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I've got to go with Red Dead Redemption. There aren't many games that I can play through multiple times without feeling bored, and Red Dead Redemption is the only game this generation that I've played through more than three times and yet I still enjoy it as much as I did the first time. Fantastic setting, fantastic soundtrack, fantastic story, good graphics; it's a definite winner in my book. 

My runners-up are:

2nd- Halo 3
3rd- Fallout 3
4th- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
5th- Skyrim



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Dark Soul's is great, because it's just a brilliant game to play, that makes you think every moment, and I enjoyed the open world compared to Demon Soul's, as well as it being on PC, with mods to avoid the frame drops, and higher resolution.

followed closely by Deus Ex: Human Revolution. But this game is slightly inferior to the core mechanic in the original deus ex (despite many things being actually better), so I moved this slightly down and was my game of the gen for a while.



Mario Galaxy 2 fallowed closely by Mario Galaxy. Why? well they are amazing games with creativity matched by no other games before them (lol haters be like Mario is da rehash) with amazing music and gameplay that kept a huge smile on my face all the way through to the end.

I chose Galaxy 2 since it improves and adds more creativity to the Galaxy formula and makes it almost perfect, Galaxy 1 had the wow effect the second one lost since, well it's the second one :P



    R.I.P Mr Iwata :'(


PenguinZ said:

I'll go with Mass Effect 2. All three Mass Effects were great experiences, but Mass Effect 2 was my favorite from beginning to END. The game play was a massive improvement over the first (No crazy Mako). The story and the universe built in the story is the best I've seen in gaming in general. The cast of characters are deep, had good back stories, and personalities. The loyalty missions were amazing.


This. I haven't been so immersed in a games world for a very long time. Love the dialogue, love the characters. I actually grew attached to most of my crew. Great ending and I loved the real consequences of my choices. Ive only played as Vanguard but the gameplay is fairly deep and gives you enough options.



I predict that the Wii U will sell a total of 18 million units in its lifetime. 

The NX will be a 900p machine

In a similar vein to the Oblivion post I'd go for Skyrim legendary. Incredible sophisticated engine, huge amount of content. Breathtaking scenery and a completely open world. Always seem to be discovering something new about it.

I don't understand how such a huge detailed world is possible. Probably the greatest game ever in sheer ambition.

Closest game yet to a feeling like a real living world.

On the PC you can also tailor it to your own desires with mods which enhances the gaming experience even more.

Also Bethedsa had the foresight to provide both third person and first person perspective choices to keep everyone happy. So many games are ruined for me by insisting on third person which I personally don't like as much.



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- Uncharted 2.
Solid platforming
Perfect controls
Voice acting was top knoth
Perfectly paced
Exciting fresh approach to Multiplayer
Graphically stunning
Multiplayer kept you coming back for more and more and more
1 of the best 3 player co-op out there

Uncharted 2 was a game that when you played it, you had to replay it again to really take it all in, it was that good. Plus the multiplayer was so addictive, you just had to grab 2 buddies and sink your evening away with fun and challenge.
Uncharted 2, best overall game of last gen.



Xenoblade Chronicles. On "limited hardware" the scale and scope of the game surpasses the majority of the games on the HD twins. The soundtrack is the best I've ever heard, with music that NEVER gets old even after spending hours in each area and over 100+ hours in the game as a whole. The art style is so wonderful that even on the "limited hardware" the game manages to be consistently beautiful and downright STUNNING at times with an impressive draw distance to boot. The "world/s" and all the distinctive areas are imaginative and creative and exciting to explore. The characters are likable and memorable. The story is deep, engrossing and constantly expanding. It kept me wondering and thinking and guessing all the way through. The battle system is fun, easy to understand yet with a good amount of depth and strategy and freedom. The exploration is phenomenal. There are quests and collectibles galore. The game itself is addicting…when I knew I was near the end, I literally did NOT want it to be over…and thankfully there was so much content that there was plenty for me to do to extend the game before the end. Only after doing the majority of the quests, getting all characters to lvl 99, unlocking and completing almost every skill tree, raising affinity between all party characters AND "area affinity" in the different locations, and doing some of the collectopedia was I finally able to bring myself to do the ending…125 hours in. When it was over, I played the "ending sequence" several more times because it was an ending that did NOT disappoint. Then…after a short break I went back and did a NG+ run bringing my total up to 150 hours. And now, a year later, I'm playing it again from the beginning from lvl 1 (already 10 hours in…lvl 17) and I'm already hooked again. From start to finish it is a masterpiece. I literally LOVE this game…and as good as games like Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and others were…Xenoblade Chronicles is unequivocally my game of the generation. :)



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Metal Gear Solid 4.

I'm in love with that series. The amazing story deals with a lot of real life related political issues. The gameplay is excellent, cutscenes are pretty badass even though they took longer than they should have. Even graphically it was arguably the best of its time. And darn it gets you emotional!

In short it offered great characters, story, gameplay mechanics, graphics, music and an awesome conclusion to an excellent series. What's not to love other than long cutscenes? well I guess it did need a few more trees and greenery :P



Mario Kart Wii

1000 hours can't be wrong.



TK14 said:
Xenoblade Chronicles. On "limited hardware" the scale and scope of the game surpasses the majority of the games on the HD twins. The soundtrack is the best I've ever heard, with music that NEVER gets old even after spending hours in each area and over 100+ hours in the game as a whole. The art style is so wonderful that even on the "limited hardware" the game manages to be consistently beautiful and downright STUNNING at times with an impressive draw distance to boot. The "world/s" and all the distinctive areas are imaginative and creative and exciting to explore. The characters are likable and memorable. The story is deep, engrossing and constantly expanding. It kept me wondering and thinking and guessing all the way through. The battle system is fun, easy to understand yet with a good amount of depth and strategy and freedom. The exploration is phenomenal. There are quests and collectibles galore. The game itself is addicting…when I knew I was near the end, I literally did NOT want it to be over…and thankfully there was so much content that there was plenty for me to do to extend the game before the end. Only after doing the majority of the quests, getting all characters to lvl 99, unlocking and completing almost every skill tree, raising affinity between all party characters AND "area affinity" in the different locations, and doing some of the collectopedia was I finally able to bring myself to do the ending…125 hours in. When it was over, I played the "ending sequence" several more times because it was an ending that did NOT disappoint. Then…after a short break I went back and did a NG+ run bringing my total up to 150 hours. And now, a year later, I'm playing it again from the beginning from lvl 1 (already 10 hours in…lvl 17) and I'm already hooked again. From start to finish it is a masterpiece. I literally LOVE this game…and as good as games like Super Mario Galaxy, Twilight Princess, Skyward Sword, and others were…Xenoblade Chronicles is unequivocally my game of the generation. :)

Ditto.