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#1 Edited by Cubidog1 (211 posts) -

your favorite game of all time? I'm sure somebody has done this before, but I just got the idea and decided to see how diverse your opinions are. Also your favorite game of all time could be a game that came out this generation. My favorite game this generation and of all time is Minecraft. I've probably spent more time with this game than any other game ever, even though I have only had it for a year. The things that have been done in Minecraft astound me, from devices like elevators to creating Columbia from Bioshock Infinite. Thats why Minecraft is my favorite game: I can do whatever I want. If I ever got bored, I could just download a mod or texture pack too.

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19158 posts) -

Is generation divided by time or by console?

#4 Edited by laserbolts (5309 posts) -

This generation would probably be dark souls but as for all time? Not sure if I can answer that right now. I really loved world of warcraft but its hard to say.

#5 Posted by msavo (7522 posts) -

These games change all the time, ask me tomorrow and they could be different. Today let's say current generation No More Heroes and all time Super Mario Bros 3.

#6 Posted by Cubidog1 (211 posts) -

I mean console generation. Like this generation is XBOX 360, Wii, DS, etc.

#7 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19158 posts) -

@Cubidog1: So then the 3DS and Vita are next generation platforms? Alright.

Favorite game this generation: The World Ends With You (or Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney)

Favorite game of all time: Persona 3 FES

#8 Edited by Cubidog1 (211 posts) -

Oh a fellow Phoenix Wright fan. I never played The World Ends With You or any of the Persona games though. And yes I consider the Vita and 3DS next gen platforms.

#9 Posted by TheRowGow (44 posts) -

This current generation would probably be Mass effect 2 for me personally, the game just had me completely hooked. As far as all time goes I have to go with Final Fantasy 8 (which most people tend to find rather bemusing).

#10 Posted by TentPole (1858 posts) -

Dark Souls and Resident Evil 4.

#11 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

This generation: Mass Effect 2

All Time: Persona 4 or Shadow of the Colossus. Maybe Chrono Trigger.

#12 Edited by Animasta (14460 posts) -

Favorite game of this generation: Nier

Favorite game of all time: NIER

#13 Edited by kurtbro900 (116 posts) -

Favorite this generation is Uncharted 2. Favorite all time is Ocarina of Time because I'm blinded by nostalgia (not that the game isn't amazing, though).

#14 Posted by johnbakosh (111 posts) -

This gen - dragon age or mass effect
All time- too many to choose, but maybe world of Warcraft or Alien vs predator 2

#15 Posted by FirebirdINF (271 posts) -

The Assasin's Creed series. Specifically 1 and 2

#16 Posted by PixelPrinny (1030 posts) -

This generation, my faves would be Valkyria Chronicles, Atelier Rorona, Bayonetta, and SSFIV

All-time would be Xenogears and Final Fantasy VI

#17 Posted by WilltheMagicAsian (1543 posts) -

Quake Live

#18 Posted by Dixavd (1136 posts) -

This Generation: Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

All time: Final Fantasy X

#19 Posted by nintendoeats (5975 posts) -

Current Gen: That's a toss up between Bastion and GTA IV. I really can't decide between the two. Give it a few years, then I'll be able to sort them out.

All Time: Super Mario 64

#20 Edited by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
#21 Posted by ShaggE (5987 posts) -

Current Gen (subject to change as I think about it more): Bayonetta.

All Time: Rise of the Triad or The Neverhood (I love them equally). Admittedly, my love for ROTT is 60% nostalgia, but it's a hell of a game just the same.

#22 Posted by Donkeycow (550 posts) -

It's gotta be Fallout 3.... that game.... that game...

#23 Posted by BeachThunder (11265 posts) -

The only 2 current gen consoles, so far, are the 3DS and Vita, and PC doesn't have generations - so I guess my favourite would be Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars.

All time: Braid.

#24 Posted by Dom (436 posts) -

Current Gen: Demon's Souls

#25 Posted by MonetaryDread (1955 posts) -

This generation: Fallout 3 or Disgaea 2 on PSP

Of all TIme: Damn, don't have one. I have put the most hours into Disgaea 2 on PSP though. I'm just shy of 500 at the moment and I still am working on my ultimate team.

#26 Posted by SSValis (1136 posts) -

Skyrim followed by the first Modern Warfare

#27 Posted by tranquilchaos (570 posts) -

Current Gen: Skyrim 
All Time: Chrono Trigger

#28 Posted by Bulby33 (521 posts) -

Current generation: Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (X360)

All time: Paper Mario (N64).

These are my favorites but they aren't necessarily the best games.

#29 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

this game and that game

#30 Edited by pw2566ch (480 posts) -

My favorite game of all time would be Metal Gear Solid. It was the first game I've played on the Playstation.

However, for this generation it would be both Heavenly Sword and Enslaved Odyssey to the West. Ninja Theory always has a way to keep the cinematic's so awesome and the story is very compelling. I did not hate a single minute of those games. I should also point out that the music in games is the number one thing to keep me interested in a game. Like that one scene in Final Fantasy X-2 when Yuna was singing that song in the Thunder Plains. Made me cry damn it.

#31 Posted by 71Ranchero (2580 posts) -

Dark Souls for this gen and Shenmue II for all time.

#32 Posted by whyareyoucrouchingspock (976 posts) -

Within this generation Shogun 2. All time Halflife (1).

#33 Edited by devilzrule27 (1235 posts) -

Mass Effect 1 or Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time.

#34 Posted by Nightriff (4349 posts) -

Current Gen: MGS4

All Time: Eternal Darkness

#35 Posted by believer258 (11048 posts) -

My favorite game of all time, hands down, is Super Metroid. It's the game that solidified my interest in gaming and drew me in like no other game before had.

This generation, though, is a bit trickier. Portal 2 is a great contender. I have no personal complaints about it. It's one of the few shining examples of positively amazing writing and dialogue in games, and the story is top-notch and well-done to boot. Its pacing is perfect, its puzzles are intriguing, and its atmosphere is engaging. But I hesitate to call it my favorite game of this generation. I've only beaten it once and I actually didn't play it all at once. I picked it up every now and then over the course of a few months before actually beating it, so something about it kept me from really wanting to play it for hours on end.

Dead Space 2 is another great contender, but again I'm quite wary of saying it's my favorite of this generation. Its gameplay and presentation are both top-notch and its dialogue is also quite well written. Its storyline, though, left me with more questions than answers and there's no sign of a third game yet. Its atmosphere is pretty good, though it almost completely eschews the horror atmosphere of the first game for a more action-y atmosphere - think the Alien-Aliens progression here. But some parts of the game annoy me and there are some crazy difficulty spikes in the latter half of the game, like they didn't have quite enough time to get it perfectly right.

Call of Duty 4 is also quite a contender. I don't think any other game balances its story and its gameplay so perfectly. Neither ever takes precedence over the other and it serves to make one of the best FPS campaigns of all time. Unfortunately, it's far too short and has less player agency than I would like, so I can't really name it either.

I'm also tempted to say Skyrim, but then I feel that its quests aren't as good as Oblivion's. The game feels less like a world and more like a to-do list at times, especially the Civil War quest which should have been much better. I also find the Companions quest to be downright bad, it never feels involving and just ends. It's then weird when you have many different honorary titles but people still treat you like they did in the beginning of the game.

Halo 3 is pretty far up there, but at least one level sucks pretty badly. Its multiplayer is what kept me coming back to it. In fact, I think I'll just nominate Halo 3. I can name some problems with it but I remember finally putting it down because I got tired of playing it sometime in 2009. And I still bring it out every now and then for old times' sake. Yeah, I'll say it.

#36 Posted by BaneFireLord (2878 posts) -

Oblivion and Oblivion.

#37 Posted by Azteck (7447 posts) -

Assassin's Creed 1-2 and Mass Effect 1.

#38 Posted by DillonWerner (1521 posts) -

This Generation: Mass Effect or Oblivion

All Time: Jak 3

#39 Posted by pweidman (2215 posts) -

Mass Effect 2 for this gen. And for all time maybe Halo CE for sentimental reasons mostly.

#40 Posted by MikeGosot (3227 posts) -
@AhmadMetallic said:
this game and that game
Battlefield 3 and Max Payne? I'm guessing here.
#41 Edited by whyareyoucrouchingspock (976 posts) -

@believer258 said:

Call of Duty 4 is also quite a contender. I don't think any other game balances its story and its gameplay so perfectly.

Really? In Call Of Duty you walk in a line, shoot walk-a-moles then watch a scripted sequence. It's pretty inferior to Halflife.

#42 Edited by Aronman789 (2674 posts) -

All Time: Morrowind

This gen: Saints Row 3

I guess, not really a man to pick favorites.

#43 Posted by believer258 (11048 posts) -

@whyareyoucrouchingspock said:

@believer258 said:

Call of Duty 4 is also quite a contender. I don't think any other game balances its story and its gameplay so perfectly.

Really? In Call Of Duty you walk in a line, shoot walk-a-moles then watch a scripted sequence. It's pretty inferior to Halflife.

Yes, I would say that Call of Duty is pretty inferior to Half-Life. But other than expansion packs (episodes), a Half-Life game didn't come out this gen.

In the meantime, Call of Dutys 2 and 4 are fairly open compared to their successors. They aren't even as open as, say, Halo, but you seem to be looking at CoD4 through MW3's glasses. The formula's the same, but it was much better and more open then. Besides, I do believe that I mentioned the limited player agency in my post, a fact you seem to have missed.

#44 Edited by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

It's a 3-way tie between Bioshock, Mass Effect 2, and Skyrim. I've put way too much time into all of those games.

Runner up would have to be Mass Effect, which I've played through 3 times. For some reason.

All-time is a tough one. But I guess if I had to pick, I'd say Super Metroid.

#45 Posted by TheSilentTruth (1105 posts) -

Current: Skyrim
All time: Devil May Cry 3

#46 Posted by Soapy86 (2597 posts) -

My all-time favorite game is probably a tie between Morrowind and Majora's Mask.

My favorite from this generation is Mass Effect (trilogy).

#47 Posted by Cloudenvy (5890 posts) -

Uncharted 2, Red Dead Redemption or Bioshock.

No clue about my all time favorite, I'd probably give a different answer everytime you asked me.

#48 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -
@MikeGosot said:
@AhmadMetallic said:
this game and that game
Battlefield 3 and Max Payne? I'm guessing here.
Yes. Thanks for making me indirectly answer a question that I deliberately ignored! 
Anyway, good guessing, here's a Battlefield cookie for you: 
#49 Posted by StarvingGamer (7568 posts) -

Current Gen - Starcraft 2: Wings of Liberty
All-Time - Final Fantasy Tactics

#50 Posted by lund218 (15 posts) -

Current Gen - Skyrim

All-Time - Dark Cloud 2 (Nostalgic reasons)