Listpost | 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: 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.

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?

Far Cry 6 helicopter sunset
Beautiful Yara at sunset, riding gunner/copilot.

Horizon Forbidden West desert night
The beautiful and ominous world of Horizon.

Elden Ring Crumbling Farum Azula dragon
Elden Ring has a lot of scenic landscapes, but teaming up on a big friggin dragon feels more on brand.

Tiny Tina Wonderlands Sunfang Oasis
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands had some neat environments, this one is Sunfang Oasis.

Stellaris Eye of Hawking
Stellaris's ships may be boxy and its art may be bland, but its galactic phenomena are lovely.

Halo Master Chief Collection Pillar of Autumn ring
Alas, since Halo 1 and 2 have unplayable co-op, my favorite screenshot is a cinematic. But this takes me back.

The Ascent scenery BioChoice Pharma Atom Vitality
The Ascent's cyberpunk visuals are second to none.

Halo Reach endgame visor cracks
The feels. Remember Reach.

Slay the Spire Watcher heart
Slay the Spire isn't overtly pretty, the math is: 17 < 88, 24*8 + 46 > 232, 24*8 + 46 < 300.

Halo 3 MCC Warthog Arbiter beach
Halo 3: one last ride on the ring with Arbiter-buddy, a bunch of marines, and a Warthog.