Recommendations for these listed genres?

Yeah it’s another blog about me asking the Giantbomb community about some games that are worth playing or not. I write these blogs because quite frankly, what I know about the gaming industry is outdated. I haven’t being track of the latest gaming industry since the beginning of 2011. There is a reason why that happened. I got distracted by the comics, school, life, but mostly dealing with some betrayal with some friends. The ladder kept me distracted for a while and some things that I liked to do on my free time started to lose my interest. Unfortunately, the part of me that played video games for fun started to lose my interest. That part of me eventually returned when I played Mortal Kombat (2011) and since then I’ve been trying to keep up on the latest on gaming. Sadly, school had taken up a lot more of my time then I wanted to so I had to focus on that. Now that I’m done with school for the time being, I want to do some catching up.

I know a ton of good games have been released within recent years and I want to know which games are worth playing in certain genres. Here’s what I mean. I like fighting games and I know there have been a number of good fighting games like Mortal Kombat (2011), Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl that are worth playing. So I’m hoping that the Giantbomb community can give me some kind of idea on what’s good and bad in the following genres.

  1. Action
  2. Action-Adventure
  3. Role Playing Games
  4. Stealth
  5. Shooters
  6. Platformers
  7. Hack and Slash
  8. Beat’em Up
  9. Fighting Games
  10. Racing
  11. Sand-box or Open World Games, whatever you prefer to call it.

I know that I’m asking a lot with this and my previous Final Fantasy Blog but any input would be greatly appreciated.

19 Comments
19 Comments
Posted by saoakden

Yeah it’s another blog about me asking the Giantbomb community about some games that are worth playing or not. I write these blogs because quite frankly, what I know about the gaming industry is outdated. I haven’t being track of the latest gaming industry since the beginning of 2011. There is a reason why that happened. I got distracted by the comics, school, life, but mostly dealing with some betrayal with some friends. The ladder kept me distracted for a while and some things that I liked to do on my free time started to lose my interest. Unfortunately, the part of me that played video games for fun started to lose my interest. That part of me eventually returned when I played Mortal Kombat (2011) and since then I’ve been trying to keep up on the latest on gaming. Sadly, school had taken up a lot more of my time then I wanted to so I had to focus on that. Now that I’m done with school for the time being, I want to do some catching up.

I know a ton of good games have been released within recent years and I want to know which games are worth playing in certain genres. Here’s what I mean. I like fighting games and I know there have been a number of good fighting games like Mortal Kombat (2011), Street Fighter 4, and Super Smash Bros. Brawl that are worth playing. So I’m hoping that the Giantbomb community can give me some kind of idea on what’s good and bad in the following genres.

  1. Action
  2. Action-Adventure
  3. Role Playing Games
  4. Stealth
  5. Shooters
  6. Platformers
  7. Hack and Slash
  8. Beat’em Up
  9. Fighting Games
  10. Racing
  11. Sand-box or Open World Games, whatever you prefer to call it.

I know that I’m asking a lot with this and my previous Final Fantasy Blog but any input would be greatly appreciated.

Edited by PixelPrinny

1. Dead Space 2

2. Uncharted 2

3. Skyrim

4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (cept for the godawful boss fights)

5. Call of Battlefield: Modern Company 3: The Line.

6. Rayman: Origins

7. Diablo 3... I guess. The interest of it died really quickly for me, but I still enjoyed the first playthrough.

8. Bayonetta (this could go in action, but whatever, it kinda fits here)

9. Super Street Fighter IV

10.Saints Row 3

Edit: Super Street Fighter V isn't out yet, whoops.

Posted by ImmortalSaiyan

1. Bayonetta

2. Uncharted 2

3. Dark Souls, Lost Odyssey.

4. I have no idea. Amnesia seems like a good game but I have not played it.

5. Vanquish

6. Super Mario Galaxy and the sequel. If 2D is more your thing, Super Meat Boy.

7. Not sure what you mean by this.

8. The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

9. King of Fighters 13

10. I'm not a big racing game player but hear good things about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

11. Deadly Premonition.

Posted by DoctorDanger99

drop everything and play dragons dogma,max payne 3 and ultimate marvel vs capcom!

Posted by biggiedubs

1. Shadows of The Damned

2. Ico

3. Persona 4

4. Metal Gear Ac!d 2 (I think this might be cheating though)

5. Ikaruga / Jamestown / Left 4 Dead (depending on your interpretation of 'shooters')

6. Where is My Heart? (for Vita / PS Mini)

9. Super Street Fighter IV

10. Dirt Showdown

11. GTA San Andreas

Don't really want to / know enough to answer to answer with full assurance.

Edited by fox01313

Most of these are pretty good & would like to add Just Cause 2 for sandbox as it's a runner up after Saints Row3 and Mortal Kombat9 for the fighting game. As for Diablo3, try Diablo2, Sacred2 or Titan Quest as Diablo3 just seems far too short & possibly incomplete (as it was sent out minus a lot of things like pvp & who knows what else before even an expansion).

Edited by NerdOnAWire
Posted by mosespippy

The answer to 1, 2, 3, 7 and 11 is Dark Souls. Maybe for 9 as well if you want to spec a PVP build.

Posted by DeF

the way this thread is going you'll end up with recommendations for every decent game released this gen lol

Posted by Zenogiasu

Hey man, welcome back to the gaming world!

I've altered the categories a bit, but I'm hoping you find these recommendations useful. My personal favourites in bold. They're all from 2011/2012.

  1. Action/3rd Person Shooter - Dead Space 2, Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
  2. Action-Adventure/Sandbox - inFamous 2, Assassin's Creed: Revelations, Batman: Arkham City, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  3. Western Role Playing Games - Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age II, Dark Souls, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  4. Japanese Role Playing Games - Radiant Historia, Pokemon Black/White, Xenoblade Chronicles
  5. Stealth - Deus Ex: Human Revolution (though this can be classified as an RPG or shooter as well)
  6. Shooters - Killzone 3, Battlefield 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  7. Platformers - Portal 2, Catherine, Limbo, Super Mario 3D Land
  8. Hack and Slash/Beat'em Up - Diablo III, Crimson Alliance, Bastion
  9. Fighting Games - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  10. Racing - *shrug*
Edited by saoakden

@PixelPrinny & @ImmortalSaiyan & @Ravenlight & @DoctorDanger99 & @biggiedubs & @fox01313 & @NerdOnAWire & @mosespippy & @Psykhophear & @DeF & @Zenogiasu: I really don't want to do another epic reply with this blog because some the games you guys or girls, in case any of you happen to be female, have mentioned a few times and I think it be redudent to put the same thing twice so I'll put it once. Bayonetta, Legend of Zelda: Sklyward Sword, Mortal Kombat 9, Assassin's Creed, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2, Pokemon Black and White and No More Heroes I can safetly say I have played and have love those games. As for other games that were mentioned like Dead Space, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Deus Ex: Killzone 3, Battlefield 3 Portsl 2, Diablo III Uncharted, The Elder Scrolls, Rage, and all the other games that were mentioned I will have to look more into and check out. I like what you guys or girls, once again just incase any females commented on this thread, have put down. Its nice because it gives me a general idea on what to look for. I hope more fellow giantbomb users will give some input but in the meantime, Thanks fellow giantbomb users for the input!

Edit: Also, if anyone wants to put some games down the categroies a bit, feel free to do so. The catergories or genres I listed are just a general idea on what I'm looking for. If someone comes up with an RPG/Shooter like Borderlands feel free to do so. Mix and Match and see where it goes. I got a feeling that there are sure to be some good games to pop up.

Posted by JackOhara

You should probably drop everything else and let Dark Souls consume you

Posted by saoakden

@JackOhara: I saw the gameplay for it and it looks epic and challenging. I'll be sure to pick it up.

Posted by JackOhara

@saoakden said:

@JackOhara: I saw the gameplay for it and it looks epic and challenging. I'll be sure to pick it up.

Posted by saoakden

@JackOhara: I saw the video and thought wow that looks insane. Sign me up!

Posted by Suoritus

Action-adventure: I throughly enjoyed Mass Effect series, grab it, I still haven't played number three, but I'm sure it'll be fine as well.

Platformer: Rayman origins was the best mainstream platformer I've played.

Posted by saoakden

@PixelPrinny: Did you combine the names of two games on number 5?