GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS

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PostGRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Clarkman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:59 pm

Welcome to GRcade's Game of the Decade voting!

Boy, this was a lot of work :lol:

Throughout December, forumites voted on the best Major Studio and Indie games, ranking their choices from one to ten with weighted scores.

I will be revealing the top 20 in each ranking, and their average score per voter. To rank 20th place, a game required just 20 points in the Major Studios, and just 17 points in the Indies.

In cases where the is a draw for a position, I have awarded the game with the most 10s (or next highest awarded score) the higher spot. Because of this, Uncharted 4 can consider itself the unluckiest game of the decade, having tied points wise for 20th, but lacking a point haul higher than 7 from any single voter.

Top spot in the Indies won by just 3 points, with only 8 points separating the top four.

However top spot in the Major Studios won by more than DOUBLE the second place game's score, having made its way into 18 people's lists.

The best represented year in our combined top 40 is 2015 by a decent margin, with 9 games. The distribution is as follows:

2010: 5
2011: 2
2012: 2
2013: 2
2014: 2
2015: 9
2016: 5
2017: 4
2018: 6
2019: 3


Games which received rereleases during the decade across different consoles (e.g. Mario Kart 8 and The Last of Us) have been treated as a single game.

But first, some notable omissions from the voting. 106 Major Studio games and 105 Indie games receive at least one point each, but the following games and series received NO POINTS.

I've picked out games with very high Metacritic scores, or huge popularity. A few seem have suffered from their successors/predecessors pushing them out of people's minds:

Final Fantasy (series)
Halo (series)
FIFA (series)
Forza (series)
Far Cry (series)
Overwatch
Fortnite
PUBG
Mass Effect 3
Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword
Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen
Bioshock Infinite
Starcraft II
Super Smash Bros for Wii U
Uncharted 3
Persona 4 Golden
Batman Arkham City
Super Mario Maker 2
Fez


INDIE GAME OF THE DECADE

20th - Overcooked (5.67)
19th - Baba is You (8.50)
18th - Shovel Knight (4.50)
17th - Minecraft (10.00 :!: )
16th - Undertale (5.25)
15th - Hotline Miami 2 (6.00)
14th - Super Meat Boy (5.00)
13th - Disco Elysium (8.33)
12th - Axiom Verge (6.50)
11th - Ori and the Blind Forest (8.67)

NB: Minecraft is potentially controversial, as it was released to certain members of the public in late 2009. If you wish to exclude it from the list on this basis, 20th place goes to Inside.

And the top ten:

10th - Dead Cells (7.50)

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9th - Superhot (5.17)

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8th - Rocket League (5.50)

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7th - Into the Breach (8.25)

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6th - Stardew Valley (6.80)

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5th - Untitled Goose Game (7.40)

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4th - Journey (6.38)

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3rd - Hollow Knight (7.57)

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2nd - Celeste (8.00)

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1st - Hotline Miami (7.38)

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MAJOR STUDIO GAME OF THE DECADE

20th - Metal Gear Solid V (6.67)
19th - Dark Souls (7.67)
18th - Skyrim (4.80)
17th - Fallout New Vegas (6.00)
16th - Spider-Man (4.80)
15th - XCOM 2 (6.50)
14th - Red Dead Redemption 2 (6.50)
13th - Super Smash Bros Ultimate (7.50)
12th - God of War (8.00)
11th - Red Dead Redemption (6.40)

And the top ten:

10th - Mario Kart 8 (4.44)

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9th - DOOM (5.86)

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8th - Grand Theft Auto V (5.38)

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7th - Yakuza 0 (6.14)

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6th - Bloodborne (6.43)

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5th - Super Mario Galaxy 2 (6.86)

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4th - Super Mario Odyssey (5.75)

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3rd - The Last of Us (7.60)

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2nd - The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (8.78)

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1st - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (8.89)

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Dual » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:06 pm

Surprisingly for GRcade, that's not an awful list.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Victor Mildew » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:08 pm

Where the strawberry float is the witness?!

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Clarkman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:10 pm

Victor Mistletoe wrote:Where the strawberry float is the witness?!


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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Pedz » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:19 pm

Overcooked and no overcooked 2? TEH FUG!?

I didn't vote. I have no idea what my games of the decade are tbh.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Tomous » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:32 pm

Deserved for BOTW really.

Odyssey way too high, glad to see we’ve remembered how amazing Galaxy 2 was though.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:40 pm

Great work Clarkman, and those are decent lists! Indie especially. I need to play Shovel Knight, Axiom Verge, Disco Elysium, Ori, Dead Cells and Into the Breach.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by PuppetBoy » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:47 pm

No Life Is Strange? Maybe I should have made an effort to vote. Decent lists though.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Jenuall » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:14 pm

Pretty decent list when all is said and done!

Really need to give the Yakuza series a try as it is consistently being lauded on here.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by ITSMILNER » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:35 pm

Happy Yakuza 0 made it on the list, Breath of the Wild is a deserved winner.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Balladeer » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:44 pm

Rightfully crowned. Never played Hotline Miami; fairly sure Celeste was robbed though. Good to see Odyssey beating SMG2 and UGG in the top five.

Y’all are still scabs though, Ghost Trick was magnificent.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by OrangeRKN » Wed Jan 01, 2020 7:51 pm

Hotline Miami is fantastic and deservedly up alongside Celeste and Hollow Knight. I'd easily accept any ranking between them as personal taste.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Captain Kinopio » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:40 pm

BOTW crushing it.

Surprised Alien Isolation didn’t make the top 20 it seemed to feature in a lot of people’s lists. Also where did Resi 2 come?

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Clarkman » Wed Jan 01, 2020 8:56 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Surprised Alien Isolation didn’t make the top 20 it seemed to feature in a lot of people’s lists. Also where did Resi 2 come?


Alien Isolation on four people's lists but only came 28th. Resi 2 also on four lists and came 24th.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Barnsy! » Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:52 pm

Thanks for the thread Clarkman - must have been a lot of effort.

Looks like good lists too. Theres a bunch of indie game I hadn't heard but now want to try.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Vermilion » Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:19 am

No Cities Skylines, pity. :(

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Barnsy! » Thu Jan 02, 2020 11:30 am

I played and loved a bunch of games in the Indie Top 20. But I must admit I've never heard of hotline miami.

Having only seen the trailer (admitedly a trailer isn't much to go on), it doesn't seem that great! But a bundle of 1 and 2 is on eshop for £6 so I definetely want to see what all the fuss is about

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Red Gyaradan » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:06 pm

Well done Clarkman!

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by Corazon de Leon » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:24 pm

Good lists. Hotline:Miami is deservedly the cream of the indie crop, it was a genuinely fantastic game, one of my all time favourites.

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PostRe: GRcade Game of the Decade - THE RESULTS
by BID0 » Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:31 pm

I vote for The Witness


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