Beat Saber
PC (VR) (Early access 2018, full release 2019) - PlayStation 4 (VR) (2019)

Rhythm games may have faded over time for the most part, but VR brought them back to life in various ways. Beat Saber managed to stand out to the biggest crowd thanks to its multi-platform support and thanks to the ridiculously fun gameplay.

Whether you want to play casually on a relaxing difficulty for fun, or you want to work your whole body and go crazy on expert difficulty, Beat Saber offers a great VR experience for all players alike.


Octopath Traveler
Nintendo Switch (2018) - PC (2019)

A return to form for Square-Enix and also a return to the old-style turn-based combat of the '90s, Octopath Traveler is a story told from several different perspectives where each character has their own tale of which companions join them after completing their own tale. It's an interesting mashup of crossover storytelling with an intriguing new take on turn-based combat that is a lot of fun to play and watch alike.

What makes this stand out from the crowd is its pseudo mode-7 art style that oozes pixelated quality.


Overcooked! 2
PC (2018) - PlayStation 4/Xbox One (2018) - Nintendo Switch (2018)

The first Overcooked was already ridiculously fun but when you transition to the second game, you immediately notice the vast improvements that were made that only enhanced the ridiculousness and the fun even more. The ridiculous kitchen setups, throwing food around and trying to make sure you don't overcook the rice...

Overcooked 2 will bring an abundance of fun and laughter to you and your friends and is most definitely worthy of a spot on our favourite games of this decade list.


Pokémon: Let’s Go Eevee/Pikachu
Nintendo Switch (2018)

The Let's Go series brought Pokémon the Nintendo Switch in a refreshing way. This re-imagining of the original Red/Blue/Yellow series put together Pokémon Go mechanics with the classic Pokémon story and gameplay and made for an enjoyable experience for both newcomers, as well as seasoned Pokémon players.


Spyro Reignited Trilogy
PC (2019) - PlayStation 4/Xbox One (2018) - Nintendo Switch (2019)

Just like with Crash Bandicoot, bringing back Spyro to today's gaming devices was a stellar choice. The fun trilogy of platformers has received a gorgeous visual upgrade and has been recreated to a point by the developers at Toys for Bob.

With some minor updates to the controls to bring them to the current age of gaming, Spyro's Reignited Trilogy is an incredibly fun adventure for players who loved the original games and for newcomers alike. We definitely hope that platform games like this are here to stay.
 


Subnautica
PC (2018) - PlayStation 4/Xbox One (2018)

After crashing down in the middle of a sea on an unknown planet, you are trying to figure out what you can do to get off of this planet. It isn't going to be easy and you have to start from scratch... That is Subnautica's charm. You go in knowing nothing, slowly learning more about the story, exploring the sea and trying to stay alive.

The sound in the game is phenomenal and intriguing, as well as relaxing - while the music is great, we personally had it turned off and enjoyed the actual sounds of the ocean instead. What started for us as a curiosity ended up as a long playthrough (probably longer than necessary) full of enjoyment, surprises and even more curiosity. All we can do now is patiently wait for the follow-up, Below Zero.


Two Point Hospital
PC (2018) - PlayStation 4/Xbox One (2020) - Nintendo Switch (2020)

If you've ever played Theme Hospital by Bullfrog then you will know exactly what you're getting here. If you haven't, however, then you'll be in for one of the most downright addictive, fine, and maniacal experiences in trying to run a hospital ever.

It took the premise of Theme Hospital and just went bonkers on it. I don't think you'll ever come across a game where you have to remove beavers from people in a Demagnetising Room suffering from Animal Magnetism, or even curing people's Grey Anatomy symptoms in the Chromatherapy Room. It's all hilarious fun and so addictive.


Valkyria Chronicles 4
PC (2018) - PlayStation 4/Xbox One (2018) - Nintendo Switch (2018)

The original Squad 7 of Valkyria Chronicles left me full of emotions, from laughter to sobbing, the story really hit you where it hurts but always lifted you to continue, such is war. Valkyria Chronicles 4 felt very similar in retrospect, yet, it didn't have quite the punch that the original story did.

The vast improvements on the battlefield, the extra units, and the overall experience are considerably better. You can tell love and dedication was put into this game from the moment the intro rolls around and playing through the story on the frontlines to take back Europa was just the icing on the cake. Both VC1 and VC4 are a must play in sequence as they're both masterpieces.