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:

  1. BioShock Infinite
  2. Zelda Breath of the Wild
  3. Thimbleweed Park
  4. Uncharted 4
  5. The Witcher 3
  6. Firewatch
  7. Luigi’s Mansion 3
  8. Horizon Zero Dawn
  9. Two Point Hospital
  10. Red Dead Redemption 2

BioShock Infinite

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!

Thimbleweed Park

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.

Firewatch

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.

Luigi's Mansion

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!

Horizon Zero Dawn

By now it must be super obvious that I have this thing for action/adventure RPG's with a gorgeous open world and many quests and side quests. Horizon Zero Dawn has checked off all my boxes. An amazing main character, a great storyline, a gorgeous open world, challenging quests to take on and the overall wonderful user experience. This post-apocalyptic gem truly is a satisfying game.

Two Point Hospital

Ever played Theme Hospital? This is the delightful sequel to that game, brought to you by some of the original team members. Two Point Hospital (TPH) is simply fun to play and contains the good old sense of humour that made the original Theme Hospital so charming.

Red Dead Redemption 2

And finally we arrive at Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that really pulled my heartstrings, so much even that I needed to take a break at some point. I played this game for months and months, the world, it's characters and the story was just so immersive! I wanted to discover everything the game had to offer, find every nook and cranny, leave no stone unturned so to speak. This is one hell of a western you'll wanna dive into.

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