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Submitted by Scissorman82 727d ago | opinion piece

The Best Games of the Past Console Generation

Justin Belin writes, " The 360/PS3/Wii era was unprecedented. Never before had consoles demonstrated legs that could keep on running for 8 years. But even the greatest of athletes tire eventually and in recent years, many have argued that these consoles have grown long in the tooth. Even the greatest fidelity the 360 and PS3 could muster in the hottest new releases began to pale in comparison to those same titles released during the renaissance of PC gaming. Our beloved systems are not the champions they once were and it is time to give them one final stadium clearing hurrah as they head off the field and into the locker rooms where retirement awaits. And so, the writer’s at GamesAbyss got together to tackle the very difficult question of what singular game this past generation, was the most memorable, the most captivating, and the one that most embodied the best that this passing generation in console history had to offer:" (Borderlands 2, Catherine, Dark Souls, Heavy Rain , Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, No More Heroes, Outland, PS3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Wii, Xbox 360, Yakuza 4)

andjudunno  +   727d ago
With games like Dishonored, Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider, Bioshock Infinite, Metro: Last Light, And up coming titles like Battlefield 4, The Last of Us, and GTA V, I would argue that this current gen just caught fire.

Edit* And I know I'm missing a few
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Ozymandsss  +   727d ago
It's true though that all the games you just mentioned, as good as they are, look suboptimal on consoles relative to PCs. (Except for the Last of Us which looks just sick on Ps3!)
ScubbaSteve  +   727d ago
If you really really really like shooters I can see your point, those games are all really good. I just hope indie developers and kickstarters can save the other genres that I love.
AngryOcelots  +   726d ago
I'll agree with Bioshock Infinite and Far Cry 3, and Thr Last of Us will likely be one of the best this gen as well. I don't know if i'd call this year one of the best of the generation, but it's hard to say there was a bad year anywhere in there as well.
psyxon  +   727d ago
"was" - it's not even over yet. fuck.
Scissorman82  +   727d ago
I still can't over how incredible this console generation has been.
Snookies12  +   727d ago
Going back through MGS4 a 10th time now... I think that is my most played game this generation. It's so perfect in just about every way. There have been quite a few gems though for sure this generation.
Fakdafakinfakerz  +   727d ago
I vote Dark Souls and GOW3. Can't wait for DS2, perfect way to end this gen.
Venox2008  +   726d ago
nice to see they have mentioned No more heroes, it is really unique game with good story and very memorable boss fights..

my ones would be:

Bioshock infinite, Fatal frame IV, Bayonetta, Vanquish, Child of eden, Shadows of the damned, MGS 4, Batman: Arkham asylum & city, Castle crashers, Mortal Kombat, Madworld, Zelda: skyward sword .. there are some more, I cant remember at the moment :) and gen is not over..
Scissorman82  +   726d ago
Fatal Frame IV? Controls seemed a bit sluggish to get in to. Was it that good?
Venox2008  +   726d ago
it is amazing game, if you liked other main Fatal frame games, u'll like it.. when u get used to controls they arent too bad
Ozymandsss  +   726d ago
I like your list Venox. I actually imported a copy of FF4 (huge FF fan) but also found the controls to be too sluggish for me. Everything else you said I completely agree with. And I must add a glaring omission in the list is Red Dead Redemption. One of the finest games of any console generation.
AngryOcelots  +   726d ago
I'd say the same for omissions of Bioshock, Mass Effect titles and Fallout 3.

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