Top 10 of Last Generation #3
We’re back after a bit of a hiatus as we debated for hours which games to include in our official top threes! If you’re just joining us just now make sure you check out: ‘Number 10‘, ‘Number 9‘, ‘Number 8‘, ‘Number 7‘, ‘Number 6‘, ‘Number 5‘ and ‘Number 4‘ first! The COGconnected team has already touched on a massive number of amazing games.
Gaming has come a long way since the days of the Commodore 64, the Colecovision, the NES and the Dreamcast. If you grew up playing games from these generations long passed you likely feel an overwhelming strike of nostalgia when you think back to them. For a whole new generation, they’re able to look back on the games from last generation with a certain amount of reverence and we thought it would be fun to get some of the COGconnected team on board for their own top ten of last gen. 12 members of COGconnected assembled all their top ten games from the era of the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and the Wii. We’re counting them all down and today we dive into number 4! See who you match up with in the great Top 10 of Last Gen Countdown!
Shawn Petraschuk (Executive Editor) – BioShock Infinite
I absolutely adored the first BioShock when it was released. It felt very much ‘brand new’ in a genre that I had steadily grown increasingly bored with. That feeling was captured again with even more intensity when BioShock Infinite hit consoles. The story of Booker and Elizabeth captivated me right from the start with the ending throwing me for way more of a loop than I had prepared for. The world of Columbia was so perfectly realized and the formula of BioShock so nuanced that you couldn’t help but be drawn into it. A shame that this may be the end of the franchise.
Trevor Houston (Executive Editor) – Grand Theft Auto IV
There is no question that GTA IV set a new benchmark for open world games. It was the first time I truly felt like I had the freedom to do what I wanted in a game. Memorable characters, beautiful level design and an unforgettable narrative makes Grand Theft Auto IV not only one of my most loved last gen games but arguably one of my all time favorites.
Paul Sullivan (Content and Video Editor) – The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
What can I even say? A game that has hundreds of legitimate hours of solid gameplay and can STILL surprise people several years later? The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is a masterpiece.
Click on thru to page two for more of our team’s picks…