A bit overdue but to celebrate the turn of a decade, I thought I dedicate my first post of the year to the 10 games that I enjoyed the most. I haven’t put them in a specific order, it was already hard enough to limit myself to 10 games.
My personal selection:
- BioShock Infinite
- Zelda Breath of the Wild
- Thimbleweed Park
- Uncharted 4
- The Witcher 3
- Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Two Point Hospital
- Red Dead Redemption 2
I don’t often play first-person shooters but BioShock Infinite is one of the few. The BioShock series exists of 3 games, BioShock Infinite being the last. BioShock Infinite is not a direct sequel/prequel to any of the previous BioShock games, and it takes place in an entirely different setting; So rest assured you’re not missing anything if you haven’t played the first two games.
Zelda Breath of the Wild
Probably not a surprise on this list, but for an ol’ Legend of Zelda fan like me this was just too good too pass up. I liked it so much that I played the game at least 3 times already since it came out. While it’s a complete different game from all the previous LoZ games, this one still feels so familiar! The open world and storyline, combined with the art-style and great UX make this such an enjoyable piece!
For a while I thought that point-and-click adventure games were becoming something of the past. I’m glad that so far this hasn’t become reality. Thimbleweed Park is probably my favourite point-and-click adventure game of this decade! It has that nice classic feel, if you know what I mean? And I always felt like it was a bit of a mixture between Twin Peaks and X-files story-wise; the different storylines and swapping between characters reminds me of Broken Sword and Day of the Tentacle, since they had a bit of a similar gameplay.
The signals sure are strong tonight
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Not sure this game needs an intro either. If you own a Playstation, you probably heard of the Uncharted series before or maybe even enjoyed playing them yourselves. The 4th and final saga of Nathan Drake was a true beauty. The gameplay improved tons since the first 2 came out and this one contained one gorgeous environment after the other! At times I just had to pause just to take it all in!
Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt
Another first for me but third in its series. I hadn’t read the books or played any of the previous games and there wasn’t even the slightest word about the tv show at that point. The witcher 3 is an open world game with lots of monsters to slay and places to venture. In game you can also play a card game called Gwent, which was so addictive for me! The Witcher, Geralt of Rivia is rather cynical and crude at times, but I must admit that his sarcasm and dark jokes kinda grew on me.
While the game was fairly short, I think it was pretty much perfect! It was very different in style and atmosphere than the games I usually play. The scenes were amazing and the storyline was not entirely what I expected, but that’s kinda what I liked about it.
Thinking back to when I started playing the first Luigi’s Mansion on my Gamecube, I still have fond memories of it! I thought it was just so funny to take out Luigi — who’s basically a big scaredy cat — give him a flash light, a vacuum cleaner and a little help from professor E. Gadd; and suddenly he’s a ghost buster saving everyone from the evil clutches of King Boo! The new Luigi’s Mansion is equal to the original, and then some!