The Game Awards have been and gone, with God Of War taking home the top prize ahead of stiff competition from Red Dead Redemption 2 and Spider-Man. The webslinger failed to take home any awards at all, showing just how many great games came out this year. While 2018 certainly boasts more depth than most other years, when you look at the winners alone there’s very little between the nine.
Along the way, some amazing titles like Mass Effect 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn and the Batman: Arkham Trilogy have all been brushed aside. And while tons of games put out Game Of The Year Editions, we’re looking specifically at The Game Awards (which were previously known as the Spike Awards).
Also, 2010 is considered to be the start of the decade because it was such an amazing year for gaming. With that in mind, this list serves up an almighty clash of the titans.
Taking into consideration the influence these games left behind - their narrative, aesthetics and obviously the gameplay itself - let's find the very best of the very best.
Stacey Henley is a published author, avid gamer and all-round nerd. She can most often be found roaming through vivid expansive spaces and discovering the world around her, but only in video games. In real life, she mostly stays home.