The top 10 games of the generation

The top 10 games of the generation
As voted by critics and developers.

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-Foxtrot993d ago

Open world wise...BotW over The Witcher 3


NecrumOddBoy993d ago

I don’t understand how or why BOTW is worshipped like it is. I put in 120 hours and chased that carrot in a stick all the way through. It was fine at best. It’s a mediocre game and a bad Zelda title. It’s just a physics sandbox with 200 repetitive minigames or puzzles, and 5 repeats of the same boss.

-Foxtrot993d ago

Same, I just feel it's nostalgia, the brand name, hype and that it's Nintendo, even these developers over praising it when a few of them have created better open world games or just better games in general. It just comes off like either "I remember growing up with Nintendo, they have a place in my heart" or "Am I allowed to say this isn't amazing or flawless, just a solid game, people are saying it's innovative or revolutionary...that one guy is being slaughtered for giving it a 7/10...yeah I think I'll just go along with others"

No one can say it's a shit game or bad because it's not, it's solid, Nintendo makes those games which bugs/glitches and the like are either non existent or not common, but it doesn't push the open world genre forward like people make out. There are certain elements in games like Elder Scrolls, Witcher, or Horizon Zero Dawn which did things better. All this game was is an open world Zelda game.

As a main Zelda game it was lacking and wasn't that good, it had a lot of features which were a step back, these features which made past main Zelda games so good.

Past main Zelda games had great Dungeons with their own overall themes, epic boss fights, an actual story, side quests, memorable NPCs, a variety of enemies, environments which felt unique to that area. All that was missing in this game and even though there were pros, it was outweighed by the scaled back or missing elements.

So yeah, I don't get people over praising it trying to make out it revolutionised the open world genre when it didn't, if that was released on the Nintendo Switch by a third party developer it wouldn't have done that well. I just find it funny how these journalists have nit picked so many open world games yet some of the same things BotW is guilty of gets a free pass, even mentioning faults like the awful weapon breakage system like a month or so after launch but didn't mention it in their review. Personally if we are going for open world games, then that year Horizon Zero Dawn was my GOTY, maybe that didn't push the open world genre but at least the concept of robot dinosaurs was fresh and the game actually had a cinematic overall story, even the dungeons (cauldrons) were better,

Neonridr993d ago (Edited 993d ago )

You don't understand why some people might enjoy the game just because you don't? Some people didn't enjoy TLOU2. Does that mean they are right?

@Foxtrot - if Horizon was your GOTY that year then who cares? Why do you guys get so worked up because BOTW won so many awards? I swear it actually offends you guys in some capacity.

Cikatriz_ESP993d ago


The opposition to BotW would logically be proportionate to the praise for the game. To pretend it’s overblown shows a willingness to misunderstand the opposition, a telltale sign of someone who doesn’t respect the opinions of others.

Vegamyster992d ago


Breath of the Wild isn't loved because of rose tinted glasses, i loved the game and i'm not a fan of the 3D Zelda games and you had guys like Angry Joe who praised the game despite it being their first Zelda game. The game excels over a lot of other open world games for fusing a lot of ideas in a polished package with a lot of fun gameplay experimentation choices that's simply not possible in other games.

To pick from your comment you bring up enemy variety and how other games open world games do thing better: a basic Bokoblin in Breath of The Wild acts far more intelligently than most the enemies in the games you mentioned, they'll light wooden weapon is grass fires, they start strafing if you start using your bow, they'll be curious about the Rune blue orb that rolls down a hill until it explodes, for the rest of the fight they'll avoid or kick them away, they'll pick up discarded weapons on the battlefield ect. How does this compare to the average enemies in The Witcher? or TeS, or Zero dawn? It doesn't, they follow the same small rule set regardless of the situation and are fairly basic in comparison, which is fine because i love those games but i'm not going to act oblivious for the sake of argument.

It was exactly the game that they advertised and delivered on what they showed, it wasn't supposed to be anything else.

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chiefJohn117992d ago

Nintendo games always been overrated

Fluttershy77992d ago

you put 120 hours into it, a game that you believe is mediocre... 120 hours and then you ask why is worshipped like it is... 120 hours

bouzebbal992d ago

Botw is at same level as tlou2 to me.. Biggest overhyped crap.. Botw is so big and so empty and boring. Shrines are terrible, just to be able to teleport..it's an afterthought.

Best gen games for me are:

Days Gone
Paper Mario Color Splash

Haven't played Sekiro I'm sure it'll be there.

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VerminSC993d ago (Edited 993d ago )

All I can say about BOTW is I hate most open world games and almost never complete them. I don’t know why exactly I just get very bored pretty early on.

BOTW is the only open world game, besides RDR2 I’ve loved.

Jin_Sakai993d ago (Edited 993d ago )

“All I can say about BOTW is I hate most open world games and almost never complete them. I don’t know why exactly I just get very bored pretty early on.”

“BOTW is the only open world game, besides RDR2 I’ve loved.“

I’m the same. I just can’t get into or finish any many world games. Zelda: BotW was an exception. I really enjoyed the game.

KyRo992d ago

The sad reality is is that almost all AAA open world games follow the same gameplay choices. Fetch quests, kill quests and clear camp quests with some added uninspired side missions to make the game feel longer. Add some kind of skill tree and I've just listed nearly all AAA open world games this generation.

deafdani993d ago

Bro, it's been almost 4 years since BOTW released. Move on.

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septemberindecember992d ago

I personally enjoyed BotW more than the Witcher 3. Different strokes for different folks.

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VerminSC993d ago (Edited 993d ago )

Really don’t agree with this list, but it is just an opinion. Here are mine:
1. The last of us part II
2. God of war
3. Zelda: Breath of the wild
4. Dark souls 3
5. Bloodborne
6. Uncharted 4
7. Uncharted the lost legacy
8. Final Fantasy VII remake
9. Dead cells
10. Red dead redemption 2

djl3485992d ago (Edited 992d ago )

FF7R wasn't released last decade though and neither did TLOU2.

VerminSC992d ago

Isn’t it “of the console generation”

Fluttershy77992d ago

yes the article is about the generation

Shane Kim992d ago

For me it was easily God of War.

Flawlessmic992d ago (Edited 992d ago )

My top 10 in no particular order.

1. The witcher 3
2. God of war
3. Divinity original sin 2
4. Bloodborne
5. Zelda BOTW
6. Rdr2
7. Ghost of tshushima
8.mgs5: phantom pain
9. Spiderman
10. Horizon

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