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Best Console Game This Generation

The home console generation is about to make a jump forward. Starting at the end of this year, our current generation of consoles will be taking a back-seat to the new and improved technology and hype that comes along with the new hardware. Think about it…another slew of games that will get our blood bubbling with excitement, the news feed full of hype/hate/and joy, brand new experiences that previously were deemed impossible on the only technology. The possibilities are endless…

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NukaCola1847d ago

My personal Best Experience with a console this game this generation was Heavy Rain, but it's hard to pick just one game for GOTG as if there is such.

Septic1847d ago

The best game obviously depends on personal taste but I think notable mention has to go to Mass Effect. It was a new IP and really excelled in many areas. But its impossible to pick one game. So many have been excellent for different reasons. There has been something for everyone this generation.

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PoSTedUP1846d ago

MGS4 is probably the most talked about on any console for being simply the most epic. so id go with that.

blitz06231846d ago

In terms of experience, I would have to go with a game not listed there - God of War 3

xX-StolenSoul-Xx1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

So many great games this gen... Idk if I could pick one as the best of the Gen. I can choose 10-20 games and it wont be easy

gaffyh1846d ago

Darksiders

/thread

:D But really, it is awesome.

Gaming1011846d ago

Funny the picture is a Killzone picture, but Killzone didn't make the list, fishing for hits obviously, and it worked given this has gone to the top of the heat list.

A better question may be best series this generation, which had the strongest showings overall, it's easier to pick entire series than just one game.

In that case, I'll continue this thread the way it should have been started.

I like the Mass Effect series, Metal Gear Solid 4, the Uncharted series, Bioshock series, Crysis series (even though it received a lot of hate from certain trolls, I still like that it's a thinking man's game on the harder difficulties), God of War 3 (and even the HD PS2 and PSP remakes which I know don't count, but hey they were still better than most of what came out this generation if you consider all the crap we've been shoveled overall, plus their metacritic ratings are high above average) and several others I can't think of right now.

kane_13711846d ago

Although a lot of people complain about the quality of games this gen, (me included) but when I think about it ...
Daymn, so many great games.
Mirror's Edge is still my nr 1
And then games like Bayonneta, vanquish, neir and soon MGR all by platinum games, great titles!
Mass Effect Series, just wow

I could name uncharted and such, but every body else mentioned them.
Rdr and batman series are a huge wow factor.
Infamous is probably greatest superhero game ever for me.
And then we had that game company ... Again, woooow

Pixel junk and all the related games.
Borderlands, such a great experience!
The Prince of Persia, breath taking gfx.
And wow KZ 3, so much challenge!!!
RE 5... Breath taking action.
Dead Rising
Left for dead
Alan Wake (they shocked me, great game)
Warhawk, again wow
And Then Damon Souls and dark souls.
LBP
Blur
Forza 3
I can go on for ever!
MGS PW
Mk9
So many great titles!
definitely MW CoD4
Just great generation, and we are not done yet!

Spydiggity1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

Portal and L4D

RDR was pretty fantastic though. Same with the first Bioshock

BattleAxe1846d ago

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Boody-Bandit1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

My favorite game this generation is Uncharted 2. It's all personal preference. There were a lot of great games this generation. Too many to list.

DragonKnight1846d ago

Pfff, I have the two best games.

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls.

Demon's Souls was so loved that Atlus are keeping the servers open indefinitely.

Dark Souls is so loved that a PC petition was made and listened to by FromSoft/NamcoBandai.

No games are touted as being more for the core audience than those games. They don't hold your hand, unlike most of this gen's games. They don't have endless cutscenes to pad out the story. The combat is engrossing and addictive.

Simply put, the Souls series takes it this gen.

Wenis1846d ago

Just Cause 2 and Mirror's Edge are my personal favorites so far

irepbtown1846d ago

Metal Gear Solid 4 or Killzone 2

They were my favourite two. Out of games which you can only buy at the PS store it is Journey. Love it love it love it.

Also Call of duty 4, because it was a milestone for FPS (although a lot have taken a few steps backwards these days).

I dont think there's one definitive GOTG.

AKS1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

I'd probably have to go with Demon's Souls first and then Dark Souls. I'd still rate MGS4 highly. I also had a great time with the Uncharted and Mass Effect games. Red Dead Redemption felt like a step up in terms of maturity and design for Rockstar. As for downloadable games, I absolutely loved Journey.

pixelsword1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

First of all, false pic means no click from me.

Next, there is no one game this generation and not on one console or PC because this generation had so many great games if one of these games came out last gen, even with last gen's graphics, they would be last gen's Game of the generation.

You can use Batman, Crysis, Infamous, Gears, GoW, Heavenly Sword, Bioshock, Unreal Tournament, Fallout, Dead Space, Demons'/Dark Souls, Folklore, Halo, MGS4, Uncharted, Red Faction, Mass Effect, GT5, and many, many, many more.

I don't care to even want to make that distinction in terms of a general statement, but if I was to make a PERSONAL statement, I would use a game that fundamentally played so differently that it's differences made the game enjoyable.

That being said, I would have to still give it to several games, but if I were to pick one I'd give it to Demons' Souls.

DS was so distinct in terms of it's game play and interaction that it literally was not done in many way before; the "raiding" of worlds, the assistance due to "summoning" characters, the notes, and the best part of all of them, not being able to directly communicate with them. That is so ingenious that it's still impressive.

That saddest thing for me is that I lost my game, It kinda depressed me for a minute, but I know that after MGS4 I will bet back on DS and hopefully get Dark Souls before the end of the year.

Shepherd 2141846d ago

A few possible choices for me would have to be:

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for the extremely large, beautiful, and immersive land in a 2006 game.

Mass Effect 2 for its excellent characters and engrossing adventure, especially the end with the suicide mission and all your hard work beng shown step by step.

Halo 3 for the hundreds of hours staying up til the ass crack of dawn with good friends in the matchmaking and map editor, and also it's enjoyable story that ended the first trilogy.

Nexgensensation1846d ago

for the 360
Gears of war: Gears of war was the first visual king on the market and with the iconic chainsaw bayonette the gameplay and multiplayer was something to remember

Halo3: This was the final journey for master chief and was the main reasons to buy a 360 in the first place. Halo3 featured a ton of features which got me thinking how did bungie put all that in a single dvd space.

Forza2: No 360 fan can deny that forza2 made racing, tuning, buying, and selling one of the best assets to the game. Not even gt5 can compete interms of customization and connectivity.

For the ps3

MGS4: MGS4 single handedly erupt the world wide web being the first exclusive to receive perfect 10's from major gaming site! not only that the game itself, gameplay, cinematic, graphics, story... MGS4 is one of the only games that keep playing the single player mode in this modern warfare generation.

Killzone2: the undisputed proclaimed halo killer from graphics, to unique heaviness gameplay, to a 32 player online matches

Kin23g1846d ago

Why is it even up for debate? MGS4, of course.

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Morrigan-Aensland1847d ago

Killzone 2. Killzone 2 is my favourite shooter and it still sends chill down a lot of people's back. I remember when people actually thought that the gameplay was prerendered video. I remember a lot of fanboys for other systems would say things like" gears looks better", or "that game doesnt look good". Killzone 2 is still not surpassed by any Xbox games or Wii games to date. Killzone 2 is a marvel

Ps. I bathe with dove bath soap

Septic1847d ago (Edited 1847d ago )

.Killzone may look impressive visually, but you would have to be deluded to think that it even comes close to matching Halos gameplay. I'm sorry but Halo is in a completely different league in almost every area:

* Story: The Halo factions spends millions of years and is spectacular. With the premise of Halo arrays being weapons created by forerunners, the covenant with their own story. The humans being devolved several millennia ago, the flood being the final test of the Precursors, the story is just so deep and is begging for a movie translation.

* Gameplay: Halo's gameplay is unique. The ingenious design of the weapons and vehicles and the control scheme that complement them. Killzone, whilst having its own style, is clunky and uninspiring in comparison.

* Multiplayer: Halo brought proper online fps multiplayer to consoles. With its various different playlists and abundance of player created maps with Forge and coupled with the great gameplay with vehicles and gunplay, Killzone just doesn't come close to matching it.

Killzone trumps Halo with its raw visual fidelity but even in this department, Halo has such a unique,
colourful visual style that is its own.

The myriad of wannabes Halo beaters speaks volumes for the quality of the Halo games.

geddesmond1846d ago

I agree fully. Killzone is my most favorite FPS this gen. The visuals were amazing and when you got a kill in the game it felt so satisfying. Plus the death animations and the way blood splattered out was awesome and the boss fight against Radec at the end is one of my most favorite boss battles this gen alongside the Zeus and Hermes battle in GOW3. My only complaint was the game should have had a dozen more guns.

Of course you'll get nob heads like that Septic dude above posting stuff based on his opinion like its fact when all it is, is opinions. Everyone has their own styles and tastes. Plus its COD every FPS trys to beat not Halo. I almost forgot how sensitive Halo fanboys can be. If you think a games better than any other you shouldn't have to write 7 paragraphs telling people about it. Who are they trying to kid? Themself or us?

Mainsqueeze1846d ago

It's not fact that halo is better in everything but graphics but it is def a wider opinion that it is. I completely agree with everything Septic said. Halo trumps Killzone in every department but graphics. Now i would def take uncharted over gears tho lol.

-Alpha1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

I absolutely loved Killzone 2, that and COD4 are my favorite shooters this gen, but I have to disagree with this:

"Killzone 2 is still not surpassed by any Xbox games or Wii games to date."

I think it's pretty telling that all you talk about are graphics for Killzone. When it comes to graphics, they sure are great for Killzone, but you can't get away as easily making the same comment about what matters most: gameplay. And in that regard, it's all a matter of what you enjoy in a genre anyway.

joab7771846d ago

I agree that it's the best console fps this Gen...Oh wait...no it isn't because this list forgot my favorite game this Gen...bioshock. where is bioshock? Though I will say that killzone 2 is the best of it's kind..military online fps...and killzone 3 could have been better...though it's damn good too. But cmon...I love all these games but bioshock was just astonishing. And fallout 3 deserves a nod.

Getowned1846d ago

I never liked KZ2 maps but I think that was mostly due to spawn killing, spawn trapping was horrible, radics academy o. I also can't ignore the imput Lag, I really liked the heavy feel of the game but it was stupid how they made the hand guns as heavy as a rifle and all the guns had the same weight.The only other thing I hated was that people could take a lot of damage before dieing. I liked KZ3 more because of its better controls, but if KZ2 had none of these issues it probably would be the best fps this gen or close to it.

Septic is right though. Halo has the best MP of any FPS console game. If I voted fot best FPS this gen I'd pick Halo 3, it was extremely fun to play and just felt right. Bungie is a great dev and I really can't wait for there new multiplat game.

However for best console game my vote is for Naughty Dogs Uncharted 2 it had best story of any game this gen, Amazing graphics, fun MP, brilliant set pieces, the best voice acting in a game,great game play. The only thing it didn't have was cake :P

This gen isn't over yet, What about The Last of us ? and other games yet to be released.

MysticStrummer1846d ago

@Septic -
"Killzone may look impressive visually, but you would have to be deluded to think that it even comes close to matching Halos gameplay."

You have to be deluded to think your opinion is fact. I found Halo's gameplay to be nothing special at all. The same goes for Killzone. In my opinion you guys are arguing about two games that wouldn't even make my top 20 for the generation.

My personal pick is Dark Souls, followed closely by Demon's Souls.

Third place would be tougher for me to pick but Metal Gear Solid 4, Heavy Rain, Bioshock, and Red Dead Redemption would be in the running. Uncharted 2, Borderlands, MAG, and Warhawk would ( probably ) finish out my top 10.

rmx6871846d ago

It's sad that in 2012 you still see people say Halo has "ingenious design of weapons and vehicles" yet can't say one word to back it up.

Killzone 2 was way ahead of its time and still is to this day. It has the best implementation of a class system in a shooter to date, with every class being able to turn the tide. The seamlessly changing game-types of Warzone has yet to be replicated in FPS and makes KZ the most uniquely dynamic MP shooter. The maps complement this style with so many different areas playing radically different roles depending on which gametype is coming next round.

I don't know if I would say KZ2 is the best game of this generation, but it's hands-down one of the most intense shooters and brilliantly designed multiplayer games I've ever played.

Tru_Ray1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

Killzone 2 was definitely a watershed moment for the PS3 console:

- Spectacular visuals
- Excellent gameplay
- Unforgettable final boss battle

Some of my other favorites:

- Valkyria Chronicles
- MGS4
- The Uncharted Series
- GT5

Tru

PoSTedUP1846d ago

killzone is dark, gritty and badass

halo is fun, fruity and colorful

geddesmond1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

@Mainsqueeze

Well halos a 40+ mil selling franchise and KZs only a 6 mil or less selling franchise so of course more people would have that opinion of Halo. But thats not the point, to call someone deluded because of what they think is wrong. Everyone has their own opinion.

I don't like Halo, I could go on for ages about why but whats the point, I know millions of people love the game so who am I to tell them different and why should I care if they like it or debate them against it?

@Alpha I think he meant Graphics with that quote which is sort of true because Crysis 2 and Gears 3 are the only titles to really match KZ2s graphics in my eyes on the 360.

Also the gameplay in KZ2 is great, its the controls and weighty feeling that most people have the problem with. For me I adjusted and learned quick and have no problem with the controls. I do wish they made them more floaty and casual but thats only to attract more people so the game could have gotten the recognition it deserved.

@rmx687

Exactly people never mention the good things KZ2 did. You hear people talking about spawn killing and all that crap but that only happened when people didn't play their classes right. The KZ games really do have you working for the win and one or 2 enemies sneaking off to the enemies side and holding it down there could turn the tides of a match in minutes. Plus the atmosphere in the game was unreal. Also KZ2 paved the way for better looking games this gen. As soon as that game released every dev was trying for great looking games. Oh and I think the KZ games have some of the best AI I've seen so far this gen.

You play a COD game and when an enemy takes cover you just go into cover and he pops back up in the same position, In KZ the enemies go into cover and sneakily start firing at you from all different parts of their cover or from a prone position and they try to flank you a lot. Sneaky little buggers. Theres no pre lining up shots in that game. I like that shit in games

geth1gh1846d ago (Edited 1846d ago )

Killzone 2 for sure. Not just the graphics that actually looked better than the infamous cgi trailer that everyone said it wouldn't live up to, but the gameplay in killzone 2 was so refreshing as well.

You actually had to work at it to be good, it wasn't generic like other fps so you couldn't just pick it up and spend minimal time to get the hang of it.

Sadly, that's why most people hated it, like septic above.

People like that are the reason we have a COD every year and no change in the game industry.

-Alpha1846d ago

Even though Morrigan only talks about the graphics, I agree that Killzone 2's campaign was fanatically engrossing, and best of all, challenging. It was a joy to play, and Radec was an amazing character/boss.

Brosy1846d ago

You sony fanboys stink up the entire website.