2-11 List: You’re the Best Around Decade Edition

Last week I shared my 2019 list of games that I feel are worthy of your attention and play-time. I wanted to look back a bit further and review the best games of the decade.

I’m reflecting on games that have fundamentally changed the gaming industry, culture, & community.

Also, this list may include games that I myself have not played or are fond of, yet still recognize are important and worthy of noting.

  • Dark Souls (2011)
  • The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim (2011)
  • The Last of Us (2013)
  • Grand Theft Auto V (2013)
  • The Witness (2016)
  • Pokemon Go (2016)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (2017)
  • Fornite (2017)
  • God of War (2018)
  • Death Stranding (2019)

I’m sure I’ve missed some and this list is far from comprehensive, I could easily expand it, but looking back at the decade in gaming, I think this list is pretty reflective of the state of gaming/play as we move into the next decade.

New Toy: 8BitDo SN30 Pro

8BitDo SN30 Pro

I picked up a new toy for my Nintendo Switch, a Bluetooth wireless “SNES”-esque game controller. It’s fully compatible with all modern Switch games, has ZL + ZR input buttons as well. It’s light weight and feels comfortable in my hands. It’s also perfect for the classic SNES games that were just added to the Switch Online subscription.

There’s something wonderful about playing Super Mario World using a classic SNES controller. It’s also at a better price point than the Switch Pro controller which is $80+ cdn, the SN30 pro is priced at a bit more reasonable $50. It paired very easily and it comes with a charging cable (USB). You can also easily connect it via USB on any computer, this way the firmware stays up to date.

If you’ve been considering picking up a spare controller for your Nintendo Switch. This is definitely worth investing in. I’m very pleased with my purchase.