Discussing: The Best Games of This Generation

When I think of the best games that came out this generation, that is to say between the end of 2005 to now, four titles immediately come to mind: Castle Crashers, Braid, Rock Band and Batman: Arkham Asylum. These games are great examples of fun experiences that also pushed what a game could be. Castle Crashers showed how good downloadable titles could be, Braid is the greatest example of what the indie art game community could do, Rock Band created a brand new kind of experience for video games and Batman: Arkham Asylum showed that license games could not only be good but amazing.

Now I will say that there are some games that many consider to be one of the best of the generation that I have not gotten to. For example, Mass Effect 2, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, BioShock, Borderlands (though I am kind of playing that right now), and Uncharted 2. Others I have played and either don’t see what the big deal is or don’t like it so much as to call it game of the generation. Again, for example, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Portal, Bastion, Super Meat Boy, Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Tomb Raider.

So I want to know what games you consider to be the best of this generation and why. Now I want to be clear. Although I don’t think the first Modern Warfare is one of the best games of the generation, I do think it’s the most influential. It dictated what big budget games are this generation. You can’t deny the impact that game has had. So really think about it. I want what you think are the best games of this generation, not the most influential. They can be both great and influential but they need to be great above all else. Let me know in the comment section below!

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