I am talking games that you bought expecting to have a good time but the game was so fucking good that blew you away, games that you bought with almost no hype or games that you had on your radar but you didnt expected that game to be a masterpiece.
to me from previous generations:
metal gear solid - bought this game when it had a platinum edition, at that time i hadnt internet and i didnt pay too much attention to gaming magazines etc, only thing i cared was tekken 3 lol at that time. this game became one of my favourite of all time.
soul reaver - another game i bought and only had seen 3 pictures lol . This game was amazing.
this gen only the one that i can say is dark souls maibe, i was expecting a good game but that game is a masterpiece, i miss the day where a game blows me away , these days devs show too much of the game, when you play you already expect the good stuff.
what are yours?