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Submitted by IGW_Fobia 1291d ago | opinion piece

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… (Gears of War 3, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3, Unchared 2:Among Thieves, Wii, Xbox 360)

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NukaCola  +   1291d 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.
Septic  +   1291d 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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PoSTedUP  +   1291d ago
MGS4 is probably the most talked about on any console for being simply the most epic. so id go with that.
blitz0623  +   1291d ago
In terms of experience, I would have to go with a game not listed there - God of War 3
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1291d 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
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gaffyh  +   1291d ago


:D But really, it is awesome.
Gaming101  +   1291d 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_1371  +   1291d 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.
Forza 3
I can go on for ever!
So many great titles!
definitely MW CoD4
Just great generation, and we are not done yet!
Spydiggity  +   1291d ago
Portal and L4D

RDR was pretty fantastic though. Same with the first Bioshock
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BattleAxe  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Boody-Bandit  +   1291d 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.
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DragonKnight  +   1291d 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.
Wenis  +   1291d ago
Just Cause 2 and Mirror's Edge are my personal favorites so far
irepbtown  +   1291d 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.
AKS  +   1290d 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.
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pixelsword  +   1290d 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.
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Shepherd 214  +   1290d 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.
Nexgensensation  +   1290d ago
too many games indeed
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
Kin23g  +   1290d ago
Why is it even up for debate? MGS4, of course.
Morrigan-Aensland  +   1291d 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
Septic  +   1291d 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.
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geddesmond  +   1291d 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?
Mainsqueeze  +   1291d 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.
-Alpha  +   1291d 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.
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joab777  +   1291d ago
I agree that it's the best console fps this Gen...Oh 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.
Getowned  +   1291d 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.
MysticStrummer  +   1291d 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.
rmx687  +   1291d 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_Ray  +   1291d 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

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PoSTedUP  +   1291d ago
killzone is dark, gritty and badass

halo is fun, fruity and colorful
geddesmond  +   1291d ago

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.


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
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geth1gh  +   1291d 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.
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-Alpha  +   1291d 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.
Brosy  +   1291d ago
You sony fanboys stink up the entire website.
Mainsqueeze  +   1291d ago
So this is a legit question and im not trying to knock anybody, but what do you guys find so special about the end boss of KZ2 Radec? to me it wasn't all that special. Again legit question i just didn't find it that good. I wan't answers not disagrees.
geth1gh  +   1291d ago

Funny how I only own a pc now...

I am simply calling it as it is. With a statement like that, I doubt you ever played the game.

While my vote for kz2 being the best game this gen, I have to agree. While it was a fun fight (and hard as hell on the hardest difficulty) it defiantly wasn't anything special.
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Spydiggity  +   1291d ago
dude, give me a break. the final product doesn't look anywhere near as good as that original video...nothing does. that 2005 video IS a pre-rendered video. they admitted it.

and it really makes you sound like a hypocrite calling people who deny that the game looks that good fanboys.
geth1gh  +   1291d ago

And it makes you look like an idiot saying that. First off, no shit it was cgi, I said that in the comment you replied to.....

There have been numerous reputable gaming sources that have confirmed the same statement about the comparison between the game and the cgi trailer> IGN, gametrailers, and gamespot. Just to name a few. Who do you have backing up your claims??

The AA they had in the cgi trailer was horrid not to mention just general textures and the overall color doesn't compare to the final game. Hell even the cqb holo scope was on backwards in the cgi trailer.

There is something wrong with your eye sight if you think that game dose not look good. Your talking to a guy that has NO consoles and just dropped $3k on a pc just a few months ago (that stomps ANY game on ANY console) and I still comment on how good that game looks.

Stop trying to make yourself look like your educated in the gaming world to make any kind of criticism like that. It's simply making you look quite foolish.
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BABY-JEDI  +   1290d ago
Killzone 2 on-line was my fav multi-player easily. Fps experience was excellent. KZ3? Not quite the same IMO. More fluid controls, at the expense of the reality & weight. : (
Shepherd 214  +   1290d ago
Story and gameplay are personal preference when it comes to halo vs killzone, but I'd be baffled if anyone thought killzone offered more variety and content than halo.

Killzone was created specifically to compete with halo so that the playstation could have it's own sci fi fps. That doesnt mean kz copied, but That alone shows the impact halo has had on games.

Halos story is much deeper and more interesting in my opinion. There is a reason why Peter jackson wanted to turn halo and not any other game into a film before it fell through.

As for gameplay and weapons, there is also a reason why halo is backed far more at MLG tournaments than KZ. every weapon in halo looks and operates completely different and fills a very specific role on each map. It's not just a case of "this weapon has a bit more recoil yet more power" or "that weapon has a faster rate of fire but is a bit less accurate" with Halo.

Aside from the cool look of the helghast, nothing in killzone is as instantly recognizable as the art design in Halo. Structures, guns, etc all have a much more unique look in halo.

I could keep going for a long time as to why I prefer halo over killzone really but at the end of day it's what you like more.
Irishguy95  +   1291d ago
Dark souls - single player wise
Demons souls - Multiplayer wise
Awesome_Gamer  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2
Uncharted 2 is my favourite..
kane_1371  +   1291d ago
15 disagrees shows the gaming community of this gen!
they want an easy soot'em up game
Biggest  +   1291d ago
And you say that in defense of a guy that only seems to want dungeon crawler games?
BABY-JEDI  +   1290d ago
I would really appreciate if you could give an example of the difference in experience between Dark & Demon for you... Cheers
Irishguy95  +   1290d ago
Demons had good online/common knowledge, Dark souls had a crappy system where I felt I barely saw anyone. Dunno the specifics of it but it has to do with Games for Windows/.

Darks souls had more enemy variety, great level design with a connected open world(nevermind the other examples of great level design such as Sen castle), more of everything(weapons, magic etc) and a better healing system/bonfire system(imo)/ Dark souls was better designed imo but the online side of it as lacking compared to Demons, I also found Dark souls to have a consistent difficulty whereas in Demons I was breezing through it after a while
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ATi_Elite  +   1291d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race!
1. I'm gonna voice my opinion even though I mostly only play PC Games, I feel I have gone next door enough times and played on my neighbors consoles to get a feel of the best console games this Gen.

2. I'm gonna only pick games that are Exclusive to Consoles. Sorry I can't just pick one either. I gotta mention some high quality titles. Titles that I really enjoyed and that I would love to see on the PC but in a more PC type of gameplay.

So here we Go!!

1. Red Dead Redemption
2. Killzone 2
3. Uncharted 2
4. God Of War 3
5. Killzone 3

(Why no Wii games? Cause I've been playing Wii games on my PC since Day 1)

Here's why i picked them:

1. San Andreas to me is the greatest console game ever and RDR had that feel to it. Nothing else to say.

2. Guerrilla Games should be making PC Games. They are AAA+ PERIOD They shut everyone up with their great devs skills and made an epic game on console that had a slight PC feel to it.

3. Heavy Rain has a high emotional experience that is unmatched on the consoles BUT UC2 beats it out cause UC2 has so much Gameplay variations.

4. God Of War 3 this is the DEFINITION of a console game. Rapid non stop gameplay, mini bosses, Huge End level Bosses and a good story, Perfection.

5. Again I can't stress this enough I want Guerrilla Games on the PC. These guys have pushed the PS3 better than ANYONE! They friggin added physics to some volumetric smoke in KZ3! NO ONE not even Naughty Dogg or Santa Monica has done that!

Hopefully next Console Gen goes even further as Consoles become even more PC Like!
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Farsendor1  +   1291d ago
completely agree with you 100%
Angels3785  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2+3 both had physics to volumetric smoke. Just throw a granade and run through the blast and you'll see what i mean also play the chatau level from uncharted 3. What Gurilla does is they throw their hard work in your face so you see EVERYTHING they have been hard at work on. God of war 3 didnt really have physics, but journey did have physics on volumetric sand so your claim is incorrect. In all honestly Gurilla hasnt' made the best looking ps3 game (but Id say its damn close at the moment) and if anything its a close second. Last of US as well is looking damn good. LOL i think even resistance 3 had physics to smoke.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1291d ago
Demons Souls and Uncharted 2.
TruthSeeker  +   1291d ago
Personally, my favorite is the Mass Effect series as a whole, I believe that it is not only one of the best games of the generation, but one of the best of all time and here is why:
If you think about it , the mass effect series is one of the most ambitious, well thought out series ever to hit our medium. There is a sheer amount of originality and depth to the universe that Bioware has created . Its a universe that is so deeply constructed , filled with rich, immersive stories and characters. It feels OLD, like it has been around forever , like StarWars and StarTrek. I APPAUD Bioware for what they have accomplished with the series , its and amazing feat for not only games but for storytelling in general.

I could write a whole thesis paper about why i think its one of the best series ever , instaed read this, its a great read!
R6ex  +   1291d ago
These are the games I spent hundred of hours playing:
1. Mass Effect
2. Dragon Age
3. Star Ocean
4. Fallout
Anon1974  +   1291d ago
Red Dead and Uncharted 2 I am in complete agreement with. Haven't played Gears 3 yet, but Gears and Gears 2 were nothing short of excellent. Mass Effect 2 I haven't played yet. I tried but never really cared for a lot of the Bioware games after Baldur's Gate. Too much "I want directions to the pub, not your life story every single time I ask a question." Dragon's Age made me change my mind though and I did pick up Mass Effect 2, just haven't had time to try it yet. MGS4 I remember enjoying but ultimately I found it forgettable.

My personal list also includes Demon's Souls, Killzone 2, Skyrim, Batman AA, Dragon Age, Infamous, Borderlands, Dead Space, Call of Duty 4, God of War 3, Alan Wake, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed 2 and finally Grand Theft Auto 4 was an absolute masterpiece.
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ABizzel1  +   1291d ago
My personal Top 5 (excluding multiple sequels)

Uncharted 2
Batman Arkham Asylum
God of War 3

Other viable contenders:

Red Dead Redemption
Little Big Planet (if only the loading and online lag weren't there it would have made my top 5)
Killzone 2
Mass Effect 2
Halo Reach (Halo 4 may replace it)
Gears of War 3
Uncharted 3 (I enjoyed part 2 more, but it's still a great game)
Heavy Rain (Beyond may replace it)
COD: MW4 (the first Modern Warfare set the tone for shooters to follow)
Assassin's Creed 2 (Assassin's Creed 3 may replace it)
Super Marion Galaxy
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Haven't gotten to Skyward Sword just yet)

IMO all of these games make-up the showcases of this generation.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   1291d ago
Graphics-killzone 2
Fun: infamous
Cinematic: uncharted 2
All round: god of war 3
Gears 1 was damn good too.
Best open world: toss up,...infamous and mafia 2
TheLastGuardian  +   1291d ago
LittleBigPlanet 2 is hands down, my favorite game of this generation. Nothing else I've played this gen can compare. I'm constantly blown away by what the community has created. LBP2 has entertained me for hundreds of hours already and I'm just getting started. Uncharted 2 is my runner up.

Honorable mentions:

Metal Gear Solid 4
Red Dead Redemption
Twisted Metal
Uncharted 3
God of War III
Heavy Rain
ModNation Racers
Call of Duty 4
Bioshock 1 and 2
Killzone 2 and 3
Resistance series
inFAMOUS series
Rock Band 2 and Beatles
Rayman Origins
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superterabyte  +   1291d ago
modnation racers... dont think so
Fil101  +   1291d ago
Red dead redemption, amazing story rockstar nailed the wild west setting and loads to do online
garos82  +   1291d ago
heavy rain is definately up there but my 2 clear favorites of this gen are demon and dark souls. incredible series of games that have had me glued on multiple playthroughs. pure class.

worthy mentions have to be :infamous 2, uncharted 2,super street fighter 4 and valkyria chronicals
RustedMan  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2.
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QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1291d ago
I was browsing this site a while back and I found an article containing lists of the best games on the PS3, 360, Wii and PC. Red Dead Redemption was on three lists.

Rubbish, I say. I propose an alternative.

One list for PS3 exclusives: Heavy Rain, LBP, Infamous, etc.
one for 360 exclusives: Fable, Alan Wake, Forza, Gears, yada yada.
One for Wii exclusives: Mario, Zelda, Metroid, etc.
One for PC exclusives: um... not really familiar with PC games.
And one for multiplats: Assassin's Creed, CoD, Crysis, Saints Row, etc.

I think that would work out best for best of the Generation.
BlmThug  +   1291d ago
So many choices
cannon8800  +   1290d ago
I just started playing The Witcher 2 Assassins of Kings Enhanced Edition, and I gotta tell you guys, I have never played a game so well made before. Combine every single monster story you've ever heard and put it in one game and you have the witcher 2 Assassins of Kings. That game is a freaking masterpiece. If you have a pc or a 360, you have to play this game.
Kin23g  +   1290d ago
Why is it even up for debate? MGS4, of course.
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cannon8800  +   1290d ago
that game is epic
Jadedz  +   1291d ago
Not even one Wii title
It's hard to believe that there's nothing worth purchasing a Wii console, for (software-wise).
iamnsuperman  +   1291d ago
I would say (and add to this article) Wii Sports. Yes it is casual and isn't a graphical porn feast but with a group of people it is very fun to play
Jadedz  +   1291d ago
That's the thing
I have "fun" playing the Nintendo Wii. How well a game plays - will always be the most important aspect of gaming, to me.
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StayStatic  +   1291d ago
Super Mario Galaxy , Zelda TP are great :)
Morrigan-Aensland  +   1291d ago
Fun is a euphemism for simple mechanics, with rubbish graphics. Most Nintendo fanboys love to throw around that word when referring to the Wii games because they can't concede that the game is simply shovelware garbage. They act as if the best looking games for consoles like killzone 2, gow 3, uncharted 3 and such are just depressing to play and they are a chore to play.
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Ravenor  +   1291d ago
For someone who throws around the world "Fanboy" a lot you're awfully transparent.
Seriously, KZ2, GoW3 and Uncharted 3 are great games. If you think those were the best experiences you had this generation that's fine.

I had FUN playing Galaxy and NSMB, just like I had FUN playing Vanquish or Saints Row The Third. I had fun playing Kirby's Epic Yarn and I had fun playing Donkey Kong Country, the same way I enjoy Rayman Origins and LBP. They are all games, some people just like games.

Saying you have fun with games, isn't some subtle defence mechanism. People have friends and family, and sometimes a group of 6-8 people don't want to watch me play Uncharted or God of War. This is where things like the Wii, PS Move and Kinect have always shined and some of the most fun I've had has been playing those 4 player Wii "Shovelware" titles.
ChocolateGiddyUp  +   1291d ago
Yeah, sucks.
Jadedz  +   1291d ago
I never even implied that
They're games that offer both gameplay & graphics, but a game's looks, isn't always an indicator of how well it plays (same goes for average looking games).

-Think of it this way-

Would you ask someone out, purely because they are good looking (without speaking to them beforehand, thus not knowing their character)?
kane_1371  +   1291d ago
It is not true, Yes wii has lots of casual games, but some great RPGs too that always tempt me to get one
sandman224  +   1291d ago
Thats a tuff one, but I'm going with metal gear solid 4. If you haven't played through the game from beginning to end try it. It's an awsome experiance.
JoySticksFTW  +   1291d ago

MGS4 or Demons' Souls for me
sandman224  +   1291d ago
Yes demons souls was just as good. Its a very rewarding game. I need to buy dark souls still. I hope it's as good as demons souls
TheFallenAngel  +   1291d ago
Yeah MGS4 was awesome and it takes second place on my favorite PS3 games. God of War 3 is number 1!
NastyLeftHook0  +   1291d ago
yeah the ending was a tearjerker.
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Patriots_Pride  +   1291d ago
MGS4 is awesome but not everyone's cup of tea because of the long cut scenes.

I personally dont mind them but know alot of people that were really but off because every 15 min a cut scene would appear and last for about 5 minutes.

I would say overall Mario Galxy 2 is the winner being that it is enjoy by all ages as where MGS4 was only enjoyed by a certain age group and Metal Gear Fans.
Hicken  +   1291d ago
No game is everyone's cup of tea. Metal Gear isn't, Mario isn't, Tetris isn't. Trying to spin that as a negative for one particular game is silly.

It's similarly foolish to say a game can't be the greatest of the generation because it catered to a specific audience.
garos82  +   1291d ago
@sandman seriously dark souls is alot better than demon souls, and demon souls is a masterpiece!
SweatyFlorida  +   1290d ago
Yah, MGS4 would have to be the most epic game I've touched this generation. Killzone 2 and Demon's Souls would be the runner ups, the vibe and immersion in those games were an all time high.
Bathyj  +   1291d ago
I've just started playing Killzone 2 again. Its amazing how good it still looks.
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HammadTheBeast  +   1291d ago
The multiplayer in its peak was amazing as well.
Knushwood Butt  +   1291d ago
There's a guy on my friend list that plays almost nothing but Killzone 2, and has done since it was released...

I think he likes it. A lot.
majiebeast  +   1291d ago
If i had to make a top 10.

1.Uncharted 2
3.Xenoblade chronicles
4.Rayman origins
5.God of war 3
6.Super mario Galaxy 2
7.Heavy Rain
9.Starcraft 2
10.Gravity Rush

Awesome disagrees for giving my opinion.
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Stewie2k8  +   1291d ago
Because they disagree with your opinion, no?
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1291d ago
Of course people will disagree with your opinion. Disagreeing with facts is just stupid.

Doesn't change the fact that people do it.
QuodEratDemonstrandm  +   1291d ago
See? Someone was dumb enough to disagree with the fact that people disagree with facts.
torchic  +   1291d ago
props for adding Rayman Origins.

that game is a masterpiece, almost brings a tear to my eye.
ritsuka666  +   1291d ago
KZ2 owns the hell out of all of FPS this gen. Everything is perfect.The graphics, the mechanics, the maps, the health, the guns etc.

It's such a shame KZ3 turned into CODZONE. KZ2 is my favourite FPS of all time.I really hope KZ4 comes back in KZ2 gameplay.
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cpayne93  +   1291d ago
This list has one unforgivable absence. Freakin Demon's Souls.
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PhantomTommy  +   1291d ago
Demon's Souls tops every game on that list if you ask me, plus Arkham City and Gears 3 were sequels to far superior games, dunno what these guys were thinking.
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1291d ago
Demons Souls was an amazing game but I would be torn between that and MGS4 personally.
HammadTheBeast  +   1291d ago
Arkham City was better than Asylum, just in terms of content and fluidity.
synchroscheme  +   1291d ago
That's the first game that came to mind when I read the title.
unchartedxplorer  +   1291d ago
GTA V. Well it will be.
Xperia_ion  +   1291d ago
It will be versus 13.
deletingthis34675334  +   1291d ago
How do you know? Have you even played it? Or is it because it's a Final Fantasy game and you are blindly forming your "judgement" of a game nobody ever played only around your fond memories you had with Final Fantasy VII? Jeez. It's games like this that prove a lot of gamers buy games because of a popular named slapped on the box and they are too incapable to think for themselves.
Xperia_ion  +   1291d ago
The trailer for it is very epic and that is what I'm basing my statement off of, I stand by it and FFVII is okay to me, haha.
SYSTEMS-at-WAR  +   1291d ago
Your logic is so flawed... I completely understand your point in saying that series often have devout fanboys that inevitably tarnish the series. But let's just say FFvs13 will be the GOTG... What then? Will you automatically state it's trash simply because it's a FF title? Also why bash FF and not GTA? It is a long standing series as well. Do you know what a hypocrite is? Furthermore this profound hate for FFVII has only been brought on in this gaming generation to be honest. All of these statements are simply opinionated. They aren't your choices so who cares. It's people like you that make me hate gaming these days.

If I had to choose one BioShock. It was extremely unique with one of the most amazing soundtracks ever produced IMO.
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modesign  +   1291d ago
watchdogs, handsdown
vikingland1  +   1291d ago
Too hard to think of one because I loved all the ones mentioned above. And I would like to add the ME series.Oh and RDR oh and Batman AA & AC oh and I could go on and on LOL. But on the authors list I would pick.... oh crap.....I can' I can do this....RDR...ME2 oh shoot never mind.
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cuddlemonkey  +   1291d ago
So hard to choose! gears 3 , dead space 2, red dead, too many to choose from!
cuddlemonkey  +   1290d ago
I decided gears 3, so cool
mafiahajeri  +   1291d ago
Single player? Gow 3 and uncharted 2 aswell as bioshock. Mp? Cod 4.
attilayavuzer  +   1291d ago
Yeah Bioshock and Rapture just completely captured and compelled me in a way few other games have gotten close to. Otherwise I might say Mass Effect 2.

There are too many criteria to choose one game though. Even though Bioshock and ME2 affected me the way they did, I still had way more fun playing Just Cause 2 for 100+ hours.
OmniSlashPT  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2 still looks better than most games out there and it's been 3 years already. And I've played through it atleast 5 times and still get surprised at that E3 demo.
hennessey86  +   1291d ago
Its hard to pick one
Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Halo 3, Forza 4, GT5, GTA 4, COD 4 etc how the hell can you pick one from that amazing bunch :/
Massefface  +   1291d ago
Skyrims gotta be on my list!
Fus do rah me beasties.
Portal 2 for balance and production.
mayberry  +   1291d ago
For me its Killzone 2 and 3! I play both as much as I can. They are the most visceral games I have ever played!
cpayne93  +   1291d ago
I didn't expect so many people to list fps games. I don't understand how so many people put fps games over most other genres. Thats just imo tho, do love the killzone games.
h311rais3r  +   1291d ago
I'm not adding to the flame bait. It's all a matter of opinion.
MaximusMagna  +   1291d ago
there is just so many great games out there...... Picking one is unfair.....
Anymay MGS4 for me, still remember how i played it till 2AM the day it came out.
Mr-Dude  +   1291d ago
And soon we can play it again (myself for the third time) with the new trophy patch hihi
leahcim  +   1291d ago
1.- MGS4 all the way...
2.- Xenoblade Chronicles
InTheLab  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2- Pretty much the unanimous GoTY of 2009 and there's been plenty of serious conversations about it being the best game ever made (although I disagree). It's one of the few games that lived up to the hype and withstood the hate : it's linear, on the rails, tired or Nolan North, goofy controls, it's a movie not a game...etc.
thehusbo  +   1291d ago
Without a doubt uncharted 2
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Detoxx  +   1291d ago
For people saying Uncharted 2, lol... What have you played this gen? I would say, Fallout 3: GOTY.
plmkoh  +   1291d ago
lol yourself, Uncharted 2 is universally accepted because it's universally appealing, you might like Fallout 3 because Fallout 3 serves to please a niche, have a think about why that is.
MysticStrummer  +   1291d ago
lol @ both of you. These are just opinions. In my opinion, Fallout 3 is one of the most overrated games of this generation, and though I love the Uncharted games, many people think they are overrated as well, which means they are neither universally accepted nor universally appealing.
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plmkoh  +   1288d ago
So what you're saying is that because both games are GoTY material and liked by many, are no longer "universally appealing" just because they are overrated?

I think you're confusing what makes something overrated to what's just popular.
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saimcheeda  +   1291d ago
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Best game this generation!
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KentBlake  +   1291d ago
I love all the games in the list, except for MGS4, which I haven't played yet (I'm waiting for that trophy patch).

But I would certainly include

1) Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
2) inFamous 2
3) Dragon Age: Origins
4) Demon's Souls
5) Fallout 3
6) Dead Space
7) The Saboteur (a personal favorite...everyone will disagree with this one, I know)
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Dlacy13g  +   1291d ago
Red Dead Redemption gets my vote... huge world, fantastic story and voice acting all coupled with a great online multiplayer. one of, if not the best Rockstar game of all time.
Elwenil  +   1291d ago
Agreed. There have been a lot of good titles this gen, but looking back I think Red Dead Redemption was one of the best, if not the best. It had it's flaws but it's compelling story, character depth and all the stuff you could do really outshines the few bad points. I think it's safe to say I enjoyed RDR more than any other game this gen.
SleazyChimp  +   1291d ago
All of the games mentioned are excellent, but I have to throw a shout out to the Left 4 Dead series. The coop and multiplayer are top notch!
floetry101  +   1291d ago
There are a few, but Bioshock takes it for me.
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