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Super Mario Galaxy, just one level of that game has more brilliance than 90% of any other full game. Nintendo can really stun when they want to.
Galaxy was awesome! ,but this is a very tough question...lemme think
impossible to mention just one, so here's ten in random order: Bioshock Metal Gear Solid 4 Uncharted 2 Super Mario Galaxy Mass Effect 2 Demon's Souls The Witcher 2 Batman Arkham City Call of Duty 4 Fallout 3 but it's too soon for this, The Last of Us, Beyond, GTA5 and MGS5 are still coming to this gen, and Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider are too recent for them to sink in to their proper place for this gen edit: for the sake of argument I think we should leave Half Life 2 out of this because it predates the 360
I think the game of this generation should be something new to this generation. As great a MGS4 is, it is a sequel from gens before. If there is a game of this gen, it should be broken down to different categories... Ex. Shooter, RPG, Indie... It's just too limiting to say "THIS GAME REPRESENTS ALL". Games are too diverse.
Yeah, I don't think i can pick a single title....Well at least not now. There's still some great titles on the way. I think after the next gen launches it will be possible to decide.......Well on at least 5 games anyway.
Demon's Souls or Dark Souls. The latter is my favourite game of all time.
BlindGuardian, totally agree with that list. However I thought about it and tried to narrow it down. (No particular order) Metal Gear Solid 4 Uncharted 2 Call of Duty 4 Call of duty 4 was a real game changer. Even today it is a great game to play. Campaign and Online were great experiences. You really feel this friendship with yourself and Captain Price, Gaz, and the rest. (SPOILER) To see them die at the end was really saddening. I never feel like that towards any game. MGS4/Uncharted2 were astonishing. The graphics were amazing and gameplay just as good. I can't say too much about them because I don't need to. They are that good! There will be games that I've missed however these 3 stand out. I'm leaning towards Metal Gear Solid 4 at this current time. Things will change once PS4 is released and we look back.
IMOO these games are the most important(not necesarly the best): *GoW1, I don't personally like GoW games but the first was the game to take console gaming to another level this generation. * MW2, the explosion of the MP craze. * Assasins Creed * RDR/Skyrim best open world games this gen * Batman AC , taking Metrovidania to 3D * Uncharted 2 best single player TPS/adventure game this gen * Journey, best artistic game
The gay version of COD called 'Banged up two' on the commodore 64 was good
As many great games as there are/were this gen, its hard for me to pick another game that changed console gaming more than COD4 : Modern Warfare. MW blew up the console MP scene and created a juggernaut that took over all the big Console ambassadors Mario, Kratos, and Chief. MW also became the mold in which hundreds of other games tried to replicate but couldn't. Personally Uncharted, Gears of War, Assassin's Creed, LBP, MGS4, Bioshock, Valkyrie Chronicles, Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, etc. etc. all ring in my head. But none of them created the phenomonon that COD did with MW. I think a lot of us can agree they are wearing out the formula but MW was/is the game that really catapaulted console online insanity. Halo was there before it, but MW created an entire culture of console gaming. Such a tough question.
Portal 1 & 2 would be on my list. Trials, Dark Souls, FarCry 3, Super Mario Galaxy 2, L.A. Confidential. And of course Uncharted 2 and probably 50 more titles :)
Galaxy was amazing LittleBigPlanet was aswell tough choice
Mass Effect 2 for me
You should try 1 it was the best in the series
Dynasty Warriors 7:Empires. I don't care if you said you will never buy another DW game again you NEED to buy DW7:Empires. The Stratagems, Fame Types, and Strong Allies not only breathes totally fresh life into the stale as 3 month old bread DW franchise, but returns it to its former glory it had way back in 2001 when DW3 came out.
Dude, while I dont agree that this is the game of the generation, I will say that DW7 Empires surprised the hell out of me. When Im not on God of War Multiplayer, Im on DW7 Empires. I have Lord Varys in my army....... Lord Varys....... Freaking awesome game! We will see each other in the battlefield!
Right when I read "DW3" I got that feeling only DW3 a player get. If DW7: Empires is as good as your saying I have to have it. I've wanted that DW3 experience for years now. @EDIT: We don't have it in the States? NOOOO!
Uhhhhh.....no bro....no I'm going to go with the first Mass Effect.
Can you list the 90% please because I'm not sure if I missed 1 or 2 games.
I have to say uncharted 2 because it felt like a turning point this gen. Something about the game felt like pure magic. Honorable mentions includes heavy rain, la noire, batman aa, journey, and witcher 2 because of how unique of an experience they were. This is off topic, but i think resistance 3 has the best fps single player experience this gen. I have not played bioshock yet, but when I do I will make the final call. But until then, this stands.
UC2 is a very good choice. It is the most awarded game in the history of gaming. Over 150 awards during the E3 presentation. Also, UC2 as impacted many games that came after it. What it popularized was stunning cinematic scenes. Even the personality of Drake was adapted into various characters. In terms of Single Player mode, R3 is a great experience. But it does lack when compared to Bioshock. Of course it is all opinions, so the final decision is always left to the individual.
Maybe that one level, but there's a lot of less interesting ones in Galaxy, and the underwater swimming was piss poor thanks to the locked and otherwise perfect camera. I love Galaxy, but I wouldn't call it the best game of this generation.
Gears of War 1 - for revolutionizing Third person shooter. Before Gears, i hated third person shooters. I only ever enjoyed GTA and it was cause its GTA. Gears took the over the top shoukder shooting of Resident Evil 4, mixing it with cover system and blind fire of an under-rated game from PS2 called "Kill Switch". All modern third person shooter owes it to this game. CoD - to changing the first person shooter world for ever. You can't complain when the franchise sold over 120 million copies and counting. No doubt it made its mark. For better or for worse, every shooter has something that CoD did in terms of gameplay. Mass effect - for story driven gaming. This game really got me into the story and the universe of mass effect and i don't think i've ever been that excited this gen of a story in a game since MGS last gen. The ending of ME3 was disappointing but it was still a great game to play. Original Crysis - for Graphics. It was released on PC back in 2007 and it was way ahead of its time in graphics department. Sadly the franchise has always been about graphics and the gameplay and story were very average. ----------------------------- Other notables are Bioshock, Uncharted, Arkham City, Red dead & Assassins creed.
Gears of War didn't revo.utionize anything, it streamlined it a bit and put it's own taste. Max Payne had similar cover mechanics long ago, as well as other games. Bioshock IMO did more for FPS then CoD, all CoD did was simplify things and let casuals think they were good at something. Mass Effect was pretty good, but I think there's still some gems to come. Btw, this is merely my opinion, I respect yours and you make some good points.
Gears of Wars for me also if you we exclude Mario who stays on top.I had never seen anything like it when I played the 1st one.PS drones can cry all they want Gears Of War was the reason most people got into third person shooters.
So Gears copied other games, yet all modern 3rd person shooters owe it to Gears? Gears sold a lot of 360s for Microsoft, but I'd bet there are few in the industry who would name it Game of the Generation. I have to disagree with all your choices actually, but of course it's all subjective. You contradict yourself talking about CoD. You admit it's had some negative influences on other shooters by saying "for better or worse", therefore you can complain when other shooters change what made them good so they can be more like CoD and try to sell more, which never works anyway. Mass Effect, I tried to get into it, I really did. I bought the trilogy even after the demos made me yawn, shrug, and delete them. The story was well told but the shooting was so bland I had to force myself to finish the 1st game and start the 2nd, before finally trading the game in without ever reaching the 3rd. If I want to play a game with bad shooting where I can influence the story, I'd rather play Alpha Protocol to be honest. Crysis was a PC game first and PCs have no generations, as the PC folk love to tell us here on N4G, so there's no reason to mention the title, especially when you admit it was all about graphics with average gameplay and story. Your "other notables" are all more worthy of Game of the Generation mentions than your primary ones, in my opinion, though Demon's Souls is my pick.
It is fun, but not the most memorable experience.
I believe this isn't like GOTY and everyone will have a different choice and in some cases more than one game For me personally Ratchet and clank tools of destruction: the 1st time I played the movie it felt like watching a PIXAR movie and it was so much fun to play and till this day one of my favorite and very under rated game MGS4: for me this is when next gen began even though I had xbox360 and ps3 for quite a while before this came out Uncharted 2: no words can describe what Uncharted felt to me personally, the promise in UC1 was there but ND really stepped up their productions value for this Heavy Rain: when this launched I said a game with all QTE nah I am not interested than picking it up at launch and just can't describe how it felt. In my 20 plus years of playing games a game has never made me uncomfortable with choices as much as Heavy Rain Fallout 3 the 1st time you come out of the Vault, that feeling can't be matched until Fallout 4 that is yakuza series on ps3 is my #1 favorite series of all time, and yakuza 3 just had an amazing story For me these were the games, one last game was Mass Effect 1, I know ME2 to some is better but ME1 gave you so many more options and choice when it came to actual RPG
Why did he get so many disagrees for that ? its not like he listed COD as game of the generation, in all fairness Super Mario Galaxy is better suited for the title than any other game here considering its the highest rated exclusive this gen, and really it appeals to everyone young, old, male, female, hardcore, casual. It may not be my personal favourite but if someone was to call it the GOTG I wouldnt argue or disagree with that because its a very strong choice, In the same way I wouldnt disagree with someone calling Citizen Kane or The Godfather the best movies of all time, not my personal pick but a very good choice none the less. My personal pick for GOTG would be between GTA4, Fallout 3, MGS 4 and LBP, SKYRIM, Red Dead.
Skyrim? really, it was a good game, really enjoyable, but it was a broken game when it came to retail, thats not good Some of my personal favorites are Demon Souls, Max Payne 3, Ni No Kuni, Portal 2 and Red Dead
people are sony boys on this site.
come back after i play the last os us and beyond and GTAV and MGS5 and i will give you an answer about what is the game of this gen
Come back when you realize that the game of this generation is not on your precious ps3.
@DonFreezer - Come back when you realize his opinion is just as valid as yours. Also, check the GotY scoreboard. Also, get me a beer while you're up.