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The Caltrops Top 50 games of 2010-2019: #10-1

Welcome! It was a long time going, but these are the ten best games of the decade, as decided by the Caltrops forum. Here are links to the other entries in this web series: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Entries #29 – 21 Entries #20 – 11 #10 […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #20-11

We’re counting down the 50 best games of the decade. Previous entries: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Entries #29 – 21 And now … 20 through 11! #20 – YAKUZA 0 by Sega (2015) Steam Link Worm says, “Yakuza is essentially a game in the spirit of Shenmue […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #29-21

We’re counting down the 50 greatest games of the decade, 2010-2019. Previous entries: Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 Entries #39 – 30 Below are #29 through #21. #29 – POKEMON GO by Nintendo, 2016 Available on your phone in the app store. This was a phenomenon. I attribute all the thinking a […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #39-30

We’re counting down the 50 best games of the decade, as tallied by the readers and posters of the Caltrops forum over the last ten years. Honorable Mentions: Part One Entries #50 – 40 #39 – THAUMISTRY: IN CHARM’S WAY by Bob Bates (2017) Steam Link Bob Bates made two games under the Infocom label […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019: #50-40

Welcome to the Caltrops list of the 50 best games of the decade, which was from 2010 to 2019. Here is a link to the previous article, which had some honorable mentions. And if you’d like to discuss the list with people, please do! This is the way to the Caltrops forum. Entries #39-30 Honorable […]

The Caltrops Top 50 Games of 2010-2019 Part One: Honorable Mentions

It’s time for the Caltrops list of the best games of the decade. How was this list made? By discussion on the Caltrops forum over the last ten years, voting e-mails written to the admin, outright voting in one of our threads and interpersonal discussions the admin had with regulars. Some of the voters who […]

Dead Rising 2 And The Lack of Rebindable Controls

This is it, this is Dead Rising 2’s complete ‘Controls’ menu. Complete and unedited, which you can totally tell, because I would not let an edited version keep Uncanny Katie around. Looking at the review averages for this game, it’s pegged at about 77%. HOW? It lacks one of those most basic interface options in […]

Mischief Maker’s Top 7 GOG Winter Sale Recommendations

Overload With all this talk about the lost greatness of 90s FPS games, let’s not forget that there is a game that accurately recreates and improves on the gameplay of the classic Descent, by the original Descent team, that’s already out and already awesome. I’m more than a little worried the upcoming game named “Descent” […]

The Top 50 Non-Art Indie Games

Once upon a time, respected movie critic Roger Ebert said that video games would never be art because their narrative didn’t explore the human condition. Video game critics wished above all else to one day be as respected as Ebert, so they took his statement as a personal rejection and made it their life’s mission […]

A Brief History Of Video Game Violence

Author’s note: After seeing what a wet blanket most of Hotline Miami 2 is I figured I’d dump this here and see what everyone thought about it. I wrote it awhile ago when it seemed like the whole #GamerGate thing was going to turn into some expressly anti-violence desensitization thing. — Worm The first violent […]