Tom's Favorite Games of the Generation

The only thing on earth I love more than making lists is playing video games, so it seems pretty obvious that I would rank my favorite games of the generation. Turns out I have pretty strange taste. Who knew? If you're curious, Pac-Man Championship Edition DX barely missed the cut. Also, trying to rank these in any kind of order is the dumbest thing ever, so just ignore the numbers. Except for Dark Souls which is on top for a reason.

Rank Game Release Date GameSpot Score Tommcshea's Score

Dark Souls

Super Mario Kart was my favorite game ever for more than twenty years. And then Dark Souls came along.



It seems as though bats have undergone eons of evolution just to be colossal pains in my explorer's butt. We get it, lone flying mammal, you don't like people. But do you really have to bite so hard?



My dream of playing a 2D platformer as a suit-wearing creeper was finally realized. And it was spectacular.


Super Meat Boy

I have no shame. In my fervor to get my hands on this incredible platformer on the road, I tweet developer Tommy Refenes about a Vita version. I was denied. And my tears have yet to run dry.


Dead Rising 2

I am a simple man with simple needs. One of those needs is wearing a yellow mankini. Another need is impaling zombies with a sword fish. Only Dead Rising 2 let me fulfill both needs at once.


Super Mario Galaxy 2

After quickly putting nine games on this list, I turned to Carolyn and said, "I can't believe I don't have any Nintendo games." And she shouted, "How do you not have Mario Galaxy 2!?" Touche, Caro, touche.


Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

I would say that I love a good whistling, but that would be redundant. Every whistling is a good whistling. It just so happens that Metal Gear Solid 4 has the best whistling.


Persona 4 Golden

Was anyone surprised that Teddy related better to the six-year-old Nanako than any of his peers? Of course, I shouldn't judge, she was my favorite character.



Andrew Ryan had a pretty great idea, he just stumbled in the execution. When I found an underwater society, I'll just prevent genetic modifications and robotic daddies and everything will be fine.



People have been exaggerating just how scary hell can be ever since its inception. Silly fools. Hell is a delightful place, so much so that I needed a hellevator to get there quickly.