01 Spanning two home console generations and two handhelds, as well as the release of PS VR, whittling down ten years of PlayStation games into the best 15 is a thankless task. But we did it.
15. LIFE IS STRANGE
While The Walking Dead and Gone Home did it first, it was Life Is Strange’s socially aware writing, subverted character archetypes, and heartfelt childhood drama that took the template to new heights. We miss Max and Chloe.
14. FINAL FANTASY XIV: ONLINE
A game that spans the entire decade, Final Fantasy’s online world went from pariah to MMORPG phenomenon. Constantly evolving, designed with PS4 in mind, and crammed with memorable moments, few games have managed to stay relevant for as long.
Winning the BAFTA for Best Game in 2012, Dishonored blends many gameplay ideas (RPG, stealth, FPS, and more) into one coherent package. Offering genuine freedom to tackle missions how you like, it set a new action-adventure standard.
Created as a teaser for Silent Hills, this slice of horror from Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro may be short (and now unavailable) but its constantly changing single corridor loop is the most perfectly pitched horror of the decade.
Before ‘walking simulators’, Double-A indies, and the ‘games are art’ debate, we had Journey. It scooped five BAFTAs, and rewrote the language of games – there’s no dialogue, direction, or quests.
It may boast more irritating tween millionaires than the Disney Channel but you can’t overlook the impact Epic’s battle royale has had on gaming in such a short space of time. The mix of huge player base, social media presence, addictive game loop, and a breakout eSports season that delivered the biggest money pot ever ensures Fortnite a place in history.
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