15 Must-Play PC Games of the Decade: Page 6 of 15
10. Minecraft (2009)
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This independent game, created by Swedish programmer Markus "Notch" Persson, surprised the gaming world by its innovation and sheer popularity. Selling roughly 20 million copies just for the PC and Mac version of the game, it lands the spot as the third best-selling video game of all time.
Minecraft. A sandbox adventure game where anything is possible.
Now, you must be wondering how a dated-looking game with pixelated textures similar to Doom from the 90’s, made it the best-selling PC game of all time? Some experts say that it’s the reward system employed by the game itself. It’s a casual sandbox game with no clear goals – simply, a no-pressure game. You just explore the world, dig and gather resources, craft items and build a place you can call home. The mere joy of exploring an essentially boundless world and the freedom to do almost anything you like makes it so much attractive to gamers.