Top 5 Games/Series for Every Gen You've Been a Gamer?

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#1 Edited by Telekill (4158 posts) -

Title says it all. Mine:

NES/Master System:

TMNT series, Mario 3, DuckTales, Battle Toads, Double Dragon series

Genesis/SNES:

Sonic series, Jurassic Park (Gen), Mortal Kombat 2, Donkey Kong Country, TMNT

PS1/Saturn/N64:

Resident Evil series, Tomb Raider series, Destruction Derby, Oddworld series, Dino Crisis series

DC/PS2/Xbox/GC:

Shenmue series, Resident Evil series, Prince of Persia series, God of War series, GTA series

PS3/360/Wii:

Resident Evil 5, Mass Effect series, Assassins Creed series, Uncharted series, The Last of Us

I'm not counting the new gen for obvious reasons

#2 Posted by Sword-Demon (6850 posts) -

3rd Gen:

  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Metroid
  • Rad Racer 2
  • Kirby's Adventure

4th Gen:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Pokemon Red/Blue/Yellow
  • Super Mario RPG
  • Super Mario World

5th Gen:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Super Mario 64
  • Goldeneye
  • Banjo Tooie
  • Super Smash Bros.

6th Gen:

  • Fire Emblem
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Metroid Prime
  • Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance

7th Gen:

  • Demon's Souls
  • Bioshock
  • Monster Hunter 3
  • Borderlands 2
  • Team Fortress 2

8th Gen:

  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Super Mario 3D World
  • Pokemon X/Y
  • Pikmin 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

A lot of generic choices, but I figure they're generic for a reason.

#3 Posted by Zassimick (6110 posts) -

Yikes. Uh...

3rd Gen:

  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • The Legend of Zelda
  • Kirby's Adventure
  • Super Mario Bros
  • n/a

4th Gen:

  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Pokémon Red/Blue/Yellow
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Donkey Kong Country 2

5th Gen:

  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Tomb Raider III: Adventures of Lara Croft
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
  • Mario Kart 64

6th Gen:

  • Final Fantasy XII
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Halo 2

7th Gen:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • The Last of Us
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Pokémon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Overall:

  • Final Fantasy XII
  • The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Kingdom Hearts II
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Super Smash Bros Melee
  • Pokémon: HeartGold/Soul Silver
  • The Last of Us
#4 Posted by judaspete (380 posts) -

5th gen: Twisted Metal 2, Tony Hawk 2, Zelda Oot, Mario 64, Tekken 3.

6th gen: F-zero GX, Metroid Prime, Power Stone, Soul Calibur 2, Capcom vs SNK 2.

7th gen: Mirror's Edge, Mario Galaxy, Vanquish, Blazeblue CS, Boom Blocks Bash Party.

#5 Posted by joel_c17 (2803 posts) -

way to much work :( so many great games.

#6 Posted by Seabas989 (9926 posts) -

3rd:

  1. Super Mario Bros.
  2. Tecmo Bowl
  3. The Legend of Zelda
  4. Super Mario Bros. 3
  5. Megaman 3

4th:

  1. The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  2. Sonic 3 and Knuckles
  3. Shining Force
  4. Super Mario World
  5. Super Metroid

5th:

  1. Final Fantasy IX
  2. Age of Empires II
  3. Half-Life
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Majoras Mask
  5. Ape Escape

6th:

  1. Metroid Prime
  2. Super Smash Bros. Melee
  3. Resident Evil 4
  4. Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  5. Half-Life 2

7th:

  1. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  2. Xenoblade Chronicles
  3. Batman Arkham City
  4. Super Mario Galaxy
  5. S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

Of course this list is always changing.

#7 Posted by blamix99 (1499 posts) -

3rd:

Super Mario Bros 3

The Legend of Zelda

4th:

Super Mario World

Super Mario Kart

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Mystical Ninja

5th:

Final Fantasy VIII

Final Fantasy IX

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Super Mario 64

Crash Bandicoot Warped

Crash Team Racing

Oddworld: Abe's Exodus

6th:

The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

Jak and Daxter

God of War

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy XII

Kingdom Hearts 2

7th:

Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2

Red Dead Redemption

Grand Theft Auto V

God of War 3

Uncharted 2

The Last of Us

Demon Souls

Assassins Creed 4

Far Cry 3

#8 Posted by mems_1224 (45645 posts) -

3rd

  • Contra
  • Zelda
  • Mario
  • Metroid
  • Double Dragon

4th

  • Link to the Past
  • Super Metroid
  • Super Mario World
  • Castlevania
  • TMNT

5th

  • OoT
  • Perfect Dark
  • Body Harvest
  • Tony Hawk
  • WWF No Mercy

6th

  • Halo
  • GTA
  • MGS3
  • NFL 2K5
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory

7th

  • Mass Effect
  • Halo
  • Skyrim
  • Battlefield
  • Left 4 Dead
#9 Posted by Ballroompirate (21435 posts) -

5th gen:

  • Chrono Cross
  • MGS1
  • RE2
  • FF6 (first time playing it was on PS1)
  • LoZ Majoras Mask

6th gen:

  • FF12
  • RE4
  • Diablo 2
  • MGS 3
  • Persona 3

7th gen:

  • Skyrim
  • TLOU
  • Mass Effect series
  • Batman Arkham series
  • GTA V

8th gen (so far):

  • Fire Emblem Awakening
  • Pokemon X
#10 Edited by Renegade_Fury (16933 posts) -

2nd gen: Snafu, Auto-Racing, Space Hawk. Astrosmash, Armor Battle - The time frame of this gen is before my time, but I only had DOS games and my parents' intellivision until I was almost seven.

3rd gen: Super Mario Bros + Super Mario Bros 3, Duck Hunt, Mega Man 2, Contra, Stadium Events

4th gen: Sonic 1-3 & Knuckles + CD, Streets of Rage 1-3, Gunstar Heroes, M.U.S.H.A, Mega Man X

5th gen: Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight + Mysteries of the Sith, X-Wing vs.Tie Fighter, Rogue Squadron, Pokemon R/B/Y, OoT + MM

6th gen: Halo CE, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast + Jedi Academy, Sonic Adventure, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Twilight Princess

7th gen: Sonic Generations + Rush + Colors, Super Mario Galaxy 1-2, Metroid Prime Trilogy, Vanquish, Mass Effect

#11 Edited by The_Last_Ride (68569 posts) -

SNES -

  1. International Super Star Soccer Deluxe aka Pro Evolution Soccer
  2. Yoshi's Island
  3. Power Rangers The Movie
  4. Tetris
  5. Bubsy

N64 -

  1. Mario Kart
  2. Goldeneye
  3. Perfect Dark
  4. Diddy Kong Racing

PS2 -

  1. Final Fantasy X
  2. Battlefront
  3. Dragonball Z Budokai
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer
  5. Tony Hawk

PS3/360

  1. Mass Effect
  2. Forza
  3. Dragon Age
  4. Assassin's Creed
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer
#12 Edited by Jag85 (4204 posts) -

Gen 3

  • Alex Kidd
  • Double Dragon
  • Metal Gear
  • Ninja Gaiden
  • Wonder Boy

Gen 4

  • Chrono
  • Lufia
  • Mana
  • Sonic
  • Streets of Rage

Gen 5

  • Alundra
  • Final Fantasy
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Resident Evil
  • Street Fighter

Gen 6

  • Clannad
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Prince of Persia
  • Resident Evil
  • Shadow of Memories

Gen 7

  • Sonic
  • Steins Gate
  • The Witcher
  • Vanquish
  • Xenoblade Chronicles

#13 Posted by vashkey (33651 posts) -

I wasn't too into gaming until the 6th gen but I still had a fair amount of experience with gen 5. Kinda only dabbled in gen 4 and 3.

gen 5

  • Super Smash Brothers
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Pokemon Gold/Silver
  • Pokemon Red/Blue

Gen 6

  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Metal Gear Solid 3
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Kingdom Hearts
  • Final Fantasy X

Gen 7

  • Halo 3
  • Gears of War
  • Metal Gear Solid 4
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • LA Noire
#14 Edited by scoots9 (3189 posts) -

Gen 5

  • Half-Life
  • Pokemon Crystal
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time/Majora's Mask
  • Pajama Sam/Spy Fox/etc.
  • Super Mario 64

Gen 6

  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Half-Life 2

Gen 7

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Super Mario Galaxy 2
#15 Posted by Demonjoe93 (9372 posts) -

Fifth Generation (Saturn, PS, N64):

  1. Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  2. Super Mario 64
  3. GoldenEye 007
  4. Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back
  5. Tekken 3

Sixth Generation (Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox, GameCube):

  1. SoulCalibur
  2. Metal Gear Solid 3: Subsistence
  3. Super Smash Brothers Melee
  4. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  5. Kingdom Hearts

Seventh Generation (Xbox 360, Wii, PS3):

  1. Super Mario Galaxy 2
  2. Super Mario Galaxy
  3. Super Smash Brothers Brawl
  4. Assassin's Creed II
  5. Killzone 2
#16 Posted by IMAHAPYHIPPO (2498 posts) -

n64/ps1 (and I guess Saturn) era -- 1. Ocarina of Time 2. Mario 64 3.Goldeneye 4. Conker's Bad Fur Day 5. Majora's Mask

GC/ps2/Xbox era -- 1. Resident Evil 4 2. Halo CE 3. Wind Waker 4. GTA 4 5. GTA 5

360/ps3/Wii era -- 1. Fallout 3 2. Mario Galaxy 3. Metal Gear Solid 4 4. Skyward Sword 5. Alan Wake

so far XB1/ps4/Wii U era -- 1. Pikmin 3 2. Mario 3D World 3. Dead Rising 3 4. Wind Waker HD 5. nothing yet

#17 Posted by PAL360 (26519 posts) -

3rd Gen:

  • Super Mario Bros series
  • Castlevania series
  • Alex Kidd
  • Ghouls'n Ghosts
  • Asterix

4th Gen:

  • Sonic series
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Super Castlevania 4
  • Kid Chameleon
  • The Story of Thor

5th Gen:

  • Doom
  • Resident Evil series
  • Dark Forces
  • Super Mario 64
  • Heroes of Might and Magic series

6th Gen:

  • Halo series
  • GTA series
  • Half Life 2
  • God of War series
  • Resident Evil Code Veronica

7th Gen:

  • Mass Effect series
  • The Elder Scrolls series
  • Super Mario Galaxy series
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Left 4 Dead series
#18 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (6543 posts) -

NES:

  • Super Mario Bros 3
  • Battletoads
  • Mega Man 2
  • Mike Tyson's Punch Out
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: The Arcade Game

SNES/Genesis

  • Super Mario World
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Street Fighter 2
  • Donkey Kong Country

N64/PS1

  • Mario 64
  • The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Perfect Dark
  • Goldeneye
  • Conker's Bad Fur Day

PS2/Xbox/Gamecube/Dreamcast

  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker
  • Metroid Prime
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

PS3/Wii/Xbox 360

  • Super Mario Galaxy
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • The Last Remnant
  • The Last of Us
  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
#19 Posted by chocolate1325 (32368 posts) -

NES/Master System

Super Mario 1 and 3,Legend of Zelda,Sonic the Hedgehog,Metroid

SNES/Mega Drive also known as SEGA Genesis

Mario World,Sonic 2,Super Metroid,A Link to the Past,Sonic 3 and Knuckles

N64/Playstation/Saturn

Mario 64, LOZ Ocarina of Time and Majoras Mask,Resident Evil 2,Metal Gear Solid

PS2/XBox/Gamecube

LOZ Wind Waker,Metroid Prime MGS 3 Snake Eater,Resident Evil 4,Ratchet and Clank 3

Wii/360/PS3

Uncharted 2,Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2,TLOU,Mass Effect 2

#20 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3203 posts) -

5th

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

Perfect Dark

Goldeneye

Super Mario 64

6th

Resident Evil 4

Resident Evil

Metroid Prime

God of War II

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

7th

Super Mario Galaxy

Gears of War 3

Halo Reach

Tomb Raider

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

#21 Posted by good_sk8er7 (4320 posts) -

This is difficult, particularly for gen 7, since I played soooooo many games that I loved.

3rd Gen

SMB

SMB3

That's pretty much all I remember playing.

4th Gen

SMW

TLoZ: LttP

Shining Force

Super Metroid

Sword of Vermillion

5th Gen

FFVIII

FFVII

TLoZ: Ocarina of Time

TLoZ: Major's Mask

SM64

6th Gen

Final Fantasy X

Persona 3

Dragon Quest VIII

GTA VC

God of War series

7th Gen

Mass Effect Series

Uncharted Series

Nier

Elder Scrolls series

Infamous Series

8th Gen (Haven't played many yet, so this is slim pickings)

Super Mario 3D World

Killzone Shadow Fall

Assassin's Creed 4

Battlefield 4

NSMBU

#22 Edited by TheEroica (12961 posts) -

Atarii2600

*pitfall

*sequest

*combat

*pacman

*jungle hunt

Nes

*zelda

*Castlevania 2 Simons quest

*mega man 2

*dragon warrior 2

*duck tales

Snes

*Zelda alttp

*final Fantasy 2

*actraiser

*crono trigger

*Super Castlevania lV

N64/playstation

*Zelda Oot

*resident evil

*metal gear solid

*mortal kombat 3

*grand theft auto

Xbox360/gamecube/ps2

*kotor

*eternal darkness

*.MVP2005

*Splinter Cell series

*Grand Theft Auto Vice City

360/ps3/wii

*mass effect trilogy

*Assassins Creed ll

*fallout3

*portal2

*Red Dead Redemption

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I just did all that while falling asleep... Could be mistakes