10. The Wonderful 101 (Platinum Games, 2013)
9. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo, 2017)
last one (a divisive Zelda title? The hell you say!), but I found a lot to enjoy in it. With BotW, Nintendo finally stepped into the realm of modern gaming with an open-world adventure that features a polished physics engine and nearly totally free-form exploration and gameplay. The player is essentially given control of Link and only provided with sparse mission objectives, with how and when they carry them out being left completely left up to them. And given how vast, beautiful and amazingly well-crafted the gameplay and environment are, it'll likely be a long time before you get back to working on the main storyline. Dungeons are generally much shorter, but feature puzzles that are up to the series' standard in every respect, requiring the player to make clever use of their abilities (as well as the physics in the game engine) to make their way to the end. The physics also come into play quite often in combat, allowing the player to ambush enemies by detonating nearby powder kegs or roll boulders down hills at them. Even the cooking and potion crafting in the game is surprisingly fun, giving the player a new way to solve problems they encounter by temporarily bolstering their own abilities in a number of ways (such as a temporary health boost or fire resistance). Even just wandering around the world is surprisingly fun thanks to some clever new abilities - in addition to spell-like effects that allow the player to use the in-game physics to solve puzzles and traverse obstacles, one can fly around with a hang-glider and climb up almost any surface (to the limit of the player's Stamina bar) - in essence, if you can see it, you can probably reach it through some means or another. It all culminates in a vast gameplay experience that grants the player a tremendous amount of freedom to explore and experiment, and while it does have some serious flaws (most prominently the idea that more content is better than concise, well-designed content), there is a lot of fun to be had in Breath of the Wild.
And hey, any game with dynamite fishing is okay in my book!
8. Shantae: Half-Genie Hero (WayForward, 2016)
7. Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo, 2014)
6. Super Mario 3D World (Nintendo/1-UP Studio, 2013)
5. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Director's Cut (Black Forest Games, 2013)
4. Freedom Planet (GalaxyTrail, 2015)
3. Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games, 2014)
2. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (Sumo Digital, 2012)
1. Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games, 2014)