So as 2019 comes to a close, so does this decade. And in this decade, there have been many great games to come out. But there are always those little gems that most players haven’t heard of or play yet. These are the 10 best games you haven’t played this decade!
Pillars Of Eternity
Starting off the list is a game that probably a lot of you heard of but haven’t tried out. Pillars Of Eternity is an RPG that not only throws back to classic PC RPG games like Baldur’s Gate. But also has so much replay value in terms of choices, character playsets, gameplay etc. You are probably more akin to Pillars Of Eternity RPG rival, Divinity Original Sin.
While I love both of them so much, it seems like Pillars Of Eternity doesn’t get talked about too much compared to Divinity. I put about 50+ hours into Pillars and if you’re craving for a fantastic & in-depth RPG, Pillars Of Eternity is a great choice for you.
This isn’t the first time I talked about Little Nightmares before. I mentioned how it’s one of the most underrated games of this gen. Now it’s back again and I think it’s very simple why this game wasn’t played by many people, YouTube. Like most indie horror games like Bendy & FNAF. Viewers get to introduce to these games by their favourite Let’s Players like JackSepticEye or Markiplier.
However, most don’t go out to proceed to buy it because they’ve already experienced the horror that the game offers. I love Little Nightmares for the unique visuals and I’m so happy that it is getting an expansive sequel.
Before you question me for putting a Tetris game in here, hear me out! Tetris Effect offer so much more than being just your run-of-the-mill Tetris game. Tetris Effect has beautiful visuals that are mesmerizing and relaxing to look at. In addition, the game has a unique and interesting soundtrack which changes alongside the visuals depending on how well you’re playing.
Also, If you have a PSVR then the experience is improved ten-fold with it’s VR function. If you see this game on sale then I strongly suggest that you buy and prepare yourself to be in a zen-like state.
Catherine: Full Body
If it’s an Atlus game and it’s not Persona then there’s a chance that you probably didn’t play it. Up next is Catherine, specifically, the definitive version, Catherine: Full Body. This is an intense and unique puzzle game with lots of charm and humour within its extremely relatable story for anyone who’s been in a serious relationship.
Seeing Vincent’s love life spin out of control is not only engaging but fun to play as well with a fun puzzle system. It has the same style as Persona of normal life by day and bizarre adventure by night. Atlus is known to have great but criminally unnoticed games and Catherine is definitely one of those games.
Who doesn’t love a mystery and Her Story gives you a great one. Her Story is an interactive movie game where the player searches and sorts through a database of video clips from fictional police interviews, and uses the clips to solve the case of a missing man. You interview the missing man’s wife, Hannah Smith who may or may not have been involved in his disappearance.
The live-action take on the game really helps you feel like a real detective, putting together clues and slowly solving a crime. This game is dirt cheap on Steam and mobile so it would be a crime to not buy this amazing experience.
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
This is one is pretty plain and simple why you might not have played it, you’re not a fan of South Park. But don’t let that stop you from playing this RPG made by Obsidian Entertainment (who also made Pillars Of Eternity). The hilarious satiric humour on the superhero genre, the great turn-based gird combat, the high customization options and many more is why you should play this.
The reason I choose this compared to Stick Of Truth is mainly that I love the satire humour of the MCU, Franchise movies etc. Who knows, maybe if you played this you might become a fan of the South Park show.
Ahh, Platinum Games, the kings of action games. Sure you might know them for Nier or Bayonetta but I bet not many of you have played what I consider their best game in terms of gameplay. Vanquish has everything you need for a fun action game. Amazing fast-paced gameplay, cool mechs, silly story, great music etc.
The sliding mechanic itself is worth the purchase for this game since it feels so good to do crazy acrobatic moves while shooting in the air. Fortunately, there is a remaster packed with Vanquish & Bayonetta coming early next year. So that would be the perfect time to pick it up if you haven’t yet.
The best way I can describe Sleeping Dogs is that it’s GTA mixed with classic Bruce Lee kung-fu flicks. Many people slept on Sleeping Dogs mainly because they assumed it was a GTA rip-off/clone. However, that is far from the case. Sleeping Dogs has some of the best in-depth and fun melee gameplay I’ve played in an open-world game. The Chinese city location also adds a fresh take on an open-world city environment.
Grabbing people and using the environment as a weapon never gets old and is definitely a highlight of the game. The game also has a fun and intriguing story with Wei Shen as a badass protagonist. You can normally find it on sale, so I recommend getting the definitive edition and I promise you, you will regret not playing this game sooner.
While you’re waiting for Cyberpunk 2077, Ruiner can quench your thirst for a cyberpunk-themed game. Ruiner is a brutal top-down shooter where you play as a psychopath who is looking for his missing brother by lashing out at a corrupted society. The gameplay is not only fast but visceral as well.
The world itself is so beautifully crafted and definitely gives you a cyberpunk vibe like Akira or Ghost In The Shell. If you’re like me who played it since they got it for free from Epic Games, then you know how much of a good deal that was.
Asgard’s Wrath is one of the best VR games that I’ve ever played. This, Beat Saber and Stormlands are what I would consider as system sellers for the Oculus Rift. Unfortunately, this is Asgard’s Wrath biggest reason why you might not have played it yet. Asgard’s Wrath is exclusive to the Oculus product and VR is still a niche gaming product due to it being way overpriced.
However, the game takes full advantage of the Oculus with its responsive motion controls, great visuals and extensive playtime. So if you do manage to get an Oculus Rift Or Oculus Quest, then this should be in your VR library immediately!
So those are my 10 best games you haven’t played this decade. Do you agree with my list? What games from this decade do you think not many people have experienced? Let us know in the comments below, on Twitter, or in our community Discord!
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