My Top 10 Games of the 8th Generation of Gaming so far (Updated)

1. Life Is Strange

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Let's cry together! I don't care if there are hundreds of plot-holes, I don't care if the graphics are mediocre and I don't care if the writing isn't the best. Life Is Strange was one of the most emotional journeys I've been through and it made me cry like a bitch. The soundtrack is amazing, I fell in love with the characters and I think DONTNOD has beaten Telltale at their own game. "Bae > Bay" and that's all I've got to say.

2. WipEout Omega Collection

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Do remakes count? If so then this game is certainly welcome in my list. This game is a fun, fast-paced racing game that I can't seem to put down. The graphics look gorgeous and vibrant, if you're a photography bug the Photo Mode is available for use and is a great addition. Also those Zone events... oh my Lord they are amazing.

3. HITMAN 2

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HITMAN 2 is my favourite game in the franchise it used to be HITMAN (2016) but since everything from the first game is in the sequel with new and improved features, I might as well choose HITMAN 2. It's easily one of the best stealth games ever created with large levels that we can explore and plenty of ways to assassinate your target(s). Playing this game was one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had and my favourite this generation.

4. Until Dawn

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I'm not a huge Horror fan but I thought Until Dawn was an amazing journey. I loved the story, I loved the characters and the game looks gorgeous. Not many games go though development Hell and comeback a stellar product but Until Dawn has broken that stigma. I can't wait for Supermassive Games' next Interactive Cinema.

5. Marvel's Spider-Man

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This is my dream game come to life... for the most part. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero and he deserves a good video game to be played on. After many years he finally got that and although the stealth missions with Miles and MJ leave much to be desired, Spider-Man himself is a blast to play through and that's what matters.

6. Forza Horizon 4

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I love the Forza Horizon series. I think you know that by now. I honestly thought I was going to get tired of the franchise by now but the 4th game might be one my favourite Xbox One games ever. I just can't get enough of driving action I just love it so much. And yes the Showcase Events are still suffering with rubber-banding but there are less of them this game and more of the good stuff like movie stunts, street races, rally championships, weather changes that affect the world and online mayhem with friends.

7. Rise of the Tomb Raider

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There's something about this game that I just can't stop playing it until I finished it. I loved every second of the Tomb Raider reboot in 2013 and this is no different. Every gameplay element flows together nicely, I specifically loved playing Tomb Raider stealthily as just killing enemies one by one is very satisfying for me. This is a franchise that I will certainly stick with.

8. Forza Horizon 2

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I like this better than its sequel. The open world feels better here than it did in Forza Horizon 3's Australia. And while it is more of the same as the first game that's not a bad thing. It's just more free roam chaos for my friends and I.

9. Transistor

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Beautiful visuals, fantastic music, brilliant strategic gameplay and a unique story Transistor was a blissful experience I'm not into RPG games but Transistor won me over. Most people who loved (SuperGiant Games' first game) Bastion might have a slight disappointment for Transistor although those feelings didn't apply to me. I loved this game and it was one of my favourites of this generation.

10. DiRT Rally

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The past 3 DiRT games (4 if you count DiRT Showdown) were fun to play and they were great racing games but I felt like it was time for the DiRT franchise to drop the 'dude-bro' persona and go back to its professional Colin McRae roots. Oh boy did it deliver. DiRT Rally is a hard game that I can't stop playing, it's one of the most unhealthy abusive relationships I've ever had with a video game. Stockholm Syndrome is a blessing and a curse.

Honourable Mentions.

Forza Horizon 3

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I love the Forza Horizon series and while this franchise has been more of the same since 2012 there's still plenty to love about Forza Horizon 3. The game looks beautiful, the driving is still incredibly fun and there's a lot to do in Turn 10's remodelled Australia and that's not including the Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels expansion packs.

Life Is Strange: Before the Storm

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I wasn't as emotional when I was playing this game compared to my experience with the first game. But it still won me over. I loved three out of the four episodes, if episode 3 was better written than it would probably in my top 10. The soundtrack is absolutely great and I loved the characters almost as much as the first game.

Sunset Overdrive

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One of the early released games this generation but an experience that I will never forget. The Ratchet and Clank creators have given the stale Xbox exclusives line some much needed flavour. This game filled a Jet-Set-Radio-Future-shaped hole in my heart that was missing for many years.

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  • Let's cry together! I don't care if there are hundreds of plot-holes, I don't care if the graphics are mediocre and I don't care if the writing isn't the best. Life Is Strange was one of the most emotional journeys I've been through and it made me cry like a bitch. The soundtrack is amazing, I fell in love with the characters and I think DONTNOD has beaten Telltale at their own game. "Bae > Bay" and that's all I've got to say.

  • Do remakes count? If so then this game is certainly welcome in my list. This game is a fun, fast-paced racing game that I can't seem to put down. The graphics look gorgeous and vibrant, if you're a photography bug the Photo Mode is available for use and is a great addition. Also those Zone events... oh my Lord they are amazing.

  • HITMAN 2 is my favourite game in the franchise it used to be HITMAN (2016) but since everything from the first game is in the sequel with new and improved features, I might as well choose HITMAN 2. It's easily one of the best stealth games ever created with large levels that we can explore and plenty of ways to assassinate your target(s). Playing this game was one of the best gaming experiences I've ever had and my favourite this generation.

  • I'm not a huge Horror fan but I thought Until Dawn was an amazing journey. I loved the story, I loved the characters and the game looks gorgeous. Not many games go though development Hell and comeback a stellar product but Until Dawn has broken that stigma. I can't wait for Supermassive Games' next Interactive Cinema.

  • This is my dream game come to life... for the most part. Spider-Man is my favourite superhero and he deserves a good video game to be played on. After many years he finally got that and although the stealth missions with Miles and MJ leave much to be desired, Spider-Man himself is a blast to play through and that's what matters.

  • I love the Forza Horizon series. I think you know that by now. I honestly thought I was going to get tired of the franchise by now but the 4th game might be one my favourite Xbox One games ever. I just can't get enough of driving action I just love it so much. And yes the Showcase Events are still suffering with rubber-banding but there are less of them this game and more of the good stuff like movie stunts, street races, rally championships, weather changes that affect the world and online mayhem with friends.

  • There's something about this game that I just can't stop playing it until I finished it. I loved every second of the Tomb Raider reboot in 2013 and this is no different. Every gameplay element flows together nicely, I specifically loved playing Tomb Raider stealthily as just killing enemies one by one is very satisfying for me. This is a franchise that I will certainly stick with.

  • I like this better than its sequel. The open world feels better here than it did in Forza Horizon 3's Australia. And while it is more of the same as the first game that's not a bad thing. It's just more free roam chaos for my friends and I.

  • Beautiful visuals, fantastic music, brilliant strategic gameplay and a unique story Transistor was a blissful experience I'm not into RPG games but Transistor won me over. Most people who loved (SuperGiant Games' first game) Bastion might have a slight disappointment for Transistor although those feelings didn't apply to me. I loved this game and it was one of my favourites of this generation.

  • The past 3 DiRT games (4 if you count DiRT Showdown) were fun to play and they were great racing games but I felt like it was time for the DiRT franchise to drop the 'dude-bro' persona and go back to its professional Colin McRae roots. Oh boy did it deliver. DiRT Rally is a hard game that I can't stop playing, it's one of the most unhealthy abusive relationships I've ever had with a video game. Stockholm Syndrome is a blessing and a curse.