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Submitted by StillGray 620d ago | opinion piece

7 Games for the 7th Generation: The Seven Most Influential Games of This Generation

Gameranx: "Michael Jones writes about the seven most influential games of the seventh generation." (BioShock, Braid, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Gears of War, PC, PS3, Wii, Wii Sports, Xbox 360)

gillri  +   620d ago
Good list if we are talking about 'influence'

I would say Gears of War should be at no.2 considering how many third person cover we have seen this gen...also no Uncharted which I would argue is more influential than the Mass Effect trilogyv(although not as good)

Great to see Braid there as the game that really kick started the indie scene on console
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SweetDangos  +   620d ago
I don't see how this got a disli- Oh wait! This is N4G.
Gow did revolutionize the cover mechanic. Pretty much everything took inspiration from it. Even Uncharted
InTheLab  +   620d ago
That would be true if everyone started gaming in 2005 like you did. Those of us that know better know that Winback on the N62/PS1 did cover long before Gears. Also google Killswitch and Cliffy B who admitted the cover mechanic was inspired by Killswitch.

Edit....Now that I think about it, Metal Gear did cover 20 years ago.
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Sidology  +   620d ago
Eeehhh, I dunno about Braid. I can see where some would think so, but I'm iffy at best.
Oagoz  +   620d ago
I thought Minecraft might have been on that list, oh well still all great choices
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InTheLab  +   620d ago
No uncharted is criminal and they should probably add batman AA.

Wii sports was very influential but for the wrong reasons.
Rzep  +   620d ago
Neither Uncharted nor Batman was influential. Where do you see it's influnce? I am surprised that there isn't Minecraft seeing that the build/survive genre is booming. Also I am not sure which game it should be but there should be something with Zombies, don't remember what started the boom in zombie games though.
gillri  +   620d ago
I would say Uncharted for its insanely over the top set pieces, they were everywhere after Uncharted 2

and Batman Arkham Asylum for its hit/counter combat system which have found there way into many games since

Not massively influential like some other titles here though
InTheLab  +   620d ago
Games influenced by Uncharted- Splinter Cell and the Tomb Raider reboot off the top of my head.

Games influenced by the Arkham franchise- The combat of Assassin's Creed 3 and 4, The spiderman franchise starting with Shattered dimensions.

Those are 5 or six huge games right there. Now some will argue about the TR reboot but the reboot looks and plays more like Uncharted than Legend, Anniversary, Angel of Darkness, etc.

On the flip side, Minecraft is crazy popular but what other game out there is like it besides the blatant clones on Android/IOS? No other big names have sprung up to challenge the original.
pecorre  +   620d ago
Littlebigplanet should be on that list. It was one of the first Play, Share, Create type of game.

Uncharted should be on it too for it's influence on cinematic action sequence and it's story telling.
Agent2009  +   620d ago
Uncharted didn't change anything. When will people understand that?
Wni0  +   620d ago
Well, Drake, and the characters around him talked to eachother constantly through gameplay sections which is something new. Bioshock Infinite took that idea (albeit more linear,) finally we have games without a silent protagonist. And in terms if actual quality Uncharted 2 and 3 set the bar to a new standard. But no we dont see Uncharted Clones just yet.
Nerdmaster  +   620d ago
"we dont see Uncharted Clones just yet"
That's because any Uncharted clone is actually a Tomb Raider clone, since Uncharted is a Tomb Raider with a less hot protagonist.
InTheLab  +   620d ago
There's a ton of Uncharted haters here dude. Don't worry. None of the games on this list or any from the other posters have ever been considered game of the gen like UC2.

Blind haters....
Wni0  +   620d ago
Bioshock influenced jack shit. Besides the aesthetics in the circus level in Condemned 2, there really isnt any influence. Those two games spec ops and stanley are literally the only other two, and its questionable at best. CoD is easily the number one spot, hell is there a FPS that didnt change its control scheme to replicate Modern Warfare? And technically CoD started the whole Zombie craze, so there is that.

I might put in Angry Birds or Minecraft to fit that indie spotlight.

And WC3 came out a billion years ago. LoL is literally the same game as is Dota as is HoN.
Rzep  +   620d ago
How did CoD start the Zombie craze? I thought it was maybe the first Left 4 Dead or maybe Resident Evil 4 revived it a bit. Then again maybe Dead Rising? It may have begun outside gaming, like through 28 Days later introducing the fast zombie.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   620d ago
Resident evil 4 is a last gen game
Nerdmaster  +   620d ago
"Resident evil 4 is a last gen game"
So? They're talking about what game started the zombie craze, so it can be a game in any generation (or even a movie, as Rzep said).

All I know is CoD didn't start anything. It only jumped on the zombie bandwagon that already existed.
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Rzep  +   620d ago
Well I could get behind the idea of the cinematic action sequence, running through a falling building and so on.
gillri  +   620d ago
:InTheLab

but it didnt popularise cover mechanics though did it!

Thats like saying because of Duke Nukem 3D all shooters have melee attacks on the go!

oh and I bet ive been gaming longer

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