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201X: Best Games of the Decade

2020 is right around the corner, so as this decade wraps up we decided to take a look back over the past 10 years and list our favorite games! 201X will take a year by year look at games and rank the the top 10. There are bound to be a few surprises with our lock-in system that allows a host one game per year that definitely makes the top 10. Join Jaa, Christina, and Mikey as they break down their picks for the top games of each year.

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Jarret Redding

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Christina Zammarrelli

Gaming has been a core part throughout Poptarts life. Though her specialty is JRPGs, she tries to branch out and try new things. Most of her time gets put into the MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV, but she still finds time to play new games.

Mikey Kenney

Mikey has been playing fighting games since he could reach the arcade stick and buttons. While not be ever being tournament ready he strives to do better. Loves pure action games and enjoying bonkers jrpgs. He's just you're average gaymer.

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201X: Introduction
December 3rd, 2019

Welcome to 201X: Best Games of the Decade! On this episode we take a little time to introduce ourselves and talk about what you should expect on the show.

201X: Best Games of 2011
December 12th, 2019

2011 was on the back half of the previous hardware generation, and saw lots of sequels and the game that keeps coming back: Skyrim. It was a tough year to narrow down, but Jarret, Christina, and Mikey sit down and get it down.

201X: Best Games of 2012
December 16th, 2019

In 2012 old favorites returned, journeys ended, and more than one sleeper hit snuck up on us. 2012 was a very versatile year for games. There was something for everyone, which made it a great year for gamers, and also made it a bit difficult to narrow down our top 10. The show must go on, though, so here are our top 10 games of 2012.

201X: Best Games of 2013
December 19th, 2019

2013 was another year of big titles. Realms were reborn, heroes became villains, new stories were told, and old franchises were brought back to life. Here are our top games of 2013.

201X: Best Games of 2014
December 26th, 2019

2014 was the first full year of the "new" generation of consoles, and with the lull that usually comes with new hardware launches, 2014 definitely felt a little less exciting that previous years. Doesn't mean some great games didn't launch, however. Join us for our top 10 games of 2014!

201X: Best Games of 2015
January 2nd, 2020

2015 saw several releases from huge franchises, even bringing some of them to an end. We also got a few surprises, and some games that could be considered the first "must buys" of the PS4/XBox One console generation. No matter how you look at it, it was a solid year for games and we're here to break down our top 10.

201X: Best Games of 2016
January 7th, 2020

2016 was a great all around year for games, but it was an unusually great year for first person games. Overwatch, DOOM, and Titanfall 2 were great games for fans of shooters, while non-shooting first person games like Mirror's Edge Catalyst and Dishonored 2 also saw releases? Which games made the top 10? We break it down in this episode.

201X: Best Games of 2017
January 15th, 2020

2017 was a MASSIVE year for games. So massive that this will probably be the longest episode of the series. Resident Evil returned to true horror, Nier brought us along on a weird ride, Cuphead frustrated us in the most beautiful way. We'll talk about these games and more on this episode of 201X: Best Games of the Decade.

201X: Best Games of 2018
January 23rd, 2020

2018 didn't have as many major titles release as 2017, but it still provided some great games. Insomniac gave us the web-slinging experience we have been waiting for. Rockstar took us back to the west and put us in the boots of an Outlaw. Santa Monica studio brought back a warrior that has finally learned from his past. 2018 proved the single player gaming experiences weren't only alive and well, but that gamers craved them. Enjoy our top ten best games of 2018.

201X: Best Games of 2019
January 31st, 2020

We've finally arrived at 2019, and while it wasn't as stacked as recent years, it still managed to deliver some great games. It was a year of redemption. Capcom delivered at least two highly rated titles, and so did Respawn. Remedy also bounced back from Quantum Break, and Activision managed to push Call of Duty in a more respectable direction. Please enjoy our top 10 games of 2019.

201X: Best Games of the Decade
February 10th, 2020

We've made it through all 10 years of the decade, and now it's time to narrow down our top 10 games of the decade. Before we dive into that, we also which publishers and developers delivered the best games and which games we felt were most important for this decade. It's been a great journey, and hope you've enjoyed the ride. Thanks, and enjoy our picks for best games of the decade.