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#1 Edited by NTM (8351 posts) -

When someone usually asks this, I'd imagine they'd have a list of all or at least a few to come up with, but I don't really want to do that, so I'll just skip to wanting to read what you guys think. What are your favorite ones? Sorry if this is a question that has been asked before once or more in the past. This doesn't have to be your top favorite, but it might be more interesting if you did have a definitive one. Also, if you do have a definitive favorite, why is it your favorite? What, to you, makes it better than the rest of the ones you could feel the same about? And what new game in general to come out are you most excited about?

#2 Posted by Dagbiker (7022 posts) -

Portal, but the first Idea to pop into my head was Banjo and Kazzoie. If that's any indication of my psyche.

#3 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

Do handheld games and PC games count?

#4 Posted by NTM (8351 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Yes, but it has to be games from 2005 to now.

#5 Posted by Cubical (667 posts) -

Everything new fucking sucked balls .

#6 Posted by DillonWerner (1603 posts) -

Dark Souls probably, that game has so much spunk and originality. Maybe Red Dead Redemption too, or maybe Lost Odyssey. Fuck, all three of them.

#7 Edited by BoG (5388 posts) -

Mass Effect, probably. I think it's the only new franchise of which I played every iteration.

#8 Posted by Cloudenvy (5874 posts) -


#9 Posted by Phatmac (5919 posts) -

Assassin's Creed, Mass Effect, Portal, and Gears.

#10 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19818 posts) -

@NTM: Then there's so many to list all of them I liked.

  • Ghost Trick
  • The World Ends With You
  • Ace Attorney
  • Heavy Rain
  • Catherine
  • Mass Effect
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Journey
  • Gravity Rush
  • BioShock
  • Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale
  • Portal
  • Asura's Wrath
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Souls series
  • Saints Row

Really can't choose a favorite among them, but The World Ends With You was definitely one of the most notable among them. Upcoming new IPs I'm most excited about are The Last of Us, Watch Dogs and Beyond: Two Souls.

#11 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

Souls series, Borderlands, Dragon Age and Dead Space

#12 Posted by WMWA (1219 posts) -

And Left 4 Dead

#13 Posted by StormTrooper (47 posts) -

hmmm. assassin's creed, maybe? i played a LOT of AC2 and Brotherhood.

oh, duh. borderlands. borderlands borderlands borderlands. i love it so.

i did get way into saint's row 2 and 3... but SR is no borderlands.


#14 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -


#15 Posted by BraveToaster (12636 posts) -

Bordelands, Bioshock, and Dragon Age

#16 Edited by Draxyle (1935 posts) -

Demon's Souls and Dark Souls were the games that convinced me that there's still hope for the big budget industry.

Valkyria Chronicles, for being the best thing Sega has put out in the last decade (and subsequently squandered).

Portal, because duh.

And a lot of the crazy awesome Indie games that have been pumping out, Amnesia, Bastion, Lone Survivor, even Minecraft, etc.

#17 Posted by blueinferno (480 posts) -

I can say without a doubt that Mass Effect is my overall favourite new IP from this generation. Uncharted, Assassins' Creed, and Dead Rising are a few other favourites.

#18 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5094 posts) -

Gears of War



#19 Posted by Xtrememuffinman (951 posts) -

Assassin's Creed

#20 Edited by ArtisanBreads (4677 posts) -

Assassin's Creed if I choose one. Historical fiction and endless possibilities go a long way for me.

#21 Posted by InfiniteStateMachine (222 posts) -

The souls games more than anything else

#22 Posted by AngelN7 (2999 posts) -

There's a lot man... my top #1 favorite has to be Mass Effect but I also like

  • Uncharted
  • The World Ends with you
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Assassins's Creed
  • Portal
  • Bioshock
  • Journey
  • Alan Wake
  • Dissidia Final Fantasy
  • No More Heroes

... I think is easier to say the ones I don't like but there's too many [name thing you don't like] threads already for that.

#23 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

Bastion is my favourite.

#24 Posted by Gamer_152 (14284 posts) -
  • Portal
  • Mass Effect
  • Assassin's Creed
  • Bioshock
  • Geometry Wars
  • Viva Piñata
  • Rock Band

As stuck in continuing existing franchises instead of creating new ones as the game industry sometimes seems to be, we have had some awesome new IPs this generation.

#25 Posted by TheSilentGod (183 posts) -

Mass Effect, Uncharted, Assassins Creed, Gears of War and Portal, though Bioshock comes really close.

#26 Posted by Soapy86 (2674 posts) -


Mass Effect



Assassin's Creed

and not sure if it counts, but the Arkham games.

#27 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6959 posts) -

Borderlands, Assassin's Creed, Dead Island, Portal, Dragon Age (well, the first, anyways), Uncharted, Just Cause, LittleBigPlanet, Resistance, and The Witcher, in about that order.

There are also a ton of XBLA and PSN games that deserve mention too, but all I can think of off-hand right now is Puzzle Quest, Shadow Complex, Joe Danger, and Bastion.

#28 Posted by NTM (8351 posts) -

@Soapy86: Yes, Arkham counts. If Arkham didn't then I wouldn't consider Portal to be either since it's in the same universe as Half Life.

#29 Edited by pyrodactyl (2712 posts) -

AC, mass effect, Bioshock, dragon age, demon/dark souls and BATMAN

#30 Posted by GloriousDinosaur (458 posts) -

Gears and Borderlands although I am starting to feel a serious bout of Gears fatigue. As for what I am waiting for, Dishonoured, Borderlands 2 and Htman will all be purchases for me.

#31 Posted by Nev (597 posts) -

Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Borderlands, and Dark Souls.

#32 Posted by Tomzombie (438 posts) -

Assassins Creed, Mass effect, Alpha Protacal.

#33 Posted by Sackmanjones (5204 posts) -

The top one would easily be mass effect no doubt about it. Some good runners up are the souls series, uncharted, and assassins creed series (excluding 1)

#34 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (528 posts) -

Dead Space, Uncharted, Bad Company, Valkyria Chronicles, Portal, Borderlands. Can't think of any thing else.

#35 Posted by MikeGosot (3235 posts) -
Catherine. Well, that was easy.
@DillonWerner said:

Dark Souls probably, that game has so much spunk and originality. Maybe Red Dead Redemption too, or maybe Lost Odyssey. Fuck, all three of them.

Red Dead isn't a new IP, it was the sequel to Red Dead Revolver.
#36 Posted by SlapHappyJesus (124 posts) -

Alan Wake

Metro series

Deadly Premonition


Left 4 Dead

Shadows of the Damned

Dead Space

Dragon Age (Yes. I even enjoyed Dragon Age 2. Just not as much.)

#37 Posted by SuperfluousMoniker (2907 posts) -

Vanquish, Bayonetta, and the Souls games.

#38 Posted by Jimi (1148 posts) -

Mass Effect, Bioshock, The Souls series and Assassins Creed for me.

#39 Posted by bobcat1794 (390 posts) -

Uncharted games, Mass Effect (excluding 3), Souls Series, Dead Space, The Witcher, Gears, Batman AA and AC, not sure if the Bad Company games count even though i consider them spin-offs basically. And then a shit ton of downloadables for PC, XBLA (Shadow Complex) and PSN.

#40 Edited by face15 (1368 posts) -

Assassin's Creed. Uncharted. Portal. Mass Effect.

#41 Edited by Redbullet685 (6198 posts) -

If I was just choosing one, I think I would say Bioshock. The original is my favorite game ever, and even though the second isn't too great and made me lose a bit of interest in Bioshock, Bioshock Infinite looks amazing.

Other notable IPs

  • Uncharted
  • Portal
  • Left 4 Dead
  • Assassins Creed
  • Batman: Arkham ____ (This counts, right?)
  • Rock Band
  • Borderlands

Edit: Best Downloadable IP would definitely be Bastion.

#42 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4569 posts) -

AC, Portal, Mirrors Edge, Gears of War and Dead Space oh shit I forgot about Mass Effect and Alan Wake

#43 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

There have been a bunch of new IPs I've liked this generation. :)

  • Sins of a Solar Empire
  • Left 4 Dead series
  • Portal series
  • Souls series (Demons and Dark)
  • King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame series
  • Dissidia
  • Frozen Synapse

Those are just the ones that come to mind immediately. :P

#44 Posted by ManU_Fan10ne (688 posts) -
  • Portal
  • Valkyria Chronicles
  • Resistance
  • Uncharted (which i still need to play)
  • Little Big Planet

just the ones that i can think of right now.

#45 Posted by deox (239 posts) -

Mass Effect and Portal, I think they will be that games that define this generation for me.

#46 Posted by Matthew9559 (10 posts) -

If I had to choose just one, Uncharted.

#47 Posted by Demoskinos (16315 posts) -

Dragon Age. Sure, it borrows heavily from LotR in a lot of places in its lore but it still manages to make it feel like its own world. The fact that a VERY subtle mention that Dragon Age 3 could take place in Orlais threw me into a nergasm coma. The fact that places like Orlais which has never been seen in a Dragon Age game yet is still a memorable piece of lore speaks volumes to how interesting the world and lore is. Dragon Age II took some mis-steps with some of the gameplay decisions but i still felt it was a worthy game in the series and that it also helped push Bioware into taking more direct feedback from fans on DA3.

#48 Posted by Animasta (14820 posts) -

Nier because it is the best game ever I guess

#49 Posted by _Chad (999 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 
The Arkham games. Not necessarily a new IP but first of the IP done really well. 
Mass Effect 
Alan Wake 
Saints Row 
Bethesda's Fallout

#50 Edited by Hunter5024 (6365 posts) -

To me IP means franchise, so I'd say Dragon Age, Assassins Creed, Uncharted, and inFamous (feel stupid every time I type that properly.) I say these given the context of the current generation, though I don't feel like many of these games will continue to be a strong IP moving forward. Uncharted will likely be pawned off to a lesser developer, inFamous (ugh) probably left in the dust, and Assassins Creed milked until it's dead. It still feels a little too early to say about Dragon Age though, I think what makes that game good can carry over into the next generation without anything lost, but it remains to be seen how much DA2 damaged the brand.