Games of the Decade: Notable absences

December 1, 2019
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To mark the end of the 2010s, we’re celebrating 30 games that defined the last 10 years. You can find all the entries in the Games of the Decade archive, and read our thinking about it in an editor’s blog. Meanwhile, here’s a little something extra.

It’s been a wonderful decade for video games, and no messing. But not everyone has been invited to the party. Here we’re taking a few minutes to remember a few of our most notable absences of the last ten years.

This should have been the decade for TimeSplitters. Cruelly canned for being too comedic a shooter without a serious, gruff bloke to bung on the box, this franchise’s death dates back to a time when the only shooter on the menu was forced to grow a beard to suit a suit’s idea of manpoints.

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