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...or maybe I should say "last generation"?

Anyway, with this generation slowly approaching an end, now is a great time to look back and share all of your latest favorite games! You can feel free to add unreleased titles as well though, as long as it's noted.

Here are my choices in no particular order:

 

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

The game that would turn out to be the peak of its series. I spent countless hours trying to 100% as many songs as possible and eventually trying to beat the characteristic song "Through the Fire and Flames" (which I later did and got 5 stars on expert =). Gameplay will probably never get more pure than this.

 

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Wii)

One might argue that this game belong to the sixth generation of gaming, but even if I had not invested all my fucks in the upcoming E3 press conference, I'd still keep them. This game introduced many new elements to the already awesome series (*cough PIG RODEO cough*) which, along with an epic story, made the game a timeless adventure.

 

Halo Wars (X360)

One extremely underrated title, in my opinion. For a strategy game, the gameplay was very simple. But that's also one of its main appeals: You may be relatively new, but you can still do fine against the well-trained as long as you're aware of their strategy. Looking for some photo-realistic warfare with massive 200 vs 200 Spartan battles? LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE! This is plain, simple and fun, like a game should be.

 

Mario Kart DS

Still one of the greatest handheld experiences I've ever had. This package contains Grand prix, Versus, Time Trails, Ballon Battle, Shine Runners, local multiplayer, online multiplayer, 32 maps, 36 vehicles and even a mission mode, and it's portable!! "Replay-Value" is its first name, and "Time-Machine" is its family name.

 

Dead Space 2

While some would argue that Dead Space 1 would be more suited for this spot, I never got the chance to try it out (other than the demo :(, but this game still featured the most badass gaming experience I've ever had. Dismember the otherwise invincible undead in order to proceed! (And for the love of God, go visit the bathroom before playing it!)

 

Super Smash Brothers Brawl (Wii)

Ever wanted to punch your friends so hard that they enter orbit or crash into the camera? NOW YOU CAN! With a massive amount of options and a complete lack of motion controls (*COUGH, COUGH*) this title is a must-have for all Wii owners! Also, in case you'd be throwing a big party and everyone wants to play Wii for some reason then fear not, for 32 players can participate in the tournament mode!

 

Perfect Dark Zero (X360)

Yup. Not many people like this particular FPS game made by the legendary UK developer Rare, but I DO. Sure, there was a few glitches here and there and also over there and one here, but the multiplayer easily made up for it. How can you compete with awesome 32-player zombie matches?!? And the campaign, while featuring some horrific voice acting and a terrible story, actually had a lot to offer, even for the skilled players. In the end I had actually completed four missions on the hardest difficulty (which is pretty fucking hard) using nothing but the Falcon pistol, which has nothing to do with anything.

 

New Super Mario Bros. (DS)

This game was fun.

 

Halo 3 (X360)

While the campaign, in my opinion, didn't feature the same 'replayability' as the one seen in Halo:CE or Halo 2, it was still highly memorable and one of the most epic experiences to... experience. And then there was the perfectly crafted online multiplayer which is where the actual core of the game is located. Want to build your own multiplayer maps? Go ahead! Want to record movies too? EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE!

 

Metro 2033 (X360/PC)

The greatest surprise on this list. This game had a few glitches, mediocre ratings and a completely linear campaign mode (which was the only mode by the way), but it also had an unmatched atmosphere which made it immortal in my eyes. Humanity is trapped underground while the surface is toxic, ammo is the new currency, Russian is the new language and monsters threaten our last fragment of society. Sounds like a basic setting? It's not!

 

And now, I'd like to see your favorites! :D



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Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Heavy Rain
Gears of War
Journey
Civilization V
Resistance 3
Call of Duty 4
Battlefield 3
LittleBigPlanet 2
Portal 2
GTA IV



Mario Kart Wii
Monster Hunter Tri
GoldenEye Wii

Edit:  Donkey Kong Country Returns

Truck reminded me that I was forgetting something.



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4. Zelda: Skyward Sword
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2. Super Smash Bros Brawl
1. Super Mario Galaxy 2




Since you've put some effort into this thread I didn't want to make a cheap list post like Andre

So here goes:

Dance Central (XBox 360)

I've always been somewhat reluctant towards dancing games. Mostly because none of them felt like dancing at all and also because the tracklists were full of J-Pop. Then came along Dance Central for XBox Kinect, I saw the ads, I watched the youtube videos, I wanted this game ... bad! So bad that I bought a 360 just for this game. The game turned out exactly like what I've always thought a dance game should be, real dance moves and fun varied tracks to dance to. Playing alone it's a great workout (and you can try out the hard setting without anyone to see how you totally miss most moves) and playing with friends is an absolute blast.

Plants vs. Zombies (Game of the Year Edition) (PC)

BRRAAAAAINS! The Zombies are coming!

I had heard a lot of good things about this game for many months and it ended being the game I gifted to my Tiny Tim in last year's Steam Secret Santa (he had requested it). I was intrigued, so I decided to buy it for myself and what I discovered what a quirky, fun and addictive game. The game offers a great variety of plants to counter an equally varied army of invading zombies (Zomboni being my favorite because of the wonderful pun) and just when you think you've mastered the art of zombie killing, night falls and you've got to change your whole strategy.

You can also take a break from the main game to play a great range of mini games from zombie bowling to vase breaking to zombie-jeweled. Afterwards, if you're really looking for a break, there's the Zen Garden where you water your plants, feed them fertilizer and train a snail to collect money!

New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii)

A RED BOX!

That's my main argument for putting this game in my list but if you want more well there's the long awaited return  of 2D Mario games (don't mention the DS game because handhelds don't count everone knows that). It features great level design, a SMB3-like map, fun power-ups, Yoshi, added replayability (Star Coin collecting) and most of all 4 player madness! It allows you to help out a less skilled player if you're feeling nice and if you're feeling naughty, it also allows you to throw your friend down a pit or take all 4 Power Ups and leave your friends with nothing .

Resident Evil 5 (PS3)

Did I put this game in my top 50 just because of the yummy Chris Redfield? No, I'm a real Resident Evil fan and I love these games for the gameplay first and foremost (but eye candy is always a nice bonus). The big change this game brings is the co-op gameplay which I really enjoyed. Especially when I got to play through the game with my brother who's much better at RE than the AI. The game also features the return of Wesker, my favorite RE vilain, in his quest for COMPLETE GLOBAL SATURATION!

In the end, what made me like this game so much is what I love about all RE games: killing zombies and huge deformed bioweapons. That and the mercenaries mode which is so addictive and thrilling!

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Nowadays, I rarely replay games on a harder difficulty because I always have 2 or 3 others games waiting to be played but I enjoyed Uncharted 2 so much that I played through it 3 times (normal, hard, crushing). The story was very interesting, the characters were nicely presented and it didn't take long before you cared about them (well except for Jeff the cameraman, I didn't give a crap about him). Tthe gameplay was a nice mix of third-person shooting, stealth, (really really easy) platforming and puzzle solving. The locales you visit are simply gorgeous, the Nepal mountains and Shambala being my favorites. The game struck a balance between all its elements that just worked perfectly and kept me wanting to play it again.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)

One of the best 3D platformer ever made. Although I had feared it would be feel too similar to the first Galaxy game, the developpers at Nintendo managed to keep things fresh with incredible level design , new galaxies that made great use of both the new and old power ups and the inclusion of Yoshi. Only some returning bosses keep this game from feeling entirely new.

The game has you rescuing Peach once again but I'm starting to think this whole charade with Bowser is planned just so Mario can collect stars without anyone asking questions and he then proceeds to sell them on the lucrative stars black market giving Peach and Bowser a cut of the profits.

While searching for the game's 120 regular stars you get to fight off a giant dragon, a giant beetle, a giant mole (anything giant really), you also get to use new power ups like the Cloud Mushroom which allow you to generate three clouds giving the freedom to get very high or very far or the Rock Mushroom allowing you to become a rolling boulder knocking down all enemies in your path and getting yourself killed by flying off the ledge.

Once you're done with collecting the first 120 stars, you get to search for the Green Stars (which is much better than just redoing all the stars with Luigi like in SMG). I really enjoyed that part because it reminded me of Mario 64 where you didn't always know where you'd find your next star and some exploring was necessary.

All in all, this game is 3D platforming like only Nintendo knows how to do and it's fantastic!

Donkey Kong Country Returns (Wii)

With this game Retro Studios have done the impossible: capture the essence of what made the DKC games so fun and manage to create a game that surpassed even the original. World after world this platformer comes up with new ideas making it fresh from start to finish. This time around instead of collecting bonus levels you get to search for puzzle pieces and KONG letters.

While I try to get as many puzzles pieces as I can, I really focused on getting the KONG letters because they unlock the incredible K levels in each world. These levels really test your platforming skills (and sometimes your patience ) but managing to finish them all is one of the most rewarding gaming experience there is.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Wii)

Over 400 hours of play time. More 6000 online Brawls. A fighting series like no other. SSBB is one of the reasons I became a frequent poster on this site, the Brawl thread was excellent to find opponents and to comment and whine about a heated match. Despite being mid tier at best, I never changed my main character and continued to kick ass with the mighty Peach. Of course, she wasn't the only I used Pikachu, Diddy Kong, Bowser, Yoshi, Ice Climbers, R.O.B. all got plenty of playtime.

I know the online mode wasn't all that great when you used to the "With anyone" option but with friends from VGChartz or Allisbrawl or Smashboards there's no other fighting game that even comes close.



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2. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion [Xbox 360]

3. F.E.A.R. [Xbox 360]

4. Gears of War [Xbox 360]

5. Condemned: Criminal Origins [Xbox 360]



                                                                                                                                            

TruckOSaurus said:

*Lots of stuff*


Excellent contribution!!!  O.O



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Oblivion
Skyrim
Demon Souls
Dark Souls
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Red Dead Redemption
Dragon Age: Origins
Assassin's Creed II
Castlevania Lords of Shadow
Mount & Blade

Honorable mentions to: Dante's Inferno, Fallout 3, Bioshock, Dead Space, Alan Wake, God of War 3, Battlefield 3, Dark Messiah of Might & Magic, Assassin's Creed and STALKER

This generation is so good.



There are tons but I'll list a few.

Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword (probably my favorite game in the series now)
Mario Kart DS
Xenoblade
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Donkey Kong Country Returns
Super Smash Bros Brawl
Final Fantasy IV the After Years
Dragon Quest IX
Pokemon Diamon/Pearl/Plat
Kingdom Hearts BBS
Little Big Planet (PS3 and PSP)
Dark Souls
Demons Souls
Battlefield Bad Company 2
Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2
Okamiden
Call of Duty (Wii Editions)
Monster Hunter Tri



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