Seems like 2010 was just yesterday, right? For many of us, unfortunately, it was 10 years ago. Fortunately, we have our top 5 games from 2010 still worth playing to keep us young.
Time flies and we just can’t do anything about it. But we can recall some of the best moments, right? Because that’s exactly what we’re planning to do today. Let’s talk about our top 5 games from 2010. We enjoyed many of the best games in 2010, and think they’re still worth giving a shot nowadays!
The year brought us some unforgettable titles, made after ridiculous amounts of money were invested, as well as some huge flops. But we’ll talk about these another time.
Right now, let’s see which of the best games released at the start of the last decade kept us stuck in front of our screens…
Yes, this was the one a lot of us were looking forward to back in the day.
The very first title from the saga, StarCraft, released in 1998, pretty much revolutionized the entire RTS genre, while the second iteration in 2010 took it close to perfection.
Available on PC, the game appealed to a huge range of players, no matter if they were beginners or real pros.
Sure, from many points of view it might look like a totally outdated game. When it comes to StarCraft, it’s the gameplay that matters the most. Anyone can appreciate it and get good at this game with some practice. We feel that it’s worth falling in love with now in 2020.
Fallout: New Vegas
Ah, this one takes us on a trip to nostalgia lane…
Bethesda, one of the biggest game development studios brought the Fallout series back to its roots with this 2010 title. And yes, those bugs, sometimes, had us wondering why we’re paying New Vegas after all. This doesn’t mean that it’s not worth playing again in 2020.
The plot and the characters were both creepy and odd, and the same can be said about the locations in Fallout: New Vegas. But for us, being Courier again and searching for that damned package, even for a few hours, would be priceless.
This Sid Meyer guy made some awesome games and the fifth title of the Civilization series was definitely one of our favorites a decade ago. In fact, it was a refresh of the already classic Civilization franchise, which introduced a hex map, something which split the fan base.
For us, it remains one of the most complex strategy games ever played, even though it had some issues when it launched. Fortunately, developer Firaxis kept delivering updates and improvements, making it fun enough to play for hours. And we do the same thing now…
Right now, Civilization V remains one of the best turn-based strategy titles ever released, and we won’t be surprised if a remastered version is released sometime soon.
Mass Effect 2
We were expecting big things from BioWare back in 2010, right ahead of the official release of Mass Effect 2. And guess what? They didn’t disappoint!
Available on all of the major platforms, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC, it was the version for the latter that kept us glued to our screens, thanks to the clever story development and, obviously, that epic ending. Between us, it was way better than the first game of the series…
Yes, Mass Effect 2 was far from perfect, the battle system had its flaws, and the storyline took some side roads from time to time. But, in the end, it was a great title we could totally enjoy playing for a while even in 2020.
Red Dead Redemption
We can all agree that the latest iteration of Red Dead Redemption is pretty much one of the best games ever released. But ten years ago Rockstar Games was already bossing the gaming industry with the first title of the series.
The game threw you into the Wild West, with the possibility of exploring an open world, making choices and developing relationships. Yeah, just like Grand Theft Auto, with all the location discovery and stuff, but this one had something that set it apart.
For us, Red Dead Redemption was one of the first games that gave us a sense of agency and purpose, something that even some of the most recent titles are still trying to accomplish. And this could be one of the reasons why we were absolutely thrilled when we finally got our hands on RDR 2…
And this wraps up our list. Narrowing it down to our top 5 games from 2010 wasn’t easy, considering that we started with over 20 titles. But, hey, it was a real pleasure sharing some memories of our favorite games!
What about you? Which game from the 2010s would you still play today and why? Let us know, by dropping a few lines in the comments section below! As for us, please excuse us, we’re going to…uhm…install something.