Top Ten Favorite Video Games.

Okay so I like writing, I like video games, and I like lists, so I thought, “why don’t I make a top ten video games list?”. So I did and here it is.

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10. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots.

Available for: PlayStation 3.

I’m not going to claim that I understood what was going 100% of the time but that doesn’t mean that it was a great game with great story. And a couple of those boss fights were amazing!

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9. Red Dead Redemption.

Available for: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

The story wasn’t as good as GTA 4‘s but the amazing gameplay made up for it. Going around on my horse shooting bad (or good) guys in slow-motion is a ride that I would be glad to take again.

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8. Portal.

Available for: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC.

This game is one of few that HAS to be played. In fact, if you haven’t played it yet leave and go play it, when your done you can come back and finish the list.

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7. Grand Theft Auto 4.

Available for: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.

This monster of a game has so much in it that only a tiny fraction of the time you play it well be spent playing the amazingly funny and well written story. It also features one of my favorite levels in any game (the bank robbery mission).

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6. Heavy Rain.

Available for: PlayStation 3.

This game/movie is so good and compelling that I played two or three times in a row without stopping to anything else. If you’ve ever loved a movie, a video game, heck! even a book, you need to experience Heavy Rain.

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5. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.

Available for: Wii, and GameCube.

Arguably the Wii‘s best game, Twilight Princess is a modern masterpiece. Between side quests, main quests, dungeons, and turning into a wolf it might be hard to decide what to do but whatever you choose you’ll have fun.

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4. Bioshock.

Available for: PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.

Rapture is a chilling and disturbed place. Strange creatures in diving suits wander around moaning like whales while little girls with giant syringes hold their hands. At first you think that the story is about the character that you move about with your joysticks. But then realize it’s about a much different character, the character…of Rapture.

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3. Assassin’s Creed 2.

Available for: PlayStation 3, PC, and Xbox 360.

Better than the first and third, Assassin’s Creed 2 hit the sweet spot. The missions were fun, the story good, platforming was still fun, the weapons are better, the graphics are better. Assassin’s Creed 2 is in short, an amazing game.

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2. Gears of War 2.

Available for: Xbox 360.

Gears of War 2 is the game that I have put the most money into, probably the most time into (Modern Warfare 2 may hold that claim), and, as cheesy as it may sound, the most love into. Gears of War 2 beat the first of the list because of: better graphics, Horde mode, better levels, better multiplayer, more world lore, more weapons, and more enemies. While the first one may have had a better story all of the above grant it my number two award. I look forward to my next outing with Delta Squad this fall with bated breath.

And now, finally, I give you, my number one game…

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1. Mass Effect 2.

Available for: Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3.

Bioware has always been known for great games with great stories, but with the Mass Effect series they went above and beyond that. They created a universe that could rival Star Wars, StarGate, Star Trek, or any other epic sci-fi dramas own universe. That created a cast of characters that are not only memorable but ones that you grow attached to and care for.
The first Mass Effect was a good game. The story of Commander Shepard hunting down Saren has compelling to play and watch. But when it came to gameplay it lost some of its steam. Between; chubby and crowded menu screens just to equip your cool new weapon, the not terrible but not good gunplay, and the powers that were just not worth using–there was a smorgasbord of things to pick at and complain.
And then came Mass Effect 2.
Improving everything possible–from combat, to weapons menus–Mass Effect 2 is clearly the superior of the two Mass Effect‘s. The story was bigger and riskier. The combat was more fluid–it feels more like Gears of War then it does Mass Effect 1. There’s more characters. There’s more, better, and easier to use powers. And, there was more to lose, because for those of us who played through the first it let you bring over you old character (and all of their choices) into the new game. Old friendship were rekindled, old rivalries were reboiled. Any body who died in the first stayed dead in the second. Even certain missions continued in to the second. But most of all, your version of Commander Shepard was brought into the second Mass Effect.
The only thing to complain about Mass Effect 2  is that were going to have to wait until holiday 2011 to be able to continue our quest against the Reapers.

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Posted on April 26, 2011, in GameCube, Lists, PC, PS3, Video Game, Wii, Xbox 360 and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. now this is the kind of post I’m talking about!
    It got very deep towards the end. Makes me want to play mass effect 2, but better then gears 2? hmm…

  2. oh, and I’ve found people love pictures, this presentation is a step ahead of the angry birds review, keep it up.

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