Submitted by JDouglasGU 1424d ago | article

Top Ten Downloadable Games This Generation... So Far

This console generation has seen the rise of digitally distributed content in a major way. Everything from downloadable games and additional content to full retail products can be accessed without going to the store. In particular, digitally distributed games have drastically changed the console landscape. Teams without triple A financial backing can make a name for themselves, and publishers can take on riskier projects. In short: creativity thrives. ( Geometry Wars, Braid, Everyday Shooter, Flower, Limbo, Peggle, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

ShawnCollier  +   1424d ago
It's amazing how good some of the downloadable games are this gen.
JDouglasGU  +   1424d ago
it really has allowed creative ideas to flourish
Cevapi88  +   1424d ago
whats even better is that we are seeing more go cross-platform....more gamers to experience some of the best games this gen when you just want to sit down and have some fun
mephman  +   1424d ago
It's only going to get better from here on. I mean, look at From Dust - that game looks amazing.
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MagicAccent  +   1424d ago
Yeah, I just bought Flower yesterday. I went and got me a cold one, and launched the game. And wow, probably the most relaxing gaming experience I've had in years.

(Also, that list is missing WipeOut HD)
Sanrin  +   1424d ago
If anything its a nice sign that indie developers do make a large impact in the industry.
Coramoor_  +   1424d ago
to be pointlessly dramatic, no gripshift = fail
JDouglasGU  +   1424d ago
good game, but very hard to justify with all the heavy hitters here.
emil1  +   1424d ago
4 PSN exclusives
3 x360 exclusives

good, good.
coolbeans  +   1424d ago
If you strictly go by lists to make these points, I recommend you stear clear of metacritic's arcade scores.
TheLastGuardian  +   1424d ago
Your comment reminds me of something.

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JohnApocalypse  +   1424d ago
Where the fuck is Shadow Complex. It kicks the arses of every game on this list
A Cupcake for Gabe  +   1424d ago
agree with you John
I'd put Scott Pilgrim and DeathSpank there to, even if it's an honorable mention. I think the Downloadable Gaming world is starting to become more enjoyable for me than many $60 games.
Coramoor_  +   1424d ago
none of those games are overly original, and this list seems to have focused more on original ideas and new concepts rather then maybe top quality games
TheLastGuardian  +   1424d ago
looks like you had one too many cupcakes lol.
cayal  +   1424d ago
Where is Super StarDust HD?

Great game.
Cueil  +   1424d ago
hellz yeah
I loved that game it really was the best downloadable game I've played yet
The_Claw  +   1424d ago
um, battlefield 1943??????? its still the highest downloadble GAME out there.
Coramoor_  +   1424d ago
doesn't make it a great game though, it's fun but has a lot of flaws and isn't remotely original
The_Claw  +   1424d ago
the game is great, im not saying its #1, but its gotta be in the top ten.
nevin1  +   1424d ago
Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket Power Battle Cars
Is The best orginal PSN/downloadable game.
Coramoor_  +   1424d ago
another very cool idea, i didn't like the game that much but it is probably deserving of being on this list
PS3-247  +   1424d ago
I would add Hustle Kings.
GeoramA  +   1424d ago
Super Stardust HD
...is not on that list. Not even a honorable mention.

Coramoor_  +   1424d ago
already several dual stick shooters, but i have to admit that seems like an oversight
Dark_Energy  +   1424d ago
I purchased the Sam and Max games of the PlayStation Store and for once I'm actually very happy with my purchase unlike some other titles available to download.
Bits-N-Kibbles  +   1424d ago
better than Pixel Junk Shooter?

Good to see Pixel Junk Eden
JBroken  +   1424d ago
Shadow Complex
Missing in action
Ummm Da Dum  +   1424d ago
the list aint bad but they missed out some better games IMO

Super Sonic Acrobatic Rocket Power Battle Cars
Fat Princess
Wipeout HD
Capt-FuzzyPants  +   1424d ago
Fat Princess is one of my favorites. I guess the ps1 calssics dont count. Cause FF 7, 8 & 9 are my favoritte downloads.
TheLastGuardian  +   1424d ago
Where's Joe Danger?
Redempteur  +   1424d ago
joe danger is fun but has nothing on ..flower, braid, world of goo ..Ect ect
gfunkera10  +   1424d ago
No love for Fat Princess. Such a fun and complete game. After the recent DLC, the game is amazing.
na2ru1  +   1424d ago
That Game Company
Needs to make another chillout game. Loved Flower.
Keith Olbermann  +   1424d ago
castle crashers...
fun game..I like it better than a few of those titles mentioned.
GusBricker  +   1424d ago
Shadow Complex, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light...
....Dead Rising 2: Case Zero.

Hell, you can add Castlevania: SOTN.
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MrKingofVideoGames  +   1424d ago
Mega Man 9?
Also, is anyone else with me that Bionic Commando Rearmed kinda blows?
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rezzah  +   1424d ago
After playing the Flower demo I just had to buy it, and Im glad I did.
AliTheBrit19  +   1424d ago
Battlefield 1943 should be on that list
edgeofblade  +   1416d ago
Good list.

In general, where possible, I'd love to see these games on both PSN and XBL. I was just suggesting Bizarre should get Geo Wars 2 on PSN, since that was published under Activision.

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