Fortnite’s best-known mode is itself a result of the popularization of the genre, thanks to PlayerUnknown’s Battleground. Picture: Epic Games

Washington – Gaming is now humanity’s favourite form of entertainment, and the medium’s legacy was cemented this past decade. 

So, which games have made the biggest mark on the industry from 2010 through 2019? After much deliberation, here is a list of titles we believe aren’t just quality games but ones that have shaped the medium and continue to do so in extraordinary ways.

2010

Amnesia: The Dark Descent

Video games are often known for being power fantasies. Even the game that popularized survivor horror, Resident Evil, gave you a rocket launcher and an exploding mansion as its coda. Indie studio Frictional Games dared to make you powerless, with just a lantern in hand to light the way.