This is a list of my personal favourite games of the decade—not the “most influential” or “most innovative.” As such, a few of my picks are sequels that refined a formula after the previous title had done the hard yards of evolving the genre. Iteration! My picks also reflect the fact that I became a parent this decade, turning me into a big baby gamer.
Welcome, and happy “359th Anniversary of the execution of Oliver Cromwell” week! I don’t usually shout out executions in this opener, but this one stands out because it was done 2 years after Cromwell had actually died. You may all celebrate by playing a game with a grave-looting mechanic.
When reading the news goes from a source of comfort and information to one of anxiety and stress, what can you do? This week, the Joyconjurer rings in 2020 by helping a news junkie navigate the new terrifying normal.