Submitted by pungello88 802d ago | opinion piece

What is the Best Gaming Trilogy? Gaming Roundtable

The VGU.TV staff discuss what they believe are the best gaming trilogies of all time. (.hack//G.U. Vol. 3, Fallout, Fallout: New Vegas, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo: Combat Evolved, Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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ATi_Elite  +   802d ago
As soon as Half Life 3 comes out BAM End of Debate!

but right now

STALKER Shadow of Chernobyl
STALKER Call of Pripyat

is my favorite trilogy!
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UnHoly_One  +   802d ago
I have to admit I never saw what was so special about Half Life.

My vote would go for Mass Effect if they didn't completely botch the third one, but since they did...

Probably Xenosaga or God of War.
SuperLupe  +   802d ago
Same here, played the Orange Box back in the day and didnt see what the heck all the hype was about.
BlackTar187  +   802d ago
Half Life 1 for its time ws EPIC and amazing. I never felt that way to extremes in part 2.
Kalowest  +   802d ago
"didn't completely botch the third one, but since they did..."
You mean if Bioware didn't botch the series after Mass Effect 1. I can't even remember what happened in ME3, but IK the game it looked pretty.
Eyeco  +   802d ago
You guys never saw anything special about the games physics, AI, story, level design, the ingenious physics based environmental puzzles, lengthy campaign, gravity gun.

I'll understand not to like the game heck it's your opinion, but to say that you cant's see the appeal is kinda ignorant
NukaCola  +   802d ago
flOw, Flower, Journey

MikeMyers  +   802d ago
Wouldn't trilogies have to be games that ended after 3 games?
UnHoly_One  +   801d ago
@Eyeco, No, I didn't see anything special about any of that stuff.

I thought it was one of the most bland, boring, and generic shooters I ever played.

It was one of VERY few games I actually left unfinished because it was awful.
Ezz2013  +   801d ago
i give it to uncharted, god of war, mass effect
cayleee  +   802d ago
Warcraft 1,2,3 enough said.
BlackTar187  +   802d ago
Great games but Warcraft 3 let me down.
Hitman0769  +   801d ago
I just really don't like it... it seems for kids... only Blizzard Universe I can't get into no matter how hard I try


PS-trick question. there is none, its all opinions.
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solidt12  +   802d ago
This is a hard question to answer unless somebody just sat down and played through every trilogy.
showtimefolks  +   802d ago
god of war for me personally
Reverent  +   802d ago
No idea how you got so many disagrees. Personally, I absolutely loved the STALKER games.
ATi_Elite  +   801d ago
STALKER is wonderful and too bad Consolers missed out on that Wonderful experience as Consolers DO NOT have an Open World FPS/RPG.

Also lot of them have said they find nothing special about Half Life 2. OMG HL2 only ushered in about 50 different gaming innovations from Facial Expressions to the gravity gun along with the Sandbox game style.

I can't wait for Survarium (Open World FPS/RPG/MMO) from the Dev team that made STALKER

Late 2013 or mid 2014
Reverent  +   801d ago
I've actually been following Survarium very closely since it was announced. It's a bit of a shame that virtually nothing has really been mentioned of the game.
Eyeco  +   801d ago
Unless you can call Borderlands open world we have that, and unless you can Fallout 3 an FPS we have that to, but yeah I agree I've always wanted to play STALKER, it looked scary as fuu
otherZinc  +   802d ago
Halo & Mass Effect. In that order.
MagneticDeath2  +   802d ago
God of War imo
Etseix  +   802d ago
a very good choice indeed
but I'll stick with Xenosaga trilogy

PsnGammer21  +   802d ago
They need make an hd remake of xenosaga
raWfodog  +   802d ago
I agree with you on that. Kratos is my favorite videogame character.
Simon_Brezhnev  +   802d ago
God of War and Prince of Persia.
Kalowest  +   802d ago
I find God of Incest to be overrated. Dumb story and main character.
Rainstorm81  +   802d ago
God of incest???........do u know anything about Greek mythology?

You are lucky that's all that gets referred to ( albeit BARELY ) from that time.....Watch Sparticus , it makes any of GoW sexual references seem mild

**even though u are clearly trolling**
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Reverent  +   802d ago
@Rainstorm, accidentally gave you a disagree, sorry :/

But yeah, Kalowest is trolling too hard.
SonyStyled  +   802d ago
uncharted is pretty good
Septic  +   802d ago
TheSauce  +   802d ago
What is with this site? Say a PS series and you get tons of up votes, say a xbox series and you get down voted. I think many forget that these are people's OPINIONS!
Septic  +   802d ago
Don't take it to heart, it's just the way of N4G is. It doesn't mean your opinion is wrong. I understand your annoyance though.
MagneticDeath2  +   802d ago
Not really there is alot of downvotes on the PS side as well.
Rainstorm81  +   802d ago
Maybe he got down voted because Halo isn't a trilogy.....it's a saga...or will be

Hence Halo 1-6....all direct sequels of each other
InTheLab  +   802d ago
Septic's posting of Halo proves you wrong. 15agrees/14disagrees.

Perception and reality rarely line up when it comes to this site.
Number-Nine  +   802d ago
this generation..gears of war.
DigitalSmoke  +   802d ago
TheOneEyedHound  +   802d ago
Nah I say Uncharted by far.

Gears was great, but once Uncharted 2 came out, the Uncharted series was in another arena artistically, story-wise, ect.
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Septic  +   802d ago
Agreed. Whilst Uncharted never really was a contender against Gears as far as multiplayer is concerned, as a whole, Uncharted trumps it as a more memorable series.
Number-Nine  +   802d ago
uncharted is definitely a solid trilogy but it lost some points, in my opinion, with how bad uncharted 3 was. it was nothing like 1 or 2.
Root  +   802d ago

It wasn't perfect but it was still amazing....not as a good as Uncharted 2 but how can you top the best when people will have very high expectations.


They do reference past games though

Elena in Uncharted 3 to Drake

"No Cursed treasure" (Drakes Fortune)


"No Diabolical Warlords" (Among Thieves)


Then when your in the airfield and Elena gives you a lift where Drake jumps on top of the car

"Hey Déjà vu right"

"haha Yeah" (Jumping on the train in Uncharted 2)
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Ducky  +   802d ago
I don't really consider uncharted to be a trilogy because not much carries over from one to the other. The possibility of UC4 is pretty much open.
Could probably swap UC3 around with UC2 and not much would change, especially with the way characters show up and disappear.

While a series like GodOfWar carries over and the final entry is a culmination of previous events.
OlgerO  +   802d ago
TXIDarkAvenger  +   802d ago
I love how you get disagrees for YOUR OWN OPINION. I bet everyone who disagreed has never played Gears of War because its awesome.
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aLucidMind  +   801d ago
Or because they simply didn't like the game for one reason or another. And disagreeing with another person's opinion is totally fine considering nobody is attacking him.
shawncobbins  +   802d ago
Finally somebody with brains, Gears is easily the best trilogy out right now.
TheOneEyedHound  +   802d ago
1. Metal Gear Solid 1-3
2. Fallout 1-3
3. Tie between Uncharted 1-3, Halo 1-3, God of war 1-3
Rainstorm81  +   802d ago
Um trilogies by definition is a series of three....THREE parts.

Halo and MGS are past their 4th iterations with a rumored MGS5 and Halo 5 and 6 in production.
BanBrother  +   802d ago
Yeah you could still consider Halo 1-3 as a trilogy though, as 3 wrapped it up nicely (the flood). The new trilogy is venturing off somewhere else. I get what you mean, but for arguments sake let's just allow it.
Rainstorm81  +   802d ago
Like I used to think Star Wars the best trilogy.....until episodes 123 were made

Then it became the LoTR trilogy......but now they are making the hobbit movies.

All these stories TE in so its difficult to look at it as a "Trilogy", can't just choose three and say hey that's my trilogy, I'll just disregard the other entries.

Can't ignore what exists
CanadianTurtle  +   802d ago
Gears of War
Resistance (for me personally)

The best duo-logy is probably the infamous series.
josephayal  +   802d ago
Final Fantasy 13
SuperLupe  +   802d ago
LOL come on man you did that on purpose :p
edonus  +   802d ago
Mass Effect

Or Halo.
Dark_Overlord  +   802d ago
Trilogy hmm...

For me Personally it would have to be the XCOM trilogy (Enemy Unknown, Terror From The Deep and Apocalypse) :)
BlackTar187  +   802d ago
man loved loved loved Xcom and terror. But all other Xcom games were awful imo except new one.

I still play Xcom 1 &2 on PC once a year they are most likely 2 of my top 5 games of all time.
Dark_Overlord  +   801d ago
I agree with the rest being pretty awful (Except Apocalypse) however they weren't strategy games, I remember 1 being a space shooter type thing and another a TPS, and as such I don't count them with the first 3.

Apocalypse wasn't bad, it was just different, some parts were good and some were bad, but I'm guessing it was pretty hard to follow on from the greatness of the first 2 :)
Rask  +   802d ago
Halo is by far the best.
shawncobbins  +   802d ago
Sorry man I love Xbox but Halo 4 was aweful! You fought the same enemies every level and when finally getting to the end,instead off a boss battle it was cinema. I will not be buying the next one.
edonus  +   799d ago
First they said trilogy so you would technically stop at 3,

Second you clearly either havent played Halo 4 or there is some misfiring in the brain happening. Halo 4 has like 7 different species you fight against then add in the diversity of the abilities and weapons they are individually given, add vehicles to round it out your talking around 20 different individual combat variants. And its not like in any other shooter you play you go up against more styles of characters.

As for the boss battle its not like everything you went through to get to that final section wasnt a challenge and could be considered the "boss battle" like how in FF7 the last fight you had was technically you just super comboing the boss, but to get to that point you had to go through a very challenging battle.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion even if they are wrong. HAHAHA
Fyflin  +   802d ago
In terms of story then I'd say the Mass Effect trilogy. The characters, worlds and technology are all fantastically realised, regardless of how it eventually ended.

For pure single player gameplay this gen I'd say the Uncharted trilogy, and for co op my vote goes to Halo 1-3. Amazingly fun playing split screen with a mate.
cyberninja  +   802d ago
Mgs, gow and uncharted.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   802d ago
this is tough,personally,FOR ME ONLY,IN MY OPINION
sands of time trilogy
god of war trilogy
sly trilogy
jak trilogy
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unchartedxplorer  +   802d ago
Uncharted. I love that series
Root  +   802d ago
Uncharted, when I saw that game on the PS3 for the first time I knew next gen was here....but when I played Uncharted 2 I was blown away with how much effort they put into it. With Uncharted 3 I loved how they still managed to push things.....even the little things like the water/sand effects and Drakes movemtns, e.g Drake putting his hand on things as he's passing them

Great characters, great character development, great story telling, great gameplay I could go on.

I would of said Mass Effect but after the third game and how action like it got in ME2 while leaving it's RPG roots behind I don't think so...
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CapsLocke  +   802d ago
Half-Life. Half Life 1, Half-Life 2 and 2 episodes - trilogy.
Greyslash  +   802d ago
The Shadow Hearts or Fatal Frame Trilogy.
nigelp520  +   802d ago
Shining Force 1 2 3
Original Panzer Dragoon Trilogy on Saturn
Walker  +   802d ago
Uncharted is the best series (trilogy) in this generation and Gran Turismo 1-3 is the best trilogy ever !
NateCole  +   802d ago
I would say MGS but they are not a trilogy.
RockmanII7  +   802d ago
Mass Effect and Halo are good choices. I think you could vote for any of the Naughty Dog Trilogies (Crash/Jak/Uncharted) along with the PS1/2 Insomniac Trilogies (Spyro/Ratchet). Going retro Super Mario Bros and Sonic are names worth bringing up, and as my name hints I think Mega Man 1-3 and Mega Man X1-X3 are notable too. Looking back at last gen, I think the Metroid Prime series has become under appreciated (Prime being the highest rated FPS ever on Metacritic, Prime 2/3 both being 90+) and God of War 1-3 are all 92+. Looking toward the future, I think The Batman: Arkham trilogy will be a big name if the 3rd game lives up to expectations and if Valve ever makes a Half Life 3 or Portal 3 then it too will be on the table.
Jek_Porkins  +   802d ago
I'd say Halo, but that is only my personal opinion and I can understand why some wouldn't agree. Also loved the Mass Effect trilogy as well.
nigelp520  +   802d ago
Sonic Advance games
Mass Effect Trilogy
Streets of Rage
Tekken 1-3
Parasite Eve series
Megaman Legends 1 and 2 with the spinoff
GABRIEL1030  +   802d ago
Uncharted. crap¡
QuantumWake  +   802d ago
Mass Effect (Still a solid trilogy despite the flak 2 & 3 got)
Gears of War

I've enjoyed a lot of them quite honestly. Can't really name them all.
_FantasmA_  +   802d ago
Halo? How dare you mention that clone and not puts it daddy Half Life up there.
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QuantumWake  +   802d ago
Like I said, there's a lot of them that I like. Half-Life is also definitely one of them. Halo has had such a big impact gaming wise on me. Too many hours spent on those games and it would be an insult on my behalf if I didn't mention them.

I'm sorry! lol :(
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_FantasmA_  +   802d ago
Halo 1 was decent but hardly original, and the series as whole is over rated. I don't get what you mean influental. It did nothing new. Metacritic means nothing, its a joke. According to you, Call of Duty is the best gaming franchise out there because they all score pretty high too. The only thing that Halo did that other games copied is having two weapons, which is stupid and I wish games wouldn't do that.
Riderz1337  +   802d ago
Uncharted 1-3
fsfsxii  +   802d ago
Metal Gear Solid
megalonagyix  +   802d ago
Max Payne 1-3
Crysis 1-3
Deus Ex trilogy (even liked Invisible War)
Fallout 1-3

for me
d0nni3  +   802d ago
Good choices, i agree with you although i wasn't too bothered about Fallout.

The Deus Ex trilogy isn't given nearly enough credit and for the stick Invisible War got i still really enjoyed playing it, Human Revolution suprised me as i expected it to be a massive let down but i enjoyed it from start to finish
_FantasmA_  +   802d ago
Half Life, Deus Ex, Biohazard, Metal Gear. Now leave alone.
Picnic  +   802d ago
Unless you're in Japan you don't get to call Resident Evil 'Biohazard'.
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