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Top 10 Games of the Generation

Top 10 Games of the Generation

Written Friday, November 29, 2013 By X360A Staff

After weeks of build-up, we’ve finally reached the last of our lists celebrating the very best of Xbox 360. Today, it’s the daddy of them all. As gamers around the world settle down to enjoy their shiny new Xbox Ones, we’re collating our favourite Xbox 360 games of all time.

This wasn’t an easy list to make. Just coming up with our individual top 10s was a struggle, but sorting everything into a collective list took hours of arguing. The process ultimately came down to deciding which of the games had the greatest impact on the generation, either by introducing brand new ideas or perfecting them. It also involved shouting. Lots of shouting.

So without any further waffle, here’s our Top 10 Games of the Generation. Make sure to tell us your picks in the comments below.

Portal

Starting life as Narbacular Drop, a freeware game developed by students at the DigiPen Institute of Technology, Portal is one of the most unique titles on this list, thanks to its titular, space-bending mechanic. Subsequently snapped up and fleshed out by Valve, it’s also one of the best.

Portal excels in every area, from the brain scrambling puzzles to the wonderfully executed story that reveals the truth behind of your test chambered prison. The star of the show is of course GLaDOS, the hilariously deranged AI taskmaster and pseudo-narrator. Her empty promises of cake may have spawned a million bad internet jokes, but she sure knows how to knock out a tune. Purer than its more convoluted sequel, Portal is perfection.

Bayonetta

We thought Devil May Cry had pretty much perfected the entire hack and slash genre, then along came DMC director Hideki Kamiya and Platinum Games with a whole new frenetic proposition. A game in which you play as a bespectacled witch with a body suit comprised of possessed hair hardly sounds like a recipe for success, but Bayonetta worked in every conceivable way.

Punching players square in the balls with its insane, nonsensical story and hair-trigger (literally) action, Bayonetta as a game and as an uncompromising lead heroine is pure dynamite. Wielding a razor-edged katana and a pistol attached to each of her appendages, Bayonetta is a force to be reckoned with. Arguably, Bayonetta has never been bettered within its genre and remains the definitive hack and slasher, going far beyond what anyone expected.

Grand Theft Auto V

With every iteration, the Grand Theft Auto series gets more ambitious. Not content with creating one of the medium’s most believable worlds with GTA IV, Rockstar considerably upped the ante with GTA V by building its own satirical take on L.A. and the surrounding countryside. It’s beauty and scale is awe-inspiring.

Following the series’ previous, darker outing, GTA V ups the fun, making running riot around the street all the more enjoyable. It also managed to pull off a three protagonist structure that allowed the game to shake up the established mission types, while delivering a fantastic story of strained friendships, failing marriages and teddy bear sexy times. What a game.

Batman: Arkham Asylum

A brilliant blend of stealth, action, puzzles, gadgets, combat and storytelling, Arkham Asylum was a batarang in the face to everyone that expected yet another licensed flop. It not only defied the low expectations, but delivered an experience that can and does stand alongside the best games of this generation.

Tighter in scope than its open-world sequel, and arguably less ambitious, Asylum is nevertheless an altogether purer, more focused game that builds a memorably dark, twisted, confined location and fills it with goons to swoop down upon and iconic super villains to thwart. Holy gargoyles Batman, it’s good.

Mass Effect

There’s no disputing that Mass Effect 2 and 3 were better games than Mass Effect 1, but the foundations laid by the original game sent tremors through the games industry. The combat wasn’t amazing and it was riddled with technical issues, but it was also a bold and ambitious title that told one hell of a story.

Giving you control of Commander Shepard, the galaxy’s human figurehead and last hope, Mass Effect pulled on your heartstrings and put you in the pressure cooker. Who did you save, Kaiden or Ashley? Do you kill Wrex or talk him down? These decisions impacted not just the game but a series that spanned a generation. Plus there’s still nothing this generation that parallels constantly cutting off the Council mid-debrief. Genius! Also, sex.

Assassin's Creed II

Taking the foundations of what was a strong concept and expanding it in every direction, Assassin's Creed II ended up defining the series. Throwing away the repetitious nature of the first game and replacing divisive protagonist Altair with the cocksure Ezio made complete, perfect sense, and carved out an iconic identity for Assassin's Creed. In fact, Ubisoft loved Ezio so much, he went on to star in a further two Assassin's Creed games.

A tale of revenge, Assassin's Creed II fully immerses you in the Renaissance period, transporting you to Florence, Venice, San Gimignano, Forli, Monteriggioni and the verdant Tuscan countryside, enveloping you in all of the art, political corruption and Machiavellian machinations of the time. It also enabled you to kill two bad guys simultaneously with dual hidden blades, had great puzzles, lost tombs to explore and more elements that mean it remains the greatest Assassin's Creed game ever made to date. Sorprendente!

Gears of War

When Gears of War landed on the Xbox 360 in November 2006, it was official, the next-generation of consoles had finally arrived. Until then there was a lot the Xbox 360 did right, but Gears of War marked the moment when people took a step back and said, “Fuck me! The future is bright!”

With stunning visuals and visceral, in-your-face combat, Gears of War is full of unforgettable moments and mechanics, from the perfect third-person cover mechanic, to the Lancer (this generation’s most iconic weapon), active reloads, and some truly spectacular scenes. Emergence Day 2006 was the birth of a classic franchise and the true beginning of the seventh generation.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

At one point the highest rated game on X360A (we gave it 99/100), The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim remains the most expansive, technically impressive, beautiful, deep and immersive experience available on the Xbox 360. It’s just staggeringly good.

Whether you’re following the main questline, joining guilds, or just wandering off the beaten path, Skyrim is crammed full of stories both authored and emergent. That developer Bethesda is able to tie all of this together within one coherent game is testament to their expertise. You get the feeling that this is the experience they’ve been striving to make for the best part of two decades. Stunning.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

When Modern Warfare arrived the military FPS was in danger of stagnating. For years it had splashed around in the puddle of WWII, retracing the same tired settings and scenarios. And then Modern Warfare came along, delivering a spectacular, memorable campaign and a hugely addictive multiplayer.

These two elements went on to define what an FPS was during the generation, leading the way for an endless line of impersonators. Campaigns stuffed with explosive set-pieces, multiplayer modes overflowing with XP, perks and ranks - everyone tried it, very few equalled it. The series may have stagnated once more, but when Modern Warfare first came out it was a revelation.

BioShock Infinite

While the original BioShock may have broken new ground in video game storytelling, for us its Infinite that did the most interesting things with the series’ core elements, delivering a brain-bending story with a cracking conclusion. There’s plenty we could write, but Dan communicated it flawlessly when he said...

“The best way to sum up BioShock Infinite is this: it can’t be faulted. At all. Not one bit. It’s not perfect, no, there’s no such thing as perfection, but it comes as close to perfection as you can get. BioShock Infinite is not only one of the best story-driven first-person games ever, it’s one of the best games I’ve ever played. Now, would you kindly go out and buy it.”





 
 

User Comments

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Comment #1 by BipolarGlenn
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 02:04:39 PM
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A good list. My personal favourites were Alan Wake, Portal 2, Bulletstorm, Tomb Raider and AC2.


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Comment #2 by SGT H0US3
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 02:12:25 PM
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Good list.....

Cant agree more about Bioshock


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Comment #3 by Games 4 Ever
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 02:45:32 PM
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There are like 3-6 I don't agree with, but where is Red Dead Redemption?


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Comment #4 by mentaljason
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 03:06:22 PM
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I like how the Gears screenshot is from the PC exclusive campaign chapter XD


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Comment #5 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 03:28:49 PM
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Well, when you included 'influence' as criteria it was obvious it was going to be a boring list. Most of the ideas these games brought to the table were done better in sequels (MW2, Brotherhood, Mass Effect 2, Gears Of War 3) but it IS the internet we're on so let's glorify the FIRST~!1

“The best way to sum up BioShock Infinite is this: it can’t be faulted. At all. Not one bit."

Mapping five different controls to the X button. (Reload, pick up item, catch item, open tear, Songbird)
Reliable pauses for loading screens IN THE MIDDLE OF FIREFIGHTS, specifically the area pictured when strafing back and forth between the main open area and the bar where you tip the hat.
Low-res textures remaining on MASSIVE objects like statues and buildings, permanently.
Games using white lines at the edge of the screen to give the impression of speed is common but BSI went stupidly overboard on the Skylines.
One-line NPCs who the just stand there doing fuck all once they've said their piece.

But as the guy in CEX said "They do a lot of great thing with the story and the narrative that you just don't see being done in other games. Like, compared to other games... the narrative...it does different things."
Thanks for the insight brah.
After bringing up it's gameplay failings he said "Well the gameplay isn't great, but the story..."
Unfortunately that last quote from the man can be used to sum up a lot of last gen titles that focused on story over that thing that makes games games, the interactivity, the gameplay.

My reaction to BSI's ending was similar to that of watching a Japanese Gameshow.
"Wow, what the fuck was that all about?" *Goes on with life*

BSI is the only game on this list that can fuck right off. If we're talking influence then surely the original Bioshock for inspiring atypical FPSs and perhaps Geometry Wars should be in we a shout with re-popularising the twin stick shooter.

5/10. ;)


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Comment #6 by mjc0961
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 03:44:44 PM
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Gears of War! Man that game was good. I'd give my left nut if they would patch in the alternate control scheme Gears 3 introduced though.

@3: I'm with you man. I'd replace GTA V with Red Dead Redemption in a heartbeat.


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Comment #7 by Halo-Link
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 04:26:08 PM
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@5
It is this kind of thinking that epitomises everything that is wrong with game journalism and criticism today. I am so tired of people whining about what ultimately amounts to trivial tech issues or minor inconveniences. Do you seriously think that the X buttons overuse was such a seriously damning flaw that it spoilt the experience ?
The vast majority of reviews basically read like check-lists with, perhaps, a vague allusion to the story but there is no real insight or exploration of its meaning and context. I do not know how can you seriously suggest that story has taken value over gameplay, it seems that games which actually explore themes and have genuine subtext are incredibly rare.
Games could be vehicles for ideas and values, comparable to cinema and literature, but instead we are bogged down by "replay-ability", "accessibility" and bitching about the quality of the textures. And people wonder why the medium is not taken more seriously....


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Comment #8 by Anthrizacks
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 04:50:54 PM
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Infinite over BioShock...no. Infinite over anything really..no


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Comment #9 by fax5jrj
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 06:37:20 PM
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This would be my list.

10. Dead Space
9. Limbo
8. Battlefield 3
7. Skyrim
6. COD4
5. Batman: Arkham Asylum
4. Portal 2
3. Fallout 3
2. Mass Effect 2
1. Halo 3

I honestly don't know how Halo 3 wasn't included. That was the best multiplayer experience of the last generation, subjectively. Objectively, it has by far the most replay value out of any game of the past generation. I'm pretty sure on some of these, it was just x360a just fanboying out over great games, that just aren't top ten list material. Oh, and...

Mass Effect 2 > Mass Effect
Portal 2 > Portal

I don't know how Portal 2 was "convoluted;" that game had a masterful story. Just because its a sequel doesn't mean it's bad.


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Comment #10 by breakin2
Friday, November 29, 2013 @ 09:44:49 PM
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No Halo of any sort? F that.


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Comment #11 by dgroberts27
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 04:57:26 AM
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Good list, except for Bayonetta. Bayonetta sucks. Here's my top 10:

Honorable Mentions: The Walking Dead, Fallout 3, El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Left 4 Dead, Mark of the Ninja, Assassin's Creed 2, Dead Space, Limbo, Braid

10. Far Cry 3
9. Red Dead Redemption
8. Borderlands
7. Batman Arkham Asylulm
6. Portal
5. Halo 4
4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
3. Skyrim
2. BioShock Infinite
1. Mass Effect trilogy


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Comment #12 by HugTheBear
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 07:13:35 AM
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Good list. Only one I haven't played is Bioshock Infinite. Gotta do that soon.

I liked Bayonetta, but I'd replace that with Borderlands.


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Comment #13 by LickableLemons7
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 09:03:24 AM
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1. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (and/or Director's Cut)
2. Beyond: Two Souls
3. BioShock and BioShock: Infinite
4. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
5. Mass Effect
6. Dead Space 2
7. Limbo
8. Telltale's The Walking Dead
9. Max Payne 3
10. Alan Wake


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Comment #14 by killa86
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 11:10:51 AM
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@13 This is a list for 360 games, so Beyond: Two SOuls and MGS 4 wouldn't be on here. I'm sure the sister site for PS trophies is doing a list for that console. Also, I think Skyrim is the best game of this generation. I loved Bioshock Infinite, but disagree with many people, including this site, on its perfect score. If anything, BS Infinite should have got a 99 and Skyrim should be sitting up with GTA5 at 100.


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Comment #15 by DwightKxSchrute
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 11:47:41 AM
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No Fallout 3, Red Dead Redemption, or Borderlands?


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Comment #16 by LickableLemons7
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 12:15:41 PM
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@14 I can still list my personal favorites in the comments. Even though Beyond and MGS4 aren't available on the 360 all should be well versed with these games regardless if you're a hardcore PlayStation fanatic or an Xbox consumer.

There is a flaw that I see with rating video games on a numerical scale. It is incredibly precise. This is incredibly taxing to take a variety of titles on one account and say, oh well this game is 1% better than this other game despite this game being a completely different genre from the other.

The 5 star scale is vastly superior to this numerical system, you can group plenty of games together without worrying about previous thoughts in retrospect. Fanboys of a certain franchise would be all like "OMG this game is 3 numbers higher than the game that came out two years ago, why?! They're too similar!" Have the both of them rated as four out of five stars then move on instead of keeping the difference seen between 83 and 86. As I mentioned. Too precise.


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Comment #17 by Miikesmama
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 12:39:35 PM
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Here's mine:

Alan Wake
Batman AA
Dead Space
Portal 2
Gears of War 3
Red Dead Redemption
GTA 5
Bioshock
Dirt 2
Racedriver Grid




Arcade:

Fez
Braid
Limbo
Plants vs. Zombies
The Walking Dead
Trials Evolution
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon
Shadow Complex


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Comment #18 by hir0 sempai
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 01:45:06 PM
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Bioshock Infinte? With its 6 vigors...looking so damn ugly on the box...You gotta be kiddin me!
This Game was the biggest disappointment in 2013 and i hate myself for paying full prize on that.
There can be only one bioshock in the list and that would be the first!


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Comment #19 by I mak3 big boom
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 02:03:36 PM
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Beyond: Two Souls has one of the most pretentious, convoluted, and confusing stories ever. The pacing is garbage and David Cage is a creep.

The only saving graces are Willem Dafoe and Ellen Page but they can't change the godawful script.

Like seriously the "infraworld"? Are you shitting me?


Seriously, If any David Cage story came out in theaters it'd get torn into pieces.


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Comment #20 by HolaOswaldo
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 03:08:37 PM
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OMG AC2 is in this list. Perfect!


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Comment #21 by sweetums36
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 04:45:19 PM
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skyrim hands down my fav :)


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Comment #22 by Jaws as Crowns
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 04:49:01 PM
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I'd replace infinite with the original.


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Comment #23 by JonnyB
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 05:43:39 PM
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Fallout 3 and Far Cry 3?


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Comment #24 by BauerPower
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 06:51:34 PM
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My list (1 being best, 2 being 2nd best etc)

10) Saints Row 2
9) Borderlands 2
8) Modern Warfare 2
7) Arkham City
6) Fallout: New Vegas
5) GTA V
4) Red Dead Redemption
3) Assassin's Creed II
2) Arkham Asylum
1) Skyrim


Close calls: Gears 3, Portal 2, The Walking Dead, Mass Effect 2, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Far Cry 3, Dead Rising


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Comment #25 by Birth Mark
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 09:03:38 PM
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No order:
Bioshock
Red Dead Redmption
Skyrim
CoD 4
Gears 2
Portal 2
GTA V
Borderlands 2
Mass Effect
Castle Crashers


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Comment #26 by cstbrophy
Saturday, November 30, 2013 @ 09:36:30 PM
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"Purer than its more convoluted sequel, Portal is perfection."

“The best way to sum up BioShock Infinite is this: it can’t be faulted. At all. Not one bit. It’s not perfect, no, there’s no such thing as perfection, but it comes as close to perfection as you can get.”


Mass Effect 2
Fallout 3
N+
Portal 2
Red Dead Redemption
Plants vs Zombies
Team Fortress 2
Starcraft 2
Braid
Just Cause 2








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Comment #27 by The Elite Elite
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 10:32:44 AM
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Interesting list. I haven't played more than half of these games, and of the four I have played, I'd agree with Mass Effect and Skyrim. Personally, I think my top ten games of this generation would go like this (in no particular order):

Mass Effect 3
Gears of War 3
Halo 4
Fallout New Vegas
Dragon Age Origins
Call of Duty Black Ops 2
Skyrim
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Halo Wars
Tomb Raider Underworld

Just my opinion.


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Comment #28 by Xrage
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 01:56:19 PM
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the only one i dont agree with is Bioshock Infinite, sure you werent underwater anymore, but still i had a repetitive been there, done that feeling. Bioshock 1 was better.



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Comment #29 by gazmaster1
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 02:20:38 PM
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The good thing about this generation is my list could change from day to day but one game is always close to my heart and that is Fallout 3. Really showed how to do a story driven open world game with no restrictions, I feel it will be the last game to truly amaze me like Mario 64, Goldeneye and Donkey Kong Country did back in the day.


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Comment #31 by lukeather
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 02:47:45 PM
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Alan Wake has to be the best game ever for me XD


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Comment #32 by Chloe Fox
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 05:13:49 PM
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Skyrim
Fallout 3
Halo Reach
Fifa 12
Soul Calibur 4
SSF4
Minecraft
Mass Effect 3


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Comment #33 by Doctor Gordon
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 05:17:41 PM
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I find trueachievements' top 10 better... (http://www.trueachievements.com/n15532/game-of-the-generation--stats-round-up.htm)


Btw i'm not gonna lie, Bioshock Infinite is definitely an UNFORGETABLE gaming experience but i still find it a bit overrated. For me, i needed less than 9 hours to complete Infinite's story playing normal and trying to find all the items and i don't really want to start a new game, and for the first one i needed like 15 hours with the same condition and after completed it once i restarted another game after and it still has a nice story.

Oh and i'm a bit sad i can't see Saints Row 2 in neither TA and 360achiev's top 10 ;_;


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Comment #34 by BlazeFlareon
Sunday, December 01, 2013 @ 05:32:09 PM
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I would replace Bayonetta with Borderlands 2. I have not played Modern Warfare or Mass Effect but i really want to. I would also include Castle Crashers, Halo: Reach and the Walking Dead.


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Comment #35 by gearsofwarfan4life
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 12:19:16 AM
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Here's my list

10. Mass Effect
9. Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
8. The Walking Dead (arcade)
7. Elder Scrolls V
6. Borderlands 2
5. Mass Effect 2
4. Tomb raider (2013)
3. Grand Theft Auto V
2. Grand Theft Auto IV
1. Gears of War (series)

Sorry for multiple sequels but I really don't play a lot of the games others have such as bioshock, red dead, fable and such. I can't rate what I have not played.


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Comment #36 by Sabre45
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 10:24:51 AM
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That's a good list. I was surprised that Alan Wake or any of the Forza or Halo games didn't make that list, however when you have hundreds of Xbox games to choose out of, I think it's safe to say this wasn't going to the easiest of lists to create.

And also, are you planning to making a arcade top 10 games list?


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Comment #37 by Palon
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 11:14:58 AM
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No Dark Souls?

Filthy Casuals.


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Comment #38 by smacd
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 12:56:11 PM
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Rock Band is missing from this list. Any Rock Band title is superior to most of the other games on that list, other than Skyrim.


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Comment #39 by Unrehearsed
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 01:16:47 PM
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This list is suprisingly good but it's missing Red Dead Redemption, Fallout 3 and Dark Souls

My favorites of the last gen:

1.) Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite
2.) Red Dead Redemption
3.) Dark Souls
4.) Skyrim, Oblivion
5.) Telltale's The Walking Dead
6.) Mass Effect Series
7.) Alan Wake
8.) Bayonetta
9.) Fallout 3
10.) L.A. Noire

Honorable Mentions are Gears of War Series, Halo 3, State of Decay, Limbo, Spec Ops: The Line, Dragon Age: Origins, Far Cry 3, Tomb Raider (2013), Borderlands 2, Arkham Series, The Witcher 2 and of course Dead Space


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Comment #41 by Darkrenegade25
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 @ 06:12:46 PM
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Bioshock? bayonetta? batman arkham asylum? mass effect? gears of war? atleast put gears 3!


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Comment #42 by Lil Frier
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 01:43:06 AM
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Pass on this list. GTA will never leave the gaming dumpster for me, I just don't think it has any real qualities worth mentioning, but that's my opinion. It's just a mash-up of a bunch of game types, but the features of those types (like the GTA driving physics) leave quite a bit to be desired. You can do a lot, but not a lot well.

Batman, I don't know. I've never played the games, not a superhero fan. It didn't seem bad at all, but that my cousin was able to beat it as quickly as he did (I think the second one?) was slightly disappointing. Of course, Skyrim (a title I love) had a similar issue, but it occurs when players skip the extra content all over the world (similar to in Batman).

I never cared for Mass Effect. I tried it once, and it didn't grab me. Then, the Online Pass happened, and I have had my EA embargo ever since (not bought a game from them in 5+ years). I know nothing about Bayonetta, and BioShock 2 is such a drag that I can't complete it to move on to Infinite.

The rest all seem good. I liked all of those games to a great degree, with Portal being iffy for my list and Assassin's Creed II likely placing behind the first one (because the redundant combat system of the series weighed the second game down for me).


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Comment #44 by Caramel Cardinal
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 06:37:50 AM
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i'd replace portal 1 with 2, portal was a great game and all and yeah there'd be no 2 without it but 2 was way way better and more fun to play over and over
never played bayonetta so that isn't on my list would probebly put dead space on there for reinventing survival horror


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Comment #45 by zIHenasIz
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 11:03:28 AM
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Disappointed at the lack of Fable 2 or 3, Red Dead & Saints Row The Third. Also, I know it clarifies it in the write up, but ME2 is way better than ME1. Without the sequels, ME1 is a decent game, while ME2 is a great game on its own, without the other game's consequences to add to the story


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Comment #46 by xplanetpiscesx
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 02:06:01 PM
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Here's mine.

10.Bioshock
9. Red Dead Redemption
8. Dead Space
7. Halo 3
6. Fallout 3
5. Dark Souls
4. Oblivion
3. Dragon Age: Origins
2. Mass Effect
1. Mass Effect 1


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Comment #47 by xplanetpiscesx
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 02:07:41 PM
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Ooops. #1 is Mass Effect 2.


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Comment #48 by elsmitmyster
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 @ 03:14:18 PM
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No way is Infinite ahead of the original Bioshock, and clearly I'm not in the minority in thinking this. Shame Left 4 Dead didn't get a mention for its multiplayer experience - the most fun I've had on 360.


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Comment #49 by Eggnogga
Thursday, December 05, 2013 @ 09:02:00 AM
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In no order: Red Dead Redemption, GTA V, Mass Effect, Dragon Age: Origins, Bioshock, Skyrim, Oblivion, Dead Space, Fallout 3, & LA Noire.


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Comment #50 by Secret 5quirrel
Thursday, December 05, 2013 @ 04:53:08 PM
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No Borderlands 2/Dead Space 1? Booooooooooo


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Comment #51 by ingliasa
Friday, December 06, 2013 @ 09:59:23 AM
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borderlands 1/2
batman 1/2
cod 4
gta 5
fallout 3
portal 2
halo 3
red dead redemption
bioshock
dead space


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Comment #52 by banej
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 09:13:28 AM
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Good list. I especially agreed on ME1, AC2, COD:MW, Batman:AA, Gears 1 and Skyrim.


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Comment #53 by immortality20
Saturday, December 07, 2013 @ 12:41:52 PM
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I actually can't complain about this list. I would have Bayonetta, Galaxy 2, Uncharted 2 and AC2 and Gears of War in my top 5.


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Comment #55 by Pink Devil Fish
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 02:34:59 AM
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AC2
Halo 3
Tomb Raider
Mass Effect 2
Castle Crashers
Gears of War 2
Skyrim
Rock Band 3
Mass Effect 3
DA Origins


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Comment #56 by THC BLUNTED
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 01:07:52 PM
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I love hack and slash games but I hated Bayonetta but thats just me.

I dont know how Halo 3 didnt make the list, it has to be on of the best games on the 360. I also really like Fallout 3, Borderlands, BF3, Red Dead Redemption, and Dishonored.


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Comment #57 by thenutman69321
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 02:43:34 PM
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Skyrim, COD, and Portal are the only 3 that even belong in the conversation of greatest of the generation. Some of these I had to do a double take and was thinking wtf. Bayonetta seriously? Gears 1 when Gears 3 was a vastly superior game? Bioshock Infinite which is easily the worst of the Bioshocks? I'd put Bioshock Infinite on one of the greatest disappointments of this generation list. Most of the rest are good games some even great but best of the generation, hell no.


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Comment #58 by Scobiwan31
Monday, December 09, 2013 @ 10:19:44 PM
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Good list, I don't agree with everything on it, I'd also have Red Dead Redemption instead of GTA V, Dead Space would have to be in there too (see ya Bayonetta). I'm reeeaaallly struggling with Bioshock Infinite though, I thought the story was made to look better than it actually was by the superb ending, I didn't find the setting as interesting or atmospheric and the supporting cast of characters and enemies were really bland (apart from the underused Songbird) compared with Bioshock. It's still a great game, just not as great nor nearly as influential as Bioshock, in my opinion.


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Comment #59 by PsychoticMunkey
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 06:12:18 PM
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I agree wit the list. I haven't played Bayonetta, but I know plenty of people who loved it. I would have liked to see Halo 3 on there. But I am pretty sure that this list is all in opinion.


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Comment #60 by Jack Frost
Wednesday, December 11, 2013 @ 10:11:39 PM
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Yeah, I'm really not sure I can agree with a "Top 10 of This Generation" list that doesn't include Red Dead Redemption or one of the Fallout games. These games would arguably make the Best Games Ever Made list and yet you didn't even give them "honorable mention" or anything.

Especially egregious when you consistently over-rate Bayonetta, GTAV and BioShock: Infinite. These are not shit games, mind you, but come the fuck on.


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Comment #62 by erveii
Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 02:09:01 AM
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i will also add dead space and red dead redemption to this list, havent played portal but it might be good.


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Comment #63 by LSTrindade
Thursday, December 12, 2013 @ 11:26:05 AM
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Yeah, Fallout 3 is WAY better than Skyrim. And i think that Half Life 2 and Halo Reach are missing.


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Comment #65 by N00delsuppe
Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 09:20:24 AM
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No Fallout, no Borderlands, no Halo, no Alan Wake... But Bayonetta?
Dafaq is this shit?! U drunk?


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Comment #66 by N00delsuppe
Saturday, December 14, 2013 @ 09:30:56 AM
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Oh, and no Forza included either... I don't think that there can be a "top 10", as there were too many great titles this last generation.
And I don't understand how GTA V got 100/100. It's great game, and i love it, but it's not a 100/100. Online puts it down to a 90/100. It's mainly boring grinding, had a horrible start and now the new DM and Race Creator fuck it up completely. There's just too many maps with 10 tanks on it.
Even in x360a's rating GTA V would only have a 92/100. It has 100/100 in 4 topics and only a 60 in the fifth.
Don't get me wrong, I love this game, but it's also a bit too hyped up..


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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 @ 06:52:52 AM
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Comment #68 by tunaleg
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 12:46:34 AM
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There is no way Infinite is better than Bioshock. Also why is there not a single xbla game on the list? Some of the best stuff comes from there.


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Comment #69 by Fire Mage
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 05:17:29 AM
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I'd have to say the following, though I haven't played GTA V yet, and we're yet to see the likes of Watch Dogs:

10) Mass Effect 2
9) Dead Space
8) Fable II
7) Gears of War 3
6) Borderlands
5) Red Dead Redemption
4) BioShock
3) Skyrim
2) LA Noire
1) Fallout 3


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Comment #70 by AliasDJA
Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 09:17:02 AM
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Yep,

I'm gonna agree with them all, and also just bought Bayonetta as i believed that Ninja Gaiden 2 was the greatest Hack n Slash - so now we will see.

If I had to tweak it by one id have to add Dead Space instead of GTA V


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Comment #71 by Venomized
Wednesday, December 25, 2013 @ 07:23:51 PM
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This list is awful. Out of all the games you guys choose? There are too many games for the top 10, u need a top 20 instead. But even the games you named, half of them shouldnt even be in the top 20.


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Comment #72 by SadisticBane
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 04:47:10 PM
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Pretty good list. For me personally, my favourites this generation has been the Mass Effect Trilogy, Bioshock 1 and Infinite, Batman Arkham Asylum and City, Portal 2 and The Walking Dead


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Comment #73 by swKarma
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 05:26:14 PM
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I made an account just to comment on this and say that it's shit Halo 3 isn't on this list. It paved the way for numerous other titles multiplayer experience and it had one of the longest life spans for a game, its been 6 years and kids still buying 50's. even if you don't like the game, you can't take away this games influence. Bayonetta, smh nobody still plays that.


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Comment #74 by JackJumpsCandle
Thursday, December 26, 2013 @ 06:01:15 PM
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The rest of the games are really spectacular, but I'm so surprised that there's no sort of Halo on the list. It could be argued that because the original Halo was on the first-gen Xbox, that it shouldn't be included, but Halo 3 was truly masterful in its story, scope and multiplayer.


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Comment #75 by rianbattle
Friday, December 27, 2013 @ 11:47:27 PM
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well, since everyone else is listing lol. in no particular order(360 only, or this would be a lot different):

Bioshock Infinite
GTA V
Skyrim
Minecraft
Tropico 4
Black Flag
Alan Wake
Batman Arkham Asylum
Halo 3
Final Fantasy XIII


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Comment #76 by BlO0DJUNKi3
Sunday, December 29, 2013 @ 09:26:12 PM
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I can't agree on:

Bayonetta - Nothing about it ever appealed to me.
Gears - It just always felt too silly in my book.
Arkham Asylum - Great game but it didn't come close to defining a generation for me.


I'd put Oblivion up with Skyrim considering it kicked off the generation for me with a super immersive world that stole hundreds of hours from me over the course of 5 years , Fallout 3 & NV for the sheer amount of hours I put in between the 2 games and Halo 3 for giving me the greatest competitive multiplayer experience, of this gen, by far.


Still a good list. Can't agree with everyone, eh?


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