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The 10 Greatest Videogame Trilogies of All Time

When you look at the incredible amount of video games that come out every year, a very small percentage can be called good, let alone great. Therefore it’s always a pleasant surprise when three games in the franchise come out in a row, creating a beautiful trilogy of greatness. With Gears of War 3 coming out this week and the third installments in the Uncharted and Mass Effect franchises appearing in the next few months, it’s a good time to check out the 10 greatest video game trilogies of all time.

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MrSpace1826d ago (Edited 1826d ago )

Fable...LOL

Let's wait untill November the 1st and add Uncharted in there, hell they could of added Gears instead

DarkCharizard__1826d ago

I'm surprised no DKC trilogy on the list and also halo is rated way too low!

omi25p1826d ago (Edited 1826d ago )

Halo 3
Gears of War 3
Fallout 3
Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
Metal Gear Solid 3
Elderscrolls: Morrowind
Grand Theft Auto 3
Assassins Creed

Iroquois_Pliskin1826d ago

god why is Mgs so good!? now i feel like poping in MGS3 and Mgs2

agentace1826d ago

Jak & daxter should be on that easily.
I would say R&C aswell but thats more than a trilogy, like most of the stuff on that list lol

meetajhu1826d ago (Edited 1826d ago )

MGS and God of War 3. /end of topic

Tony P1826d ago

A very loose definition of trilogy.

TheLastGuardian1826d ago

I would have the Sly Cooper trilogy on my list.

RedDead1825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

It's a pretty good list, if I could add two and take away one then gears, Uncharted and take out Fable(I mean really? First was good, other 2...fu** no)

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iamnsuperman1826d ago

Not sure how gta can be counted as a triology. A triology suggests a countinous story/world

NukaCola1826d ago

Not one these games are a trilogy. Every title has well more than 3 game, and most aren't even in a trilogy. RE is working on 6 mainline games, and mortal kombat is well over 10, hell MGS has 4 main and 7 other titles.

morganfell1826d ago (Edited 1826d ago )

Agreed except Metal Gear has 7 main (canon) titles:

Metal Gear
Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake
Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater
Metal Gear Solid 4
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

EDIT: We already know that Uncharted will be at least a quadrilogy with Uncharted Golden Abyss being a canon title as well.

NukaCola1826d ago (Edited 1826d ago )

There is also Rising. Snake's Revenege(non claimed obviously...lol), MGS Acid, MGS3D 3DS version, numerous directors cuts and a title for the Gameboy Color.

I think a great example of a series with only 3 games that are truly sequels to each other are Gears of War, Naughty Dog's Crash Bandicoot, Sly Cooper(I know now there is a 4th coming) and even Star Wars Jedi Knight. I mean something that is legitimate.

GTA Vice and San Andreas aren't even in the line up, it's 2 GTAs for Pc/PS1/Dreamcast and the third is for PS2, plus there's the 4th..lol and a DS/PSP game about the same city, and a PSP Stories title.

Silly article...not much thought put in.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1826d ago

Probably most of you won't agree, but this retro love is gotta stop.

Mario..no 1..unbelievable!

That's like putting Blade of Steel or NHL 94 in no 1 for top 10hockey simulation.

Mario and Sonic have been really good in their times, but they can in no way be ahead of stuff like God of War.

jacksonmichael1826d ago

... Seriously? You have an out with the old, in with the new attitude on video games? That's as moronic as saying the new episodes of the Simpsons are the best ones yet. C'mon.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1826d ago

I guess this is why Hollywood gives us so much remakes, people loves old stuff much more than new things.

Nostalgia to me is bad because it makes people pretend old crap is great...

ShaunCameron1826d ago

Yeah. And you probably the same person who thinks Justin Bieber is greater than Michael Jackson just because he was "good for his time."

But anyways, I'm not that bothered by Mario and Sonic ranking higher than God Of War. Maybe it's because they both contributed more to the platforming genre and video games in general than God Of War contributed to the hack-and-slash action genre.

ChickenOfTheCaveMan1826d ago

Bad creations have been made and some new one these days are also bad. But the great new ones are way better than Mario/Sonic...

Graphics are amazing, and so are gameplay and storylines.

Mario's story was that he wanted to free the princess but kept on searching in the wrong castle, hum, great.

Yes they contributed, but that shouldn't place them first.

Tony P1826d ago

I think it's pretty ignorant to ignore the wealth of retro games that are still as viable as any modern game.

Maybe you didn't get to play many?

Matpan1825d ago (Edited 1825d ago )

What´s wrong with the "retro love"?... I mean, You have to meassure and consider a game for what it was at it´s time to make a fair comparisson and both sonic and mario games, specially the first ones where outstanding examples of game design, art direction and great music score for their time. In that aspect, they easily hold a candle to titles like God of War III... heck! they even got quite much more replay value than MANY of the so cold new classics...

It´s one thing not to jump into the golden years wagon and love ahything for the sake of nostalgia, there were lots of shitty games back in the 8 and 16 bit era. But those titles that still hold their name and were flagship for their respective platforms, made their place for a reason. And there should be no reason (unless the article specifies so) to cut off games from certain era out of these rankings.

Mario (and Sonic in it´s way) refined and defined a gameplay style that was the norm for over ten years and were both a landmark of their time (and all that with little cosmetic change)

I´d like to see how many people would have jumped into GOD of war III (a fun game, don´t get me wrong, played it and enjoyed the ride for the time it lasted) had it not been the technical showcase it was. And the series is relatively new, to be honest...

Now had Uncharted made it into that list, or even Gears...Those would have been better contenders against Sonic or Mario as (in my opinion) hold more of the spirit of this generation than a game like GoW.

SuperStrokey11231825d ago

But Blades of Stell IS the best hockey game of all time, only ice hockey comes close.

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