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Old 30-07-2013, 12:59
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In this gen I've had a Wii and a PS3. I haven't played my Wii for about 2 and a half years but I did very much enjoy Wii Sports, Mario Kart Wii and New Super Mario Brothers Wii.

For my PS3 I've played and really enjoyed Pro Evolution Soccer (12 and 13 at least), Uncharted and Uncharted 2 (still to play Uncharted 3.

Other major highlights for me are Heavy Rain and Read Dead Redemption.

Beyond that, I can't think of anything I've really enjoyed and that's pretty poor for what, 6 years. I'm looking forward to Castle of Illusion HD though.

I really hope developers for the next gen focus on gameplay and give more games a bit of heart, but I can't see it. It'll be more military and dystopian FPSs by the bucketload I fear.
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:18
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There are many

All 3 PS3 Uncharteds
The Last of Us
Dishonoured
First couple of Assassins Creed
The Bioshocks
Killzone multiplayers
Resistance FoM and 3
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:22
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Best New IP this generation would be Uncharted and Assassins Creed, I have thoroughly enjoyed each game release in those franchise. Some more than others but even the worst of the franchise has been very enjoyable.

Best Online games this generation are Call of Duty 4 and Battlefield Bad Company 2. CoD4 was awesome at the time with its weapon unlocks and levelling up system, this coupled with the fact the game had a pretty decent community until the game became the 'in thing'. BFBC2 changed everything, the destruction added a huge element to the game and added a massive tactical element to the game (It was no longer safe to hide behind a solid wall). Vehicle play was also awesome and for me Rush was a nice throw back to TFC dustbowl.

Best network game has to be Super Stardust HD, I have played that on and off now since I purchased it in early 2008, it is the only game I have consistently returned to on a regular basis. Others network games I enjoyed would be PixelJunk Eden, Dead Nation, Journey and Flower.

Biggest surprise are The Saboteur and Alpha Protocol, both are very underrated and pretty ruff around the edges but underneath they are really good games.
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:29
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Gaming highlights have been Red Dead Redemption & The Last of Us. Also, my first real taste of online gaming was this gen with Resistancd Fall of Man, so online gaming has been a highlight in changing the way I play my games
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:54
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The dystopian FPSs are actually my highlights

Bioshock Infinite, Deus Ex:HR, Dishonoured.

But also Mass Effect 2, The Last of Us and RDR.
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Old 30-07-2013, 13:56
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Batman Games, Uncharted, New Tomb Raider and Portal 2 spring to mind.
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Old 30-07-2013, 15:18
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Playing Phantasy Star Universe online, that game had a great community. I have also loved the Sonic games that have come out, it's been great collecting all these classics again.
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Old 30-07-2013, 15:37
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Loads.

PS3: uncharted, heavy rain, killzone, the last of us, loads including psn games

360: left 4 Dead is the main one y that really stands out for me. Some others of course along with XBLA games

Multiplat so many but call of duty 4 has the best online memories for me. I was never really good but it was so much fun.
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Old 30-07-2013, 16:52
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The Last of Us
Modern Warfare 2
Black Ops
F1 2010
Fifa 12
Sonic 4

that's all I can think of
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Old 30-07-2013, 16:59
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Deus Ex: HR and XCOM: Enemy Unknown
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:04
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For me, the rise and rise of FIFA. I always suspected PES would eventually fall in quality after the PS2 days, and we'd be left with average footy games, but FIFA have stepped it up this gen with everything from FIFA 10 onwards being great. PES 6 still remains king though on all consoles.

Other stand outs for me are the Uncharted series, The Last of Us and the long awaited remake of Pokemon HeartGold (we're counting the DS as this gen right?)
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:18
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I can only think of two games this gen that i would consider highlights.

Portal 2
The Last of Us

Everything else just felt routine, including the Uncharted series. I was actually shocked when i saw what the same company did with TLOU.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:28
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Left 4 Dead - Not only was it fun to play it got me into FPS.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:30
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Left 4 Dead - Not only was it fun to play it got me into FPS.
That's the only platform exclusive game i'm peeved about missing out on.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:36
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Looking at what other have said I cant believe I over looked Red Dead. I really enjoyed that game, they got the horse riding spot on and the hunting was brilliant to the point were I spent way too much of my time in that game hunting.

The free roam online was fun and for me it has set a bar for the kind of thing I am hoping GTA5 will offer in its online free roam, the gang hideouts were great.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:42
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Another for me is seeing and experiencing how PS3s XMB and PSN and 360s dashboard and Xbox Live evolved over the years.
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Old 30-07-2013, 17:52
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Another for me is seeing and experiencing how PS3s XMB and PSN and 360s dashboard and Xbox Live evolved over the years.
Good point, the PS3 main OS is a massive feature packed improvement over the OS I first encounter when I bought my PS3 back in 2007. Does anyone remember the original web store they had

The 360 has had a few UI updates as well, I remember it started out with the Blades OS.
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:01
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COD4: Modern Warfare Multiplayer
Bioshock
The Last of US
Red Dead Redemption
GTA IV - Freeroam multiplayer was pretty good.
Heavy Rain

I'm sure there are others but they are the ones that spring to mind.
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:10
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Good point, the PS3 main OS is a massive feature packed improvement over the OS I first encounter when I bought my PS3 back in 2007. Does anyone remember the original web store they had

The 360 has had a few UI updates as well, I remember it started out with the Blades OS.
Got my first ps3 in Jan 2008. I remember things like no in game messages, no in game XMB, even no rumble in the controllers.
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:16
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even no rumble in the controllers.
I wish they had stuck to that, I loved the Sixaxis as it was so lightweight.

Rumble is so overrated IMHO.
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:25
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My highlights include:

Uncharted 1
Final Fantasy XIII-2
Sleeping Dogs
Heavy Rain (Very special indeed)
PES 2012
Ratchet & Clank:Tools of Destruction
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:28
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Mass Effect 1,2,3

EPIC!
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:30
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Old 30-07-2013, 18:36
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I think Motorstorm was the first game I really got into.

Made some great friends and had a great 2 years out of Warhawk.

Loved LBP although I did become a bit obsessed over it and spent days building levels. Great fun while it lasted though.

Other highlights were RDR, Uncharted, Infamous, Portal 2, Tomb Raider, Heavy Rain and The Last of Us.
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Old 30-07-2013, 19:09
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Highlights of this generation:

Forza Motorsport 4/Horizon
Alan Wake
Zelda Skyward Sword
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Halo 4
Fable II
State of Decay
PGR 4
Left 4 Dead 2
Bayonetta
Super Mario Galaxy 2
Metal Gear Solid 4
GTA IV
Mass Effect
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