The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim has topped Amazon.co.uk’s poll to determine the generation’s greatest game. Agree?
Great game... Infinitely better with mods. The standalone game being the game of the generation though? I'm not quite sure if I'd say it was that amazing.
Skyrim is an epic game no doubt.. I'm still remember when the first time I fought a dragons, without cutscene, it just popped-up out of nowhere, accompanied by one of the epic soundtrack ever, it's really new experience for me. But when it's compared to Morrowind and Oblivion, there are still many shortcomings. And, best game of generation? no. I'd prefer Half-Life 2, Bioshock 1, Assassins Creed 2, Witcher 2, MGS4, and Dark Souls.
Skyrim had way more mass appeal than any of the games you mentioned, of course it was going to win an amazon poll. I'm right with you, though. My personal favourite would be dark souls. The only game in which my playthroughs numbered in the double digits.
"But when it's compared to Morrowind and Oblivion, there are still many shortcomings" Except the most important thing, combat, didn't suck like Morrowind and it wasn't clunky like Oblivion.
"Skyrim wins best game of the generation in amazon poll" F**************CK THAT! No frickin' way is a buggy, poorly written game with casual combat like Skyrim the Game of the Generation. The Last of Us wins this hands frickin' down. If you played it, you know why. Interesting note: There are no dragons in Skyrim. Plenty of drakes though.
half life 2 well the orange box for PC is the game of the gen IMO. Still so many playing TF2 it's crazy.
You don't know gaming if you don't consider COD4 is the clear cut best game of this generation. Consider 2007 and how it just transcended gaming for both consoles and the PC, graphically it was better than everything at the time, it provided new gameplay mechanics that other developers have been copying for the entire generation, and the online component has also become the standard. Now Skyrim and Last of Us.. you can expect that after they made Oblivion and Uncharted. Oblivion and Uncharted are only a few steps beneath the quality of Skyrim and Last of Us. However COD4 annihilated Halo, Gears, and Resistance. Just.. there was no competition shortly after COD4 started selling like that. Top games of this generation- 1. COD4 2. Uncharted 2 3. and then you can debate about the rest. The best game of a generation by definition should not just be the game itself. You have to consider many factors including sales, the game at its time, competition, innovation, reviews etc. You lump all those factors and then aggregate it. I've already done all the work for you though. The answer is COD4 and you don't agree you then you don't know GAMES!
@dragonknight I've played the last of us and it doesn't win hands down (there goes your argument). COD4, Bioshock, Fallout, Skyrim or Oblivion(choose your favorite), Red Dead Redemption, Halo 3, Gears 1, MGS4, and Half-life 2 are all up their as well.
@LoveOfTheGame: Given that your list includes games like COD4, Skyrim, Halo 3, and Gears 1, I doubt anyone can take you seriously. Especially if you consider those games more worthy than The Last of Us which clearly has a superior story, cast of characters, and more interesting gameplay than twitch shooting or button mashing hack and slash.
^ Pretty much... Halo 3 and Gear 1??? LMFAO! Not even close...
@mikeslemonade IMO sales should never be equated into deciding factors involving game awards. Sales and quality are not mutually exclusive. For me The Last of Us was the best this generation. It was the first game to show true emotion IMO, and made me truly care for the characters. I loved the chemistry between Tess and Joel, and was sad (SPOILER WARNING) to see her die.
This poll is not valid, it's a multiplat game, more people have played it, compare to exclusives. Not fair.
Any game could have been mentioned and people would still be complaining... That's just how it goes. I think Skyrim is a good choice, although I'm sure we all want to give the lesser known's like witcher 2 and Dark Souls their props too.
I dislike it, it left too many things behind for some new cool stuff. Overall I had more fun playing Morrowind and Oblivion than it. It's like Bethesda are slowly dismissing 'RPG' for a more casual exploring experience.
To be fair, I seriously doubt Bethesda will ever top Morrowind. That game was phenomenal for its time.
I think they even said themselfs that they wanted to make Skyrim "Accessible" for a bigger audience. When a developer uses the "A" word you know s*** is going down. Your right though they left things behind which made the game fun. It always bugged me that for Warrior classes they removed the need to mend weapons/armour but for mages they still required us to do that stupid soul enchanting thing. Surely once you become a more powerful character in the magic field you won't need soul gems anymore. That's what Azura's star should of been for in my opinion.
I agree with parts of what you said, but I still loved the game. The biggest thing I missed from Oblivion was the ability to create my own magic spells. As a guy that always like to start a new RPG as a mage, that really disappointed me, because there were so many fun things you could do with that in Oblivion.
Its good but I dont think its game of the generation. Infact I think Skyrim is the weakest out of all the elder scrolls (excluding redguard and battle spire). My favorite ES game has to be Daggerfall! But in terms of game of the generation I cant really decide, for me personally I think most games this generation have been over rated and the ones that are good arent outstanding IMO.
This is hilarious, I remember when Bethesda won "Studio of the Year" or Valve and NaughtyDog and also won "Game of the Year" over Uncharted 3 and Portal 2 I mean do people just look at Skyrim and go "OMG SKYRIM IT'S SOOOO GOOD, IT'S AMAZING BECAUSE OF DRAGONS AND SPELLS AND STUFF" I know people who have never played Elder Scroll games before, called people for it saying it's nerdish and think Skyrim is the franchise it's self...like it's the first in the series "Oh yeah Skyrim is pretty good but I liked Oblivion a tad better....oh but then you had Morrowind which was epic "......What's Oblivion and Morrowind?"
Portal 2 maybe, UC 3 not even close.
Skyrim is way over hyped. It's a good name, no doubt, but definitely not game of the generation. After you've killed the first 3-4 dragons it gets repetitive, and the combat is sluggish and shallow. I personally think MGS 4, The Last of Us, Halo 3, and Witcher 2 are much more deserving.
Without its story, The Last of Us is much more repetitive than Skyrim. You just had to throw some brick, shoot things, and punch some infected.
Am I off when I say God of War 3? I haven't played The Last of Us, but nothing this generation felt anything like GoW3. There were other fantacy games, there were other shooters, but nothing compared to the death opera that was GoW3. Also loved Red Dead Redemption, Metal Gear Solid 4, Uncharted 2, and GTA5 seems like it's exactly the GTA I've been asking for. I love Skyrim so I can't argue against it, but to me GoW3 was the most epic, immersing, and beautifully brutal game of this generation.
Play The Last of Us. I'm completely serious when I say nothing compares to it.
God of War 3 was great during the first time experience...but it got repetitive like its predecessors after the second and third playthrough. I still think God of War 2 is the best of the series.
"Am I off when I say God of War 3?" Not completely... It's definitely a contender. Would hands down definitely put and play it over other games on the list. (Skyrim, The Walking Dead, GTA IV)... Fighting some bosses felt more epic than fighting all the dragons in Skyrim combined...
Outside glitches and obvious issues: Skyrim for story and continuation post story Fallout New Vegas for gameplay, character development, and weapon creation Both for being fun games, and spending over 200+ hours per game, with intent on playing again someday (again outside the game-breaking glitches).
Red Dead Redemption says hi
Yep. More like "most popular game" of the generation. Put other high titles like RDR and TLOU as multi and they would have destroyed the winning paint-trading game.
Yep. This is just a poll. Not sure which part you didn't understand.
Game was great but not the best. COD 4 the best game of this generation.
"COD 4 the best game of this generation." http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E...
Well deserved Bethesda
Yeah, way to buggy. My personal favorites this gen were the original BioShock and Call of Duty 4.
than again any game is better with mods heck Duke Nukem Forever can be the best FPS with enough mods
UGH...what an overrated game! It isn't even better that Oblivion! Anyway..popularity contests are popularity contests.
Tales of Graces F, Tales of Xilia, Catherine, Persona Golden, Ni No Kuni, or even Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII???? Sorry man, JRPGs gotta have some love too. :)
Thats not too popular or mainstream. A gotg has to be a mainstream game. Its the truth, a game doesn't get awards for how good it is, its for how popular it is. But i loved those games you mentioned before
God no. It came out buggy as hell. I can't look past that. I would put MW, Portal 2, Uncharted 2 and Batman Arkham city......over that game. Mods may have made the game much better (in fact fixed the game in a lot of ways) but still the stand alone game being the best game this generation. Most definitely not
-_- Hold on, now. You did not just say you'd put Modern Warfare over Skyrim. Please tell me I'm hallucinating. I mean I wasn't too fond of Skyrim either but come on, man.
The first Modern Warfare was one of the greatest shooters ever made. Don't judge it because you don't like it's sequels.
The PS3 version was not very fun. :(
We don't talk about the PS3 version.... I traded mine in rather quickly for a PC copy. Sucked that Bethesda couldn't release a solid version of their game across all platforms.
Snookies that is exactly why that game did not deserve the praise it got. IF theyre gonna make a game they need to make it work for everyone, and there is absolutely no excuse for skyrim not to work on the PS3 except for lazy devellopers.
I'm enjoying my PS3 copy. Then again, I didn't get it til they had worked the bugs out. Im 70 hours in and no problems so far.
The game corrupted my hard drive twice so I just stopped playing it.
@Smoovekid-That sucks. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully that was fixed with everything else.
My brother played the PS3 version much more than I did. He was over one hundred hours in. When he was in the snowy areas, the game was literally pausing with lag for 1-2 seconds every step his character took. It constantly did that and got worse the more time you put into the game. It was awful lol. Though I did hear they FINALLY got it in working order after all the updates.
The patches improved the ps3 version a lot. Theres basically no fps drops now. After the patches, skyrim is an awesome game, though not as good as morrowind. Demons souls is the best game this gen tho imo.
that's true, after the patches game froze on me only once, during the final boss fight. now though, since i got new ps3(old one r.i.p.'d on me) and with no internet for now, it got unplayable for now... i don't think i am fit to voice my opinion on games this gen since i only play ps3, but for this platform my choices would be COD4, RDR, U2, Demon's Souls
I platinum'd it in 280 hours with no problems. My buddy started seeing people floating within the first hour, I told him to restart the game and he never had another problem.
Best game of this generation? Yea right. gimme a break people. Although I am not surprise red dead redemption got this far in the poll. That game had the most intriguing story and gameplay from rockstar.
Sorry that title either goes to UC 2 or TLOU not some bug ridden broken pos game.
titles only on one system aren't going to win any "best game of generation" awards in an Amazon poll..
It's basically a pop chart.
It won because bethesda posted links asking for votes all over social media sites for several days.
Little known fact: That's how they won the VGA's too. By calling the panellists every day and asking for votes.
Wouldn't surprise me after all we knew about the bugs by this point so no one would have voted for them in their right minds till that was fixed otherwise.
we all know skyrim is awesome! still, for me personally the last of us was is the game that sucked me in like no other this gen. EDIT: honorable mentions should be Journey and Catherine!
eh, not for me, i still think oblivion was superior in many ways, stripping abilities from the player was a stupid fucking choice IMO that ruined the game for me, not to mention i'm not a big fan of the of washed out depressing atmosphere Skyrim has, i get it's a design choice and it's supposed to be that way but that doesn't mean i enjoy it anymore
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couldnt agree more. Oblivion blew my mind Fall Out 3 stole my time Skyrim stole my heart, time, and blew my brains out
As much as I loved skyrim it was definitely not the best game of the generation, especially not on the ps3 or Xbox anyway.
I'm not sure I can even call Skyrim a good game. Don't get me wrong, it's a great experience... but the underlying mechanics--the actual game systems--really aren't all that satisfying.
Where was said poll held, for how long, and how many people (excluding bethesda) actually voted?
Man I have heard of commenting with out reading an article ...but not even reading the full title? "Best Game Of The Generation In Amazon Poll".... Amazon...plenty of people to vote and cast differing opinions.
It deserves it. Recently went back to Skyrim and created a whole new character and set out again in Skyrim. So much fun... really love the diversity this game brings to the table.
Solid choice. I think Oblivion is right there with it. Skyrim has the most epic music of any game I have played.
IT WAS EPIC AND I TOTALLY AGREE!!!