PlayStation.Blog Game of the Decade: The Winners

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PlayStation.Blog Game of the Decade: The Winners

From thousands of incredible options, these are the games you chose as the best of the 2010s

As the 2010s drew to a close, we asked you to scan through an impressive list of games and choose three that stood out as the best of the past 10 years. Now, the votes are in, the winners are known, and it’s time to share your pick for game of the decade.

But why stop with just the top choice? We’ve also gathered the top 20 entries, which combine to form one hell of a list. How many of your picks are below?

The Last of Us
Platinum Trophy Winner

When we started the poll, we had a feeling we’d see Joel and Ellie near the top. Turns out the characters, drama, and grisly action in The Last of Us left such an unforgettable impression on players that it received over 11% of all votes to become the Game of the Decade Platinum winner.

God of War
Gold Trophy Winner

Kratos’ legendary journey wowed the world and brought home all manner of awards in 2018. Today, it proudly brandishes the Gold trophy atop a mountainous list of incredible games.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Silver Trophy Winner

Players tossed a vote to their Witcher enough times to earn it a Silver trophy. Like God of War, Wild Hunt won many awards in its release year and remains a popular adventure to this day.

Grand Theft Auto V
Bronze Trophy Winner

With a vast open world, standout characters, and a consistently updated online experience, it’s no surprise to see GTA V take the Bronze trophy and round out your top choices for Game of the Decade.

PS Blog Game of the Decade: The Full List
  1. The Last of Us
  2. God of War
  3. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  4. Grand Theft Auto V
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  7. Horizon Zero Dawn
  8. Bloodborne
  9. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man
  11. Persona 5
  12. Dark Souls
  13. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  14. NieR: Automata
  15. Death Stranding
  16. Red Dead Redemption
  17. Mass Effect 2
  18. Fortnite
  19. Batman: Arkham City
  20. Resident Evil 2

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  • Arkham City should’ve been higher.

    • Yeah, can’t believe Fortnite is supposedly better than Arkham City

    • I can’t even believe that fortnite made the list.

    • How tf Fort nite on the list

    • Ya Batman Arkham city was a good game but nobody ain’t gonna mention that uncharted always gets looked over by the last of us

    • @ Stxlth_zex-YT when you have 150k+ views every day on Twitch that makes you popular, so it is understandable why it is on the list =)

    • Where is subnautica or minecraft ?

    • I’m surprised that Red Dead Redemption 2 didn’t make a higher place, but at least it’s on the list. If it wasn’t on the list than that’s when I would’ve had a problem.

    • How did Minecraft not make it but fortnite

    • WhY iS gAmE wItH 80 miLLiOn PLaYeRs So PoPuLaR?

      (No I don’t play it either, but it’s kinda obvious how it made it on there)

    • I’m a little upset uncharted 3 didn’t make the list. ;(

    • I’m not surprised but I reckon dead by daylight should have been close

    • I agree. i dont know how arkham city isnt in the top 5 or so.

    • Great selection and congrats to the winners… my favorite was God Of war and I’m happy with the Gold Award…

    • Reminder to those saying “Minecraft should be on here” It was made in 2009… that comment doesn’t make sense…..that is all.

    • Are you kidding me? RE2 should have been in the top 5.
      I agree with #1, but man I missed the vote.

    • Yeah Arkham should be higher. Also bo2 is so overrated I didnt expect it to make it here.

    • the last of us way overrated too.

    • I’ve never even played GTA V or Fortnite, but it should be obvious to anyone who follows the industry that Skyrim, Fortnite and GTA V are on a totally different level than the other titles on this list.

    • I agree Arkham should have been top ten easily

    • Blasphemy! No Rocket League?

    • I have played most of the games on this list.i agree with the bias claim.and hope we get much better results with new war gaming development. Such as hunter killer sub games and strategic realistic ideologies that make your brain work over time.but something we can control. And enjoy! Thes games are great. But not very realisticly formated. Come on ps4 .make us all happy .have categories. Best war game.or best space game best fighting sports game. Then you can give a gold to ea catagorie silver and so on. And batman is cooler than fortnite.and watch out for predator hunting be the goat. And win the gold. I hope i hope i hope.

    • what about minecraft

    • Fallout 76 has them all beat.

    • Wow love the games I play
      Ghost recon. Wow
      Sorry to b off yr story….

      But u guys theres a game I
      Cant find … Checkers .Chess is there a couple different names altra chess pure chess…CHECKERS same board as chess. Not the same game.!
      Anyways it’s not n the ps store.

  • God of War III should be on this list.

  • They should bring back BO2

  • Where is borderlands 2?

  • Great list. Fully agree with No.1 and No.2 and it would be hard for me to put one higher than the other. Glad to see Spider-Man, Horizon, and Bloodborne so high too. Also nice to see Persona 5, Nier Automata, and Death Stranding make it into the top 20.

  • We just going to ignore the fact that a Yakuza game wasn’t mentioned on the list and the fact that Fortnite is better than resident evil 2 and batman Arkham city

  • I believe that Dark souls 3 should be on here

    • Honestly it should, and I think that dark souls should be in a higher place than it is, along with horizon, Skyrim and bloodborne

  • HZD should have been in the top five, my opinion.

  • I am shooketh that Portal 2 didn’t make the list. That game has aged incredibly well and is still a treat to play through to this day.

  • Honestly, I was expecting Apex Legends instead of Fortnite

    • Agree. Apex is way better

    • You can hate fortnite as much as you want but that game BROKE so many records it deserves to be on the list

    • I mean Apex Legends just copied the idea that PUBG and Fortnite already came up with sooooo.

    • Same here

    • Yeah man, and to be honest, I hate Fortnite, childish graphics, Bob the builder simulator, and putting in all the mainstream things just to milk every penny from the consumer. Oh, and don’t get me started on the V-bucks bull and that if you didn’t own any skins, you couldn’t control which character you were going to be, neither could you chose a gender of your default character, I mean come the f on, that is what I call bullying players into buying skins. Now while some of them are good, and most of them are, especially when the cartoonish nature of the game isn’t shown on the skin( like the knight armors, the stormtrooper armor etc.) basically anything that covered the cartoonish faces would do it for me, and no, I’m not talking about tomato head man or the banana guy, I’m talking the badass skins, armor, helmets, balaclavas that cover the face etc. you get the idea. Now as for the gunplay it can be fun, but most of the time it isn’t because it’s random, especially the shotgun, don’t get me started on the damn shotgun. Now I can rant here all day long but I have better things to do than rage about Fartnite all day and writing long @$$ comments on why it’s so bad, so yeah, this topic is now archived, further negative replies to this and any try to call me a hater will be ignored, if you agree that will not be ignored, and hey, let’s be honest, Apex really did deserve to replace Fortnite IMHO so yeah, gotta run boys

  • the last of us is best game in history of games . I love this game like crazy. The best of the ruins of abandoned places

    • Yes indeed it’s a good,but then again i rather prefer uncharted u can tell by this list that it got overlooked and is kinda criminally underrated

    • Nah personally uncharted is kinda boring. The last of us is well better best game I’ve ever played hands down. Uncharted is a good game n all but I just don’t like it

  • seems about right. I wonder if the Witch would have made it that high if the show hadn’t just come out on Netflix

    • Agree, I’m currently on my first playthrough and game is so boring. I think it is so overrated. Combat simple, voice acting not convincing, game mechanics shallow etc…overall overrated

    • I don’t think it would be honestly. It had almost no hype when it came out. Netflix is the cause of the popularity spike.

  • This list is far more respectable than the 2019 download list. It is weird seeing Fortnite on it. Mass Effect 2 (2010) is arguably the pinnacle of Bioware’s games, so it’s great knowing others recognize it. If Persona 4 Golden (2012) had been released on PS4, I suspect we would have seen it on the list. As someone pointed out already, not a single Yakuza game on the list means too many gamers haven’t discovered this great franchise.

    For games of the past decade it does seem overly top-heavy with relatively recent releases, especially Death Stranding (released 11/8/19).

    • Recent games ALWAYS get a boost in surveys – anything really 8+ years old isn’t going to be seriously considered on its own, without a remake or sequel refreshing memories.

      The fact that a Last of Us sequel is about to come out probably gave it the boost to top the list overall – take this poll again just before a God of War sequel or a Horizon Zero Dawn sequel, and they’d score even higher.

      I’m kind of questioning Fortnite, too, but there’s no denying the genre has taken off, and it’s as good a representative as any.

  • The Witcher 3 wild Hunt should be the first game. Dragon age inquisition and Mass Effect 3 should be on this list too.

    • Agreed. I could be jaded though about number 1. I could not get into Last of Us at all. I tried. I’m glad it was free for me.

  • Quite the recency bias. Delivery simulator is not even a top 20 game of this year.

    • Recency bias on lists like these is always going to be a big factor, unfortunately :(

    • I agree. The last of us is amazing. Also let’s be real Fortnite is not as good now but it was the biggest game for what? Two years nearly? And uncharted is good n all but I don’t see how people should think it’s the best game it’s about wonky in my opinion

    • Recency bias? The Last of Us came out within the first 3 years of the decade lol. It got #1 and the game is 7 years old. Witcher 3, also, is like 5 years old.

  • HZD I’ve always felt was a bit overrated, but I understand it’s appeal. Wish we could have seen New Vegas on this list tho

  • This shows me that Monster Hunter World is criminally under-rated.

  • Why is Fortnite on the list? It’s a bad game!

  • The Witcher 3 no doubt about it

  • It sucks that uncharted 4 didn’t at least get the gold trophy it always gets looked over by the last of us i mean ik it’s a great game but then again it sucks that uncharted got looked over

  • I can’t believe that Minecraft’s not there, or black ops 2, those are the best games of the decade, in my opinion

  • The fact that Persona 5 placed above NieR:Automata astounds me completely. I’m most utterly disappointed. I highly recommend investing some time into the NieR series because it’s one of the most beautiful series I’ve ever come to known. Yoko Taro is a pure genius with all of his works, and he deserves all the spotlight he can get.

    • Persona 5 is a good game, I’m more shocked that Spiderman is above Nier and inside the top 10.

      Spiderman was overrated, its just an average game.

    • I liked Persona 4 Golden more than 5, but I don’t think many people got the chance to play it being a Vita exclusive.

    • @nathanuc1988

      I’ve never played Persona 4. I’ve heard it’s really good, but I’ve never owned a vita. Hopefully it will come to PS4 or PS5.

  • Hmmmmmm, so no Goat Simulator on the list then? lol.

  • I agree with much of this list. I’d put Metal Gear Solid Phantom Pain on there. I would rate Red Dead Redemption 1 and 2 higher then GTA5. I would also put RE7 above RE2 but enjoyed both.

    Honorable mention for Fallout 4 and Far Cry 5.

  • This last Decade was defined really by dark souls that idea of intent full action and difficulty was everywhere. Each Decade seems to have the new genre that defines it and the soulsborne was the genre of the 2010s

  • Not good at all.
    Arkham was reason why some other games needed to be a waaay better till that time, because this new Batman games was so fun to play, combat system was so nice, so they made big impact on games like Spiderman (2018) etc.
    RDR 2 was a waaaay better than GTA 5 (also than God of War but that’s some other story)
    This make me sick really.

  • >but don’t be a jerk when you comment
    Yeah, no. As a list for PLAYSTATION, GoD should only be PLAYSTATION titles. Why are there NON-SONY games on this list?

  • Awesome Games!!!
    Great List!
    Although God of War, GTA and Red Dead Redemption should be top 3 in my opinion. Followed by The Witcher

  • The Witcher 3 should be below 10th place, no matter how game popular is, I think game is to overrated and has earned his success cause of hype.

    Personally I would add MGS V on the list, probably one of the best stealth games, story was unfinished cause of Konami-Kojima thing, but rest of the game is great.

    • You Are right!

    • You’re right about Witcher 3. I got sold on the hype and bought it off PSN at discount price and came away disappointed. I’m finding it quite boring, actually, and I LOVE the show.

      I’d have Journey in the top 10, myself. Bloodstained as well as The Last Guardian.

  • Finally, The Last of Us gets more credit than GTA V, no matter how good the story is, The Last of Us one’s is much better.

    • I love the last of us but I hated GTA V’s story mode. I liked the characters but man those missions were disappointing. You had to do everything in a specific order or else it’s “mission failed”.

  • Ratchet and Clank?

  • Bloodborne over Dark Souls is extremely laughable. Dark Souls 2 and 3 are better than Bloodborne…

  • No Skyrim, eh? It’s impossible it’s not even on the list…

  • Starhawk is the greatest game ever made and sony never acknowledges it

  • God of war shouldve been 1st

  • That’s a good list except that Death Stranding don’t deserve a place in it.

  • Uncharted 9?!! Mah.

    Totally agree with TLOU, this game is really the best.

  • Resident Evil 2 should’be in the Top 5

  • 2 god of war

  • Well… What can I say… Great games indeed, but witcher and skyrim should have been higher. Highly biased list by exclusives and the fact that we expect Lou2… Yeah, Lou was great, but above RDR2? Witcher 3 and skyrim? Nope…

  • I guess I need to make time to play through the Red Dead Redemption and Witcher games. I have at least tried some game in series for all other games on this list (including Fortnite). My personal Game of the Decade from this list is Horizon Zero Dawn with God of War, The Last of Us, Skyrim, and Marvel’s Spider-Man battling within the 2nd-5th positions.

  • My Favorite Game of the Decade or at least from 2010 – 2015 is MAG and nothing ever will change this. So sad nooby Call of Duty was Hype back than.

    Uncharted 3 online was very Awesome by the way. well until it gets shut down and didnt get proper replaced from Uncharted 4 online.

    Killzone 3 Story and Killzone 2 Multiplayer were the Perfect Scifi Shooter to there Times now ita Dead online and again didnt have a replacemant.

    I really miss Multiplayer games from Sony the current Gene there is no Game i would like to play online just for Fun.

    Last of Us is just a remaster.
    Killzone Shadow is worser than 2 and 3
    Gran Turismo Sport dont have proper rabking matches just 3 events per Week where the Qualifikation are unbeatable Day 2

    Thats a really sad generation for Multiplayer.

  • Doom 2016 should have been on the list somewhere! Absolute masterpiece.

  • I feel like Days Gone should’ve been on the list, at least 10th or above. Still can’t believe The Last Of Us made the first place, i love Naughty Dog games but that one i really didn’t enjoy that much, played it once after a year of the release and also played it this year when it was free on ps plus and i wasn’t even able to finish it because i got so bored of it. Also i think Apex should be standing there instead of Fortnite. Can’t judge other games cause i only played 7 games that are on the list.

  • I just can’t believe death stranding is on the list it’s pretty much a walking simulator

  • Fortnite is gutter trash , RE2 remake should be way higher more like tie for first with TLOU , uncharted 4 was amazing , even though Hideo Kojima is a genius , Death STranding is like 20 steps back for him also gutter trash . lots of love for MGS series though . Ive heard so many things about WITCHER , saw some gameplay footage and was like . what is all the hype about , i tried RDR2 wasnt bad but gameplay is way too slow. GTA V is more than BEYOND overrated, Just Cause 4 is million times better, game not on list but should be is The DIvision or even Ghost Recon Wildlands also overlooked, just started Assassins Creed Oddysy and origins but so far awesome games should also make the list over some these jokes.

  • I love Death Stranding, but I love Phantom Pain more. oh, where was it?
    Is that possible Kojima Hideo make a full version MGSV? get Konami’s permission first, of course

  • I guess I missed the poll:

    But my top 5 would be;

    1] The Last of Us
    2] Bloodstained Ritual of the Night
    3] Resident Evil 2
    4] God of War
    5] The Last Guardian

  • Wheres gran turismo 6 on the list

  • Y tf is bo2 there but not mw3 this list is wack af

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