When we think about some of the biggest video games to have her release within the 10’s decade titles such as Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim along with Grand Theft Auto V instantly comes to the minds of many people. Since they respective releases both games have sold millions worldwide and despite how old they are they are still enjoyable to this day. As far as sales are concerned its a know fact that Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has managed to reach at least 13 million units worldwide since its initial release for the Xbox 360, PS3 and Microsoft Windows back in November 2011. As an Action-RPG Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim gave players the chance to adventure through large open world environments while developing their characters and providing them with seemingly endless customization options which added to the overall replay value of the game itself.
As popular as Elder Scrolls V is Grand Theft Auto V is without a doubt one of the best selling video games of all-time. It was announced early this year that the game has sold at least 90 million copies worldwide since its initial release in September 2013. Its not much of a surprise that GTA V ended becoming as popular as it currently is especially considering the fact that RockStar added an online mode which gave players so much to do aside from playing through the game’s main story and completing side quests along the way. While Bethesda’s Elder Scrolls V might arguably be the best Action-RPG of the 10’s decade Grand Theft Auto V is definitely more popular and successful as a video game in general.
When it comes down to popular fighting titles from the early 10’s many people instantly think about games such as Mortal Kombat 9 along with Killer Instinct. While Mortal Kombat 9 was released for the PlayStation 3 along with the Xbox 360 Killer Instinct was an Xbox One exclusive which had more superior visuals. Also, the gameplay for Killer Instinct was very fast paced in comparison to that of Mortal Kombat 9 and we got to see the return of classic in-game mechanics such as the combo breaker which originated back in the early 90’s following the release of the original arcade title from 1994. But as far as mainstream popularity is concerned many would probably agree that Mortal Kombat 9 attracted more attention in 2011 than Killer Instinct did in 2013.
Despite, the fact that Killer Instinct initially turned the heads of many people following its release 2013 Mortal Kombat 9 was a title that put the stories of the original three MK titles into one in the game’s story mode which significantly added to its overall appeal. Classic characters such as Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raduen and more featured in this along with the fact that a single-player and tag team arcade mode was featured in MK 9. Also, Mortal Kombat 9 had also manage to spawn a successful sequel years later with the release of Mortal Kombat X in 2015 which was critically acclaimed by fans and gaming publications as well.
When it comes down to popular action-adventure titles of the 10’s decade one of the most popular titles that we have seen in relation to superheroes was Batman: Arkham Origins which was initially released for the Wii-U, Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3 back in October 2013. Despite, there being technical is with the Xbox 360 version of Arkham Origins the game was still praised by fans and critics of the series for features such as side quests that allows Batman to help police solving crimes while using creative detective skills and advanced gadgets for combating foes. As popular as Batman: Arkham Origins was for the last generation consoles during the early 10’s there are many people who would love to see this game ported to the Nintendo Switch or even the PlayStation 4.
As many people know Batman: Arkham Origins utilized the Unreal Engine 3 so the game could definitely work on the Nintendo Switch since it can run titles that uses the Unreal Engine 4. However, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has never announced any plans on bringing Batman: Arkham Origins to the Nintendo Switch. A game like Batman: Arkham Origins could possibly standout more on the Nintendo Switch than the PS4 especially since there are many big upcoming releases in the future such as Kingdom Hearts III, Final Fantasy VII: Remake which can potentially overshadow potential a re-release if this action-adventure title.
As many people know Marvel vs Capcom 3 was one of the most popular crossover fighting games of the 10’s. Ever since its release Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds has remained exclusively on the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360. Unlike, its predecessors Marvel vs Capcom 3 never received an arcade release and was still a huge success in countries such as America and Japan due to the fact that the game was at least a decade in the making. If Marvel vs Capcom 3 was released in arcade centers back in the early 10’s the game could have definitely been somewhat of an attraction.
But ever since online multiplayer gameplay became popular back in the mid to late 00’s it almost seemed like there was no point whatsoever on having an arcade version Marvel vs Capcom 3. The arcade era of gaming ended a long time ago somewhere between the late 90’s and the early 00’s. As popular as Marvel vs Capcom 3 was in the early 10’s an arcade version of the game would not have been as exciting as the online multiplayer experience that people had for the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360.
When it comes down to popular action hack and slash titles that many people believe deserves a sequel one of the names that instantly comes to mind is Lollipop Chainsaw. After the game was developed and released back in the summer of 2012 there were many people who loved the comedy aspect of the game along with the fact that it had a survival horror feel to it where players have to destroy countless zombies. The concept of having a zombie hunting cheerleader is very creative along with the plot which is filled with twists in turns such as discovering Juliet Starling’s boyfriend was a zombie along with discovering that the main villain Swan was responsible for the outbreak that occurs on her 18th birthday.
Even though, Lollipop Chainsaw is criticized for its gameplay there were many aspects about the game in terms of presentation along with the inclusion of multiple endings that was quite impressive. Also, since its release Lollipop Chainsaw has managed to sell over one million units worldwide which is something that many people probably didn’t expect following its release in 2012. Considering the fact that Lollipop Chainsaw is one of Grasshopper Manufacture’s most popular game to date there is no doubt that the title deserves a sequel or at least a re-release for the PS4.
As far as the fighting genre is concerned both Mortal Kombat 9 and 10 are two of the most popular games that we seen during the first half of the 10’s decade. One of the many things that comes to mind when we look at both games deals with which one was better overall. There are some would give Mortal Kombat 9 the advantage since it arguably has a better roster of characters along with the inclusion tag team matches which was not apart of Mortal Kombat 10.
While the in game mechanics in Mortal Kombat 10 was better than 9 along with the fact that we got to see new characters such as Cassie Cage, Jacqueline Briggs, Kung Jin they were all characters that many people were unfamiliar with that replaced some of their favorites from some of the older MK titles. If one is a retro gamer they would probably be more inclined to choose Mortal Kombat 9 over MK 10 since the story of the game revisits the events of the first three games in the series. In fact the cutscenes from the story mode in MK 9 was arguably better than the two movies that came out back in the 90’s. While Mortal Kombat 10 was a great game the story mode in MK 9 alone was something that many people have wanted to see for a very long time.
In some ways Mortal Kombat 9 helped revitalize the series in general while MK 10 was a game that people were excited about because they wanted to see whether or not it would exceed their expectations. However, one of the more interesting things about the story mode in MK 10 includes the fact that Liu Kang was a villain along with a cliffhanger ending that points to Raiden possibly becoming one himself in the sequel. In terms of which game is better between Mortal Kombat 9 & 10 is tough since they are both awesome games.
‘As popular as Street Fighter X Tekken was back in the early 10’s there would be some people who would probably agree with the fact that Street Fighter X Tekken may not have worked for the Nintendo Wii. When it comes down to crossover fighting titles the Nintendo Wii already had Tatsunoko vs Capcom which was released back in 2008. However, when it comes down to popularity in relation to video games first and third person shooter video games seemed like they were more popular in the late 00’s and the early 10’s especially for the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. There are some who would argue that if Street Fighter X Tekken was a Wii exclusive the game may have sold over one million units worldwide back in 2012.
However, when it comes down to graphics and quality having a Wii port of Street Fighter X Tekken may not have been quite as good as the PS3 or the Xbox 360. But when it came down to fighting games Street Fighter X Tekken was definitely a game that the Wii needed more than the PS3 or the Xbox 360 back in the early 10’s. But when in regards to popularity the Nintendo Wii was not quite on the same level as the PS3. Since Nintendo started featuring more family friendly titles on the Wii there is a decent chance that Street Fighter X Tekken may not have done as well on the Wii console as it did on the PS3 or the Xbox 360 as far as sales are concerned.