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#1 Posted by BeachThunder (12596 posts) -

It seems like ages since I've played something genuinely incredible; the last game I played that I would consider to be 5 stars worthy is Spelunky, which I played at the beginning of the year. Also, I mean 5 stars in your own personal opinion, not based on GB reviews (or any other reviews).

#2 Edited by Akeldama (4259 posts) -

Dark Souls 2.

#3 Posted by WickedFather (1733 posts) -

From my gaming diary 2013:

Bully - 21st Jun - Fin 27th July 2:55pm. Loved it, especially the superb finale even though it was easy. Some of the errands were a right pain like putting kids in bins and escorting Christy back to the motel. Think I enjoyed it more than Red Dead Redemption.

#4 Edited by IBurningStar (2191 posts) -

Dark Souls 2.

#5 Edited by Nodima (1319 posts) -

Grand Theft Auto V. I only log in about once a month at this point if that but I'm hotly anticipating confirmation of a PS4 edition and played through it three times (once in a three day marathon, once watching a girl I was seeing play through it over a couple months, then playing a Real World Rules play through from start to finish for the first time in a GTA game). Los Santos is an amazing, amazing, amazing place.

#6 Edited by ViciousBearMauling (1302 posts) -
Wonderful 101

#7 Edited by Krullban (1083 posts) -


#8 Posted by BaneFireLord (2969 posts) -

The Stanley Parable.

#9 Posted by Yummylee (22671 posts) -
#10 Posted by Nightriff (5489 posts) -

Replayed BioShock a few weeks back and that is still a 5 star game, again it was a replay. The last 5 star game I played that was original to me was Persona 2: Innocent Sin which I beat during January and February this year.

#11 Posted by ADAMWD (621 posts) -

Dark Souls 2

#12 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

Can't think of any FIVE STAR GAMES! Anyway, the last game I was playing was Warframe, I give it 4 stars baby.

I'm waiting patiently for this update to drop on ps4. I want that Katana I'll pay real money for it. This game needed a Katana so badly, and now I want a Samurai Warframe. I want to play a Kickass Ninja song while playing too.

Then I'm going to brutally Murder every enemy I see, just like Obito.

Poor Obito, he felt so much pain.

#13 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6510 posts) -

I'd say either Far Cry 3 or Ni No Kuni. I can't remember which I played last.

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#14 Posted by MajorMitch (576 posts) -

Dark Souls the second!

#15 Posted by khopps17 (50 posts) -

Dark Souls 2. Currently playing through The Last of Us for the first time. Both fantastic.

#16 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

Either gta5 or dark souls 2. I played both today. Don't know which was last....Hmmm, i think it was gta5.

#17 Posted by Stonyman65 (2912 posts) -

Saints Row IV.

#18 Posted by csl316 (9757 posts) -

I thought it was gonna be Infamous, but it wasn't.

Tomb Raider, then. Bioshock: Infinite and Last of Us were super good (and hell, so was Resogun). But Tomb Raider became one of my favorite games of last-gen.

#19 Edited by SlashDance (1845 posts) -

I'd say Wolf Among Us or Walking Dead S2 if they were finished but for all we know the remaining episodes could be total garbage so... I guess GTA V uh...

Man, this year has been really disappointing so far. :/

#20 Posted by Slag (5069 posts) -

Well of what I've played in the last four months

I consider Hotline Miami, L.A. Noire, The Swapper, Bioshock, Guacamelee and Rogue Legacy to be five star games.

Most aren't new releases though. Of the bunch L.A. Noire probably "wowed" me the most.

#21 Posted by handlas (2797 posts) -

Last of Us.

I'd say Infamous Second Son is close because of just how fun it is. But not quite. 4 STARS!

#22 Posted by FrankNelson (59 posts) -

Fire Emblem Awakening 3DS


#23 Edited by pyromagnestir (4344 posts) -

I think I'd give the FTL: Advanced Edition 5 stars. Maybe.

If not, then Chrono Trigger back in January.

edit: Wait... How the hell did I forget Fire Emblem Awakening? I'd give that game 5 stars. Finished it back in February.

#24 Edited by BoFooQ (757 posts) -

Spelunky is great, I'm still playing in hopes of doing everything possible. Otherwise I'm not sure, I loved SR4, and thought tomb raider and GTA were great I've been thinking about Dragon Age lately but I think they are all 4 stars. I would also throw Borderlands in there at 4, and I've never stopped playing that. I think the idea of 5 star perfect game should be held for nothing but the best.

I want to add Uncharted 2, not 1 or 3, just 2.

#25 Posted by JamesBoyce (295 posts) -

Persona 4.

#26 Posted by Shaunage (746 posts) -

Dota 2.

#27 Edited by BigJeffrey (5164 posts) -

Persona 3 Portable

#28 Posted by Corevi (5856 posts) -

Literally just started playing SMT Devil Survivor Overclocked, and that's been great for the 4 hours I've played of it. Wolf Among Us has been absolutely amazing, but obviously not finished yet. So probably Shin Megami Tensei 4 which I played over the christmas break.

#29 Posted by Animasta (14746 posts) -

Football Manager 2014.

It's literally all I've played in the past 3 weeks. I am close to 500 hours in steam and I've had it for about a month

#30 Posted by The_Ruiner (1162 posts) -

Arkham City.

#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -


So you've literally spent every waking hour playing Football Manager?

#32 Posted by wemibelec90 (1882 posts) -
#33 Posted by Professionlol (96 posts) -

Playing Persona 4 for the first time. (also my first shin megami tensei game except for my short experience with persona 1)

#34 Posted by ArbitraryWater (12258 posts) -

Probably Super Mario 3D World or A Link Between Worlds? I've played some decent games this year, but nothing that unequivocally blew my mind the same way those two games did. Might and Magic X may be the best Might and Magic game that would realistically be released in the year of our lord 2014, but it's also a bit rough in spots. The Banner Saga is beautiful and gloomy, but the seams of the combat begin to show before it ends. Bravely Default...? Well, most of that game is good before it falls off a cliff into the toilet.

#35 Posted by Animasta (14746 posts) -


So you've literally spent every waking hour playing Football Manager?

that number is definitely inflated in that I don't turn it off even when I'm watching youtube videos or getting exercise but yeah basically

#36 Posted by Aquablak (200 posts) -

Persona 4 Golden, preceded by the original Dark Souls.

#37 Edited by Neonie (438 posts) -

Dark Souls 2 (PS3) and Recettear while I'm waiting for it [DS2] to come out on PC. Both are fantastic top tier games.

#38 Posted by Video_Game_King (36271 posts) -


It's still worrying that your first priority in the morning is to turn on Football Manager.

#39 Posted by Demoskinos (15287 posts) -

Dark Souls 2

#40 Edited by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

Project Diva F 2nd (which almost immediately followed another five-star game in Lightning Returns).

#41 Posted by afabs515 (1345 posts) -

Dota 2 was most recent, but before that, Fire Emblem Awakening

#42 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6293 posts) -

2 Souls 2 Furious

#43 Posted by Steadying (1528 posts) -

Hmmm, I dunno, I rarely ever consider any game 5 stars because I let little things bug me way too much. Yeah, I literally cannot remember the last time I left a game thinking " yeah, this is pretty much perfect. "

....New Leaf, I guess?

#44 Edited by TurboMan (7822 posts) -

The Last of Us

#45 Posted by Soapy86 (2625 posts) -

Probably A Link Between Worlds.

#46 Posted by BambamCZ (149 posts) -

Persona 3 FES - And I am not really even a JRPG guy. But there is something about Megaten games and especially the Persona spin-offs that just clicked with me really well. P3 is for me the most recent game I'd give a perfect score. Finished it around october last year. Now going through Nocturne\Lucifer's Call and gotta say that this one is pretty awesome as well.

#47 Edited by bybeach (5054 posts) -

I would have to say Diablo 3. I restarted as a wizard, and am having a lot of fun. What's so beautiful is that this is just the prologue for the Reaper of Souls expansion pack. DS 2 is coming up pre-order for PC, but it is in line, now. Games of recent haven't been clicking for me, so I am glad to have one or two actually in queue

#48 Posted by coaxmetal (1667 posts) -

Gonna go with Dark Souls 2, yup. Not a hard question.

#49 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3111 posts) -


#50 Edited by Raven10 (1938 posts) -

I don't think I've played a 5 star game this year honestly. Probably my last one would be Gone Home and The Last of Us before that. But I think last year was a pretty great year. In addition to those two games I would rate Bioshock Infinite as a 5 star game and I haven't played a handful of major releases still. In 2012 I think the only 5 star game I would mention would be Journey.