Top 10 of Last Generation #5
After a short break we’re into day six of our ten-day countdown of the best games from last generation and if you’re just joining us just now make sure you check out: ‘Number 10‘, ‘Number 9‘, ‘Number 8‘, ‘Number 7‘, and ‘Number 6‘ first!
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 5! See who you match up with in the great Top 10 of Last Gen Countdown!
Shawn Petraschuk (Executive Editor) – Mass Effect
When I was first introduced to Commander Shepard and the crew of the N7 I was in heaven. Not since Jade Empire had I been so into a franchise that Bioware had created. A vast universe full to the brim with lore that mixed RPG and shooter/action mechanics in the best possible way. It was the first game where I truly felt that my actions mattered and when I lost Wrex I was absolutely shattered. Games rarely impact in that manner and that moment in Mass Effect had me in a near fit.
Trevor Houston (Executive Editor) – Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
This is the game that truly put Call of Duty on the map and to this day remains my favorite last gen CoD game. Modern Warfare raised the bar for shooters at the time featuring an intense single player experience with giant set pieces to go along with a multiplayer component that made Modern Warfare an instant classic. Ever since Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare’s release the franchise as a whole has not strayed a great deal from that best-selling formula. After recently playing the remastered version lately, I again see why.
Paul Sullivan (Content and Video Editor) – Batman: Arkham Asylum
The best superhero game ever – Arkham Asylum was tightly wound and creepy as all hell while packing a ton of exploration and discovery into a smaller space.
Click on thru to page two for more of our team’s picks…