Erin: Am I a fan of Batman? Guilty. At the time Batman: Arkham Asylum was released, it became the most authentic and interesting Batman experience ever. Exploring the halls of Arkham Asylum as if you were the Bat himself, with new and improved gadgets made the game so much fun. And let’s be honest, who doesn’t also love the character of Joker?
Nicholas: Arguably the best action/adventure game of its time, Arkham Asylum helped bring superhero games back to light. Not only was it a huge hit with Batman fans, but it created new ones as well.
Steven Ritz (Contributor) Fallout: New Vegas
I don’t think I need to justify this one too much. It rode off the coat tails of Fallout 3, but story and writing were far superior. The different branches in the main story were all unique and had varying consequences, something I was really impressed with at the time. All that plus the Bethesda sandbox meant I sunk many hours into Fallout: New Vegas.
Alex Everatt (Contributor) – Gears of War 3
One of the most annoying comments I’ve seen surrounding the Gears of War franchise was how they were just these emotionless “dude bro” macho games with not much else. I usually find people who make these comments haven’t actually played the Gears of War franchise because nothing could be further from the truth. The level of depth within the Gears franchise, from the back story to each character’s motivation, is something that many games should aspire to be. Which brings me to the best game in the Gears franchise; Gears of War 3. By this point in the story, the tide of war is shifting – there is an end in sight. But the game wouldn’t end without some serious sacrifices. Definitely nothing emotionless about this game! Such a great combination between gameplay and storytelling.
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