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Weapon 117
05-21-2008, 09:46 PM
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda/PS3, Xbox 360, PC)

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Previous Elder Scrolls games hold their own, but nothing beats the fourth chapter, Oblivion (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/the-elder-scrolls-iv-oblivion/playstation-3/game-main/list/). This is first person role-playing at its finest, complete with refined visuals, an expanded universe to explore and of course, the awesome downloadable packs. You'll battle hundreds of monsters, collect numerous weapons and items and go on more side quests than you can imagine. We're talking nearly endless gameplay. You can even hunt deer, if that's your forte.

Time Crisis 4 (Namco Bandai/PlayStation 3)

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Time Crisis 4 (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/time-crisis-4/playstation-3/game-main/list/) carries on the fine tradition of shoot everything in sight, duck behind objects to reload and then proceed with shooting everything in sight, from soldiers to bugs to near-invincible bosses. This time, though, it does so with highly refined visuals, a fancy new GunCon peripheral and a new first-person shooter mode.

Tekken 4 (Namco/PlayStation 2)

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Although Tekken 5 is a superior game with its tightened fighting engine and visuals, Tekken 4 is still a more memorable entry in the long-running series. Why? The versus action is awesome, the character selection is varied, the visuals are outstanding (for the time of the game's release) and Tekken Force, a throwback to the old side-scrolling beat-em-up, is so great that it deserves its own game. We just wish it came with a variation of Tekken Bowl.

Dead Or Alive 4 (Tecmo/Xbox 360)

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Like the previous three games in the series, Dead Or Alive 4 (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/dead-or-alive-4/xbox-360/game-main/list/) is all about outstanding fighting tactics. You can kick your opponent's butt using a number of moves, including counter attacks, combos and bone-crushing throws. On top of that, you have the lovely lady combatants, who jiggle now more than ever before.

Gran Turismo 4 (SCEA/PlayStation 2)

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By now, everyone's probably moved on to greener pastures with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PlayStation 3. However, the fourth chapter (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/gran-turismo-4-the-real-driving-simulator/playstation-2/game-main/list/) is still a superb technical racer, especially considering its relatively cheap $20 price. You get dozens of cars, lots of tracks to race on and as always, that fresh Polyphony Digital car smell.

Super Mario Advance 4 (Nintendo/Game Boy Advance)

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Alright, so this is technically cheating a little bit. Super Mario Advance 4 is none other than Super Mario Bros. 3, reconfigured to work on the Game Boy Advance. Nevertheless, we're including it on the list just because it's still freakin' awesome after all these years. You cannot deny the frog suit.

Devil May Cry 4 (Capcom/Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

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Devil May Cry 4 (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/devil-may-cry-4/xbox-360/game-main/list/) is quite simply the most elegant entry in the series, the first for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The visuals are simply outstanding, especially during the ferocious boss fights. Getting playable versions of Nero and Dante ups the replay value.

Ridge Racer Type 4 (Namco/PlayStation)

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Ridge Racer is always going to be a phenomenal arcade racing series, even if you're just doing laps around the same old tracks. However, Ridge Racer Type 4 stands out just because it's so dynamically different. It has a Gran Turismo-ish approach to it, with great attention to detail in the visuals and gameplay.

Contra 4 (Konami/Nintendo DS)

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After a few duds back on the PlayStation and a couple of excellent PS2 games, the Contra series went back to its old-school roots with this Contra (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/contra-4/ds/game-main/list/) entry on the DS. Developer WayForward captures the old-school Konami vibe perfectly, right down to the incredibly difficulty, the sweet bosses and the superb dual-screen gameplay.

Gauntlet IV (Tengen/Sega Genesis)

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Gauntlet IV isn't really a "four-quel" at all it's essentially the original Gauntlet game, redone to support four players at once. Still, considering the Genesis didn't really have that many multiplayer-supported games at the time, it was a welcome addition to the library.

Grand Theft Auto IV (Rockstar Games/Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

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Seriously, we'd be idiots if we somehow didn't include the criminal action game Grand Theft Auto IV (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/grand-theft-auto-iv/xbox-360/game-main/list/) on this list. It's quite simply the best game in the series and probably will be for some time. If the single player component doesn't hook you with its brutal missions, varied sub-missions (you can even take people on dates) and wide-open exploration, we assure you that the multiplayer certainly will, with its over-the-top car races and weapons battles. Now go steal a helicopter and shoot things.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Activision/Xbox 360, PlayStation 3)

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Call of Duty 4 (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/call-of-duty-4-modern-warfare/xbox-360/game-main/list/) is, as expected, the pinnacle of the series to date, with realistic visuals, outstanding single and multiplayer modes and incredibly fun gameplay. The ranking system is beyond belief it's damn near limitless.

Resident Evil 4 (Capcom/PlayStation 2, GameCube, Nintendo Wii)

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Here's another quintessential four-quel for the list, Resident Evil 4 (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/resident-evil-4/playstation-2/game-main/list/) took the series in a whole new direction with a new over-the-shoulder viewpoint and smarter enemies. The boss fights are superb, too especially the one that tasks you with killing a giant lake monster.

Virtua Fighter 4 (Sega/PlayStation 2)

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When it comes to fighting, Tekken 4's good (which is why we included it). However, we're also into the fighting styles of Virtua Fighter 4. This game simply looks beautiful, and the gameplay can't be beat. Its follow-up, Evolution, is even better. Both are available for the PlayStation 2 at a dirt cheap price of around $10.

Super Castlevania IV (Konami/SNES)

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Castlevania's 16-bit debut couldn't have gone any better than it did for Super Castlevania IV. This game has it all outstanding visuals (with a little bit of Mode 7 trickery thrown in), an awesome gothic soundtrack, great whip-swinging gameplay and a fulfilling adventure. Get it on the Virtual Console service.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles In Time (Konami/SNES)

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Even though it lacks a four-player option, Turtles In Time is still one of the best arcade-to-home translations ever released for the SNES. It features several levels and moves from the arcade game, as well as extra bosses (Bebop and Rocksteady) and that cool "throw an enemy into the screen" technique.

Project Gotham Racing 4 (Microsoft/Xbox 360)

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Seeing as how we won't see another PGR anytime soon (unless Microsoft brings in another driving team to replace the recently departed Bizarre Creations), we might as well enjoy this fourth go around (http://www.gamedaily.com/games/project-gotham-racing-4/xbox-360/game-main/list/). It features motorbikes, more cars, more tracks, a worldwide locale theme and a great soundtrack.

Robert Workman


Source: http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/galleries/the-best-video-games-ending-with-the-number-four/

synister EFFECT
05-21-2008, 09:49 PM
Yes, these are all great games. I'm gonna guess they made this for Grand Theft Auto 4.

Kyle0wnz
05-21-2008, 10:03 PM
All of these games are awesome, nice find btw.

Parkerktm
05-21-2008, 10:53 PM
I think the ones that deserve to be on there the most are Oblivion: Elder Scrolls IV, PGR4, COD4, GTA IV, Grand Turismo 4, Resident Evil 4, and Time Crisis 4 (which i wish they released for the 360)