With the release of the PS5 and Xbox Series X looming large on the horizon, we should take a moment to remember the games that have represented the best of console gaming in the last seven years.
TLOU2, Horizon Zero Dawn, God of War
I can’t pick 3. Currently playing Ghost of Tsushima and it’s becoming one of my favorite games this generation. It’s a 10/10 for me and very much like Horizon in a perfect pacing of originality for an open world action adventure RPG-lite. I really enjoyed them both.
An average user listing three Playstation exclusives in N4G. Of course.
They put the most time and effort into their games and it shows.
I thought Horizon was incredibly repetitive despite having a good narrative and tight gameplay. It’s difficult to enjoy Horizon when other (and better) open world games like the Witcher 3, Judgement....and even Persona 5 have so much compelling side content that prevents you from repeating the same gameplay loops over and over again. Climbing those Tallnecks to unlock a portion of the map reminded me of a Ubisoft game. As far as God of War, I liked it but I didn’t love it. The two main reasons were the lack of a 60fps option when I played it and the lack of major boss battles compared to the original God of War games.
God of War and Horizon are two really great games. TLOU 2, that game I can’t get into.
RDR2, Doom Eternal and Gears5
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RDR2 could also win the award for most realistically boring game. It does everything is power to make sure you cannot have fun. And I know my opinion is in the minority but coming from older Rockstar games the more they're going for realism is coming at the cost of fun
Yes, fully agree. I bought it in a sale recently because it didn't speak to me at the time but hey, it's Rockstar so it's got to be good, right? I tried and quit about 5 times and then simply had to accept that I was not having fun and it was wasting my time. Biggest regret of a purchase this gen. And that's including NMS and FFXV.
I couldn't believe how this game was a chore to play. Every animation was 3-5 seconds long Why can't I walk over the dead enemies and game automatically picks up ammo and loot? It literally takes between 3 to 5 seconds to load one body. The fast travel system is completely broken. If they would actually allow a real fast travel the game is half the length if not not less. even when you try to have fun with the game by using cheats the game won't let you save how about simply disabling the trophies why are you not letting us see all the games when other games let you save while using cheats and they disable the trophies/achievements
I disagree. The game was a masterpiece. I loved that the world was immersive and realistic and really wish more devs did this. It felt like a second life in another world. There are hundreds of twitchy fast paced, “everything hurried” games. I loved that this game was slower paced at times. The game was absolutely amazing.
Absolutely I respect your opinion you have a right to have yours and for me it was the other way around
RDR2 was beautiful but so boring... I liked authenticity, but I could't finish the game, cause I need the game to be fun.
Agreed, I kept feeling it was made to look & sound better than be fun.
What’s fun is subjective to each person. I had a lot of fun immersing myself in the game’s world and interacting with the other gang members, who truly felt like living, breathing people.
It’s basically an outlaw simulator which might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the game’s metacritic score of 97 is a testament to how well-made it is.
You are a minority. Most of us had plenty of fun, maybe you just need COD type games or something where it 100mph at all times.
Complete opposite from me and I'd place it as my gotg but that's the thing with opinions right
Witcher 3, Nier Automata and Persona 5
God of War, Persona 5, Witcher 3.
TLOU2/God of War/Doom
Witcher 3, god of war & Bloodborne.
Rdr2 was just on another level nothing else was close to me. Everyone else competing for 2nd and 3rd
For me: Witcher 3, GoW, FF7 Remake.
I would switch RDR2 for Bloodborne, but Witcher 3 + God of War are sure there, in 3 the best games of the gen.
So many games I can’t pick 3 . Nier ,Bloodborne GoW Witcher 3 P5 FF7R maybe Trails4 (just started so can’t say for sure but I love the series) Ys8 (although nothing new I really enjoyed it) so many good games this gen .
Trails! God, what a series. Have you played the Trails in the Sky series? Sky SC is the best game I've ever played in my life, hands down.
God of War, The Witcher 3 & for 3rd I’m really torn between HZD & Ghost of Tsushima.
Breath of the Wild, The Last of Us Remaster, Titanfall 2.
I cannot think of a great game that has gotten shafted harder than Titanfall 2 by release date and marketing.
Red Dead Redemption 2, Bloodborne, FFVII Remake
Persona 5, Horizon/GOT, Witcher 3
Spider-Man, Horizon Zero Dawn, and The Witness. That’s right. Not another giant open world game with stunning visuals and innovative gameplay. One of my favorites is a puzzle game.
The Witcher 3 Dying Light God of war Dying light was an early gen game so most people forget how fantastic it was and what great post launch support it got. The other games speak for themselves
Fully agree with this article. I really love these 3 games.
Hitman 2 God of War Horizon Zero Dawn
Damn, this is hard. I'd say God of War, Breath of the Wild, and either Witcher 3 or Inside. It's an indie game, yes, but that game is an experience man.
Rdr2, thps 1+2 remaster, fallout 4 Hate all you like but that was my list
It's weird, normally I have games in a generation that I really like even though they are not that popular or scoffed at (at least at the time). Such as Crackdown, Just Cause 2, Dreamfall, Final Fantasy XIII. I didn't have any of those this gen but I did have some that were insanely popular but I really really didn't understand. Such as RDR2 and TLOU2. It's hard for me to pick a top 3 of this gen because while some of them were brilliant for me, there were also very flawed: Breath of the Wild (I hadn't felt that adventurous and involved since Skyrim but it was way too repetitive which I really felt on my second playthrough) The Witcher 3 (absolutely brilliant quests but far too long, I still haven't finished it) God of War (fantastic performances, great story and tight gameplay but felt kinda samey after all the Uncharteds and it's kind) I do which I could have experienced all of them without my gaming experience that has worn me out on a lot of genres.
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