Over the decade, the gaming Industry has grown exponentially faster than any other platforms out there. Mobile games have exploded while social media, gaming platforms, cloud gaming and Esports are thus driving the overall gaming industry across the globe.
With the launch of some incredible titles, the last 10 years of gaming have been a wild ride. Here are the top 10 video games that defined the decade.
1) Minecraft (2009)
Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish developer Markus Persson, released by Mojang in 2011 and purchased by Microsoft in 2014. It is the single best-selling video game of all time, selling over 180 million copies across all platforms by late 2019, with over 112 million monthly active players.
You explore an intentionally blocky, pixelated, procedurally-generated 3D world, and may discover and extract raw materials, craft tools, build structures or earthworks, and, depending on game mode.
2) Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
Grand Theft Auto V is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. This is the most successful title in the series and made a good fortune. GTA V is an open-world madness with an amazing storyline.
It is the first main entry in the Grand Theft Auto series since 2008’s Grand Theft Auto IV. Set within the fictional state of San Andreas, based on Southern California, the single-player story follows three criminals and their efforts to commit heists.
3) Fortnite (2017)
Fortnite is an online video game developed by Epic Games and released in 2017. It is available in three distinct game mode versions that otherwise share the same general gameplay and game engine.
Epic Games, Fortnite Battle Royale became a resounding success, drawing in more than 125 million players in less than a year and earning hundreds of millions of dollars per month, and since has become a cultural phenomenon.
4) The Last of Us: Part II (2020)
The Last of Us 2 stands out as the best game by Naughty Dog, becoming one of the most successful games in the market. The game is breaking records since release and it sold 4 million copies within three days of launch.
The game follows the protagonist Joel and Ellie and their journey across the post-apocalyptic United States affected by The Cordyceps Brain Infection (a modern fungal disease). The Last of Us Part II is an action-adventure game set five years after the events of The Last of Us (2013), players control 19-year-old Ellie. Ellie comes into conflict with a mysterious cult in the post-apocalyptic United States.
5) Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018)
Rockstar’s cowboy action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 focuses on the story of Arthur and his survival against government forces, rival gangs and other opposers. Red Dead Redemption 2 offers incredible high graphics, great visuals, smooth game-play, improved shadows and lighting, new grass and fur textures, and much more.
6) The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure video game franchise created by Japanese game designers Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. It is primarily developed and published by Nintendo.
The Legend of Zelda games features a mixture of puzzles, action, adventure/battle game-play, and exploration. These elements have remained constant throughout the series, but with refinements and additions featured in each new game.
7) Pokémon Go (2016)
An augmented reality mobile game developed and published by Niantic Pokémon GO is the most downloaded game on android and ios devices with millions of download. It uses the mobile device GPS to locate, capture, battle, and train virtual creatures, called Pokémon, which appear as if they are in the player’s real-world location. The game is free to play; it uses a freemium business model and supports in-app purchases for additional in-game items.
8) God of War (2018)
God of War is an action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Released on April 20, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 (PS4), it is the eighth installment in the God of War series.
God of War is a third-person action-adventure video game. It features an over-the-shoulder free camera.The player controls the character Kratos in combo-based combat and puzzle game elements. The gameplay is vastly different from previous games, as it was completely rebuilt.
9) Marvel’s Spider-Man
Marvel’s Spider-Man is a 2018 action-adventure game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is inspired by the long-running comic book mythology and adaptations in other media.
The gameplay is presented from the third-person perspective with a primary focus on Spider-Man’s traversal and combat abilities. Players can complete side missions to unlock additional content and collectable items.
10) PUBG (2017)
Tencent’s Player unknown battleground is one of the best battle royal games among Call of Duty and Fortnite. An online multiplayer battle royal game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground is the most successful video game that sold over 70 million copies on PC/Consoles as of 2020. The mobile version grossed over total $3.5 billion around the globe, becoming the highest-earning mobile game of 2020.
Here, Total 100 players are dropped on an island you have to collect resources and battle against other, last man to survive wins the game.