Posted 5:47pm on Fri 15 November 2013
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You voted and now its time to reveal the only game of the gen list that matters... The Vg community list!
Skyrim, 2011, Bethesda
"still sinking hours and hours into the thing."- DragonGuard666
Vidoegamer Review. 10.
The Walking Dead, 2012, Telltale Games
"One of the best, most emotionally engaging stories in a game"ManGuy17
Videogamer Review. 8.
8. Dark Souls, 2011, From Software.
"Stunning sense of design, with the best storytelling I've encountered in gaming... The greatest game ever made." - CoffeeJezuz
"I have spent so much time in Lordran, but I never get tired of it and doubt I ever will. My favourite game of all time." - Woodfella
"Dark Souls is an incredible reminder that games always have the capacity to surprise and excite" Jam_Sponge
Videogamer Review. "you won't forget it" 8.
7. Grand Theft Auto 5, 2013, Rockstar North.
" An amazing way to round off a generation" - Karlius
"Stretching what games are capable of" - Duckman0121
Videogamer Review. " The ultimate swansong for this console cycle" 10.
7. Bioshock, 2007, Irrational Games.
"Amazing atmosphere" - CaptainMellow
"Its design and art direction is unrivalled" - PeteWorth
Videogamer Review. "It's a game that begs to be played"10.
7. Mass Effect 2, 2010, Bioware
"One of my favourite games of all time." - Cellemir
"An amazing sci-fi universe with choices... and Garrus!" - ManGuy17
Videogamer Review. " When you're not playing it, you wish you were. When you are playing it, you can't imagine doing anything else" 10
4. Portal 2, 2011, Valve
"Take a game (Portal) and increase its awesomeness by the power of its own awesomeness" - Altaranga
"suddenly puzzle games are funny, interesting and have a really, really good story." - YellowSapphire
" The visual detail and art direction remain unparalleled" Jam_sponge
Videogamer Review."In all aspects of its design, Portal 2 is genius."10
3. Fallout 3, 2008, Bethesda
" Will never forget stepping outside vault for the first time...I was in awe" - DragonGuard666
"Spectacular" - NeonSolier32
Videogamer review. "An absolute peach." 9
2. The Last of Us, 2013, Naughty Dog
"A perfect game" - PeteWorth
"The only game in a long, long time I have played through 4 times, enough said." - Dav2612
"an unmatched tale of courage and survival, and easily one of the generation's best." - Vg_Dave
Videogamer Review. "The Last of Us isn't just the PlayStation 3's swan song; it's the best exclusive on the console full stop." 10
1. Red Dead Redemption, 2010, Rockstar San Diego
"Incredible world, one of the best protagonists in gaming history, and some sublime uses of music and tone. Just stunning." - Grammartron
"loved every moment"- LaLaLand
"one of the finest open world titles I've ever played."- SimonMiller
" there's no denying the beauty of it"- Vg_Steve
Videogamer Review." he rich atmosphere that wins you over – a random encounter with a laudanum addicted girl in the wilderness, or even just the feeling you get as you ride across the land in the pissing rain." 10
Posted 8:10pm on Fri 15 November 2013
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No infinite or farcry 3?! Disappointed
Posted 8:35pm on Fri 15 November 2013
Posted 8:39pm on Fri 15 November 2013
Posted 8:58pm on Fri 15 November 2013
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Hmm. Interesting choices (in this case, 'interesting' meaning 'not what i'd have picked').
The Mass Effect *2* in particular is an odd placement. Most people either tend to love the rpg-like aspects of 1, or the highly polished & mechanically-perfected 3. 2 was very much in the middle, not really satisfying either group of players. So seeing that singled out as the one to pick feels strange to me.
Posted 9:13pm on Fri 15 November 2013
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I never really got on with FO3 or Bioshock but I have no real quibbles with them as it's obviously just a personal thing. I'd have to agree with ME2 over ME1 or ME3 though.
ME1 had a great open feel but was mechanically clunky while ME3 became too narrow and had that ending. I thought ME2 had a very weak ending compared to ME1 in fact none of the ME series had any battles to rival the fight with Saren. ME2 just wowed me with the stupid and the ME3 ending... well let's not derail the thread but goddam did I hate that ending. ME3 had some good character work like ME2, exceeding it in places particularly the Quarian/Geth stuff, but again the ending just retroactively ruined all that hard work.
Infinite for me just fell apart by the last third with the combat getting so damn repetitive, yes I was just using a few guns and powers but the games economy meant not focusing on a few of each meant being underpowered for the final slog. Also the whole plot fell apart for me rather quickly when thinking about it afterwards which is a shame but c'est la vie.
MGS4 was good but seemed unsure of whether to be a sneaky title or GunBro 2000 (I do love Kojimas obsession with obscure real world guns though, go figure). Also 20 minute cut scenes? No thank you by the time the end rolled around I was so hacked off with the constant cut scenes in the final segment I wanted to burn the damn disc.
Posted 9:19pm on Fri 15 November 2013
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Mass Effect 2 over 1?? Blasphemy.
Posted 12:27am on Sat 16 November 2013
Posted 12:30am on Sat 16 November 2013
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Effing hell, now I know how Eurogamer feel.
Posted 12:51am on Sat 16 November 2013
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