System War's Must-Play Games This Gen: Voting Closes Monday at Midnight

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#301 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Animal Crossing Wild World

3. New Super Mario Bros Wii

4. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

5.Resident Evil 5

6.Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

7. Gears of War 2

8. Uncharted 3

9. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2

#302 Posted by BPoole96 (22800 posts) -

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Animal Crossing Wild World

3. New Super Mario Bros Wii

4. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

5.Resident Evil 5

6.Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

7. Gears of War 2

8. Uncharted 3

9. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2

The-Gamer
swap out Peace Walker for a different game. You can only have 1 game per series in your Top 10
#303 Posted by The-Gamer (109 posts) -

[QUOTE="The-Gamer"]

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Animal Crossing Wild World

3. New Super Mario Bros Wii

4. Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker

5.Resident Evil 5

6.Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

7. Gears of War 2

8. Uncharted 3

9. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2

BPoole96

swap out Peace Walker for a different game. You can only have 1 game per series in your Top 10

Okay:

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Animal Crossing Wild World

3. New Super Mario Bros Wii

4.Resident Evil 5

5.Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story

6.Gears of War 2

7. Picross DS

8. Uncharted 3

9. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

10. Super Mario Galaxy 2

#304 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

1. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
2. Super Mario Galaxy 2
3. Halo 3
4. Metal Gear Solid 4
5. Mass Effect 3
6. Demon's Souls
7. The World Ends With You
8. The Orange Box
9. Mirror's Edge
10. Xenoblade Chronicles

NeonNinja

Mmy edit isn't being applied on the original list, but change mine to:

1. Super Mario Galaxy 2
2. The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
3. Mass Effect 3
4. Halo 3
5. Mirror's Edge
6. Metal Gear Solid 4
7. Gears of War
8. Bayonetta
9. Vanquish
10. Tales of Vesperia

I think that's the order of importance I'd put on them for this gen.

#305 Posted by Tropicalshower (10813 posts) -

10.Condemned 2: Bloodshot

9.God of War 3

8.MGS4

7.Uncharted 2

6.Red Dead Redemption(I'm counting all the dlc as part of the game)

5.Dead Space 2

4.Fallout New Vegas

3.Dead Island

2.Assassin's Creed 2

1.Dark Souls(the best gaming experience I've had this gen)

#306 Posted by PSWiiU (203 posts) -

1. Super Mario Galaxy 2

I would vote for both if I could. I think Galaxy 1 made the bigger impact, but overall you can't beat the platforming perfection that is Galaxy 2. To me they are the 3D versions of SMB3 and SMW, and in both cases I slightly prefer the refined later releases. (Mario 64 is of course SMB1 in this analogy.)

2. Portal

Again I would vote for both if I could. I prefered the quicker pace and initial mystery of the original. Really amazing level design, this and Galaxy show what true mastery in level design can accomplish.

3. Braid

4. BioShock

5. 999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

6. Zelda: Skyward Sword

7. FIFA 10 (Really all of them, but I played 10 the most.)

8. God of War 3

9. Donkey Kong Country Returns

10. Pokemon HeartGold if it counts. If not, then 3D Dot Game Heroes.

#307 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

1. Metal Gear Solid 4

2. Uncharted 2

3. Killzone 2

4. InFamous

5. Demon Souls

6. Red Dead Redemption

7.Little Big Planet

8. CoD 4

9. God of War 3

10. Gran Turismo 5

#308 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

10.Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Tropicalshower

Amen. Game doesn't get enough love.

#309 Posted by HarlockJC (25546 posts) -
[QUOTE="Cherokee_Jack"][QUOTE="HarlockJC"] 5. Jurassic Park

lol, is interesting choice.

I really enjoined the story. Gameplay was off some, but they did a great job with the story. Plus I am a huge fan of the movies.
#310 Posted by LookAnDrolL (2483 posts) -

1. Demon's Souls

2. Bioshock

3. Crysis

4. Stalker: Shadow of chernobyl

5. Mass Effect

6. Fallout: New Vegas

7. Amnesia: The Dark Descent

8. Arkham City

9. The Witcher 2

10. Battlefield Bad Company 2: THE multiplayer

#311 Posted by NirdBerd (2116 posts) -
  1. Catherine
  2. Dead Space
  3. The Walking Dead
  4. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
  5. Tales of Vesperia
  6. Super Mario Galaxy
  7. Pokemon Black 2 & White 2
  8. Call of Duty: Black Ops
  9. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker
  10. Max Payne 3
#312 Posted by Blabadon (26333 posts) -
So it looks like LocoRoco 2 will make my list. Nothing wrong with that, the game is amazing. How many people do we have counting DL?
#313 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
So it looks like LocoRoco 2 will make my list. Nothing wrong with that, the game is amazing. How many people do we have counting DL?Blabadon
I think three, including myself, at the moment. But I've forgotten all of the people who volunteered in the thread. So if all those people who volunteered in thread could PM me... that would be great.
#314 Posted by gettingpatches (210 posts) -

1.Minecraft -mostly because it spawned a whole new genre and is STILL getting great content updates!

2.Team Fortress 2- Me and my bro have over 1000 hours logged, also STILL getting great new content!

3.MGS: Peace walker- Easily my most played PSP game and my introduction to the series

4.SSBB-More content than you could ever complete, a pretty nice story mode and generally a really fun brawler.

5.Super Mario Galaxy- Slightly prefered the first due to novelty value and the fact it just has more memorable levels than the second

6.Fallout 3- Haven't played a huge amount of it, butwhat I did play really impressed me. An open world game done right, witha brilliant modding scene to boot!

7.Donkey kong country: returns- One of my all time favourite platformers nailing pefectly the balance between challenge and cheap difficulty, only slightly marred by uneccessary motion controls.

8. Mario Kart DS- I played this so much just dipping back into my favourite tracks

9. Left 4 Dead 2 -specifically the PC version which I believe has got most of the original campaigns

10.Wii sports - Generally all round fun game

#315 Posted by FrozenLiquid (12808 posts) -

1. Portal
2. Gears of War
3. Company of Heroes
4. Mass Effect 2
5. STALKER
6. Uncharted 2
7. Crysis
8. Bayonetta
9. Left 4 Dead 2
10. Bioshock

I'm gonna bet that my list is probably second best compared to champ's list. Maybe even after DarkLink too, if he has got his up. I'm gonna look for your guys list in the thread now.

[QUOTE="Master_ShakeXXX"]

[QUOTE="jg4xchamp"] Silent Hill 2 is marvelous. Nier is a jrpg. [spoiler] I was thinking about trying it because Bruce likes it. And I trust Bruce's opinion. But he also enjoyed Deadly Premonition for similar reasons, and I tried to love that games Twin Peak nature, but christ did playing it get in the way [/spoiler] jg4xchamp

But you don't trust my opinion!? :o:x

Your taste in everything sucks. I would rather read a Texas Gold Rush thread.

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#316 Posted by Tropicalshower (10813 posts) -

[QUOTE="Tropicalshower"]

10.Condemned 2: Bloodshot

Master_ShakeXXX

Amen. Game doesn't get enough love.

*high five* I haven't seen many fans of the series in gs. The bear part is one that I will never forget, definitely among my all time moments in gaming. :-) I'm still hoping for a sequel in the future.

#317 Posted by Cherokee_Jack (32198 posts) -
Criminal Origins is better.
#318 Posted by bobderwood97_1 (963 posts) -

1. Halo 3 ODST (The complete Halo 3 multiplayer experience + a better single player? HECK YES!)

2. Battlefield 3

3. Super Smash Bros. Brawl

4. Metal Gear Solid 4

5. Gears of War 3

6. Mass Effect 2

7. Starcraft II

8. Monster Hunter 3

9. Super Mario Galaxy

10. RockBand

#319 Posted by Blabadon (26333 posts) -
Wait, so DS games that released before the 360 count?
#320 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -
Wait, so DS games that released before the 360 count?Blabadon
Yes, the DS games count.
#321 Posted by Blabadon (26333 posts) -
[QUOTE="Blabadon"]Wait, so DS games that released before the 360 count?DarkLink77
Yes, the DS games count.

YES CASTLEVANIA DAWN OF SORROW HERE WE GO
#322 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

8. Monster Hunter 3

bobderwood97_1

Nice choice :P

#323 Posted by thom_maytees (3669 posts) -

DarkLink, you said that voting closes on Monday at midnight, but under what time zone?

#324 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

DarkLink, you said that voting closes on Monday at midnight, but under what time zone?

thom_maytees
We'll say EST, because that's what time I'm on. Of course, exceptions could be made should they be necessary.
#325 Posted by Blabadon (26333 posts) -

Done up to Chelemans post

Dark Souls and Demons Souls count as different IPs.

List is alphabetical

The is not included in the title for the list

A game will go after its prequel if its part of the same series

Call of Duty is not included in the title

[spoiler]

Assassins Creed 2 4, 4, 8

Batman: Arkham City 6, 8

Battlefield 3 - 10

Bioshock - 3

Black Ops - 1

Borderlands 1, 2

Braid 1, 7

Castle Crashers 4

Dark Souls - 3

Demons Souls- 3, 5, 1, 4

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 9,

Dance Central - 1

Diablo 3 9

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblvion - 3

Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim 3, 10, 2

Fallout 3 - 1

Final Fantasy 13 - 6

Final Fantasy 13-2 -6

Gears of War 2, 9

God of War 3 -8, 9, 6

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars- 3

Halo 3 - 1

Heavy Rain - 1

inFamous 2 -3, 5

Journey - 5

Left 4 Dead 4

Left 4 Dead 2- 8

LittleBigPlanet 5, 2

Max Payne 3 - 8

Metal Gear Solid 4 -8, 10, 10

Mario Kart DS 4, 6

Mass Effect - 2

Mass Effect 2 7, 7, 8, 9

Minecraft - 8

Modern Warfare 10, 9

Modern Warfare 2- 9, 10

Monster Hunter Tri 8

Pokemon Black/White - 10

Portal 6, 3

Portal 2 2, 6, 7, 7

Ratchet and Clank Crack in Time -4

Red Dead Redemption 5

Rock Band 1

Sonic Generations - 6

Super Mario Galaxy 2 7, 7, 10, 2

Super Smash Bros. Brawl 6, 7

Team Fortress 2 - 2

Uncharted 2 10, 9, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4

Uncharted 3 10, 7

Valkyria Chronicles 2

Wii Sports 3, 8, 5, 7

Witcher 2 9, 6

World of Warcraft - 9

[/spoiler]

#326 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

Done up to Chelemans post

Dark Souls and Demons Souls count as different IPs.

List is alphabetical

The is not included in the title for the list

A game will go after its prequel if its part of the same series

Call of Duty is not included in the title

[spoiler]

Assassins Creed 2 4, 4, 8

Batman: Arkham City 6, 8

Battlefield 3 - 10

Bioshock - 3

Black Ops - 1

Borderlands 1, 2

Braid 1, 7

Castle Crashers 4

Dark Souls - 3

Demons Souls- 3, 5, 1, 4

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 9,

Dance Central - 1

Diablo 3 9

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblvion - 3

Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim 3, 10, 2

Fallout 3 - 1

Final Fantasy 13 - 6

Final Fantasy 13-2 -6

Gears of War 2, 9

God of War 3 -8, 9, 6

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars- 3

Halo 3 - 1

Heavy Rain - 1

inFamous 2 -3, 5

Journey - 5

Left 4 Dead 4

Left 4 Dead 2- 8

LittleBigPlanet 5, 2

Max Payne 3 - 8

Metal Gear Solid 4 -8, 10, 10

Mario Kart DS 4, 6

Mass Effect - 2

Mass Effect 2 7, 7, 8, 9

Minecraft - 8

Modern Warfare 10, 9

Modern Warfare 2- 9, 10

Monster Hunter Tri 8

Pokemon Black/White - 10

Portal 6, 3

Portal 2 2, 6, 7, 7

Ratchet and Clank Crack in Time -4

Red Dead Redemption 5

Rock Band 1

Sonic Generations - 6

Super Mario Galaxy 2 7, 7, 10, 2

Super Smash Bros. Brawl 6, 7

Team Fortress 2 - 2

Uncharted 2 10, 9, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4

Uncharted 3 10, 7

Valkyria Chronicles 2

Wii Sports 3, 8, 5, 7

Witcher 2 9, 6

World of Warcraft - 9

[/spoiler]

Blabadon
Okay, wait, I'm confused. Are the numbers next to the names points? Or places on someone's list?
#327 Posted by Blabadon (26333 posts) -
[QUOTE="Blabadon"]

Done up to Chelemans post

Dark Souls and Demons Souls count as different IPs.

List is alphabetical

The is not included in the title for the list

A game will go after its prequel if its part of the same series

Call of Duty is not included in the title

[spoiler]

Assassins Creed 2 4, 4, 8

Batman: Arkham City 6, 8

Battlefield 3 - 10

Bioshock - 3

Black Ops - 1

Borderlands 1, 2

Braid 1, 7

Castle Crashers 4

Dark Souls - 3

Demons Souls- 3, 5, 1, 4

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 9,

Dance Central - 1

Diablo 3 9

Elder Scrolls 4: Oblvion - 3

Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim 3, 10, 2

Fallout 3 - 1

Final Fantasy 13 - 6

Final Fantasy 13-2 -6

Gears of War 2, 9

God of War 3 -8, 9, 6

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars- 3

Halo 3 - 1

Heavy Rain - 1

inFamous 2 -3, 5

Journey - 5

Left 4 Dead 4

Left 4 Dead 2- 8

LittleBigPlanet 5, 2

Max Payne 3 - 8

Metal Gear Solid 4 -8, 10, 10

Mario Kart DS 4, 6

Mass Effect - 2

Mass Effect 2 7, 7, 8, 9

Minecraft - 8

Modern Warfare 10, 9

Modern Warfare 2- 9, 10

Monster Hunter Tri 8

Pokemon Black/White - 10

Portal 6, 3

Portal 2 2, 6, 7, 7

Ratchet and Clank Crack in Time -4

Red Dead Redemption 5

Rock Band 1

Sonic Generations - 6

Super Mario Galaxy 2 7, 7, 10, 2

Super Smash Bros. Brawl 6, 7

Team Fortress 2 - 2

Uncharted 2 10, 9, 5, 5, 4, 5, 4

Uncharted 3 10, 7

Valkyria Chronicles 2

Wii Sports 3, 8, 5, 7

Witcher 2 9, 6

World of Warcraft - 9

[/spoiler]

DarkLink77
Okay, wait, I'm confused. Are the numbers next to the names points? Or places on someone's list?

Points.
#328 Posted by redskins26rocs (2674 posts) -
1. Halo 3 2. Metal Gear Solid 4 3. Mass Effect 4. Portal 2 5. Fallout 3 6. Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 7. Assassins Creed 2 8. Uncharted: Drakes Fortune 9. Castle Crashers 10. Call of Duty 4: Modern warfare
#329 Posted by bobderwood97_1 (963 posts) -

[QUOTE="bobderwood97_1"]

8. Monster Hunter 3

Z-Fatalis

Nice choice :P

Thanks! Even though there was a bit too much grinding for my taste, I still absolutely loved that game. But I guess the grinding isn't all that bad when you're grinding on giant monsters :P
#330 Posted by Z-Fatalis (1122 posts) -

[QUOTE="Z-Fatalis"]

[QUOTE="bobderwood97_1"]

8. Monster Hunter 3

bobderwood97_1

Nice choice :P

Thanks! Even though there was a bit too much grinding for my taste, I still absolutely loved that game. But I guess the grinding isn't all that bad when you're grinding on giant monsters :P

Killing giant monsters in a group, then making weapons and armour out of them, all my gaming needs right there :lol:

#331 Posted by DarkLink77 (31697 posts) -

I'll go farther than most and actually give my reasoning.

1.World of WarCraft: The Burning Crusade

Reasoning: The Burning Crusade was the single biggest change WoW has ever undergone. It fundamentally changed the way the game played, while adding the best endgame content that the MMO genre has ever seen, and so many features that are now commonplace in the MMO genre that it is impossible to list all of them. One story in particular sums up TBC for me: A friend, after buying the expansion, went to the new content, played for a bit and sent me the following message: "F*ck the old content." That is, without exaggeration, how big of a leap The Burning Crusade was. The greatest (and arguably the most influential) MMO ever made, bar none.

2.Gears of War

Reasoning: Easily the most influential game of this console generation not named Wii Sports. It made cover-based third person shootwers work, and put a huge emphasis on production values without sacrificing gameplay. It's art style was also hugely influential and kickstarted the "darkier and grittier" trend in games that we just can't seem to get rid of. Nearly every major game this gen, like it or not, owes something to Gears of War.

3. League of Legends

Reasoning: It's the biggest e-sports title on the planet (Yes, bigger than StarCraft), and it's probably the most successful F2P game ever made. It's a model for how to do the F2P model right, support your players, provide frequent content updates and make money. It's also a damn fine game by any standard. and it proves that you can make a game accessible without sacrificing competitive gameplay.

4. StarCraft II

Reasoning: StarCraft II is the best RTS game ever made, period, end of story. Mechanically, it delivers on every level. It has incredible multiplayer, a wonderful, groundbreaking singplayer campaign, and is extremely well-balanced. Throw in one of the best Map Editors around and constant support from Blizzard, and you have a game that people are still going to be playing 10 years from now. It also single-handedly reignited the e-sports scene outside of the fighting game community. I'd say that's pretty important.

5.Super Mario Galaxy 2

Reasoning: It's not very often that a game makes every other title in its genre obsolete, but most games aren't Super Mario Galaxy 2. It simultaneously perfected the 3D platformer and improved on the original, which was nearly perfect in it's own right. But Super Mario Galaxy 2 outdoes it every way conceivable. I don't know if Nintendo will ever be able to make a Mario game this good ever again, but I can't wait to see them try.

6.Halo: Reach

Reasoning:

Reach is the sequel to Combat Evolved that we never got. It delivered a great campaign, the best multiplayer in the franchise to date aside from Halo 2 (and only Halo 3 tryhards obsessed with the BR will say otherwise), improved Firefight, Forge, and Theater mode, and allowed you to customize your playstyle and you Spartan while most other shooter developers were still trying to figure out how to implement saved films into their games. It the ultimate Halo game, and one of the best good-byes from a developer to a franchise I have ever seen.

7. Mass Effect 2

Reasoning: Mechanically, it improved on Mass Effect in nearly every way. It told a more character drive story. It allowed you to import your decisions and did its best to make them matter. But most importantly, it proved that BioWare's crazy idea of making a trilogy where your choices mattered and blending an action-based third person shooter with traditional RPG mechanics might actually be able to work. Sure, the Space Terminator was the worst final boss this side of Fable 2, planet exploration literally had the ability to put people to sleep, and at points it was obvious that the game was tring way too hard, but it was still a very, very good game. That, and now everyone on the planet is aping some aspect of it or another.

8.Uncharted 2

Reasoning: It's not the best game ever made. It's not even close. But it is the most awarded video game ever made, and the best cinematic experience the industry has ever produced. It also managed to improve on damn near everything from Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, looked great doing it, was solidly written, and added a pretty good multiplayer mode. Oh, and everyone and their mother wants to make a game like it. Yeah.

9.Red Dead Redemption

Reasoning: In a lot of ways, Red Dead is Rockstar's magnum opus. It's a stupidly ambitious game that improves everything that was wrong with GTAIV in nearly every conceivable way, while maintaining Rockstar's trademark ability to create great characters and an engaging world. It also proves that Westerns can work in video games, and adds in a great multiplayer mode to boot. A damn good game, and the gold standard for sandbox games this gen.

10. Bioshock

Reasoning: Bioshock is probably the most ambitious game on this list in terms of actual subject matter, but it managed to execute that ambition very well. It created an incredible world, combined it with realistic characters, solid gameplay (at the time), and a great story that could only be told in a video game. While it does fall off dramatically in the final third, it's still got more balls than 90% of games this gen, and that has to count for something.

#332 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

Here's my half-assed list. Didn't consider indie or handheld games to keep it from being too convoluted.

1. Uncharted 2

2. Gears of War

3. Mass Effect 2

4. Demon's Souls

5. Bioshock

6. Super Mario Galaxy 2

7. Red Dead Redemption

8. Arkham City

9. Halo 3

10. Dead Space

#333 Posted by PatchMaster (6013 posts) -

SHUT 'ER DOWN VERBHAMMER!

#334 Posted by verbtex (8527 posts) -

Voting period has ended, thread is now closed.

#335 Posted by AdobeArtist (22884 posts) -

Voting period has ended, thread is now closed.

verbtex

Let's just all confirm that mass Effecr is THE Must Play game of the gen and be done with it :cool:

I love posting in locked threads :P

#336 Posted by AdobeArtist (22884 posts) -

While you're doing your count DarkLink, there's really no need to keep this sticked. I'll unlock it when you finished the tally so you can bump it with the results.