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7. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

My favourite in the series, even after the release of Uncharted 3. I thought the first one was already a great game, but Among Thieves improved upon it with its' memorable characters, interesting story and amazing setpieces.



2012 - Top 3 [so far]

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07: Wipeout HD/Fury
In my opnion? THE BEST WipEout game EVER amd Fury just made that game sssooo much better.



PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


Xbox One: What are you doing Dave?

#9) Super Mario Bros. (NES/SNES/GBC/GBA/Wii)

#8) Metal Slug X (NG/PS2/PSP/Wii)

Aliens. Slapstick humor. Mummies. Hilarious Engrish. Fat people. Invigorating music. Half-naked men with flamethrowers in their pants.

2D shoot 'em up perfection.

I love the living shit out of this game.




#8 - Mass Effect 2 (PC/PS3/360)

(normal box art is hideous)



Happy Christmas to all, and Wario Land II for today's update at number 7



Monster Hunter: pissing me off since 2010.

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06: Valkyria Chronicles PS3

 

My 2nd favourite SRPG of all time. This game was quite bold in many ways. a 3rd party exclusive game on the ps3 when back then it seemed suicidal to release an RPG on the ps3 especially as an exclusive. It also tackled the theme of war but didn't pussyfoot around it, went hard into it head first and was quite grim in many ways. But sadly, some lacklustre sequels (lacklustre when compared to the original) have ruined the prestiege of the Valkyria name but the original is still a masterpiece.

 



PS One/2/p/3slim/Vita owner. I survived the Apocalyps3/Collaps3 and all I got was this lousy signature.


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#6 Half-Life played on PC, released  1998

This game felt special right from the opening scene. The first game with a true cinematic opening, also the first game I played in surround sound. I played the opening sequence 3 times before moving on. Arriving at Black Mesa and getting on with daily business was completely different from what came before it. Getting briefly transported to the alien world during the malfunction was a great glimpse of what was to come.

Level design and in game story telling were revolutionary for it's time. So were the realistic environments that continue on in a believable sequence. No more running to the end of level switch. The gameplay is still great by todays standards with the enemy soldiers working together to flush you out with grenades.
The game is filled with all kinds of great moments taken from movies, like falling out of an airduct after it gets riddled with holes or ducking underwater to avoid the fire blast from a bomb.

Besides from being the best single player fps experience it is also my all time favorite multiplayer fps. We used to play this pretty much daily at the end of the workday on the office lan network. It never got old thanks to the near unlimited supply of great user made levels and mods.
One of my best friends made a level of the office we were working in at the time. Taking out a double barrel shotgun or a crowbar and tear up the office at the end of a tough programming day is the best way to relieve stress.
The original multiplayer levels were favorites as well. Small levels quickly turned into bloodstained messes. Another great feature, the game remembered a whole lot of the carnage before it started to fade out again.

The energy weapon was one of our favorites. Useful to shoot someone hiding in the bathroom straight through the wall, or to use the reverse jump to launch yourself from ground onto a roof top. Trip laser wire bombs could be attached to all sorts of interesting places at different heights and angles. Great fun to chase someone into your pre-made door triggered trap.
Sound design was excellent. I still hear all the sound effects playing in my mind like it was yesterday. Playing in LAN was the best since you could instantly recognize were people were by the sound coming from all the different computers.

An awesome game which set the standard for modern fps games. Often copied and imitated but never completely matched in the total package that HL1 offered.

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#7 - Mirror's Edge (360/PS3/PC)


I have a huge soft spot for this game.

It has what I consider to be the best art style in all of gaming, and a simply incredible use of colour and lighting. Nothing else looks anything like this, it's so stunning and unique and bright and... bah, why do more games not look like this?



Phenominal. And it's a platformer... in first person. Insane concept, but it works. There's tonnes of depth to the gameplay; pulling off all the various platforming moves whilst maintaining speed and momentum is damn hard, but when you manage to complete a speed run under the time limit without messing up (as I've been attempting recently) you feel like a platforming God. There are loads of alternate routes, shotrtcuts, and moves which I didn't even know existed until I started going for the speed run achievements. If all you play is the campaign you're given the impression of a hugely linear game, but the maps are actually full of alternate routes and clever short cuts. Give us a sequel EA, pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease :(



Machina said:

#7 - Mirror's Edge (360/PS3/PC)


I have a huge soft spot for this game.

It has what I consider to be the best art style in all of gaming, and a simply incredible use of colour and lighting. Nothing else looks anything like this, it's so stunning and unique and bright and... bah, why do more games not look like this?

I feel the same. A highlight from this generation. If only they had left out the combat. Escaping and running away from them felt right, picking up a gun completely wrong.

Yes, please a sequal, prequal or completely different story. Anything with the same art style and brilliant first person platforming gameplay. We need more bright games, too many games hide in the shadows.

This and prince of persia (2008) are the best looking games this generation.



6.

Such a well thought out game that impressed early and never stopped until the end.