History of Launch Line-ups. Just for fun.

#1SupaShigPosted 11/15/2013 11:31:40 AM(edited)
Posted this over on the PS4 board, thought someone might be interested in it here so I'm bringing it over.

Decided to do some digging on the past gen or two to see what I found for launch line-up quality and thought I'd share my findings. I'll be looking at what launched with the system and how they rate compared to ps4.

Xbox 360:
Call of Duty 2 - 89
Condemned: Criminal Orgins - 81
Perfect Dark Zero - 81
King Kong - 80
Kameo - 79
Quake 4 - 75
Gun - 75
Ridge Racer 6 - 74
Amped 3 - 72

Okay, I'm gonna stop right there for a minute. Really? King Kong the game? 80???? Have ratings changed that much? Or did I miss a decent launch game somehow? And is Perfect Dark Zero really an 81??

PS3:
Resistance: Fall of Man - 86
Call of Duty 3 - 80
Ridge Racer 7 - 80
Marvel Ultimate Alliance - 78
Need for Speed: Carbon - 75
Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - 58
Genji: Days of the Blade - 55

Compared to the PS4 launch, PS3 seems fairly similar, seen below.

PS4:
Battlefield 4 - 87
Assassins Creed 4 - 82
Resogun - 82
Need for Speed: Rivals - 79
Call of Duty: Ghosts - 78
Killzone: Shadow Fall - 74
Knack - 59

I can't see the XBOne getting much better scores than the PS4 launch. DR3 might surprise me but I'm unsure as of now. The thing that really stands out to me was that 360 launch. I remember buying one on launch and I see why! The thing came out of the gates guns blazing.

And now for some more current gen fun, how about the Wii U? Notorious for its 'Horrible Launch', lets see how it stacks up.

Wii U:
Assassins Creed III - 85
Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition - 85
New Super Mario Bros. U - 84
Call of Duty: Black Ops II - 81
Sonic Racing - 78
ZombiU - 77
Nintendo Land - 77
Ninja Gaiden 3 - 69
Warriors Orochi 3 - 64

Actually looking back on WIi U, It really didn't have that bad of a launch. Why was it hated so much? Oh well.

I was gonna go back to PS2 and Xbox but this is getting really long so I'm going to cut short.

Edit: Adding PS2 and XBox before my hour is up

PS2:
SSX - 93
DOA2: Hardcore - 91
Tekken Tag Tournament - 85
Timesplitters - 81
Armored Core 2 - 78
Midnight Club: Street Racing - 78
Ridge Racer V - 78
Unreal Tournament - 77
Dynasty Warriors 2 - 75
Summoner - 74
X-Squad - 64
Eternal Ring - 62
Orphen: Scion of Sorcery - 54

Xbox:
Halo: Combat Evolved - 97 (All hail the king)
Dead or Alive 3 - 87
Project Gotham Racing - 85
Oddworld: Munch's Oddysee - 80
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2X - 78
4x4 EVO 2 - 69
AirForce Delta Storm - 61
#2NavarexPosted 11/15/2013 11:07:53 AM
ahhh, you cut out the good part lol. but this is interesting none the less
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#3bessy67Posted 11/15/2013 11:09:58 AM
I'd say Forza has a darn good chance of being the first launch game to get a Metacritic average over 90 (or at least first over 90 for the consoles shown there)
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#4odogs4Posted 11/15/2013 11:13:12 AM
Oh the memories. My first console that I got at launch was the 360 and I bought quake 4, perfect dark, nba 2k, and project gotham. That was some fun times. Me and my friends actually played perfect dark online for a few weeks straight. It was fun at the time but different . Also project gotham was a fun racing game.
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#5SupaShig(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 11:19:12 AM
Okay, I had to do it.. Here is PS2. Wow.

PS2:
SSX - 93
DOA2: Hardcore - 91
Tekken Tag Tournament - 85
Timesplitters - 81
Armored Core 2 - 78
Midnight Club: Street Racing - 78
Ridge Racer V - 78
Unreal Tournament - 77
Dynasty Warriors 2 - 75
Summoner - 74
X-Squad - 64
Eternal Ring - 62
Orphen: Scion of Sorcery - 54
#6Juzten76Posted 11/15/2013 11:21:31 AM(edited)
My first launch console was the Dreamcast and there was no shortage of good games for that launch.

AeroWings
AirForce Delta
Blue Stinger
Expendable
Flag to Flag
The House of the Dead 2
Hydro Thunder
Monaco Grand Prix
Mortal Kombat Gold
NFL 2K
NFL Blitz 2000
Pen Pen TriIcelon
Power Stone
Ready 2 Rumble Boxing
Sonic Adventure
Soulcalibur
TNN Motorsports Hardcore Heat
Tokyo Xtreme Racer
TrickStyle
#72kAddictPosted 11/15/2013 11:19:46 AM
For xbox 360 you forgot project Gotham racing 3 and geometry wars.
#8SupaShig(Topic Creator)Posted 11/15/2013 11:20:58 AM
2kAddict posted...
For xbox 360 you forgot project Gotham racing 3 and geometry wars.


Yeah, was just trying to add a handful. They did pretty decent too I think. My 360 list wasn't lacking impressive titles though :)
#9bessy67Posted 11/15/2013 11:21:16 AM
2kAddict posted...
For xbox 360 you forgot project Gotham racing 3 and geometry wars.

And wasn't Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter a launch game too? Or did that come out a bit later?
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#10cruelbirdPosted 11/15/2013 11:21:37 AM
The only thing that bothers me about the PS4 launch is that Sony's 2 big first party games are dead last vs. multiplatform games that already have a bigger audience on PS3/360.

I'm expecting Forza and DR3 to do well as launch games (score-wise). MS always has cool launches, even though I didn't like the 360 when it was first released.

Any theories to why Sony always launches with sub-par games and then picks up the slack later on?
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