Game of the year? Pfft – that’s been done to death. Guardian have been thinking â€œbigger pictureâ€ and allowed their readers – via the magic of online voting – the opportunity to decide what would be their â€œGame of the Decadeâ€
The number of games released in the past 10 years is quite staggering, and picking just one to exemplify all that’s happened in videogames is quite a task. Before you hit the jump to see what nabbed the nod, see if you can guess what it is.
This is what Guardian had to say about its readers’ choice
â€œHalf-Life 2 is the game of the decade, not just because it’s good, but because it encapsulates so much of what mainstream gaming has been trying to do for the last ten years; the aspiration to create believable, physically accurate worlds, then to make us a part of them. The narrative and technical achievements of this game and its episodic follow-ups have been equaled, perhaps, but not significantly bettered. We may see Half-Life’s usurper in the coming decade – we may witness the next quantum shift in the medium. It will be fun getting there. This is why we play videogames, after all.â€
What say you – Agree? disagree? What would your single best game of the decade be?
Source : Guardian
Last Updated: December 17, 2009