The Decade’s 10 Most Influential Videogames

Fortnite was a joke at launch. Remember that? Now it’s possibly the biggest, most profitable game on the planet. Courtesy of Epic Games The 2010s were a turbulent time for videogames . Bolstered by a rapidly expanding ecosystem of online distribution marketplaces, independent games ballooned, touching every part of […]

I can’t tell you how many games I’ve played in the last decade that are clearly riffing on Thirty Flights of Loving. The first and shortest game on this list, Thirty Flights of Loving is a first-person spy thriller clocking in at just about 15 minutes. I’d be remiss to mention more, because part of the thrill of Thirty Flights is experiencing it while not fully knowing what’s going to happen. A lot of games want to be cinema, but this is one of the first to imitate cinematic tropes in a way that makes sense for the medium, that adds something instead of removing it.

10. Thirty Flights of Loving

9. Pathologic 2

8. Cibele

7. Nier

6. P.T.

5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

4. Gone Home

3. Dark Souls

2. Minecraft

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