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IGN: The Greatest Gameplay of All-Time

"Last month we ran a series of features on the greatest 3D graphics of all time, where we went through every console from PSone forwards and gave out a number of awards per system. You can read part one here (that's PSone, Saturn, N64), part two here (that's Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox and GCN) and part three here (that's PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii). Predictably, we've decided to follow up on the graphics awards with a set of features focusing on gameplay across the same selection of systems.

We're handing out awards in five categories:

* Highest Fun-factor: This game was pure, bottled fun.

* Most Important: The gameplay in this title wasn't just fantastic – it also pushed the boundaries of gaming at the time.

* Best Game No One Played: This game was a critical hit but didn't find the wider audience that it deserved, either because it wasn't released in certain territories or it was only available in limited numbers.

* Best Overall Gameplay:This was the game that had it all gameplay-wise. If you bought one game for the system in question, this was the one to get

* Biggest Blot on the Gameplay Landscape: This is an award given to a game that was both terrible and prominent.

In Part 2 we'll be checking out the Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox and GameCube, then the final instalment will wrap things up with the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Apologies to PC and arcade gamers that we're not tackling your platforms of choice, but this set of features is all about looking at closed systems..."

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irish-leprecaun3539d ago

i played this game after mgs2 when i was about 13 and still found d graphics and gameplay amazing. my favourite seies of all time!

OGharryjoysticks3539d ago

My opinions vary from day to day on this subject, but today I'll say Valkyria Chronicles is the greatest because it's smooth, original, and deep.

SaiyanFury3538d ago

Valkryia Chronicles truly is an awesome game. But for my best gameplay RPG fix this gen, it goes to Demon's Souls. The game is so hard, it's also the most rewarding experience. I can't comment on the best gameplay of the PSone era, but I know I love Panzer Dragoon Saga. I'm one of the rare owners and I love it.

Doctor_Doom3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

BEST RPGS
BEST Racing Games
Best Action Games
and More

Its hard to say which one is the best but I'm sure PSX have the BEST Library known to mankind :)

The Good old Days, will not be Forgotten :)

Chuck Norris3538d ago

PS1 has the advantage when it comes to quality RPGs but the PS2 overwhelmed it in terms sheer quantity.

PrimordialSoupBase3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

This is a stupid thing to make a list of. The word "Gameplay" means nothing anyway; mechanics or design are terms that are a lot less rough and they actually mean something to, say, a designer. And besides, this "gameplay" works together and can't be separated from other elements. There is no way to rip it out and judge it on its own.

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Phantom_T3539d ago

Greatest gameplay :
Timesplitters 2,that was a god of a game.

table3538d ago (Edited 3538d ago )

i would say thats highest fun factor, its probably the most i've had playing a game. As for gameplay, well its got to go to another MGS :)

Chuck Norris3538d ago

Part 3 says it all. True exclusives reign supreme.

Doctor_Doom3538d ago

Nothing can REPLACE PSX ERA :(

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