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The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

Updated October 22, 2020 186.9k votes 10.7k voters 59.3k views177 items

List RulesOnly games released between 2010 and 2019.

With so many awesome titles and ground-breaking releases, it’s definitely been a good decade for gamers. While it might be hard to think all the back to the start of the 2010s, there's no denying epic releases like The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim helped set the stage for a whole new era of awesomeness. This list covers all the top PC, console, mobile, and arcade games from the last decade and includes everything from Apex Legends to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and more.

Some of the best games from the past decade may not be all that original; some may even be remakes of older classics. But regardless of when they were made or how much you played them, they definitely left a lasting impression. Fortnite and Overwatch are easily some of the most popular games of the 2010s, but other titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also deserve a mention.

Ever wondered what the most popular games of the last decade are? Now’s your chance to find out. Vote up all your favorite games of the 2010s.

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    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

    Metacritic score: 93/100

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    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, fantasy

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

    Metacritic score: 94/100

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    Red Dead Redemption II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Stadia

    Metacritic score: 97/100

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    The Last of Us is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    3,927
    1,568

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Survival horror

    PlatformPlayStation 4, PlayStation 3

    Metacritic score: 95/100

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  • 5
    God Of War is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    3,715
    1,487

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure, hack and slash

    PlatformPlayStation 4

    Metacritic score: 94/100

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  • 6
    Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    3,957
    1,608

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Racing video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360

    Metacritic score: 97/100

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  • 7
    Spider-Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    3,735
    1,520

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4

    Metacritic score: 87/100

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  • 8
    Batman: Arkham City is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Beat 'em up, Stealth game

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii U, OS X

    Metacritic score: 91/100

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  • 9
    The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformNintendo Switch, Wii U

    Metacritic score: 97/100

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  • 10
    Minecraft is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,698
    1,487

    Genres (Video game)Open world, Action game, Sandbox

    PlatformGNU/Linux, Xbox 360, Web browser, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh

    Metacritic score: 93/100

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  • 11
    Horizon Zero Dawn is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,442
    1,371

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows

    Metacritic score: 89/100

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  • 12
    Batman: Arkham Knight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,637
    1,485

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Metacritic score: 87/100

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  • 13
    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Fighting

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Metacritic score: 93/100

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  • 14
    Fallout: New Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,237
    1,330

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action role-playing game, Action game, Role-playing video game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3

    Metacritic score: 84/100

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  • 15
    Mass Effect 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,227
    1,325

    Genres (Video game)Third-person Shooter, Action role-playing game

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows

    Metacritic score: 96/100

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  • 16
    Borderlands 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,555
    1,600

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformWindows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X, PlayStation Vita

    Metacritic score: 91/100

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  • 17
    Fallout 4 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    2,358
    1,517

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Metacritic score: 88/100

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  • 18
    Tomb Raider is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    381
    210

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X, PlayStation 4

    Metacritic score: 86/100

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  • 19
    Call Of Duty: Black Ops II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)First-person Shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Wii U

    Metacritic score: 83/100

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  • 20
    Portal 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    1,462
    960

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game, Puzzle game, Platform game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Macintosh

    Metacritic score: 95/100

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  • 21
    Doom is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    305
    165

    Doom

    2016

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Stadia

    Metacritic score: 85/100

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  • 22
    Assassin's Creed Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing, stealth

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Google Stadia

    Metacritic score: 87/100

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  • 23
    BioShock Infinite is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    1,690
    1,140

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, OS X, Linux

    Metacritic score: 94/100

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  • 24
    Halo: Reach is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked
    1,735
    1,187

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, Vehicular combat game, First-person Shooter, Science Fiction

    PlatformXbox 360, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

    Metacritic score: 91/100

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  • 25
    Red Dead Redemption is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Video Games Of The 2010s, Ranked

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure game

    PlatformPlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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