Submitted by rbailey 730d ago | opinion piece

30 Current Gen Games You Should Play

The Koalition writes:
On November 15th and 22nd respectively, the current generation of consoles as we know it will change forever. Both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One may get off to a slow start, but they are poised to do big things in the years ahead.

Before we officially usher in the next generation of consoles, we decided to compose a list of standout games from this generation that we feel are worth playing. So without further ado, here are our picks on 30 Current Gen games that you should play. (3DS, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Gears of War, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PC, PS3, Red Dead Redemption, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Last Of Us, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360)

MrKennedy  +   730d ago
This is a good article about 30 current gen games you should play.
kratos_TheGoat  +   730d ago
god of war ascension underrated
Enemy  +   730d ago
Yeah, I'd replace quite a few games on that list with Ascension, especially Skyrim. But I'll forgive them because they honored Folklore, one of my favorite games of this generation that no one played.
HardcoreGamer  +   730d ago
Mr Roe, easy. my friend played that and its also one of his favourite games in the earlier part of ps3 generation
Rask  +   730d ago
I played Folklore a couple weeks ago. Amazing game.
Volkama  +   730d ago
Oh I remember being sort of impressed by the Folklore demo, but I didn't get round to buying it.

I'm on a big current gen catch-up mission at the moment, and Folklore just pushed itself high on my list based off these recommendations. Thanks!
GameSpawn  +   730d ago
Folklore is a great game. In my own opinion it is one of the only games on the PS3 that properly used the motion control functionality of the sixaxis/ds3 in such a way that it doesn't become gimmicky.

The game can also be very challenging (even more so if you're a completionist) as every enemy is different and will require different strategies and approaches to defeat. You'll find yourself switching out IDs (captured enemy souls used to attack/defend) on almost a room by room basis.

I was able to eventually settle into about 3-4 different setups that got me through a majority of the worlds with minimal switching.

It's a bummer this game never got retroactive trophies patched in. They would have been a nice addition and a reason for me to go back and replay the whole game over again.
ElectroJade  +   726d ago
Awesome! So glad to know others loved the game as well! After I wrote that anecdote, I decided to replay the game again. It's even better the second time around.
rbailey  +   730d ago
If a God of War game made the list, it would definitely be God of War 3 over Ascension. Much more violent epic boss battles and gore IMO.
georgenancy  +   730d ago
ascension was disappointing
Lord_Sloth  +   730d ago
Valkyria Chronicles and Resonance of Fate should be on that list.

Nice to see the inclusion of Folklore.
ricochetmg  +   730d ago
Resonance of faith I couldn't get pass the traning lol...
Juste_Belmont  +   730d ago
Yakuza 4 is a game you should check out too if you have a PS3.
gjruk  +   730d ago
Binary Domain was one of my favorite games.
SKYVVLKR  +   730d ago
The term "modern classic" is thrown around much too loosely but The Last of Us is truly one of the greatest (if not THE greatest) game in history.
jwe1004  +   730d ago
Agreed! Its a true masterpiece and is a must play for any PS3 gamer.
BladerunnerZX  +   730d ago
Hitman Absolution and Halo 4 are 2 must play current gen games.

Hitman Absolution has a truly AAA single player campaign with an excellent storyline and realy nice graphics and improved controls. plus the contracts mode is addictive if you are a long time Hitman fan.

Halo 4 has the best FPS single player campaign that I have played since COD4. I was never a big Halo fan but 343 studios hit on the mark with Halo 4.
ricochetmg  +   730d ago
I agree with hitman. But halo is.....over with in my mind.
chito1016d  +   730d ago
Really excited for Gaikai. After playing a 360 this gen, there are a lot of great Playstation PS3 games I can catch up on on my PS4.
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mydyingparadiselost  +   730d ago
I would throw in Bayonetta, Deadly Premonition, Dead Space, Shadows of the Damned and Xenoblade.
garrettglass  +   730d ago
Believe me, they would not be far behind.
testsubject  +   730d ago
Yes, Bayonetta is fucking amazing!
jc48573  +   730d ago
fsfsxii  +   730d ago
Yakuza series.
DVAcme  +   730d ago
It made me smile to see Folklore in that list. I'd kill for a sequel to that game.
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ElectroJade  +   726d ago
What's even more heartening is reading everyone's comments in this thread about the game. It's wonderful knowing such an underrated game is loved by many. Folklore is truly a hidden gem in the gaming world.
The_Villager  +   730d ago
This list is very biased against Nintendo. So many good games this author missed out on.
_QQ_  +   730d ago
authors* but i agree, xenoblade,galaxy, and Skyward sword are better than half those games.
The list doesn't mention alot of pc games either like Starcraft or DOTA.
rbailey  +   730d ago
I would easily say that I was just as surprised as you are that more Nintendo games weren't chosen. A few of the others authors played a ton of Nintendo games so thats a good point to take up with them. I personally don't play most Nintendo games just cause I haven't found anything to interest me yet.
Lord_Sloth  +   728d ago
Your avatar makes me wonder if you're just biased for Nintendo...He didn't include many games at all I would consider worth playing. I certainly wouldn't have included GTA IV and LA Noire, nor would I include Gears of War. And seriously, Rock band?

That being said I can't think of any MUST HAVE titles for the Wii aside from RE4...I really only play PSO on it, and TP was better with the controller. SS was a let down to me as well.
Lisica  +   730d ago
Why would I play Mass Effect 2 without the awesome Mass Effect 1?

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