2020.02.10

Collage screenshot Nioh Fire Emblem Mass Effect Borderlands Remnant Shadow Colossus

Here are screenshots from this decade that I like technically, aesthetically, or nostalgically. You may notice the post is at the beginning of the decade, I've chosen this as a convention so I can keep a running post for in-progress decades.

If the polygon count is too high for you, check last decade

Shadow of the Colossus field tower horse
The lonely beauty of Shadow of the Colossus.

Payday 2 LED clown mask
Payday 2: heists, cosmetics, suppressors.

Borderlands 3 Vestige load screen
Who says load screens can't make great screenshots? Look at that font!

Divinity Original Sin 2 Adramalik
The Adramalik arc was kind of crazy and very Divinity.

Nioh
Nioh: a western warrior and some glowing magical spirits.

PUBG Battlegrounds suicide buggy C4
With C4 came the suicide car and other meme strats that you just don't find in other PvP games.

Bloodborne
Nothing describes the Bloodborne experience quite like sitting hunched-over with your head in a cage during a blood moon. And I mean that in a good way.

Remnant from the Ashes eclipse desert
Taking lunar backdrops to the next level, Remnant was an unassuming PS+ freebie with great gameplay and well-crafted environments.

Mass Effect Mako scenic
A few things really capture ME1: the Citadel, Sovereign, Ilos, mass relays, and - well - elevators. They're not super photogenic. Instead, here's a Mako sendy.

Mass Effect 2 Garrus scars
ME2 semi-successfully introduced darker themes to the series, but stood apart from its predecessor by focusing on the squad. Ahem, (read in Seth Green's voice), "What's the hardest part about treating a turian who took a rocket to one side of his face? Figuring out which side took the rocket."

Star Wars Squadrons a wing star destroyer
X-Wing lives. Not pictured: an X-Wing.

Back 4 Blood Abomination
Back 4 Blood. Pictured: blood. Also a back. Nailed it this time.

Mass Effect 3 Legendary Edition Palaven reaper
If you want a picture of the future, imagine an AI tentacle stamping on a Salarian face - for ever.

Nioh 2 Tokichiro
Why, Tokichiro, why?