The new wave of consoles have been out for quite some time. As such, EDGE decided to take one last look at the past generation of systems by choosing the top ten games of that era.
That's a horrible list IMO. COD made the top 10? What a joke
COD 4 revolutionized FPS games, every FPS that came afterwards has a bit of COD in it. At the time the game was fantastic, the only problem with the COD series is that they've essentially made the same game over and over every year ever since.
Well to be fair it was Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. Usually I see people stating this was one of the best CoD games in the series. Also to be fair its quite hard to make a top 10 list(that everyone would agree on) when last gen last almost 10 years.
Obligatory knock on COD huh? While I don't necessarily agree with Mochachino that COD 4 revolutionized FPS games, thought that honor had been given to Halo, it is often considered as the pinnacle of the COD franchise.
Revised and better list: 1. COD4 2. Uncharted 2 3. Gears of War 1 4. Bioshock 5. Mass Effect 6. The Last of Us 7. GTA5 8. Bayonetta 9. Red Dead 10. Portal
No MGS4 ?? or VAnquish ? at least like VAnquish there is no other game out there ...and when i say none i mean it ..No game managed to revolutionize action gaming like Vanquish and its quality is over the top..it had not sales but makes Gears of War (and every other actionTPS) to run for their money
COD4 was epic when it came out. Even COD haters will admit it. COD today is recycled trash with camper friendly maps. No creativity at all. They added so many unnecessary garbage and made the game nub friendly.
i played 7/10. Super Mario Galaxy and TLoU are the best of all the others imo
I have to agree HeavY. Even though COD4 was good, I feel that that franchise had more of a negative effect in general. mochachino: "COD 4 revolutionized FPS games, every FPS that came afterwards has a bit of COD in it." That is also a bad thing. Many would say it ruined many games, including non FPS games. Of course you are correct to an extent though. Also a lot of the stuff that COD got praised for were already in Counterstrike etc. mods 10 years ago.
COD4 is fantastic imo I am glad it made the list! I am much happier than LBP did too! It is not the worst list!
Not a single Moba on that list LoL should be on there (No Dota please) What about Batman AA, it has changed fighting systems in many games and is probably the 1st super hero game done right Mass effect - It filled a gap in story telling that I felt was much needed. Gears of War 1 - Dude bro nuff said Assassin's Creed - It might have had issues of being repetitive but the game was definitely a revolution
I don't know if I'd say these all were the top 10, but I'd say it's a good list if it's most influential. Demon's Souls and Dark Souls are interchangeable (they should put a slash there) As much as I love Bayonetta I don't think it should be on this list, or Street Fighter. Mass Effect 2, Uncharted 2, Gears of War 3, MGS4, Bioshock, Twilight Princess, Heavy Rain, God of War 3 are all just as deserving IMO of being on this list. One things for sure it was a great generation.
Good list. COD4 was awesome. It's the followups that sucked. Also, putting Dark Souls #1 = win. That game and Demon's Souls are my favorite games of the last decade. I only disagree with the placement of GTA V, which felt like just another GTA 3 rehash to me.
@WhoEverSaidVanquish I love you. vanquish is one the best games of the last generation when we speak of gameplay. that game was sooooo fluid and fast paced, i wish there was like multiplayer or something. I cant believe theres no gears or halo. id take out a few of those games and replace them
"COD 4 revolutionized FPS games, every FPS that came afterwards has a bit of COD in it." I really don't see how it revolutionized anything. It added an XP bar to MP, sure, but I'd hardly call that revolutionary. Everything else was pretty standard stuff. I guess it also brought regenerating health, but I'm pretty sure games did that before too. What it did do was create an incredibly linear and boring set piece shooter that people seemed to like 7 years ago (I didn't care for it), I don't think I like what it did to the FPS genre. http://husks.files.wordpres... Don't get me wrong, the game's not bad in any sense (except for the rather lackluster SP), I'd even say it's one of the best modern online FPS games I've played, but it didn't do anything "revolutionary".
In my life in gaming, cod 4 is a legendary game.
COD4 was fucking fantastic and I'm glad Edge shares as much love for Dark Souls as I do, may favourite game of all time.
I can understand COD being on there but honestly the following should not have made it - LittleBigPlanet Bayonetta Super Street Fighter IV Uncharted 2 should be on the list, as like with COD a number of devs were influenced by it with their own games. I'd also include Heavy Rain as it was amazing and unique. And 3rd I would add Gears of War 1/MGS4. Take your pick there, both were insanely popular.
guys guys it's just a list i don't know what the point of fighting over those list every damn time it's just their opinion ...that's all you can't tel them their opinion is wrong or laughable because you disagree you can do the same and you will have someone who will laugh at your list too make your own list ...that's what matter to you
i want to know how CoD:4 revolutionized the FPS genre per mochachino. the only thing CoD:4 did was make FPS mainstream on console. everything other then the stupid kill streak perks had been done before hand.
Yeah recent call of dutys are awful but there's no disputing modern warfare 1 changed the game and was epic everyone played that online and if not the following years, got bored by modern warfare 2 black ops 2 still great games just same old same old, list isn't far off tho bayonetta was awesome mario Galaxy 1 is much better than 2, Red dead, GTA5 not bad at all would have Prob slipped batman arkham City in myself and remove dark souls as it's not my bag suprised to see it at number 1 but edge don't feck about. Just because I don't like doesn't mean people do i know my friends a fan but yeah not a bad list that one, now for next/new gen! ;)
They need to replace Dark Souls with DEMONS SOULS ffs!!!!
Yeah. COD4 deserves that. This is a great top 10 list for the gen. I personally would take boyonetta off and put UC2 on, and then replace dark souls with Demon's souls.
cod4 is the best cod yet so yes it makes top 10!
CoD 4 may not be on my top 10, but it was the breakthrough shooter for last gen. Anyone who denies it is lying to themselves. One that has to be in my top 10 is Journey. It was IMO one of the ten best for me.
I'm glad a Souls game was #1 considering it revitalized challenge in the age of casuals, but they chose the wrong game. Demon's Souls should be the choice, it has yet to be surpassed in overall quality. Most veterans of the Souls series that I speak to on a regular basis consistently state that Demon's Souls is the best of the series and with really good reason. Either way, I'm not gonna complain that a Souls game is number 1.
I really need someone to help me with the COD aspect... I must be old as I miss arena shooters like ut99...
To be honest, I personally think Super Mario Galaxy 2 should be rated higher than Super Mario Galaxy 1. Super Street Fighter IV should also be ranked higher than Dark Souls. Just my opinion though.
COD revolutionize fps? not really...lot of stuff in there already present in other games before that...it just being used again
COD 4 actually had a good SP and reinvented online MP. It deserves a spot.
@gamepard Yeah, I'm right there with you, Vanquish was a fantastic game! worth your money every second of it and lets you asking for more! Not directly commenting EDGE's list but just wanted to let you know there's more like you that specially loved that game When it comes to this kind of list, even in one platform I have difficulties making a Top 10, let alone across all platforms, it was a great generation and the most fair is a list per platform so more of those great games receives the recognition they deserve...you can easily make a top 20 in each of them where number 20 will still be a great game.
which generation? did you even read the article?
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Terrible List. * Read Dead definitely belongs on there. * GTA 4 was MUCH better than GTA 5 in terms of fun and gameplay. GTA 5 was a step back...gameplay wise it feels like an OG Xbox game like GTA 3 or something. * COD should be at least in the top 20 for how it changed the FPS landscape, but nothing higher than 15. They are missing Handheld & PC games from that list, therefore it's a bogus list.
*Red Dead Redemption is at number 6. *You're the first person I've ever seen that prefers GTA 4 over 5. *You can't expect any top 10 list to have the same games as your own. All of the games on the list are critically acclaimed therefore it's a legit list. Of course I could name dozens of games that would've deserved to be on a list like this but it's only a top 10 list after all.
GTA4 was more "fun" then GTA5....Whaaaaaa
I liked GTA4's story better than 5's, but overall GTA5 was a better game imo.
"GTA 4 was Much better than GTA 5 in terms of fun and gameplay" HAHAHAH! Keep dreaming, bud
GTA4 was nowhere near as good as V. I've been a big GTA fan since the GTA1, and 4 was a letdown. Every character other than Niko was unbearable, the driving was less fun, they took out several cool weapons etc. V brought back everything I like about the series, but 4 was the tipping point for me when I realised how unreliable mainstream reviews had become. Also COD4 deserves all the praise it gets imo.
Saint Rows 3 > GTA 5
I think I see where your coming from when you say "gta 4 was much better than gta 5 in terms of fun and gameplay." The only thing I liked more about gta 4's gameplay over 5's was the physics system and I believe that is the MOST IMPORTANT part of gta's gameplay. It almost entirely makes the sandbox. I think I may have liked the driving in 4 as well, but 5's is enjoyable too. But in the end 5 surpasses 4 in almost every aspect of a gta game. But, I just wish the old physics system was integrated in 5. It felt downgraded in many ways compared to 4 the way I saw it. There was more weight to it and it felt more realistic.
I actually felt retarded after reading this: "GTA 4 was MUCH better than GTA 5 in terms of fun and gameplay" ...You can't be serious. It is a FACT that GTA V is leaps better than GTA IV. Better story? Now that is debatable...but fun and gameplay? LOL.
There is no way GTA4 is better than 5 sorry, GTA4 was a great game for sure but the driving was cack compared to older GTA's the fun was missing the proper laugh out loud fun, sure you can make your own fun on these games but not only does 5 look and play better it's just all around better no one hassling you to go bowling every 10-15 minutes. GTA5 all day every day people just reviewed number 4 far to high left no room for a better review(s) which gta5 deserved without a shadow of doubt.
I KNOW Read Dead is there...IT BELONGS THERE. * GTA 4s Physics = Realistic * GTA 5 physics = Fake & last last gen.
Nobody is ever going to put Handheld or PC games on these lists. They aren't ever in the same league of consciousness that console games are. PC games have no advertisement and rely on the users to find them themselves, and handheld games are the afterthought people have when they can't game on consoles for some reason.
" GTA 5 was a step back...gameplay wise it feels like an OG Xbox game like GTA 3 or something." I can't believe I just read that.... whaaaaaa ??????? let me get this right, GTA5 plays more like the old classic GTA's like GTA3 and Vice City, and that is suppose to be a bad thing? Most gamers I know hated GTA4 because it was not as much fun as the past GTA games like 3, vice city, San Andreas. I am having a hard time believing you actually wrote that.
No PC exclusives on the list.... :(
Exactly which pc exclusive deserves to be on that list???
I've never gamed PC (let's talk as gamers not as adversaries), but I plan on building one soon, what games would you say should have made the list?
List some that should be. The issue is that the PC hasn't HAD any exclusives worthy of this list. It's been over a decade since such a game was exclusive to the PC.
"Exactly which pc exclusive deserves to be on that list???" Civ 5, Starcraft 2, Witcher... among other games released this year like Divinity Original Sin or Wasteland 2. Anyone of these games I would put in my top list of games. What about the countless MMO's and MOBA's the PC has? What about promising games to be released in the next few months like Pillars of Eternity, Civilization: Beyond Earth, Grim Dawn or Star Citizen? Who ever says PC doesn't have exclusives, must live in a cave. Take a look at PC exclusives released on 2014 or to be released on 2015... http://www.gamespot.com/for...
You can get about half of them on PC. What does it matter if it's exclusive to PC? You'll have access to every Valve game on PC and incredible Steam sales. You can get Blizzard's games. Tons of superb strategy/ RTS games. Mouse and keyboard works extremely well for certain genres. And Half-Life 3...someday...maybe. That's not enough motivation to interest you?
Yeah I agree, most PC games are bland.
"of the generation" should have told you not to expect PC games on this list. If it said "of the last decade" then I'd say you have a legit complaint/gripe/question. PCs don't have well defined generations like consoles do. I didn't hit disagree by the way.
A few of the games on the list started as PC exclusives but were ported to consoles later. Clunkyd no point mentioning PC games on N4G as PC gamers and gaming is hated here. It's a console haven where everything PC is downrated. Check out most of the comments above mine as evidence. The only reason PC exclusives don't get noticed is because they don't have multi billion dollar companies behind them and multi million dollar marketing campaigns to support them.
Good list, but I think Mass Effect should've been on there.
No halo 3 or Gears of war!!!???
You must be kidding, They must be kidding!!!
agreed . ive played all of them and have enjoyed each and everyone of them. Dark souls/demon souls have been my favourite last gen followed closely by the last of us
No matter how many dislikes I get I still say MGS4 was one of the biggest disappointments I've had. The game was 90% cutscenes 1% stealth and 9% Metal Gears of war. It always astonishes me how people consider it to be so great. What was good about it? No seriously. The gameplay mechanics you barley got to use, the ridiculous story where everything is explained with Nano-machines, The game taking a dump on Snake every turn? I really don't care for dislikes about this topic because people obviously don't agree but MGS3 was still the best.
no MGS4 ??? lmfao wow... I'm done
Hard to argue with Dark Souls at #1 for me personally, though Demon's Souls was better in my opinion. Where is Uncharted 2? That game was purely brilliant from top to bottom and is most likely one of the most influential games of the generation in terms of how designers are making single-player story-campaign experiences in action games ever since. LittleBigPlanet is unquestionably a better and more important game than Bayonetta, and it's an effing joke that it's not higher on the list. The rest above it, I guess you could make a case for depending on taste... but come on, Bayonetta was not a better or more important game than LBP.
LMAO! What a terrible list! This is why I don't trust reviewers. Nuts created this list.
Dark Souls at number 1? Interesting...
Yeah I'm baffled by that also. For starters Demon Souls is a better Souls game. For me, GTA5 instead of 4 And TLOU in 1st with Demon Souls 2nd. The others are fine.
Dark Souls and Demon's Souls were pretty close. Demon's Souls was a bit more challenging and had the advantage of being the first in this epic series, but I can't think of many games with a more spectacularly integrated game world or with a melee better combat system than Dark Souls. Also, the covenant system was a very welcome edition despite some quirks. Preferences vary, but either would have been an excellent choice for the top spot.
I agree. For me, TLOU was simply the best gaming experience I've had this past generation. Easily my top game. Demon Souls would also have been my next pick. Dark Souls just felt like a rehash to me and I could never get into it. I'm firmly in the GTA4 camp rather than GTA5. Again, that's just personal preference. GTA4's story just gripped me more than GTA5 which I don't think I got half way through before I grew bored. I might give it another crack on the PS4 if I have nothing else to play. Uncharted 2, Mass Effect 2, Gears of War 2 and Skyrim would have also made my top list. Bioshock should have been somewhere up there too. Again, it just comes down to personal preference. There's nothing on this list that seems out of place. It's a solid list. Just not my list. :)
Dark Souls over Demon Souls...come on Dark Souls came from Demon Souls so at least with Demon Souls it was fresh, new and amazing for your first time playing a game like that. I'd have to take Super Street Fighter IV or COD off and replace it with Bioshock