Looking at any ten year period in gaming's history, you're going to find a ton of really great games, but the 2010s were more than that.
2018 saw the return to two massive franchises, both of which were critically acclaimed and divvied up the game of the year awards across the industry.
2017 is still pretty recent, but, man it was one hell of a year. If anyone wants to debate which year of the 2010s was the best, you would have to have 2017 in the conversation.
2016 had in it one of the biggest gaming phenomenon's ever to occur that summer, bringing the idea of augmented reality games to the mainstream.
2015 features the final say on a couple of massive gaming stories and characters.
2014 was a rough year for AAA releases. There isn't really one big standout in terms of quality.
2013 is the last year of the seventh generation, with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One releasing during the holiday season.
After 2010 and 2011, 2012 may seem like a bit of a down year for games.
More than any year in the 2010s, 2011 may have spawned the most influential games of the decade.
When we started to look at the best games released over the past decade, 2010 stood out as one incredible year to kick things off.