Next Generation has picked and ranked the 50 games they believe made 2006 such a stand-out year in game quality. Click through for the definitive 'Best of Year' round-up….
I own all of those 360 games, the 360 PWNS!
Game of the Year!
Good list. I didn't like the whole Primary Platform exclusions for multi-platform games though.
...listing the PS3 as the "primary platform". It came out in Feb. for 360/XBOX/PS2, and just now became available with the PS3.
"5. Resistance: Fall of Man
Developer: Insomniac Games
Primary platform: PlayStation 3
Ted Price and Insomniac Games couldn’t have plotted a more thrilling last stand for humanity. Resistance dropped players into an alien-held England, gave them access to some of the coolest weapons ever (a time-slowing sniper rifle, a gun whose bullets veered around corners), and assaulted them with wave after wave of hideous alien creatures. Resistance emerged as PlayStation 3’s Halo, the beautiful and well-plotted game everyone absolutely had to have—and with damn good reason. "
"PS3'S 'HALO' "....Give me a f*cking break. Halo was a SYSTEM-SELLER, that launched the most popular, and profitable gaming franchise of the last decade. R:FOM is nothing more than the PS3's answer to COD2.....a year late.
it's a decent game at 89%, just not a system seller or a killer game in my opinion.
Not a bad thing, I'm just not gonna kid myself.
Your GOW got #1 spot and your still complaining. Some people could b!tch about anything.
You didn't have to go there. I'm pretty sure that some ppl might think that GOW should not have recieved GOTY either. In the end "best of" lists are still a matter of opinion, people are bound to disagree. But the fact is that all the games that made the list are great! Peaz :)
Comparing Resistance to Halo?!?!?! C'mon now, the ga,e is great, well worth the Number 5 spot maybe even number 4, but to compare it to Halo is a Joke!!
P.S. Notice how Madden is never mentioned. It sucks!!! Bring back 2K!!!!!!!!!!!!
They had to give the PS3 something or else the Sony fanboys would start rioting and RFOM is the best the PS3 has.
For all the Sony boys saying the 360 had to wait a year before getting one good game, the 360 showed pretty well in this list. I think in 07 it'll do even better with titles like Allen Wake, BioShock and Halo3.
360 owns gaming. Its not all about graphics but its got graphics and innovative developers under its wings bringing us the ultimate package.
The 360 has almost 25 games on that list, and probably 6 or more were exclusive. See no matter what PS3 fans say, we know we have had a good gaming year
I bought the PS3 at this time to play RFOM, so I guess it is a system seller. It's all a matter of personal taste. I loved GOW a lot, more so than RFOM. The fact still remains that several friends and myself bought a PS3 for that game alone. I think it will be a great franchise down the road.
That was just a stupid comparison for the author to make...PERIOD. R:FOM can't be a "system seller", because by the time SONY has enough PS3's mfd, and on the market, this game will have been forgotten about.
dude, sorry but a system seller it is not, it was only a system seller to you because it was the ONLY game that was good that wasn't a multi-platform title
I don't quite agree with you fully. The single player game will probably be forgotten before long, but the multiplayer for R:FOM is the most intense thing that I have played in a while. So I half agree with you, but you are entitled to your opinion and I respect that. Game on.
RFOM is more like Halo than GOW. I think that's the comparison he was trying to make. And just because he compared it doesn't mean he said it was as good. He was just stating that their are similarities.
Gears of War on nr. 1 and better to say:
NOTHINGS EVEN CLOSE
Resistance on a large distance on spot 5.
Take it guys. The 360 got the right cards this round!
No way in hell should RESISTANCE BE AHEAD OF GRAW.. I think resistance sucked balls.. I played it a bunch and I thought the graphics along with gameplay sucked.. The gaemplay wan't next gen the game as a whole didnt feel at all next gen.. GRAW on the other hand is graphically great and has a next gen feeling to it.. .GRAW should be way ahead of Resistance... Resistance should be like #50
so long as there will be gaming there will be gaming consoles, and I don't see gaming dying anytime soon. Sure, game consoles are PCs but they are TASK SPECIFIC PCs. How can any PC beat another who's primary purpose is to play games. Say your PC has the latest and greatest performance parts-well it still only plays games according to their max settings, which still doesn't compare to consoles, they are at best the same for ports even. I have never been able to conceive one way in which PC gaming wins. Who wants to sit at a desk and use a mouse and keyboard to play the four games that are worth playing on a PC? I moved my PC to the end of my bed so I could try sitting comfortably or laying down and playing games, but I still can't escape the random errors and malfunctions that freeze or lock up my games. People may disagree, but gaming on a console and gaming on a pc are two separate expereinces, the console explereice being the more complete and ultimately more fun of the two.
PSP had 5 games compared to the DS's 3. Quality games are coming out for Sony's handheld and more people are taking notice.
You have your opinion and that's cool, but why do you think your opinion is the only one that counts? I have played both games, and I think R:FOM is better than GRAW. But that's just my opinion and it's cool if you or anyone else disagrees.
Definately your opinion is different than mine.
most of the games were spot on. GOW being number 1 is a bit of a strech. it is a great game. i loved every second of it. but it didnt hook me like oblivion did. i think it should have been a little higher in the ranks. zelda was perfectly placed at number 2. but if you take into consideration who made this list you just might shoot them becuase they are idiots. they put GRAW as a FPS. what idiots. but they did make a solid list.
are a lot of Xbox/ Xbox 360 games on the list. I predict the same for next year as well.
What's all this about halo?
It werent that great.
i havent played RFOM, i own a 360 and love it. but i wont bash a game i havent played just because its not on a system i own. most people say its a good game and to make top 5 in this guys opinion is impressive. sony fanboys (not all of them) are bashing gears and halo because they either havent played it or because its not on their platform or because they really dont like it. so why are xbox fanboys bashing sony games. im a xbox LOYAL not a fanboy and just think its stupid for everyone to get on each others backs about this. competition is good for the industry. so lets just sit back and enjoy the great games coming to each console.
btw, gears hasnt left my console since i bought it and i have fear and cod3 still to play through.
Zelda 2nd best game of year? It's a launch/gamecube title. Looks like there are good things to come from my Console :P
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