls 2
Dark Souls 3
Dragon Age Origins: Awakening
Grim Dawn
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel
X-Com: Enemy Unknown
47 Assassin's Creed: Odyssey
Darkest Dungeon
Legends of Eisenwald
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