Submitted by Game-Modo 906d ago | opinion piece

Games That Have Made This Generation Great

This generation has blessed the world with some of the industry's best games yet, and the guys at Game-Modo have each chosen two games that they believe have made this generation of games great.

What games have made this generation great for you? (PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

Xperia_ion  +   906d ago
Deadly Premenition
Killzone 2
Super Smash bros
Heavy Rain
Infamous 2
Gears Of War
Yakuza 3
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slixshot  +   906d ago
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Mass Effect Series
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Batman: AA and AC
... you know what, this is kind of pointless. There are so many damn amazing games this generation.
LOGICWINS  +   906d ago
Getting Batman: AC today. So excited :D
PoSTedUP  +   906d ago
gta4 online
DebateMaster  +   906d ago
Exactly too many too count. Just like other gens.
BattleAxe  +   906d ago
- Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
- Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
- Mass Effect Series
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- God of War 3
- Heavenly Sword
- Call of Duty 4
- Call of Duty: World at War
- Battlefield: Bad Company
- Battlefield: Bad company 2
- Rainbow six Vegas
- Rainbow six Vegas 2
- Ghost recon Advanced Warfighter 2
- Crysis (PC)
- The Darkness
- Resistance: Fall of Man
- Resistance 2
- Killzone 2
- Grand Theft Auto 4
- Red dead Redemption
- Gran Turismo 5
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nukeitall  +   906d ago


Bubbles up for the funny comment.

On top of my head: Mass Effect, Gears of War, CoD, Halo, StarCraft, Kinect Sports, Wii Sports, Mario Party and Ninja Gaiden 2.
decrypt  +   906d ago
Witcher 2,
Shogun 2,
Dota 2,
Crysis (PC version),
Metro 2033 (PC version),
Max Payne 3,
Battle Field 3 (PC version),
Dragon age Origins (PC version),
Left 4 Dead 2 (PC version),
Stalker Series,
Shogun 2.
miyamoto  +   905d ago
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves the most honored game this generation.
yess  +   905d ago
Not to forget Just Cause 2
Hicken  +   905d ago
Not surprised to see NOT ONE PS3 game on your list. I'm not gonna make a list, myself, but if I DID, there'd be at least ONE 360 game on it. There'd also be at least one DS game, a PSP game, a Wii game, etc.(I haven't played any of the recent PC games, so I can't add one personally.)

C'mon, man.
BrutallyBlunt  +   905d ago
Ha, the guys wastes his one bubble arguing over somebody that never listed one PS3 game. Now that's funny. In the actual article they list Heavy Rain, Little Big Planet and Uncharted but he doesn't care about that. Nope, he cares about somebody within the comment section who doesn't post one PS3 game.

Why didn't you go after PoSTedUp? He/she didn't list any XBOX360 or Wii only games. Yet you have the audacity to go after me for apparently being biased? Give me a break.

Here's my list:

Mass Effect
Mario Galaxy
Dead Space
Batman (both Arkum and Asylum)

To me they represent the best of the current generation.
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WeskerChildReborned  +   906d ago
Oh my god, so many disagrees aha.

On topic, their are quite some games that i think have made this generation great that i don't want to list since their is so many for me.
LAZL0-Panaflex  +   906d ago
Infamous 1&2
Mafia 2
Gears 1 &2
Uncharted 1&2
Killzone 2& 3
Black ops
Battlfield 3
Resistance 3
God of war 3
The darkness
ALLWRONG  +   905d ago
2v1  +   905d ago
Long lists , but wher is DemonSouls
showtimefolks  +   905d ago
mgs 4 started this gen for me with a bang also heavenly sword was a awesome game very very under rated. Very high production values

killzone 2 is my favorite FPS of this or past gen
yakuza series is my favorite open world games
heavy rain is different yet great
dues ex was a surprise game really great
mass effect 1 was great 2nd was the best 3rd was meh
uncharted series my favorite of this gen
red dead redemption best game of decade
god of war 3 best looking console game to date

rainbow six vegas was great sequel was rushed

resistance 2 had the best 8 player co-op so it shocked me pissed me when insomniac removed it in resistance 3

zipper interactive closing their doors was the saddest moment of this gen, i mean they made some of the best ps2 games. where is socom 2 hd sony?

where is a great FF series SE?
What has happened to you capco?

where are the Japanese developers it seems like they are a decade Back from us
otherZinc  +   905d ago

Mass Effect series,

Gears of War series,
Assassins Creed series

off this list makes this site ridiculous.
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LX-General-Kaos  +   906d ago
Super Mario Galaxy, and Xenoblade Chronicles were by far the greatest experiences of this generation. I could not imagine the gaming industry now without them. Both of which were made possible exclusively on the Nintendo Wii entertainment system

Rated E For Everyone
ps3boyy   906d ago | Spam
MysticStrummer  +   906d ago
The gaming industry would be just fine without those games.
ps3boyy   906d ago | Spam
HammadTheBeast  +   906d ago
I politely disagree, I feel that there are lots of games that have brought much more in terms of entertainment and industry change to gaming as a whole.

Littlebigplanet (*Sackboy Wave*)

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miyamoto  +   905d ago
Great games, but Kinect Sports?
They wont be remembered like Uncharted 2: Among Thieves the Most Award Honored Game of All Time.
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hennessey86  +   906d ago
early this gen
would be the darkness, oblivion uncharted, heavenly sword, gears of war and yet it gets better and better every year. We are blessed
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SlapHappyJesus  +   906d ago
Witcher 2
Fallout:New Vegas
Alan Wake
Super Mario: Galaxy
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Deadly Premonition
No More Heroes
Mafia 2
Shadows of the Damned
Battlefield 3
Metro 2033
Dragon Age:Origins

This was definitely a fine generation as far as games go.
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NastyLeftHook0  +   906d ago
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is a master piece.
SlapHappyJesus  +   906d ago
I have my issues with the game, sure. But they did a much better job at revitalizing the series than I was expecting.

Easily one of the best games I have played this generation.
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Xperia_ion  +   906d ago
Dam how could I forget bioshock
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Oh_Yeah  +   906d ago
uncharted series
god of war 3
fallout series
dead space series
read dead
assassins creed series
little big planet series
crysis series
infamous series
rainbow 6 series
gta 4
midnight club la
metal gear solid 4
halo series
killzone 2
mafia 2
mass effect series
demon/dark souls
dragons dogma
batman series
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eliteslaya13  +   906d ago
Bioshock, Killzone 2, Halo 3, Uncharted 2, Heavy Rain, Just Cause 2(Best open world action game of this gen, easily), Oblivion, Call of Duty 4(Kick-started a monster), The Orange Box(Yes, I know it's a bundle. But it's a $60 bundle! Or was), and the best RPG of this gen: Fallout 3.
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ChunkyLover53  +   906d ago
So many its hard to list them all, but my first true next gen experience was Gears Of War, that just blew me away.

Gears Of War
Uncharted 2
Halo 3
Red Dead Redemption
Batman Arkham Asylum
Mario galaxy
Zelda Skyward Sword
Wii Sports

Just so many to list really.
Projekt7tuning  +   906d ago
@ ChunkyLover53
I agree with you, I too think Gears should have been on there. That was the first wow factor I got from this gen too. It really brought the whole cover system to new level. Now nearly every shooter has copied it.

Mario galaxy
Zelda Skyward Sword
Those were great. They made me feel like a kid again lol.
prototypeknuckles  +   906d ago
little big planet 1 & 2
mirrors edge
infamous 1 & 2
unchrted 2
fallout 3 & new vegas
ass creed 2
prince of persia 08
batman AA & AC
sly 4
ratchet and clank a crack in time
playstation all stars
smash bros brawl
mortal kombat
epic mickey
tomb raider
last of us
Christopher  +   906d ago
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Kingdoms of Amalur
Mass Effect 1
OmniSlashPT  +   906d ago
Uncharted 2 (SP) and CoD (MP) were the most influential games this generation...atleast in every FPS/TPS or action game (but even in RPG's and other genres).
oldfriend86  +   906d ago
Get CoD out of those lists. Though I agree about Wii Sports and Portal choices.

FallOut/Skyrim and Batman Arkham games are also good mentioning. Heavy Rain was cool in the sense that it was basically a glorified movie. I want more of that.
Conzul  +   906d ago
Heavy Rain
Uncharted 2
Portal & 2
inFamous & 2

When / after playing these games, I really had to let a breath out and think about just how far its come. I hope next generation people stop competing in the eye-candy department and focus on stories/gameplay. GFX has reached 80/20
oldfriend86  +   906d ago
Good point. I forgot about Journey.
Conzul  +   906d ago
The "disagree" trolls are out in force today, aren't they?
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ame22  +   906d ago
Bioshock, RDR, MGS4, Portal 2, UC2, ME2, Deus Ex:HR and many more.
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FarCryLover182  +   906d ago
Heres my list:


Without some games, this gen wouldn't be the same.
DEATHxTHExKIDx  +   906d ago
why do most of these comments have More diagrees than agrees? Most of what these comments listed are all great games.
oldfriend86  +   906d ago
Disagree fairies like to do that. It also happens when you say something good about Gear of War/Halo/CoD and say anything bad about MGS/Sony Battle Royale.

Personally, I find it rather humorous sometimes, but the disagree button is useless. It's too easy to just hit the button. A real man would back up his disagreement (respectfully).

That said, I look forward to the massive amount of disagrees I get for this.
girevik  +   905d ago
I agree :) I think if you hit disagree the only way for it to stick is to comment why you disagree.
smashcrashbash  +   905d ago
Right like when you say something bad about Nintendo in a Nintendo article you don't get a ton of disagrees too. Just stop the Sony fanboy BS you are trying imply. You are not being clever.
linkratos  +   906d ago
I'm going to be as objective as possible, and even ignore the dislike I have for some of these games:

Portal 1 and 2
Mario Galaxy 1 and 2
Uncharted 2
Gears of War
Metal Gear Solid 4
Demons and Dark Souls
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Batman Arkham Asylum and City
Zelda: Skyward Sword
Oblivion and Skyrim
Smash Bros. Brawl
Red Dead Redemption
Mass Effect 2
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linkratos  +   906d ago
for the disagrees: what in the list annoyed you?
YodaCracker  +   906d ago
Rockstar's games have been some of my favorite this gen. It's hard to top the quality of titles like:

Grand Theft Auto IV
Red Dead Redemption
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
L.A. Noire
Max Payne 3

Other great games of this gen, in my opinion:

Super Mario Galaxy
Gears of War
Dead Space
Forza Motorsport
Assassin's Creed
Rainbow Six Vegas
Alan Wake
Mass Effect
Elder Scrolls

And there have been tons of great downloadable games, some of which have given me more value and enjoyment than full retail games. I can't possibly go without mentioning:

Super Meat Boy
Plants vs. Zombies
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GTRrocker666  +   906d ago
Uncharted 2
infamous 2
Killzone 2 and 3
Deus ex human revolution
Max Payne 3
Red dead redemption
Dead space 1 and 2
Pixle junk shooter
Twisted metal
Mortal kombat
God of war 3
resistance 2 and 3
ajax17  +   906d ago
Seriously, BIOSHOCK didn't make the list. Wow. But Wii sports did...
miyamoto  +   905d ago
Yeah and Kinect Sports too made that list!
StrongMan  +   906d ago
Heavy Rain(the best and only interactive drama)
Uncharted 2(highest rated 3rd person shooter of all time and most decorated game of all time)
Killzone 2(best graphics of any FPS of all time)
God of War III(highest rated and highest selling hack & slasher of all time)
Gran Turismo 5(highest selling racing series of all time)
Little Big Planet 1(the innovator of play,create,share and higest rated and highest selling HD platformer)
MLB: The Show series(Highest selling and highest rated baseball series of all time)
Journey(highest rated game of 2012)
Infamous 2(highest rated open world exclusive this gen)
Demon's Souls(highest rated exclusive RPG this gen)
Metal Gear Solid 4(highest rated and highest selling stealth game this gen)
Mass Effect 2
GTA4: Episodes
kagon01  +   905d ago
None, most games are disposable...
Munky  +   905d ago
Only owning a 360 I can only speak for games available on the 360, but here is my list:

Gears series
Dead Space
Mass series
Shadow complex
Batman Arkham series
Read Dead Redemptiom
COD (as much as some people might disagree, the series a monster)
Portal series
Assassins Creed
Oblivion series
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I disagree with MOST of this list, to be honest. Uncharted 1 is probably the best game that you came up with. I am probably the least fanboyish of all PS3 owners on the entire planet but Uncharted 1 really is a good game. It was a game that actually had some depth and meaning, and a game I enjoyed playing on multiple playthroughs. Uncharted 2 on the other hand certainly wasn't as good...by a long shot. Getting the platinum was painful and the story was dull and boring. It was also heavily influenced by Call of Duty with all the military vehicles and weapons. Only thing better about Uncharted 2 was the graphics, and graphics don't make a good game, it just makes a game LOOK good to blind the masses from thinking it is a mediocre excuse of a third person shooter with light platforming elements.
DaPrintz  +   905d ago
99.9% of players disagree. That game is still a benchmark for consoles rivaled only by a handful of other exclusives anywhere. And that's even debatable.
How was it a benchmark for consoles? Was it the linearity? Was it the light platforming elements? Was it the Nolan North voice acting? Was it the...oh I think you are proving my point that 99.9% of gamers think graphics are the only important quality of a video game.
TransientDreamer  +   905d ago
Wow, the disagree trolls are out in full force today.
t0mmyb0y  +   905d ago
I think it's because there are to many people saying "no these are the best". I skip those comments. Nobody wants to here what you like. My vote is for Mario 1 :P
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t0mmyb0y  +   905d ago
Brad Langford is clearly not an experienced gamer lol
007Bond  +   905d ago
Anything Rockstar makes, MGS4
cuddlemonkey  +   905d ago
Halo 3
Gears of war 3
Saints row 2
Just cause 2
Dead space 2
Modern warfare 2
Black ops
Red dead redemption
Infamous 2

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