What are your top 5 games this gen?
Here are my 5:
5. God of War 3 (PS3)
4. Bastion (Xbox 360, PC)
3. Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2. Alan Wake (Xbox 360, PC)
1. Fallout: New Vegas (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
2)Hitman Blood Money
3)Halo 3 (I swear I did not plan that)
5)Batman Arkahm City
It's not really easy to say because we're not through with the current generation yet.
This list is likely to change once I finally sink my teeth in Deus Ex, The Witcher 2 and Fallout New Vegas And Mass Effect 3 (when I finally play the real game an not just the multiplayer next November)
Not to mention the new IP's which I am fully prepared to put on this list once they come out.
Valkyria Chronicles (probably the most original thing I've played this gen)
All shooters (in some form) I know but that seems to be what everyone's making.
Mushihimesama Futari (360)
Sega Rally (PC)
Everybody's Golf (Vita)
Ridge Racer 3D (3DS)
Tenchu Z (360)
Batman: Arkham City. My god that was a good game. I'm still going through all the challenge maps and NG+ today.
3 star'd all the combat maps, now to get Catwoman repeatedly shot in the face. Fuck you Predator maps! Complete this map without taking a hit? Catwoman doesn't have the Easy Mode button! When there are two guys left as Batman you can just disable their guns and saunter up to them all "I'm Batman" style.
Portal 2, Bayonetta, Ace Attorney (if that counts as this gen)
Finally League of Legends I suppose. It's a really good game bar the community. Nothing beats destroying the guy who dared to facecheck the bush you were waiting in... Poor old Veigar. Couldn't even get his stun off in time.
Except destroying the guy who facechecked the bush your entire team was waiting in of course.
Oh and Nidalee is the most hilarious Champion in the game. The spears... They're just too good. Obscene amounts of damage for one projectile. The escapes they're even better! I killed Volibear without even triggering his passive. When his health hits 30% he regens a load of it back.
Looks like 33% to instant death doesn't trigger it... XD
2.Half Life 2 (If you count that Last Gen, then the episodes)
4.Hitman: Blood Money
5.Twilight Princess? I don't know. So many choices... Super Mario Galaxy? Red Dead Redemption? Civilization V? GOD DAMNIT CHOICES!
This Generation as in, starting from roughly 2005/2006? Alrighty then, here's my top 5 in no particular order!
Mass Effect (X360)
Batman - Arkham Asylum (PS3/X360)
Portal (X360, PS3, PC)
Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)
The Elder Scrolls IV - Oblivion (X360, PS3, PC)
Okay, here we go in a particular order...<.<
1. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. a tie between Call of Pripyat and Shadow of Chernobyl...
2. No More Heroes...
3. Metro 2033...
4. Deus Ex Human Revolution...
-Bioshock (Favorite game ever)
I have played these games more then I would like to admit. Playing Bioshock anually has become a tradition of mine.
Dead Space 2
Ratchet & Clank: A Crack In Time
These are most of the games I've actually bothered playing all the way through this gen
In no particular order, but picked for vaguely justifiable reasons:
Assassins Creed 2
Honourable mention time: Bioshock, Fallout 3, Halo: Reach
Of course, this gen ain't done yet, so that's just a "so far" list really.
Arrrgghhh so many to chose from!!!!
1) Dark Souls
2) Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
3) TESV: Skyrim
4) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Honourable mention to Blazblue, Dragon Age: Origins, and Rock Band
1. Persona 4: Golden (Vita) It's out in Japan, so it counts.
2. Team Fortress 2 (PC) I'm planning on going over 1,000 hours. DETERMINATION!
3. Gravity Rush (Vita) Too awesome to describe with words.
4. Portal 2 (PC, 360, PS3) So funny. Already played through it 15+ times.
5. Fallout 3 (PC, 360, PS3) The first open-world game I ever played.
1) Mass Effect 2/3 - (3 has the better mechanics, but I'm reserving overall judgement till' the extended cut).
2) Dark Souls - gaming purity. Skillful and thoughtful gameplay.
3) The Witcher 2 - an RPG the way it should be. Plus it has boobs.
4) Batman: Arkham Asylum - Arkham City was the better game in terms of mechanics and longevity, but Asylum was better paced and had a superior atmosphere.
5) Street Fighter IV (plus all expansions) - my favorite fighting game of all time. Have sunk many hours into this game against friends and randoms online.
Honorable mentions: Gears of War 3 (Shuddup it's fun enough with friends), TESV: Skyrim, Fallout 3 and BioShock.
No specific order:
Modern Warfare 2
Gears of War 3
Mass Effect 3 (the game was good, the ending made Jesus fling himself Heaven screaming "THIS IS NOT WHAT I SACRIFICED FOR!")
1. Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack In Time (I don't care if it's a sequel. It's damn good!)
3. Xenoblade Chronicles
5. Assassin's Creed 2 maybe?
1. Portal 2
2. Mass Effect
3. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
4. Fallout 3
5. Red Dead Redemption
Still got loads of games to come in this generation though, so I doubt that list will stay the same until the next one.
#5 Diablo 3 - Honestly, this game could easily get up to number 2 and possibly number 1. The only reason it's so low on the list right now is because it's only a month old. Too soon to see if the lasting appeal is there. I've put over 200 hours into the game I'm still addicted.
#4 inFamous - My favorite superhero game of all-time. Surprising considering how great Arkham Asylum/City are. This one blew me away and stands out as a sandbox game I can actually tolerate.
#3 Metroid Prime 3 - My favorite Wii game. It's not as memorable as Prime for Gamecube, but it is the most fun and replayable of this franchise.
#2 Dragon Age: Origins - Fantastic memorable story and characters. Moments in this game are etched in my mind like classic moments in movies growing up.
#1 Rock Band 3 - Favorite game of all-time which makes it the default winner for this generation. Guitar/Base/Vocals/Keyboard are okay, but Drums are fantastic. This game is fun solo, multi and co-op and provides the greatest sense of accomplishment and replay value I've ever seen in a video game. I only wished the drum sets weren't so fragile as the pads tend to break down in about a year.
Honorable Mentions: Civilizations 5, Plants vs Zombies, Mass Effect 2, Dragon Age 2, SWTOR, Defense Grid, Zelda Twilight Princess, Borderlands and Super Street Fighter 4
Hmm that's a tough one.. Don't think I could put them in order.
But I'll have a go:
-The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim ... Would've gone for Oblivion but Skyrim blew that out of the water.
-Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare ... There's no doubt that this was one helluvah shooter.
-Halo: Reach ... Okay I think Halo 3 had a great story, but I just loved reach. Fantastic Multiplayer.
-Borderlands ... Played the heck out of this game, never gets old.
-Uncharted 2/3 ... Couldn't choose between these. Brilliant story, quality gameplay.
Honourable Mentions: Resistance Fall Of Man, Little Big Planet, Bioshock, Gears of War.
dragon age origins.
9 hours, 9 persons, 9 doors. (not sure of the order :P)
this from the top of my head, sure will change if i would really think about it.
Honorable mentions: castevania LoS, Vanquish, batman series (city wins, but they are both amazing). deus ex HR.
*NOT IN ORDER*
combined comedy and brilliant gameplay mechanics into something i will never forget.
represented bethesda's first open game to do open world properly , having a fun, vibrant world.
red dead redemption:
RDR will be forever be remembered as the game that rejuvenated the western, and the most fun you can have playing as a desparado.
the first time i've cared about a character. also, i cried during the true love ending.
mass effect 3:
wrapped up one of my favourite series in an explosive and unexpected fashion. plus, i loved the characters[GARRUS I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU].
gears of war 3
deus ex: HR
my top 5 are actually framed in my gaming room, and get changed whenever a new game raises the bar.
Portal/Portal 2: Best humor in the industry, fun puzzles. The beauty of the turret opera.
Deus Ex HR: Like Alpha Protocol (kinda) but better and with a more likable protagonist and vending machine throwing. Boss fights negatively effect the outcome and the end is horrendous. Otherwise the gameplay is fun allowing for many styles of play, though stealth has the best rewards.
Dragon Age: Origins: Excellent writing, important, driving storylines with character arcs, and functional to string the narrative together, minus a few bugs and the motherfucking Fade level.
Mount and Blade: Warband: The modding community for this game makes up for the crummy graphics (it's like late PS2 graphics), nonexistent story, and horrendous characters 10 fold. It combines a basic strategy game with a decent rpg. You know that feeling in an RPG when you level up until you can take on armies alone? Yeah, that's there (if you focus on horse archery especially) but the RTS element of building a world conquering force from a bunch of peasants goes hand in hand with it. You become a god among men and your army is your angels. That exists in the native version so the game makes it.
Bioshock: Beautifully atmospheric. Incredible story telling. Harsh difficulty but low punishment for death keeps the game accessible. Also the twist hammered me and now I can never forget that three word phrase. It also comes across as one of my better arguments for games as art. No book or movie could have told that story as well as a game could have. The twist wouldn't have had the same impact.
I chose these games for their single player, obviously. However, my multiplayer honorable mention is a tie between BF3 (yes, I am that sort) for actual balance in an FPS and Ghost Recon Future Soldier for fair balance and extremely tactical gameplay that appeals to the amateur tactician in me.
1. Call of Duty 4
2. Mass Effect
3. Starcraft 2
4. Modern Warfare 2 (Yes, really.)
5. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
CoD4 is everything you could ever want in an arcade shooter. Great campaign, innovative, and by far the best multiplayer game of this generation.
Mass Effect is in my opinion the best RPG ever made. 2 and 3 were both great games, but nothing can touch the original.
Starcraft 2 is on this list strictly because of the custom game creator. Some of the user-created content for this game is incredibly fun.
Modern Warfare 2 catches a lot of flak for being imbalanced, frustrating and incredibly random, but all of those things are why it's so great. EVERYTHING is overpowered in MW2. Killstreaks, guns, perks, everything. Despite how frustrating it can be, it's just so much fun when you can find a decent lobby without knife kids or noob tube morons.
UMvC3 is about as well-designed and balanced as fighting games can be. It's fast, fluid, and just feels perfect to me.
Eurgh, I'm going to split them into single and multiplayer since I like some for one and some for the other.
2.Binding of Isaac
4.Super Meat Boy
5.Killing Floor (Co-op)
1.League of Legends
2.League of Legends
3.League of Legends
4.League of Legends
5.League of Legends
3.Gears of War 2
4.Team Fortress 2
5.Left 4 Dead 1
5) Mirror's Edge. Holy mechanically unique game Batman! I mean yeah it had some technical problems, but doesn't the fucking awesomeness make up for it? I don't know, I just love running around on walls and being able to do it from a first person perspective relatively smoothly was unbelievably cool.
4) Dark Souls. Probably the "gamiest" game. (And of course I'm using the word "gamiest" to mean "tastes like something you just killed". But when was the last time you got to say the mechanics were the best thing about a game (I mean other than Mirror's Edge) Dark Souls just sucked me in and kept me there for well over 200 hours
3) Portal. I don't know. Does it count. the first time I heard of it was on the Orange Box and that came out this generation so I'm counting it. Physics and homicidal machinery have never been so good together. (And no Portal 2 was not better)
2) Dragon Age Origin. You remember Bioware right? those guys who made a bunch of good games then inexplicably and over night just switched to pumping out shit in the name of making a quick buck off the fanbase they've been building up for like 15 years now? This was the last game they made worth mentioning.
(Honestly though Mass Effect 2 used to be on my "top 5 games this generation" list, but then Mass Effect 3 came out and completely mooted that entire series. And while I did love Mass Effect 2 it didn't have an end, and judging the whole series as a whole it isn't very good.)
1) Record of Agarest War. So I say this is the best game, but really the fact that it's a game is just a formality, what's really appealing about this is the writing and voice acting, so it could have been, like a hundred hour long movie and get the same review. That's not to say that the turn-based strategy RPG behind all the terrific writing and acting isn't great. But honestly the "game" part could have sucked and the whole package wouldn't have suffered for it.
I will throw an honorable mention to Rock Band 2 and Batman Arkham Asylum/City (I can't for the life of me decide which is better so I'll say they tie for 7th place) and finally Bastian
1.) Mass Effect 2
2.) Batman Arkham Asylum/Arkham City (Sequel Tie!) +2 BONUS PTS!
3.) Mass Effect
4.) Dragon Age 2
5.) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Kingdom's of Amalur Reckoning
Mass Effect 3 (ending notwithstanding)
Tough coming up with this list
1. Pokemon Heartgold
2. Rainbow Six Vegas
3. Heavy Rain
4. Uncharted 3
Just missed the cut: Alan Wake, Halo 3, Call of Duty 4, Skyrim, Mass Effect 3, Portal 2
1. Team Fortress 2
2. Portal 2
3. Batman Arkham City
5. Saints Row The Third
Honourable Mentions: Skyrim, Fallout NV, Worms Reloaded.
In no particular order
Fallout New Vegas
Mass Effect 2
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (CoD 4)
Despite the fact that it was buggier and lacked super-mutants, New Vegas was a shining example of what an open world RPG should be.
All of the elements of Mass Effect 2 came together in just the right way to make it truly amazing. The same can not be said of 1 (story was mediocre at best, and the gameplay was horrible) and I haven't finished 3, yet, so no statement there.
Arkham Asylum had a better, more varied environment than Arkham City. The blandness of the city in turn negatively effected gameplay.
Portal 2 redefined what a good game was. It had amazing gameplay, environments, and arguably the best writing in video game history.
CoD4 redefined the FPS. The unfortunate fact is that it lead to an over-saturation of knock-offs, but the game itself was still amazing.
1. Bayonetta (PS3, 360)
The perfect successor to the Devil May Cry franchise.
2. Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (PSP)
Remade, remastered, and the perfect tactics game.
3. Borderlands (PC, PS3, 360)
Diablo with guns, but a blast to play, with or without friends.
4. Fallout: New Vegas (PC, PS3, 360)
Improved Fallout 3 in a lot of ways, and performed well despite several bugs.
5. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (PC, PS3, 360)
Lot more bugs than above, but a wonderful experience, and a vast improvement over Oblivion.
This is all my opinion, mind you.
1. Shadow Complex
2. Castle Crashers
5. Castlevania Harmony of Despair
6. Braid (cheating)
7. Limbo (cheating)
I might as well add in the last two since these are probably the only 7 games I genuinely love out of this entire gen (excluding oblivion). And before anyone asks, yes I have more retail games, 25+ more just for the 360 alone. I just think the main library of "AAA games" is utterly shitty. But here are some honorable mentions just so you know I really gave them a chance.
Twilight Princess, 3D Dot game Heroes, Battlefield Bad Company, Portal, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Borderlands, Rayman Origins and Gears of War 2. All of these games may not have been as great as my top choices, but they were certainly worth every penny.
Developer: Crytek Frankfurt
Publisher: Electronic Arts
ii. Pokemon SoulSilver
Publisher: Nintendo, The Pokemon Company
Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios, Playdead
iv. The Walking Dead
Developer: Telltale Games
Publisher: Telltale Games
Release: 2012 - ????
v. I Wanna Be the Guy
Developer: Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly
Publisher: Michael "Kayin" O'Reilly
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Mass Effect 2
Batman: Arkham City
These 5 are probably the most I've felt "involved" in the games (if that makes any sense at all)
Persona 3 Portable
Tales of Vesperia
Fallout New Vegas
I'm more than positive I'm forgetting tons of good games. This has been a very long generation
In no particular order:
Mass Effect (series as a whole)
I think my top #1 game would be Heavy Rain just because of how involved I was in it. No other game has made me feel the things that game made me feel.