I found the breakdown for the "BEST-OF-THE-DECADE TOP TEN LISTS" pretty interesting. Breath of the Wild not only won but by a considerable margin :
Also, interesting to see two sub-80s reviewed games make the cut because of how impactful they were (Fortnite and Pokémon Go).
I don't know why, but this list greatly upsets me. There's no doubt in my mind this must be a critics-only list, because Zelda is #1 by a long shot. Just like with anything, I don't care what the critics think. Many people these days are realizing that now, especially with good films like Joker getting shit on as well as good shows like Witcher scoring poorly. I care more what the "public" thinks, even though they score 1's and 10's left and right haha.
When it comes to lists, however, the public is forced to choose and I feel the games that truly made a difference are more well represented.
I'm just getting so tired of the critics love for Zelda (I bet ZELDA won game of the 90's as well too, huh? Everything that has Zelda there has to go to Zelda. Zelda is the ONLY game people should play. How did Zelda get this kind of reputation? It floors me.) No, it's NOT the next coming of Christ. It's not the end all, be all of gaming. This is especially true when people praise it to no end and then you actually sit down with the game for an hour and think to yourself, "really? THIS is the game people speak so highly of?" I simply do not get it. I'm no fan but I have beaten two in the franchise, OoT and TP, and OoT surely was by far no game of the 90's for me. That goes to Final Fantasy VII. But I guess, it's kinda like trying to tell everyone why is Bieber so well liked? He just is...can't do much about it.
Very disappointed in the critics for not only choosing BOTW, but to have it in the lead over something as amazing as The Last of Us by a comfortable margin. I feel God of War is a superior game, but hey...we gotta give it to Nintendo. Sony already has the most popular console so....
I'm sure a list of thousands of gamers from various sites would paint a much rather different scenario...a more "back to reality" kind of picture, in my eyes. That's just me anyway.