Here are the games listed from past entries but what if I did a top 20?
20. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
19. Super Street Fighter 4
16. Super Mario Galaxy
15. Tomb Raider
14. Xenoblade Chronicles
13. Dead Space 2
12. Batman: Arkham City
11. Final Fantasy XIII
10. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
9. Gears of War 3
8. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
7. The Last of Us
6. Red Dead Redemption
5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
4. Mass Effect
3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2. Demon's Souls
1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.
*2008 Game of the Year*
Metal Gear Solid is a series known for outstanding characters, hooking stealth gameplay,an emotional orchestrated soundtrack, intensely fun boss battles, and your typical Kojima mind-expletive with a deep and heavy convoluted story...but, hey, that is part of the games charm. MGS4 attempts to tie all the loose ends, explain the unexplained, and give Solid Snake's character closure by pounding it with long cutscenes. To many, this was a turn off, but to me, it was like playing an interactive movie that had my undivided attention. The final chapter in Solid Snake's book could not have been wrapped up any better.
When you weren’t watching MGS4, you were tangled in a web of engaging and memorable set pieces, one after another. The nostalgic emotion behind returning to Shadow Moses, or when you were crawling your way through a microwave death trap that had my jaw to the floor, my heart racing, and my right thumb throbbing from all the mashing.
It had awesome boss battles like Rex vs Ray (sick), Snake vs Screaming Mantis, Snake/Raiden vs Gekko's/Vamp, and how can I not mention one of the greatest boss fights in gaming....Solid vs Liquid. The final showdown broken down in phases, and changing themes sucking you in further. Then, that ending…had me balling like a baby (I lost it at the CQC hug).
Metal Gear Solid 4 is the only game this generation I gave 10’s across the board to and I still hold firm on it, even after all these years. The game has aged beautifully. It did everything so well. Another plus this game gets is that I felt Kojima and company truly created a game for its fans in an industry that wants to nothing more than more money, that in turn, forgets what made a game great in the first place.
I am proud to say that Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots is my…
Game of the Generation.
If you don't want to go on and make one big whole list of your favorite games this gen, I would like to hear what your #1 is.
Thanks for the feedback and of course, reading.