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     Mario Galaxy..  The graphics are gorgeous, it has one of the best soundtracks ever in a video game and  also one  of the best level design ever in a 3D platformer. It's slightly linear, but that's a small thing.



                
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Pokemon Heart Gold / Soul Silver.

Although if we aren't talking about remakes, according to my top 50 games of all time list it's Final Fantasy XIII, although I'm not 100% sure about that. Call of Duty 4 and Tales of Vesperia could take the #1 spot.



I'm divided between Gears of War 3, Infamous 2, Red Dead Redemption and Smash Bros Brawl. All awesome games, and all have something different and unique.

 

Can't choose one.



Red Dead Redemption

It was simply just a lot of fun. Loved the setting, loved the characters, loved the story. I platinumed it too, so clearly I liked it

 

 

A close second is black ops 1.  I played the shit out of the MP



Platinums: Red Dead Redemption, Killzone 2, LittleBigPlanet, Terminator Salvation, Uncharted 1, inFamous Second Son, Rocket League

If it's a game first released on this gen, I'll go Metroid Prime 3. An excellent ending to a trilogy that combined Metroid's signature exploration with a more focused story. The inclusion of the moveable gunship was a great improvement and one that I hope sticks with the franchise going down the road, and Hypermode worked wonderfully as the biggest new "gimmick." Hypermode allowed for another level of strategy and planning with choosing to either deal damage or conserve health, and the invincibility surrounding Hypermode made the player's timing of it all the more crucial (especially when enemies gain the ability to knock the player out of Hypermode).

Outside of that, it's pretty much all great as well. The Wii remote controls work wonderfully, the action (and particularly the boss battles) are all excellently designed, the music is top notch, and the graphics still look better then some late gen 360 and PS3 titles. The only big complaint I have is that the game never explained that "Normal" difficulty for Corruption was toned down significantly from other normals in the past, and players should've started on Veteran if they had any sort of experience with Metroid.



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Xenoblade

Because of the battle system, story, tactics and the music,



I'm gonna say Halo 4.

It has my favorite multiplayer and I could spend countless hours playing that.



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BioShock for me, with Super Mario Galaxy a very close second.

To me, BioShock is emblematic of the genre mishmash that defined the seventh gen. Part shooter, part RPG, part adventure game, BioShock encompassed (and transcended) several genres at once, and did so masterfully. The shooting mechanics are stellar, the art direction is spectacular, the firefights thrilling, the freedom of choice liberating. It's one of those rare games that keeps you coming back for more, and stays with you long after the credits end.



Fallout 3. It expanded what the idea of an RPG could be. It was an open-world FPP game that let you approach situations from just about any position you wanted. Sniper rifles, melee weapons, heavy guns, armor, bolt-action rifles, even flame throwers could be your weapons, or if you preferred, you could use your verbal skills, or stealth, or hacking ability. So much variety, so many things to discover.

On top of that, one of the best settings in all of gaming; dystopian but unique, apocalyptic but teeming with new life-forms. It's a game that creeps into your imagination, where the next step you take is up to you.

I still remember my first encounter with a Death Claw. It was just so bad-ass that I loved it despite being one-hit killed. I remember when I first stumbled on a Super Mutant Overlord in the center of the damn map. I remember getting the Super Mutants and the Brotherhood of Steel to fight so I could loot their stuff. I remember all the fantastic humor hidden under the surface.

I don't know how many hours I spent in that game but, especially when you factor in mods, it was a LOT. So many of the things that I wanted from a game, I got from Fallout 3, even though I didn't know it until I played it. It was truly a game-changer for me and I want more like it.

Damn if I don't want to play it again.



Hard to decide between Journey and Dark souls.

Journey was an incredible unexpected social experience. I never would have thought 20 playthroughs through a linear game could all feel so different. Amazing to explore behind the sign posted path by keeping each other in the air to reach unreachable places, with only the most basic form of communication available.

Dark souls' world is firmly etched into my mind. I don't have to boot up the game to visit every nook and cranny. The immersion level in that game was better then anything else last gen. Never have I played an rpg with such a sense of accomplishment. From being totally lost and scared to make a step, to dodging confidently through shortcuts to find the most efficient route on a 3rd playthrough.

I guess I'll chose Journey as that doesn't have a single flaw, while Dark souls, as great as it is, has several downsides as well. (Need for wiki to understand the basics, forced invasions, no pause)