5. Dragon Age: Origins 4. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword 3. Dark Souls 2. Xenoblade Chronicles 1. Final Fantasy XIII
inb4 massive hate for my favorite game of this gen being FF13.
omg what the **** is the ********* matter with you picking that ********* game as your #1 ******** top game of this ******* gen are you ******** crazy?? The ***** the matter with you!? Holy **** dude you gotta be out out your God damn mind picking that piece of **** game! Where the Hell do you get off posting that ridiculous nonsense? This is an outrage! This is rigoddamndiculous!
1: Mass Effect. Not for being a good game (though it is a great game), but for what it represents. This is the start of the first true video game saga and it shows that it is possible to make a continual and flowing narrative over a series of multiple games.
2: Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. This is the game that, for all intents and purposes, popuarlized the WRPG and showed that it was possible to have huge, massive, settings for your game and freeflowing narrative without being restricted to hardcore players. Yes, I know Morrowind and other games came 'first' but Oblivion was the game that popuarlized it.
3: Halo 3: Bringing online play to the next era and making it wildly popular.
4: Portal/Super Mario Galaxy: For pushing the boundaries of what a game can do so far that even the laws of physics can be easily bent.
5: Minecraft. A game with 0 actual challenge, no story, no goal, no nothing beyond a near-endless world for us to build on and managing to become one of the top games with JUST that! It's PC Legos.
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