GTA 5 vs The Last of Us: Game of the Generation Debate

Gameondaily discusses which game deserves the Game of the Generation award.

Gameondaily's Gaz and Ilyas battle it out and argue over which game, GTA 5 or The Last of Us deserves the award.

Skip the video to 6:45 to see the debate rage on or watch the whole video to see everyone's choice for Game of the Generation.

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Neonridr1520d ago

Game of the Generation would have to go to a game that was responsible for changing the landscape of gaming as we know it.

No offense to either GTA V or TLOU as I am sure they are both fantastic games, but a game like Super Mario 64 would be my vote. It ushered in a whole new era of games, and was responsible for bringing gaming successfully into the 3rd dimension.

SuperDan-Dare1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I think that is a fair shout, but I think that would have been the game for the previous generation. If we're going across all generations, why not go back a generation even further - I'm talking MarioKart on the SNES. I still have good memories from that. Not to mention F Zero which is worthy of a mention. Let us not forget Street Fighter 2 which I think laid some serious groundwork in terms of fighting games, but then we would be straying into a 'Best game/most groundbreaking ever' territory. The focus for this discussion was purely looking at the PS3/XBox 360/Wii consoles.

Neonridr1520d ago

Yeah, I guess when I think of generation I am thinking more of all time. Fair enough debate for this console generation that GTA V and TLOU are the ones being considered as they were definitely two of the best games to release from the PS3/360/Wii class.

BALLBAGS1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

This generation I could never give it to gta after the broken multiplayer,it was that frustrating losing all your progress because rockstar felt fit to release a broken game.

the last of us sticks with me,the intro was unbelievable and ill never forget the way naughty dog broke up the play calming the nerves with a rabbit playing in the snow only to then be arrowed to death by Ellie,was like ND said enough of that back to the action.

so many moments in that game

then there's uncharted 2,another game that pushed boundaries

I tip my hat to you naughty dog

DarthZoolu1520d ago

SKYRIM. Its insane to say GTA5 or LOU was better. Laughable in fact. That just my opinion tho.

ZodTheRipper1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

For me it's either one of those
- Demon's Souls
- Metal Gear Solid 4
- The Last Of Us

Those are the only games i finished 3-7 times and enjoyed every playthough.

@above me: Yeah Skyrim with mods is also one of my favourite games of the last 10 years ...but the normal vanilla version isn't worth to be crowned GOTG, sry ;)

Skip_Bayless1520d ago

Call of Duty 4 is the Game of Last Generation. And that's a fact!

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moujahed1520d ago

Right, only problem is that Super Mario 64 is a "Last Generation" game... I think they are talking about the present.

Ezz20131520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

SM64 was last gen though

as for this gen
this gen have been amazing and i have a long list of GOTG but for me TLOU will be something i will never forget

MestreRothN4G1520d ago

Actually, using your logic Red Dead Redemption is the Game of the generation.

In all truth, it should be the choice by any logic.

By far the most influent and well done game of the gen.

MysticStrummer1520d ago

RDR was definitely one of the greatest games last gen, but it was GTA in the old west. It didn't change the gaming landscape any more than GTA4 did.

jacksjus1520d ago

Had open sand box games been the most dominant I would agree. However shooters ruled. But I agree Red Dead was a blast with an excellent story.

creatchee1520d ago

As much as I loved TLOU, Uncharted 2 is still my favorite game of the generation.

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Hellsvacancy1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

Although MGS4 was was MGS, it wasn't anything new, it didn't make me drop a tear or two like the TLOU did, same for GTAV

theshredded1520d ago

if GTAV made u tear and not MGS4 then u must be either a kid or have not played it

Hellsvacancy1520d ago

GTAV didn't make me cry, I meant GTA was the same as MGS, same old formula

cell9891520d ago

MGS4 did in fact make me cry Big Boss' dead was not something to take light

goldwyncq1520d ago

It's severely overrated. And this is coming from a huge MGS fan. It doesn't live up to the glory of its predecessor MGS3, at all.

djplonker1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

I played them in this order mgs1 > mgs2 > mgs4 > mgs3

and while the 3rd was a good game it doesnt hold a candle to the epicness of 4 although both have very good main themes!

returning to shadow moses in 4 is one of my fav mgs moments

and from 3 erm the giant ladder!?

the piggy woman who eats every two seconds!?

ocelot spinning his gun around all the time...

they just don't compare

goldwyncq1520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

@dj plonker

I disagree. The Shadow Moses chapter was the only great chapter in the game, the rest were kinda meh. The boss battles, I found to be a huge letdown after MGS3's epic ones. The final battle of MGS4 irked me because it was too over the top that I couldn't take it seriously at all. What might had been the most epic fight in MGS history ended up like a bad martial arts film parody.

MGS4 is far from a bad game but it's a disappointing conclusion to a legendary franchise.

stavrami-mk21520d ago (Edited 1520d ago )

g1 jockey

MysticStrummer1520d ago

Yeah I'd put Demon's Souls or Dark Souls over TLoU or GTA5. I think I'd put Demon's over Dark, personally, but both were my favorite gaming experiences last gen and maybe ever.

OMNlPOTENT1520d ago

Mario Galaxy, The Witcher 2, AC4, Skyward Sword, Uncharted 2. These games are far more deserving in my eyes. TLOU and GTAV are still riding on the hype train because they were the latest entries (minus AC4 but everyone is tired of AC, still a damn great game).

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